Damp Proofing in Eltham, London

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Damp Proofing Eltham

Do not let damp problems damage your Eltham home. When water makes its way to the home, it can eat away at the foundation and grow destructive, unpleasant mould until it is removed.

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 notice any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then it is important that you contact 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 Eltham and surrounding suburbs. Book your free damp survey today!

What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a system used in buildings to prevent moisture from making its way through floors and walls into the interior of properties. 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 Eltham damp proofing experts can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

Condensation

Condensation is one of the most common reasons for dampness in most homes, especially in 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

Some comparatively small plumbing leaks may be the source of a large and threatening damp patch — water escape can be little but is usually recurrent and concentrated at the same place. 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 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?

Damp can affect the structural integrity of a building. Mortar may crack externally, and salt stains can surface on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will further rust and weaken the structure. In the worst cases, mortar or plaster can fall off the affected wall. Additionally, damp tends to cause a building to experience secondary damage. The excessive moisture allows specific wood fungi to grow, causing complications in health, which can ultimately lead to the so-called sick building syndrome. Damp, furthermore, makes the plaster and paint to peel and wallpaper to deteriorate.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent moisture from entering the building. At Southern Damp Proofing, we can provide a wide range damp proofing method, each with its own advantages. A damp proof course (DPC) helps to control rising damp through a special structure that controls moisture which is created by their capillary action.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) fights off moisture through a special membrane that is applied to the building. By using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab, a DPM helps to control moisture. The coating method protects buildings from water and moisture such as rain. It is also made from cement, such as a shotcrete, which can shield 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 Eltham

Our wide range of damp proofing services in Eltham include:

Rising Damp Treatment

As a damp specialist, Southern Damp Proofing provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in Eltham. Southern Damp Proofing evaluators must conduct a detailed, rising damp survey before recommending 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 plan 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 with 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. The causes of water ingress can be easily detected and mostly addressed with cost-effective treatments. Our qualified damp-proofing team will investigate and fix the penetrating damp problems. Penetrating humidity is one of the most dangerous and damaging problems you may face at home.

That’s why thousands of homeowners in Eltham have called on Southern Damp Proofing damp-proofing specialists from Eltham. If you need experience and capable experts in damp proofing, schedule your free survey today, call us straight at 020 7971 1329.

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 protection specialists in Eltham for residential as well as commercial properties. A correctly built waterproofing system can only work if properly fitted. We take pride in the efficiency of our equipment and keep our technicians up to date on the new techniques.

Woodworm and Dry Rot Treatments

The infestation of woodworms is present in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Timber damage can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Eltham-based surveyors and professionally trained experts are here to assist you to fix any issues with your properties by supplying consumers in the area with our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm solutions. 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 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 goal of the treatment process is to remove the source of dampness, to treat or replace decayed timber and to install a physical barrier that will prevent further damage from damp masonry. Get in touch with us today at Eltham for a survey.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to experience different dampness problems? Condensation forms when warm, moist air reaches a colder surface. We are renowned and knowledgeable experts in condensation management at Eltham. We keep your musty and dusty house clean, dry, and hygienic at Southern Damp Proofing. Our efficient condensation management systems can address damp and mould formation and eliminate harmful allergies. If you have a condensation issue in Eltham, please contact us to schedule a survey on 020 7971 1329.

Damp Proofing Survey

If you are worried about damp issues in your property, a damp survey will determine the extent of the problem and proffer 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 innovative and trustworthy companies in Eltham, we are proud of our first-rate craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent 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 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 extensive experience with all sorts of damp problems delivering you with skills for managing humid and dry rot situations. To get more information about our services, please contact us today.

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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