London houses

Damp Proofing

London housesAt times, your home may show some signs of dampness. This is a serious problem that you should get worried about and repair with Damp Proofing London. Dampness in your building will encourage the growth of moulds a condition that is not good for the inhabitants of the house. To humans, mould infestation affects immune and respiratory systems. This is the side effects of animals. Worse is the eventual damage of your entire building that lowers its value.

When you notice this kind of infestation in your building, you need to take quick measures to curb the problem. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are very important to prevent further damages. All these can be addressed well by a specialist who in most cases is a damp proofing company.

In London, Damp is mostly caused by condensation, penetrating damp and also rising damp. The companies are therefore very important for the various benefits. These include

It prevents moisture vapour and related salts that cause contamination in the structure and within causing serious structural problems

Damp prevention prolongs the lifespan of the structures. This is done so by the fact that only the natural evaporation of dampness in the building will take place

They restore damp issues very quickly and easily. This saves a lot of structures from being degraded by this problem

The damp companies in London are certified and they offer guaranteed services that last for as long as 30 years or more.

Environmental and structural factors

Dampness in most cases is caused by structural and environmental factors. If a house is built in a floodplain, e.g. those in West London, there is a need for an effective basement tanking or damp coursing because the lower floors reach the water table. For instance, structures found in south London like the Victorian properties were built based on the antique standards other than today’s thus making them vulnerable to the rising and penetrating damp. Insensitive modifications on these structures have intensified condensation issues.

Weather patterns in Britain are constantly changing with wetter, milder winters and hotter summers. Additionally, torrential rains and floods have become common thus making it necessary for buildings built in the 21st century to revise their damp proofing. This is possible with London Damp Proofing Company which has specialized and experienced staff in conservation damp proofing. The company will also recommend a treatment plan that always pays attention to your property’s heritage.

Damp treatment

The method to use in damp proofing depends on the cause of dampness. Structures experiencing condensation can best be treated by insulation, providing better ventilation and more effective heating. On the other hand, penetrating damp can be remedied by application of water-repellent coatings on the property’s external walls while rising damp can best be treated using a more effective damp proof course.

There are times when damp problems get to a complicated stage especially when different causes converge to cause more damage. The best thing to do in such a case is to contact an expert like London Damp Proofing Ltd which will fully diagnose and cure all damp problems with a 30-year guarantee of their treatment products.

What happens next?

Call London Damp Specialists on 020 7458 4864.

Alternatively, you can book a survey online by completing your details below.

Once you have submitted the form, one of our surveyors will be in touch with you to discuss your problems within 24 hours.

Your free, no obligation damp survey will typically only take between 15 to 30 minutes.

30 year guarantee We also offer a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

Free damp survey No obligation survey with detailed reports and quotations

Experienced & qualified Team qualified to industry standards (CSRT & CSSW)

Fully insured Public liability limit of indemnity £5million

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How to Remove Damp Smells from your House

Tips for removing damp smells

ReplasteringA house with rising damp can be unpleasant to live in as well as cause sickness.

Several things can cause a damp smell in the house but mostly mildews are the main reason. The trick is to know how to remove damp smells. The mixture of darkness, moisture, and lack of air circulation in the house leads to the growth of moulds and mildews. They release foul gasses that attach themselves in the furniture as well as fabrics all around, this is why we are going to tell you how to remove damp smells.

Is damp smell in your house making your life unbearable? Below are some ways on how to remove damp smells:

Tip #1:

You first locate where the damp smell is coming from. Once you have located the source, try to remove it if it is possible since it can be a piece of fabric that has fallen on the floorboards and it contains moulds. Clean the affected area with clean water and bleach. Don’t forget to open all the windows, cupboards and, closets to let in cool fresh air, at times all it takes to remove the musty smell is a clean circulation of air.

Tip #2:

Lemon is a natural remedy that gives fresh air. You can boil the peels of lemon and use the lemon water to give the lemony fragrance around the house by placing the water where the musty smell is located. You can use a fan can circulate the air or else you can use a sprayer to spray around the house.

Tip #3:

Placing a plate or a box filled with baking powder in the places affected it helps to absorb the foul smell of moulds. Place the box for 24 hours. This process should be repeated after several months. A cat litter is also used to remove the bad smell, place the cat litter where you store old clothes and furniture or in the attics and let it stay there for at least two weeks before replacing it again.

Tip #4:

If the damp smell is coming from the fabric try using diluted white vinegar or soak the fabric using baking powder. 1 cup of either baking powder or white vinegar is enough to wash a normal load of damp clothes. If a fabric is bleachable then you can use any type of bleach to remove the musty smell. White vinegar, bleach, and baking soda can also be used to clean foul smell in refrigerators, ovens and other appliances that contain mildews; it can also be used to clean shoes and carpets.

Tip #5:

If the smell is coming from the walls try using a washcloth and mix the water with the baking powder to scrub off the moulds will help to absorb the bad smell. Prevent the growth of moulds by replacing all broken leakages. Clean the floor thoroughly with a damp cloth and a bleach to make sure all the dust and humidity is gone this will ensure there won’t be any growth of moulds and mildews,

Conclusion

With the above steps, you have an idea on how to remove any damp smell in your house once it starts, just remember to keep your house well ventilated, and clean all year round to avoid a lot of work.

What happens next?

Call London Damp Specialists on 020 7458 4864.

Alternatively, you can book a survey online by completing your details below.

Once you have submitted the form, one of our surveyors will be in touch with you to discuss your problems within 24 hours.

Your free, no obligation damp survey will typically only take between 15 to 30 minutes.

30 year guarantee We also offer a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

Free damp survey No obligation survey with detailed reports and quotations

Experienced & qualified Team qualified to industry standards (CSRT & CSSW)

Fully insured Public liability limit of indemnity £5million

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Mould

Dampness Types

Dampness Types

Rising Damp

MouldDampness is an ever present risk in London buildings. Rising damp usually happens in old homes and occurs when the water from the ground rises into and through the capillaries of bricks and mortar of buildings. Over time, a musty smell will develop as more plaster is exposed to water. How high the water rises depends on the type of plaster used and the rate of evaporation.

What you see on buildings walls when rising damp happens is due to the contents present in the ground water, such as soluble salts, chlorides, nitrates, and sulphates. When the ground water rises through the capillaries, the contents will follow along. However, the water would evaporate, leaving those salt contents behind. When rising damp occurs often, this allows more water to enter and then leave more of their salts behind, becoming even more concentrated over time. Furthermore, since chlorides and nitrates are hygroscopic, meaning that they can absorb moisture from the surrounding, a greater salt concentration will attract a greater amount of moisture. This can be worsened if the weather in your area is often humid. And blocking the dampness with decorations is not a solution as they can be contaminated by the salts too.

Penetration damp

Penetration dampness occurs when your external walls let in moisture. The moisture then penetrates into the inner walls. It can be responsible for cracking and peeling off of paint as well as the growth of mould and mildew. It is important to understand that unless you deal with the problem, water will continuously seep into the walls causing dampness that will in-turn cause the structure of your home to rot.

Condensation

Condensation is also known to cause dampness. If you have leaking pipes or poor ventilation, you are likely to get condensation dampness. If the skirting boards in your house are decaying, the walls are staining and discolouring the paint is peeling and the timber floor is rotting, there is a very good chance you have rising dampness.

How to deal with dampness

Dealing with dampness is not rocket science. You simply need to identify and address the root cause. If it is leaking pipes and old gutters, you need to replace them. This will help dry and help you ascertain that the problem will not recur. Nonetheless, if this is not your forte, you can hire an expert. the process which is called damp proofing solves the dampness problem once and for all.

There are loads of individuals and firms that provide tanking services. Understand that not all are credible. Before hiring an expert, enquire about credentials and level of experience. Do also make a point of talking to some of their previous clients.

What happens next?

Call London Damp Specialists on 020 7458 4864.

Alternatively, you can book a survey online by completing your details below.

Once you have submitted the form, one of our surveyors will be in touch with you to discuss your problems within 24 hours.

Your free, no obligation damp survey will typically only take between 15 to 30 minutes.

30 year guarantee We also offer a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

Free damp survey No obligation survey with detailed reports and quotations

Experienced & qualified Team qualified to industry standards (CSRT & CSSW)

Fully insured Public liability limit of indemnity £5million

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Dry rot

Rot Problems?

A Lot of Rot?

Dry rotDry rot, wet rot, penetrating damp, rising damp, condensation: all water-damage problems faced by home owners and all problems that need to be fixed sooner rather than later. But each is a different issue with a variety of effects and treatment methods. One quick call to London Damp Specialists is all it takes to diagnose your damp or rot problem and here’s a quick guide to spot your rot.

Dry Rot

When damp is combined with poor ventilation you have the perfect feeding ground for fungus. The fungus is highly invasive and can affect any type or age of property. It feeds off timbers and quickly spreads into plaster through cracks and cavities. Common signs of dry rot are damaged timbers (often out of sight below floors or in lofts) and visible orange/brown dust before it manifests itself in fluffy white spores and mushrooming spores – the latter stages show an advanced case of dry rot.

How is Dry Rot Treated?

Dry rot needs to be treated professionally and quickly in order to halt any further spread and eradicate it fully. It can be a disruptive process as it involves plaster and timber removal and replacement as well as treatment with a dry rot-resistant solution.

Wet Rot

If there is a constant source of water ingress or a leak from somewhere in the property, wet rot will develop – it could be from leaky plumbing, damaged gutters, downpipes or deteriorated pointing. Whatever the cause, it needs to be sorted! Wet rot isn’t as destructive as dry rot but left unchecked can badly affect timbers, leading to structural damage. If you notice a musty smell, spot fungal growth or distorted or discoloured timbers, you could be suffering from wet rot. It’s important to get it diagnosed professionally, not least to make sure it’s not dry rot, and make sure it is treated effectively and correctly.

How is Wet Rot Treated?

First and foremost, the source of the water ingress needs to be found and stopped. Following that, it must be determined how much wet rot has affected the area and timbers treated accordingly – probably removed and replaced, and new timbers, as well as the surrounding remaining wood, treated with fungicidal solution.

We would always recommend you seek professional help if you suspect your property is suffering from any kind of rot-related damage. Treat it before it becomes a major problem.

What happens next?

Call London Damp Specialists on 020 7458 4864.

Alternatively, you can book a survey online by completing your details below.

Once you have submitted the form, one of our surveyors will be in touch with you to discuss your problems within 24 hours.

Your free, no obligation damp survey will typically only take between 15 to 30 minutes.

30 year guarantee We also offer a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

Free damp survey No obligation survey with detailed reports and quotations

Experienced & qualified Team qualified to industry standards (CSRT & CSSW)

Fully insured Public liability limit of indemnity £5million

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Condensation on window

Condensation Control

Condensation Control in Homes and Buildings

Condensation on windowAs we emerge from winter hibernation, it’s a good time to take a look at our homes and properties and assess any effects the wintry weather may have had. Even if it hasn’t been a harsh winter temperature-wise, there are still many factors that may have taken their toll on your property. Deal with them now and avoid nasty surprises later in the year!

Clean gutters

Unless you live in a completely tree-free zone, the chances are there will be leaves and debris in your gutters. Clogged gutters and downpipes can lead to ineffective water drainage, damp and mould penetrating walls, or broken guttering. Get rid of the debris and check all water drainage is clear and free of holes or damage. A leaky downpipe can push water into the outer skin of your property which in turn will penetrate the inner walls and cause an unpleasant and potentially expensive problem. A little bit of routine maintenance will allow any rainwater to be carried away effectively. Check also for any signs of water damage around the drainpipes and have any pointing or render repaired to prevent water ingress.

Roof repair

High winds take their toll on roofs – make sure you replace any missing, broken or damaged tiles as soon as you can to avoid water seeping in and causing damage to timbers. Have any debris removed too to prevent rotting and damage in the future.

Fix drips

Beyond the obvious dripping taps, check pipes under sinks and pipes and hoses around appliances – any drip left unattended can cause mould, and damp problems will quickly follow. Clogged sinks and ‘sweaty’ pipes near sinks can be easily remedied to avoid future damp or condensation.

Don’t forget to look up and look down

Take a look around any attic space for signs of water ingress from chimneys, roofs, Velux windows. Also for insect infestation – if they have got in somewhere, there will be gaps through which water can enter. Basements too may be neglected over the winter so give them a once-over for and check for damp penetration, particularly if it’s been a wet winter.

Your home is your refuge during winter so make sure you give it some TLC and keep it that way. Tackle any small jobs before they snowball into big, expensive problems and always seek professional advice.

What happens next?

Call London Damp Specialists on 020 7458 4864.

Alternatively, you can book a survey online by completing your details below.

Once you have submitted the form, one of our surveyors will be in touch with you to discuss your problems within 24 hours.

Your free, no obligation damp survey will typically only take between 15 to 30 minutes.

30 year guarantee We also offer a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

Free damp survey No obligation survey with detailed reports and quotations

Experienced & qualified Team qualified to industry standards (CSRT & CSSW)

Fully insured Public liability limit of indemnity £5million

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GPI
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Certified Health and Safety Assessment Scheme

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Kensington houses

Damp in Kensington Homes

Kensington housesDamp Home Repair in Kensington

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is synonymous with historic and grand architecture, generous and elegant living spaces and is probably the most exclusive London borough with its exclusive shops, world-class museums and stunning parks. It is the smallest borough but the most densely populated, despite its accompanying price tag.

Kensington’s exclusivity is perhaps rooted in its royal links – Henry VIII built a home where some of his wives lived and Queen Victoria was born and continued to reside here. Many of its buildings bear the signs of the Victorian building styles still favoured today: stuccoed fronts, impressive mansion blocks, and terraced rows filled with Victorian features such as high ceilings, beautiful fireplaces and well-proportioned rooms.

Although the buildings themselves stand strong, they are susceptible to structural failings, age-related problems and general wear and tear. They deserve to be kept in as good a state of repair as possible to ensure they retain their value and longevity. Many issues faced by today’s property owners stem from the actual materials the Victorians and their predecessors used to construct many of Kensington’s buildings: London clay bricks, lime mortar, cast iron, leadwork and slate.

Damp proof courses fail because they were constructed from slate and glass or were non-existent; many basements and cellars, which are now hugely popular, are highly susceptible to penetrating and rising damp because they were built without tanking or any similar protection from the surrounding damp earth; and building repairs carried out with modern supplies sometimes compromise the original materials, causing water ingress and damage.

No matter how big or small your concern, it will pay in the long term to seek professional advice and conserve your home or property for the long term. Call London Damp Specialist for a complete professional survey.

What happens next?

Call London Damp Specialists on 020 7458 4864.

Alternatively, you can book a survey online by completing your details below.

Once you have submitted the form, one of our surveyors will be in touch with you to discuss your problems within 24 hours.

Your free, no obligation damp survey will typically only take between 15 to 30 minutes.

30 year guarantee We also offer a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

Free damp survey No obligation survey with detailed reports and quotations

Experienced & qualified Team qualified to industry standards (CSRT & CSSW)

Fully insured Public liability limit of indemnity £5million

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Trust Mark
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Damp House Problems

How to identify a damp problem in the house

Living in a damp house can be very dangerous and can cause you a lot serious health issues. As such, a little leak is something that should not be ignored. Although you might not be able to notice the immediate water damage, bacteria and mould growth can start within a short time of water intrusion. Damp homes have been found to be the cause of respiratory illnesses. A damp house is a conducive place for breeding of parasites and bacteria.

It is, therefore, important to ensure that your property is well kept and regularly inspected to prevent you and your family members from getting sick. The following are different ways to help you know whether your home is damp:

Condensation

Condensation on the window is an indication of a damp house. Excessive condensation may be a sign of too much water vapour in the home. Condensation is an indication of a damp problem and poor ventilation. It is essential to ensure that you check your house regularly so to avoid exposing your family to diseases.

Black mould

Black moulds are another thing that you will notice in a damp house. Moulds are usually life threatening since the can cause severe diseases especially to those people with a lung condition. Make sure that you check the entire isolated ceiling, walls, door frame and window carefully to avoid causing more problems.

Tide marks and stains on the wall

Leaking pipes and overflowing gutter are usually the cause of damp patches on the wall. The wet patches can appear at any point or place on the wall. The tide marks are often caused by salts and evaporation from the ground. You will likely notice the tide up to one meter above the skirting board.

If you fail to see the tide marks, then another very common sign is staining. Typically the stain is usually yellowish or brownish in colour and is also seen up to one meter above the skirting board. Stains make the wall to appear untidy and unattractive. Make sure to call a technician to come and examine your home so that to avoid getting more damage.

Salts within plaster

White fluffy deposits in the form of salt are a sign of a rising damp in your house. These salts can cause a lot of blistering patches on your walls. These white patches can destroy your wall leaving you with a financial burden.

Peeling of the wallpaper

If you notice that the wallpaper is coming off or is peeling from the wall, then that is an indication of damp. The wallpaper also starts becoming loose starting from the corner. Due to the moisture in the wall, the wallpaper becomes loose from the skirting board making the wallpaper turn or curve up.

Decayed skirting boards

When timber comes into contact with water, it is capable of decaying. The dampness causes the skirting boards to rot making them crack. Check out if the skirting board is easily crumbled, cracked or has localised fungus that is growing on. Ensure that you also check whether the boards have flaky or damaged paint.

Musty odour

Musty smells are often caused by damp conditions or mould spores. Any home that has dampness problem is typically affected by mould or mildew. A home develops a musty odour once it becomes damp. It is usually easier to notice the smell since it is very strong and uncomfortable.

Musty odour can also cause health issues especially if the person is allergic to smell.

 

What happens next?

Call London Damp Specialists on 020 7458 4864.

Alternatively, you can book a survey online by completing your details below.

Once you have submitted the form, one of our surveyors will be in touch with you to discuss your problems within 24 hours.

Your free, no obligation damp survey will typically only take between 15 to 30 minutes.

30 year guarantee We also offer a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

Free damp survey No obligation survey with detailed reports and quotations

Experienced & qualified Team qualified to industry standards (CSRT & CSSW)

Fully insured Public liability limit of indemnity £5million

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Rising Damp Treatment

Rising Damp Treatment Advice

Every building is prone to damp, but it’s the older buildings, places that have stood for a long time, perhaps centuries, which are more prone to this problem. This problem is mitigated by modern building practices where properties are built with damp proof courses, in most cases impermeable plastic membranes to stop water passing through. But some buildings don’t have this precaution.

 

The main causes of rising damp is simply down to groundwater. It’s basically moisture when the groundwater rises underneath or next to the walls of your home, and it doesn’t matter if the walls are made of brick, stone or block.

The moisture rises through the small holes present in the mortar or brick. Eventually, gravity will stop the rise of the water, by counteracting the upwards force of the capillary action. On the whole rising damp will occur when the water has reached a height of 1.2, but its effects – salt deposits, for instance, may be present at a much higher level because of the non-breathing wall coverings such as vinyl wallpaper or non-breathing paints.

So, do you have rising damp? The signs are easy enough to work out.

  1. Do you have a musty odour or damp smells?
  2. Does your wall now have a low temperature very low in height?
  3. Are your floor timbers beginning to show signs of rot?
  4. Is the plaster in your walls beginning to crumble or blister? If so, it’s because of salt crystallisation.

Other signs of rising damp are “tide-lines” of yellow or brownish staining or blown plaster. These are usually found in the lower sections of your walls, and if your walls are blistering or showing a crumbling appearance you might actually see deposits of white fluff – this is the salt previously mentioned, and it is left behind when the damp begins to evaporate off the walls, but it is still a problem. Black spots of the mould may also appear on the damp areas. The salts left behind also make it impossible to just replaster.

Damp treatment
Rising damp treatment in it’s ugly form
Please be advised that even if you have a damp problem, it doesn’t necessarily mean its rising damp – there could simply be another source of water you have no idea about. One sign would be if the damp patches are higher than 1 meter on your walls. If that is the case it might just be penetrating dampness instead, this is when the damp is unevenly distributed. Dealing with rising damp.

It is not advisable for people – homeowners and business managers to deal with the problem themselves without at least tackling the cause itself otherwise it would simply begin again. A simple quick fix job for the rising damp, repointing and painting over the affected areas won’t solve the problem. It will just make it more expensive to tackle later and you will need to redo the job later anyway at a later date.

The best way to tackle the rising damp would be to identify the cause in the first place and deal with it before it could happen again, causing more damage to the property, and then carrying out the repairs properly.

Rising Damp Treatment

Originally rising damp was treated by using damp proof course liquids injected under high pressure to block the pores in the bricks, blocks and stone where the water had risen. Complex and expensive systems of pumps were required for this, but it is possible to repair the damage without resorting to this method.

One way for rising damp treatment to work is to simply remove the contaminated plaster and a new damp proof course will be injected into the masonry mortar. This cream-like substance will then disperse through the mortar line, and it will begin to fuse and create a new damp proof course to stop rising damp from passing through the walls again. The next step is simple – the walls will need to be replastered and repainted with a chemical salt retardant agent and with a damp proof render which will prevent any remaining salts from contaminating the new plaster.

We also drill holes down to an appropriate depth in the brick/mortar. A water-based silicone damp proof liquid which is low in odours is then injected down into these holes to reduce the movement of water in the capillaries in the masonry.

Damp proofing rods are designed to be a high strength, liquid free alternative to other methods of rising damp treatment, and are designed to be placed on the walls without an injecting pump so there is no need to use heavy and expensive tools and equipment. And the time it takes to fit them in is reduced because large amounts of liquids as used by the older methods are not used in these cases then the time it takes a wall to dry is reduced.

What happens next?

Call London Damp Specialists on 020 7458 4864.

Alternatively, you can book a survey online by completing your details below.

Once you have submitted the form, one of our surveyors will be in touch with you to discuss your problems within 24 hours.

Your free, no obligation damp survey will typically only take between 15 to 30 minutes.

30 year guarantee We also offer a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

Free damp survey No obligation survey with detailed reports and quotations

Experienced & qualified Team qualified to industry standards (CSRT & CSSW)

Fully insured Public liability limit of indemnity £5million

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Trust Mark
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Damp Proofing Basements Marylebone London

Damp proofing basements Marylebone London

Basement tankingDamp proofing refers to any activity aimed at doing away with the damp on the walls. There are three types of damp namely condensation, rising and penetrating. For condensation, the water on the walls of your house or basement condenses and starts eating the walls from the outside.

For rising damp, it starts from the ground level of your house eating the walls going upwards. Normally, this does not proceed to more than 1.5 meters above the ground. The main cause of this type of damp is the ground (where your house lives) have a high water level or there is a breakage in the drainage system of your house resulting in water spillage.

As for penetrating damp, the water or moisture comes mostly from a fault at the roof. The damp starts eating the walls from the ceiling downward. However, in this article, we are going to look at how you can perform damp basement proofing especially if you own a bar or a restaurant in Marylebone.

What are the advantages of damp proofing basements Marylebone London?

In Marylebone, most bars and restaurants have a basement for packing or any other purpose. With the type of weather that Marylebone has, it is very easy for dampness to occur on the walls of the basement. While damp in small amounts is not as dangerous, when it accumulates it can it up an entire wall thereby causing the destruction of the structure.

Some of the advantages of basement damp proofing thereby include:

Ensure safety

Damp proofing basements Marylebone London Bars and restaurants are public places. People park their cars in the basements and proceed to have fun. It is just normal that these people need safety and therefore there is a need to eradicate any possible threat, in this case, the damp. The basements would be a safer place without damp that runs the risk of collapsing any time.

Physical appearance of the basement walls

In a bar or a restaurant, the customers will want to see brighter and inviting colours from the walls to the general setting of the building. However, with damp all over the basement walls, your customers are likely to be turned away. They will look for other places where they “feel welcomed”. A basement car park is the first place a customer visits before getting into the restaurant and so it should give a clear picture of what the customer can expect.

How can you damp proof basements in Marylebone?

While some of the damp can be clear, in some cases you might need to hire the services of a professional surveyor. He will analyse the condition of your basement for you and advise you on the best steps to take.

Generally, you should always look out for any signs of damp and take the appropriate step if you notice any.

Conclusion

Damp proofing basements in Marylebone especially if you own a restaurant or a bar. If ignored, damp can cause major problems including destroying the building at hand. Hiring a surveyor to check out for damp once in while is a bold step to ensuring this does not happen.

What happens next?

Call London Damp Specialists on 020 7458 4864.

Alternatively, you can book a survey online by completing your details below.

Once you have submitted the form, one of our surveyors will be in touch with you to discuss your problems within 24 hours.

Your free, no obligation damp survey will typically only take between 15 to 30 minutes.

30 year guarantee We also offer a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

Free damp survey No obligation survey with detailed reports and quotations

Experienced & qualified Team qualified to industry standards (CSRT & CSSW)

Fully insured Public liability limit of indemnity £5million

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Registered Fairtrades
Certified Health and Safety Assessment Scheme

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Old Fulham London Houses

Penetrating and Rising Damp in Old Houses

Damp in Old Fulham London Houses

Old Fulham London HousesWhile it is true that all properties are different, most of those that are around the same region are likely to have the same strength and weaknesses. This is the case in Old Fulham Houses. Here, the houses suffer from different types of damp, for example, the penetrating and rising damp.

However, if you suspect that your house is having any type of damp, it is wise to contact a damp specialist who will analyse the situation and come up with the perfect remedy.

In this article, we are going to provide you with information on both penetrating and rising damp especially if you are a resident at Old Fulham London Houses

What is rising damp?

Normally, rising damp moisture that starts eating the walls of the houses from the ground going up in a capillary action. To curb this problem, a contractor will have to identify carefully the type of dampness first. In many occasions, inexperienced surveyors might mistake this type of damp with condensation damp thereby recommend the wrong actions to take.

In most cases especially in Old Fulham Houses, the cause to rising damp is a fault in either in the existing damp course or higher ground water level. Generally, rising damp does not exceed 1.5 meters.

What is penetrating damp?

This type of damp occurs due to penetration from the roof, cracks in the walls or the wrong use of internal plaster. In Old Fulham Houses, most of the buildings have roofs that leak because of old age. In addition to that, the bricks that make up the upper parts of the house might have perished leading to more penetration of the damp.

What is the remedy to penetrating and rising damp in Old Fulham London Houses?

To every problem, there is a solution. Therefore, if you live in Old Fulham London Houses, you can use the following tricks to beat the dampness:

Inspect your house

After every season, you should inspect your house to check whether there are damages to your roof, walls or floor that may at one time give way to water or any other form of moisture to pass through them. In addition to that, you should look out for the “tide mark” on the walls. This will tell you if your house has rising or penetrating damp.

Regular maintenance of your house

Just like any other property, a house needs to be maintained. Replace worn out gutters and repair any leaks on the roof. Hiring a professional surveyor will also help in fixing complicated areas of your house such as the roof. In addition to that, the surveyor has the ability to note any small signs of penetrating and rising damp.

Conclusion

Three types of damp can affect your house. However, penetrating and rising damp affect most old Fulham London houses. So regular checking, repair and maintenance are needed. Hiring a professional to look out for the hidden signs will also give you an upper hand.

 

What happens next?

Call London Damp Specialists on 020 7458 4864.

Alternatively, you can book a survey online by completing your details below.

Once you have submitted the form, one of our surveyors will be in touch with you to discuss your problems within 24 hours.

Your free, no obligation damp survey will typically only take between 15 to 30 minutes.

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