Rising Damp is the slow, upward movement of water from the ground, through the connecting pours of bricks and mortar, by capillary action. In severe cases, it can continue to rise to a height of 1.5 metres. If damp has been diagnosed by a building surveyor, or you are experiencing problems, with the property you… Read More
Rising damp can occur for several reasons, the most common of which are: 1) The existing damp-proof course is being bridged by higher external ground levels. 2) Bridging of the existing damp proof course, by a higher, adjoining concrete floor. 3) A breakdown of the existing damp proof course, due to age or natural movement… Read More
Lateral damp penetration is when damp penetrates though a wall, from a higher external ground (earth retaining) or a higher adjoining concrete floor. This type of damp can cause walls to be very wet and often does more rapid and serious internal damage than rising damp. This is often found in older London or suburban… Read More
Conventional damp proofing will not stop lateral damp penetration and in most cases far more radical measures are required. Tapco HomeDry are specialist at structural water proofing, commonly known as Tanking. Our fully experienced technicians, prepare the walls, create a floor/wall joint and apply a gauged scratch coat of water proof rendering. Slurry coats of… Read More
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