keeffo2005 wrote: »
Sister is buying a house with rising damp. Going to get a builder friend to price fixing it. Is there any particular guide or treatment that is the most effective
I presume this is a classic case of rising damp. I was thinking of drilling holes along the bottom of the affected areas and filling with the sticks that melt into the brick and stop the capilliary action of the rising damp. Anybody any experience of this sort of treatment.
Rising dampness is very real.
First of all get a professional to diagnose the cause of the rising damp.
It will be necessary for the professional to have various Moisture Meters and a hygrometer.
If the Rising Dampness is in the floor then it could be cause by a leaking pipe or lack of DPM etc
If the Rising Dampness is in the walls it may be caused by a lack of DPC etc.
Once the cause of the Rising Dampness is ascertained, it is very simply to prescribe remedial action.
That house is new enough to appear to have a damp proof course. Is it a concrete block house? Is there damp inside, on the walls? A lot of people will recommend having no concrete going against outer walls. Gravel going to the end of the walls is a lot better. When I look at that picture, I dont think it is rising damp, maybe issues with the drain.
Thanks for that Yellow-Fern. It was a house my daughter was thinking of buying but has decided against it.