Although a relatively slow process, rising damp can eventually damage wall plaster and could potentially affect the overall structure of your property if not adequately treated. This could lead to timber decay and other forms of damp, leading to a costly repair bill.
Rising damp is an unsightly form of damp that can affect not only your property, but in extreme cases can affect the health of the residents if left untreated.
More common in older properties where the original damp proof course may fail over time, rising damp can lead to the breakdown of the wall plaster resulting in damaged internal structures such as plasterboard, skirting boards and walls.
Is Rising Damp a Problem?
How to diagnose Rising Damp
Different forms of damp have different characteristics. It can be difficult to identify which type of damp may be affecting your property. If you suspect you have a rising damp issue, there are some visual clues you can use to help identify the issue prior to you contacting SE Damp Solutions to get further confirmation. These include:
- Bubbled and cracked Plaster
- Wall feels damp to touch
- Stains and watermarks on the wall
- Flaky/peeling wallpaper or paint
- Rotting floorboards
RISING DAMP TREATMENT
The best way to treat rising damp is to repair the existing Damp Proof Course or install a new one. The process involves drilling holes in the wall to inject a damp proof membrane into it, followed by replacement of any damaged plaster.
RISING DAMP PROBLEMS
All forms of damp come with their own range of issues. Rising damp can cause a variety of problems, including health issues, heat loss and damage to timbers. To learn more about these problems and how to combat them, click below.
WOOD ROT & TIMBER TREATMENTS
Wood Rot is a serious issue, it will cause the decay and degradation of any timber it comes into contact with. Wood Rot can result in structural integrity problems for properties if the wood is left untreated.
Improper plumbing and drainage, faulty gutter work, floods and condensation of warm air against a cold wall can result in rising damp problems in the home. Contact us to find a solution to your rising damp!
Understanding the difference between the types of damp can be challenging. Our trained specialists can help you diagnose your damp issues and suggest the best solution for your property.
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