Damp Proofing in Harrogate

Rising Damp

Undetected rising damp can eventually cause a lot of damage. It is important to keep an eye out for its most common symptoms.

We have created this handy guide to help you detect rising damp.



Rising damp is defined as the vertical flow of groundwater up through a permeable wall structure. In this case the porous masonry acts like a ‘wick’.

Rising damp is quite uncommon in newer buildings, but older constructions are likely to be affected by it to some degree.

Correct diagnosis and treatment will:

• Prevent further damp.

• Aid the control of heat loss and condensation

• Prevent further spoiling of interior joinery and decorations

TRUCARE applies both low-odor chemical and electro-osmotic damp proof treatments.



The following are typical symptoms of rising damp:

• Fungal decay in skirting or other timbers

• Peeling wallcoverings and paintwork

• Efflorescence (salt deposits)

• Mold growth

• Staining

• Damp/wet patches

• Water droplets/runs

If you have any or all of the above, it is likely that rising damp is present in your house.

We can help you to maintain and restore your building after floodsor to prevent damp.