Rising damp

The consequences of rising damp

Rising damp appears above all on the level of walls located on the ground floor and in basements.

It is particularly common in old houses; sometimes in new houses when the water tightness of the walls has not been carried out correctly.

The most frequent symptoms are:

  • Deterioration of the paint
  • Unpeeling of wallpaper, plaster and plinths
  • The appearance of saltpetre
  • Damage to door frames
  • Damage to parquet floor and furniture

Treatment of rising damp

The system of treatment of rising damp that we use consists of the pressurised injection, in holes drilled in a line at the bottom of the walls, of a water-repellent product (silano-siloxano) creating a watertight barrier against rising damp.

This barrier stops completely the rising of the damp. Hydrotec also gives the option to make an immediate rehabilitation after treatment whose function is to stop sweating the residual moisture of the treated walls.

This sort of moisture is associated with deterioration in basement walls, low, wineries and parkings. In general, all cases in which the walls and / or walls are below ground level.

The treatment, correctly performed, will last as long as the wall itself. This is why Hydrotec rising damp treatment is guaranteed for 30 years.