Ruislip Damp proofing specialists - Surveys & treatment

Damp proofing in Ruislip

If you are facing any damp problems in the Ruislip area, or are stressed out by potential damp, Advanced Damp is here to help you! Our team of experienced damp specialists has the expertise to solve all kinds of damp issues.

We offer damp services at affordable and competitive rate throughout Ruislip. Our damp experts at Advanced Damp offer various treatments including rising damp, penetrating damp, cellar tanking, condensation, basement waterproofing, basement tanking, and more.

If you have damp problems, contact our damp proofing specialists at Advanced Damp. When it comes to damp proofing solutions, you are in the right hands.

Ruislip Damp Proofing services

If you live in the Ruislip area and facing damp issues, get in touch. Our damp experts with over 30 years in the trade are here to help! We realise that damp problems are damaging for your property and can ruin the appearance of your house with watermarks, blisters, dry rots, and mould. Besides, it can cause severe damage to the structure of the property as well. So we completely understand your concerns and are here to help you with all of your damp related treatment.

Extensive Experience of Over Three Decades

Advanced Damp carries out over 1000 jobs every year and holds a vast base of satisfied clients. Our damp proofing company have specialists for each job with a wide array of expertise to solve all of your damp proofing problems.

In addition, we also offer our services in property preservation and care. All of our team members are qualified to the highest standard and specialise in diagnosing damp. They provide a precise solution that will solve the damp problem without any delay and all treatment comes with a 20 year guarantee.

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Damp proofing in ruislip

You might have experienced damp in the walls, floors or ceiling of your house. It occurs when the moisture or humidity gets into the structure of your house. The water may have penetrated the walls and began to affect the aesthetic appearance of your home by creating watermarks, puffy plaster patches, and moulds on it.

Causes of a Damp Wall

Excess moisture can result in a damp issue damaging your property. If you observe that your property walls are suffering from damp, timber problems, or woodworm, then unwanted moisture needs damp proofing treatment.

Various reasons may cause the damp issues, such as:

  • Porous bricks
  • Leaking pipes
  • Water rising from the soil
  • Broken roof tiles
  • Overflowing gutters
  • Inappropriate insulation material in the cavity
  • Debris in the wall cavity
  • Cooking inside results in condensation

If the damp issues are left untreated for a long time, they may cause severe damage to the buildings both aesthetically and structurally.

Therefore, as a property owner, you should make sure to protect your building with an effective damp course or membrane.

Please get in contact with our damp proofing specialist for a damp survey to diagnose your damp problem!

Penetrating Damp Treatment

When the water enters the property through the ceilings, walls, or floors, damaging the external construction, it is known to be caused by penetrating damp. The rain penetration could be due to rendering, guttering, and wall joints.

Common causes of penetrating damp

  • Cavity wall issues
  • Porous bricks
  • Air gaps
  • Poor cavity insulation
  • Burst pipes and gutters
  • Leaking walls
  • Poor plumbing
  • Increased groundwater levels

Signs of penetrating damp

  • Wet patches which increase in size after rainfall
  • Holes or cracks in mortar joints, masonry surfaces, and renders
  • Damp stains on internal walls
  • Green growth on external walls
  • Dry rot
  • Wet rot
  • Mould growth
  • Decaying timber
  • Musty damp smell

Treatment of penetrating damp

The priority is to get a survey done and find the cause of this damp. Once it is diagnosed, then you can get your roof and other plumbing issues repaired. Also, you can use various water repellants to protect your house.

Penetrating damp if left untreated can end up being a costly problem to fix. Always keep an eye for leaks to avoid dampness getting severe.

If this kind of problem appears, call us anytime during business hours, and our professional team will be dispatched for your help!

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Condensation Treatment

One of the most common types of dampness is condensation. It affects one in 5 homes in Ruislip. It is caused when an excess of moisture in the air reacts with cold surfaces such as window panes or walls, resulting in tiny droplets of water. This is natural, and thus you cannot stop it from happening.

However, you can prevent it and avoid it from damaging your home.

Common causes of Condensation

  • Poor ventilation
  • Poorly heated homes
  • Excess moisture
  • Drying wet clothes inside
  • Cooking inside

 Signs of Condensation

  • Peeling wallpaper
  • Pools of water on window sills
  • Musty damp smell
  • Mould growth
  • Damp patches
  • Streaming windows
  • Growth of black mould spots on ceilings and skirting boards

 Condensation Control

You can help reduce or prevent condensation problems in your home by keeping bathroom and kitchen doors closed, wiping down cold surfaces, regulating your heating, reducing the generation of excess moisture, and continuous air exchange to prevent mould growth.

So get it diagnosed by our experts now!

Rising Damp Treatment

Rising damp commonly occurs on the ground floor as the moisture is drawn from the soil in the ground upwards. The natural ground water rises through the brickwork and up the wall with the capillary action causing water to rise upwards.

Common causes

  • No Damp Proof Course (DPC)
  • Inadequate Damp Proof Course
  • Intersecting masonry structure
  • Solid floors
  • Internal or external renders overlapping the DPC
  • Debris in the wall cavity

Signs

  • Tide marks on internal walls
  • Discolouration and flaking plaster
  • Blistering paint
  • Stained or peeling wallpaper
  • Dark patches
  • Musty damp smell
  • White salt stains
  • Decaying skirting boards
  • Crumbling mortar

Treatment

Firstly you need to diagnose the type of damp and find the cause. Once a professional damp expert does it, ascertain whether DPC exists and if it’s bridged.

If needed, install a new DPC or rectify a bridged on the basis of the cause of the bridging.

Often, most mistake the rising damp and seek incorrect treatment resulting in costly and ineffective solutions. Thus, it is advised to consult a damp expert and get their advice.

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