Damp Proofing Services

Are you facing damp issues? Stressed out by rising damp? Can’t find the right damp proofing specialists? Then you are in the right hands. 

Damp proofing is a treatment used to prevent damp walls and areas of your home from becoming damp. This treatment is applied to a wall by a specialist to fill up space by reducing the moisture and preventing moisture from rising upwards through the wall. We provide the most effective internal and external damp proofing services in the industry.

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Advanced Damp offer damp proof Injections and damp wall treatment for your home!

What is damp proofing?

Damp is when unwanted moisture and water get into your property via foundations, gaps and brickwork, causing issues like mould growth, fungal growth and, eventually, structural damage. Damp proofing is the process by which you prevent this from happening so you can protect your home for decades to come. 

While the internet may be awash with DIY ‘hacks’ that claim to be able to fix issues like damp with a single miracle product, they rarely deliver what they say they will. Damp is a subtle and nuanced problem to tackle that requires experience, knowledge and patience. 

For this reason, we highly recommend connecting with an expert in damp proofing like the team we’ve built here at Advanced Damp. It’s the only way to create a robust and future-proofed solution to all your damp-related issues. 

Spotting the signs of damp

There are a total of four main causes of damp, each with their own unique tell-tale signatures: rising damp, underground ingress, condensation buildups and penetrating damp. While you don’t need to be able to diagnose which type of damp you have — leave that to us — you do need to be able to spot the initial signs you have problem. That way you can connect with our expert team and put things right well before they get out of hand. 

If you’re hanging a picture and notice peeling wallpaper, particularly in the corners, the chances are you have damp. This buildup of unwanted moisture counteracts the hard work of the wallpaper paste and causes it to slowly come off the wall. 

Another sure sign that something is wrong is the presence of tide marks on your wall which indicate damp building up in the plasterwork. Bubbling plaster and paint are also classic signs you have the early stages of a damp problem and that a call to the experts is on the cards. 

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Damp proofing your walls

One of the issues with damp is that if you don’t know the early warning signs, you’ll only start to notice it when things have already taken hold. The key is to make sure you are aware of the initial causes and things that will allow damp to get up and running. Don’t worry, you’re not going to have to become an expert in building surveys to get to grips with things, it’s mostly common sense. 

If you want to avoid damp inner walls, you need to stop the moisture getting to them. Common things you need to watch out for are: 

  • Humid indoor environments due to poor air circulation 
  • Damage to your roof or guttering that allows water to sneak in 
  • Previously damaged damp proofing materials that need replacing 
  • Roots and invasive species that have damaged your home’s foundations 
  • Damp insulation in your wall cavities 
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Types of damp and damp treatments

When you start googling for a solution you will see the term “damp treatments” everywhere you look, which quickly confuses things if you don’t know what it means. And to be honest, if you already knew what it was and how to do it, you probably wouldn’t be googling in the first place. 

To keep things simple, we want to explain what damp treatment is in a few quick bullet points: 

  • Anything that is designed to fix damp is known as a damp treatment
  • You can think of it simply as a solution to the issues damp is causing you 
  • Common examples include waterproof membranes and positive input ventilation 
  • You don’t need to know which one to choose if you contact our expert team

Having a little background knowledge is a great way of quickly and easily connecting with the relevant experts, but now that you’ve found us, why not leave the hard work to our team?

What is a damp-proof course?

Okay, we were trying to keep things simple but now your searches are throwing up a new term…what does it mean? A damp-proof course is series of steps specifically for treating rising damp. This is when water is effectively being sucked out of the ground by your property, causing your walls and foundations to act rather like a giant sponge. 

While any tradesperson can attempt to diagnose rising damp and recommend a costly damp proofing procedure, only a team of damp treatment specialists will get it right 100% of the time. There are subtle differences between the four types of damp, each of which affects the correct choice of treatment and future prevention. If in doubt, play it safe and connect with an Advanced Damp expert and make sure you can sleep easy knowing that you’ve chosen the correct course of action. 

What is a damp proof membrane?

Now we’re getting into the more technical details that your search for a solution will throw up. A damp proof membrane is a sheet made from dense polyethylene that’s been created to be impermeable to water ingress. A membrane of this sort is ideally suited for correcting  penetrating damp and rising damp in any size and scale of property. 

The key point is that the source of the water ingress needs to be corrected and sealed before the membrane is fitted. Once ready, it can be secured to the inner walls of your property, forming an impenetrable barrier that stops any future issues. While this may sound like a simple task, having an expert take care of the more nuanced details and subtle parts is the only way to ensure you’re 100% happy with the end result. 

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Are our damp treatments guaranteed?

We take pride in our work and believe the quality of what we do speaks for itself. For more details of how our quality guarantees apply to the specific needs of your property, get in touch with a quick call to the experts here at Advanced Damp. 

Hiring our professional damp proofing services

We regularly accept work in your local area and offer a range of services that will ensure you get exactly what you need to beat damp. Get in touch today and we’ll guide you through everything you need to know. 

How long does damp proofing last?

The longevity of damp proofing treatments can vary, but many modern damp proofing methods are designed to last the lifetime of the building. Our damp proofing services come with a guarantee, providing you with peace of mind and assurance of the quality of our work.

Can I do damp proofing myself?

While some minor damp proofing tasks can be undertaken as DIY projects, professional assessment and treatment are recommended for most damp issues to ensure they are effectively resolved. Professional damp proofers have the expertise, equipment, and materials to diagnose the root cause of damp and apply the most appropriate and effective treatment.

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Do I really need professional damp proofing?

Damp always feels like one of those annoying and easy-to-fix problems that you can get on top of for free by turning up your heating and opening your windows. While this will help keep your home free from simple causes of damp like running too many hot baths and letting the room steam up, it just won’t cut it in the vast majority of cases. 

There are four main types of damp, many of which aren’t caused by the spike in humidity from bathing or cooking. What seems like a simple problem to fix can actually require specialist remedial action if you want a long-term solution. If in doubt, ask our experts and we’ll talk you through the size and scope of your damp problems, as well as what to do about them. 

Our damp treatment process

To show you why we’re the name you can trust, we’ve put together a simple breakdown of how we work: 

  • We identify your damp issue
  • We spot the source of the damp
  • We create a custom treatment plan
  • We perform all internal and external repairs
  • We remove and replace any damaged materials 
  • We provide safeguarding advice for the future 
  • We leave your property clean and tidy 

Damp treatment is rarely taken care of in a single afternoon because it takes time to get every last drop of moisture out of your walls and materials. To make sure you’re always up to speed, we’ll be in regular contact so you know exactly how our work is progressing. 

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