Damp Proofing in Woolwich, London

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Damp Proofing Woolwich

Do not let damp problems damage your Woolwich 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 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 come across any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, contact us at Southern Damp Proofing as fast as you can. We are highly respected and well-known in Woolwich and surrounding suburbs thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Register for a free damp survey today!

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. Dampness can affect any building, especially old properties built without any damp control system. There are two common damp problems – rising damp and penetrating damp. Regardless of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Woolwich can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

Condensation

Condensation in many home locations, especially in bedrooms, the kitchen, the toilet, and bathroom, is one of the most common causes of humidity. 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 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 flaws can contribute to internal damp, including weak or defective mortar pathways in outside walls, bad stone windows, poor sealing of doors and windows, and wooden doors and windows not having been properly maintained.

Leaky Gutters

If you have found a damp spot in your home or backyard, bad gutters may be the culprit. Gutters can cause dampness. 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?

The structural integrity of the building can be compromised by damp. Mortar can crack outside, and salt stains may show up on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will further rust and weaken the structure. Mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall in severe cases. In addition, damp tends to cause secondary damage to the building. 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 to prevent moisture from entering into the building. At Southern Damp Proofing, we will provide you with various damp proofing solutions, each with its own benefits. 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) controls the dampness by means of a special membrane attached to the building. The DPM helps control moisture by using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The method of coating protects buildings from water and moisture, including rain. It is also made of cement such as shotcrete that can guard against moisture and water and pressure. The cavity wall construction creates a space between the walls inside and outside to keep away water, while the pressure groove is used for the masonry walls to close all the gaps.

Our Damp Proofing Services in Woolwich

Our wide variety of Woolwich damp proofing services includes:

Rising Damp Treatment

As damp specialists, Southern Damp Proofing offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Woolwich. 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 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 professional damp-proofing crew will examine the penetrating damp problems and address them. Penetrating damp is one of the most harmful and destructive problems you may experience in your house.

No wonder thousands of Woolwich homeowners have called on Woolwich damp proofing specialists from Southern Damp Proofing. 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 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 Woolwich. 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 invasion of woodworm is present in all properties, residential, commercial, and industrial. The destruction of wood can result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Woolwich-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 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 remove the source of dampness, treat or replace the decayed timbers and install a physical barrier to prevent further damage from damp masonry. Get in touch with us today at Woolwich for a survey.

Condensation Control

Are you experiencing various dampness problems in your home due to condensation? Condensation forms when warm, moist air reaches a colder surface. We are a valued and professional specialist in condensation control at Woolwich. We keep your musty and dusty house clean, dry, and hygienic at Southern Damp Proofing. Our effective condensation control systems can tackle the formation of humidity and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Woolwich and have condensation issues then get in touch on 020 7971 1329 to arrange a survey.

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 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 Woolwich’s most established and trustworthy companies, we take pride in our superior 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 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 a long-term experience in any kind of damp issues providing you expert knowledge in dealing with damp and dry rot situations. Get in touch with us today to learn more about 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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