Damp Wall Treatment & Repair in London

What is damp?

Damp is a matter of great concern. It is caused by moisture seeping through the walls or the skirting and sooner or later affects the structural integrity of a building. Damp is also an offshoot of condensation, penetrating damp or rising dampness. This damp is insidiously pervasive and diffuses very rapidly in all directions.

Dampness in bathroom walls or wetness in cellars is very common. Mildew and mould thrive in damp places and over a period of time can become genuine health hazards. Rising dampness or penetrating damp causes wall paint to peel and makes walls papery and crumbly and gradually depletes their strength. Damp proofing your wall is a good way to keep homes and offices damp-free. Southern Damp Proofing is well-positioned to provide the best water-proofing treatment.

Why our Damp Proofing Treatments are the Best

Homes and office buildings are invaluable investments. Southern Damp Proofing helps to keep the brand value of those investments intact by providing damp proofing services that are unmatched in both price and quality. Southern Damp Proofing has three and a half decades of experience under its belt and has worked its way through hundreds of renovations and property improvements.

It occupies a unique position in the damp proofing service industry. It boasts of a wide range of damp and timber specialist services and offers unique damping solutions. Years of practical experience, expert knowledge, and guaranteed satisfaction has propelled Southern Damp Proofing to the forefront of the damp proofing industry.

Damp Proofing Can Help Prevent

  • Rising / Penetrating Damp
  • Ingress of Water
  • Salt Crystallization
  • Plaster Breakdown
  • Damp Staining
  • Wet Rot / Dry Rot

Damp Wall Treatment and Repairs

Incessant damp causes ugly patches to appear on walls. This damp is generally treated with sealants, putty or a coat of emulsion paint. Such temporary measures are no doubt less costly but don’t tackle the root of the problem. This leads to eventual structural damage and costly repairs.

Mould and moisture-ridden walls and seepage at junctions are by themselves problematic, not to mention the health hazards that they are likely to bring in their wake. Regardless of whether it’s the basement or the bathroom that has been affected, damp invariably affects the whole place over time.

Damp Proofing Services in London

What are the Types of Damp Wall Treatments and Repairs?

Rising dampness, penetrating dampness or condensation can be treated in many ways. However, the best, strongest, most affordable, effective and impermeable solution is the use of environmentally friendly and damp proof silane/siloxane creams. These have been specially formulated and when injected into the mortar in the walls, they intoxicate the surroundings too – – above and below. When the damp proof cream is released slowly, the polymer is absorbed first by the capillaries in the mortar and then gradually diffuses into other substrates and bricks. These creams are drip-free, easy to use and very effective as they create a water-repellent barrier.

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How Our Damp Proofing Treatment Process Works

We are within easy reach always-

  • Book an appointment- Call us  and our local team will do the damp survey
  • Damp problem survey- The team investigates the dampness, determines the causes and offers suggestions and recommendations
  • Actual treatment: PCA-certified expert technicians carry out the treatment
  • Post-treatment care-The Southern Damp Proofing team will ensure complete customer satisfaction and will resolve the dampness issue completely — regardless of how long it takes

Repairing Walls after Treating Rising Damp

Southern Damp Proofing prefers to use lime plaster to repair damaged walls rather than plasters and anti-sulphates that are generally used by a majority of treatment companies. Service teams repair removed parts and reinstate them rather than replace them with new parts. Walls are re-decorated only when they are completely dry. The Southern Damp Proofing process for damp proofing has the triple advantage of

  • Ensuring damp-free walls for a long time
  • Allowing maximum breathability
  • Being affordable

Why Choose Southern Damp Proofing for Damp Wall Treatments and Repairs?

Southern Damp Proofing surveyors are experts in their own right and are fully qualified and certified in the treatment industry. Southern Damp Proofing has a brand presence across the United Kingdom and has been tackling rising dampness, condensation, and moisture with great success. As property and construction specialists, Southern Damp Proofing teams are knowledgeable about the kind of damage and decay that can occur because of dampness to walls and timber.

Technicians at Southern Damp Proofing are highly skilled and are also locals in all senses of the word. Well-equipped service personnel can effectively deal with any kind of dampness or rot issues for all property types across their terrain.

What is the Cost of Damp Proofing Treatment of Walls in the UK?

All cases of dampness are not of the same magnitude; hence, repair costs also vary. Treatment specialists survey the property, assess the depth of dampness and damage and submit a report. A surveyor report includes quotations and also an estimated cost.

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Southern Damp Proofing is a household name when it comes to offering unbiased suggestions and recommendations for treating timber decay or property dampness in the United Kingdom. Call our local branches if you are facing any such issues.

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FAQ’s

How long to wait to decorate after damp proofing
Walls should be redecorated with emulsion paints or wallpaper only after they are completely dry. Allow a couple of months at least to elapse before painting walls and a year at least before wallpapering them. Lingering dampness can adversely affect the process.

Southern Damp Proofing is geared to solve all damp and timber decay issues. Call us or call on us and put an end to mildew and dampness.

How long does damp proofing take?
Once the damp proof product is injected into the walls, no re-plastering is done before the wall is completely dry. BBA certificates state that a minimum of at least two weeks should elapse before the wall is plastered again. The normal period specified in the industry’s code is 6-12 months. The bottom line is that no trace of even lingering wetness should remain.
Can you claim damp proofing on house insurance?
Home insurance policies normally don’t cover damage that is an offshoot of either moisture or rising dampness. The onus is on the buyer to ensure that the house is in good shape and doesn’t have any dampness issues.

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We are still working and quoting throughout this period using safe social distancing advice. We can quote from existing surveys or photos or virtual guided tour if preferred. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.