Rising damp is problem that can potentially affect any building, and can appear on both internal and external walls. Usually rising damp is found in older homes where the damp proof course has been damaged. Damp problems are one of the most frequent problems encountered in homes.

Ways to identify Rising Damp

  • Black mould on walls
  • Damp patches on external walls
  • Moss/algae growth on external walls
  • Water stains on walls
  • Dampness on internal walls of the property
  • Broken plaster on internal walls

If your internal plasterwork is exposed to damp then eventually the plaster will break and will need to be replaced. In order to do this, the existing plaster will need to be removed and a new sand and cement render applied together with the appropriate waterproofing additive. Once this has been completed the walls can then be skimmed with the new plaster.

At Berkley Roofing & Building Solutions Ltd we are damp proofing experts. We provide free surveys and reports with honest advice on your options and the best course of action. Call us today on North London 020 8485 6162 to see how we can help.