What is Rising Damp?

Rising Damp occurs in buildings when water from the ground rises up through the bricks and mortar of a building by capillary action, in the same way that a sponge will soak up water from the floor.

How do I know if I have Rising Damp?

Rising Damp

Rising Damp

As a property owner you can use certain visual and touch signs to help identify rising damp. The typical signs include:

• Wallpaper coming off or peeling from the wall
• Damp patches and staining about 1 metre up a wall from the floor
• Tide marks on the walls up to 1 metre caused by evaporation and salts from the ground.
• Decayed skirting boards

If you think you may have Rising Damp then contact us now to arrange a Survey.

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