Rising Damp treatment and how to identify it

During a pre purchase building survey on a 19th century house in Radstock the surveyor suggested that there were damp issues to the ground floor walls. The cause was identified as rising damp.

We used a protimeter to test the walls and a set of readings where produced that began at a high level to the top of the skirting board and reduced as testing moved up the walls. Readings where recorded showing the level of mositure and the height from the floor at which the reading was taken though as the pictures show there is no doubt the wall is subject to damp issues!

The purchaser was provided with a comprehensive damp and timber report and this included a detailed specification and cost to rectify the rising damp which we later contracted to complete. Walls are now dry and decorating has begun, customer is happy!

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Why choose Wessex Damp & Timber

25 Years of Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the service sector you will receive an unrivaled level of customer care from the survey through to the completion of works.

Unrivaled Customer Care

We are a family run business with a professional and modern approach whilst still maintaining that personal level of service you associate with a local company.

Professional Service

Constantly seeking to maintain our knowledge base we access all the latest information and available literature to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.

Wessex Damp and Timber are an industry leading company who provides services to help cure dampness and condensation in both the home and commerical environments.

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Services We Offer

Some of the services we offer in property preservation

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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