After reading this, rising damp – may be a phrase that you want to avoid. No prospective buyer wants to hear that the property they are investing in has damp problems, therefore, investing in damp proofing should be at the top of your property care priorities. Rising damp is common, however if not diagnosed accurately and dealt with properly it can be extremely expensive to fix.
In most cases, if your property was constructed after 1857, it was most likely built with a protective damp-proof course. If you own a property which dates back longer than this, it might not have this protective barrier.
If you do suspect a case of rising damp in your property, we would advise that you speak to a specialist ASAP.
By arranging treatment with Richardson and Starling, we firstly assess the damp condition and damage to your property using our professional damp meters and applying our surveyors experience. We then advice the appropriate remedial treatment required to suit your property to solve the damp problem.