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Rising damp treatment

If your property has been affected by rising damp, then you will require a remedial damp proof course to put it right. Peter Cox are known as the UK market leaders in rising damp treatment because our process has proven to be successful in identifying and treating the problem to restore our customers’ homes back to their best.

Following current Government guidance Peter Cox can still perform remediation services in homes and commercial premises while taking all necessary precautions with regards to social distancing and use of protective equipment. To find out how we can help you today while remaining safe, please contact our team by calling 0800 633 5712, or completing the online enquiry form. You can also find out more about our rising damp treatment process below.

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How to treat rising damp

The most common form of rising damp treatment is damp proof injection. It is a completely safe, time tested and reliable form of damp proofing and in most cases is the fastest and most cost effective rising damp treatment to install. At Peter Cox, our specialist damp course injection solution is a product with over 60+ years of development known as Drywall.

Our treatment process is as follows:

Step one: The damp survey

There is a lot of misinformation about rising damp that stems from unqualified contractors incorrectly diagnosing it as the source of clients’ problems.

Whilst it is true that other causes of damp such as condensation and penetrating damp can sometimes result in similar symptoms such as damp stains and patches on walls, damaged wallpaper and a musty smell permeating the roof, our surveyors are highly trained and certified by industry trade bodies to ensure that we will properly assess the situation and accurately diagnose the cause of your damp problems.

You can read more about our process on our designated rising damp survey page.

Step two: Remove any salt contaminated plaster from the walls

Walls affected by rising damp will often contain salts that have become soaked into brickwork and wall plaster. In cases like this our team will carefully protect your floor coverings while we remove any existing wall plaster back to bare brickwork and remove any residual salts on the wall surface.

Step three: Install the damp proof course

Our technician will inject a concentrated thixotropic silane/siloxane 'cream' into the mortar bed joint of affected walls just above floor level to form a barrier against rising damp. Our Drywall solution is recognised as the highest concentration damp proof cream available.

As the cream dries it will create a water-proof resin within the wall to prevent any rising damp problems from resurfacing.

Step four: Replaster the wall

Once the injection holes have been filled we will then replaster any treated walls. For extra protection we use our ‘Drywall’ salt retardant wall plaster. After the drying out period you are free to redecorate the wall however you wish!

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Different types of damp treatment

If a conventional rising damp chemical treatment is not appropriate for your property, an alternative solution could be to use an Elecktro Osmotic System.

Using a small electronic charge, electro-osmotic systems reverse the process of rising damp by repelling the rising water from the wall and back into the ground allowing the walls to stay dry. The main benefit here is that drilling on the outside of the property is kept to a minimum. It is also ideal for historic buildings as the system can be removed if necessary.

Rising damp treatment - guaranteed!

Whatever rising damp treatment may be required, you can be assured that it will carry the benefits of our twenty year rising damp guarantee. This provides the security and peace of mind that comes from knowing that should something go wrong with our treatment and you notice rising damp has begun to re-appear in your home, then we will be there to put it right.

On top of our guarantees and optional rising damp insurance, we go the extra mile to make sure our customers feel secure knowing that we are a rising damp treatment company that you can absolutely trust. Our methods have been accredited by the Property Care Association (PCA)), BSWA, Which? Trusted Trader and Constructonline to name but a few. As founding members of the Property Care Association, we set the standards for excellence for professionalism and expertise in the industry.

The industry leaders in rising damp treatment

With over 68 years experience our qualified surveyors are specialists in diagnosing rising damp and prescribing the correct rising damp solution to remedy the problem. Our professional surveyors will also look out for any potential wet or dry rot issues that have occurred as a result of the rising damp issue and will also recommend solutions to fix internal damage caused to plasterwork and other parts of the building.

If you are happy with our recommendations after the initial consultation, our highly qualified and locally based team of technicians can carry out all rising damp treatments and repairs to your property, ensuring that when we are finished your property is left clean, safe and dry.
  

Contact the rising damp treatment specialists

Our rising damp treatment team are here to help and will happily discuss the problem with you to determine if you require a specialist surveyor to attend the property.

To ease your concerns over potential rising damp problems contact your local Peter Cox branch or give us a call on 0800 633 5712.  Alternatively send in an online enquiry  by clicking the button below to get professional advice from one of our experts.

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*Survey enquiries for your local branch will be directed to our dedicated central survey control teams across the UK. Calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers are free unless you are calling from a business phone, in which case the rate will be set by your provider.