The two main types of dampness within a property are:
The effect of rising damp is often in the form of deteriorating paintwork, rot to the skirtings and the timber floor, or of course a damp musty smell. Rising damp is caused when ground water travels up through the masonry by capillary movement bringing with it Hygroscopic salts from the ground. These salts are very absorbent and cannot be removed from the brickwork. The salts then transfer into the plaster, therefore making the walls damp as they continue to absorb moisture. The most effective way of damp proofing and resolving this problem is to carry out a damp proof course injection which will stop further rising damp and then re-render the walls with our specialist plaster which is designed to prohibit the transference of Hygroscopic salts. Damp proofing is essential to make the walls dry.
Lateral water penetration can occur via external defects like defective guttering, high external ground levels, defective pointing and design defects. Basements and cellars are notorious for having lateral water penetration. To cure this Eradicure-Alliance offers the Structural Cavity Drain Membrane Waterproofing System and the Sika Render Structural Waterproofing System. The system installed will depend on the property and its surrounding environment.
All our CSRT surveyors are damp proofing specialists and are trained, qualified, monitored and audited in their work.