Is it rising damp and how much is it likely to cost?

Postby conormcm » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:32 pm


We have had a report which suggests our house may have rising damp. It is a victorian terrace and has a 20 year old chemical damp proof course and a historic slate course.

The damp meter only went off in the very bottom section of the wall at around 20-25cm from the floor. There is a visible tide mark in one part of the house.

I have read suggestions on other threads that these symptoms may not necessarily mean rising damp, the house was very poorly ventilated when we moved in and my wife has insisted on drying clothes in doors. We have recently (within the last year) improved the ventilation in the house and the general humidity has decreased markedly.

So the questions are:
Is it definitely rising damp?
Is there any easy way to be sure?
If it is rising damp how much is it likely to cost ? (between 15 and 15meters of wall would need treating (10meters do not show any high reading))

Thanks in advance for any help or information

Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:18 pm


Simply Build It

  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


  • Related Topics