Posted on
January 20th, 2017

Rising Damp in your Property

What is rising damp?

Rising damp is the term used when the moisture from the ground travels up through the wall. When it rains, excess water may collect on the ground and if there is in inadequate damp proofing, can be absorbed through the walls. Homes that are built on uneven ground are prone to this problem as the damp proofing often lets water in.

What are the signs?

There are a lot of problems that can be caused if you don’t treat/prevent rising damp, including:

-Staining of decoration

-Damage to the plaster which can dry out and crumble

-Rot in the fixed timber or embedded in the wall near the base

-Damage to the external bricks which can cause flaking

How to stop rising damp?

When houses are constructed they have physical damp proof courses. These act as a barrier between the interior and exterior of the building. Over time, they can become less effective which means that you may have to consider another damp proof course.

How common is rising damp?

In the UK, rising damp is very common and in most cases, it goes unnoticed. One of the most important things when it comes to damp is to act quickly. The longer you leave the problem, the costlier it will be to fix. Not to mention it has serious implications for your health!

Getting expert advice and help to fight rising damp!

When dealing with damp it is very important to deal with it correctly if you want to prevent the problem from happening again. That’s why you always consult a professional, no matter how big or small you think the problem is.

The team at Dampkits have years of experience within the industry and if you need any advice, we would be more than happy to help. Contact us today by calling 0845 4006666 or emailing info@dampkits.co.uk.

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