Damp proofing Braintree

Experienced damp proofing in Braintree

If untreated damp can become widespread and it is the most frequent problem encountered in homes. There is an average of 1,330.7mm of rain fall every year in the UK, and it can cause damp for many buildings. Most damp problems are less serious than they look but some damp can be very damaging for both the health of the occupants, and the condition of the building.

Damp proofing Braintree

Damp can occur for many different reasons such as the failure of any damp proofing carried out in the past. Another cause is bridging due to the alteration of external ground or internal floor levels. It can also be present in old buildings due to the lack of damp proofing when it was first built. Hyltreat damp proofing Braintree can deal with these issues effectively using the correct tools and expertise.

Damp proofing Braintree treatment
After we have carried out an inspection, a comprehensive report and quote will be submitted showing our findings. We will then recommend the remedial measures considered necessary to remove the damp. One of the most effective damp proofing methods which has become well established is chemical damp proofing.

Damp and Defective Wall Plaster
Wall plaster can become contaminated by hygroscopic ground salts. If this occurs then the effected plaster will need to be removed. Our highly qualified and experienced workforce can carry out these repairs. You may also find that decayed skirting boards and timbers need to be replaced. Use our contact form to get in touch and request a survey.

Penetrating Damp
Neglect or lack of maintenance can cause a building to become more susceptible to the penetration of moisture. Before any repairs to remove damp inside your home, it is vital to make sure that the building is watertight. The following items outside the building should be in good serviceable condition before any repairs are considered:

Rainwater goods
Roof coverings


What is Atmospheric Condensation?
If damp in your home is not caused by any of the defects above then the most common cause is atmospheric condensation. Condensation can become present in buildings during cold weather in the winter. Mould will mostly appear on cold surfaces and in places with little ventilation like the corners of a room, around closed windows, behind wardrobes and cupboards. It can also be more common on North facing walls. The main contributing factors to condensation over the recent years are life style and our climate. We offer an advisory service on the causes of condensation and provide advice on necessary action to take to avoid problems in the future. We charge a small fee for this service.

Contact us today for a quote and advice on damp proofing Braintree.