01 Sep How to Get Rid of Rising Damp?
When it comes to damp problems like rising damp, it can be present from homeowners with a variety of issues like wet plaster and peeling wallpaper. There are several problems that rising damp could have on your health too, which can be aggravated by the effects of mould presence.
Though rising damp occurs more in modern properties, they are also prevalent in older houses. A report in 1996 suggests that 13% of pre-1850 and 11% of properties between 1900-1918 have been or currently are affected by rising damp. Similarly, there are similarities of rising damp when it comes to condensation, and therefore with wall and floor tilers in Melbourne, you can get an expert opinion on how to take care of rising damp in your home. Normally, the typical signs of rising damp include wet plasterwork or brickwork, damp stained walls, dark patched showing on walls, timber decaying, staining of brickwork or the exterior stone, discolouring and/or peeling of wallpaper, discoloured plasterwork and damp and musty smell. This is why wall and floor tiling contractors to determine the best course of action for you.
In order to resolve an issue with rising damp, you should ensure that your property has received damp proofing. Also, you need to check if there is a lack of damp proofing or if the existing course of damp proofing is faulty. Normally, rising damp is caused by temporary issues like a rogue flowerbed. This problem can be eliminated by treating the specific area properly.
In most probable cases, rising damp is due to the lack of or deterioration of a damp barrier like a damp proof course. This is why, if you don’t have a damp proof course installed, get wall and floor tilers to rising damp treatment proofing properly in your property.
A damp-proof course usually is a layer of slate or plastic damp proofing material which is inserted between bricks that are close to the level of the ground. This makes it act as a protective barrier that prevents rising damp that travels from the ground through walls. This DPC layer is fitted in most masonry walls in houses.
Rising damp has been an issue that has troubled homeowners and builders since the time of the Romans. It is a term used for the slow movement of water from lower parts in the wall to higher parts of the structure. Usually, it affects older homes and can also haunt newer buildings as well that have not been corrected during construction.
Normally, rising damp occurs when groundwater rises up through small cracks in the brickwork and masonry of the structure. This process is known as capillary action. When moisture infiltrates the building’s walls, it can cause physical damage and problems to the integrity of the structure.
To prevent rising damp in modern buildings, a damp-proof course of the waterproof plastic membrane is used to along the building’s mortar line. Older buildings or buildings were the damp-proof course has been damaged can see cases of damp rising.
Rising damp does a lot to buildings as it creates health-related problems, aesthetic and structural problems and more.
When it comes to looks, rising damp can peel, bubble and crack paint and plasterwork. It can also create water-tide marks that show where the water has come up along the walls, and it shows white salt deposits on the walls, ceilings and floors.
Rising damp can spoil the structure of the building. It gets into skirting boars and timber structures which cause them to rot. When the water rises, it deposits salts in building structures that cause deterioration and corrosion by a phenomenon called salt attack. Damp conditions bring on mould growth which is a significant health issue. This damp could be a factor in health problems like cold, flu, allergies and asthma. The value and integrity of the property can be affected by rising damp. Some of the superficial treatments like coating, repainting or cleaning the surface will not remove rising damp.
The ways to fix rising damp is by getting wall and floor tiling contractors. Our team would treat rising damp by creating a new damp-proofing course that prevents moisture movement. Earlier, the walls were cut, and masonry was removed to install a damp-proofing course which was on the masonry line. This process has several problems that come with it for physical structures. It is difficult, lengthy and an expensive process that involves repairing parts of buildings or homes. It is risky for old buildings too as it affects the weaker structures that damage the integrity which should not be risked.
The best way to go ahead with this is to use a damp-proofing course technology that would protect against rising damp without damaging the building. The DPC cream or fluid damp proof course can saltproof and waterproof a building by injecting them into the structure’s masonry. In order to do this, holes are drilled in the masonry and brick, and fluid or cream is injected, and it creates a barrier to rising damp in your building.
We at Spotless Trades, first assess the extent of the damage by conducting a brief survey as per our recommendation. Our professional and experienced team should ascertain the kind of damp problem that your home has. We will then outline the recommendation to eliminate and resolve the damp problem.
In case, you feel that your home suffers from rising damp then you should immediately get in touch with us and one of our wall and floor tilers or rising damp experts and discuss the issue. We will talk in more detail about the proposed treatment plans to ensure that your rising damp problems are a thing of the past. Also, this will ensure that measures are in place to swiftly eliminate rising damp and things are put in place to prevent it from reoccurring again.
We have the solution to eliminate rising damp quickly and effectively based on our proven methods. Call or contact us at 0426 204 090, and we will come by and rectify your problem immediately.