Dampness was never an issue in homes and buildings. Most of the structures back then were made of absorbent materials such as stones and lime-based mortars which allow any damp to evaporate into the air without damage. As time went by, and due to our improving technology, a lot of new construction materials have emerged in the construction industry such as tiles, linoleums, cement and synthetic paints. These products are good but certain problems arise while using them. One of these is dampness.

Damp issue on buildings and properties had been a long time concern of property owners nowadays. Any property can be a victim of damp problems, particularly older properties which may have been built without a damp-proof membrane. Damp spots on external walls, peeling off wallpapers, or paints shedding off the wall are the nightmares which they face every time they are having this kind of issue in their properties.

Many of the owners are aware of this problem but simply ignore it and make short term solutions to fix the problem such as putting decorations over it just to hide the imperfections made by this damp. But if you will look into the problem thoroughly, ignoring damp issue creates a much bigger problem in the long run. It will not only damage the exterior look of the building but also the integrity of the structure and leading to additional repairs and additional costs to the owner.

The major impact of this is that it makes your property look uninviting, unsightly and lowers the value of the property. Also, health risks and related problems may arise living in a home with damp especially for children and older people or those who have asthma and other respiratory conditions.

How to identify the type of damps

To give you an idea of how destructive damp is, let me discuss the different kinds of damp depending on its location. Rising damp, penetrating damp, and condensation are the main types of damp. Looking for the location of the damp is the simplest way to determine which kind of damp you have in your property. When you see spots on walls, as well as peeling wallpaper and damp or cold plaster most probably you are having rising damp. Penetrating damp is seen on ceilings or at the top of walls and most of the time where rain is coming in. Condensation on the other hand normally starts behind large furniture, and around windows, or in bathrooms.

With this new issue in buildings and homes, comes damp proofing. Damp proofing is a method in construction where a moisture control system is applied on building walls and floors to avoid moisture from penetrating the building. It will ensure that no damp will pass through the interior spaces of the building structure. Different companies offer damp proofing services to address this problem. All with offers the same services but with different qualities of work rendered.

We are here to make things better

At Southern Damp Proofing in London and the South East England, we provide damp proof treatments that will aid in maintaining the good structure of your building. We recognise that damp is one of the reasons why buildings decay fast. We do not want you to be devastated dealing with this kind of problem in your properties. We do not want your hard-earned money to turn into a decaying property because of damp issues. We will make sure that our damp proofing experts will give you peace of mind that you will never have to deal with this kind of problem in the future.

By conducting thorough surveys and consultations it enabled us to locate the source of this issue and establish a cost-effective way to solve the problem. Along with damp proofing, we also do cellar tanking which waterproofs your cellar by means of installing a membrane on it to make it fit for occupancy or storage. On top of it, we also redecorate the areas that were devastated by damp, water, or rot.

When this kind of problem arises in your property, prompt action should always be considered because time and money are at stake. You should not wait for a major problem to get on your feet before you take necessary measures because if you prolong the issue and do not act promptly, it will make more damages and will cost you more money for repairs.

If you notice dampness in your home, or notice moulds invading your property, you should immediately call a specialist to check and analyze the damages for them to know what solutions they can offer to solve the problem. Do not make some do-it-yourself things to try solving the issue which you will regret later.

At Southern Damp Proofing in London and the South East England, we will ensure that all these problems will be addressed. All our damp specialists are well-trained to always do the job perfectly for your homes. They will identify the cause of the dampness and will make sure to fix the issue in no time. With our damp proofing specialists, dampness will never be your problem again, and moulds will no longer be your companion at home. The health of your family will be secured. We will make sure that the safety of your property is our number one priority. All you need to do is give us a call or send us a message and we will do the rest. All you need to do is relax and have a worry-free mind because we will give you an extraordinary service that will lead to your overall satisfaction.

If you want to make a consultation about moulds and dampness that is bothering your home today, don’t hesitate to call our team of damp specialists at 020 7971 1329 or send us a message online at our website www.southerndampproofing.co.uk Once we received your call or message, we will contact you as soon as possible.

Relax and enjoy being with your family and friends. Avoid the stress of thinking about damp and moulds inside your home. Do not wait until the damage is huge. Give us a call or send us a message now.