Damp proofing

A full damp proofing protection service for your property.

When rising damp is diagnosed it is important to treat the condition swiftly, correctly and by a rising damp specialist.

Rising damp can occur for various reasons - the failure of an existing damp proof course (dpc), bridging due to the raising of external ground or internal floor levels, or in older buildings, the complete absence of a damp proof course. Brick, stone and mortar are porous allowing damp from the ground to rise by capillary action, carrying with it ground salts including chlorides and nitrates.

These salts from the ground can absorb moisture from the atmosphere leading to wall dampness in conditions of high relative humidity. Also they can ruin decorations and break down internal plaster.

Rising Damp

Rising damp is normally associated with older properties where the absence of an efficient damp proof course allows moisture to rise by capillary action. This can result in the discolouration of decoration, wall paper to peel off, paint to blister and flake creating conditions conducive to rot and fungal growth. Soluble salts carried by moisture from the ground may penetrate the plaster thereby aggravating already damp situations due to their ability to attract moisture from the atmosphere. Recommended treatments may depend on the construction of the building. Professional advice should be obtained to ascertain the most suitable method of damp proofing, ie, chemical injection together with specifications for re-plastering and associated building works.

Water will often penetrate the outer envelope of a building and appear inside. Common defects include:

But there is very effective remedy...

[Dryzone - read more]

When the effects of damp and mould, dry rot or woodworm start to affect your property, make sure you treat it swiftly!

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