We treat rising damp and rectify inadequate subfloor ventilation operating across Melbourne, Victoria. Many houses suffer from poor or inadequate subfloor ventilation Pro Team Group conduct a detailed inspection of the property, house and subfloor area to access the extent and cause of your subfloor ventilation and/or dampness problem. The main reasons for inadequate subfloor ventilation include: • Design and construction issues can restrict cross flow ventilation which can create poor or inadequate subfloor ventilation. This is very common where buildings are attached or semi attached to other buildings and structures; • Subfloor ventilation problem due to mechanical ductwork. • Left over building debris and other items in the subfloor area can restrict cross flow ventilation and create subfloor ventilation problems which can create excessive moisture and mould in the subfloor area and in the house. • Subfloor framing constructed too close to the ground doesn't allow enough space for cross flow ventilation creating poor subfloor ventilation. • Garden beds and paving build up over subfloor vents is also common which restricts subfloor ventilation.
Rectifying subfloor ventilation problems The environment and the extent of the subfloor ventilation problem will be assessed after a detailed subfloor inspection. We will then recommend the best solution to your subfloor ventilation problem. Solutions for poor or inadequate subfloor ventilation include installation of extra subfloor vents or changing the existing subfloor vents in your home to a different kind of vent which allows a larger volume of air flow to enter and extract from your subfloor area. For more serious subfloor ventilation problem we install a system consisting of a in-line exhaust fan capable of heavy usage which is set on a timer to operate during the day or at a time to suit the occupiers of the home. Ductwork is used to extract and introduce fresh air to the subfloor area. The whole subfloor ventilation system would typically be installed under the floor but it can be placed in other areas with ducting to the area requiring ventilation.
,Pro Team Group have inspected many subfloors, assessing dampness and subfloor ventilation we have encounter many serious conditions caused by dampness and inadequate subfloor ventilations ranging from mould growing under the house, in walls and within the house, fungal decay to structural timber subfloor framing, termite infestations and timber pest damage. We understand construction and are well qualified to access subfloor ventilation, dampness issues, subfloor structural damage from timber pest and termites. We provide honest advice and solutions and are well qualified to rectify your inadequate subfloor ventilation problems and any other condition caused from dampness and inadequate subfloor ventilation.
Inspection, Assessment and diagnosis of dampness and moisture problem in homes and buildings Damp proofing in buildings requires expert diagnosis. Before starting to inject a new chemical damp proof courses or any other damp proofing treatment it is important to correctly diagnose the actual source of the dampness. To establish the cause of the dampness. Is it rising damp? Is it condensation? Is it inadequate site drainage? Is it defective roof plumbing? Is it penetrating damp? If diagnosed incorrectly the incorrect damp proofing treatment will be specified and undertaken and the dampness will not be rectified. It is important a detailed inspection and assessment is conducted of the damp house. Pro Team Group are well qualified to inspect, assess and apply damp proofing treatments and waterproofing as accredited building consultants and licensed residential and commercial builders. Pro Team Group provides solutions for all your rising damp, moisture and dampness problems. We inspect, diagnose and treat rising damp.
Subfloor ventilation and rising damp Poor inadequate subfloor ventilation does not allow damp soil to evaporation or to be remove from the subfloor area via cross flow ventilation which can create greater moisture stress on brickwalls, brick piers and subfloor timber framing. Controlling water evaporation in the subfloor area will help the control of rising damp. Cross flow subfloor ventilation will introduce external air into the subfloor area and push out damp, moist and stale air from the subfloor area.
Complete rising damp dampproofing and waterproofing service Pro Team Group can provide a complete rising damp, dampproofing and waterproofing service. Our services include:
Rising damp treatments - injection of new chemical damp proof course.
Penetrating/ lateral damp treatments- application of penetrating sealers to stop dampness and water penetrating into brick walls.
Subfloor ventilation- To create air flow under the subfloor of houses and buildings to remove damp moist and stale air under the subfloor of a house and reduce the air humidity under the subfloor area which reduces the dampness and moisture to brickwalls reducing rising damp. Our services provide the installation of high flow static subfloor vents and subfloor ventilation fans.
Solutions for mould growing- Through building remedial works and maintenance removing the source of the dampness and moisture within a house or building.
Repointing and brickworks repairs- Pro Team Group provide brickwork and brick mortar repairs and replacement.
Structural subfloor building repairs - Replacement of damp subfloor timbers damaged from fungal decay/ wood rot, timber pest from rising damp and damp subfloor areas.
With our assessment of rising damp we also assess the subfloor area for dampness and adequate subfloor ventilation for more information on subfloor ventilation please click on the link below.
Subfloor Ventilation and Rising Damp Building maintenance to stop damp subfloor, mould growth and damp brickwalls. Defective roofing gutters and down pipes Defective roofing gutters and down pipes can direct water under a house or building creates a excessive moisture and a wet damp environment in the subfloor area. A damp subfloor area can create mould growing under the house and mould to growth with the house due to increase air humidity. A damp subfloor area can increase rising damp. Defective roofing gutters and down pipes can direct water onto brick walls creating splashing damp and penetrating damp to brickwalls. As part of a remedial works for a subfloor damp problem and/or rising damp problem roof, gutters and down pipes need to be inspected and accessed for adequacy, leaks and defects. Leaking pipes and defective waterproofing in wet areas Leaking showers, leaking plumbing pipes and defective waterproofing in wet areas can create damp concrete slabs, damp walls and damp brick walls. Leaking pipes and defective showers can create mould growth and create damp subfloor areas increase pressure on rising damp in brickwork and fungi decay and wood rot in subfloor timbers. Cracks in brickwalls, defective wall cladding and roofing Cracks in brickwork and defective wall cladding and roofing can allow water to penetrate through walls and roofs which can create damp brick walls and internal plaster walls and create a source of dampness and opportunity for mould to grow within a house.
For more information email Pro Team Group Pro Team Group provide rising damp inspections and quotes for rising damp treatments and installation of chemical damp proof courses to stop rising damp in Melbourne, Victoria. Call to arrange a quote for a rising damp inspection and assessment and quotation for rising damp treatment and rectification of rising damp problems.