Damp Proofing Services
Damp is commonly caused by the build-up of excess moisture within a building, usually from condensation or intrusion from the exterior of the property. Damp problems can also appear after heavy rainfall due to leaky guttering or damaged roof tiles. There are many different causes of damp within properties, including rising damp and penetrating damp.
Damp that is ongoing, can have far reaching consequences to a property. As brickwork, plaster and surrounding timbers become more and more saturated, damp patches will start to appear, plaster will begin to bubble and crumble and a tidemark, mould and a musty smell could all be evident.
These damp conditions will mean adjacent tumbers are at an ever-increasing risk to woodworm and wet and dry rot.
The result is worsening damage to the overall fabric of the property, increased risk of woodworm and fungal attack, and a weakening to the timbers which will become increasingly costly and ever more difficult to repair.
- External Wall Spray
- Drilling and Injecting
- Rising Damp Control
- Condensation Control
- Penetrating Damp Control
- Dry and Wet Rot Treatments
- Air Brick Installation
- Membrane Fitting
- Slurry Coats
- Timber Spray
- Insurance Work
- Timber Treatment
- Re-plastering Services
- Structural Waterproofing
- Flood Restoration
- Condensation Control
- Radon Mitigation
- Penetrating Damp Treatment
- Wood Rot
- Timber Treatments
- Application of a chemical damp proof course
- Structural & Basement Waterproofing
A damp proof course (DPC) is a long-term barrier designed to safeguard your property from rising damp. Damp-proof courses are typically installed during the construction stage at low levels thus providing the necessary barrier between ground levels and internal floor levels.
The installation of a damp proofing course is a dusty and noisy job. But when working on your site, we take care to ensure that it is installed with minimal disturbance to your neighbours and you.
Our team of specialists at RBC Property Services will ensure the damp proof course you get will prevent damp from occurring in your home for many years.
Rising damp is probably one of the most common forms of damp issues, it is probably what you are most likely to have heard about. Rising damp occurs when cracks, holes and damages to a building’s brickwork draw water upwards; this is also known as capillary action.
Materials like brick are quick to absorb moisture from the ground. This moisture is then redistributed to other areas, which is why rising damp issues can damage large areas including the internal surfaces of floors and walls.
Like other types of damp problems, rising damp is best addressed as quickly as it is discovered to prevent its spread and reduce the cost of repairs. One of our in-house team of experienced surveyors are able to carry out a damp proofing survey of your property. We will identify the course of the damp and recommend the best course of treatment to address it for good.
Damp Proofing Survey
RBC Property Services has been providing damp surveys, dry rot surveys, woodworm, surveys specialist damp and timber reports for a lot of years.
We can survey and diagnose problems in the property relating to rising damp penetration, dry rods, damp condensation, wood rotting and fungi wood rot. Our experts can deliver professional damp proofing surveyor and specialist damp proofing treatments, after an extensive assessment of the damage is noted and the recommendation for specific treatment is provided.