Rising Damp

“The damp patch above my skirting will not go away.”

Examples of Rising Damp

Rising Damp Meter
Rising Damp Meter
Rising Damp Meter

What is rising damp?

Rising damp is the effect of a water molecule rising upwards from the foundation using a capillary action. This effect is common in older buildings that don’t have a physical damp proof course protection. A good example is watching a strip of paper dipped into a glass of water and watching the paper slowly absorb the water. Our ‘DampRot.com Systems’ surveying techniques can rapidly identify rising damp.

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Characteristics of rising damp.

Characteristic 1

A visible tide mark damp stain on your wall plaster. Flaking paint or plaster.

Characteristic 2

Fluffy white salt formations on the wall fabric.

Characteristic 3

Rising damp will not reach higher than 1.5 metres from the internal floor level.

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