There are a number of reasons why people commission companies such as Tapco HomeDry to undertake a damp proofing & tanking report on their property. They may be considering buying a new property or there have been a prolonged period of bad weather and they are concerned it has affected their property. It may be… Read More
For anyone who has owned, lived in or even working in a period property, the issue of damp will be a familiar one. Older properties were built with different methods than those used today and they have an increased tendency to experience problems with condensation and damp. Because there are some four million properties from… Read More
If there’s one thing that a homeowner doesn’t want to hear, it’s the words, ‘your property has dry-rot’. This is a very destructive condition that can have a serious impact on a property and is far more problematic than the worse sounding wet rot. But what is dry rot and what treatment is required to… Read More
For many new businesses, such as shops and restaurants that are constantly opening in and around London every day, having a basement or cellar is a big benefit, whether it be for storage or for use as everyday space, including extending the existing business. In many cases this valuable space, which has been unusable for… Read More
Across the country, there are many homes that have basements or cellars that are often used a little like a garage – store a few items, maybe house a boiler or a tumble dryer. They are often considered awkward spaces that are prone to damp and not useful for everyday purposes. But if you know… Read More
Owning your home can be expensive and there seems to be a constant list of things to do that all eat up your cash. This means prioritising and doing the jobs that are going to give you the most benefits for your cash. When the job in question is damp proofing your home, there are… Read More
Damp remains one of the most common problems in homes of all ages across the country. Dampness is caused by too much moisture in a space through one of a number of reasons and can lead to serious conditions such as dry and wet rot or the growth of black mould. So how do damp… Read More
We often think that illnesses come from outside our homes and that we bring them in with us. But sometimes, the cause of an illness can be hiding inside our homes, making us sick without us ever realising it. Or something there can be little signs that we don’t realise could indicate a health problem… Read More
As a landlord, there’s one call you really don’t want from your tenants – the one that tells you they’ve spotted damp in the house and want to know who is responsible for that mould growing in the bathroom. Many landlords will have dealt with some variation of this problem and it is can be… Read More
Typically, we think of older properties as having a musty smell that results from their age and from assorted substances growing in dark corners over time. But musty smells are a problem that can affect any home of any age. So how do you find the source of the problem and deal with musty smells… Read More
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