Is damp proofing a good option?

Traditional damp proofing involves creating a physical or chemical barrier between the ground and the brickwork of your house, to prevent water from rising up. However, this process will need to be maintained and it is also not an eco-friendly solution.

The Schrijver System is both green and permanent. It removes rising damp and condensation naturally, uses no harmful chemicals and is guaranteed for life. What’s more, installation does not affect the interior of your property at all.

Do anti-mould paints help to prevent damp?

Anti-mould paints inhibit the formation of mould. However, they do not combat the cause of the problem – excess moisture in the air. Therefore, the problem will eventually recur or surface somewhere you haven’t painted.

Can dehumidifiers help to prevent damp?

Yes – dehumidifiers can help to prevent damp. However, the cost of running them, their size and the loud noise they make mean they are most suited to being a temporary solution. They also need emptying and maintaining regularly. It is far better to choose a permanent solution which requires no attention or servicing – such as the Schrijver System.

Does double-glazing help to prevent damp?

Although condensation may disappear when you install double-glazing, the problem has not entirely disappeared. The inner pane of the glazing is now likely to be warmer, so you may find the water deposits on nearby walls instead.

In fact, double glazing reduces the natural ventilation of the house – so may even make the problem worse. What makes the Schrijver System so effective is that it naturally ventilates the home.