Rising and Penetrating Damp Treatments

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Rising Damp treatment with guarantee

Rising damp occurs where there is a compromised damp proof course (DPC). This can be as a result of bridging of the DPC due to raised external ground levels for example. The results are spoiling to the decorative coverings. There is also a risk of rot to joists and floorboards in direct contact with damp masonry.

For the treatment of rising damp we use a blend of silane and siloxanes for injection into the mortar bed. This cures to form a water repellent. We install a membrane system on the walls which are then drylined and plastered.

​All of our damp proof course work is carried out in accordance with British Standard “Code of Practice for Diagnosis of Rising Damp in Walls of Buildings and Installation of Chemical Damp Proof Courses” BS6576: 2005

Our remedial membrane system provides a dry surface ready for decoration within 7-10 days of treatment.  We offer ten year guarantees for our rising damp treatment as well as insurance backed guarantees via QANW.

Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp is moisture which enters a property through the building fabric. This can result from a variety of causes. The most common of these include blocked or broken gutters, leaking pipes, missing roof tiles or weathered brickwork.

The first thing to do is to fix the cause of the water ingress. It is likely to be necessary to remove and replace the internal plaster. In accordance with best practice we only use damp resistant plaster or a membrane system.

You should also check whether there is decay or an infestation in the adjoining timbers.

Contact the specialist team at Damptec Systems Ltd to arrange a visit from one of our CSRT qualified surveyors.

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