Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods are now superseding Dryzone as the next generation solution for eradicating rising damp. Like Dryzone before them they provide a higher level of performance than any other rising damp treatment currently available.
Dryrods are patented and BBA tested and approved fibrous rods that contain a powerful water repellent. The patented, and BBA Approved, Dryrod delivery system makes sure that the exact dose of the active ingredients are inserted into each hole eradicating any risk of applicator error and guarantees the eradication of any damp.
Simply drill 12mm holes at 120mm centres into the lowest available continuous mortar course.
The only tools required are a hammer drill and a sharp cutting tool such as garden secateurs as the180mm rods require cutting in half for single brick walls.
Once inserted into each of the pre-drilled holes, the rods diffuse the active ingredients deep into the wall before curing to form a permanent water-repellent barrier. This ensures that no further damp will rise into the wall. If required to do so the holes can be plugged on completion of installation.
Full installation instructions can be found on our DIY page.
|Wall depth||4½" (110 mm)||9" (220 mm)||13½" (330 mm)|
|Number of packs per 5m||2||4||12|
Number of packs required per 5m stretch of wall
As the latest development in the treatment of rising damp, there are numerous advantages to using Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods:
Your home could well be your biggest investment and needs protecting. Rising Damp, like cancer in humans gets worse the longer it is left untreated therefore it is urgent to effectively treat the problem. Sanding back damaged walls and repainting will not cure the problem
For this reason, Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods have been designed to form an effective damp-proof course in walls of all types and have been tested under conditions of up to 95% saturation, where it has been shown to outperform all tested competitor products.
This is important because no two walls suffering from rising damp are the same. In particular the physical properties of the mortar used to construct walls can vary considerably and this can have a significant influence on the effectiveness of any rising damp treatment.
Naturally, homeowners want the most effective products available to be used to treat rising damp in their properties. Creating the best possible barrier to rising damp minimises moisture in the wall and blocks the build-up of ground salts.
Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods are effective in a wide range of conditions, including:
As with all remedial damp-proofing systems, it is necessary to remove and replace any salt-contaminated plaster with a render containing one of our recommended moisture barriers.
A recent YouGov poll, carried out on behalf of Safeguard Europe, has found that 38 percent of potential house purchasers would completely withdraw their offer on a house if it was found to have damp issues.
The poll results showed that even those who would continue with the purchase would only do so if the price that was substantially reduced below the original offer.
48 percent of respondents said that they would expect a price reduction with 18 percent expecting a price reduction of 20 percent or more – equating to more than £42,000, based on the June 2016 UK average house price of 213,927.
According to Hudson Lambert, Managing Director of Safeguard Europe the key message that comes from the survey is "Fix damp before selling":
"We already knew that damp was a big turn off for potential house purchasers. However we were still surprised at the degree to which it affected purchasing decisions.
The fact that so many people appear to be willing to walk away from a house purchase or expect a price reduction of tens of thousands of Pounds would indicate that people’s perception of the cost and difficulty of dealing with damp problems is overblown.
For this reason, it would seem that most sellers would be best advised to treat any dampness issues before placing their properties on the market as this will allow them to attract the most buyers and achieve the best price."