Every year, several homeowners face wall dampness issues with the onset of the monsoon season. If not addressed on time, moisture seeping into internal walls can wreak substantial havoc, making a home feel cold and dank. It is, therefore, important to nip the problem in the bud, and take precautionary measures to safeguard your home from a recurrence of the problem. On that note, in this post, we list three easy steps to prevent wall dampness.
1. Seal any Cracks
The first step to prevent wall dampness is to check if there are any cracks in the wall. The cracks may have developed with time, and they usually start near the window and door frames. If you find any cracks, then you need to seek professional help. An expert will first seal the crack with putty, remove the loose plaster, and repaint the wall. You must, however, make sure that all this is done before the start of the monsoon.
2. Waterproof the Roof and External Walls
Your exterior walls and roofing are other areas through which moisture might seep into your home and cause wall dampness. One of the ways to prevent that from happening is to waterproof the roof and external walls by applying a waterproof coating. Note – While one always has the option to go the DIY route, it’s advisable that you hire an expert to do the job.
3. Install Interior Wall Cladding
Excess humidity and moisture in the air is another major reason for dampness in the internal walls. People who live in areas with high relative humidity often experience condensed water droplets on their internal walls. It is, therefore, advisable to install HPL interior cladding that prevents excess moisture in the air from damaging the walls. Note – HPL is one of the best Interior cladding materials in terms of resistance to moisture.
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