Damp Proofing in Lanark
Concerned your home may be suffering from damp? Reach out to our Lanark damp proofing specialists today who will ensure your home is fully protected from any damp issues. The variety of treatment options which we have will rectify any damp issues you are encountering. The experience our specialists have will make sure they provide you with the quickest and most cost-effective solution.
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Damp Proofing Your Home
Home > Damp Proofing > Every property is susceptible to damp problems. Regardless of whether the house is newly built or if it is an older property, they are all likely to suffer from damp at some point. Whether your property has condensation issues or if it is entirely flooded, our specialists can resolve whatever damp problem it is you are encountering. With various solutions available to our specialists for all kinds of damp problems, our specialists will help return your property to its former glory.
Damp Signs - What Do They Mean?
Each damp issue has distinguishable signs which help homeowners to recognise the particular type of damp problem which they are suffering from. Although this provides you with the opportunity for you to identify the type of damp your property has it is important you still understand that utilising our Lanark specialists is imperative. Our specialists will be able to accurately identify the source of the damp problem and efficiently solve the problem with the appropriate remedial action. Without the necessary experience, self-treatment can often be inefficient and costly as the source has not been accurately diagnosed.
Each type of damp exhibits their own unique signs:
- Crumbling plaster, high moisture content, 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
Bricks and mortar absorbing moisture from the ground, rising upwards through the wall, results in a rising damp problem. Groundwater is essentially being sucked upwards by the wall. An incorrectly fitted or damaged damp-proof course will result in water being able to breach the wall and cause rising damp. Dependent on the conditions of the site, our specialist will either rectify the existing damp proof course or they will install an entirely new system altogether. The selected option will be the most efficient one with regards to your situation.
Penetrating Damp Treatment
Defects in a property can provide water and moisture with an entrance opportunity into your home and cause a penetrating damp problem. Ineffective guttering and downpipes, incorrectly installed windows, defective roof coverings, masonry and render are no longer able to prevent rain penetrating them which can cause penetrating damp to affect the internal fabric of your property. Upon evaluating the extent of your properties damp issue, our specialists will strive to resolve your damp problem as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Our Lanark specialists will decide whether to apply a physical membrane or liquid water repellent to ensure your penetrating damp worries are a thing of the past.
Condensation & Mould Control
Penetrating and rising damp can often create the conditions that cause condensation within properties. It is not solely inefficient ventilation that causes condensation. Damp issues can considerably affect the levels of moisture which are in the air and create cold spots on the wall. Numerous surfaces in rooms suffering from condensation will start to produce black mould. This can significantly decrease the quality of the air in the affected room. This can particularly impact people who are more vulnerable such as children, asthmatics or the elderly. Your condensation problem can be rectified by our specialist introducing the most efficient solution for your home. Powerful extraction fans, positive input ventilation systems or even structural cold spot removal are a selection of some of the various options which our specialists have at their disposal to reduce your property’s moisture content levels to an acceptable one.
Basement Waterproofing (Tanking)
To keep your basement dry, a waterproofing system can be installed. Our specialists will introduce a drain channel which works in correlation with walls which have been waterproofed by a waterproofing membrane. This drain channel will direct free water to a drain or towards a sump and pump water extraction unit in order to keep your basement dry. Upon introducing a basement waterproofing system into your home this can greatly improve the living space for you and your family. A substantial increase in the living space in your home, as well as improved storage capabilities, can result in your property’s value soaring. 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 to BS 8102 which is the British Standard which covers the waterproofing to below ground structures of new properties. Find out more about below ground waterproofing for new builds here.
Damp Proofing Surveys in Lanark
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 and accredited 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.