When a wall becomes damp, it isn’t always because of a problem with the surface – a lot of rising damp problems come from behind the plaster or render. The best way to tackle a damp problem is to remove the old plaster/render and then create a new, waterproof barrier. Link : https://mouldbuster.com.au/services/rising-damp/
Can you treat rising damp without removing plaster?
A range of products are available for this job and the most cost effective solution is the Dryrod damp proof course, which is a pre-dosed fibre rod that can be simply inserted into the mortar course – no mess or specialist equipment. Then, a chemical pressure injection will be applied, ensuring a completely mess-free result!
Hiding The Damp Rather Than Solving It
There is an industry dedicated to covering-up all possible imaginable dampness problems and rising damp is no exception. This includes the use of cement based plasters, membranes, tanking and a variety of ventilation systems.
The problem with covering-up a dampness problem is that it does not solve the issue because a deep permeation of the wall fabric allows the decay to continue behind the surface. The only way to fix this is to get beneath the surface and address the dampness at its source, which is not usually the wall – it is often the foundations of the house.
If the rising damp isn’t dealt with, it can become a serious problem for your home and your business. It will not only make your property less desirable to buyers but will also open you up to legal action from a variety of federal and local building regulations which require regular inspections. Non-compliance can lead to a hefty fine and other legal issues.