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So What Is Salt Damp ?

9 May 2013 Salisbury Professionals 0 Comment

 Rising damp occurs when water is absorbed thru the soil and or foundation material of a house and then into the masonry walls by a capillary action.

The height to which moisture will rise is normally one or two meters above ground level. Rising damp carries with it dissolved salts which crystallize leaving white crystals and stains on walls. These salts are hygroscopic (i.e. they attract and absorb water). Many home owners who do not understand the method of operation of a damp proof course raise levels of paths, patios andgardens above the level of their damp course with the result that damp can still rise even though the damp course is undamaged.

 


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