Rising Damp

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

Examples of Rising Dampness

Flaking paint
Rising Damp

What is rising dampness?

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 dampness.

Through our years of experience we have documented not just the affects that rising dampness has on the internal wall fabric of your property but also the affects on associated timbers near the damp wall. These timbers can be joists, floor boards or skirting boards. Affected timbers like these could also lead to further problems such as dry rot, wet rot and woodworm.

Glasgow and Edinburgh are two of the most damp cities in the UK and your property could be vulnerable to rising dampness. You can use this websites for free reliable and professional advice to look at the fundamental characteristics associated with rising dampness and we are more than happy top assist further by way of a rising dampness survey using our experienced surveying techniques. This will enable us to identify the cause of rising dampness and propose an economical treatment giving your home a clean bill of health.

Wet Hallway

Characteristics of rising dampness.

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 maybe seen.

Characteristic 3

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

Are you in Glasgow or Edinburgh and do you have dampness, dry rot or woodworm in your home report?

'Dampness & Rot' are here to help with your home report if it is reported that you have Woodworm, Dampness or Rot.

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