Damp Proofing in London and the Home Counties
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).