The first signs of rising damp can usually be seen on the internal walls, causing peeling wallpaper and plaster work. As it spreads through the wall, it will also travel through other materials such as skirtings, floorboards and joists, and cause rot.
Is rising damp a serious problem?
Once a problem has been identified, a chemical pressure injection will be carried out. It is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of treating rising damp.
Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods
The latest, most effective way of stopping rising damp sydney is to use dryrod damp-proof rods. These are pre-dosed fibre rods, which are inserted into the mortar course of the affected wall.
Dryrod damp-proof rods can form a water-repellent barrier, blocking the rise of moisture and salt in the wall, as well as allowing previous damage to the plaster to dry out.
Replastering Interior Walls
Once the damp-proof course has been injected, a replastering of the interior walls can be carried out using our Dryzone Express Replastering System. This system allows for a full treatment of the affected walls and a quick, cost-effective refurbishment in as little as 24 hours.
How to Spot the Signs of Rising Damp
The first sign of rising damp is a musty smell that may be noticeable around the skirting board area. This is because the water from the ground seeps through these areas and soaks into the paint and plaster work. You will also notice a characteristic whitish powdery tide mark called efflorescence appearing at the lower section of the affected wall, caused by salts being brought through by the effects of evaporation.