Property Damp Proofing

Award-Winning damp proofing specialists who can provide professional advice, carry out a property survey and provide effective treatment solutions.

  • Guarantees For Up To 30 Years
  • Experienced & Qualified, Local Surveyors and Technicians
  • Property Care Association Awards Winner

Trusted Damp Proofing Specialists

Welcome to our comprehensive Property Damp Proofing services at Richardson and Starling. With decades of expertise in tackling damp-related issues, we offer an array of specialised services to safeguard your property. Our offerings include thorough Damp Surveys, effective Damp Proofing solutions, Rising Damp treatment, Penetrating Damp rectification, Condensation Control strategies, and expert Basement Waterproofing. Each service is tailored to address the unique challenges damp can pose, ensuring your property remains dry, healthy, and comfortable. Trust in our experience and commitment to excellence for all your damp proofing needs.

Damp Surveys

If you noticed a damp problem affecting your property, booking a damp survey is always the most effective way to go about it. Instead of trying to inspect the issue yourself, you will save more time and money by contacting a professional.

Our experienced preservation surveyors can survey your property, identify the cause of the damp problem and provide the most appropriate specification for repairs. Here at Richardson & Starling we provide a wide range of damp proofing services and are confident in our ability to offer cost-effective repairs backed up with guarantees ranging up to 30 years.

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Damp Proofing

A Damp Proofing system is a moisture control barrier that can be applied to walls, floors and the structure to prevent moisture from passing into the interior living spaces. Damp issues in buildings is extremely common in the UK and damp remedial treatment is one of the most common property care repairs.

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Rising Damp

Most properties in the UK already have an existing damp proofing course that stops rising damp affecting the interior fabric. However, when this has not been installed properly, gets damaged or “bridged” due to high external ground levels, then rising damp can cause damage to decoration, plaster and timber within your property.

Solution – Rising Damp can be solved by injecting the affected wall with our chemical damp proofing course. The affected plaster requires to be stripped and reinstated using renovating plaster or with our cavity wall membrane system. Continue reading about rising damp.

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Penetrating Damp

Excessive dampness to walls, strange watermarks, suspicious growths of mould or damage to decoration are the usual signs of penetrating damp. It can be caused by defective and porous masonry or render, poor window pointing and frequently by damage to the roof and rainwater goods. If left untreated, damp can cause internal deterioration of your property fabric, rot infestation and weaken the building structure.

Solution – Our qualified surveyor will visit your property, identify the damp source and evaluate the scale of repairs needed. Once accurately diagnosed our damp proofing specialists will strip the affected fabric and apply a physical waterproofing membrane to speed up the drying process. The external defects require to be repaired and the solutions may be to coat the external wall with a chemical water repellent to ensure that water stays outside your property and protects your living environment. Continue reading about penetrating damp.

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Condensation Control

Insulation, draft proofing, and double glazing are great things to have, but they can also create conditions for moisture-laden air within your property to condense on cold surfaces. Condensation can lead to germination of unsightly mould growths, damaged decoration, and furnishings.

Solution – Our qualified surveyor will visit your property to diagnose the cause of the problem and specify the most effective condensation control solution. This will range from effective extraction fans, positive pressure ventilation systems or repairing cold spots within your property. Contact Your local damp proofing team for advice or book a property survey.

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Basement Waterproofing

Damp from the ground surrounding your basement or cellar can often cause flooding and damage the internal wall fabric as well as your private possessions. A basement or cellar conversion can solve this problem and greatly increase the value of your property.

Solution – Our modern basement waterproofing systems are based on using cavity wall and floor membranes. This system manages water penetration by directing free water to a drain or a sump and pump water extraction unit. Continue reading about basement waterproofing solutions.

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