Rising damp is the most common form of damp that results from heavy condensation in a building. It is most commonly caused by upward rising ground water that penetrates the permeable wall structure. It is important to diagnose rising damp correctly and early on to ensure there is no long-term damage caused to the property and consequent resale value.
The most common causes of rising damp include:
Liquids that can penetrate building materials such as natural stone, masonry, concrete and grout, may be waterproofed and therefore protected by one of two types of sealers:
As it is critical to provide protection from weathering of homes material to prevent rising damp, it is important to consider how deep will your sealer penetrate below the surface, and how long this penetration will last.
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