Rising damp can be hard to fix.

Here are some tips to look for when buying your house.

  • Blistering paint and wall paper finishes
  • Damp patches
  • Tide marks of salts on walls up to 1 meter
  • Decayed skirting boards
  • Decaying brickwork

Rising damp can be caused by many reasons. The cures can be expensive. Look for the signs of rising damp or get Melbourne House Check to look for you.

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2 replies
  1. Sandra
    Sandra says:

    Hi, I am interested in a house that I think has rising damp. How can it be fixed and should I avoid the house all together?

    • MHC
      MHC says:

      Hi Sandra,
      Rising damp is a bridging of the damp course, which means that moisture is rising up the wall via something called capillary action. Often this happens in older buildings and depending on the severity of the damp bridging, can the costs vary also. I would recommend that in each case an inspection is undertaken by a registered builder to accurately advise on rectification costs. MHC can help you with this.

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