Damp Proofing Inverness
Are you worried that your home may be suffering from a damp issue? With countless treatment options at our disposal, we will swiftly resolve any damp issues you have. Our specialists will select the most time and cost-efficient solution for your damp problem.
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- Guarantees for up to 30 Years
- Experienced & Qualified, Inverness Surveyors & Technicians
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, Richardson & Starling’s Inverness specialists will ensure any damp problem you have is dealt with efficiently.
Damp Signs – What Do They Mean?
Every damp problem has different symptoms which can help property owners get a better indication of the specific type of damp they are suffering from. Although the untrained eye is able to relatively easily identify the type of damp their property is suffering from it is still important that your property is surveyed by a damp specialist before taking any disruptive actions. One of our specialists will be able to precisely specify the source of your damp problem before providing the most efficient solution. Each type of damp exhibits their own unique signs:
- Crumbling plaster, visible salt deposits and a colder temperature at the bottom half of the wall suggests 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 substantially increase the value of your property.
Rising Damp Treatment
Rising damp occurs when the bricks and mortar in your walls absorb moisture and cause it to rise upwards through the wall. Your wall essentially absorbs the groundwater. A poorly fitted or damaged damp-proof course is what is allowing water to breach the wall and cause rising damp. Our specialist will extensively survey your situation 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 predicament.
Penetrating Damp Treatment
Penetrating damp tends to occur as a result of water gaining access to a property through structural deficiencies within the property. Structural deficiencies such as defective guttering and downpipes, poorly installed windows as well as ageing 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 will apply a physical membrane or chemical water repellent to make your penetrating damp worries a thing of the past.
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 results 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 the 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 entire 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 drain channel 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 is also likely to increase significantly as a result.
New Build Waterproofing
All of our surveyors are CSSW qualified, which means they are a certified surveyor in structural waterproofing. This means they can specify the necessary new build 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 properties. Find out more about new build waterproofing here.
Our surveys are free if you own and live in the surveyed property
Range from 5 (Penetrating Damp) to 30 Years (Rising Damp Treatment)
Fully certified and highly experienced surveyors near you
Damp Proofing Survey
* No Charge if you Own and Live in the surveyed property located within 25 miles distance from our Inverness branch (alternatively a charge may apply). Speak with our Inverness team who will be happy to help deal with your property problem.
Our qualified damp proofing 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.
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