Damp Proofing in Penge, London

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Damp Proofing Penge

Do not let damp problems damage your Penge 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 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 you find any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then you should contact Southern Damp Proofing as soon as possible. Thanks to our years of industry experience, which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well known in Penge and surrounding suburbs. Book our team for a free damp survey today!

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. Dampness can be a problem in any property, especially the older properties that were built without any system of controlling damp. Damp comes in two forms – rising damp and penetrating damp. Regardless of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Penge can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

Condensation

Condensation is one of the most common causes of dampness in many homes, particularly 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

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 intense, repeated wetting rapidly means the area consumes more moisture than it can expel, and then the excess spreads to neighbouring 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 you have just discovered a moist spot in your home or yard, you may be suffering from bad guttering. Dampness can be caused by gutters. This is likely to happen 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?

Damp can have an impact on the structural integrity of the building. Mortar can crack outside, and salt stains may show up on the walls. The structure will weaken when steel and iron fasteners rust. Mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall in severe cases. In addition, damp tends to cause secondary damage to the building. The excess moisture causes different wood fungi to flourish, causing health problems that can eventually contribute 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 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 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) battles moisture through a unique membrane added to the structure. 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 made of cement such as shotcrete that could protect from moisture and water and the 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 Penge

Our wide range of damp proofing services in Penge include:

Rising Damp Treatment

As damp experts in Penge, Southern Damp Proofing provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in the region. Southern Damp Proofing surveyors will carry out a thorough rising damp survey before recommending any solution. We have some of the best surveyors in the industry having several years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to diagnosing problems related to moisture and designing a personalised treatment course for your property. 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 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 professional damp-proofing crew will examine the penetrating damp problems and address them. Penetrating humidity is one of the most dangerous and damaging problems you may face at home.

No wonder thousands of Penge homeowners have called on Penge damp proofing specialists from Southern Damp Proofing. 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 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 Penge. 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 damage can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Penge-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. Dry rot and woodworm treatments can be carried out only by a professional company like us. 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 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 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 Penge for a survey.

Condensation Control

Are you experiencing various dampness problems in your home due to condensation? Condensation develops as warm moist air comes into contact with a colder surface. We are renowned and knowledgeable experts in condensation management at Penge. At Southern Damp Proofing, we keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and hygienic. Our effective condensation control systems can deal with the formation of damp and mould and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Penge and suffer from condensation problems then contact us to schedule a survey on 020 7971 1329.

Damp Proofing Survey

Are you worried about a damp issue in your home? A damp survey could determine the extent of the damage 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 Penge’s most developed and reputable companies, we pride ourselves on our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding customer service. Call our knowledgeable and friendly staff for professional, impartial advice or to plan a free, no-obligation, damp survey today.

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Our helpful staff will be ready to receive a call from you to set up a damp and timber survey at your home. Southern Damp Proofing has established experience with all kinds of damp problems, supplying you with professional expertise for handling the damp and dry rot situation. 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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