Easy Damp Ventilation Solution For Your Home

 
  • Prevents further spreading of rising damp
  • Easy installation – no need to strip and repaint your wall
  • Simple to install with little disturbance to building structure
  • Perfect for new and old buildings regardless of wall condition
  • Can be used on both single & double thickness walls
  • Use both interior and exterior of your home
  • Can be pre-installed in new homes
  • An essential component for waterproofing companies
 

When your damp proof course (DPC) is either missing or compromised, you can be sure that damp will slowly cause damage to your walls. Rising damp is an expensive problem to fix.

 

Why Damp-Vent?

Do you have rising damp in your walls? Experts will probably advise you to strip your plaster and replace the DPC in your wall. Stripping the plaster not an option? There is an easier way. Less hassle, and only a fraction of the price. Damp-Vent plugs are a viable way to slow down wall damage and prevent the problem from getting out of hand. It not only provides a practical solution to a growing problem, but also negates the need for re-plastering and repainting your entire wall.
 

How does it work?

Damp-Vent plugs offer an effective rising damp ventilation system. This does three things for your problematic wall:
Before
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After
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Single wall installation
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DIY Installation (For double wall)

With a 40mm drillbit, drill into the first layer of bricks until you reach the inner cavity, and insert Damp-Vent plug. Install on external walls. Internal installation optional.
 

When building a new wall

pvc pipeTIP: When building a new wall, use a 40mm pvc pipe as a template for the Damp-Vent holes to avoid having to drill afterwards!

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You can buy the Damp-Vent product from any of the Van Acht Windows & Doors branches or buy it on-line now

 

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What is rising damp?

 
In short, rising damp on interior walls is a build up of internal moisture. This moisture shows through the plaster and paintwork. When the problem gets more severe, it shows up as wet patches on your wall. The building industry is booming worldwide. But many contractors take short cuts and don’t ensure proper foundations. There are also lots of old houses, so the rising damp home owners see is subtle, but fairly common.
 

Why has rising damp occurred in my house?

 
Is your wall or foundation compromised for some or other reason? It may be because your home was built a long time ago. It may also have been built in a less-than-adequate manner by an amateur contractor. Whatever the reason, rising damp happens all the time. Some of the worst cases of rising damp has ever seen occur because of water that travels up from the ground and into your wall. When this happens, no amount of paint can hide the problem for long.
 

Why do I need to treat rising damp?

 
Moisture in your wall is likely to have a snowball effect of damage. It spreads slowly throughout your entire wall and will eventually affect other areas of your home. You can try and paint over it, but eventually it will show through. There are really only two ways to treat this issue: You could strip your entire wall and replace the DPC, or you could use Damp-Vent supplied plugs and air the moisture out of your walls. Which one sounds easier—and cheaper—to you?
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