Rising damp treated to stop it in its tracks once and for all

Unwanted moisture in a building is known more simply as the dreaded ‘damp problem’.

Rising damp is water creeping up the walls from ground level and the most common way of dealing with this is to create a physical barrier at low level, otherwise known as a damp proof course, or DPC.

At Brunel Preservations, the first step is to identify the damp source and come up with an appropriate way of dealing with this. There are a number of options depending on the scale of the problem and type of building construction.

Where affected plaster is removed, we can re-plaster using a moisture preventative mix.

Our damp analysis and survey will identify the work that needs to be done and the costs — all of which we discuss with you before going ahead.

New damp course options:

  • Physical
  • Chemical
  • Mortar injection
  • Electro-osmosis

All damp work is carried out in accordance with the BS6576 code of practice.