Damp Secure, can look after your Damp Proof Problems
Why use Damp Secure
A family run business professional with a personal touch. Established over 10 years, our work carries a 30 year guarantee with certification.
All enquires are dealt with by a team of professionals ensuring the best possible service.
All aspects of remedial works undertaken We are specialist in Damp proofing Rising damp Penetrating damp Condensation Mould growth Wet rot Dry rot We also provide a full homebuyers survey
Simply put, rising damp is ground water rising up through the wall of a construction, absorbed by the porous building material.
The upward movement of moisture through walls – and sometimes floors-happens via a process called capillarity. In order to better understand this, imagine a sponge being soaked in any liquid: gradually, the liquid will start pushing upwards as it is absorbed, transferring moisture to the upper levels.
Penetrating Damp is usually caused by water moving through walls from the outside of the building. There are two main causes of penetrating damp. The first one is building defects such as defective roof coverings, cracked brickwork, badly fitting windows, and faulty guttering and downpipes. The other form of penetrating damp is lateral penetrating damp which is caused when external ground, abutting the wall is above internal floor level.
Specialist woodworm removal requires expert help. JG Pest Control offers various methods of woodworm treatment in London and the south east.
We will survey an infestation before advising on the best option for removal. Treatment options include a chemical application, timber treatment or a specialist controlled heat treatment. All of our methods are guaranteed and bespoke to each individual circumstance.
Wet Rot is a fungus that affects very damp timber. It can also cause decay in plaster, wallpaper and carpets. Wet rot spores are attracted to materials with a high moisture content.
Compared to dry rot, wet rot is less destructive as wet rot remains confined to the wet area only but still needs to be treated as it can affect a building’s structural integrity.
Cost of wet rot treatment
The cost of wet rot treatment depends on the severity and how much timber has been affected.