How damp affects coastal buildings

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While damp is a problem which can affect properties across the UK, it tends to be more frequent and troublesome in buildings at coastal locations as opposed to those further inland. Soil salinity levels play a significant part in how likely it is that damp will affect a structure, as well as how serious the issue will be. A higher salt level means that more moisture is absorbed by the earth, making rising damp more likely. In terms of buildings by a coastline, the salt content of sea air and the humid conditions combine to make the problem worse.

Although the UK has some of the lowest salt salinity levels measured in the world, this doesn’t mean that it can’t pose a problem. For example, it is often the case that the levels increase over winter, when gritting takes place to clear the roads of ice and snow. When you add to this the fact that many of the buildings in Teesside were constructed without damp protective technology, it becomes even more important for property owners to make sure they have effective damp proofing measures in place.

We are proud to be the leading name for damp proofing in Middlesbrough. We’ve made it our business to know as much about the buildings and structures in the area as we do about the causes of damp, as well as the best ways to remedy the problem. We are committed to making our expert services available to all property owners throughout the region.

Buildings by coasts and rivers are more prone to damp, but this does not mean that you have to accept it as an inevitable consequence. With our skill, expertise and knowledge of the area, we are able to ensure that any existing cases of damp are arrested and prevented from spreading, as well as being able to implement measures to prevent it happening in the future.

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