Reasons why your cavity wall insulation has failed
When cavity wall insulation has been installed properly, it can help you to reduce your heating bills and conserve energy. Cavity wall insulation removal is required when this isn’t the case.
It is commonly seen that homes suffer from failed cavity wall insulation, where it has been compromised. Before we discuss the various problems, that could be causing your cavity wall insulation to fail, it’s worth discussing the difference between solid walls and cavity walls and what cavity wall insulation involves.
What if you don’t know if you have cavity wall insulation or not? Generally, if your house was built after the 90’s, it will have insulation installed at point of build. If it is older, its likely your home was not built with insulation and it has been installed since. Houses built after the 1920’s, usually have cavity walls, while those built before the 1920s tend to have solid walls.
Therefore if you are suffering from damp walls and your home was built after 1920, failed cavity wall insulation could be the cause of your damp and cavity wall insulation removal will be needed.