Basingstoke  is the largest town in Hampshire, although there are several larger cities. It is situated in south central England, and lies across a valley at the source of the river Laddon. It is located 30 miles northeast of Southampton, 48 miles southwest of London, and 19 miles northeast of  the former capital Winchester. Basingstoke is often nicknamed “Doughnut City” or “Roundabout City” because of the number of large roundabouts.It is an old market town which expanded in the mid 1960s as a result of an agreement between London County Council and Hampshire County Council. It was developed rapidly after World War II, along with various other towns in the United Kingdom, in order to accommodate part of the London over spill. 

Unfortunately, wherever you live, as you’r property gets older, it can develop problems such as damp, high humidity, woodworm and timber decay such as the dreaded Dry Rot fungus (Serpula lacrymans). Almost all of these problems are caused by damp so it is very important that your Hampshire property is kept properly maintained and free from damp. However no amount of maintenance will prevent Rising Damp. This occurs when damp from the ground rises up the pores of the wall by capillary action in areas where the original or existing damp proof course has broken down or been bridged by incorrect, high external ground levels. If you are buying a property, or already own a property in Basingstoke, Winchester or Hampshire, which has a problem with damp, Tapco HomeDry are conveniently located a short distance along the M4 and M25 motorways and one of our Property Care Association (PCA) qualified damp and timber surveyors could be with you in no time at all.

We have been continuously trading since 1971 and are generally recognised as one of Hampshire’s, London and Surreys longest established and reputable damp proofing, timber treatment, Basement Conversion and Water damage restoration companies in the UK. Apart from being long term members of the Property Care Association (PCA), we are members of Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards) and an accredited Which? Trusted Trader. Our guarantees are established and are worth the paper they are written on and they can be protected by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI) Don’t compromise call the best, call Tapco HomeDry.

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