Preventing and Treating Rising Damp at Properties in Surbiton
With the help of our experienced team, you can protect your property from experiencing the effects of rising damp. By placing a chemical barrier of DPC (damp proof course) inside the walls, CPM Waterproofing Services Ltd protects your property from moisture passing into the interior spaces of your home in Surbiton, Surrey. This works as a long-term prevention for moisture decay, therefore preventing timber decay and structural damage, such as rising damp, dry rot, and wet rot. The signs that you already have rising damp include:
- Flaky or Bubbling Plaster
- Rotting Window Frames, Floorboards, or Skirting Boards
- Wallpaper That Lifts
- Damp or Wet Patches Appearing on the Walls
- Rusting Steel and Iron Fasteners
- Crumbling Mortar between Bricks or Stonework on the Exterior of the Building
- Stains or Tidemarks on Walls
- Paint Won't Adhere to the Walls
The Damp Proof Treatment
Damp Proof is a treatment which involves a concentrated thixotropic silane/siloxane cream being introduced into the wall to form a barrier against rising damp. As the cream slowly diffuses, it releases a silane vapour that reacts with the silica in the masonry to form a water-repellent resin. No liquid or pressure is involved in treating your damp problem, therefore the wall does not suffer any unnecessary stress and dries quickly.
The Power of Plastering
Our damp proof course is a system consisting of two parts: firstly, the injection of the DPC, and secondly, re-plastering the walls with sand and cement render that incorporates a waterproofing additive to reduce the migration of salt from the wall to the surface of the plaster. With this double protection in place, you can rest assured that your rising damp problem will be left in the past.
At CPM Waterproofing Services Ltd, we don't believe in leaving a job half done. That's why we make you aware that after the insertion of a chemical damp-proof course, the walls may still contain a considerable quantity of residual water that must be allowed to dry out naturally. Complete drying out depends on many factors. However, the rule of thumb is one inch of water per month.
"I was very happy with the service I received. They were polite and reassuring, and they cured my damp problem. Very clean and tidy and would definitely recommend them to others."
Ann R in Putney, SW London