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Causes of rising damp and damp walls

Frequent causes of rising damp are:
  • Rising damp as a result of a lack of or a leak in the protective underlayer.
  • A damaged water pipe in the floor or wall.
  • A damaged heating pipe in the floor or wall.
  • Torrential rain drenching your outside walls.
  • A leaking roof gutter or other pipe.
  • Construction defects (walls, external carpentry, etc.).
  • Insufficient ventilation.
  • Part of the hollow wall is completely blocked, forming a water thread.
  • Inhabitants who produce too much moisture in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room.
  • Building moisture caused by recently installed building materials.
  • Presence of pathological or hygroscopic salts in the walls.
  • (Surface) condensation.