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Rising Damp

Most building materials are porous to some extent and thus have the capacity to absorb moisture.


Rising damp is caused by direct or indirect contact of the walls, brick or stone with the ground.


Natural absorbency and capillary action causes moisture to be drawn from the ground in a continuous process, eventually finding its own level.


There are many contributing factors that will aggravate the situation. The major being the breakdown, bridging or non existence of a damp proof course.


Dampness in your building or home can be caused by any or all of the following;


  • Rising damp
  • Lateral damp
  • Penetrating damp
  • Condensation