Rising dampness is often the cause of structural damage in buildings. The internally rising groundwater saturates walls and pollutants, such as saltpetre, which are contained in the water, can damage building materials. With time constant dampness in walls can lead to mould, blistering, the peeling of paint and wallpaper, and damaged render.
A common reason for rising damp, especially in older buildings, is an incorrect or damaged DPC or the lack thereof. As early as the beginning of the 20th century buildings in the UK were being damp proofed against rising damp and relevant building regulations were developed. However, these were not always adhered to and some of these DPCs will have become damaged over time.
To install a remedial DPC against rising damp, the use of the Dryzone System is recommended. The system includes all the products that are needed for the installation of a remedial DPC and the subsequent renovation of the walls. There is the option of using the patented Dryzone Damp-Proofing Cream or the innovative Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods. For a fast and simple treatment of rising damp and the replastering of walls within just 24 hours the Dryzone Express Replastering System is recommended.
Rising Dampness in Houses
Rising Dampness in Walls
Rising Dampness on Interior Walls
Rising dampness on interior walls can lead to unsightly efflorescence, peeling of wallpaper, blistering and mould on internal walls. This is not only unpleasant to look at, it can also cause severe health problems. The easiest way to deal with rising damp on interior walls is to treat the dampness with Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods and refurbish interior walls using the Dryzone Express Replastering System. This system allows for a treatment of the rising damp and a subsequent refurbishment of interior walls in as little as 24 hours.
Rising Dampness on Exterior Walls
Rising dampness on exterior walls can cause building damage, such as the degradation of render, efflorescence, and cracks in masonry. In order to eliminate rising damp on exterior walls, a treatment with either Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods or Dryzone Damp-Proofing Cream is recommended. These treatments stop rising damp from further affecting walls.
Rising Damp in Concrete Floors
Groundwater not only rises through capillaries in walls, it can also rise up in concrete floors. When rising damp occurs in concrete floors, a remedial solution for damp-proofing solid floors needs to be found. Safeguard offers multiple solutions for waterproofing concrete floors in buildings.
Rising Damp and Mould
Although in some cases rising damp can be the cause of mould growth on walls, often there is a different source of the problem. As mould growth can occur due to a number of different reasons, it is advised to thoroughly investigate the source of the mould growth in order to avoid unnecessary treatments and time investment.