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Rising Damp Exposed, Is There Such Thing?

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Rising damp is a condition that affects the walls of buildings when water from the ground rises up through the bricks and mortar, mainly due to capillary action. Despite its well-documented presence and the potential damage it can cause to properties, a contingent of sceptics believe that rising dampness is a myth concocted to sell unnecessary damp-proofing services.

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Your Damp Problem Sorted! Roger Asks James.

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Damp problems in a single brick skin house - Seeking expert advice! Our message from Rachel: I am writing to you today for advice on a persistent damp problem in our old house. We live in a single brick terrace house in Hanover, Brighton built in the 1800s on a timber sole plate...

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Stop Penetrating Damp Coming Through Your Walls

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Penetrating damp is a common issue in buildings where moisture infiltrates through walls, floors, or ceilings from the outside environment. It often manifests as damp patches, water stains, or peeling paint, particularly during wet weather. Roger looks at another damp problem featuring Skill Builder viewer Darren.

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Don’t Treat Damp The Wrong Way

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Diagnosing damp problems in a building involves a systematic approach to identifying the symptoms, understanding the possible causes, and then taking appropriate action. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you go about it.

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You Won’t Believe What Caused This Damp Problem

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Skill Builder viewer Ryan couldn't figure out why his house was damp and wet under the floorboards. Now he's found the cause of the problem and it's incredibly simple.

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Cracking The Damp Treatment Code ~ £10k Saving!

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We'll guide you through the complexities of identifying and addressing damp problems, equipping you with the knowledge to protect your home without draining your wallet.

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Why Is The Wall Damp & How Did He Fix It?

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Wicking, also known as capillary action, occurs when moisture is drawn up a wall from the ground. This is typically due to a lack of, or a faulty damp-proof course, but It is also essential to maintain proper drainage and regularly check for cracks or defects in the walls.

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Stop Rising Damp in Its Tracks

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Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods are patented fibre rods that carry a powerful water-repellent material. They have been scientifically proven to eliminate rising damp even in highly-saturated walls. This performance has also been internationally tested and approved.

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Yet Another Cause of Damp

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Send us your pictures and videos: In Ask Skill Builder episode 36 Damion Cartwright has some advice about damp problems in an edition we should call ‘Tell Skill Builder’.

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Protect Against Dampness in Walls with Drybase

protect against dampness in walls with drybase youtube thumbnail Roger is plastering a cellar wall and adds some extra damp proofing with Drybase from Safeguard. Drybase Flex A watertight low-profile sheet membrane for protection against dampness in walls without the need to drill and install plugs. The membrane is a 1.5 mm thick flexible polypropylene sheet with a fleeced surface on both sides. The two fleeces ensure good …

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