Damp

We use top quality materials to prevent damp from occurring, and cure it if damp has occurred.

Rising Damp

Rising damp occurs when water from the ground rises up through the bricks and mortar of a building. Symptoms include flaking paint, peeling wallpaper, a “musty” odour, and timber decay.

We treat Rising Damp with Dryzone® Damp-proofing Cream, the best-selling rising damp treatment in the UK. Dryzone injected into holes in the masonry without the need for an injection pump. It spreads through the masonry then cures to form a water-repellent layer.

Dryzone has many advantages over conventional injected damp proof courses :

  • quick and simple to install
  • low hazard and solvent-free
  • spills & mess virtually eliminated
  • no noisy electric pressure pump required
  • more effective

After the treatment is finished we replaster using a specialist Refurbishment Plaster, which is specially formulated for damp and salt-contaminated masonry.

Penetrating Damp

Penetrating Damp occurs when rain water soaks into the masonry of a building. The most obvious symptoms are damp patches inside the building, but penetrating damp also causes moss growth, heat loss and frost damage.

Sometimes the cause of penetrating damp is that the masonry is not water proof enough for local conditions. We treat this with Stormdry® Masonry Protection Cream

Stormdry permeates deeply into the wall before curing to form a water-repellent barrier. It is colourless, so does not alter the appearance of the wall.

As well as protecting against penetrating damp, Stormdry also :

  • saves energy, by decreasing the heat lost through the wall
  • improves the performance of cavity wall insulation by keeping it dry
  • improves the flood resistance of masonry

Extremely good. I have been a customer of his for years and am really happy.”

Damp Proofing in Action Damp Proofing in Action

Dryzone for Rising Damp

Stormdry for Penetrating Damp

Damp Proofing - work in progress

Damp Proofing 1

Damp Proofing - ready for decoration

Damp Proofing 2