Dampness caused by filtration is a type of lateral moisture which seeps in from external sides of buried or semi-buried walls, where moisture spots can be seen.
This type of dampness is located on underground floors (basements, garages) where the walls are built underground and therefore in direct contact with the earth.
The origin of dampness in this case is wet earth that is in contact with submerged walls, either because it has rained or because it is in an area where natural groundwater is present.
If walls that are in contact with wet earth are not waterproofed well enough, or have deteriorated over time, water begins to seep into the interior of the house. The wetter the soil, and the less waterproofed and more porous the walls, the greater the amount of dampness in the house – these factors are all directly related.
Spots of moisture on submerged walls can be found, accompanied by flaking paint or white saltpetre stains. This type of dampness also creates a very humid environment in the air, and spots of mould may appear on the corners of walls.
To solve dampness problems by filtration in Marbella and Malaga, we perform the following steps:
Step One: Remove the coating of walls which are in bad condition.
Step Two: Sanitise and treat wall surfaces.
Step Three: Apply three layers of mortar (3 to 5 mm) in order to ‘incubate’ walls.
Step Four: Smooth walls with mortar and technical plaster.
Step Five: Paint walls.
The most effective solution is the internal waterproofing of the walls effected, using technical mortars in order to prevent water filtration. In other words, we create a type of inner glass that covers the entire wall so that moisture can no longer enter.
A wall treatment for a 30 square metre area, for example, can be carried out in four days. However, if you would like Humilogic to add the final touches after the anti-humidity treatment is completed, an additional three days is required.
The price depends on the number of walls to be treated, and the extent of dampness apparent, as such, each case requires a personalised plan of action.
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