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How to Fix a Rising Damp Problem

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  • 12-04-2017
How to Fix a Rising Damp Problem

How to Fix a Rising Damp Problem

Rising damp can really cause you different structural, health, and aesthetic problems.  This can bring so much stress once it is not solved right away.

This is why, the moment that you discovered that something is wrong in your damp system, you should think of the best solution immediately. By the problem gets worse, you will need to spend an amount for the remedy. Make sure to identify the problem quickly before it turns out to a bigger trouble. 

A rising damp problem puts you and your family in trouble. It is best to put an end to it as early as possible.  This is especially true if you don't know the potential risks and consequences that it can cause you.

Be vigilant and observe any signs that your damp is starting to rise. After identifying the signs, your next action is to come up with the best solution. This will stop or prevent it from getting worse. See to it that you're doing the right thing in solving the rising damp problem.

In every problem, there is always a right solution just like your problem with rising damp. Try to fix it as early as you see the signs. Here are effective ways to solve a rising damp problem.

Create new damp-proofing course. One of the best ways to solve the rising damp problem is by creating a new damp-proofing course. This will prevent the movement of the moisture into your structure. Here, you inject a chemical solution into the mortar. By doing so, a water-resistant band is made all throughout the length and thickness of the wall.

Re-plastering. If you noticed that your plastering starts to be flaky, this means that you have a serious rising damp problem. For a solution, you can consider re-plastering. 

Your newly injected damp-proofing course can prevent problems. It will stop additional dampness from entering the surface of your wall.  Still, the moisture residue will remain unless it is dispersed by natural evaporation. 

To avoid further problems, your wall must be protected from residual moisture. This can be done through re-plastering. You should use a cement render having salt-inhibiting and waterproofing additives.

Removal of contaminated plaster. The entry point of the ground water can result in deposits of salt. These can contribute to a weakening of the plaster. It can also absorb the dampness coming from the surrounding air. So, the best solution is to remove the contaminated plaster.

These are efficient solutions in fixing a rising damp problem. You now have an idea of what to do the next time you encounter the same situation. Ensure that you check all the surfaces where the problem can possibly occur.

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