Rising Damp Solutions
Rising Damp is usually a big problem of damp in buildings. Water will usually rise through capillary action in the porous material of the wall. Water rises in the same way as wax goes up in a candle wick. Rising damp will usually not go any higher than 1.5m high apart from extreme cases.
Rising Damp is usually a big problem of damp in buildings. Water will usually rise through capillary action in the porous material of the wall. Water rises in the same way as wax goes up in a candle wick. Rising damp will usually not go any higher than 1.5m high apart from extreme cases. There are four usual causes why rising damp happens these are:
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"Rising Damp can cause damage over time"
The breakdown of the old damp proof course fails. In some older building a damp proof course may have never been installed. A damp proof course (DPC) may have been bridged i.e a new installed path may be higher than the original DPC. A cavity wall may be blocked. Once our surveyor has done a survey then we can select the appropriate method to prevent rising damp happening for a guarantee 30 years. We only use BBA Accredited damp proof creams. All of these products are proven and tested. Once a effective DPC has been completed it is usually necessary to eliminate the second problem of moister attracting mineral salts (hygroscopic salts) on the brickwork. We can install a cavity membrane system and re-plaster your wall to prevent this reoccurring problem.
Rising Damp has also been associated with respiratory illness. Rising Damp offers the right conditions for mould to grow inside a property.
Groundwater is contaminated with salts (sulfates, nitrates, etc.,). These salts become concentrated in the plaster and masonry in the areas from which moisture is evaporating.
We offer a basement waterproof tanking service throughout London and the Home Counties. Basement tanking needs to be carried out by specialist damp proofing companies to provide you with the best solution.
Condensation simply is when water forms in the air and then can’t escape. The water becomes airborne and goes to the nearest cold surfaces. Mould loves damp areas.
Penetrative Damp Solutions
Penetrating damp usually happens when there is a fault in part of the building. This could be a hole in the roof, a broken gutter or just a badly fitted window or door.