Timber Decay Remedial Services Ltd

Damp Proofing Nottingham

Timber Decay Remedial Services Ltd are specialists in all types of damp proofing treatments and are based in Nottingham.

Please call 0115 982 2339 or 07703 555574 if you are looking to damp proof your property and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

In an ideal world, every building would be robust, strong and impenetrable to water – but unfortunately and all too often, this isn’t the case. In fact, dampness and moisture vapour / condensation are one of the most frequent reasons for the fabric of a building to break down.

The water can come from many different sources but it always poses a threat of undermining the materials that a property and its inhabitants depend on. This includes the breakdown of plaster by salt contamination, peeling paint / wallpaper and the decay of timbers in rafters, frames and floorboards. This is why it is so important that you have a working damp proof course.

 

Condensation

This is brought about by poor or inadequate ventilation in the property. Condensation in buildings is always an unwanted and unwelcome phenomenon as it creates dampness, encourages mold to grow and spread, causes wood to rot and energy to be lost due to increased heat transfer.

Damp Proofing Nottingham

Damp Proofing Nottingham

Rising Damp

This problem is seen when water is drawn or sucked up through a building’s brickwork, at ground level via capillary action. This introduces the presence of unwanted moisture to the structure of a building and can cause substantial damage if neglected.

Penetrating Damp

This is simply the penetration of a building by water through the brickwork from a mains leak or the straightforward ingress of rain into any poorly jointed walls.

Obviously damp in a property is unhealthy for the building, but it is also very unhealthy for the inhabitants.

By installing a damp proof course (DPC), you are taking a responsible and sensible step to protect your property and your family from these harmful and damaging effects.