Damp proofing refers to the employment of the various methods and the treatment techniques to prevent damp from being absorbed through walls and floors to the interior of a property. This is a protective practice, which ensures that the moisture does not go in through the walls of a building to the interior portions.

The most important part of the damp proofing process is diagnosing the problem. In many occasions, damp meter is used to evaluate the level of damp proofing required. This equipment are very sensitive to the gyroscopic salts but sometimes the older buildings which still have the original traces of lime mortar may raise the reading of the damp meter. Therefore, it is very much essential that a damp specialist who is an approved contractor from the chemical company should do the evaluation, testing and inspection of a particular place.

damp proofing bath
Damp Proofing Bath

# Common Causes
One of the most common causes of damp is poor ventilation. Buildings should have apt amount of space and be less congested as this facilitates constant air circulation. Anything that obstructs the flow of air through the household prevents the moisture from escaping out or evaporating, thereby leading to damp.

Water running down from damps, poorly ventilated bathrooms, exterior coating on the walls in addition to the impermeable layers like plaster paint etch are also the prime cause of damping. These blocked places can cause lesser air circulation leading to damp and development of dry rot at these places.

Small leaks in the bathroom can grow over time and lead to severe damp problems. Any small leak must also be dealt with at the earliest. Badly damaged pipe work, appliances in the washroom can be hazardous to the people living in the house.

damp proofing bath
Damp Proofing Bath

# Damp Proofing Bath
Bad tiling, porous grout, and perished rubber work for the pipeline can be source of severe and very bad damp problems. Being vigil about the leakages and waste pipes is the most effective solution to avoid the damp problems. It is always wise to check the seals around the bath and ensure that there is no leakage. A water leak and loose seal often causes fungus like growth thus creating dark and yellow stains on the bath. Multiple coats of these stains are very difficult to be removed. The edge where the bath and the back-splash are joined is the one, which should be protected by a flexible silicone sealant.

When damp proofing bath by the specialist, you can advise them to check for those places especially and renew them as well so that the problems can be avoided.  They can not only apply the sealant but also implement other preventative measures.

The specialists use flexible materials like hot bitumen, butty rubber, semi-rigid materials and plastic sheets for damp proofing bath purpose. Most of the specialists are using non-chemical damp proofing techniques so that no hazard is caused to the users. They also use surface treatment techniques like using lime cement plaster to prevent dampness occurring due to leakage. Damp proofing bath is a necessary action that has to be conducted regularly so that the complications can be avoided later.

If you want to make your house damp free then try the unique technique of damp proofing bath at least once for your house.