Rising damp issue can usually be done by looking for visual clues and by touch. Tell tale signs of rising damp include a tide-mark on the wall above skirting boards of up to 1 metre, peeling wallpaper and possibly white efflorescent salts which have been drawn out of the brickwork by the water.

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Rising damp
Rising damp
Rising damp is potentially an issue that can affect all buildings. Practically all buildings are surrounded by natural moisture that is trying to get into the dry structure of the building.
What is rising damp
What is rising damp
Any masonry structure, unprotected by a properly installed damp proof course, is susceptible to natural rising damp. Damp will rise by capillary action through the pores of the masonry, seeking a means of evaporation.
Identifying rising damp
Identifying rising damp
The one thing to remember when identifying rising damp is that there are many forms of damp that can affect a property and different forms of damp proofing to help treat the particular damp problem.
Rising damp treatment
Rising damp treatment
Rising damp is potentially an issue that can affect all buildings. Practically all buildings are surrounded by natural moisture that is trying to get into the dry structure of the building.
Unsure if the problem is rising damp
Unsure if the problem is rising damp
Damp and damp proofing is by far, the most frequent problem encountered in the home. Each year, the average home in Scotland copes with around 15,000 gallons of rain water, so it is no surprise that damp proofing can become a big problem for many.
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What Is Rising Damp

Rising damp is potentially an issue that can affect all buildings. 

Practically all buildings are surrounded by natural moisture that is trying to get into the dry structure of the building.

Materials such as stone and brick are naturally porous and will soak up moisture like a sponge without the aid of a damp proof membrane or rising damp treatment.

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