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Damp and damp proofing is by far, the most frequent problem encountered in the home. Each year, the average home in Scotland copes with around 15,000 gallons of rain water, so it is no surprise that damp proofing can become a big problem for many. Although most damp problems are much less serious than they actually look, whatever the cause, damp can be very bad for our health and the health of our property. 

Identifying your damp proofing issue

There are many different causes of damp within our homes that can lead to different kinds of damp issues, not just rising damp! To help you learn and identify more about the different kinds of damp within properties and the damp proofing treatments that are available, click on the links below to find out more.

Alternatively, to speak to a damp specialist, contact Wise Property Care on 0800 65 22 678 or complete our contact form and we will organise for our local damp team to contact you. 

Rising damp information

Rising damp

Unsightly and unhealthy, rising damp can affect all buildings. Click to find information on how to identify rising damp and the correct damp proofing treatment methods to eradicate the issue.

Rising damp



Condensation information

Condensation

By far the most common form of dampness within a building, condensation often becomes a problem when unsightly back mould begins to appear.  When it comes to damp proofing against condensation, there are 3 approaches main approaches. Click to find out more.

Condensation




Penetrating damp

Penetrating damp

Most frequent in older homes that have solid walls, penetrating damp can be tricky to pin-point. Learn about the symptoms to help you identify the issue and the damp proofing techniques to solve the issue.

Penetrating damp


Basement waterproofing

Basement waterproofing

When it comes to damp proofing a basement, cellar or solum, there are 2 main methods...you can either ‘tank’ a basement or you can manage the water coming into your basement.

Basement waterproofing



Organise a property survey

Damp proofing survey

If you are still unsure about the type of damp problem you have you can organise a property survey to identify the type of damp problem you have.

Organise a property survey

More information about damp proofing

For more information on damp proofing, visit the following web pages.  Alternatively, if you have a question, contact us online:

  • What is damp proofing: learn more about damp proofing.  View our guide explaining ‘what is damp proofing’.
  • Damp proofing treatment: damp proofing treatment and solutions to eradicate a damp issue.
  • Prevent damp problems: the BBC interview Les Meikle, Scotland’s leading damp expert, regarding the best ways to prevent damp in a property.

Speak to a damp proofing expert 

damp proofing expertWith any damp problems, it is important to correctly identify the damp proofing issue you have before going ahead with a form of damp proofing treatment.  It can be very costly if a damp problem is misdiagnosed and the wrong treatment has been applied.

If you are unsure, call Wise Property Care today on 0800 65 22 678 or click to request a property survey and we will arrange for one of our specialists to call or visit you at a time convenient for yourself. With our 20 year property repair guarantee, your damp problems will soon be over.