Rising Damp Treatment
Rising Wall Dampness
Rising damp occurs when the groundwater is absorbed upwards via a porous wall by means of a process known as capillary action. Rising dampness depends on the rate at which moisture evaporates from the wall, pore composition of the masonry materials used in the structure, and groundwater level.
All the building materials have variable and complex pore structures. The smaller the pore size, the higher the water can rise. As a result, contaminants, including groundwater salts, are often brought along with the moisture, which deteriorates the structural materials, decorative fittings and fixtures.
Rising damp is a slow process and can be present in the building for several years before any signs appear. The speed of moisture raising the walls depends on various factors such as the nature of the ground, type of floor or wall construction, and the conditions inside and outside the property.
Rising dampness can cause damaging effects on the property. For example, it damages all the decorations such as blister or paints and deteriorates the plaster. Besides, it deteriorates the micro-structure of the property because of the ground salt that accompanies the moisture, damaging structural integrity. Also, rising dampness causes serious health issues such as cold and rheumatism for the building inhabitants.
Recognising Rising Damp
Signs of Rising Damp
Identifying rising damp is done by using a moisture meter that measures the moisture content in the wall. It has certain visual signs as well, such as:
- Brown or yellow stained patterns
- Flaking paint
- Bubbling plaster
- Blown plaster
- Peeling wallpaper
- Rusted plug sockets
- Damp and musty smell
- Damaging corner beads
- Elevated deposits of powdery salt
These all symptoms are generally found on the walls up to 1 meter from the ground level. When it comes to rising damp, there are high chances of getting it misdiagnosed, which results in a waste of time, money, and effort. A DPC (damp proof course) must be set up in the building to prevent future recurrences.
Our damp-proof specialists ensure the setting up of damp course proof in your property, making it damp free. Contact us today to get a free estimate!
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Permanently remove rising Damp
Rising damp is an age long problem that is often misdiagnosed. The presence of a tide mark at the peak of the rise caused by rising salts is a key, but we look beyond this sign. First, it is important that a review of the environment for standing water is done and possibly the construct of appropriate drainage. We after that, check for the presence and effectiveness of your damp-proof course.
The most popular and often practicable method of treating rising damp is through a damp proof injection. At Advanced Damp LTD , we have perfected rising damp treatment with a process shown to be the most reliable guard against rising damp. As the most cost effective rising damp treatment, our damp proof injection uses the high-quality best products from the industry.
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Rising Damp treatment
A Thorough Survey of the Damp
At Advanced Damp LTD, our damp experts realise that Rising Damp has continued to be a challenge often misdiagnosed by unqualified contractors. Therefore, our team of certified damp specialists will investigate and identify the source of the dampness. Through investigation and elimination, we will ensure that there is a proper diagnosis of the challenge considering it as the first step towards solving it.
Though Rising damp is often characterised by a ‘tide mark’ on the lower section of the affected wall caused by soluble salts, our damp treatment experts recognise that other damp conditions can present similar symptoms. For example, a ‘tidemark’ may run horizontally along the wall and an obvious damp area below it. Excessive moisture at the base of the wall, which gradually declines further up, points to rising dampness as the cause of the damp. Electrical moisture meters could also be used for a moisture profile of the affected internal walls. Our surveyors are not only well-trained but are also certified by relevant certification institutions to analyse and identify the reasons for your damp problems accurately.
Using their expertise and extensive experience, and Advanced Damp LTD surveyor will carry out a detailed survey of your building along with pinpointing the most suitable rising damp treatment.
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Rising Damp Treatment Services
As a first step, Advanced Damp LTD specialists are careful to make sure that your damp problem is diagnosed correctly. Because it is a complicated issue and the damp treatments can differ so much, it is crucial to distinguish between penetrating damp and rising damp. Treating rising dampness in your home or office requires expert knowledge and skills backed by experience in the field.
Rising damp transports salts from the groundwater into the building structure. Sometimes these are moisture attracting salts, which, when accumulated, can attract moisture from the air and compound the existing problem. In addition, these salts can further damage the masonry and plaster of your building as they tend to expand when they crystallise. We then prepare the area and take out any polluted salt plaster from the walls. Our team of rising damp experts will ensure that these residual salts are erased from your wall and already damaged plaster and masonry repair. It is meticulously done after removing and properly isolating any fixtures and fittings on the affected walls, both externally and internally. We assure you that this process will not affect your floor coverings or any installations whatsoever.
Our Rising Damp Experts
Our rising damp experts have been diagnosing and treating rising damp for over 30 years. We have a team of experienced professionals on board who will test your property free of charge and detail a long-term prevention plan for your home.
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Install the damp proof course
If we discover that your damp proof course has failed for whatever reason, our team of experts will recreate a damp proof course of your building by damp proof injection. As a means of solving your rising damp challenge, it involves injecting our highly effective cream, a concentrated thixotropic silane, siloxane cream into the mortar bed joints of your wall.
Having invested over 30 years in research, perfecting our rising damp treatment, it creates a leak-proof resin within your wall as it dries up. Our system is made from specialised chemicals that uniformly allow silane, its active element, to be properly absorbed and block the capillaries before drying.