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How Rising Damp Treatment Works?

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 22 May 2019 21:50

Rising damp can be the most annoying thing one can notice within the walls of cozy homes, specifically caused due to water. People can merely observe scars on the surface of walls that rather give off disgusting look and odor in the worst cases. At such a time, the thought to opt for the rising damp treatment can be a big relief for the householder.

It may appear that your wall has turned into an ugly face having brownish and yellowish stains on some parts just like pimples. One can also see the rising damp as fluffy deposits and even as black mould spots that indicate the presence of humidity and water. However, the treatment methods should only be used if the problem failed to go away even after one has tried everything.

Check the ground level on the exterior walls

Some people have the damp proof walls that enable them to stay out of trouble for a long while. However, the problem of damp can come from the ground outside. Sometimes, even after having a damp proof course, the individuals might end up having ground slightly above that. The only solution can be to start digging soil away from the exterior walls from the outside. If a householder desires to save money, they can do it themselves.

Contact the professionals

The first step in the list after you have checked everything is contacting the professionals that enable the households to get proper direction on how to treat the problem. The rising damp can be quite tricky and smelly to deal with. In time, they can even make it difficult for individuals to live in that particular room.

The primary treatment

Most professionals use an easier and affordable way to treat the rising damp that includes damp proofing injection cream. The individual professionals use this special cream by inserting into the positioned holes. The cream penetrates deep inside the brick that is urging to be absorbed soon enough by the rough surface.

A barrier is formed on the walls called DPC chemical to halt the rising water that can prevent the rising damp further. Other than that, the householders can also have the damp proof membrane installed that can act as a better barrier against the problems that occurred on the walls. However, this second step involves one to spend more money and time in the installation of a damp proof membrane.

The internal walls

At first, the evidence of rising damp should be a check on the walls. The households can remove extra things from the wall such as clock and wallpapers. This is the point where people mostly have not started the treatment of the rising damp yet. At this point, the professionals make sure to remove the skirting boards in the area that has been affected due to rising damps.

Experts suggest that the utilization of damp proofing membrane is effective for the treatment of inner walls. It helps in isolating the salt contaminated and damped walls. Professionals also have to be much involved in this since it would enable the walls to be treated and made the damp proof.

Sealing the walls

When the professionals solve the problems of damping, it would be better to seal both the floors and walls with materials that are damp proof. Such steps can enable the householders to be protected from further attacks of damp over the years. This process is specifically called tanking and is slightly expensive.


The damp proofing internal wallsare one of the effective techniques to get the problem away. Rising damps can be quite frustrating and smelly at one point. The faster an individual works and go against them, the more are the chances to save money.


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