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Do you have any questions about how to apply the most adequate anti-damp treatments in your home? MURPROTEC places at your disposal the technical knowledge and extensive professional experience of the architect Mr. Ricardo Cañada (Member's Number 12.050 of COAM), who will answer all your questions about construction and damp problems.

If you wish to ask the architect a technical question about dampness please send an email to arquitecto@murprotec.es.

We have noticed glasses dripping out and we think is caused by Climalit. It may be possible that our home has damp problems?
When glasses dripping out it is not due to glass type, but the excess of water vapour in the home environment. This vapour reaches dew point when water saturation in air and the temperature of a surface make water vapour condenses, until liquefies and transforms into water drops on the windows. These drops are the dripping water phenomena you talk about. That is to say, they are exclusively symptomatic of a water excess in the home environments, it is, a condensation pathology.
My family has recommended a trustworthy mason to install Pladur panels to avoid dampness. Why I should not installed them?
Humidity makes visible by condensation due to excess of water vapour present in home's environment. For this reason, walls in the home are wet. This phenomena is produced, mainly, over cold and north facing walls. As they are wet, aspergillus fungi is deposited in wet areas forming the typical mould spot caused by condensation.The solution to this problem will never be installing pladur panels and close to outside (by avoiding direct cold on the wall, it does not allow to reach the temperature needed for water to liquefy and, therefore, mould would not deposit on the wall, it is to say, spot may be resolved). The problem of the healthy conditions at home, and that may affect the building structure, is not the spot but the excess of water vapour in home environment.This situation is not solved with Pladur, of course, quite the opposite, it increases the lack of transpiration and, even you prevent spots to appear, the problem amplifies. MURPROTEC specialists will visit your home to determine the gravity of your problem of condensation, and will advise you without obligation about the most adequate way to get rid of dampness and enjoy healthy air in your home, once and for all.
My husband says damp problem in the basement of our house is irreparable; in garage wall damp patches appeared as well as paint chips, we paint every year but moisture reappears and now bricks are decomposed. Is there a solution for this problem?
There is always a solution for damp problems. In your case, the brick wall is probably rustic and a loading bearing wall or land retaining one. Water present in soil leaks to the garage through the wall.This water and its dissolved salts, oxidizes in contact with air, the wall damages making it loses what we, architects, called its "bearing capacity". It may become a very serious structural problem to the chalet. The treatment should be done immediately if brick's decomposition already happens as well as the components aside.The treatment to be done will depend on the location and extent of damp. MURPROTEC will schedule a visit of a specialist to your home to make a complete and fee diagnosis that help you to find the best existent solution to your problem.
Thanks in advance for your answer, I wonder if there is a solution for patches that appeared in the walls from the ground level that leads to the street, my brother says it is caused by capillarity because it is a ground floor without garage, is it correct? If so, how is it treated?
Indeed, your brother may be correct, given that problems you describe are most likely to be dampness by capillarity. What this pathology is? Well, it is very simple, it is the effect of water absorption through pores of certain materials. It is like when you dip a sugar cube in coffee. When you immerse the base of the sugar cube in the coffee, you can see the coffee rising in the sugar.The same happens in your wall. To avoid this problem, in modern buildings, a sheet of plastic is placed horizontally inside the wall in order to cut off capillary rising of water. There are definitive and guaranteed treatments when these type of problems appear in buildings that suffer from lack of these permeation barriers.MURPROTEC specialists will develop a detailed analysis of your damp problem in order to provide you the most adequate treatment to solve it.