Put plainly, Rising damp is water that enters the structure of the building by means of capillary action.
Rising Damp can easily develop within walls in ground-floor areas, either:
- When the Damp Proof Course (DPC) is damaged or perhaps ineffective
- Where the DPC has been ‘bridged’ allowing moisture to rise past it
- In some older properties where there may be no DPC in the first place
Types of Damp proofing
Here at Timberwise we offer two key types of damp proofing – DriWise our damp proofing cream and Electro Osmotic Damp proofing.
Timberwise DriWise damp proofing cream
DriWise is a unique to the Timberwise damp proofing system; complete with a 20 year guarantee to give you peace of mind, this system is water-based and works when it’s injected into walls. By injection into pre-drilled holes, this damp proof system is introduced along the mortar course for maximum effect. As a result, DriWise diffuses before curing to develop a continual water-repellent screen and this helps to stop dampness from rising up the wall. The chance of fluid leaking into neighbouring properties is also heavily reduced as there is no pressure used through the injection process. DriWise has been approved by the BBA (British Board of Agreement). The BBA is an independent assessment body that is a partner of the Government. The Agreement Certificate for DriWise is 03/3991.