Damp Proofing in Bermondsey, London

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Damp Proofing Bermondsey

Do not let damp problems destroy your Bermondsey property. Once water reaches a house, the ground will get eaten away beneath it and produce toxic, unpleasant mould until it is resolved.

In all our years in the industry, Southern Damp Proofing has never experienced a damp issue which we were unable to overcome.

We also specialise in waterproofing and condensation control of basements, woodworm infestation prevention and treatment, dry rot solutions and other prevention and maintenance for moisture in order to ensure that your property is a clean and healthy environment. If there are any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then it is vital you get in touch with Southern Damp Proofing as quickly as possible. Thanks to our years of industry experience, which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well known in Bermondsey and surrounding suburbs. Book your free damp survey today!

What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a system used in buildings to protect against moisture entering the inside of properties via floors and walls. Any property can be affected by damp, especially older properties that were constructed without any damp control system. Damp comes in two forms – rising damp and penetrating damp. No matter what type of damp problem you are facing in your property, our Bermondsey damp proofing experts can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

Condensation

For many homes, condensation is one of the most common causes of dampness, particularly in the bedrooms, kitchens, toilets, and bathrooms. It occurs when warm, moist air interacts with cold surfaces that causes water to settle on any surface.

Faulty Plumbing

Some insignificant plumbing leaks may be the source of a large and extreme damp patch — water leakage may be small but is usually frequent and concentrated in the same position. This concentrated, repetitive wetting rapidly absorbs more moisture than can escape, and then the excess spreads into neighbouring areas.

Building Defects

Many common building flaws can contribute to internal damp, including weak or defective mortar pathways in outside walls, bad stone windows, poor sealing of doors and windows, and wooden doors and windows not having been properly maintained.

Leaky Gutters

If you have found a wet spot in your home or backyard, the culprit could be bad guttering. Gutters can cause moisture. This is most likely when most of the network has filled up with trash or a build-up of dirt and grime.

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Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

The structural integrity of the building can be compromised by damp. Mortar can crack outside, and salt stains may show up on the walls. The structure will further weaken due to rusting of the steel and iron fasteners. In severe cases, the mortal and plaster can break off the affected wall. Furthermore, the dampness tends to cause secondary damage to a house. The excessive moisture allows specific wood fungi to grow, causing complications in health, which can ultimately lead to the so-called sick building syndrome. In addition, dampness induces the decay of plaster and paint, and makes the wallpaper peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps protect the interior of the property from damp. At Southern Damp Proofing, we can provide a wide range damp proofing method, each with its own advantages. A damp proof course is used to control the moisture rising by means of a special system that regulates the humidity induced by its capillary action.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) controls the dampness by means of a special membrane attached to the building. A DPM helps to control moisture by utilising polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The coating method protects buildings from water and moisture such as rain. It is also built with cement, like shotcrete, which can defend against moisture, water, and pressure. The construction of the cavity wall creates a cavity between the walls inside and outside to keep water away, while the pressure grouting is used for masonry walls to close all the gaps.

Our Damp Proofing Services in Bermondsey

Our wide selection of damp-proofing services in Bermondsey includes:

Rising Damp Treatment

As damp specialists, Southern Damp Proofing provides rising damp solutions to homeowners in Bermondsey. Southern Damp Proofing surveyors must perform a detailed survey of rising damp before suggesting any solution. Our surveyors are among the best in the industry with many years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to identifying damp-related problems and designing a tailor-made solution for your home. To book your free home damp survey today with Southern Damp Proofing, just get in touch with us by sending a mail to our team of damp-proofing experts or by calling us directly on 020 7971 1329.

Penetrating Damp Treatment

This type of damp is also called rain penetration, and it refers to the water coming from outside to the house. Water ingress causes can be quickly identified and often treated with cost-effective treatments. Our competent damp-proofing crew can inspect and fix penetrating damp problems. Penetrating damp is one of the most risky and destructive problems you can face in your home.

That’s why thousands of homeowners in Bermondsey have called on Southern Damp Proofing damp-proofing specialists from Bermondsey. Schedule your free survey today if you need knowledgeable and professional damp-proofing experts, call us directly on the 020 7971 1329 line.

Basements Waterproofing.

Basement waterproofing refers to solutions used to prevent water from reaching the basement or below the floor of a building. Southern Damp Proofing are leading specialists in basement waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in Bermondsey. A well-built waterproofing system can only work if it is properly installed. We are proud of the quality of our equipment and keep our technicians up to date with new techniques.

Woodworm and Dry Rot Treatments

Wood worm infestation exists in residential, commercial, and industrial property. Timber destruction can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Bermondsey-based surveyors and professionally qualified experts are here to help you solve any problems in your properties by providing our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm solutions for consumers in the area. Only a professional company such as us can conduct dry rot and woodworm treatments. Please book a survey online to schedule an appointment or contact our team leader to discuss your needs.

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Wet Rot Treatment.

Wet rot appears as a black fungus on timbers in contact with wet or damp masonry, causing the timber to become soft and spongy to touch and discoloured in appearance. The aim of the treatment process is to remove the source of dampness, treat or replace the decayed timbers and install a physical barrier to prevent further damage from damp masonry. Contact us today to conduct a survey at Bermondsey.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation forms when warm, moist air reaches a colder surface. We are a valued and professional specialist in condensation control at Bermondsey. At Southern Damp Proofing, we keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and hygienic. Our effective condensation control systems can tackle the formation of humidity and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you have a condensation issue in Bermondsey, please contact us to schedule a survey on 020 7971 1329.

Damp Proofing Survey

If you are worried about a damp issue in your house, a damp survey could identify the problem’s seriousness and provide solutions.

Our detailed and thorough surveys, carried out by capable experts, are extensive inspections that provide our customers with a clear summary of any issues with their properties and also allow us to quote for any necessary works reliably. As one of Bermondsey’s most developed and reputable companies, we pride ourselves on our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding customer service. Get in touch with our knowledgeable and approachable staff today to get professional, unbiased advice or to book a free, damp survey with no obligation.

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Our accommodating staff will be ready to take your call to set up a damp and timber survey at your property. Southern Damp Proofing has a long-term experience in any kind of damp issues providing you expert knowledge in dealing with damp and dry rot situations. Get in touch with us today to get more information on our services.

FAQ’s

How many days will I wait to get my survey results?

We'll do our best to ensure that within 4-6 business days the survey and our study will be completed.

What will cost me to conduct a survey?

The cost of the survey will depend on the building, and the inspection type. Other costs would also include our labour cost. We can complete a free inspection in most situations.

How do you conduct a damp survey?

A walk around the outside of the building is the first step in the damp survey. The damp surveyor has to understand the building’s details. External findings such as the chimney stack, the wall, lighting, and rainwater products should be considered in the damp survey. Our Surveyor will monitor areas visually and with the help of a damp metre during internal inspection – usually in one or two conductivity modes and check the radio frequency. The test will be carried out with the assistance of a special damp meter on a non-invasive basis.

How do I identify damp?

Some of the common signs of damp inside a house include:
  • A damp and musty smell
  • Mould or mildew appearance on walls, floors, or ceilings.
  • Walls, floors, or ceilings that feel cold or damp.
  • Patches on walls or mortar that are black or discoloured.
  • Lifting or peeling wallpaper.
  • Excessive window condensation.

How can I prevent damp in my property?

It is better to prevent than to treat dampness. There are several ways to prevent damp in your properties including checking your roof frequently for damage, especially after stormy weather conditions, cleaning your gutters regularly and patching or repairing them as soon as any harm occurs.
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