Rising Damp Repair London

Building Maintenance Best Practices for Preventing Penetrative Damp Issues

Whether it’s your home or a property that you manage commercially, maintaining a building’s structural integrity and ensuring a comfortable living environment should be one of your top priorities. Among the challenges that buildings can face, penetrating damp stands as a common and potentially damaging issue. Characterised by water that infiltrates through walls, the roof, or other building components, penetrating damp can lead to structural deterioration, mould growth, and compromised Continue Reading

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Solving Basement Moisture Problems: A Comprehensive Guide to Tanking

It’s no secret that basements, with their deep-set locations and closeness to the ground, are prone to moisture problems. If you’re frustrated with that perpetual damp feeling or are worried about the potential for mould growth in your basement, this guide is for you. We’ll explore the reliable method of tanking – an effective way to keep your basement dry and comfortable. Why is My Basement Damp? Understanding the root Continue Reading

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Preventing and Managing Penetrating Damp: Tips for Building Owners

As a property owner in the UK, chances are that you are well-acquainted with the country’s damp weather. Despite our classic love for a good moan about the rain, it’s essential to tackle its less loved by-product: penetrating damp. This unwanted intruder can not only ruin the aesthetic of your home but can also pose structural risks. Let’s explore how you can prevent and manage this pesky problem. Understanding Penetrating Continue Reading

A damp wall leads to a damp smell

Understanding the Causes and Effects of Rising Damp in Older Buildings

Older buildings, though brimming with character and charm, often come with a unique set of challenges. One such challenge, encountered frequently in older homes in the UK, is rising damp. It’s crucial to understand its causes and effects to ensure the longevity and safety of these historic structures. By the end of this guide, you should have a comprehensive understanding of what causes rising damp in older buildings and the Continue Reading

Rising Damp Repair London

Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Untreated Rising Damp

When a property suffers from rising damp, it is important to take prompt action. Combatting the effects is only possible through professional treatment pathways. But what if the problem is simply left unaddressed? Untreated rising damp causes a whole manner of chaos within any property and this guide explores the reasons why. What Causes Rising Damp? Rising damp is largely caused by groundwater. This, as the name suggests, rises from Continue Reading

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What is Damp Proof Course (DPC)?

Every house should have a protective damp proof course (DPC) layer in the walls of the property. That will help prevent moisture from move up the walls and into the living area from the ground below and surrounding the wall foundations. If your damp proof course DPC has failed or in some cases non-existent, then this is commonly referred to as rising damp. What is rising damp? If you live Continue Reading

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Damp in Kensington Homes

Damp Proofing Kensington The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is synonymous with historic and grand architecture, generous and elegant living spaces and is probably the most exclusive London borough with its exclusive shops, world-class museums and stunning parks. It is the smallest borough but the most densely populated, despite its accompanying price tag. Find out more about the work London Damp Specialists have completed damp proofing Kensington. Kensington’s exclusivity is perhaps Continue Reading

Rot damage in a London basement

Water Damage

Water, Water Everywhere… Water damage to a property can be distressing and expensive. Whether the damage is a result of a leaking pipe, either from your house or from an adjoining property, or a leaky appliance, or there’s been a slow ingress of external water; the damage can be extensive. The first thing to do is isolate the cause. If it is from within your property, turn off the water Continue Reading

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Condensation Control

Condensation Control in Homes and Buildings Condensation is, to some degree, found in all properties and buildings inhabited by people. This is completely normal: we all breathe out water vapour, create it when cooking, bathing and doing the laundry. This moisture, when combined with the temperature of the air and the surface temperature of the windows, will result in condensation. But how effectively it is processed is key to the Continue Reading

Rot damage in a London basement

A Lot of Rot?

Rot Problems? Dry rot, wet rot, penetrating damp, rising damp, condensation are all water-damage problems faced by home owners and problems that need to be fixed sooner rather than later. But each is a different issue with a variety of effects and treatment methods. One quick call to London Damp Specialists is all it takes to diagnose your damp or rot problem. Here’s a quick guide to spot your rot, so you know when it’s time to Continue Reading