If your property is going to ruin, you need to take action before it’s too late. When people fail to maintain their property, it can lead to endless problems for them. Of course, sometimes, you don’t have the luxury of time. If you don’t have spare time to spend on your home, you need to… Read More
From sewage pipes bursting to flash floods, there is a myriad of things that cause water damage. When your home has a mass of water, it is crucial to remember that you need to act fast. The longer you ignore this issue, the worse it will be for your home. As you can imagine, water… Read More
When you’re a property owner, the last thing you want to happen is for your home to rot. It may surprise you that there is more than just one type of rot when it comes to wood. Most people already know about the dreaded dry rot, but what else can affect your home? There is… Read More
If you are in the process of purchasing a property, you may have possibly been told by your lender or surveyor that certain aspects of the building, require a further, more detailed inspections by specialist companies, prior to them agreeing to the loan and you proceeding with the purchase. Don’t worry this is normal… Read More
Tapco HomeDry has been established since February 1971 and for over 44 years we have been based on the outskirts of London, in Thames Ditton, Surrey KT. In addition to this we have offices and our depot in Esher, Surrey, on the platform of Esher Station, so access to London and the Home Counties for us… Read More
Following a call from a very upset and distressed client who had returned home from a weekend away only to discover water damage to her kitchen floors, walls and floorcoverings, an urgent appointment was made for one of our experienced and qualified damp surveyors to visit the property. Using a Thermal Imaging Camera and damp… Read More
Cavity Wall Tie Surveys Cracks or bulges appearing on external walls could mean structural movement! If you or your structural surveyor have found horizontal or more importantly vertical cracking or bulges to external wall surfaces it could mean there is structural movement. Structural movement or separation of the brickwork caused by defective wall ties… Read More
Basement Damp Survey London From a wasted space into your favourite room If you are considering converting your disused basement or cellar into your favourite room or actually creating a new basement the most important aspect of the whole project is damp proofing. Basement damp proofing should only ever be carried out by a specialist… Read More
A common problem in modern homes is the proliferation of mould on or behind furniture. As many moulds give off no scent of any form it can be easy to miss mould problems initially. However, upon moving a cupboard, wardrobe or bookcase one may be both shocked and disgusted to find a thick film of… Read More
If thoroughly inspected the majority of older properties will be found to have some evidence of ‘woodworm; but is it serious and does it need treating? There are many species of ‘woodworm’ but the most common, often found in flooring timbers, roof timbers and furniture, is the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum). Detecting an… Read More
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