A damp cellar means trouble!

Cyrill Spirig, Division Manager, Building Reconstruction

A damp cellar means trouble!

We'll help you dry it out.

No matter whether your cellar is used as an office, a hobby den or a children's playroom, or even if it's just a place to store things: it's important that the cellar is dry – and stays dry!

Damp cellars can be caused by various factors: condensing air humidity, water penetration or underground moisture rising through the foundations. To dry out a cellar, it's essential to know the reason for the dampness so that suitable steps to remedy it can be taken.

We analyse the cellar and identify the cause of the dampness. Our reconstruction concept (drawn up free of charge) shows you the steps that will result in a dry cellar.

If water regularly penetrates underground rooms when it rains, this means a component is leaking. In this case, the weak point in the structure must be located so that it can be sealed permanently. In some cases, just a small cavity, a crack in the wall or a leaking joint is the cause of all the trouble – and these problems can be eliminated by targeted injection.

In more than 80% of cases, underground moisture rising through the foundations is the cause of damp cellars. Capillarity can cause water to rise into the numerous small channels in the building fabric. The water carries salt that continuously destroys the fabric of the building over the years. To avoid damp walls due to capillarity, rising damp is prevented by changing the surface tension of the water so that the cellar dries out.

For this purpose, we deploy a tried-and-tested device that permanently prevents rising damp by emitting electromagnetic pulses.

Take advantage of our know-how! We'll be happy to guide you along the way to a dry cellar.