RISING DAMP TREATMENTS

With over 30 years experience in the remedial treatment industry specialising in the prevention and treatment market, we at Pride-Care have the qualifications, trained operatives and excellent customer service to help you deal with rising damp effectively.

 

We ensure that all your requirements are handled and dealt with in a prompt and professional way.

How to spot the symptoms of rising Damp

Rising Damp is simply, water from the ground that enters a structure by capillary action. Water that enters or affects a building through any other route can move about in various ways but is not rising damp.

 

Rising damp can only be cured by the installation of a chemical damp proof course. Rising damp rises between 1m to 1.5 m but can rise higher in certain materials

 

Rising damp is a commonly encountered problem in some types of building, however, it is often misdiagnosed. It is important that the investigations into rising dampness are undertaken by a trained and competent surveyor who can recognise and understand the problem.

 

We would always recommend that the surveyor who undertakes investigations has been awarded the CSRT qualification.

 

SYMPTOMS OF RISING DAMP:

 

  • Damaged skirting boards and floorboards

  • Plaster and paint deteriorates, wallpaper loosens

  • Tide marks along the wall

  • Stains from water, salts and mould

  • Damp, musty smell

  • Externally - stains from salts on walls, rusted steel and iron, mortar or plaster may fall away from the affected wall

Condensation

Cold air enters the building.

The air is warmed for the comfort of the occupants.

The warm air takes up moisture.

The warm, moist air comes into contact with cold surfaces, walls, windows, etc. and is cooled below its Dew Point.

Condensation occurs as the excess moisture is released.

The Walls

Deterioration of mortar in brickwork joints.

Faulty or missing damp proof course.

Bridging over the damp proof course by soil in flower beds, plinths, etc.

Blocked air-bricks.

Cracked or broken pipes, both water-pipes and waste pipes.

Faulty flashing around window frames (throats to sills).

Continued overflow from cisterns or water tanks.

The Roof

Blocked gutters, especially in the hidden valleys of the roof or defective rainwater goods.

Defective surfacing to valley gutters and flat roofs.

Missing, broken, displaced or loose tiles or slates.

 

Faulty flashing around chimneys.

CONTACT

Contact our fully trained and friendly office staff who will guide you on the service you require and arrange a suitable date and time for our fully qualified surveyor to visit your home.

SURVEY

Our fully qualified surveyor will carry out a full inspection of the property and will report back with a full breakdown of remedial treatments if required. 

TREATMENT

All treatments are carried by fully qualified and trained PCA approved technicians.  

AFTERCARE

Our friendly office staff will be there to assist you with any questions you may have after the treatment is complete.