Damp proofing London & Home Counties
What is damp proofing?
Damp proofing is a protective process to prevent moisture transmitting into walls that are in contact with the ground. There are two main reasons why damp proofing maybe necessary, one is if a property has damp rising from the ground (rising damp), the other, if it has damp penetrating through the wall laterally, from below the ground (penetrating damp). The two should never be confused, because the only thing they have in common is, they have both originated from damp below the ground.
Rising damp, which is the most common of the two, is the slow transmission of moisture, that rises up the interconnecting pores of the wall by capillary action, whereas penetrating damp is rapidly forced through the wall by hydrostatic pressure. Both can cause considerable damage inside your property and both need different methods of treatment. Tapco HomeDry use only the most up to date methods and safest of materials and our experienced technicians will carry out all aspects of the work, speedily and professionally, in accordance with the high standards set by the Property Care Association (PCA).
We also specialise in the control of high humidity (condensation), preventing rising damp, blocking or controlling penetrating (lateral) damp, damp proofing basements and preventing rain penetration. We are a long-term member of the Property Care Association (PCA) a certified ISO 9001:2015 quality management company, a member of the Basement Waterproofing Association (BWA), a 5-star Which? Trusted Trader and our long term guarantees can be protected by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).