Rising Damp Treatment
Particularly common in older buildings, rising damp is probably the most common problem I am asked to investigate.
Caused by moisture rising by capillary action through the stone/brickwork, it can cause secondary problems such as dry/wet rot and salt contamination to plaster.
In most circumstances, it can be dealt with by the injection of a chemical damp proof course and the removal and renewal of the affected plaster, but other solutions are also available:
This process involves passing a charge through a titanium wire which is linked to a series of anodes and earthed using a ground rod.
This system has the advantage of being faster to install and is reversible. This makes it particularly effective when dealing with listed/historic buildings which may allow chemical injection.
Fixed directly to the wall using proprietary fixings, the membrane damp proofing systems have many advantages over conventional systems namely:
- you do not need to wait 6 months before you decorate
- it has the ability to deal with penetrating damp caused by high ground levels
This system is similar to our basement waterproofing system