Who hasn’t experienced it at some point – the mustiness of damp walls in an old building. Plaster begins to fall off the walls, salt blisters with paint flaking appearing on plasterwork and spots of mould make rooms impossible to live in, this is usually the end phase of a process which has been going on for some years. Rising damp may show as a high-tide-like stain on wallpaper and other interior finishes, and when more severe, as blistering of paint and loss of plaster.
Dampness can be due to rising ground damp, penetrating damp or condensation. In this section we are dealing with rising damp the other causes are dealt with in our penetrating damp and condensation pages.
Whether these works are incorporated in a major refurbishment or a single room you will find that our friendly and experienced service can be of assistance to you.
The Lectros electro osmotic damp proofing system will stop rising ground dampness and dry out walls whether they are rubble fill stone, concrete or block. It works by introducing a very small perfectly safe electric current into the wall just above ground level, through a series of titanium anodes inserted into the masonry.
Its effect is to repel the rising moisture down the walls and harmlessly back into the ground. While this tiny positive charge is maintained, the protected walls remain dry and totally free of ground damp.
* Permanently guards against the dangers of rising damp.
* Simple to install with little disturbance to building structure.
* Protects property of any age or structure.
* Immediately effective.
* Virtually indestructible
* Fully Guaranteed.
The installation is neat and quick. A series of small holes are drilled in the masonry above ground level, tiny anodes are inserted and then pointed into the wall. This is linked by a connecting wire. The finished result is virtually invisible and disruption within the property is minimal
Note; Their are alternative methods of stopping rising ground dampness which include the injection of a silicone fluid or cream into masonry. We can provide full details of these systems on request.