Damp Proofing in Bristol and Gloucestershire
We provide a high quality damp proofing service in Bristol and across Gloucestershire which can help stop rising damp in properties. Rising damp occurs where damp has risen from the ground level and on up into the main fabric of the building. Damp of this type can rise to the height of 1.5m, and occurs where there was either no original damp course installed or where the original damp course has broken down or been breached.
Where damp is present in the walls of a property it is often visible to the naked eye, it may be manifest as spoilage to the internal plaster, and it will be detectable on a moisture meter.
It is always necessary to ensure that your property is well-maintained and that you have damp proofing in place. Where the drain pipes leak, or roof tiles are loose, roof felt or wall renderings have become damaged or dislodged, rain may have an opportunity to enter the building. This may be apparent as damp patches on the walls, or bubbling of the plaster.
Damp Problem Rising damp can be unsightly, costly and may lead to timber decay. If rising damp has been diagnosed the sooner it is remedied the lower the cost may be to eradicate it.
Fixing a Rising Damp Problem
Priority Preservation and Maintenance have a number of skilled damp proofing technicians on call in Bristol and Gloucestershire to help customers with their rising damp problems, trained in a variety of proofing methods for damp eradication as well as very knowledgeable in how to prevent and reduce damp issues. Detailed below are some helpful things that you can look at and investigate in your own homes.
Firstly you can look at the skirting boards, radiators and any damp contaminated wall plaster in the affected area's as this will need to be removed prior to any other work. 12mm holes will then be drilled at horizontal centres of up to 120mm in brick or stone joints (at the lowest possible internal course). Depth of hole is determined by thickness of wall. Fill bore holes with AIDA injection cream using a cartridge gun or low pressure sprayer. You can find out a little more on injection creams and damp proofing products here.
The next step is to reinstate the wall plaster. The wall plaster will have to be reinstated using the specification detailed below:
Damp Site Inspection
On request, we undertake a damp proofing survey and provide a report for any damp and/ or timber problems affecting a property in Bristol and Gloucestershire. Our survey report includes a full written account of the causes of the damp and results of building defects and of any remedial works necessary, together with a sketch plan where appropriate, and a detailed estimate of the cost of damp proofing and rectification works. Our estimate remains in force for six months and we are always happy to discuss our findings with customers, arranging site meetings as required. We offer a long-term company guarantee to cover all damp proofing work in Bristol and Gloucestershire, with the option of an insurance-backed bonded guarantee at a small additional premium.Site Inspection Get in touch to arrange your site inspection fill in the form here
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