Rising Damp In London & Berkshire:
Rising damp is a very real and serious problem, despite some people believing it is a myth. Our specialists at DH Damp Proofing & Timber have seen this problem many times across London and Berkshire and if left untreated it has the capability to damage masonry, timber, plaster and the brickwork leading to weakening of the properties structure.
This type of damp is characterized by marks created as moisture rises from the bottom of the wall rising upwards. The moisture is typically groundwater that contains high levels of soluble salts. Once the moisture has evaporated from the surface the salts are left behind festering in brickwork, plasterwork and wooden materials, the salts then exacerbate the damp problem by absorbing more moisture.
This is A Serious Problem.
You should never under estimate the damage that this type of damp can cause. Any area that has been exposed to lingering damp creates the perfect breading ground for fungi. The spores from fungi circulate in the air and breathing this in can be extremely dangerous especially for those with existing lung conditions.
Correct diagnosis of rising damp is essential along with a bespoke plan of action on how to treat it. DH Damp Proofing & Timber are experts in treating damp of all kinds and our specialists can not only carry out inspections across London and Berkshire, but also treat the damp and complete the job properly by using our specialist plastering technique.
Even after the cause of the damp has been eliminated the salts can remain, therefore it is imperative to use a professional and trusted company who can also provide the specialist plastering needed to keep the problem under control. All treatments completed by DH Damp Proofing & Timber are backed by a 100% guarantee.
If you suspect your property has rising damp call DH Damp Proofing & Timber to book your survey today Call now