Damp Proofing in London and the Home Counties

Tapco HomeDry are recognised as one of London and surrounding Home Counties premier, one stop damp proofing specialists and rated as ‘Excellent’ by Trustpilot.

What is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a protective process to prevent damp in the ground transmitting up walls by capillary action and causing unsightly and unhealthy damage to your property. 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 penetrating damp transmitting through the walls that are constructed below ground (Lateral Damp Penetration). The two should never be compaired because the only thing they have in common is they have both originated from damp in the ground.

Rising Damp, which is the is 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 forced through the wall more rapidly by hydrostatic pressure. Both can cause considerable damage inside your property and both need different methods of remedial treatment. Our experienced technical surveyors will thoroughly investigate the causue of damp and recommend the correct remedial measures to eradicate it. Tapco HomeDry’s technicians use only the most up to date methods, safest of materials and will carry out all aspects of the work, speedily, professionally and in accordance with the high standards set by the Property Care Association (PCA).

We are also specialists at controlling high humidity (Condensation) and will advise you on what action or control methods are needed to return the atmosphere of your property into the dry and healthy way it should be.

Whether it is preventing rising damp, blocking or controlling penetrating damp, preventing rain penetration. or damp proofing a complete basement, we are the experts. 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) and rated as ‘Ecellent’ by Trustpilot. For your piece of mind and a one-off premium, our long-term guarantees can be protected by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).

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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