Dampening of walls can be caused by moisture, condensation, poor ventilation, and other factors. If not addressed in a timely manner, mold can develop, which can have a detrimental impact on the health of those living in the house. Here’s how to prevent this:
First, prepare the wall surface:
Ensure that the wall is free from dust, dirt, and oils. If there is mold or mildew on the wall, remove them using specialized products and treat the surface with an antiseptic. Our DryZone company experts will consider all the nuances and prepare the surface for renovation. Patch up cracks and chips in the wall using putty or drywall.
You should also consider waterproofing if necessary. For instance, if the wall is in a humid environment, consider applying a waterproofing layer. This can be a membrane or waterproofing paint that will prevent moisture from seeing into the wall. Our DryZone specialists will assist you in selecting and installing the appropriate waterproofing material.
Use high-quality putty, drywall, or other finishing materials with good water-repellent properties.
Apply several layers of putty or drywall to the wall. If needed, incorporate water-repellent additives into the putty. Consider using moisture-resistant wallpaper or ceramic tiles on the wall’s surface.
Ensure that the room has good ventilation. Poor air circulation can contribute to moisture condensation on the walls.
If you decide to paint the wall, use water-resistant paint. If the wall is covered with wallpaper, opt for moisture-resistant options.
After completing comprehensive wall renovation, monitor the condition of the walls and regularly remove dirt, dust, and oil. DryZone company provides services for removal moisture and ensures the long-term preservation of your finish’s quality.
If you are unsure of your skills, it’s better to hire a professional for comprehensive wall renovation. Our experts have the experience and knowledge to properly prepare and treat the walls to prevent dampness. Whether you are based in Limerick, Shannon or Ennis, we have the solution for you. Proper wall treatment and moisture management will help prevent dampness and extend the lifespan of the finish in your space.