Rising damp treatment Sotogrande

Rising damp can aesthetically deteriorate the façade of any property in a short time.

However, the consequences can be even worse because, on certain occasions, if the dampness advances uncontrolled, it could endanger the integrity of the building.

This damp comes from the subsoil, which rises through the wall and penetrates the masonry, damaging the paint coating and building materials, causing damage and spalling.

However, rising damp can be prevented. At proPERLA® we have managed to stop it in many buildings in Sotogrande. Do you want to know how it works?

What is rising damp and how to stop it

Rising damp is quite common and affects properties that are built on sites with high subsoil moisture.

This damp naturally tends to rise upwards and reaches the property through the wall and penetrates the building materials. If the material is very porous, e.g. brick, the damage is even greater.

Likewise, rising damp has the peculiarity that it is more dangerous than other types of damp because it contains mineral salts from the soil and increases its destructive effect.

The deterioration it causes is such that it can be very costly to repair, which is why it is better to prevent it.

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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 is the best treatment for rising damp in Sotogrande?

To prevent rising damp problems, proPERLA® has a special treatment that consists of injecting cream into the wall to create a protective membrane.

The treatment prevents the problem of rising damp. However, if the problem exists before, the façade has to be chipped, the damp has to dry out, the injections have to be made, and then a mortar has to be re-applied and painted.

To make the injections, small holes must first be drilled in the wall at ground level. When the cream is injected, it spreads through the building materials to form a horizontal barrier that prevents water from rising.

This video explains better how the treatment against rising damp works.

Play Video about En Properla® dpc Rising Damp Treatment

Step-by-step solution to rising damp?

The solution to rising damp is to follow the following steps in detail:

  1. Analysis of the damp affected wall by our applicators to ascertain the extent of the damage and the course of action.
  2. Execution of perforations in the lower level of the wall.
  3. Injection of our product “proPERLA® DPC” into these holes.
  4. Plastering of the holes with a water-repellent mortar.
  5. Painting of the façade with our Water-repellent Paint, respecting the original colour (or changing to another one).

From this moment on, the wall is protected against rising damp and there are no signs of deterioration on the façade.

Injections are the best solution to prevent rising damp, before it affects exterior and interior walls.

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