Wembley, in North West London, is well known for its Stadium and Arena which thousands of people regularly visit to see International Artists perform and of course football.
It is hard to imagine that Wembley first began as a tiny village and consisted of only 6 houses in 1957. These days Wembley’s housing mainly consists of inter-war semi-detached houses and terraces as well as some modern apartment blocks. There is a short supply of detached housing.
People who suspect damp and timber problems with their homes in Wembley first call Tapco HomeDry to inspect and advise them because we are the leading damp proofing and dry rot specialists in London, Surrey and the Home Counties. Trading since 1971, Tapco HomeDry has over 44 years of experience in the industry and can be trusted.
Our fully qualified Surveyor visited a property in Wembley as the home owner was concerned about cracks in the brickwork which could lead to a serious damp problem. The inspection was carried out from a ladder and binoculars and it was clear to see that the property is in need of urgent repairs. If repairs are not carried out the cracks could lead to rain penetration and result in costly damp issues. Items of particular concern to our Surveyor were cracks to the brickwork over the kitchen window.
While our Surveyor was at the property it was dry, therefore leaks are difficult to detect. We always advise clients that it is good practice to periodically inspect your property during heavy rainfall to ensure that there are no leaks.
Our Tapco Homedry operatives were urgently asked to carry out repairs to avoid rain penetration and a damp problem. This was done by raking out mortar along selected bed joints to a depth of 45m/m, 500 m/m either side of cracked brickwork, at 300m/m intervals and flushing with water. Bonding Helicoidal bars into each raked joint using WHO-60 grout and re-pointing reinforced areas to match as closely as possible existing.
The home owner has complete confidence in us as our work is covered by a long term guarantee offered through our Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).
If you suspect any damp or timber problems with your property call Tapco Homedry on 0800 195 9878 for a Damp or Timber Survey.