Rising Damp

Rising Damp

Rising damp is dampness from the ground travelling up the walls of your property through pressure or capillary action, in most cases there is either a defective original damp proof course, failed injection damp proof course, or no damp proof course at all to stop the progress of the rising damp. An inexperienced or untrained surveyor may mistake condensation or penetrating damp for rising damp and therefore recommend a course of action which will be unnecessarily disruptive and possibly expensive, worst of all it is also probably not required and will simply disguise the true cause of the problem and often leads to other problems.

Rising Damp

Rising damp can usually be differentiated from Penetrating damp as it is at the bottom of your walls and tends to fade out at a fairly uniform height. Whilst damp can also penetrate at any level of a wall (high or low), penetrating damp is usually patchy and not as uniform as rising damp and usually has an obvious cause.

Following an external inspection, our surveyor will take a series of internal readings from your walls using modern test equipment, a combination of the inspection and interpretation of the readings along with years of experience will enable your surveyor to determine the source of any dampness and produce his recommendations for correction of the same.

Internal and external images of rising damp

Rising Damp External
Rising Damp Internal
Rising Damp Internal

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If you think you have a problem and would like some expert advice why not talk to a fully vetted and accredited Which? magazine TRUSTED TRADER where you know you will receive an honest and fair appraisal of your problem and a highly competitive price if any work is needed!

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Whatever your thoughts, questions or concerns may be, everything starts from a first step, the first step in this case is to get in touch, we will send a friendly helpful surveyor to you. You are then free to run your thoughts and ideas past him, he will sit down, chat with you and tell you whether what you want to do is practical and possible, if there are any more practical or cost effective alternatives you may not have thought of and give you an approximate cost for your project. We realise you may need a little help to decide what is possible, so we provide this service free of charge and with no obligation - except perhaps a coffee while we chat!

What areas do we cover?

We have teams covering the north-east however we can also assist nationwide. The areas we cover are shown below:

Northumberland 01670 707228

Covering but not limited to: Bedlington, Cramlington, Hexham, Morpeth, Northumberland, Tynedale.

Newcastle / Tyneside 0191 4066488

Covering but not limited to: Gateshead, Gosforth, Heaton, Jesmond, Low Fell, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Shields, North Tyneside South Shields, South Tyneside, Team Valley, Tynemouth, Whickham, Whitley Bay.

Sunderland 0191 5947946

Covering but not limited to: Boldon, Sunderland, Washington.

County Durham and surrounding areas 0191 3385384

Covering but not limited to: Barnard Castle, Bishop Aukland, Chester-le-street, Consett, Crook, Durham, Sedgefield, Stanley, Wear Valley.

Nationwide 0800 0502400

We offer a nationwide service in other areas through our network of manufacturer vetted and approved contractors - just contact us for any UK area and we will do the rest.

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