Rising dampness is moisture that is soaking up a wall or floor from below the ground.
Moisture will travel upwards against gravity through porous material via a process called ‘capillary’.
Capillary penetration of moisture from the ground up through concrete, floor or masonry is known as "rising damp" and is determined by the shape and porosity of the construction materials through which this penetration takes place.
Rising damp will spread upwards and laterally.
Left unprotected, rising damp will rarely reach a height of more than 1.20m.
For more information on rising damp in buildings visit the Property Care Association website: www.property-care.org
Thanet Timber and Damp Ltd is a member of the Property Care Association (PCA).
Our surveyor is qualified C.S.R.T and will identify the cause of dampness; our survey report will contain recommendations for remedial treatment.
Our qualified team will be able to carry out:
Damp proofing treatment:
Dry / wet rot treatment:
Woodboring beetle treatment:
We provide spray treatments to eradicate all wood-boring beetles. Mainly loft spaces - rafters, joists and purloins - and floor joists and floorboards.
We offer a 20 years company guarantee on Damp and Timber Treatment.
Call us on 01843 280812 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a survey.
We cover the whole of Thanet towns and surrounding areas: