Damp Proofing Swindon
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 Swindon specialist with extensive knowledge in successful remedial treatments for the repair and preservation of your property.
DAMP PROOFING WITH BIOCRAFT SOUTH WEST
Biocraft South West is your leading damp proofing Swindon 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 Swindon and surrounding Wiltshire.
Customer satisfaction is our foremost priority; we provide prompt and efficient services for damp proofing in Swindon 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 Swindon.
Our team are fully-qualified and well versed in industry standards, with extensive knowledge of remedial damp proofing and property preservation in Swindon and delivering exceptional results every time.
Our damp proofing Swindon 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 Swindon and surrounding Wiltshire, from specialist damp and timber reports to damp proofing surveys and remedial treatment. See below for a full list of our damp proofing Swindon 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 Swindon 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 Swindon, 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 Swindon, call us today on 01793 272085
For all ‘damp proofing Swindon’ enquiries, we recommend reading up on the specific page relating to your enquiry. If you’re unsure as to the type of damp you are experiencing in your home, you can contact a member of our team for advice and information. For our team to effectively treat and deal with sources of moisture in your home, a professional and comprehensive damp proofing survey must be carried out. With hundreds of surveys carried out in domestic and commercial properties throughout the UK, our experienced team can survey your home today.
Many of our past customers have had problems with previous companies that have offered ‘damp proofing’ and ‘surveys’. With misdiagnosis and improper damp proofing techniques becoming a big problem in the industry, many homeowners have been left out of pocket and still facing issues with damp. We cannot stress the importance of using a certified and professional surveyor to conduct any surveys and damp proofing. When looking for quotes online, if you come across an exceptionally low quote compared to the others, it’s often a sign of poor quality treatments from an inexperienced ‘cowboy’.
All our damp proofing surveys will provide you with a full report detailing areas affected in your home and effective damp proofing solutions to fix this. Contact us today for all ‘damp proofing Swindon’ enquiries.
Types of damp proofing in Swindon
There are many types of damp proofing techniques that are used to combat a specific type of damp. Damp ingress affects thousands of homes throughout the UK every year and is caused by a wide variety of symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms that require damp proofing include wet rot, dry rot, penetrating damp and rising damp.
With each type of damp symptom requiring a specialised treatment, a comprehensive damp proofing survey must be carried out to determine the type and severity of the problem. Our damp proofing surveys will identify and report on all causes of damp and how they should be treated.
Below, you’ll find more information on types of damp and effective treatments.
Many of our customers who are searching for ‘damp proofing Swindon’ often attribute damp in their home to rising damp. In fact, rising damp is one of the least common causes of damp ingress within homes, as it’s more common in older properties that have had little to no damp proofing.
The main causes of rising damp in properties and other buildings are the high levels of ground water at wall level. Damp walls can become a severe problem in these situations, especially if the wall materials have a porous structure (older materials that easily absorb moisture) and low evaporation rates.
The ‘rising’ damp is caused by the absorption of ground water from porous walls that have had little or no damp proofing during their lifetime. This causes the water to ‘rise’ up through the wall, weakening its strength and structure. If you think your property has little or no damp proofing, or certain walls are affected by rising damp – contact a member of our team to book a damp survey today.
Caused by the exposure of moisture to timber and wooden fixtures in your home, wet rot is one of the most common types of wood-destroying fungi. Wet and dry rot are often confused as they behave in similar ways – except wet rot is far less destructive than its dry counterpart. Wet rot is still an extremely threatening fungus, and if left untreated, can cause irreversible damage to structures in your home.
Wet rot can be caused if timber is left exposed to various sources of moisture. This includes but is not limited to unprotected timber that has direct contact with a source of moisture, leaky pipes or appliances, and poor sub-floor ventilation for raised or suspending flooring.
Depending on the symptoms experienced by the timber will often determine the type of fungi it produces – each with their own, unique characteristics. Wet rot fungi are commonly identified by the ‘strands’ they create – usually within the area affected by damp and moisture.
The treatment of wet rot can often be destructive and dangerous, depending on the severity of infected timber. It will nearly always require specialist damp proofing treatments to ensure the complete removal of any affected timber. It’s imperative that all wet rot treatments are completed by an experienced and certified specialist and in accordance with the PCA Code of Practice for Remedial Timber Treatment.
For more information on wet rot, identifying symptoms, or to book a survey – get in touch with one of our damp proofing specialists today.