What is Rising Damp
Rising damp is the common term for the slow upward movement of water in the low parts of walls and other ground-supported structures.
Rising damp can be identified by a “tide mark” on the lower section of affected walls (approx 1 meter). This tide mark is caused by soluble salts (particularly nitrates and chlorides) contained in the groundwater. This can be unsightly and unhealthy.
There are many approaches to the treatment of dampness in existing buildings. Key to the selection of an appropriate treatment is a correct diagnosis of the types of dampness affecting a building. Several methods of treating rising damp, include the insertion of physical and chemical damp proof courses fluid or cream injection.
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