Newcastle Rising Damp Solutions
Newcastle Rising Damp Solutions is a Newcastle NSW based business specialising in the treatment and repair of rising damp in homes and buildings built between the late 1800’s to 1950’s. We are Newcastle’s only accredited applicator for both the Dryzone and Westox W50 rising damp remedial systems.
Owned by Newcastle builder Brett Hogan, a second-generation builder well known for his broad knowledge, expertise and attention to detail in heritage home restorations and renovations with over 30 years experience in the industry. Rising damp is a surprising common problem found in many heritage brick homes built before the 1950’s. In the Greater Newcastle area, these homes are often found within the suburbs of Hamilton South, Hamilton, Cooks Hill, Bar Beach, Merewether, The Junction, Adamstown, Georgetown, Waratah, Mayfield, Stockton, Maitland and Lorn. It is common for the damp course material used in the construction of these homes to break down over time, allowing moisture containing salts to rise up through the capillaries of the brickwork from the ground below. These salts build up in the brickwork and mortar joints over a period of time and attract airborne moisture. It is the expansion and contraction of these salts which cause the familiar rising damp symptoms of crumbling mortar and at a later stage, the erosion of bricks. Simply Re-pointing and or Tuckpointing the brickwork will not solve the problem. Similarly it is not sufficient to just cover up the problem with a special paint or coating in the hope that the problem will go away. Only by engaging a rising damp treatment specialist to install a replacement damp-proof course will the problem be solved for the long term. Without rectifying the rising damp issues, the life expectancy of the new mortar can be reduced to as little as a few years and in extreme cases – months.
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