Damp Proofing in Streatham, London

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Damp Proofing Streatham

Do not let damp problems damage your Streatham home. 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 there are any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then it is vital you get in touch with Southern Damp Proofing as quickly as possible. Thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well-known in Streatham and surrounding suburbs. Book our team for a free damp survey today!

What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a system used in buildings to protect against moisture entering the inside of properties via floors and walls. Dampness can affect any property, especially older properties that were built 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 Streatham 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. It takes place when warm humid air interacts with cold surfaces allowing water to be left 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. The intense, continuous wetting in an area means it absorbs greater moisture than is possible to escape and then the excess spreads in the nearby areas.

Building Defects

Many common building deficiencies can contribute to internal dampness, including weak or defective mortar pathways in external walls, damaged stone windowsills, insufficient sealant around doors and windows, and unmaintained 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 moisture. 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?

Damp can affect a building’s structural integrity. Mortar could break outside, and salt stains could appear on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will rust out further to weaken the structure. In severe cases, mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. Additionally, damp tends to cause a building to experience secondary damage. The excessive moisture allows for the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications, which can ultimately 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 to prevent moisture from entering into the building. At Southern Damp Proofing, we can provide you with different solutions of damp proofing, each with its own advantages. A damp proof course (DPC) assists in controlling rising humidity through a special structure that controls the moisture produced by its capillary action.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) deals with moisture through a special membrane applied to the building. 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 rainfall It also consists of cement, such as shotcrete, which can protect against moisture and 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 Streatham

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

Rising Damp Treatment

As damp experts, Southern Damp Proofing in Streatham provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in the area. Southern Damp Proofing assessors will first conduct a detailed survey of rising damp 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 form of damp is also called rain penetration, which involves water coming from outside into the house. The sources of water ingress can be easily identified and is typically tackled by cost-effective treatments. Our qualified damp-proofing team will investigate and fix the penetrating damp problems. Penetrating damp is one of the most risky and destructive problems you can face in your home.

No wonder thousands of Streatham homeowners have called on Streatham damp proofing specialists from Southern Damp Proofing. Book your free survey today if you need experience and professional damp-proofing experts, call us directly 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 Streatham. 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

Woodworm infestation occurs on residential, commercial, and industrial property. The loss of wood may result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Streatham-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 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 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 purpose of the treatment process is the removal of the source of dampness, the treating or replacing of decayed timber and the adding of a physical barrier to prevent further damage by damp masonry. Get in touch with us today in Streatham to conduct a survey.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to experience different dampness problems? When warm, moist air comes into contact with a colder surface, condensation forms. We are renowned and knowledgeable experts in condensation management at Streatham. At Southern Damp Proofing, we keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and hygienic. Our efficient condensation management systems can address damp and mould formation and eliminate harmful allergies. If you are in Streatham and have condensation issues then get in touch 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 detailed and thorough surveys, carried out by capable experts, are extensive inspections that provide our customers with a clear summary of any issues with their properties and also allow us to quote for any necessary works reliably. As one of Streatham’s most established and trustworthy companies, we take pride in our superior craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent 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 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 extensive experience with all sorts of damp problems delivering you with skills for managing humid and dry rot situations. 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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