PROFESSIONAL DAMP PROOFING TREATMENT
When considering any form of damp treatment it is vital to correctly diagnose the actual damp problem and the source of the dampness first. If you are in any doubt about the source of dampness in your property then a damp survey from Wise Property Care should be the first step to identifying and eradicating the problem.
As multi-award winning specialists, our fully qualified and experienced surveyors are experts at identifying damp problems. If our damp survey confirms that you have a damp issue, our professional surveyors will propose a damp proofing solution that best suits your property.
HOW WE APPROACH DAMP TREATMENT
Our trained surveyors and technicians will:
- Identify the nature, type and extent of the damp issue
- Determine the cause of the damp by finding, repairing or removing the source of moisture
- After consultancy with the client, and taking into account the type of property and any heritage issues, we will propose a solution to treat the damp.
- Carry out any damp proofing treatment and associated external repairs
- Remove any affected plaster and replace using our specialist plaster.
- Advise on additional steps (if any) that are required to safeguard the property
- Ensure your property is left clean and safe at the end of any treatment
At every stage during the damp treatments and everyday that you are available on site, we will ensure that we walk you through what has been done and what you should expect to be completed.
Whatever work may be required, our damp proofing treatments carry the Wise Property Care 20 year property repair guarantee giving you the backing of the country’s leading damp proofing specialist.
DAMP TREATMENT FOR EXTERNAL WALLS
Where penetrating damp is the problem, the most important step is resolving the root cause of water ingress. In certain instances, this may require professional repairs to address issues such as:
- Cracks in the external masonry
- Damaged roof tiles
- Overflowing gutters
- Overgrown moss and build up of leaves and other debris
Any of the above problems with external walls will inevitably lead to signs of damp on internal walls.
Another source of damp on external walls is rising damp due to the break down of a damp proof course.
WHAT IS A DAMP PROOF COURSE?
A damp proof course is typically present in the masonry just above ground level in most properties. This can often be observed from the exterior as a slate or bitumen sheet that stands out from the rest of the wall. Despite their durability, these courses can degrade or be compromised by changes to the property, leaving it susceptible to rising damp.
DAMP PROOF INJECTION
Treating rising damp in properties affected by a damaged damp proof course often involves a remedial damp proof injection, which establishes a chemical waterproof barrier. DPC injection is an economical and permanent approach to damp proofing that can provide fast and effective results for property owners.
TREATING DAMP ON INTERNAL WALLS
Damp problems can manifest on internal walls in a variety of ways but each problem will require a different type of treatment. If the damp on your internal walls is not the result of penetrating damp or rising damp, your property may require damp treatment for the problems below…
DAMP TREATMENT FOR CONDENSATION
Treating damp in properties affected by condensation is all about maintaining consistent relative humidity. This can often be done with simple DIY efforts such as clearing air bricks and vents, cleaning mould and applying anti-condensation paint.
However, in severe cases, treatment may involve installing mechanical ventilation units to help damp air to escape. A condensation survey from Wise Property Care will get to the bottom of your property’s condensation problem and make sure the right treatment plan is in place.
DAMP TREATMENT IN BASEMENTS
Addressing dampness or flooding in underground spaces like basements or cellars typically falls under waterproofing rather than damp proofing.
Basement waterproofing can come in many forms from tanking that holds water ingress back to modern waterproofing systems that use membranes, drainage and sump pumps to channel and extract any moisture ingress.
COST OF DAMP TREATMENT
Due to the variety of influencing factors, providing an accurate estimate for damp proofing requires an on-site assessment of the property.
To offer a precise quote, one of our qualified surveyors with CSRT and CSSW certifications will conduct a thorough damp survey.
GUARANTEED DAMP TREATMENT
Our damp treatments are supported by long term guarantees. With our extensive industry experience spanning more than 20 years, you can trust that if an unlikely recurrence of damp appears, our professionals will rectify the problem and restore your home to a safe and dry state.
CONTACT US REGARDING DAMP TREATMENT
If you suspect your property has a damp problem and you are unsure what to do, then call Wise Property Care today or complete our contact form to request a damp survey and our customer service team will get back to you.