Damp Proofing Stoke on Trent
As damp treatment specialists based in Stoke on Trent we know how rising damp that is found in the interior and exterior walls of your property presents an unsightly feature. It can also trigger health problems for your family if left untreated with long lasting consequences.
The effects of rising damp can be a high risk of wet rot & dry rot on nearby timbers and condensation levels can increase due to the hydroscopic ground salts it carries along with it.
Rising Damp Specialists Stoke on Trent
We are fast, efficient and friendly and arrive on the job in under an hour. We have a team of highly trained surveyors and technicians who leave no stone unturned and go out of their way to provide complete customer satisfaction from the moment they step foot in your home. You are guaranteed that Damp Proofing Solutions will transform your damp house into a dry, warm home.
As a company we have continued to grow as our reputation has grown and from our humble beginnings almost 40 years ago we have built a highly skilled and knowledgeable employee base tackling thousands of damp related issues year-round.
Rising Damp Solutions
The way in which rising damp works its way into ground level rooms of properties is through an action known as “capillary”. The moisture in the ground below the property’s foundations is drawn up through the masonry, past the broken down or absent damp course into the home usually no higher than roughly a metre depending of severity. The ground moisture which is drawn up carries with it mineral salts that are sometimes visible on the plaster as the moisture evaporates into the home, this is what typically causes the spoiling of the decorative surface and break down of internal plaster.
To put it quite simply the wall of the property acts almost like a sponge as it soaks up the moisture from below.
Typical causes of rising damp:
- Complete absence of damp proof course from construction of property
- Break down of existing damp proof course due to age or poor installation
- Incorrect method of re-plastering
- Bridging, when external ground level is higher than the internal level
The solutions for treatment of rising damp have come a long way with modern methods which allow us to eradicate the problem for good. After removing the existing contaminated plaster, a new remedial Dry-Zone damp proof course will be injected into the mortar of the masonry, this cream like chemical solution disperses along the mortar line fusing to create a brand-new damp course stopping any rising damp from passing through.
The next step in our solution is to re-plaster the walls using a chemical salt retardant agent or a damp proof membrane which prevents any salts remaining in the brickwork from contaminating the new plaster.
Our surveyors have years of experience in diagnosing the cause of all damp problems, firstly we will identify all problem areas and go about multiple checks to determine the first cause of the damp. We will then test walls for the amount of damp they are holding and offer our advice and solutions to the customer.
Get in Touch
Call Damp Proofing Solutions now or request a call back for a free survey if you suspect rising damp within your home.