Rising Damp found on a survey in Leeds

09th May 18 | Back to blog

You can clearly see the effects of rising damp on the paint work to this Cottage

Rising Damp in older buildings is common.

Rising Damp

Rising damp in the corner of this property

Despite being strong built walls unfortunately most were constructed without a damp proof course in place.

Due to this fact it does leave older properties more susceptible.

Damp does not just affect internal and external walls it can also found rising through concrete floors.

Signs to watch out for include a “tide-mark” on the wall above skirting boards of up to 1 metre.

Rising damp leads to dampness in walls, mould, blistering, the peeling of paint and wallpaper and damaged render.

It is important to remember that there are many forms of damp that can affect a property, so it is always wise to contact experts for advice!

If you think your property may be suffering with any kind of damp issues, please contact Cannon for a free damp & timber survey.