Home Repair 4U - Damp Proofing
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Damp proofing is a general term that covers methods and treatments used to prevent damp from being absorbed through walls or floors into the interior of a property.
It is very important for a property to have effective damp proofing, as it acts as a long term preventative barrier to decay caused by excess moisture that could weaken and damage the structure of a building.
Rising Damp is simply, water from the ground that enters a structure by capillary action. Water that enters or affects a building through any other route can move about in various ways but is not rising damp. Only rising damp can be cured by the installation of a chemical damp proof course. Rising damp is a commonly encountered problem in some types of building, however it is often misdiagnosed.