Rising Damp is simply, water from the ground that enters a structure by capillary action. Water that enters or affects a building through any other route can move about in various ways but is not rising damp. Only rising damp can be cured by the installation of a chemical damp proof course.
Rising damp has been a relatively commonly encountered problem in some types of building however it is often misdiagnosed. It is important that the investigations into dampness and the correct remedial solutions are undertaken by a specialist company such as Brighton Damp Proofing who can recognise, understand and correct the problem.
Decayed skirting boards, crumbling or salt stained plaster, discolouration and staining, decayed timber floors and peeling paint and wallpaper are all common when walls are affected by rising damp. These defects are not always evident but when they are evident a specialist inspection is always recommended.
Most types of masonry used in the walls of buildings will allow some water movement by capillary action; however, this is usually controlled by a physical barrier or damp proof course. If this physical barrier is absent, has broken down or is damaged then it is often possible to install a remedial damp proof course (DPC) to control water rising from the ground.
Water rising from the ground often introduces contaminating salts into the walls and plaster coats. This contamination will often result in a need for the plaster to be removed and replaced using specially formulated salt resistant plasters.
Rising Damp Solutions
Sussex Damp Proofing can apply a range of remedial damp coursing products and systems including traditional solvent based systems as well as the latest micro emulsion and “gel” type water based products for more effective injection and penetration into the structure. All products and systems we use are able to deal with all types of rising and penetrative damp problems in construction and building materials and also include products and damp proofing systems that are suited to thicker walls and structures with voids or cracks.
Sussex Damp Proofing are proudly approved contractors of Triton Chemicals Ltd (for more info visit www.triton-chemicals.com) and offer guarantees on all our work for a period of 10-30 years on all our preservation, damp-proofing, structural waterproofing and basement contracts with the T.U.G Triton Users Guarantee Company. As well as the Triton Manufacturers Guarantee on all our products used, we offer total peace of mind to all our clients.
Sussex Damp Proofing will provide you with a very friendly professional service which produces the highest standards of workmanship one would expect from the leading preservation treatments company.
For further information on rising damp or to arrange a survey or quotation please contact us via:
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