If you are a resident of Crystal Palace seeking damp proofing services then Tapco HomeDry are here to help. Tapco was founded in 1971, and since then has become one of London’s premier damp proofing firms.
Over the last 44 years of damp proofing properties in and around Crystal Palace we’ve learned a lot about the problems that home owners in the area suffer. One factor that frequently causes damp problems in the area is the soil.
The area now known as Crystal Palace was once an old-growth oak forest known at the time as the Great North Wood. After clearing began to make way for house building in the 19th century builders discovered that the soil here is heavy clay. This means that the area generally offers poor drainage and particularly in winter can become rain-soaked.
In cases where damp proof courses have become damaged with age or were not installed properly to begin with, or where basements have been improperly tanked this moisture in the surrounding soil can leach through your walls causing damp problems.
Crystal Palace Damp Proofing Surveys
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes, was once a local and used the area of Crystal Palace for inspiration. These days, however, it’s damp proofing companies like Tapco HomeDry doing the sleuthing work; helping home owners such as yourself to discover the source of their damp problems and then carrying out the necessary remedial work.
Here at Tapco our damp surveyors are highly experienced in dealing with properties in Crystal Palace and we know the area well. As an indication of how seriously we take the battle against damp problems we are proud members of the Property Care Association (PCA). This is the industry’s premier training and accreditation body, helping to illustrate that when you contract Tapco you can feel safe that a professional organization in working on your home.
A quick phone call to Tapco is all it takes to start the ball rolling; one of our highly qualified surveyors will attend your property to begin your damp survey. We use moisture sensors to assess the levels of damp in plasterwork and timber, taking readings throughout the affected area in order to assess the extent of the problem and to help us identify the sources of your damp problem.
With a thorough report you’ll be fully briefed on your unique situation and how best to resolve the issues. With your go-ahead we can begin the recommended remedial work to repair your home.
Damp Problems Resolved
As well as solving problems related to damp basements and missing or damaged damp proof courses Tapco HomeDry can also help to resolve a variety of other damp-related problems.