Tips to remove dampness of walls in your house
Dampness and moisture in the wall is a common problem in residential buildings, especially in the rainy season. This moisture content in the walls and roofs often leads to the growth of molds and bacteria which lead to an unhealthy environment for the residents. Damp walls also lead to deteriorating looks of the building, causes bad smell and permanent damage to the plaster, paint, and finishes. Dampening of walls do not just effect walls but it can also damage roof, floors, windows, doors and even plumbing of any building. Both inside and outside walls of the building which is in contact with the ground can get affected by dampness, so if there is a space between the ceiling and the roof, then you definitely need to have attic ventilation.
Here are some recommended Methods for eradicating dampness
- Install a DPC (Damp Proof Course):
A Damp Proof Course is a continuous layer of proofing material which is placed instead of a brick line close to floor level along with a water-resistant plastic sheet and replacing the old mortar with waterproof mortar.
- Do proper leak proofing:
The first step of doing leak proofing in your house is to fit the joints of plumbing tightly and properly. Other than that you also need to have a proper drainage system for rainwater, make sure it does not get accumulated and penetrate through the joints of the structure.
- Have proper ventilation:
The steam from the bathroom shower and kitchen can cause the dampening in your walls. This steam needs to be vented out properly to save your inner walls from moisture damage which can cause bacterial growth and moulds. Hence, to avoid such situations you should have a proper ventilation system installed in your bathroom and kitchen areas.
- Fix the affected area with plaster:
Use the mixture of waterproofing plaster or cement to plaster the dampened areas. Pipelines are placed in such a way that leakage problems can be avoided. Usage of the waterproof membrane is preferred in the plumbing as it will act as a barrier on the top of the surface of the existing floor.
- Use good quality cement
Good quality cement mortar in the proper ratio of about (1:3) should be used to produce definite pattern and perfect bond in the building. Adding certain compounds to the concrete or mortar such as chalk, talc, fallers earth, sulphates and calcium chlorides during the process of mixing produces barriers to moisture penetration to your construction.
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