Advanced house inspection is the only way to spot hidden moisture within walls floors and filtrations on roofs
What exactly do we call hidden moisture? In order to answer that question we need to go back a little further, to the building stages of our house. Concrete, which is the most popular constructing material in the world, is by nature a very porous material – after casting the cement, the water used for the mixture has to evaporate, leaving small spaces empty during the process, such as a thin network of capillaries.
Water can rise from the subsoil up into the walls through that network of capillaries – that’s if the house does not have what is called a vapour barrier between its bricks. In a short time this generates the appearance of salt and calcium visible in the inferior part of the walls (those white signs that look like dust in the inferior part of some walls). It also creates a humid and unhealthy environment inside the house.
That is what we call hidden moisture, and it is a phenomenon that can seriously affect the strength of a load wall with the passage of time. Solving that problem after the construction phase is a very difficult and expensive process, and in some cases, almost impossible.
Solving hidden moisture problems with Elite Shower Repairs
However, there is always a solution for these kinds of problems. Here at Elite Shower Repairs we specialise in delivering highly effective services for your shower area in order to diminish moisture and all similar water problems that can weaken your house structure.
New buildings generally employ a bituminous coating between the masonry and the first row of bricks, in order to stop the capillary action of the concrete, but it does not always apply in case of the old constructions.
During our advanced home inspections we first use state of the art thermal infrared cameras to check for temperature differences indicating the presence of moisture inside the structure. Then we confirm our observations by a professional humidity meter that tells us how much moisture is inside the walls and floors.
We apply the same method to detect leaks in concrete roofs. It should be mentioned that in case of filtration problems that are not very serious the affected areas can only be detected during or after a period of heavy rains, but our second to none equipment is able of spotting hidden moisture at any time of the year. Once we spot the presence of hidden moisture, we develop an ideal plan of action in order to solve it and give you special recommendations to avoid it from happening again. All our services have a 25 year guarantee!
We detect cases of hidden moisture before they turn into an irreversible problem that can be very harmful for your house structure. Here at Elite Shower Repairs we ensure we provide you with the very best services in the area for sealing, waterproofing and re-tiling of your shower, making your bathroom the impeccable area you deserve.