The lovely villages of Thames Ditton and Long Ditton in the borough of Elmbridge is the home of Tapco HomeDry and has been for over 45 years. Our head office is in Thames Ditton with our surveyors offices and depot close by in Esher. Obviously we are very well known locally in towns such as Kingston, Surbiton, Chessington and New Malden because we have been established since 1971 and our distinctive vans are immediately recognisable.
If you are considering buying a property in the lovely villages of the Dittons, we are your local damp and timber specialists who over the 45 years since we were established have carried out many damp proofing and timber treatment contracts in Surrey and London, all to the complete satisfaction of our many thousands of clients. If you have had a Home buyers report or structural surveyors report which we would strongly advise you do before purchasing a property) the surveyor may have mentioned possible defects to timber or high levels of moisture in the walls. If so they have probably recommend that you instruct a damp and timber specialist like Tapco HomeDry, who are members of the Property Care Association (PCA), to also carry out a specialist survey and to report on any treatment that may be required.
Tapco HomeDry’s qualified timber and damp surveyors are thorough and will, where possible, expose and inspect the roof timbers, flooring timber and joinery, by lifting short ends of floor boards to inspect any sub-floor timber defects. He will then take moisture readings to the wall surfaces, using a calibrated moisture meter, to measure the level of moisture in the wall and report on any remedial damp proofing or other treatment that may be required.
He will then carry out an external inspection to determine the general condition of the property, including the roof coverings, rain water goods, external rending, brick pointing and all other items that may cause internal damp. We also carry out a full roof survey, using a Sky Pole Camera, cavity wall tie surveys, using a borescope, condensation surveys using a Hygrometer, water damage surveys using a Thermal Imaging Camara and drain surveys using a CCTV Camera.
We are long term members of the Property Care Association (PCA), Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards) and the Basement Waterproofing Association (BWA). We are also an accredited Which? Trusted Trader. Do it once, do it Right, call us first, your local damp and timber company.