Rising damp is a popular type of damp that affects the ground floor walls of buildings. This occurs when moisture from the ground travels upwards through tiny pores of the bricks by capillary action and results in visible “tide-blotches” around 1m above skirting boards.
Groundwater, contaminated with salt also travels up through the bricks and results in the formation of white marks, another common sign of rising damp. The capillary action stops when gravity and evaporation hinders its upward pull.
If ignored for too long, rising damp can create an irksome environment in the home or office. The porous materials of walls like plaster, timber and wallpaper rot or deteriorate. It can even result in wet rot or dry rot.
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As discussed above, rising damp is the upward movement of groundwater through walls. This soaking tendency of porous materials in walls is the main cause you are more likely to see rising damp problems after heavy rainfall. And this is also the reason it affects only the ground floor.
To prevent rising damp problems from the very start, we recommend installing a rising damp barrier (or damp proof course) in the spaces between the low-level bricks while constructing a building. However, even after taking initial measures to prevent rising damp in your property, you notice signs of rising damp after some period. It happens because, after a while, these original damp proof courses begin to break down.
“Bridging of damp-proof course” is another cause of rising damp. It occurs when ground level outside a solid wall rises above the installed damp-proof course. Another cause of bridging damp-proof course is the stretching of external wall renders and internal plastering over the damp-proof course line and making contact with the ground.
Pinpointing signs of rising damp at an early stage may help you prevent further severe consequences of rising damp.
If you notice any or all of the rising damp symptoms in your property, feel free to request a rising damp survey or you can call our expert team on 0148 436 7130 to find the best solution to rectify this issue.
Setting up a remedial damp-proof course (DPC) through a damp-proof injection method is one of the most common ways to treat rising damp. In this method, holes are created via drilling around the affected areas and then remedial damp-proof course is injected into those holes. When DPC is absorbed by the bricks and dries, it creates a water-resistant barrier. Damp proof course treatment is a highly efficient and economical way to treat rising damp.
The cost of rising damp treatment depends on the severity of the problem. Before surveying the property to diagnose the severity of rising damp, it is difficult for any reputable firm to provide an estimated price.
Therefore, if you think your property is affected by rising damp, then feel free to contact our rising damp specialist to survey your property and help you find out whether your original DPC failed or you need to install a new DPC. This can save you from unnecessary expenses on costly damp treatments.
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Contact the best rising damp company in Yorkshire, Damp2Dry Solutions to help you protect your property from rising damp. For any help and advice regarding damp problems (penetrating damp and rising damp) and our services, feel free to get in touch with our professional damp wall treatment specialists by calling on 0148 436 7130 or request a survey.