Rising Damp

Rising damp is simply water rising from the ground through capillary action,
The ground water also contains salts which also travels up through the wall.
The moisture from the ground water is absorbed through porous materials such as plaster and skirting boards.

Generally signs of rising damp include:

1

Paint

Paints begin to show signs of deterioration.

2

Wallpaper

Wallpaper begins to peel away from the wall.

3

Marks

Damp marks above skirting boards.

Causes

Rising Damp normally occurs due to a defective or non existent damp proof course.
Or in some instances where the damp proof course is “bridged “
Which allow the ground water to pass over the damp proof course because of a fault in the construction, For instance:

High external ground levels going above the damp proof course.

Internal plasters coming down past the damp proof course.

Treatments

The most efficient way to combat Rising damp is to make sure there is an effective waterproof barrier to stop any damp rising up the wall.

In existing buildings we do this by inserting a chemical damp proof course. After a wall has been treated with a chemical damp proof course it will slowly begin to dry out, but it is very likely that a wall effected by rising damp will have been contaminated by ground water salts, which will lead to a number of problems including efflorescence on the surface of the wall and decoration spoilage, for this reason it is often necessary to replaster the effected wall with suitable materials to Eradicate rising damp completely.

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Rising Damp

RISING DAMP
TREATMENTS

Rising damp is simply water rising from the ground through capillary action. The ground water also contains salts which also travels up through the wall.

The moisture from the ground water is absorbed through porous materials such as plaster and skirting boards.

PENETRATING DAMP
TREATMENTS

Penetrating damp is the ingress of water through an external wall and into a property and is the most common type of damp issue.

Penetratiing damp is caused by a defect in the building or where the brick have deteriorated to a point that they become porous and allow water to enter the property.

Penetrating Damp
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING

STRUCTURAL
WATERPROOFING

Structural waterproofing is a term used to describe a waterproofing system applied to a structure with an earth retaining wall.

Structural waterproofing generally deals with water ingress from below ground level.

CONDENSATION
CONTROL

Condensation in your home is caused when warm air, which is full of water vapour comes into contact with a surface that is colder than the warm air. These surfaces are usually windows or walls causing water to be released on to the cold surface. Black mould can quickly follow if the condensation is not dealt with.

Condensation Control
Timber Treatments

TIMBER
TREATMENTS

We can help treat a variety of timber issues that include dry rot, wet rot and woodworm.

About 1st Call
Damp specialists

Specializing in Damp Proofing, timber treatments and remedials. Based in Lincolnshire we also cover Nottinghamshire , Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and the home counties. All our work carries a 20 year guarantee. With insurance backed guarantees also available.

We offer a FREE survey for your property. All we ask is that you are the home owner.

It is very important that damp issues in the property are diagnosed properly and the cause is identified in order to treat the damp correctly the 1st time.

So if your property is suffering from damp problems make 1st Call Damp Specialist Ltd your only call.

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Field Lane,
Boston,
Lincolnshire
PE22 8RN

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Perry Goodey - 07852 951661
Rob Goodey - 07534933862

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