Since 1982, Tech-Dry® has been a pioneer in answering the hard question of how to fix rising damp in Australian buildings. Together with Victoria University we have researched and developed innovative silicone based damp course treatments. With over 30 years of experience, we have produced more efficient and user-friendly products to treat and protect against rising damp and salt attacks.
What is rising damp? Rising damp is the natural phenomena of moisture containing ground salts rising by capillary absorption up a brick or masonry structure, e.g. masonry walls or fireplaces. To read more about Rising Damp or to read more on how to fix rising damp, download our Guide to Rising Damp and How to Detect a Damp House documents.
To fix a rising damp issue, the only solution to rising damp is to install a new damp course to block moisture and salt migration up the wall. The traditional way to install a new damp course to an old house is to cut the wall to install a physical membrane, metal sheet or other damp coursing material to prevent water rising up the walls. Needless to say that this is a very expensive and risky operations particularly for old houses.
Alternatively, Tech-Dry® has also developed more user-friendly and cost effective methods in figuring out how to fix rising damp. Our products are applied into the wall, to render it water resistant, so neither moisture nor salt can rise up any longer.