Rising damp inspections and rising damp assessments
Pro Team Group provides a complete rising damp treatment and rising damp solution service starting with a detailed rising damp assessment and testing using moisture meters to identify and diagnose the extent of the rising damp problem or dampness problem. We can then propose the most appropriate treatment to rectify the dampness or rising damp for your home or building.
Rising Damp Inspection to identify if it is rising damp
We identify the damp areas using moisture detecting equipment we then assess the cause of the rising damp or dampness in the home or building, we access for condensation and building defects which are making the wall damp.
Using our moisture detection equipment allows us to inspect of moisture in the brick wall determining the extent of rising damp problem.
We inspect for existing an dampproof course and asess the condition of the dampproof course and inspect to see if the dampproof course has been bridge which could be causing the rising damp in the building.
We inspect the level of the dampproof course to identify if the dampproof course is being bridge by soil or built in structures which could be the cause of the rising damp in the home.
We visual look for hygroscopic salts deposits, fretting brickwork damaged mortar and bubbling paints.
Licenced building practitioners and waterproofers providing the complete rising damp service
We are a commercial and residential licensed building and waterproofing company we can also replace fretted and damaged bricks which have been affected by salt attack and replace missing mortars to brickwork.
We replaces timber framing and skirtings damaged by fungal decay caused by rising damp and/or excessive moisture with in the subfloor area. All structural framing is replaced to Australian Standards by qualified builders and carpenters, removal and replacement of internal plaster affected by rising damp, repainting and all other trades and services providing a complete rising damp rectification and remedial works.
Professional rising damp service
We takes complete care of your home or building while rectifying your rising damp problem. Completing the installation of the new chemical ejected damp proof course to stop your rising damp and completing all associated building works. We work with you to ensure your rising damp problems are rectified with the minimal amount of disruption to your home, family and/or business.
Salt removal from brick walls and rising damp remedial works
We provide the service of salt removal from brick walls associated with rising damp in Melbourne.
Chemical injected damp course to stop rising damp
Pro Team Group inject a new chemical damp proof course into damp masonry to control and stop rising damp. Once the fluid has dried Pro Team Group replaster the effected walls and complete all other building and construction works as required providing a complete rising damp rectification service.
Problems associated with rising damp and salt attack
Damp Houses can cause health problems
Health risks ranging from respiratory infections to aggravating asthma can also be associated with houses with damp subfloors, rising damp and other damp problems.
About rising damp and how rising damp occurs
Rising damp occurs at the base of walls. It is caused by capillary suction of the fine pores or voids in masonry materials drawing water up from the soils beneath buildings.
Modern construction methods prevent rising damp and dampness rising through the installation of damp proof courses.
However many older buildings and homes were built without damp proof courses, or due to failure or bridging of the damp proof course we now find problems with rising damp at the base of walls.
In most cases where dampness occurs there will be the association of salt attack with it. Salt attack decays brick, mortar, stone and other masonry materials by soluble salts forming crystals within the pores of masonry. In rising damp the salt is carried up by the rising damp into the walls from the soils beneath the building. During dry periods the dampness evaporates from the walls the salts unable to evaporate are left behind.
Inspection and assessment of rising damp problems
Pro Team Group do a detailed rising damp inspection of a building to confirm the presence of rising damp, investigating if the dampness is rising damp or from another damp related problem.
Starting with a visual inspection of the damaged area inspecting bubbling paint work, fretting and damaged plaster, hygroscopic salt deposits on the wall we then use moisture meter to checking and confirm the dampness of a wall and the pattern of the dampness.
Sources of dampness which may contribute to the rising damp or be the problem
Bridging of damp proof courses
Injecting of dampproof liquid to stop rising damp
Pro Team Group inject a a new chemical damp proof course to stop rising damp. Once injected the new chemical damp proof course creates a barrier stopping rising damp occurring.
Highly effective formulation enables long lasting and deep penetration creating a new damp proof barrier stopping rising damp. All efforts are taken to limit the disruption to your home or place of business. Pro Team Group professionally install a new chemical damp proof course which is safe to your family, your employees and the applicator of the installing the dampproof course to stop rising damp.
Procedures of the installation of the new chemical injected damp proof course to stop rising damp.
Pro Team Group remove the skirting boards and plastering to the walls where rising damp is a problem and where the new damp proof course is to be installed. Timber skirting boards in poor condition damaged by fungal decay and rising damp will be disposed of and new skirting boards will be chosen to be installed which matches the existing skirting boards of the house. Where the skirting boards are in good condition they will be retained and reinstated once the successful rising damp treatment is completed.
Pro Team Group replace damaged bricks and replaces fretted and affected mortar damaged by the rising damp and salt attack prior to the installation of the new chemical damp proof course.
Pro Team Group injection of a chemical damp proof course to create a continuous damp proof course that stops rising damp.
Drying Periods of walls once rising damp works are completed
Once the new chemical damp proof course has been installed to the wall with rising damp problems drying of the chemical damp proof course takes approximately two weeks if reasonable temperatures and ventilation within the home or building is provided. In special circumstances the drying periods may change or take longer.
The masonry wall which had the new damp proof course installed to stop rising damp will require drying out as dampness will still be within the wall. Natural drying out of the brick wall affected by rising damp once the new chemical damp proof course has been installed depends on the retained salt content within the wall, the ventilation available within the building, the temperature and the humidity.
Salt removal procedures can be applied prior to the installation of the new damp proof course.
Replaster with the rising damp treatments
Pro Team Group can make repairs to internal plasterwork once a the new damp proof course has been installed and the source of the moisture has been stopped.
Pro Team Group remove plaster and reinstate new plaster using a salt retardant additive once the new chemical damp proof course has dried out. Additives are added to the plaster which makes the plaster retain salts but still allows the drying of the wall. When removing the existing plaster we allow 400mm higher than the highest point of detected dampness to achieve maximum drying.
Where the brick work is not plastered we will fill the drill holes used to inject the new chemical damp proof course with mortar with a waterproof additive.