Damp penetration and damage

Oakfield Consulting Services are specialists in the treatment of all damp problems in buildings and offer effective treatment for damp in all kinds of commercial and domestic buildings. There are many causes of damp, from condensation, rising and penetrating damp, all of which need to be correctly identified to ensure that they are treated effectively.  Oakfield Consulting Services building based background ensures that the correct system is installed for each property.  




Condensation occurs where warm, moist air comes into contact with cooler air or a surface which has a lower temperature. Air contains water vapour in varying quantities, it's capacity to do so is related to its temperature - warm air holds more moisture than cold air. When moist air comes into contact with either colder air or a colder surface, the air is unable to retain the same amount of moisture and the water is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface.


Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp is a problem that usually affects older buildings with solid walls rather than new build constructions. It is mostly caused by defects in the building like leaking gutters or cracks and other defects in external walls such as faulty render allowing water to enter into the property normally by capillary action.


Rising Damp

Rising damp is unsightly, unhealthy and can lead to serious timber decay which if left untreated could leave a property unsafe. Rising damp effects anything constructed off the ground and as the dampness rises from the ground it also brings up hygroscopic salts (Nitrates & Chlorides) which can break down plaster and ruin the internal decoration of the property

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