This is the general term for water that enters the fabric of a building by being absorbed from the surrounding ground into walls and floors - slowly causing damage to a property over a long period of time. This moisture often brings with it, groundwater salts and other contaminants that contaminate building materials and decorations.
Ground water (moisture) that is drawn upwards through porous building materials such as bricks, mortar or sandstone. The speed at which the moisture rises up the walls will depend on several factors - the type of wall or floor construction, the nature of the ground and the environment inside and outside of the building. In most cases rising damp is a slow process and may be present in a building for several years before any signs of a problem appear.
We provide an extensive damp proofing inspection by a qualified surveyor who will assess and correctly diagnose the extent and type of dampness affecting your property. From this, we provide recommendations on specific damp proof treatments for the most effective ways to treat the damp problem in your particular property. Contact us on 0808 271 6905 for details on effective treatments for rising damp or book a survey appointment online.
Our rising damp treatments are covered by a 30-year guarantee which can be passed on to future owners of the property.
Contact us now on 0800 0121 437 for details on effective treatments for rising damp problems.
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Modern buildings in the UK include a damp proof course that acts as a barrier to water penetration. However, if some damage has occurred to the fabric of the building such as broken roof tiles, blocked air vents, leaking pipes or blocked drains, damp may then become a problem. Performing checks and carrying out regular maintenance to your property can prevent such issues.
We recommend these regular checks:
- Ensure external roofs, gutters, down pipes and drains are clear from debris.
- Repair broken or cracked roof tiles, leaking pipes, defective sealant around doors and window frames.
- Maintain external ground levels at least 150mm below the damp proof course.
- Keep all air vents free from obstruction.
- Check for signs of dampness on internal surfaces of the ground floor walls and skirting boards.
- Check walls behind furniture, curtains or sofas for any stain on wall coverings.