Resolving damp and timber issues isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why we offer a tailored service to protect your property against damp problems, regardless of it’s an row of terraced houses or an apartment building. Whether you’re a landlord, property manager, or building contractor, we have the damp proofing know-how to reduce the likelihood of your property falling victim to damp.
Anyone who manages or owns a number of properties will deal with damp proofing at one point or another, as damp has the ability to affect any building. Regardless of age, location, and size, both rising and penetrating damp can take hold. Discover more about what our damp proof surveyors can do below.
Quite simply, damp is the unwanted presence of moisture in the structure of a building, which can present itself in the form of penetrating damp or rising damp. As the name suggests, penetrating damp is caused when water is allowed into the property through porous brickwork. Meanwhile, rising damp comes from groundwater, which predominantly affects the lower 1-1.5m of walls.
If you’re building or managing properties to be used by and lived in by the general public, regular damp surveys are of the utmost importance. This is because damp can result in health problems and structural damage, meaning you have a duty of care to prevent it from occurring as much as possible.
Although damp surveys should be carried out regularly, there are a few indicators that inform you that it may be more urgent. This includes the following:
As damp proofing specialists across London and the Home Counties, we’ll be able to determine the cause of your issues from the above and propose a course of action.
Damp proofing can involve a number of methods, including the implementation of a damp proof course, basement tanking, and more. The requirements of the property will determine the best course of action to protect it from the threat of damp.
If you’ve been searching for “a damp specialist near me”, then look no further than Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd. We pride ourselves on being damp proofing experts, meaning we can carry out commercial damp proofing across London and the Home Counties. So, trust the damp experts and protect your commercial property or housing complex for years to come.
For further information on the range of treatments offered by our team of professional damp proofing contractors or to arrange for a damp survey in London and a no-obligation quotation, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the Garratt’s Damp & Timber team today.
You can reach us either by calling the office on 0208 535 7536 or by sending us a message through our contact page and filling out our enquiry form. A member of our damp solutions team will get back to you as soon as possible to answer your query.
We offer our damp proofing services across London and the home counties.