Rising Damp Treatments

At Platinum Chemicals we stock a large number of different Rising Damp Treatments. These Products include Damp Proof Creams, Damp Proof Membranes, Damp Proofing Fluids and Waterproofing Additives which should be used in sand / cement renders after a DPC.

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Platinum Damp Proof Membranes

Our Platinum Damp Proof Membrane are used when Damp Proofing walls above ground due to Rising Damp, Penetrating Damp or Salt Contamination.

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Will Ship w/c 29th July
Will Ship w/c 29th July
Will Ship w/c 29th July

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Platinum are offering a range of special offers on a wide variety of Damp Proofing equipment. Explore our range of deals here.

Rising damp is a common problem in older properties either because no damp proof course (DPC) was provided at the time of building, or because a physical membrane has failed or been 'bridged'. In the majority of cases the provision of a Remedial DPC is a cost effective and minimum disturbance option.

Dampness in buildings if left untreated can lead to structural deterioration; it will result in decay of timber, spoil decorations and can have problematic health effects through the development of moulds and mites.

The source of rising damp is the soil or subsoils which are always wet. Soils consist of biodegraded plant matter hence water in soils is nor pure and usually contains nitrate and chloride salts. These rise through the masonry and are left behind as water evaporates. Rising damp over a number of years can cause high levels of salts in masonry. These residual salts are hygroscopic, hence they contribute to the problems found.

Rising damp results from the capillary action of water from the ground. In the absence of an adequate DPC a zone rising to around 50cm (or more) above the skirting level along the whole length of the wall will result.

Where the DPC is damaged or breached, patches of dampness may occur. Initially the Damp Proofing Course needs to be renewed.

Platinum Chemicals provide an industry leading range of Damp Proofing Course products such as DampSolve, Dryzone, SikaMur InjectoCream, Siliconate K and more...

Can rising damp be fixed?

Yes. Rising damp can be fixed with methods such as damp proof injection cream and damp proof membrane. 

What are common signs of rising damp?

Some common signs of rising damp include damp patches on walls, rotting skirt boards, rusting iron, bubbles on or within plaster. Any signs and origins of damp should be identified as soon as possible and remedied before applying damp proof products such as DPC cream or damp-proof membrane.

What happens if rising damp is left untreated?

If left untreated, rising damp can cause serious structural damage to your property. Rising damp can cause rotting to appear in the timber of your home and rust any steel used within the structure.

Can I paint over rising damp?

Using a high quality damp proof paint cannot prevent rising damp but can combat it and can potentially reduce the impact it has on your property. For best results, identify the source of the damp as soon as possible and treat it properly.

How quickly can rising damp spread?

In certain conditions, rising damp can spread incredibly quickly. It can rise up to 1.5m over the course of 2-3 months if left untreated. 

Can rising damp cause illness?

Yes. If left untreated, rising damp can cause respiratory issues and increase the onset of allergies. To best combat this, regularly check for signs of rising damp and treat accordingly.