Rising Damp Professionals in Johannesburg
We offer durable, long lasting rising damp treatment to solve your damp problem. Get in touch with our professional damp team today for a free inspection and quotation!
What Rising Damp Solutions Do We Offer?
Apex Waterproofing has advanced knowledge in rising damp and the quality treatments available on the market today. The most economical and cost-effective way to treat rising damp is with a damp proof course injection. This is normally installed during construction phase.
However, sometimes the damp proof course that is installed during construction is not installed correctly or has failed. The rising damp solution then would be to chop off all damp affected areas down to brickwork, drilling holes into the exposed brickwork and installing the damp proof course cream. Thereafter, a salt retardant slurry is applied prior to new plaster and paint work.
What Is Rising Damp?
Rising damp is the effects of unwanted moisture in walls of buildings, no higher than 1.3m up the wall. It occurs when moisture from the ground travels up through the walls by capillary action. Basically, the ground water is sucked up through the brickwork and mortar. Plasterwork and timber absorb moisture too, therefore creating structural damage before visible signs of rising damp are noticed.
Generally rising damp is first noticed when the damage is already been done. Bubbling paint, efflorescence (salt marks), stained or loose wallpaper, mould growth and so on. Externally, your mortar may begin to crumble or white stain marks will appear like the images below.
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Damp is one of the most common issues that affect properties today. Luckily, we are one of the most recommended damp specialists in Johannesburg so you have come to the right place! With our trained rising damp employees and high quality damp solutions, you are guaranteed the best results!
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There are technically 3 types of solutions to rising damp issues:
- A solution that merely covers up the symptoms of the damp (scraping off paint, spraying a ‘waterproof’ substance and thereafter re-painting the area.)
- Solutions that slow down the effect of damp in your home or office.
- And lastly, a solution that rids of rising damp problems for as long as your building is in working condition.
Although our treatments come with a 5 year guarantee, that is not to say our damp solutions only LAST 5 years. Our damp treatment services last 4 times that duration. However, each building is constructed differently. Therefore, if your building experience major movement as opposed to other homes or office, your damp system may not last as long as you wish it to last. However, in those sort of cases, there will be a few aspects of your building that won’t last as long as you want them to; roof waterproofing, exposure of cracks, soil erosion etc etc.
Invest In Durable Damp Services Today With Apex Waterproofing
Hiring someone who offers the cheapest option for rising damp solutions is 85% of the time a bad idea. Therefore, we recommend you research 3 damp contractors you plan to receive quotes from before going ahead with any damp solution services.
At Apex Waterproofing in Johannesburg, you can place your complete trust in our damp champions to take care of your damp problems.
If you would like to find out MORE about our damp proofing services or damp treatments, give our expert damp team a call today.
Areas that we cover:
Beaulieu | Bedfordview | Bellair | Blairgowrie | Boksburg | Boskruin | Bromhof | Bryanston | Buccleuch | Centurion | Craigavon | Craighall | Douglasdale | Dunkeld | East Rand | Edenvale | Ferndale | Florida | Fourways | Honeydew | Houghton | Hyde Park | Illovo | Kempton Park | Krugersdorp | Kyalami | Lanseria | Laser Park | Lonehill | Magaliessig | Marlboro | Midrand | Morningside | Muldersdrift | Norscot | North Riding | Northcliff | Northwold | Olifantsfontein | Olivedale | Parkhurst | Parktown | Paulshof | Pretoria | Randburg | Rivonia | Roodepoort | Rosebank | Sandhurst | Sandown | Sandton | Sharonlea | Steyn | Sundowner | Sunninghill | Waterfall | Woodmead