A Cavity wall is a type of wall with a space between its two inner layers which can be of different materials.
A gap is made between for drainage of moisture so as not to penetrate the house. The air current passing through is said to help remove condensation away from the inner leaves.
This gap can be filled with a waterproof material preventing any heat being lost through the walls. This is called insulation, which makes the house warmer. On some occasions the insulation can be improperly installed and can cause many inherent problems afterwards.
If the insulation is not waterproof it can itself become absorbent and bridge the gap for moisture to penetrate the inner walls, causing damp, mildew, mould and dry rot.
Environments that are naturally wet and humid ie: Wet zones that have hard driving rain should not have cavity walls erected. If your home has both of the above and you have had CWI, then chances are your property will suffer both visibly and structurally later on.
Building work may have not been properly supervised either by the company or yourself and amongst the problems caused by incorrect cavity wall insulation are those that can affect the residents. Damage to health is the most important; respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis and allergies can be agitated. Bacteria are also attracted to the extra moisture as well, causing a repetitive cycle.
is to have the CWI properly and safely removed. You can claim compensation if the insulation is proved to be badly installed.
If you have suffered any of these symptoms and believe it to be a direct result of your cavity wall insulation then do not hesitate to contact us now!