Rising Damp Services in East Midlands
Experts in Fixing Rising Damp Issues Across East Midlands
As a damp proofing specialist in East Midlands and the surrounding areas, Dower Datech provides a full damp diagnosis. Then, with our in-depth expertise and experience, we will provide a solution that has been tailored for your needs.
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What Is Rising Damp?
Rising damp can be best described as excess moisture within the wall, this occurs as a result of water below the floor rising up through the wall. This can be any material: brick, block, stone, etc. The first sign of rising damp is a yellow or brown ‘tide line’ stain, which can usually be found at the bottom of your wall, just above the skirting board.
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We Do A Survey
We will carry out a detailed survey to understand the issues.
We Do The Work
We carry out all the work and fix all your damp issues.
You enjoy a damp-free home environment or work space.
The main symptoms of rising damp are: excess damage to skirting boards, tide-like stains on the wall, peeling wallpaper or paint and wet patches. It can also manifest itself in the form of white powder.
The most efficient way to ensure that your home has the best damp proofing is ensuring you have a suitable damp-proofing barrier in place. This can either be a damp-proof course, this is a plastic or felt strip within the wall, or a damp-proof membrane, this sheet connects to the damp proof course and can be found under the concrete. These barriers will form a seal ensuring prevention of rising damp.
If you are experiencing rising damp, please contact us to assess the cause. In most cases, it is likely that there is a drainage issue within your area, causing the groundwater levels to rise above the barriers. Dower Datech will be able to assess the cause of the problem and advise on the best solution. Such solutions include: upgrading the local drainage system, adjusting the gradient of the ground away from your home so water won’t collect near the surface, re-adjusting the area below the floorboards (allowing the water to evaporate) or using a damp proof course.
Walls that are affected by rising damp can take around 6 months to fully dry out. Factors such as the thickness of the wall will affect how long it takes. A general rule of thumb is one month per 25mm of wall to dry out, post rising damp treatment.
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