Rising Damp Treatment
Rising damp is moisture present in your walls caused by water in the ground underneath or adjacent to your walls rising up through the fabric of the wall, whether it be brick, block or stone. The water moves upwards via the wall as a result of capillary action by way of the tiny holes in the brick or stone.
The water stops rising at a height where gravity counteracts the upwards pressure of the capillary action. This ‘rising damp’ generally reaches a max height of 1.2m, however the outcomes of the damp, for example salt deposits, is sometimes found higher up due to the presence of non-breathing wall coverings which include vinyl wallpaper and non breathing plasters, renders and paints.
Rising Damp Survey
When it comes to completing a rising damp survey we take the responsibility very seriously.
Our surveyors will perform an in depth rising damp survey before proposing any treatments. With many years of experience and qualifications, our surveyors are the best in the business in regards to identifying damp related problems and developing a bespoke course of action for the house.
Rising Damp Treatment
The most typical forms of rising damp treatment generally focus on the injections of a siliconate type chemical either in the form of solution or cream. The reason for this is that it is in most cases the least complicated and most cost effective treatment to make use of within constructed buildings. Dependant on the thickness of the walls, this is ordinarily carried out by drilling holes in a ring around the stricken wall( s ) and injecting the recommended chemical or cream solution.
After a new rising damp treatment course has been added, any salt affected plasterwork should be replaced. If the plasterwork is not successfully taken out and restored with specialist salt retardant plaster, the salts which can be found in the plaster may very well continuously absorb moisture from the air despite the installation of a completely new retrofit damp proof course showing the look of dampness.
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