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Rising Damp Treatment

Rising damp can occur often in London, but it is frequently misunderstood, and it can cause significant damage to your home or property as well as pose a health risk. If an inexperienced or unskilled business conducts rising damp treatment improperly, it might cause additional problems and expenditure while also failing to provide a remedy. London Damp Specialist provides highly effective damp proofing remedies across the city and can assess the issue with a swift rising damp survey. We then offer a treatment plan to permanently correct the problem.

Rising Damp Treatment London

Rising damp can occur often in London, but it is frequently misunderstood, and it can cause significant damage to your home or property as well as pose a health risk. If an inexperienced or unskilled business conducts rising damp treatment improperly, it might cause additional problems and expenditure while also failing to provide a remedy. London Damp Specialist provides highly effective damp proofing remedies across the city and can assess the issue with a swift rising damp survey. We then offer a treatment plan to permanently correct the problem.

Why does Rising Damp Occur?

Rising damp is caused by water beneath the wall’s surface, typically from the soil, being drawn into the material. It is frequently caused by an ineffective damp proof course that has deteriorated over time or has been implemented incorrectly. Even structures such as damaged steps, can allow the damp to be carried into the permeable interior walls.

Rising damp can also occur as a result of wall construction ageing, as the bricks become more permeable, forming fractures in the material and generating channels that pull moisture into the wall, a process known as capillary action. If a wall was poorly constructed or built many years ago, rising damp can be a serious issue.

What are the Signs of Rising Damp?

Rising Damp can manifest itself in several ways:

  • Peeling wallpaper
  • Damp or damaged plaster
  • Damp or damaged skirting boards
  • A tide line on the walls – as high as 1m or more
  • Yellow/brown stains on the walls
  • Fluffy, raised, powdery residue on plaster

If you notice any of these, you may have rising damp in your property.

We cannot emphasise enough how important it can be to have rising damp halted the instant you find it. The sooner you call London Damp Specialists, the sooner we can restore your residence and preserve your family’s health and the rest of your home. We are available today on 020 8528 3864 to help and guide you with any rising damp concerns. We work with minimum disruption and maximum effect, leaving you with a damp-free property and peace of mind.

We even offer a 30-year watertight guarantee.

Rising Damp Solutions

Because bricks are highly permeable and moisture moves quickly through them, it is critical to have any suspected rising damp inspected by a damp surveyor and subsequently handled professionally, with a guarantee of knowing it will be stopped in its tracks and eliminated. Expert evaluation from london damp specialists will result in a comprehensive plan for its permanent elimination, which may include:

  • Removal of any damp plaster
  • Chemical injections to the damp proof course to repair it
  • Adding a salt neutraliser to walls to dissolve salts present from damp penetration
  • Installation of tanking, a liquid coating that bonds to damp brickwork and forms a waterproof barrier
  • Applying a waterproof sand and cement interior render
  • Making good with a smooth skim coat plaster

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