Damp Proofing in Sidcup, London

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Damp Proofing Sidcup

Do not let damp problems damage your Sidcup home. Once the water reaches a house, it can eat away the foundation, and produce toxic, 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 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. We are highly regarded and popular in Sidcup and surrounding areas thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Get in touch today for a free damp survey!

What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a method used in buildings to avert moisture from finding its way into 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. Damp comes in two forms – rising damp and penetrating damp. No matter what type of damp problem you are facing in your property, our Sidcup damp proofing experts 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 takes place when warm humid air interacts with cold surfaces allowing water to be left on the surface.

Faulty Plumbing

Some relatively small plumbing leaks may be the source of a large and extreme damp patches — water escape can be slight but is usually frequent and focused at the same location. 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 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 your home or backyard has a damp spot, poor guttering could be the problem. Gutters can cause moisture. Quite likely, this is when most of the network is covered by garbage, or grime and dirt accumulation.

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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. Steel and iron fasteners will further rust and weaken the structure. In severe cases, the mortal and plaster can break off the affected 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. Also, damp causes plaster and paint to deteriorate and wallpaper to peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps protect the interior of the property from damp. 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) handles moisture through a distinct membrane applied to the building. A DPM helps to control moisture by utilising polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The form of coating protects structures from water and moisture, such as rain. It is also built with cement, like shotcrete, which can defend against moisture, water, and 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 Sidcup

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

Rising Damp Treatment

As damp specialists, Southern Damp Proofing offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Sidcup. 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 with many years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to identifying damp-related problems and designing a tailor-made solution for your home. 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 type of damp also known as rain penetration, is when water comes into the house from the outside. 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 damp is one of the most harmful and destructive problems you may experience in your house.

This is why thousands of Sidcup homeowners have called on Southern Damp Proofing damp-proofing specialists in Sidcup. 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 is a leading expert in waterproofing and building protection for both residential and commercial property in Sidcup. 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-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Sidcup-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. To arrange an appointment, please book an online survey, or contact our team leader to discuss your needs.

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Wet Rot Treatment.

Wet rot occurs as a black fungus on woods in contact with wet or damp masonry, rendering the wood soft and spongy to touch and stained in appearance. 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 contact with us today at Sidcup to perform a survey.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation forms when warm, moist air reaches a colder surface. In Sidcup, 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 efficient condensation management systems can address damp and mould formation and eliminate harmful allergies. If you are in Sidcup and are suffering from condensation problems then contact us on 020 7971 1329 to arrange a survey.

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 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 Sidcup’s most developed and reputable companies, we pride ourselves on our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding 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 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 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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