Acceptable Damp Level

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  1. Cavendish

    Cavendish

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    What level of damp is considered to be acceptable?

    Matt took the van to be serviced today at Discover and it was mostly 10-12% apart from one reading on a small section of floor by the door which was 18%. Discover have said 18% is nothing to worry about. Unfortunatley I have no faith in this wretched company whatsoever. Have we been twirled again or is it ok?
     
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    Hi Claire, Got this of a website I used a while ago. sure nothinghas changed in 4 years

    Readings between (0-15%) no cause for concern
    Readings between (15-20°10) dealer to make a note of these readings and re-check at next service.
    Readings between (20-24%) possible early signs of ingress, look for tangible evidence or ask for a re-check.
    Readings between (25-30%) moisture evident, remedial work required; may not need stripdown unless surface damage (staining, pimpling, and softness) is apparent. (There is a risk of wallboard deterioration due to retained moisture in the structure if resealed only.)
    Reading (31 % and above) structural damage is occurring, deterioration inevitable. a full stripdown of the affected area is required.



    Hope this helps:thumb:
     
  3. Cavendish

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    hokie cokie, we'll keep an eye on it. :thumb:
     
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