Damp proofing property for over 46 years If you are fortunate enough to own or manage a property in and around London you probably know that the older the building the more it seems to need maintaining. Tapco HomeDry know that a dry property is a sound property so eliminating damp as soon… Read More
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Recently Tapco HomeDry were instructed to carry out an urgent survey on a flooded basement in Knightsbridge, SW London. We were advised by our client that the affected rooms had previously been damp proofed by a builder who used a ‘Cavity Drain Membrane System) however, no guarantee was issued to cover the work. Our qualified… Read More
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tapco HomeDry are pleased to announce that we are now an accredited Which? Trusted trader. When you choose Tapco HomeDry to restore a defective area of your property or convert your basement into a favourite room, you can be assured of the highest quality of service from your first call to us until the work… Read More
For most people their property, or a property they are purchasing, is the most significant investment they will make in their life so taking any unnecessary risk shouldn’t be considered. This should include the risk of not carrying out general annual maintenance to prevent damp entering your property, because damp is the… Read More
Probably the most destructive thing your property can have A brief description of dry rot and how we eradicate it The wood destroying fungus, Serpula lacrymans is commonly known as Dry Rot, however its name is rather inappropriate since it requires water for germination, growth and survival. Indeed, water/dampness is the fundamental need… Read More
These are some of the things that bond your house together There will come a time when the mortar between the bricks of your house will need replacing, commonly known as repointing. This involves raking out the loose mortar to a depth of approximately 12m/m and replacing it. The main factors… Read More
A brief description of damp There are many household issues that could affect your property at any given time, one of the most common is damp. Dampness is a serious problem which is often under estimated, as is the damage it can cause. When some people hear the word damp, to them it… Read More
Don’t wait until you fall through the floor Wood rot is when wooden structures of a property decay and start to rot away. There are various building faults that can cause wood to rot, but all rot requires moisture. Fungus and the breakdown of timber is nature’s way of tidying up the earth,… Read More
It is A High performance barrier for new buildings High Density Water Barrier: Explained This form of damp proofing is mainly applied to the walls and floors of buildings which are under construction and are below ground. It is used to prevent lateral damp penetration which is under hygroscopic pressure. In technical terms, applying… Read More
Spring is so close, you can almost touch it. Those warmer days are coming, and we’re leaving the cold, harsh winter behind. It’s the perfect time to get your hands dirty, roll up your sleeves, and get on with some DIY. During the winter months, your house will take a beating. With strong winds and… Read More
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