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Damp Proofing in Kent

RISING DAMP

Professional surveys to identify the problem and specific treatments to tackle it and protect your investment

PENETRATIVE DAMP

We apply our expertise to find the source of your damp problems – and to devise long-term solutions

Rising Damp

What is Rising Damp?

Rising damp is simply water coming up from the ground. It can cause cosmetic and structural problems to a property. In extreme cases, people living in a damp building may also develop related health issues.

Tell-tale signs of rising damp

  • Tidemarks along the base of the brickwork internally or externally
  • Flaky plaster or stained, peeling wallpaper.
  • A band of salt that’s drawn out of the plaster or rendering
  • Crumbling plaster at low level

How we are different from other contractors

We will take off and re-connect your radiators and remove and replace covings, skirtings and electrical sockets. We will leave your rooms ready to decorate. You will not need to bring in a plumber, carpenter and electrician to finish after us.

How South East Timber and Damp can help

Rising damp is common in some types of buildings, but is often misdiagnosed. If you have any of the tell-tale signs of rising damp, it is recommended that you should have a thorough investigation carried out by a qualified surveyor.

Our surveyor is CSRT qualified; this means he will give you the best advice available. He will provide you with a detailed report of his findings, as well as suggestions for any remedial works required to protect your property – but if you don’t need anything doing, he’ll tell you that as well.

If remedial works are recommended, our trained technicians will carry out the most appropriate treatments professionally and expertly, with the minimum of disruption. Our damp treatment works include chemical damp injections (only if absolutely necessary), waterproof rendering and vertical damp proof membrane systems. All our damp treatment works are guaranteed for 10 years with a GPI insurance policy to provide peace of mind if we cease trading.

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Penetrative Damp

What is Penetrative Damp?

Penetrative damp is known technically as ‘water ingress’; it refers to any moisture seeping into the fabric of a building other than from the ground (see Rising Damp). Penetrative damp can cause structural and cosmetic damage to a building, as well as potentially creating health complications for the inhabitants if left untreated for a prolonged time.

Tell-tale signs of penetrative damp

  • Peeling wallpaper
  • Plaster falling off walls
  • ‘Blown’ plaster
  • Internal plaster stained

How South East Timber and Damp can help

Water is the most common reasons for the fabric of buildings to deteriorate; if you have any signs of moisture, it’s recommended that you seek expert advice.

Working out the cause of penetrative damp can involve careful detection work; climbing plants can hide the source, while roots can undermine the foundations of a building, causing breaks in damp courses. It also requires a thorough knowledge of structural requirements to manage moisture, such as necessary underfloor ventilation.

Our qualified surveyor has more than 20 years’ experience at identifying penetrative damp problems and providing long-term solutions for them. Our qualified operatives will implement any required remedial works swiftly, leaving your property ready for redecoration, if necessary.

Our penetrative damp treatment solutions include unblocking gutters, repairing leaking pipes and uncapped chimney pots, replacing defective external plasterwork with our waterproof rendering system, making good internal plaster. Our long-term damp works are guaranteed for 10 years with a GPI insurance policy to provide peace of mind if we cease trading.

How we are different from other contractors

We will take off and re-connect your radiators and remove and replace covings, skirtings and electrical sockets. We will leave your rooms ready to decorate. You will not need to bring in a plumber, carpenter and electrician after us.

Need help with penetrative damp?

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What Our Customers Say

overall

“Overall very pleased and will recommend. Very good communication with the team. Dean also very quick to respond to questions.”

"They didn't try to force unnecessary work"

“Both Dean and Gary were very polite and friendly.  They didn’t try to force unnecessary work.”

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“The technicians arrived promptly, left the house tidy for when I returned – and took care not to allow my cats to escape.”

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“Excellent service from start to finish – some of the best workmen we have had to do any work.  Polite, efficient, courteous and clean.”

 

Where We Work

We cover the whole of Kent including: the West Kent Weald towns of: Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Tenterden; the central towns of Maidstone, Ashford, Faversham and Canterbury; and from the coastal towns of Dover, Deal, Folkestone, Ramsgate, Margate, Whitstable and Dungeness through to South East London and East Sussex.

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