Rising Damp

A barrier known as the damp proof course, or DPC is installed when houses are built and the waterproof barrier is installed near the bottom of the wall.

Damages to the internal finishes and decay from the timber can occur when in contact with the damp masonry, therefore a DPC prevents water from entering inside the wall.

Bridging occurs when building works like new patio extensions are developed, but also old age is a cause too. This can compromise the DPC as water can now reach the unprotected wall. This can create various problems to damaged paint, wallpaper and flaking plasterwork, which can be an in-convenience at the least, but there can also be much more serious problems such as DRY AND WET ROT, which can cause major damage and work on a large scale will be needed.

Here at DAMPWORX this problem is solved by forming an IMPERVIOUS BARRIER TO RISING DAMP, which prevents moisture rising back into the treated walls. This barrier is constructed by injecting a new damp proof course; the chemical injection poses no environmental issues as it is 100% safe and cures the masonry wall with full effect.

Existing wall plaster will need to be replaced, using our unique and advanced damp proofing system, if the plasterwork is contaminated by ground salts. If this happens then the walls will be unable to dry out correctly and cause further issues. The advanced damp proofing system combats the effects of the ground salts in the masonry to provide a dry internal finish as it is specially designed and constructed to provide a salt retardant. Our skilled plasterers will apply a smooth top coat skim plaster to provide an attractive final finish.