Detection and treatment of rising damp

Rising damp occurs as a result of ground moisture being soaked upwards into the walls of a building through the porous materials such as stone, brick and mortar.  It develops if the “damp proof course” in the wall is ineffective or if ventilation is inadequate.

Contributing factors can be stormwater or roof water run-off or raised ground levels that can accelerate the deterioration of the damp course.

Dampness in the walls of your home will, over time, undermine the very structure itself.  The longer you leave it, the more costly it can be to fix. Another good reason to remedy a rising damp situation quickly is to protect the health and wellbeing of your family - damp encourages toxic mould growth, which can have devastating affects on human health. Rising damp can also cause bad odours and can encourage infestation of pests such as termites and cockroaches.

Our rising damp inspection service includes a FREE Health Check home inspection and report (register below).  We can also offer treatment solutions depending on the outcome of the inspection.

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