Rising dampness is a form of dampness found in primarily older properties…
What’s the first thing people look for when assessing a new property? Damp. It’s one of the reasons that ‘Damp Proofing in London’ is one of the most popular searches in the property arena.
You’ll know that a damp problem is an indicator that there could be bigger problems lurking, so if you need damp problems in your property looking at promptly by some of the most experienced damp proofing specialists in London, give Refresh a call. Our team regularly responds to urgent damp problem calls where our trusted experts can assess your damp problem and give you a full Damp Treatment Report on your damp issues quickly.
There’s no shortage of property renovators or property owners in the area, but when you’re looking for London damp proofing specialists, there’s not the same level of abundance. We want you to be sure that when you choose our damp proofing solutions, your decision is as watertight as the property will be!
Refresh PSC has over 20 years of experience in all things damp. From Damp & Timber Treatment to Cellar and Basement Conversions, our extensive experience in the waterproofing arena is built on a service that real people can trust. Our ethos of reliably providing guaranteed work by a friendly team of qualified experts has kept our customers happy for decades.
We all know the level of property prices in London and the potential value of even the tiniest of apartments, so any rooms going unused is as good as burning money. With London having so many period properties, there are thousands of basements and cellars perfect for converting to apartments or additional family space, so if you are considering a cellar conversion, get in touch and we can arrange a visit to discuss and assess your basement or cellar.
London properties are rife with damp problems – the high levels of clay usage in local construction over the decades means that numerous basements and cellars have serious damp issues. The combination of water ingress from groundwater being forced into the structure and the soil composition keeps damp proofing specialists in London like ourselves extremely busy.
If left unresolved, damp problems can not only affect your property price and potential, but can cause respiratory and health problems too so it’s important that the root of the problem is handled properly. Our basement waterproofing services such as damp proof coursing injections or basement tanking are just some of the solutions we provide to keep your basements dry all year round to protect your home, and your investment.
One of the first questions we’re asked is if we offer a free survey as many of the damp proofing experts in London offer this. In short – no we don’t. Because a Damp Treatment Survey from Refresh PSC combines decades of knowledge and damp proofing experience, with the time to assess your property thoroughly. Charging you for this time, means we don’t need to inflate or exaggerate your damp problem in order to recover that time.
We’re often called out to assess a problem which could simply be a ventilation issue or a small fix. One that we’ll make no money on as you won’t need our help with, and we’re fine with that. If you use our services for your damp problem, great – we simply refund your survey fee, but if you choose another specialist for your solutions, we totally understand. We don’t need any underhanded tactics to scare you into using us – everything is extremely transparent from the outset.
Damp problems are rarely accurate with a quick glance. Problems such as dry and wet rot, rising damp or penetrating damp need thorough assessments, so investing a little more time and money to address the problem properly now, could save you a small fortune in the long run.
If you’re looking for any help or advice with damp problems in London, or the surrounding areas, get in touch. From a simple condensation tip to a full cellar conversion, we’re here to help.
The variety of damp problems is huge, so the first thing we’ll say is to give us a call. With just a few questions such as your location, your property age, and the problem you’re facing, we’ll be able to use our extensive knowledge of the soil composition of London and which properties are more problematic to give you a useful starting point to move forward with.
Our services include Damp Treatment Surveys and Reports, Cellar Conversions, Basement Tanking and waterproofing, Structural Waterproofing, Timber Treatments and woodworm, as well as the more well-known culprits such as rising damp or penetrating damp, condensation, dry and wet rot.
There are various damp problems that can show up in our homes and properties. A missing tile or cracked roof can cause water to penetrate the walls of your property which if left unnoticed or unchecked for a period of time, will escalate. London also has some areas where damp problems are almost expected, but besides the more obvious signs of damp such as visibly wet patches on your walls or floors, here are a few signs to look out for that indicate your property may need waterproofing or damp proofing services:
-Areas of your home have a musty smell
-Wall, floors, and ceilings feel cold to touch or damp.
-Ceilings or floor have mould and mildew on them
-Wallpaper or paint lifts, peels or cracks.
As with anything, the answer is of course you can. In the same way that you can repair your own car, or self diagnose an ongoing health issue. Where the problem arises is when your problem is bigger than you realise. An expert will save you time and money in the long run as they know exactly which symptoms to look for and their years of experience will mean the trial and error process you’ll no doubt need to go through will be eliminated.
They already know the best solutions. As one of the most trusted Damp Specialists in London, WE already know the solutions. If you have a significant damp issue, there will often be a combination of treatments and remedies applied to not only deal with the initial damp problem but to thoroughly protect against it returning. Without years of experience, you risk your initial efforts to fix a damp problem being for nothing as it will often return.
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