Damp
Proofing

Left untreated, dampness can lead to more serious structural problems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our most frequent questions and answers for damp issues:

What causes rising damp?

Rising damp is caused by moisture from the ground rising by capillary action through porous masonry. This phenomenon also carries hygroscopic salts from the ground and these have the ability to absorb atmospheric moisture. Proper assessment and the correct specification for dealing with rising damp is essential as damp symptoms are commonly misdiagnosed.

What's the best solution?

The most effective and economic solution to the problem of rising damp is the installation of a silicone based chemical damp proof course by either low pressure injection or silane diffusion via holes drilled into the masonry structure.

Does my damp plaster need to be removed?

Where plasterwork is contaminated by hygroscopic salts it must be removed and re-instated with either a salt retardant base coat or lathed membrane prior to the finishing coat being applied in order to provide a complete dry solution.

If you have any doubts or you would like to arrange for a professional damp survey, please contact us to speak with one of our damp proofing specialists.

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