Damp Proofing in Lambeth, London

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Damp Proofing Lambeth

Don’t let your Lambeth property get ruined by damp problems. 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 experts in waterproofing condensation control of basements, treatment of woodworm infestation, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture treatment and maintenance to ensure your property is healthy and protected always. If you notice any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, 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 Lambeth and its surrounding areas. Call today for a free damp survey!

What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a technique used in construction to prevent moisture from entering the interior of a building through floors and walls. Any property can suffer from damp-related issues, particularly older properties that were constructed without any damp control system. Damp comes in two forms – rising damp and penetrating damp. Irrespective of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Lambeth can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

Condensation

In many homes, condensation is one of the most common causes of dampness, 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

Any relatively small plumbing leaks can cause a large, damp patch — water leakage can be mild but, in most cases, it is always concentrated at the same spot. This strong, repeated wetting means the area quickly consumes more moisture than it can release, and then the excess spreads to surrounding areas.

Building Defects

Many common building defects can lead to internal dampness, including poor or faulty mortar pathways in exterior walls, damaged stone windowsills, inadequate sealant around doors and windows, and unmaintained wooden doors and windows.

Leaky Gutters

If your home or backyard has a damp spot, poor guttering could be the problem. Gutters can cause humidity. Very possibly, this is when much of the network is filled by trash, or grime and debris accumulations.

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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. Fasteners made of steel and iron will rust, further weakening the structure. In severe cases, mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. In addition, dampness can cause secondary damage to a property. Excessive moisture contributes to the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications that can ultimately lead to the so-named 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 prevent moisture from reaching the inside of the house. At Southern Damp Proofing, we will provide you with various damp proofing solutions, each with its own benefits. A damp proof course (DPC) helps regulate rising damp through a special structure that regulates the moisture that their capillary activity produces.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) controls the dampness by means of a special membrane attached to the building. A DPM helps to handle moisture by using a polyethene material positioned under a sheet of concrete. The form of coating protects the buildings from water and dampness such as rainfall. It is also made of cement such as shotcrete that could protect from moisture and water and the pressure. Cavity wall creates a cavity between the inner and outer walls to keep the water away and pressure grouting for masonry walls close all gaps.

Our Damp Proofing Services in Lambeth

Our wide selection of Lambeth damp proofing services includes:

Rising Damp Treatment

As damp experts in Lambeth, Southern Damp Proofing provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in the region. Southern Damp Proofing surveyors must perform a detailed survey of rising damp before suggesting any solution. Our surveyors are some of the best in the industry with many years of experience and full qualifications when it comes to diagnosing damp-related problems and creating a tailor-made course of treatment for your property. To schedule your free home damp survey today with Southern Damp Proofing, just get in touch with us by sending a message to our team of damp-proofing experts or call us directly at 020 7971 1329.

Penetrating Damp Treatment

This form of damp is also called rain penetration, which involves water coming from outside into 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 humidity is one of the most dangerous and destructive issues that you may face in your home.

This is why thousands of Lambeth homeowners have called on Southern Damp Proofing damp-proofing specialists in Lambeth. 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 refers to strategies that protects a building’s basement or below ground area from penetrating water. Southern Damp Proofing are leading specialists in basement waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in Lambeth. A professionally designed waterproofing device can only work if properly fitted. We take pride in our equipment’s efficiency and keep our technicians up to date about the new techniques.

Woodworm and Dry Rot Treatments

Woodworm infestation occurs on residential, commercial, and industrial property. The destruction of wood can result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Lambeth-based surveyors and qualified experts are here to help you solve any difficulties in your properties by supplying consumers in the area with our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm services. Only a specialist service such as ours should engage in dry rot and woodworm treatments. Please book an online survey to arrange a meeting or contact our team leader to talk about your requirements.

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Wet Rot Treatment.

Wet rot occurs on timbers in contact with wet or damp masonry and appear as a black fungus, causing the timber to feel soft and spongy and to discolour in appearance. 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. Get in contact with us today at Lambeth to perform a survey.

Condensation Control

Are you experiencing various dampness problems in your home due to condensation? Condensation forms when warm humid air comes into contact with a colder surface. We are a reputable and capable specialist in condensation management at Lambeth. We keep your musty and dusty house clean, dry, and hygienic at Southern Damp Proofing. Our competent condensation management systems can block the development of damp and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Lambeth and suffer from condensation problems then contact us to schedule a survey on 020 7971 1329.

Damp Proofing Survey

If you are worried about a damp problem in your home, a damp survey can discover the extent of the problem and provide solutions.

Our rigorous and detailed surveys, carried out by qualified experts, are extensive inspections that offer our customers a clear rundown of any problems at their properties and also allow us to quote reliably for any required works. As one of the most recognised and reputable companies in Lambeth, we are proud of our high-quality craftsmanship, competitive pricing, and unbeatable customer service. Contact our well-informed and welcoming staff today for professional, unbiased guidance, or to schedule a free, damp survey without obligation.

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Our helpful workers will be on hand to receive a call from you to set up a damp and timber survey at your home. Southern Damp Proofing has long-standing experience with all kinds of damp issues, supplying you with skills for coping with damp and dry rot conditions. To find out more 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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