Treating rising damp with Dampzero Plasterguard

Rising damp is moisture present in your walls as a result of water in the ground underneath or next to your walls rising up through the fabric of the wall, whether it be brick, block or stone. The water travels upwards through the wall as a result of capillary action (where water is sucked through a small opening such as a tube or hole) through the tiny holes in the brick or stone. The water stops rising at a height where gravity counteracts the upwards force of...

Do you have a problem with rising damp?

Rising damp problem? All modern buildings today are fitted with a damp proof course beneath the concrete floor slab and between the bricks of the external walls to prevent ground water from rising up into the upper levels of buildings and causing damage to the substrate. DPC sheeting has been used in the building industry for over 50 years. If fitted properly the DPC sheeting will prove to be a long term barrier against rising damp. It does happen that DPC sheeting is fitted incorrectly or is...