Rising damp treatment

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1st step to treating rising damp

Firstly, prior to considering any form of rising damp treatment, it is important to consider what might be causing the rising damp in the first place. It might not be the case that you need to consider a rising damp treatment course to rectify the issue. It could simply be that a flower bed was installed at the side of the property above the current damp proof course and needs moved with the area affected allowed to dry out and small additional repairs to internal walls carried out.

What we would strongly suggest you do not do, however, is to carry out any quick fixes prior to establishing what might be causing the issue such as painting over the damp issue or basic repointing. All you will do is cover up the issue for the short term and make it more expensive for you to rectify over the long term.

It looks like I need rising damp treatment

If it is the case that you have established that there has been a failure of your rising damp treatment barrier, then there are a variety of different rising damp treatment applications that you can consider. 

The most common forms of rising damp treatment usually involve the injection of a siliconate type chemical either in the form of solution or cream.  The reason for this is that it is typically the easiest and most cost effective treatment to use within built properties. Dependant on the thickness of the walls, this is usually done by drilling holes in a band around the affected wall(s) and injecting the recommended chemical or cream solution.

Alternatively, there are other methods such as installing the Electro Osmotic system or the installation of a physical rising damp membrane to form a new damp proof barrier. Both these options are more suitable for professional use.

After a new rising damp treatment course has been installed, 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

If you are any any doubt about the presence of rising damp within your property then a rising damp survey from a professionally qualified rising damp specialist will be able to examine, identify and establish whether or not you have an issue.

As multi industry award winning specialists, 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. If, after a rising damp survey, it is confirmed that you do have a rising damp issue, our professional surveyors will propose a rising damp solution that best suits your property. 

Our rising damp treatment credentials

As the ONLY rising damp specialist regulated by the RICS with the additional backing of "Which?" and the PCA, click on the video to find out why we are so great when it comes to treating rising damp.

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How we approach rising damp treatment

Our fully qualified and experienced surveyors and technicians will:

  1. Start by identifying all the areas affected by rising damp.
  2. Establish any features that may be causing the rising damp issue and either propose solutions for you to rectify or we can include the solution within our treatment plan.
  3. Identify if there are any wet rot or dry rot issues as a consequence of the rising damp issue.
  4. After consultancy with yourself and taking into account the type of property and any heritage issues, we will identify the most appropriate rising damp treatment. Unless it is a very unique property, this will typically be in the form of either a chemical damp prooof treatment, injection mortar/creams or electro osmostic treatment.
  5. Carry out all rising damp installations and external repairs.
  6. Remove any affected plaster and replaced using our specialist plaster that incorporates a waterproof additive and a dense sand with cement render.
  7. If necessary, replace any timbers affected by rot.
  8. Ensure your property is left clean and safe at the end of any property works.

At every stage during the rising damp treatment works and everyday that you are available on site, we will ensure that we walk you through what has been done and what you should expect to be completed.

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.

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Contact us regarding rising damp treatment

We understand that the prospect of having to treat rising damp or any form of property repair can be daunting and stressful. If it is the case you suspect or have identified that you have a rising damp issue and need it resolved, then we are here to help. Call Wise Property Care today on 0800 65 22 678 or click to contact your local branch.

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