Southeast Preservation – Your Local Specialists in Diagnosing & Treating Rising Damp in Ashford & Throughout The South East
Rising damp in Ashford occurs when your damp proof course breaks down allowing water present in the ground to rise into the brickwork and the internal plaster of your home.
Understanding Rising Damp in Ashford
This water contains hygroscopic ground salts (chlorides and nitrates) these will contaminate the plaster and will absorb moisture from the atmosphere which will increase the amount of water in the wall.
Some people think it is acceptable to have rising damp in their home and I am often told that they expect some dampness to be present in their property. I think you should consider that any damp entering your walls from the ground would be contaminated with all kinds of germs which would put anybody’s health at risk.
Treating Rising Damp in Ashford
When treating rising damp in Ashford all work undertaken by our team is carried out in accordance with British Standards BS-6576-1985, entitled, The Installation of a Chemical Damp Proof Course.
If required, and the new damp course needs to be injected from inside of the property plaster would be removed from the wall to a minimum height of 1.00 metre from the internal floor and a chemical damp proof course would be installed, if possible and the injection can be carried out externally this makes the job cheaper in terms of its cost to the homeowner as remedial repair works such as re plastering will not be required. Wherever possible we inject new courses externally but on the occassion this is not possible we will explain why to the homeowner.
Brickwork would be treated with an anti-sulphate solution to stabilise the salts ensuring no further salt contamination to the new plaster, after which a lightweight renovating plaster will be applied to the brickwork and then the wall will be skim plaster finished.
British Standard BS-5492-1990 Rising Damp Treatments in Ashford
All of these processes and products used ensure that our work conforms to British Standard BS-5492-1990 The British Standard for internal Plaster Finishes and BS-6576-1985 The British Standard for A Chemical Damp Proof Course.
On completion of the plastering, skirting boards will be replaced like for like where ever possible. We even remove and re-mount the radiators for you and ensure the waste is removed and legally disposed of.
Contact Southeast Preservation
All surveys are offered free of charge and without obligation and whilst you will find our pricing for treatment to be highly competitive the level of service we offer our customers and the standard of our work and treatment guarantees is second to none locally with a genuine level of care and professionalism guaranteed at every level of our work. Please contact us today if you have any questions or queries or would like to arrange a free of charge no obligation survey and quotation for treatment of rising damp in Ashford or elsewhere in The South East.