Damp Proofing in Glasgow
Are you concerned about the prospect of your property suffering from a damp problem? With various treatment options available we will rectify any property defects you may have. Regardless of the severity of your damp issue, our damp proofing specialists will select the most appropriate value for money solution.
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Damp Proofing Your Home
No property is entirely safe from damp problems regardless of whether it is a new build or a historic property. Regardless of whether your property is flooded or if you have a condensation problem, our specialists can rectify all damp problems your property may encounter. With a variety of solutions at our disposal for each damp problem, our Glasgow damp proofing specialists will ensure any damp problem you have is dealt with efficiently.
Damp Signs - What Do They Mean?
Each damp problem exhibits unique signs which can enable property owners to identify the specific type of damp which their property is suffering from. Although it is not easy to distinguish between the different types of damp, it is crucial that the proper diagnosis is made. Your property can be surveyed by one of our Glasgow specialists to help you. Our professional surveyor will be able to determine the source of your damp problem and provide the most effective solution. Each type of damp has its own unique symptoms:
- Crumbling plaster, high moisture content, , visible salt deposits and a colder temperature at the bottom half of the wall suggest your home is suffering from a rising damp problem.
- Damp patches on walls or ceilings, blotches on walls and puddles or drips indicates your property has a penetrating damp problem.
- Growth of black mould, water gathering on the inside of windows and the peeling of wallpaper implies that you have a condensation issue.
- Damp from the ground surrounding your basement may cause flooding and damage the internal wall fabrics. Our basement waterproofing specialists can convert your basement and potentially increase the value of your property..
Rising Damp Treatment
Rising damp occurs when the bricks and mortar in your walls absorb moisture from the ground and cause it to rise upwards through the wall. Your wall essentially absorbs the groundwater. A poorly fitted or damaged damp-proof course (DPC) could be allowing moisture to breach the wall above the DPC and cause rising damp. Our specialist will extensively survey your damp issue before providing the most efficient solution. Depending on the site conditions, our specialist will either fix the existing damp proof course or will install an entirely new system. Whatever strategy they select, it will be the most cost-efficient one relative to your property problem.
Penetrating Damp Treatment
Penetrating damp tends to occur as a result of water gaining access through defects in the outer envelope of a property and this can affect the internal fabric of your property Defects such as defective guttering and downpipes, poorly installed windows as well as ageing render or bricks losing their ability to stop rain penetrating the walls can all result in penetrating damp. After our specialists have thoroughly surveyed your damp problem and identified that you are suffering from penetrating damp, they will seek to rectify your damp issue as swiftly as possible. Our specialists have various waterproofing repair systems to deal with your property penetrating damp problem and give you peace of mind.
Condensation & Mould Control
Although poor ventilation is often the cause of condensation issues it can also be caused by penetrating or rising damp. These damp issues will increase the moisture content in the air which can result in condensation. Surfaces in rooms which are suffering from condensation will begin to germinate black mould. This can prove problematic for people who are more vulnerable such as asthmatics, children and the elderly due to reduced air quality. Our specialists will resolve your condensation problem by installing the most appropriate solution for your home. Structural cold spot removal, powerful extraction fans or even positive input ventilation systems are some of the solutions our specialists can provide to ensure your property’s moisture content is reduced to an appropriate level.
Basement Waterproofing (Tanking)
A basement waterproofing system can be implemented into your property to keep your basement dry. Our specialists will install a drain channel which works alongside walls which have been waterproofed by a waterproofing membrane. This waterproofing system will manage water penetration by directing any free water to a drain or towards a sump and pump water extraction unit, keeping your basement dry. Introducing this system into your home can significantly improve your quality of life, with a substantial increase in the living space and storage capacity of your home. The value of your property could also increase significantly as a result. All of our surveyors are CSSW qualified, which means they are a certified surveyor in structural waterproofing. This means they can specify the necessary waterproofing required to the structure being built below ground level or soil retaining walls into a hillside. All waterproofing will be specified BS 8102 which is the British Standard which covers the waterproofing to below ground structures of new and existing properties. Find out more about new build waterproofing here.
Damp Proof Survey
Our qualified rot surveyor will closely investigate the affected area and measure the scale of the problem. At Richardson and Starling, we only supply experienced surveyors who are highly trained in all types of rot and damp problems that could affect your property. This means that our surveyor will be able to complete the survey and give the appropriate remedial recommendations no matter what problem is identified.