Damp proofing London & Home Counties

Tapco HomeDry are specialists at damp proofing and cover the whole of London and the 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).

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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