Damp Checks & Repairs

Damp Repairs

Damp is caused by water ingress. We check with a meter to locate
Sample Image any damp, usually around windows, doors, roof lights and corners of motorhomes and caravans. When located we then have to decide what to do to rectify the problem.

Windows

Windows need to be removed (plus the rubber if fitted). We then cut out all the bad wall boards – from under the roof lockers to the top of the bed frame – or maybe to the floor. The bad timber is cut out and replaced, though damp timber can be dried out. Sample ImageNew wall boards are cut to shape and bonded into place. Reseal and refit the window (and rubber).

Skylight

Skylights are dealt with as windows but there is more work involved and the possibility of cupboards removed and refitted is a likelihood.

Habitation & Locker Doors

All the frames and doors are removed and treated the same asSample Image windows and skylights.

Corners

If the damp meter shows a reading of more than 28% then we remove the outer rails, clean and reseal. If the reading is less than 28% then it is possible to dry it out with a heater or warm dry weather but it does take time and cannot be rushed!

 

These types of jobs can be time consuming but necessary to give the van a longer life and its habitants a healthier lifestyle.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

BECAUSE OF THE EXCEPTIONAL COLD SPELL THIS WINTER PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOU VAN FOR ANY SIGN OF WATER OR DAMP PROBLEMS.

THE EARLIER THESE ARE DETECTED THE BETTER!