Rising Damp

rising damp in a wall

Rising Damp is the name given to a form of dampness, which only comes from groundwater, moving up through the masonry pour structure. Usually, a damp proof course is installed during construction. If you think you have rising damp you need a inspection to asses if it is occurring  as it is quite rear due to good building practice

Some rising damp remedial  measures:

  • Install a remedial chemical damp proof course to control the groundwater by controlling capillarity movement by fluid injected under pressure or cream injected into the mortar joints.
  • Install a remedial electro-osmotic system to control the rising groundwater by reversing its flow. The electro-osmotic system is fully reversible and suitable for historic buildings.
  • Cut into the walls and install a physical damp proof course, but this could affect the building structure.
  • Drain the ground around the property but may not be practical and needs to be monitored.

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