Rising Damp Treatment Benalmádena

Rising damp not only has the capacity to aesthetically deteriorate the interior and exterior walls of a building but, if the damp progresses uncontrolled, it can also endanger the integrity of the building.

This dampness rises through the walls from the subsoil, penetrating the building material, damaging it and the paint layer, causing chipping and more dangerous damage.

It is a completely natural occurrence and is common in many homes, which is why it must be prevented.

In proPERLA® we carry out a service that we have already applied in many establishments and properties in Benalmádena and it has worked very well. We explain how it works.

What is rising damp and how to solve it

Rising damp makes no distinction. It affects the ground floors of all kinds of buildings: country houses, luxury villas, garages, basements, etc. If you live on the first floor, it will not affect you.

The damp comes from the subsoil and rises 10-13 centimetres up the walls and enters the building materials. If the materials are porous, the damage will be worse. For example, brick is a porous material.

Rising damp is even more dangerous because it carries with it mineral salts from the soil and accelerates the destructive effect.

The consequences are very obvious:

  • Deterioration of plaster.
  • Deterioration of wallpaper.
  • Deterioration of the paint layer (e.g. chipping, etc.).

The solution is to prevent this problem.

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At proPERLA®, our applicators are always available to inspect your property and proffer the best solution to the issue.

What does the treatment consist of?

What does our treatment against for rising damp in Benalmádena consist of?

The solution is to stop the rise in humidity. Our product “Damp-Proof Course” does this best.

It is a special cream that is injected into the wall to create a protective membrane that spreads horizontally and prevents damp from rising.

This method is preventative, so if the damp has been there before, the wall must first be chipped, the injections made and the affected façade rehabilitated.

The treatment involves making small perforations at ground level in the wall and injecting the cream. The cream expands inside the bricks (or other materials) forming the barrier that prevents water from rising.

This video explains how our rising damp treatment works.

Play Video about En Properla® dpc Rising Damp Treatment

How do we fix your rising damp problems in Benalmádena?

Our local applicators make a visit to the affected property and start the work, in which the following steps are followed:

  1. Analysis of the affected walls to ascertain the extent of the damage and the method of intervention to solve the damp problems.
  2. Execution of the perforations in the wall.
  3. Injection of the productDamp-Proof Course” into the holes.
  4. Plastering of the holes with a water-repellent mortar.
  5. Repainting of the façade with our Water-repellent Paint (respecting the original colour).

After this, your property is protected against rising damp and the façade is aesthetically perfect.

DPC horizontal barrier by Injection

Injections are the most reliable solution to stop rising damp in interior and exterior walls.

How To Fix Rising Damp 1 Square

1. Drilling is carried out at ground level.

How To Fix Rising Damp Rising Damp 2 Square

2. Injections of proPERLA® DPC are carried out.

How To Fix Rising Damp Rising Damp 3 Square

3. Allow the new horizontal barrier to dry and fill the holes.

How To Fix Rising Damp Rising Damp 4 Square

4. The rising damp has been completely fixed.

What our clients say about us

These reviews are from end customers to whom our applicators have done work. They are a compilation of different customers in Spain and the UK.
Jean-Paul Beckers
Jean-Paul Beckers
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Hi, Steve and his team Michel, Kris and Denny have done an excellent job here. We are very happy with the result. Very good workmanship. Definitely recommended for solving moisture problems in the house.
Ruth Whittaker
Ruth Whittaker
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Steve and his team did a fantastic job sorting out the damp issues in the basement of our rental property. They always arrived promptly at the agreed time, worked hard and cleaned up after themselves. Lovely professional job
Gemma Bourke
Gemma Bourke
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Steve and his team have done an amazing job on our property, helping us decide on the scope of the project and managing all the work while we were in the UK. Working with Steve has been a pleasure and for every issue found he always had a solution and kept the project moving. Would recommend Steve if you are thinking of renovating your place in the sun. Special thanks to Phil and Mitch, great part of the team.

Areas we cover

We are continually expanding and improving our applicator network, if you do not see your area on the list, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

More information about the rising damp treatment

If you want to know more about the treatment, we answer all these questions on the following page.

  • Where does rising damp come from?
  • Failed damp proof course
  • How much a rising damp treatment cost?
  • What Happens If Rising Damp Is Left Untreated?
  • Does Rising Damp Treatment Work?
  • How to stop rising damp / How to get rid of rising damp