Rising damp is moisture contained in your walls due to water in the ground underneath or next to your walls rising up through the fabric of the wall, regardless of whether it be brick, block or stone.
The water ceases rising at a height where gravity counteracts the upwards force of the capillary action. This ‘rising damp’ ordinarily reaches a max height of 1.2m, however the consequences of the damp, for example salt deposits, is sometimes seen higher up due to the occurrence of non-breathing wall coverings such as vinyl wallpaper and non breathing plasters, renders and paints.
Our surveyors will conduct a comprehensive rising damp survey before suggesting any treatment. With years of working experience and qualifications, our surveyors are the best in the business on the subject of diagnosing damp related issues and developing a bespoke treatment plan for the home.