Damp proofing Chelmsford

Damp proofing Chelmsford

One of the most frequent problems found in homes is damp and lack of damp proofing. On average 1,330.7mm of rain falls in the UK every year, so it’s no surprise that all this water can cause serious problems with damp in many homes. Although most damp problems are not as serious as they look, it can still be very damaging for your health and property.

There are many reasons that could cause damp to appear, for example if an existing damp proof course fails. Another is bridging due to the external ground or internal floor levels raising, or in older buildings in can be caused by the fact that there is no damp proof cause at all. Hyltreat damp proofing Chelmsford can deal with these issues effectively using the correct tools and many combined years of experience.

Damp Chelmsford treatment
After our team have made an inspection we will provide a report and estimate detailing our findings and the recommended remedial measures considered necessary to eradicate the problems. Chemical damp proofing has now established itself as being one of the most effective solutions.

Damp proofing ChelmsfordDefective or damp Wall Plaster
It will be necessary to remove and renew internal wall plaster if it has become contaminated by hygroscopic ground salts. This work can be carried out by our experienced professionals, along with repair or replacement of decayed skirting boards and timbers if needed. We can provide you with an estimate for these works.

Penetrating Damp
Buildings can also be prone to problems by penetration of moisture through neglect or lack of maintenance. It is essential to make any building watertight before any remedial measures are carried out and also ensure that the following external items are in a serviceable condition:

Rainwater goods
Roof coverings

Atmospheric Condensation
If your home has dampness but doesn’t seem to be coming from any of the defects mentioned above, i.e. rising damp, penetrating damp or leaks, then it is most likely being caused by atmospheric condensation. Condensation mainly happens during cold weather, whether it is raining or dry, and it does not leave a ‘tidemark’. It appears on cold surfaces and in places where there is a limited movement of air like in corners, on or near windows, in or behind wardrobes and cupboards particularly on north-facing walls. Lifestyle and our climate are major factors in recent years contributing to condensation problems. We offer an advisory service on the causes of condensation and the necessary remedial measures required 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 Chelmsford and the surrounding areas.