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.
- Free Property Survey
- Guarantees for up to 30 Years
- Experienced & Qualified, Stirling 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 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 is able to relatively easily 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. 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
Water gaining access to a property through structural issues within the property results in penetrating damp. Ineffective guttering and downpipes, incorrectly installed windows and old bricks which are no longer able to prevent rain penetrating them can all cause penetrating damp. After intensely surveying your properties damp problem, our specialists will aim to fix your damp problem as swiftly as possible. Our Stirling specialists will apply either a physical membrane or chemical water repellent to ensure your penetrating damp worries are a thing of the past.
Condensation & Mould Control
Penetrating and rising damp can often 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. 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 tools 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 drain channel which works in correlation with walls which have been waterproofed by a waterproofing membrane. This drain channel will direct loose 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 people’s quality of life can greatly improve. A substantial increase in the living space in your home, as well as improved storage capabilities, can result in your property’s value soaring.
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 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
DAMP PROOFING GUARANTEES
Range from 5 (Penetrating Damp) to 30 Years (Rising Damp Treatment)
Fully certified and highly experienced damp proofing specialists near you
Damp Proofing Survey
* No Charge if you Own and Live in the surveyed property located within 25 miles distance from our Stirling branch (alternatively a charge may apply). Speak with our Stirling 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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