Cobham is a Borough of Elmbridge in Surrey and home to Chelsea Football Club’s training ground. Once described as “Britain’s Beverley Hills” it is an exclusive place to live and features many private estates, several of which are home to Chelsea’s players.
Tapco HomeDry are London, Surrey and the Home Counties damp and dry rot specialists and are based just up the road from Cobham in Thames Ditton. We have been providing expert advice and help to people with every type of property in Cobham since 1971, giving us over 44 years of experience.
If you live in Cobham you will not want to allow the slightest sign of damp or dry rot to enter your home. That’s why Tapco HomeDry were recently asked to send one of our qualified Surveyors to do a full damp and timber inspection on a property with suspected damp.
We took moisture readings of the walls using an electronic ‘Survey Master’ damp meter to check for signs of damp. Unfortunately rising damp was detected with a high moisture level reading which was staining the wall.
Rising damp is when damp rises by capillary action, usually due to the existing damp proof course no longer functioning correctly.
Rising damp MUST be treated urgently to avoid damage to internal decorations, wood rotting fungi and wood boring insects to the timbers in contact with damp walls.
Our Operatives installed a new ‘Tapco HomeDry Damp Proof System’ by:
• Removing salt contaminated wall plaster.
• Carrying out the injection of a thixotropic silane/siloxane (cream) damp proof course to the walls.
• Carrying out specialist damp proof re-plastering.
• Applying high performance timber preservative to the back of skirting timbers/architraves.
Tapco HomeDry are members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and the British Damage Management Association (BDMA). We also offer our clients a long term guarantee for our work which is protected by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI). The home owner had complete peace of mind in asking us to do the remedial work required.
Do It Once Do It Right with Tapco and call us on 0800 195 9878 for a damp and timber survey.