Rising damp treatment and solutions
The most common forms of rising damp treatment usually involves the injection of a siliconate type chemical either in the form of solution or cream, another option is an active Electro Osmotic system. Dependant on the thickness of the walls, this is usually done by drilling holes in a band around the affected wall and injecting the recommended chemical or cream solution or installing the Electro Osmotic system.A physical rising damp membrane to form a new damp proof barrier is also an option.
Afterwards, any salt contaminated plasterwork should be replaced. If the plasterwork is not properly removed and replaced with specialist salt retardant plaster, the salts that are present in the plaster may continue to absorb moisture from the air even after the installation of a new retrofit damp proof course giving the appearance of dampness.
Professional rising damp treatment
At Wise Property Care, our fully qualified and experienced surveyors are experts at identifying and treating rising damp and will arrange for a suitable solution for your rising damp problem. After an initial property survey and confirmation of a rising damp issue, our professional surveyors will propose a rising damp solution that best suits your property. It can include:
Chemical damp proof treatment
Recommended for most types of walling, it involves the injection of chemical under pressure into holes drilled at intervals into the wall at levels decided where practical by our surveyor at the time of a property inspection.
Ideal for many applications and particularly good where a good sized bed joint is visible, our injection creams are injected under low pressure and is carried by rising damp into the mortar beds and rubble where it crystalises to form an impermeable rising damp barrier.
Electro osmotic treatment
This active system introduces a very small electric current into the wall just above the ground level that pushes moisture back down the wall and ensures walls are dry and free of damp
Once the rising damp treatment has been installed, any affected plaster can be removed and replaced using our specialist plaster that incorporates a waterproof additive and a dense sand with cement render. Afterwards, our team will ensure your property is left clean and safe.
Whatever rising damp treatment that may be required, you can be assured that it carries the benefit of our 'real and meaningful' 20 year property repair guarantee giving you the backing of Scotland’s leading damp, rot and woodworm specialist.
Contact us regarding rising damp treatment
If you suspect your property may require rising damp treatment, contact Wise Property Care today for professional help, advice or to arrange a survey.
Why Wise Property Care for rising damp treatment
Our rising damp treatment credentials
Find out what makes Wise Property Care a rising damp expert. Click on the video on the right to view our rising damp and damp proofing credentials and memberships.
Our rising damp treatment guarantee
With our 20 year property repair guarantee, you can have peace of mind that your dry rot problems will soon be over.
More information on rising damp
For more information on rising damp, visit the web pages below:
- Rising damp: visit our rising damp home page to view a helpful video on rising damp and a better overview of how rising damp can affect a property.
- Identify rising damp: not sure what to look out for with rising damp? Check out our guide to identifying rising damp
- PCA explains rising damp: watch a small video from the Property Care Association (PCA), the governing body for the damp industry, as to what rising damp is and how it affects buildings
- Damp proofing: unsure is your problem is rising damp? Check out our damp proofing web page to help you identify your damp problem.