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Effective Treatments for Rising Damp
Rising Damp, a common problems in buildings, especially residential homes within the UK. Damp-Survey.com explains the effective treatments and remedies for successfully treating rising damp.
The best way to know or choose the most effective treatments for rising damp is to first of all determine what may be causing it. Sometimes some other type of damp in a building or property could be mistaken for rising damp, in fact rising damp is usually misdiagnosed most of the time. To avoid spending a lot of money on ineffective treatments, you should contact us at Damp-Survey.com in order to be sure you effectively resolve the damp problems and issues first time.
Rising damp may be caused by the bridging of an existing damp proof course, which would possibly mean that the ground level around a property or building has been elevated in some way above the damp proof course that may have been used for the property. This could be as a result of a new driveway, pathway or the creation of some new flower beds etc, water or moisture from the ground may flow and seep into the property, through the soil of the elevated area that may be piled against the wall of a building above the damp proof course. This can be corrected easily by simply redesigning/
Rising damp may also occur in a building or property too if there were no damp proof course in the building, this is generally common with some very old buildings. A faulty damp proof course may be responsible for rising damp in a building too. Some effective treatments that may be used to correct or rectify either one of these may include the installation of some new damp proof courses, chemical injections and solutions, the use of porous tubes, land drainages or some electrical osmotic systems.
Since the water from the ground will usually contain some mineral salts which would have settled or remained on the walls of a building through rising damp, the walls could therefore be extensively damaged enough by the settled salts to require some re-plastering. Using some new plaster on the walls too will also prevent some of the salts that may still be in the walls, from coming up to the surface of the walls while they are still drying out. A cement and sand ratio or combination that is generally referred to as sand-cement renders, is typically used for re-plastering as part of rising damp treatments, an alternative that may be used for re-plastering too is called porous renders.
Our experienced damp proofing experts at Damp-Survey.com will accurately determine the cause of the rising damp in a building or property, we are then able to provide an effective solution that would not only provide some cost savings from unnecessary or ineffective treatments to a property owner or occupant, but that would also reduce the time it may take to resolve the damp issues in a building or property, allowing the issue to be dealt with promptly and quickly.
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