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Damp occurs when there is water, condensation or moisture within a property. Signs of damp include a musty smell, mould, or dark and discoloured patches on wall or plaster. 

Rising damp can be caused by the rising of groundwater through capillaries in masonry. As this has been a well-known problem for many years, buildings these days are built with a damp proof course. Rising damp can still occur, especially in older buildings.

The cause of this is often a faulty or non-existent damp proof course. If this is the case a remedial damp proof course needs to be installed to stop rising damp from occurring.

Take a look at the different types of damp and what some of the common signs of damp are. 

If you’ve spotted damp in your home, book your free survey today.