Damp Proofing Stirling

Concerned your home may be suffering from damp? Reach out to our Stirling 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 cost-efficient 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 damp proofing 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 Stirling 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 can identify the type of damp their property is suffering from it is still critical that your property is surveyed by one of our Stirling specialists as misdiagnosis can be costly. 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:

  • High moisture levels, defective decoration, 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 indicate your property has a penetrating damp problem or it could be a plumbing leak.
  • 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 this could 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, cause it to rise upwards through the wall. Your wall essentially absorbs the groundwater through a process called capillarity. A bridged or damaged damp-proof course could be what is allowing water to breach the wall and cause rising damp. Our specialist will survey your property 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

Water gaining access to a property through defects in the property envelope can result in penetrating damp. Ineffective guttering and downpipes, incorrectly installed windows and defective roof coverings, masonry and render which are no longer able to prevent rain penetrating them can all cause penetrating damp to affect the fabric. After intensely surveying your properties damp problem, our specialists will aim to fix your damp issue as swiftly as possible. Our Stirling specialists will apply either a physical membrane, water repellent or other damp proofing solutions to ensure your penetrating damp worries are a thing of the past.

Condensation & Mould Control

Penetrating and rising damp can often contribute to the cause of 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. 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 solutions which our specialists have at their disposal to reduce your property’s moisture content levels to an acceptable one.

Basement Waterproofing (Tanking)

In order to keep your basement dry, a waterproofing system can be installed. Our specialists will introduce a water management system which includes 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 to keep your basement dry. Upon introducing a basement waterproofing system into your home people’s living space can be greatly improved. A substantial increase in the living space of your home as well as improved storage capabilities can result in your property’s value soaring. All of our surveyors are CSSW qualified, which means they are a certified surveyor in structural waterproofing. 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 waterproofing to below ground structures of new properties. Find out more about below ground waterproofing for new builds here.

Damp Proofing Survey

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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