Damp Clacton

Damp proofing and treatment Clacton

Damp is one of the most frequent problems encountered in UK homes. Most damp problems are less serious than they look but if left untreated can become very damaging on our health and condition of the building. The most common cause of damp in the UK is rainfall and on average we get 1,330 mm of it per year.

Damp can be caused by many different things. For example, the failure of an already existing damp proof course. Another example is bridging due to the raising of external ground or internal floor levels. In aged buildings it is mainly down to a lack of a damp proof treatment. Hyltreat damp proofing Clacton can deal with these issues effectively using the correct tools and years of experience.

Damp Clacton treatment
After an inspection, a full report and estimate will be sent detailing our findings and the appropriate remedial measures considered necessary to clear the problems. The most effective solution which has been proven to get results in the past is Chemical damp proofing treatment.

Damp CalctonDefective or damp Wall Plaster
If the wall plaster has become contaminated by ground salts, it will be necessary to remove and renew the affected wall plaster. This work can be carried out by our own veteran workforce, together with the repair or replacement of decayed skirting boards and timbers if necessary. An estimate can be provided for these works.

Penetrating Damp
Buildings prone to damp problems can be brought about by penetration of moisture through neglect and lack of maintenance. But before any measures are carried out internally to remove damp it is essential to make sure that the building is watertight and there are no leaks.

It is vital that the following external items are in a good condition:

Rainwater goods
Roof coverings

Atmospheric Condensation
If the damp in a property is not due to any of the above defects, i.e. rising damp, penetrating damp or leaks, then the likely cause is atmospheric condensation. Condensation occurs mainly during cold winter months, whether it is raining or dry. Mould appears on cold surfaces and in places where there is little movement of air like corners of a room or behind wardrobes and cupboards. Life style and our climate changes have been big contributors to damp in recent years. Our company offers an advisory service on the causes of condensation and the necessary methods to avoid the problem in the future. A small fee is charged for this service.

Contact us today for a quote to treat damp in Clacton and the surrounding areas.