There is a bigger chance of your property suffering damage from rising damp, if your property is older. Where rising damp can occur in any property, it can generally brought on by a state of disrepair to the original damp proof course that was installed on the ground level of the building.

Over the course of time, water from the ground may rise from the ground and through the brickwork, stone work or through the mortar joint, if the barrier that is protecting it fails.

The inclusion of soluble salts in groundwater can be deposited onto the walls as they then dry out. This then has a knock on effect of the salt drawing moisture from the atmosphere and giving a damp feeling in the property. This can be a key factor in helping to identify rising damp.


With any rising damp problems, it is important to correctly identify the issue that you have before going ahead with a form of rising damp treatment. Avoid expensive bills landing on your door by making sure that your problem is not misdiagnosed and mistreated.

Call Littlemoss Construction LTD today on 0161 301 5606 or click to request a rising survey. Please contact a member of our team to arrange an appointment with one of our fully qualified specialist surveyors.

With our 20 year guarantee, your rising damp problems will soon be over.

Also, an additional GPI insurance-backed guarantee is available on request.