What Exactly is ‘Damp Proofing’ ?

Within the property preservation industry ‘damp proofing’ is an umbrella term which refers to methods which prevent ingress from degrading the structural integrity your property. Here at Rochester Building and Damp we have more than 30 years of experience and can treat and repair all types of damp problems. No matter if your property is flooded or you have a condensation problem, our specialists can specify the right value for money solution.

Rising Damp | 20 Year Guarantee

Most properties in the UK already have an existing damp proofing course that stops rising damp affecting the interior fabric. However, when this has not been installed properly, gets damaged or “bridged” due to high external ground levels, then rising damp can cause damage to decoration, plaster and timber within your property.

Solution – Rising Damp can be solved by injecting the affected wall with our chemical damp proofing course. The affected plaster requires to be stripped and reinstated using renovating plaster or with our cavity wall membrane system. Continue reading about rising damp.

Condensation & Mould Control

Insulation, draft proofing, and double glazing are great things to have, but they can also create conditions for moisture-laden air within your property to condense on cold surfaces. Condensation can lead to germination of unsightly mould growths, damaged decoration, and furnishings.

Solution – Our qualified surveyor will visit your property to diagnose the cause of the problem and specify the most effective condensation control solution. This will range from effective extraction fans, positive pressure ventilation systems or repairing cold spots within your property. Contact us now for advice or book a property survey.

Basement Waterproofing | 20 Year Guarantee

Damp from the ground surrounding your basement or cellar can often cause flooding and damage the internal wall fabric as well as your private possessions. A basement or cellar conversion can solve this problem and greatly increase the value of your property.

Solution – Our modern basement waterproofing systems are based on using cavity wall and floor membranes. This system manages water penetration by directing free water to a drain or a sump and pump water extraction unit. 



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