Solve Rising Damp Problems In Your Property
Rising damp problems are usually
found by signs of a damp line appearing on the inside wall. This is often
combined with damage to skirting board and decorations. Rising damp is a result
of dampness in the ground which is drawn up via the capillary channels in to
any building fabric.
The serious complaints about rising
damp relate to development of spoilage of decorations, decay of wood and wood
based materials, appearance of mites and possible adverse effects on health.
The most rising damp problems in
buildings exist before they can be recognized by the human senses. That is why
buildings should be regularly surveyed for damp by use of a meter.
If left unchecked it will rot any
floor joists and other interior timber it comes into contact with, culminating
in the development of wet rot or dry rot if conditions of lack of ventilation
The following will contribute to
rising damp problems in buildings:
Internal defects in cavity walls.
Internal chimney defects- where a fireplace has been blocked in.
Blocked or defective rain water goods (guttering).
Defective pointing, porous brickwork, spauling bricks.
High ground levels, new drive ways, paths or tarmac bridging the Damp Proof
( DPC )
Faulty or defective flashing on roofs or extensions.
Cracked or Missing roof tiles or slates.
Cracked or Defective window sills.
The Damp Proofing Hull warns
you that Rising Damp and any damp problems are risk for your health. All
reputable rising damp specialists in Hull will recommend that a survey is
carried out immediately if rising damp problems or any damp problem is
It is important to know that the
provision of a barrier against rising damp will only prevent further moisture
rising from the ground and that all other sources of dampness must be
eliminated as well. Dampness, Condensation and consequential Mould growth or
Fungal Decay causes deterioration to the fabric of buildings and can present a
serious health hazard to the inhabitants.
are many sources of moisture ingress, from missing slates of Damp Proof Course
( DPC ) to defective Damp Proof membranes, and to identify every defect which
is allowing water to degrade a dwelling requires an expertise which can only be
gained from many years of training, experience and practical involvement in
building construction and refurbishment.
is only by practical involvement that knowledge can be gained as to the hidden
sources of water ingress and its consequences.
damage caused by water is very often concealed behind plaster, under
floorboards, in brickwork etc. Leaks can remains undetected for long periods
allowing huge reservoirs of water to build up and be contained within the
fabric of the building and only by following a 'Trail of Suspicion' can the
original source be traced and remedial measures contemplated.
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