Penetrating damp is when rainwater is penetrating through brickwork, this can happen if the mortar in the brickwork has become brittle and loose or the bricks themselves have become very porous over time, defective guttering etc. This requires a different remedial treatment. A water repellent coating can be applied, this will allow the bricks to still breathe and repel water. The cause of the issue will also need to be fixed, i.e. re pointed, guttering fixed etc. Plasterhawks are penetrating damp specialist and can give you a full damp inspection to identify the issue.
Penetrating damp may be one of the causes of damp in your property.
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