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Water Seepage Through Walls: 6 Fast FixesBy admin
Friday, 26 October 2018
Water flowing down the walls of a property may sound like a scene straight out of a horror film, but for some homeowners in the UK water seepage through walls is a very real problem with very real consequences.
Whether it’s the porous nature of concrete walls, bad drainage, or heavy rainfall that’s causing the water seeping problem, it’s something that needs a fast and effective fix to stop damp and dangerous mould from taking over a home.
If you’re struggling to cope with excess water that’s coming from the walls, then here are six fixes that you need to try:
Fast Fix One: Inspect Your Property
With a problem like water seepage through walls, it’s essential to get your property properly inspected. You can perform the initial inspect yourself by trying to locate where the water is getting it and seeing if there are any serious signs of damage on the exterior of your property.
If the problem is very bad, then it’s important to get a professional in to look at the problem as soon as possible, giving you the best chance of solving the issue quickly and restoring your home.
Filling in cracks with caulk or mortar doesn’t take very long, and it will help to keep your walls in good condition – just the smallest crack provides ample space for water to get into your wall, freeze and make existing cracks much bigger
Fast Fix Two: Fill Any Cracks in the Wall
Cracks may not be the sole reason that water is seeping through your walls but having cracks in your masonry is certainly not going to help the problem and could be making it a lot worse.
Filling in cracks with caulk or mortar doesn’t take very long, and it will help to keep your walls in good condition – just the smallest crack provides ample space for water to get into your wall, freeze and make existing cracks much bigger.
Fast Fix Three: Improve Your Drainage System
One reason water may be seeping through your wall is because of poor drainage. If your gutters and downspouts aren’t directing water away from your property or there is a leak in your guttering, then it could be causing your walls to become saturated with water.
Improving your drainage and maintaining it properly will help to keep water away from your property and prevent water from infiltrating the interior of your home.
If you’re heating isn’t doing the trick and keeping your home warm, then it may be worth considering home insulation to help keep heat inside your property for longer, reduce condensation and regulate the temperature
Fast Fix Four: Make Sure Your Home is Warm
A warm property is much less susceptible to damp problems than a cold property, so keeping your home warm is a must. A warm home can also help to prevent condensation problems, which can often be mistaken for water seeping through the walls – particularly when the condensation forms on windows.
If you’re heating isn’t doing the trick and keeping your home warm, then it may be worth considering home insulation to help keep heat inside your property for longer, reduce condensation and regulate the temperature.
Fast Fix Five: Fix Your Window Seals
Leaky windows are a common cause of water seepage and one of the easiest to fix. If you’ve narrowed down the source of the water infiltration to around your windows, then to fix the problem you may just need to reseal your windows.
Making sure that there is a proper seal around your windows will also help to prevent draughts and increase the energy efficiency of your property.
Self-cleaning, resistent to moss growth and available in a range of colours, a wall coating could be the perfect solution to your problem.
Fast Fix Six: Apply a Protective Wall Coating
The best offence is a good defence and when it comes to stopping water seepage, that defence comes in the form of a protective wall coating. If water is seeping through your walls, you need to stop the brick or concrete being able to absorb the water and that’s exactly what a wall coating can achieve.
Protective wall coatings are applied almost like a normal masonry paint but they’re able to prevent more than 95% of water absorption in exterior walls. The hydrophobic properties of the paint mean that water beads up and rolls away rather than being absorbed by the wall.
This simple solution, when professionally installed, can help to seriously reduce moisture problems in your home by keeping rain water at bay and protecting any insulation in your cavity walls. Self-cleaning, resistent to moss growth and available in a range of colours, a wall coating could be the perfect solution to your problem.
Nobody wants a damp home and with help from the team at Home Logic, you can make sure that your home is drier, safer, and more comfortable. Contact us today on 0800 1700 636, or, alternatively, by simply clicking the button below, for more information about our top solutions for the age-old problem of damp!
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