Damp Proofing in Maidenhead
Biocraft is a leading damp proofing contractor offering a wide range of damp surveys and damp proofing services throughout Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire.
Before undertaking any remedial damp proofing action, it’s important to ascertain the source of water or moisture ingress. There could be one or more causes including penetrating damp, plumbing defects, condensation, bridging of the damp proof course (DPC) or absence of effective damp proofing.
A specialist damp survey should identify the possible source(s) of damp and recommend corrective action. This may include repairing external/internal defects, reducing external ground levels to below the level of the damp proof course, improving heating and ventilation, fitting French drains or installing a chemical damp proof course.
Movement of moisture or the presence of excessive amounts of moisture in building materials can result in salt staining, plaster deterioration or spoiling of decorations. Timbers that are subjected to continual dampness are at risk from wood destroying fungi (wet and dry rot).
Moisture could pass into the fabric of a building, resulting in dampness. This can occur through many routes including building defects, broken or leaking pipes, poor maintenance and lack of effective damp proofing measures.
Valuation and building surveys will frequently identify damp in properties and recommend a specialist damp proofing survey be carried out by a PCA and BWPDA approved company.
Specialist damp surveys in Reading should be carried out by a qualified damp proofing surveyor with a minimum of a CSRT (certificated surveyor in remedial treatments) qualification as required by the Property Care Association (PCA) and the British Wood Preserving and Damp Proofing Association (BWPDA). All Biocraft surveyors have achieved the CSRT and CSSW qualification.
The most common sources of moisture ingress found in buildings include:
- Penetrating dampness
- Internal building defects
- Rising damp
- Leaks and escapes of water
Biocraft offers a wide range of damp surveys and damp proofing services in Reading and throughout Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire. For a professional and reliable assessment, please call us on 01189 451144 or email [email protected].
Biocraft in Maidenhead
Maidenhead is a large market town in Berkshire, England, on the southwestern bank of the River Thames. It is the largest town in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the fourth largest town in Berkshire, forming part of the border with southern Buckinghamshire. The town differs from the Parliamentary constituency of Maidenhead, which includes a number of outer suburbs and villages (including parts of Wokingham and Reading) such as Twyford, Charvil, Remenham, Ruscombe and Wargrave.
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