How to find out what is causing my rising damp

If you suspect you have rising damp then you should first try to determine where the moisture is coming from. If you have a damp proof course, check that no structures are bridging it, e.g outside steps or a neighbours property.

Is rainwater draining away from your property or are there surfaces carrying water to a level higher than that of your damp proof course? Check for drain pipes, guttering, roofing and flashing that is broken or blocked, is water collecting at the base of your walls?

Often the source of moisture is easily identified and is simply a matter of fixing drain pipes and guttering. If damp has compromised walls and floors then rotten internal woodwork will need to be removed and replaced. A new damp proof course should be installed to prevent further damage.

If you’re not sure what is causing your rising damp, call in damp specialists will to undertake an inspection and advise on the best course of action.


If you suspect you have some kind of damp problem, but aren’t sure how to fix it, then call TDT Preservation. Established in 1967 we’re professional damp specialists who can be relied on to identify the problem and provide damp solutions where necessary for your property. Our damp proofing experts (d.p.e) operate in Somerset and throughout the South West treating residential as well as commercial, public and national trust properties. Jump online and Book a Survey today or call us on 01761 416 728.

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