Damp-Proofing

Damp-Proofing

Rising damp is water from the ground that transfers up structures by capillary action. A wall in contact with the ground will become damp when ground moisture rises up and this affect could typically lead to wood rot in skirting and timber, floors, flaking paint and peeling wallpaper.

Most types of masonry found in walls of a building will allow water movement by capillary action, although this is usually controlled by a traditional physical damp proof course (DCP) however, many other properties do not have a DPC in the walls. Where the DPC is absent, has broken down or is damaged, rising damp may occur.

We can carry out medical damp-proofing work which may include the installation of a chemical damp proof course system. We can supply a range of damp-proofing treatments including injection fluids and injection creams along with installation equipment such as injection pumps and guns, we can also fit insulation plaster boards before skimming.

Rising damp also introduces contaminating salts into walls and plaster which will require the plaster to be removed and replaced with specialised damp-proofing material. K.C. Plasterers also supply renovating plaster and render suitable for this purpose.