Damp Proofing Gloucester
Dampness is one of the most frequently reported building defects in the UK. Diagnosis of the root cause is the key cornerstone to a lasting remedy. Biocraft South West is a well-established damp proofing Gloucester specialist with extensive knowledge in successful remedial treatments for the repair and preservation of your property.
Why Choose Us
Biocraft South West is your leading damp proofing Gloucester company. We are well versed in industry standards and specialist remedial and preservation treatments to repair and protect your home from dampness.
We offer free and professional advice to all homeowners, property agents and commercial businesses throughout Gloucester and surrounding Gloucestershire.
Customer satisfaction is our foremost priority; we provide prompt and efficient services for damp proofing in Gloucester from diagnosis to treatment of: rising damp, penetrating damp, woodworm, dry rot, wet rot and condensation. We have a wealth of expertise and experience in property development and preservation and are delighted to offer a fully comprehensive service for all damp proofing Gloucester.
Our team are fully-qualified and well versed in industry standards, with extensive knowledge of remedial damp proofing and property preservation in Gloucester and delivering exceptional results every time.
Our damp proofing Gloucester experts are on hand to ensure that every project is carried out on time and in accordance with current industry standards. Our reputation for quality and service is second to none, and our outstanding results set us aside from all competitors.
We are recognised as a reputable specialist within our field by the industry’s most key and influential organisations, such as The Property Care Association, Checkatrade, TrustMark, and Which? Trusted Traders.
We offer a full range of damp proofing services throughout Gloucester and surrounding Gloucestershire, from specialist damp and timber reports to damp proofing surveys and remedial treatment. See below for a full list of our damp proofing Gloucester services or call our team today and book a survey.
Pre-Purchase Damp & Timber Reports
Specialist Damp Proofing Surveys
Rising Damp Treatment
Penetrating Damp Treatment
Woodworm & Timber Preservation
Dry Rot Control
Wet Rot Treatment
Flood Repair & Restoration
We carry out each and every one of our Gloucester damp proofing projects to the highest standard. All specialist works are carried out in accordance with the BS 6576:2005 + A1: 2012 code of practice for diagnosis of rising damp in walls of buildings and installation of chemical damp-proof courses.
For all damp proofing in Gloucester, specialist treatment carried out by Biocraft South West is honoured by a 10 year company guarantee which is further supported by an insurance-backed scheme, giving you complete peace of mind when choosing to employ our services.
For your no obligation, specialist damp proofing survey in Gloucester, call us today on 01452 405828
Damp proofing in Gloucester for over 10 years, our experienced team of surveyors and damp specialists have diagnosed and treated damp in homes and businesses alike. If your property is currently affected by damp and moisture ingress and you haven’t been able to treat it effectively, we recommend booking a damp proofing survey. This comprehensive survey will allow us to identify all sources of moisture and causes of damp, which will be outlined to you in a full report. Having conducted hundreds of surveys across the South West, we can determine the cause and treatments for any damp proofing in Gloucester.
Some of our previous projects have been on properties and buildings that have paid for a ‘damp survey’ or ‘damp proofing’ but still experienced ongoing issues. Misdiagnosis of damp ingress and poor quality surveys can often leave homeowners paying for treatments that don’t address the issue. We cannot stress the importance of choosing a qualified specialist with experience in conducting surveys and treatments. Overpaying for ‘damp surveys’ and treatments that are nothing more than a short-term fix will leave property owners paying out for extensive surveys and damp treatments.
Having carried out hundreds of projects for damp proofing in Gloucester, our qualified surveys and experienced damp proofing specialists can survey and treat a wide range of problems. Experts in property preservation and damp proofing in Gloucester, we provide unparalleled surveys and treatments. All surveys come with a comprehensive report that outlines the issue whilst providing solutions and treatments required.
Types of damp proofing in Gloucester
Moisture ingress and damp can affect properties in a variety of ways, each causing varying levels of damage. Carrying out any damp proofing in Gloucester will always depend on the cause and source of damp. By conducting a comprehensive damp survey, our specialists can identify all sources of damp and moisture ingress as well as next steps to curing the problem.
Damp in your home could be caused by a variety of damp sources including rising damp, penetrating damp, poor condensation control, and timber (wet rot & dry rot). As specialists for damp proofing in Gloucester, we’re experienced in identifying and treating a wide range of damp and moisture outbreaks in properties.
Below, you’ll find more information regarding our services for damp proofing in Gloucester.
Being the more common wood rot outbreak, Wet rot outbreaks occur when timber has had prolonged exposure to one or more sources of moisture. Wet rot outbreaks occur in a similar way to dry rot outbreaks but are far less destructive than dry rot. This doesn’t mean that wet rot should be ignored, as continued exposure can cause severe structural damage.
So, what are some of the main causes of wet rot?
- Untreated or unprotected timber that is in direct contact with a source or sources of moisture
- Minor or severe plumbing leaks for damaged piping or appliances
- Poor sub-floor ventilation below any suspended flooring
Wet rot forms in a variety of ways, with different species producing different types of fungi. Each with their own unique features, wet rot commonly creates ‘strands’ that are confined to the damp area.
At advanced stages, wet rot can cause extensive damage to timber supports and flooring. Wet rot will require a combination of specialist surveys and treatments to ensure successful eradication of all fungal traces. At Biocraft, all wet rot treatments are conducted in accordance with the PCA Code of Practice for Remedial Timber Treatment. Our timber treatment specialists can provide impartial advice and information into treating wet rot outbreaks. Get in touch today to book a timber survey and find out more about our treatments.
As one of the more common causes of damp patches on walls in your home, high levels of condensation can even lead to severe mould outbreaks if left unmanaged. If condensation levels are consistently high in your home, it’s often due to poor levels of ventilation. Whilst condensation can cause dampness and mould, it doesn’t always require the immediate attention of a damp proofing specialist. Reducing the amount of moisture you generate in your home can be controlled and even the best-built homes in the UK can suffer from condensation dampness.
With the average UK household generating between 10 and 20 litres of moisture each and every day (from showering, cooking and even breathing), it’s essential that your property is properly ventilated. If you find your levels of condensation becoming uncontrollable and you are experiencing frequent mould outbreaks, get in touch with one of our experts for advice and damp proofing in Gloucester.