RISING DAMP TREATMENT
Rising damp spreads fast and often without warning, causing severe problems to your property. It has also been linked to various health problems. Fortunately, there are a series of solutions that help fight and prevent rising damp.
WHAT IS RISING DAMP?
Rising damp occurs when the buildings damp proof course (a waterproof layer built into the brickwork just above ground level) fails, or when the ground level rises above the damp proof course for instance if the soil is piled against an exterior wall. Rising Damp occurs when water absorbed from the ground rises up through the bricks and mortar of the walls of a building by capillary action. The walls soak up the surrounding groundwater like a sponge.
WHAT DOES RISING DAMP LOOK LIKE?
Rising damp can be identified by a tide mark on the bottom of the walls just above the skirting boards, deposits of mineral salts on the walls, bubbling and/or flaking paint and render, and damp, curling wallpaper.
STOP & FIX RISING DAMP
Rising Damp Treatment
The problem could be as simple as a breach in the damp proof course caused by a blocked cavity wall, or as serious as having to install a new damp proof course. This is not as drastic as it sounds, because we can usually inject a chemical damp proof course through drilled holes.
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Structural Repairs have a specialist Damp Proof Services team fully trained and qualified to identify the type of damp problem that is affecting your building and apply a damp-proofing solution.
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Rising Damp FAQs
We’re here to help! Here you’ll find the answers to the questions we get asked the most about rising damp. If you would like to know more, get in touch for a free consultation.
- What are the signs of rising damp?
Some signs of rising damp include tide mark on the bottom of the walls just above the skirting boards, deposits of mineral salts on the walls, bubbling and/or flaking paint and render, and damp, curling wallpaper.
- How much does rising damp treatment cost?
It depends on the size of your house and the extent of the damage. You need to consider labour cost, the cost of damp proofing used, as well as any repair work such as damp proof paint application. An average damp proof course costs £280 up to £2,000. Waterproof membrane systems are approximately £35 per square metre. Injecting a damp proof course depends on the type of wall and the thickness, but they can cost around £15- £25 a linear metre.