Rising damp can occur in any home or property where there is moisture either underneath or next to the building. The moisture can travel through many materials that make up the properties structure such as stone, brick and blocks.
There are various signs to look out for if you fear that your property is of risk of damp, some of these signs will be much more obvious than others. One of the most common signs of rising damp in the home is the discolouration of plaster towards the bottom of walls, the white plaster will often go a yellow colour which will then eventually turn brown if left untreated.
When you find damp in your home or property it means that your current form of damp proofing in insufficient to the elements and that you need to install a new method.
There a various types of damp-proofing courses that can be installed and the one that your require will be dependent upon the type of damp that is occurring in your property. The most common form of damp proofing that is required within residential properties is chemical injection damp-proofing.
When this damp proofing method is carried out another layer of protection is added to the structure of the property which therefore makes the building more protected.
The process that is carried out to install such a system is very complex although effective. There are some alternatives which allow you to carry out the process yourself although they are less complicated they are often found to be less effective.
There are various different types of preventatives available if you feel that your home is at risk of damp although all variations will be categorised into one of three groups;