Professional damp proof course in Swindon
At Biocraft South West, we provide specialist damp proofing surveys and damp proofing services. We’re the leading supplier of a wide range of damp proofing services and serve areas throughout Bristol, Bath, and Swindon. So, if you’re looking for a reliable, professional company who can install a damp proof course in Swindon, contact us today on 01793 272 085 or visit our website for more information on damp proof course.
We’re full members of the most recognised associations throughout the UK for damp proofing and dry rot treatment. We are members of the following associations and pride ourselves on reaching the highest quality of damp proofing work in the UK;
- Property Care Association (PCA)
- Basement Waterproofing Association
- Which? Trusted Trader
- Triton Approved
- Government Endorsed Standards Trust Mark Approved
Our years of experience and craftsmanship on the job has led us to becoming Trustmark approved to carry out damp proofing surveys and damp proofing work for mortgage companies and local authorities. This includes work on rising damp, wet rot and penetrating damp.
Damp proofing services
Damp proofing is an essential part of every building, with moisture creeping in at any presented opportunity. This can lead to dampness entering buildings through poorly maintain areas, building defects and areas that are poorly damp proofed. If left untreated for prolonged periods, the affected building can become victim to plaster damage, salt staining and even the spoiling of decorations and furniture. It is essential that all sources of rising damp and wet rot are identified prior to any damp proofing work being carried out.
On the occasion where you locate a source of dampness or moisture, it is best to get a professional team to assess the damage, especially if you feel that the issue could become worse or may be difficult to manage alone. Acting prior to fully understanding the damp proofing work required could lead to rising damp and penetrating damp reoccurring in the future. When there are multiple sources of damp or you are unsure where the problem is coming from, please contact our damp proofing experts with a description of your problem so we can provide advice on potential next steps.
Damp proof course in Swindon
Once the initial damp areas have been logged, a specialist damp survey will be carried out by one of our qualified damp proofing surveyors with a minimum of a CRST qualification – as expected by the Property Care Association. All our surveyors are experts, and have achieved above and beyond industry standard qualifications to carry out damp surveys. Our specialist damp survey will identify any possible source(s) of rising damp and penetrating damp. Once the initial source of damp has been identified, we can recommend the best course of damp proofing action to eradicate the issue.
After the initial damp proofing survey has been conducted, we can then provide an extensive analysis of the corrective measures that need to be taken to rectify the problems. Some of the more basic actions that can be taken include improving the heating and ventilation into the property, and repairing and internal or external defects that may be allowing moisture into the property. However, if the analysis returns a more persistent damp issue such as rising damp or penetrating damp, we would recommend reducing the external ground levels to the same level of your damp proof course or commence with the installation of a chemical damp proof course.
Chemical damp proofing
Our chemical damp proof course consists of two main actions:
- Installation of water repelling material at the correct level which will for a barrier against the capillary movement of water and protects your home against rising damp.
- Re-plastering your home with dense sand-cement that has a water and salt resistant coating.
Preparation for our damp proof course includes the removal of all skirting boards and heating elements attached to the walls. We then remove all damp and damaged plaster and rake out mortar joints ready for re-plastering. We aim to promote the drying of internal walls as much as possible and as a rule of thumb will dry out at a rate of 1 inch per month. After the initial application of our water-based chemical damp proofing, we can begin redecorating the treated areas – usually 3-4 weeks after initial treatment.
So, if you’re looking for damp proofing specialists who have years of experience treating rising damp and penetrating damp across all types of property, call us today on 01793 272 085. Our initial damp proofing survey will outline all the work required and you are aware of the damp proofing cost. Please visit our website to find out more about our damp proof course in Swindon.