Rising damp can affect all buildings causing dampness problems in exterior and interior walls.
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Through capillary action rising damp can cause problems for not just standard masonry, but also in thick and rubble filled walls. These types of walls are often found in historic or listed buildings. Rising damp can lead to further structural issues, it damages plastering and internal decorative features, and can lead to heat loss.
In some cases it may not be possible to install a traditional damp proofing course (DPC) - the Elektro+ Osmotic damp proofing can provide a solution.
In thick stone and brick masonry, and especially rubble-filled walls, Peter Cox can install a remedial damp proof course using their Elektro+ Osmotic System, the very latest in damp proofing technology.
This involves introducing a very small positive electrical charge on the wall to repel the rising damp moisture molecules down the walls and back into the ground.
The installation causes minimum disturbance to the building, and is ‘reversible’, making it acceptable to leading Conservation and Heritage organisations. No liquid chemicals are used so the wall is quicker to dry out and does not cause problems on party walls.