Rising Damp Treatment
Check if your property has a damp proof course
A damp proof course (DPC) is an important aspect of what keeps your property protected from rising damp. Whilst the absence of a damp proof course is rare in properties built after 1875, properties built before this period may not have had one installed.
You can check whether or not your property has a damp proof course by looking at the external walls of your property. If you notice a thin black line up to 2 feet from the ground running horizontally around your brickwork, or signs of drill holes in the mortar joints, then your property has likely had a damp proof course installed in the past. If you are still unsure, a professional damp surveyor will be able to tell you for certain.
Call in your local damp experts
Damp proof course repair and installation isn’t something that should be tackled by untrained homeowners. If installed incorrectly, a damp proof course will prove ineffective at preventing rising damp and is therefore a total waste of your time and money.
Often the cause of rising damp is a damp proof course that was either incorrectly installed or has become worn over time. Damp specialists, such as ourselves, are highly experienced in the installation and repair of damp proof courses and can install a chemical injection DPC.
We install chemical injection damp proof courses because they are the quickest and least intrusive method of damp proofing, leaving only drill holes as evidence. Other damp proofing methods, such as damp proof membranes, involve a lengthier process.
Do you require professional rising damp treatment? Our damp experts in Dorset and Hampshire are on hand to meet all your damp proofing requirements. All damp proof courses we install come with a 20 year guarantee, so you can rest assured that your property will be safe from rising damp for years to come! Get in touch today on 01202 737739.