Damp Proofing in Camberwell, London

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Damp Proofing Camberwell

Don’t let damp issues ruin your Camberwell building. When water enters a home, it slowly damages the foundation and grows destructive, unpleasant mould until it is repaired.

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

We are also specialists in condensation control, waterproofing of basements, treatment of woodworm infestations, dry rot situations, as well as other moisture treatment and prevention to ensure that your property is always healthy and protected. If you find any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then you should contact Southern Damp Proofing as soon as possible. With our decades of field experience that speaks for itself, we are highly regarded and renowned, in Camberwell and its surrounding areas. Call today for a free damp survey!

What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing in buildings is a system used to prevent moisture from reaching the interior of properties through floors and walls. Any property can suffer from damp-related issues, particularly older properties that were constructed without any damp control system. There are two damp types – rising damp and penetrating damp. Regardless of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Camberwell 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 happens when warm moist air interacts with cold surfaces which allow the depositing of water on the surface.

Faulty Plumbing

A fairly minor plumbing leak can be the cause of a large and serious damp patch — water escape may be mild but is typically regular and concentrated at the same spot. This concentrated, repetitive wetting rapidly absorbs more moisture than can escape, and then the excess spreads into neighbouring areas.

Building Defects

Many common deficiencies in buildings can contribute to internal dampness, including weak or faulty mortar pathways in exterior walls, damaged stone windowsills, deficient sealant around the doors and windows, and wooden doors and windows lacking in maintenance.

Leaky Gutters

If you have found a damp spot in your home or backyard, bad gutters may be the culprit. Gutters can cause dampness. Quite likely, this is when most of the network is covered by garbage or the accumulation of grime and dirt.

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Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

The structural integrity of a building can be affected by damp. Mortar may crack visibly, and salt stains may become visible on the walls. Fasteners made of steel and iron will rust, further weakening the structure. In the worst cases, mortar or plaster can fall off the affected wall. In addition, damp tends to cause secondary damage to the building. Excessive moisture contributes to the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications that can ultimately lead to the so-named sick building syndrome. Also, damp causes plaster and paint to deteriorate and wallpaper to peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent moisture from entering the building. At Southern Damp Proofing, we can provide you with a variety of damp proofing solutions, each with its own advantages. A damp proof course (DPC) assists in controlling rising humidity through a special structure that controls the moisture produced by its capillary action.

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

Our Damp Proofing Services in Camberwell

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

Rising Damp Treatment

As damp specialists, Southern Damp Proofing offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Camberwell. Southern Damp Proofing surveyors must conduct a detailed, through rising damp examination before proposing any solution. Our surveyors are among the best in the industry having several years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to diagnosing damp-related issues and designing a personalised treatment course for your house. To arrange your free home damp survey with Southern Damp Proofing today, just contact us by sending a message to our damp-proofing expert team, or by calling us directly at 020 7971 1329.

Penetrating Damp Treatment

This type of damp also known as rain penetration, is when water comes into the house from the outside. The sources of water ingress can be easily identified and is typically tackled by cost-effective treatments. Our competent damp-proofing crew can inspect and fix penetrating damp problems. Penetrating humidity is one of the most dangerous and destructive issues that you may face in your home.

No wonder thousands of Camberwell homeowners have called on Camberwell damp proofing specialists from Southern Damp Proofing. 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 is the technique that helps prevent water from entering a building’s basement or areas below ground. Southern Damp Proofing are leading waterproofing and building preservation experts in Camberwell, both for residential and commercial property. A correctly designed waterproofing system will only operate correctly if it is installed properly. We are proud to say that our equipment is reliable, and our technicians are up to date with the latest techniques.

Woodworm and Dry Rot Treatments

The infestation of woodworms is present in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Timber destruction can result, as wood-boring beetles may use timber as a source of food. Our Camberwell-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. The dry rot and woodworm treatments should only be carried out by a specialist service like us. Please book an online survey to arrange an appointment or contact our team leader to discuss your requirements.

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Wet Rot Treatment.

Wet rot happens to timbers in contact with wet or damp masonry in the form of black fungus, causing the timber to become soft and spongy under touch and to change colour. The aim of the treatment process is to eliminate the cause of dampness, treat or replace the decayed wood and add a physical barrier to prevent more damage caused by moist masonry. Contact us today to conduct a survey at Camberwell.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation forms when warm humid air comes into contact with a colder surface. In Camberwell, we are a well-known and competent specialist in condensation control. We keep your musty, dusty house at Southern Damp Proofing clean, dry, and hygienic. Our effective condensation control systems can tackle the formation of humidity and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Camberwell and have condensation issues then get in touch on 020 7971 1329 to arrange a survey.

Damp Proofing Survey

When you are worried about a damp issue in your house, a damp survey could determine the severity of the problem and provide solutions.

Our rigorous and detailed surveys, carried out by qualified professionals, are extensive inspections that give our customers a clear picture of any problems with their properties and also allow us to quote correctly for any required work. As one of Camberwell’s most developed and reputable companies, we pride ourselves on our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding customer service. Contact our professional and responsive staff today for competent, objective advice or to schedule a free, non-binding, damp survey.

Get in Touch.

Our helpful team will be available to receive a call from you to set up a damp and wood survey in your home. Southern Damp Proofing has wide experience with every type of damp problem, giving you professional expertise for coping with the damp and dry rot situation. Get in contact with us today to find out more about 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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