27 May 2015

Rising Damp

Rising Damp

The severely weathered brickwork in this photo shows an extreme case of rising damp.

This is an old building. It may have been constructed without a damp proof course (DPC). If there is a DPC it is clearly defective.

The dampness will be spoiling decorations and plaster internally and could have resulted in an outbreak of wet and/or dry rot.

Early repair is needed. It will be disruptive and costly to deal with. Specialist contractors must be employed. Ensure you get a comprehensive guarantee for any such work undertaken.