The Berkshire town of Windsor is well known for its famous Windsor Castle, one of the British Royal Family’s official residences and a popular tourist destination.
If you are lucky enough to live in Windsor it’s important to take care of your property by regularly checking it for damp problems. If a problem goes unnoticed or is ignored you may be devaluing your home, guaranteeing yourself a huge repair bill as the damp spreads and even affecting your health.
A Tapco HomeDry Damp Survey
Tapco HomeDry are London, Surrey and the Home Counties premier damp proofing specialists and recently attended a property with a damp problem in Windsor. Our fully qualifed Surveyor took moisture readings using the surface mode of an electronic ‘Survey Master’ damp metre. High levels of moisture were recorded to the accessible surfaces of the upper areas of the landing and adjacent section of ceiling, and to the upper areas in the front bedroom. These high moisture levels are caused by penetrating damp due to rain penetration caused by external defects.
Damp was also found elsewhere throughout the property. Our Surveyor provided the home owner with a fully detailed report of his findings including floor plans and recommendations.
Tapco HomeDry Damp Proofing
In this case our Tapco HomeDry experienced Operatives removed all contaminated plaster at the property and re-plastered in accordance with our “Tapco HomeDry Damp Proof Plastering System”. This is because it is likely that the plaster is contaminated with hygroscopic salts. On days of high humidity these salts attract moisture from the atmosphere and the plaster becomes damp. Unless the affected walls are re-plastered they will never dry out.
Removing the contaminated wall plaster and re-plastering in accordance with our specification completes the ‘system’ and the previously damp walls will start to dry out immediately creating a dry un-contaminated surface for re-decorating.
We also advised the home owner that’s it’s important to carry out all necessary external repairs to avoid rain penetration in the future.
You can be confident that by using Tapco HomeDry you’re using a company with over 44 years’ experience in damp proofing. Our work is covered by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI) long term guarantee and our membership of the Property Care Association (PCA) will give you complete peace of mind.
Do It Once Do It Right and call Tapco HomeDry for a timber or damp survey today on 0800 195 9878.