DAMP PROOFING IN BERKSHIRE, HAMPSHIRE, SURREY & OXFORDSHIRE
Based in Reading, Berkshire, Biocraft is the leading supplier of a comprehensive range of damp surveys and damp proofing services throughout Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, and Oxfordshire.
To arrange a specialist damp survey in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey or Oxfordshire or to arrange a quotation for dampproofing works please call 0800 781 8358 or email [email protected].
Biocraft is a full member of the Property Care Association (PCA), the British Wood Preservation and Damp Proofing Association (BWPDA), the The British Waterproofing Association (BWA), the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and Constructionline. We are Trustmark approved to carry out damp proofing surveys and damp proofing works for local authorities and mortgage companies.
Dampness in buildings
Moisture can enter the fabric of a building, leading to dampness, through many routes including building defects, poor maintenance and lack of effective damp proofing measures.
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).
It is important to determine the source of water/moisture ingress before taking any remedial damp proofing action. There may be one or more sources, such as penetrating damp, plumbing defects, condensation, bridging of the damp proof course (dpc) or absence of effective damp proofing resulting in rising damp.
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.
The specialist damp survey should identify the possible source(s) and recommend corrective action, such as repairing external/internal defects, reducing external ground levels to below the level of the damp proof course, installing French drains, improving heating and ventilation or the installation of a chemical damp proof course.
Specialist damp surveys 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) (formerly the British Wood Preserving and Damp Proofing Association, BWPDA). All Biocraft surveyors have achieved the CSRT & CSSW qualification to carry out damp surveys.
Biocraft carries out a comprehensive range of damp proofing and damp control services throughout Berkshire, Hampshire, Surry and Oxfordshire.
Call 0118 945 1144 or email [email protected]