Problems With Damp

What Is Rising damp?

The cause of rising damp in homes is the lack of or breakdown of an adequate damp proof course. If left unchecked, rising damp can cause damage to brick, concrete and wood structures, and cause wet rot and the dreaded dry rot. (Source: Guardian 29/02/2008)

Taken from World Health Organisation guidelines on dampness and mould. ‘Microbial pollution is a key element of indoor air pollution. It is caused by hundreds of species of bacteria and fungi, in particular filamentous fungi (mould), growing indoors when sufficient moisture is available.

This document provides a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence on health problems associated with building moisture and biological agents.

The review concludes that the most important effects are increased prevalence of respiratory symptoms, allergies and asthma as well as perturbation of the immunological system.’

The Solution


Injection cream

We first create a series of horizontal drill holes along the mortar course. Typically these holes are 12 mm in diameter and drilled at 120 mm intervals. Then we insert a nozzle into the first drilled hole, and then inject the DPC cream while withdrawing the nozzle at a steady rate. 

We stop injecting just before removing the nozzle from the wall. Repeat for remaining holes. Once the DPC cream is installed, it diffuses before curing to form a water-repellent resin. This prevents the damp from rising up the wall.

What To Expect From Our Free Damp Survey?


With over 40 years of experience in damp proofing in the Midlands and North West of England, our surveyors know exacly what they are looking for.

Using digital instruments enables our surveyors to identify the root cause of any damp issue, much of the time invisible to the naked eye. We can then offer an explanation of why damp is present within the property and also advise of a permanent solution.

We offer a FREE Damp Survey for all property owners, book yours below.

Free Home Damp Survey

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Areas We Cover


Our coverage extends across the entirety of the North West and the Midlands, encompassing a wide expanse of regions.

Below, you’ll find a glimpse of some prominent areas within our coverage. Keep in mind that our reach extends to the neighboring areas as well, ensuring comprehensive service.

For any assistance or guidance on damp proofing, addressing mold issues, or enhancing energy efficiency, we’re here to help.

Simply reach out to us at 01782 497242, where our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t hesitate to call and book your free survey today.

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    Alternatively, you can call us on 01782 497 242, or email contactus@homeenergysaveuk.co.uk