At Richardson and Starling, we use a wide range of instruments and techniques in conjunction with our experience to investigate and identify the presence of moisture in buildings. It is important that a professional surveyor assesses your property for damp.
Damp can cause problems to the building and its inhabitants, therefore this role requires competence and experience from the person undertaking the damp investigation. At Richardson and Starling
our damp specialists are fully trained and only use professional equipment to diagnose the type of damp.
It is important that the type of damp is correctly diagnosed as this will determine the appropriate specification to resolve the damp problem. Rising damp is often mistaken for other forms of damp, which means the wrong treatment is applied. By using one of our experienced surveyors, they will identify the damp issues and give a report and specification to deal with the problem.
If you are living in Scotland or the UK, then it is vital that your property has a damp proofed structure that will protect the building from problems such as penetrating damp, rising damp and below ground damp.
A Damp Proofing system is a type of moisture control barrier that can be applied to walls and floors to prevent moisture from passing into the interior spaces. Damp is extremely common in the UK and it is one of the most required property care treatments.
Concrete and masonry walls will normally allow moisture to pass through so a horizontal and vertical damp proof barrier is required at the appropriate position. Our Richardson and Starling teams can fit a damp proofing course (DPC) damp proofing system that is appropriate for your property: