Rising Damp solutions
Welcome to our Rising Damp page, where we dive deep into one of the most common, yet troublesome property issues homeowners encounter. Rising damp, an issue that particularly plagues older buildings, can lead to significant structural damage if left unattended. Characterised by ground water being drawn upwards through your walls, the result is often a persistent, unappealing dampness that can invade your living space.
At Dry Guard Damp Proofing, we not only aim to help you understand this nuisance but also offer comprehensive and lasting solutions tailored to your specific needs. We’re committed to protecting your property’s integrity and helping you restore the comfort and safety of your home. Read on to understand more about rising damp, its causes, and how our professional expertise and treatment can help shield your property.
We solve your problems
We understand that every property is unique and requires a bespoke solution. That’s why we always tailor our approach based on the individual needs of your property. All our rising damp treatments come with a 30-year guarantee, providing you with peace of mind that your property is protected from this damp issue. For more information or to arrange a survey, please get in touch with our friendly team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Rising damp is primarily caused by groundwater moving up through walls due to capillary action. Porous building materials like brick and mortar can absorb water from the ground, leading to damp issues. Dry Guard Damp Proofing’s specialised rising damp treatments effectively disrupt this process, safeguarding your property against the damaging effects of dampness.
Rising damp typically presents with visible damp or wet patches appearing on lower sections of walls, often with a yellow or brown discolouration. These damp patches may feel cool to touch and can be accompanied by a musty smell. Given the unique weather conditions in the North East, it’s important to have any potential damp issues assessed by our professional team at Dry Guard Damp Proofing.
While rising damp can occur in buildings of any age, older properties, which often lack a damp-proof course or have a compromised one, are more vulnerable. However, even newer properties can experience issues if the damp-proof course has been incorrectly installed or damaged. Dry Guard Damp Proofing offers expert services to properties of all ages across the North East.
If not treated promptly, rising damp can cause serious structural damage to your property. This includes deterioration of plaster, discolouration and peeling of wallpaper, and damage to skirting boards and floor timbers. In addition, the presence of persistent dampness can contribute to an unhealthy living environment. Dry Guard Damp Proofing in the North East offers a comprehensive solution to protect your property.
Our process starts with an in-depth diagnosis to confirm the presence of rising damp. We then install an effective damp proof course and carry out any necessary remedial work, such as re-plastering or treating timbers. Our trusted team in the North East is committed to delivering long-lasting solutions to prevent the reoccurrence of rising damp in your property.