Damp proofing Colchester

Professional Damp proofing in Colchester

Damp and damp proofing is one of the most frequent problems encountered in our home. Every year in the UK on average 1,330.7mm of rain falls, so it comes as no surprise that damp can become a big problem for many people. Although most damp problems are much less serious than they appear to be, whatever the cause, damp can be very damaging for both our health, and our property.

Damp proofing Colchester

Damp can appear for more reasons than one would care to hear, 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, or in aged buildings, the complete lack of a damp proof course. Hyltreat damp proofing in Colchester can deal with these issues effectively using the correct tools and years of experience.

Damp proof Colchester treatment

After the inspection, a comprehensive report and estimate will be submitted detailing our findings and the appropriate remedial measures considered necessary to eradicate the problems. Chemical damp proofing has now established itself as being one of the most effective solutions.

Damp and Defective Wall Plaster
If the wall plaster has become contaminated by hygroscopic ground salts, it will be necessary to remove and renew the affected internal 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 Dampness
Buildings can be prone to problems brought about by penetration of moisture through neglect or lack of maintenance. Before any remedial measures internally are contemplated, it is essential to make the building watertight, and to ensure that the following external items are in a sound and serviceable condition:

Rainwater goods
Roof coverings

Atmospheric Condensation
Is it condensation? If the dampness in a property does not appear to be 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 weather, whether it is raining or dry, and it does not leave a ‘tidemark’. Mould appears on cold surfaces and in places where there is little movement of air for example in corners, on or near windows, in or behind wardrobes and cupboards particularly on north-facing walls. Life style and our climate are major factors in recent years contributing to condensation problems. Our company offers 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.