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What is rising damp and what causes it?

Rising damp occurs when your home’s porous masonry structure sucks up far too much moisture out of the ground. Stone, mortar and/or brick now holds both water and a variety of potentially destructive salts.

In most cases, rising damp is caused by —

What is rising damp and what causes it?

Rising damp occurs when your home’s porous masonry structure sucks up far too much moisture out of the ground. Stone, mortar and/or brick now holds both water and a variety of potentially destructive salts.

In most cases, rising damp is caused by —

A Corroded Membrane

A corroded membrane

Over decades, the damp proof coursing installed by builder’s during the construction of your home may have corroded. This allows water and salts in where they shouldn’t be.

Lack of Drainage

Drainage-causes

Broken and leaking pipes, unconnected downpipes, leaking roof gutters and nearby overflowing stormwater drains can direct excess water in and around your home’s foundations.

Poor Sub-floor Ventilation

Poor sub-floor ventilation

Poor ventilation can mean there’s no way for the moisture your masonry has absorbed to escape. With nowhere for moisture to go, the symptoms of rising damp will develop more quickly.

Poor workmanship

Workmanship-causes

During construction, damp proof coursing may have been poorly install by the builder or not installed at all. With no barrier to stop rising damp, salts can damage walls from the ground up.

Why you need damp proofing

Rising damp can pose a variety of threats to your home, you and your family. Rising damp can cause —

  • Aesthetic Damage
    Paint needs a dry surface to adhere to but damp works against this. As your porous masonry absorbs water out of the ground, the walls become drenched causing paint to flake, blister or powder. Rising damp can also cause yellow or brown tide-like stains.
  • Structural Damage to your Home
    When your home’s porous masonry draws water out of the ground, it also traps the salts and minerals in that water the wall. Over time, in varying weather conditions, the salts and minerals can crystallise and disintegrate masonry from the inside out.
  • Mould and Sickness
    If moisture is unable to dry or escape from the interior or exterior walls of your home, it eventually turns black or even dark green with mould. This is a hotbed for bacteria which can eventually cause asthma, and allergies.

The different damp proofing solutions available on the market for rising damp

Petrochemical Injection DPC

Using petrochemical injections is a popular method amongst damp proof installers. They have great permeable properties but are flammable and release hazardous toxins during the curing process.

Physical Plastic DPC

If a physical plastic damp proof coursing is installed during construction, it works well. But when it needs to be installed after a building is completed it requires a large area of wall to be removed. This can be extremely expensive.

Manually applied Silicone Cream

This method is popular amongst DIYers as it seems easy to do and is odourless. The problem is that walls need to be extremely damp for it to spread and has little effect on rising damp during drier seasons in Australia. This is better suited to countries with wetter climates.

Call us today to book a FREE damp assessment, call 1300 854 115

Call us today to book a FREE damp assessment,
call 1300 854 115

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Our damp proofing solution

DampBlock™ is our non-disruptive and cost-effective rising damp solution.

Over the years, we’ve tried all of the above methods and found that they’ve never really worked well for any of our customers. This is why we went ahead and created our very own propriety product, DampBlock™.

DampBlock™ is a next-generation, damp proofing solution for rising damp in walls.

On top of being highly effective at stopping masonry from absorbing water, it also —

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Our damp proofing solution

DampBlock™ is our non-disruptive and cost-effective rising damp solution.

Over the years, we’ve tried all of the above methods and found that they’ve never really worked well for any of our customers. This is why we went ahead and created our very own propriety product, DampBlock™.

DampBlock™ is a next-generation, damp proofing solution for rising damp in walls.

On top of being highly effective at stopping masonry from absorbing water, it also —

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Has no hazardous chemicals

Unlike some of the current solutions that use petroleum based solvents, DampBlock’s™ is harmless.

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Is odourless

Our proprietary water based solution leaves no bad or chemical smells whatsoever. You can stay home while we work!

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Can treat walls in hours

Whether your walls are made of concrete, brick or sandstone, they can be treated within hours without any staining.

What our damp proofing
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Our service promises

  • FREE rising damp assessments
    We’ll come to your home to see if it has rising damp at no cost. Our detail drawings are free as well. Save money from the get-go.
  • Permanent repair of rising damp
    Using our techniques and proprietary technology DampBlock™️, we can damp proof homes permanently. What we fix stays fixed. Everything comes with a 10-year warranty.
  • Lower prices
    With our innovative techniques and technology, we work more accurately and more efficiently than anyone else. Damp proofing should only cost between $2K to $8K*.
  • Transparent quotes
    Our quotes are fixed and come with simple, computer-generated drawings detailing our proposed solution. There’s no mystery as to what we’ll be doing and what you’re paying for.
  • Minimal disruptions to your life and home
    With our innovative, industry leading technology, repairing your home’s rising damp shouldn’t take more than a day, or two. We don’t knockdown walls or use hazardous chemicals.
  • Mobile teams equipped with latest technology
    Our damp proofing teams are ready to go where you live. Whether it be in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne or anywhere else between, we can come out and do the job for you**.

*Pricing is based on averages and subject to site assessment. **Some rural locations will require a virtual damp assessment.

Need a damp proofing solution?

If your walls are starting to look ugly due to flaking, blistering paint, tide-like stains or even mould, it’s likely your home is suffering from rising damp.

We’d love to help you damp proof your home. We can start with a FREE damp assessment.

Need a damp proofing solution?

If your walls are starting to look ugly due to flaking, blistering paint, tide-like stains or even mould, it’s likely your home is suffering from rising damp.

We’d love to help you damp proof your home. We can start with a FREE damp assessment.