A little damp here and there is normal, but if it stays longer or gets bigger then it could be something to worry about. If you think you may have a damp problem in your home then you need to book a specialist surveyor to visit and look for any evidence of it.
Is rising damp worse when raining?
The first place most people notice signs of rising damp are in the internal walls of their property, where the deterioration is visible, such as peeling wallpaper and plaster. Often, a tide mark or stain will be formed where the groundwater has penetrated into the wall, usually around two meters above the skirting boards.
There is a range of technologies available to treat rising damp repair, but not all of them work as well as they should, so you need to find the right solution for your building. The best option will depend on your needs, but we can help you organise a survey and quote for a damp-proof course treatment that is the most suitable for your home.
The most effective way of treating rising damp is by introducing a chemical pressure injection into the brickwork. This works by lining the pores of the substrate to reduce their size, meaning that water can no longer pass through but air can still get in.
This method will also reduce the amount of dirt that is brought into your home as the pores in the masonry are blocked. This means that you won’t have to clean the surface of your brickwork as frequently, and it can be done without the need for drilling into the exterior of the building.