Rising damp is among the primary causes of damp in buildings.
Rising damp occurs when moisture from the ground rises vertically up through the fine pores within the masonry or walls of a building via a capillary attraction. Water can subsequently rise up the wall to a height in excess of 1.5 meters. This water carries salts from the ground into the masonry walls .When the water evaporates it leaves behind the ground salts which can then cause contamination of the plaster work. This process will continuously repeat until treated.
The 3 main reasons for this are
- Lack of an existing damp proof course.
- The bridging of a damp proof course.
- The break down or failure of a damp proof course.
If you believe that your home is suffering from a rising dampness related issue, then get in touch and we will help you figure out the cause and help you uncover the right solutions.