Rising damp is one of the most obvious and unpleasant “features” of a home and can significantly devalue properties.

As dampness ‘travels’, the source of the problem often isn’t where it appears on the wall. We use a tool called a “moisture-meter” to assist us in isolating the source of the problem. This ensures that we locate the walls affected by water ingress and that we know our remedy will in fact solve the problem.

There are different remedies available depending on what is required to solve the rising damp issue. Perth buildings have different types of brick walls and therefore require differing solutions.

Signs of rising damp

Damp-proof Course

What is a Dramp-Proof Course (DPC)? A damp-proof course is what prevents water from rising up the walls and from there causing further damage. When this damp-proof course breaks down overtime and combined with the mortar eroding and breaking down, moisture is able to penetrate…
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Cavity Cleaning

The amount of rubble which accumulates between the internal and external walls can be surprising. Without cleaning this out, damp-proofing is much less effective as water still has a “bridge” to travel through – this is how the water gets from outside to inside! When…
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Rising damp can affect both internal and external walls. Watering systems, soil above the damp course, or heavy weather conditions can subject external walls to rising damp. Visible signs for external walls include fretting mortar, paint/render peeling off or salt marks on the bricks or…
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Waterproof Membranes

This is a method of treating rising damp particularly on single brick or solid limestone walls or below ground level walls. In this case, any existing effected render is removed, usually to a meter high, leaving the brick work or limestone exposed. We then coat…
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