What is Rising Damp?
Rising Damp is caused by ground water seepage into the walls or foundation of a property at ground level. Moisture will travel up the porous parts of the wall and soak the bricks and mortar through the process of capillary action.
What effects can it have?
Along with some health issues due to the effect of dampness, rising damp can have a major effect on the structure of the property if left untreated. The first sign is usually unsightly tidal marks around the base of the wall. This will be followed by blown, or crumbling plaster. Any Timbers in the wall of the effected area will be susceptible to rot, and can lead to structural issues if not fixed.