Penetrating & Rising Damp Solutions
Some of the most common occurrences of damp within the home are rising damp and penetrating damp. Water infiltrating a building externally through walls and travelling throughout a building is the cause of rising and penetrating damp.
These types of damp conditions take place when a building is not protected by a properly installed damp proofing course or due to the omission of damp proofing. Both instances of damp can be damaging to a property, if not treated this can lead to further instances of damp such as wet rot or dry rot and encourage the growth of mould.
Rising Damp Solutions
Damp Zone Ltd can help you identify and then solve your rising damp issues. With the use of our services, we will put procedures in place to prevent and greatly reduce the chance of rising damp setting in again.
Signs of Rising Damp
Mortar crumbling and/or salt deposits on the external walls of the property
Tide marks – up to the height where the water has reached in the wall, which can be up to 1m above the skirting board in some cases.
Damp staining or patches often yellowish or brown in colour
Blistering paint or peeling wallpaper
Salts blooming on the internal surface of a wall causing paint to bubble or white fluffy deposits on the surface.
Decaying timber such as floor boards or skirting boards
Cracked or crumbling skirting boards or damaged paint
Damp, musty smell.
Treating Rising Damp
Chemical DPC injections are a water-based cream that contains no hydro-carbon solvents. Once the cream is injected into the wall it reverts into a liquid, which allows it to infuse into the bricks and absorb the moisture within the wall. As the cream cures it creates a water – repellent barrier, that stops water rising up the wall. Chemical DPC injections are highly effective at treating rising damp and provide long-lasting protection.
Do you have a rising damp or penetrating damp issue in your home or premises. Call Damp Zone Ltd for specialist assistance or get a no obligation survey of your property.
Our Rising Damp Proofing Process
Removal of all affected plaster and materials on affected walls
Apply anti-sulphate solution to affected walls
Damp Proofing Cream is injected into a series of specifically placed holes in the affected walls
Tanking slurry, a polymer modified cement coating, is applied to the affected walls
Once treatment is complete the affected areas are re-plastered and re-skimmed
Penetrating Damp Solutions
Penetrating damp can occur in any location on a building but is more often found on higher levels. Our expert technicians can locate where your property is suffering from penetrating damp, and using our range of products and equipment, will deliver a damping solution that will leave you satisfied.
Signs of Penetrating Damp
Damp staining on external walls
Increased heat loss
Damp patches on ceilings or walls
Visible rot setting into any timber structures
Drips and puddles
Unpleasant musty smells
Treating Penetrating Damp
The longer penetrating damp goes left untreated, the more harm it can have on the structure of your property. Our experienced and qualified surveyors will identify, diagnose and treat any penetrating damp to restore your property to its natural dry and safe condition.