Rising damp is one of the most serious forms of damp in buildings. It is caused by ground water rising, through capillary action, in the porous materials of which most walls are constructed. An effective damp proof course will prevent moisture from rising, although very few houses in Spain have this installed at the time of construction. Southern Spain Damp Proofing Company has a range of systems available, allowing us to treat almost any type of wall construction.
Properties that have suffered from rising damp usually need a certain amount of specialist re-plastering to eliminate the secondary problem of salt contamination of the plaster. These hydroscopic salts if not removed will continue to degrade any new plaster. Southern Spain Damp Proofing Company has the expertise to eradicate these salts.
We are also able to install a Damp Proof Course on any new build regardless of the stage of construction.