Damproofing a property is to create a barrier which protects the structure from absorbing moisture from the ground.This can be achieved by the injection of a chemical damp proof course. Other solutions may be the installation of a structural waterproofing system. J & M Remedial Services will survey your property and advise on the most effective treatment.
If you come across the following your property may be suffering from rising damp:
• Rotting skirting boards
• Mould on ground floor lower walls
• Flaking paint
• Cracked plasters
• Salt contamination
• Musty smell
• Condensation – black mould
If no treatment is applied
The porosity of the walls allows them to act as a “sponge”. The walls absorb moisture from the ground through the capillary formation of the wall. This moisture rises and eventually shows through on inside ground floor walls. Evidence of rising damp is usually no higher than 1.5mtrs as it evaporates at a higher level.
If the rising damp is not treated, it can lead to other problems:
• Dry Rot
• Increased condensation
• Unhealthy mould growth
• Deterioration of the structure of the property