Damp Problems - Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)

The health risks associated with damp environments and mould have proved to be more serious than we previously thought.  Toxic mould spores can cause allergic problems, and damp environments may cause problems with the mucous membranes: smarting eyes, nasal congestion, sore throat, etc. The latest findings indicate that problems with damp in residential properties may also cause serious complaints such as headaches, drowsiness, concentration difficulties, memory loss, and a poor general state of health.

A raw and damp basement also generates higher energy costs – damp air takes more heating than dry air.

Rising ground moisture plagues most brickwork and ground structures. It is the result of different moisture levels in the ground and in the building striving to reach equilibrium. This phenomenon appears in several different forms in nature: Temperature – heat spreads from hot to cold. Electricity – positive charge flows to negative charge. Water – moisture invades dry surfaces.

Moisture rises from the ground through the pores in the foundation's structure via capillary power, bringing damaging salts with it. The moisture content in the structure varies constantly, and this alternating wetting and drying causes the salts expand and contract. A process that breaks down brickwork, plaster, and paint. Large amounts of moisture evaporating on the walls manifests as a surface of salt residues. Other signs include bad odour, peeling paint, and, in the worst case, patches of mould.

Many properties have insufficient drainage and damp course. Overcoming rising ground moisture is associated with extensive and expensive interventions in both the grounds plots and the house. The Dry Power method offers an alternative solution to the problem. Why work against nature's laws when you can use them to your own advantage?

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