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Rising damp treatment

If you have established that you have a rising damp problem then you have a couple of different rising damp treatment and solutions options available to you. Treatment options include common methods such as chemical injection to newer methods such as eletro osmotic treatment.  In summary, the right rising damp solution will boil down to the most appropriate treatment for your type of property and cost.

First step to treating rising damp

Prior to any consideration of rising damp treatment the first step is to identify the cause of the rising damp issue. Without resolving the cause, the most likely result will be any form of rising damp treatment will simply fail. Some things to consider include:

  • Flower beds installed at the side of the property
  • Recent improvement works at the property that may have bridged  the original rising damp barrier
  • Raised footpaths and driveways
  • Anything that may be causing a bridge from the ground to above the original rising damp treatment barrier
  • Recent changes within the basement, sub floor or foundations
  • Bridging of the original rising damp barrier by the external render

If some of the above resonates with you, it might be the case that you do not need rising damp treatments. For instance, by simply removing flower beds you may allow for the rising damp issue to dry out, and you will only be left with some small decorating repairs.

However, it may be the cause of the rising damp issue is not obvious.  If it is the case, then do not fret.  It is why there are professionals such as ourselves in the industry. Feel free to contact us on 0800 633 5712 to organise a professional rising damp survey.

What are my rising damp treatment options?

If you have established the cause of the rising damp problem, you have a couple of treatment options available to you.

The most common form of rising damp treatment is chemical injection. It is a very reliable form of treatment and in most cases is the fastest and most cost effective rising damp treatment to install. At Peter Cox, our specialist chemical treatment is a product with over 60+ years of development known as Drywall+.  

In most cases, rising damp chemical injection barriers use water repellent technology to form a barrier through the masonry by lining the capillaries with a chemical, thereby preventing any moisture rising. Depending on the thickness of the walls, holes are drilled into the affected walls and the rising damp chemical injection solution diffuses into the wall. For our Peter Cox Drywall+ solution however, our unique chemical solutions will additionally release a silane vapour that reacts with silica forming a water-repellent resin. Since no liquid is involved, the wall dries out much quicker.

If however, 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 the non use of any chemicals plus drilling on the outside of the property is kept to a minimum. It is also ideal for historic buildings as the system if necessary can be removed.

Lastly, once the new rising damp treatment barrier has been installed, any salt contaminated plaster has to be removed and replaced with a special salt-retardant incorporating an additive to stop any further contamination of hygroscopic salts to the plaster. Once applied, this additive will stop residual salts migrating into the new wall plaster while still allowing the walls to breathe. This is certainly something you want to do prior to any redecorating.

Our professional solutions - 60 years of rising damp treatments

Prior to proceeding with any form of rising damp treatment, it is always recommended to seek professional advice and a professional survey before attempting any quick fix solutions that may potentially lead to more expensive problems.

With over 60+ years experience our professional and fully qualified surveyors are well trained to determine the causes, symptoms and treatments for rising damp.

From the initial survey, we will establish the cause of the rising damp issue(s), identify all the areas affected by rising damp and recommend appropriate solutions to fix the root of the cause.  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 also recommend solutions to fix the internal damage caused such as the plasterwork.

If after the initial rising damp survey and consultation you are happy with our recommendations, our highly qualified 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 with the backing of our 20 year guarantee.
 

Why choose us to treat your rising damp?

Since we opened our doors in 1951, Peter Cox has been widely recognised as a company with trust, expertise and customer service at the forefront of all our customers. Our CSRT qualified surveyors and 100 specialist trained technicians are directly employed with us, meaning we can ensure all our work is carried out to highest possible standard.

On top of our wealth of knowledge, 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 that you can trust.

Whatever rising damp treatment that may be required, you can be assured that it will be assessed and treatment by fully qualified professional that it carries the benefits of our 20 year rising damp guarantee and the additional back of rising damp insurance.

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Chat to our team about rising damp treatment

At Peter Cox, we understand that rising damp is not something you want to discover in your property and can be a daunting experience if you do not know what to do and how to repair it.

If you need help treating rising damp or establishing the presence of rising damp then we are here to help.

Feel free to contact your local Peter Cox branch or give us a call on 0800 633 5712.  Alternatively fill out our online contact form below to get professional advice from one of our experts.

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