Damp Proofing in Deptford, London

Under New Ownership: We do not require a deposit… and only expect payment when job is completed and certified with our accredited guarantee.

Damp Proofing Deptford

Do not let damp problems damage your Deptford home. 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 condensation control, waterproofing of basements, woodworm infestation treatment, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture treatment and maintenance to ensure that your property is healthy and protected at all times. 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. We are highly regarded and popular in Deptford and surrounding areas thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Book our team for a free damp survey today!

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 be affected by damp, especially older properties that were constructed without any damp control system. Rising damp and penetrating damp are the two types of damp problems. Irrespective of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Deptford 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. This happens when warm damp air interacts with cold surfaces, causing water to be accumulated on the 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 penetrating, continuous wetting means the area quickly absorbs more moisture than can escape, and then the excess spreads into neighbouring spaces.

Building Defects

Many common defects in structures can result in internal dampness, including weak or defective mortar pathways in outside walls, damaged stone windowsills, deficient sealing around doors and windows, and lack of maintenance on wooden doors and windows.

Leaky Gutters

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

Call Southern Damp Proofing Today

For Top Quality Damp Treatments

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

The structural integrity of the building can be compromised by damp. Mortar may crack externally, and salt stains can surface on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will rust out further to weaken the structure. Mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall in severe cases. Additionally, the dampness has a habit of causing secondary damage to a building. Excess moisture permits the production of unique wood-based fungi, which can eventually lead to the so-called sick building syndrome. Additionally, damp causes the deterioration of plaster and paint, and makes wallpaper peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent moisture from entering the building. We can give you various solutions of damp proofing at Southern Damp Proofing, each with its own upside. 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) fights off moisture through a special membrane that is applied to the building. The DPM helps control moisture by using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The form of coating protects the buildings from water and dampness such as rainfall. It is also made of cement such as shotcrete that can guard against moisture and water and pressure. The building of cavity walls forms a cavity between the inside and outside walls to keep water away, while the pressure grouting is used for masonry walls to close all the gaps.

Our Damp Proofing Services in Deptford

Our wide range of Deptford damp proofing services includes:

Rising Damp Treatment

As damp specialists, Southern Damp Proofing offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Deptford. Southern Damp Proofing surveyors must perform a detailed survey of rising damp before suggesting any solution. We boast some of the best surveyors in the industry with many years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to detecting damp-related problems and coming up with a tailor-made treatment course for your house. To register for a free home damp survey with Southern Damp Proofing today, just contact us by sending a message to our team of damp proofing experts 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 causes of water ingress can be quickly spotted and is typically treated with cost-effective treatments. Our qualified damp-proofing team will investigate and fix the penetrating damp problems. Penetrating damp is one of the most unsafe and damaging problems you may have in your home.

That’s why thousands of Deptford homeowners have been contacting Deptford damp-proofing specialists at 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 refers to a means of preventing water from reaching the basement or below the floor of a building. Southern Damp Proofing is a leading expert in waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in the Deptford area. 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

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 Deptford-based surveyors and professionally qualified experts are here to provide solutions to any problems in your properties by delivering our expert damp care, dry rot repair and woodworm solutions to consumers in the region. Only a professional company such as us can conduct dry rot and woodworm treatments. Please book an online survey to arrange an appointment or contact our team leader to discuss your requirements.

Free Site Survey No Obligation

Contact Southern Damp Proofing Now to Speak With an Expert

Wet Rot Treatment.

Wet rot shows up as a black fungus on wood in contact with wet or damp masonry, making the wood soft and spongy to touch and show colour stains. The treatment method aims at eliminating the source of dampness, repairing, or replacing the decayed timbers and constructing a physical barrier to prevent further damage from damp masonry. Get in touch with us today at Deptford for a survey.

Condensation Control

Are you experiencing various dampness problems in your home due to condensation? When warm, moist air comes into contact with a colder surface, condensation forms. In Deptford, we are a reputable and competent expert in condensation control. We keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and safe at Southern Damp Proofing. Our effective condensation control systems can deal with the formation of damp and mould and remove harmful allergies. If you have a condensation issue in Deptford, please contact us to schedule a survey on 020 7971 1329.

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 comprehensive and thorough surveys, performed by professional experts, are extensive inspections that give our customers a clear overview of any issues with their properties and also allow us to quote for any needed work reliably. As one of the most developed and reputable businesses in Deptford, we take pride in our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding customer service. Contact our well-informed and welcoming staff today for professional, unbiased guidance, or to schedule a free, damp survey without obligation.

Get in Touch.

Our helpful staff are on hand to receive a call from you to set up a damp and wood survey in your house. Southern Damp Proofing has extensive experience with all sorts of damp problems delivering you with skills for managing humid and dry rot situations. 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.
Free Site Survey No Obligation

Contact Southern Damp Proofing Now to Speak With an Expert