There are various reasons why a Caravan becomes damp. With age caravan sealing mastics become dry and powdery, causing water ingress. Bumps to rails and mouldings loosens screws, allowing water in through the screw. Manufacturing Problems, rails and mouldings not sealed correctly
We like to offer the best service we can to our customers, to enable them to keep their caravan in the best condition possible, we therefore offer a DAMP TEST in a effort to catch any water ingress as early as possible to save on expensive repairs later on.
We use Electronic Resistance Meters (Protimeter) including Non-invasive (when required), which allows us to monitor the onset of damp and catch it before serious damage occurs, this is why it is advisable to have your caravan regularly serviced.
Meter Readings between
Readings between 0 to 15% Normal, No cause for concern
Readings between (15-20%) Signals Possible Water Ingress, Requires further investigation and re-check 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 is 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.)
Our Damp Report Diagram shows the areas we test, which are the recognised spots on a caravan for damp problems. To self-test your caravan you should check the areas indicated in the diagram by hand, eye or using a ‘ home Tester’. If you have any doubt just phone us for a Test.
Self-Check for Damp
- Look for Signs of Staining on the Interior wallboards ( see Usual areas for testing Diagram )
- Run your Finger along the Interior wallboards for Signs of Softness.
- Check External rails and mouldings for dents.
- You can buy a damp Meter and check yourself, or bring it to us for a test