Rising Damp & Penetrating Damp

Whatever the cause, we can find the cure!

From the mildly annoying to the more serious, damp can cause a range of issues to your health and property. That’s why it’s crucial to diagnose the exact cause of your damp problem so it can be properly treated.


Catch Damp When It Starts

If caught early enough...


of all damp problems can be solved

for £50 or less

If left for just one year it could be...


Act now and save money

Rising Damp

What are the Symptoms?

If you notice dampness or moisture accumulating at the base of the walls, it may be a sign of a damp issue. This can be caused by various factors, such as water ingress, condensation, or problems with drainage.

A tide mark is a visible line that appears on the wall surface, indicating the height to which moisture has risen. This can be caused by various factors, such as water ingress, rising damp, or condensation.

Dampness in the walls can cause staining and discolouration of wall coverings, such as paint or wallpaper. This can also cause damage to the plaster or other materials underneath the wall coverings.

A musty smell is a common sign of excess moisture and dampness in a property. This smell can be difficult to eliminate without addressing the underlying cause of the problem.

Dampness in the walls can cause the plaster to become discoloured and fragment, leading to deterioration of the wall surface. This can also create an ideal environment for mould growth.

Dampness in the walls can also cause timber to decay and rot, leading to structural issues and potential safety hazards. This can be caused by various factors, such as water ingress, rising damp, or condensation.

What are the causes?

If the damp proof course is poorly installed or becomes damaged, it can allow moisture to rise up through the walls and cause rising damp.

If the external ground level around the property is higher than the internal floor level, this can cause moisture to penetrate the walls and lead to rising damp.

Elevated ground levels around a property can cause moisture to accumulate at the base of the building, leading to dampness and related issues. This can cause damage to the walls, flooring, and other structural elements of the building, and can lead to mould growth, rotting of woodwork, and other issues. 

The Solution

If you suspect your property may be affected by damp, book your FREE consultation. Our experienced surveyors can diagnose the exact cause of the problem and provide a treatment plan to rectify it.

The process is easy!


Tell us exactly what you need

You give us some details on your problem and pick a date.


Book Your FREE Consultation

Book your FREE consultation online.


We carry out the consultation

We will visit the property and provide an expert report.

Penetrating Damp

What are the Symptoms?

These are often a clear indication of dampness or water ingress. Damp patches can be caused by a variety of issues, including leaking pipes, rising damp, or penetrating damp.

This can be a sign of poorly installed or damaged windows that are allowing water to seep through. It can also be a sign of condensation or a leak in the roof or walls.

If paint or wallpaper is peeling or flaking, it could be a sign of dampness or water damage. This is especially true if the deterioration is concentrated in one area.

Wooden beams, skirting boards, and other structural elements can decay if they are exposed to dampness over a prolonged period of time. This can be a sign of a long-standing damp issue that needs to be addressed.

If water is pooling on the floor, it could be a sign of a leak or other water ingress problem. This is especially true if the puddling is occurring in a specific area, rather than being caused by general condensation.

Mould thrives in damp environments, so finding black spores or mould on walls or ceilings can be a sign of a damp problem.

What are the causes?

Penetrating damp can be caused by a lack of proper maintenance and repair of a building’s exterior. Cracks or gaps in the roof, walls, or windows can allow water to penetrate the building, leading to damp and moisture issues.

Over time, construction materials such as bricks, mortar, and sealants can deteriorate or become damaged, allowing water to penetrate the building. This can result in damp patches, water stains, and other signs of moisture damage.

The design and location of a property can also contribute to the risk of penetrating damp. For example, a building located in an area with high levels of rainfall may be more susceptible to damp issues, particularly if it is located on a hill or slope.

Unchecked Damp Invites Dry & Wet Rot

Penetrating damp can be a silent threat to your property, potentially leading to both dry and wet rot. Here are some quick facts to help you understand the dangers:

  • Penetrating damp results from water infiltration through structural defects.
  • This excess moisture creates the perfect environment for fungal growth.
  • Dry rot and wet rot can cause severe damage to your property’s timber structure.

Go to our page on Dry and Wet Rot to learn more.

Wet Rot

Dry Rot

Book Your FREE Consultation today!

Booking with us is easy!

Call us today to arrange your FREE consultation from our experts.