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 becomes necessary, one is if a property has rising damp from the ground, the other is if it has lateral damp penetration from below the ground, or sometimes both.

The two should never be mistaken because the only things they have in common is, they are both affected by high levels of moisture that originated from the ground. Rising damp slowly transmits up the pores of the wall, whereas lateral damp penetrates more rapidly, through the wall. Both can cause considerable damage to the inside of your property and both need completely different methods of treatment. Damp proofing should only ever be carried out by a qualified company and compromise shouldn’t be considered. We use only the most up to date methods and safest of materials. Our operatives are experienced and carry out all aspects of the work to the high standards of the PCA (Property Care Association)

Tapco HomeDry specialises in controlling condensation,  preventing rising damp, blocking lateral damp penetration, damp proofing basements and preventing rain penetration. We are a long-term member of the PCA a certified ISO 9001:2015 quality management company, a member of the BWA (Basement Waterproofing Association), a 5-star Which? Trusted Trader and our guarantees can be protected by GPI (Guarantee Protection Insurance). All in all, a company you can trust.

What is rising damp

Rising Damp is the slow, upward movement of water from the ground, through the connecting pours of bricks and mortar, by capillary action. In severe cases, it can continue to rise to a height of 1.5 metres. If damp has been diagnosed by a building surveyor

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What is lateral damp

Lateral Damp Penetration is when damp penetrates through a wall, from a higher external ground or floor level. It can cause walls to be very wet and often does far more internal damage than Rising Damp.

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What causes damp

Rising damp can occur, due to several different reasons. The most common of these are.

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1. Contact

Call or email us to book a damp investigation appointment.

  • Home owners & pre-purchasers
  • Estate Agents & Businesses
  • Covering London / Home Counties

2. Survey

Our survey will locate where and what is causing the damp and what measures are required to eradicate it.

  • Investigations and tests are thorough and accurate
  • Comprehensive report and recommendations
  • Long term member of the PCA

3. Treatment

All work is carried out by our experienced technicians to the high standards of the PCA.

  • We only recommend remedial treatment, where it is necessary
  • Only the safest of preservatives are used, with a one-hour re-entry time
  • All preservatives are aqueous based and odourless

4. Aftercare

For a single premium you can insure our guarantee with Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).

  • Low costs, single premium, guarantee insurance
  • In the unlikely event we cease trading, our guarantee is protected
  • Should you sell your property, both our guarantee and GPI are transferable
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