Tag: damp wall

Rising damp plaster damage

Rising Damp Causing Plaster Damage

As rising damp brings moisture from the ground into a wall, it carries with it soluble salts which may be deposited in the wall fabric and plaster as the moisture evaporates. Certain of these salts, in particular chlorides and nitrates, are hygroscopic; that is to say, they are capable of attracting and absorbing moisture from […]

The Damp Won’t Come Back this Time – Guaranteed

This problematic damp wall had been “treated” by several contractors who claimed to have resolved the issue. However, the damp kept returning with a vengeance. Premier Contractors were called in and, after a free, no-obligation survey, our CSSW Surveyor (Certificated Surveyor in Structural Water Proofing) specified a Newton Meshed Membrane.           […]