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Damp meter reading 50% - too high for rising damp?

I've had a survey done and from the pictures on the report I can see that the meter is reading over 50% does that seem excessive for rising damp?

This reading was taken on a painted surface not wood, should I be concerned?

1 Answer from a MyBuilder Damp Proofing Specialist

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Firstly the answer to your question is "no".

However this doesn't mean you have rising damp. It just means there is damp present.

Secondly it depends on whether this reading is surface readings, what the atmospheric conditions were like, is it an internal or external wall, has it recently been decorated, what tyoe of company produced the report

There are a multitude of possibilities for this level if reading so don't automatically go down the "new dpc" route.



Answered 31st Oct 2018

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