Damp Proofing in Newbury
Biocraft are based in Reading, Berkshire and we carry out damp proofing and damp controil works in Newbury and throughout the Thames Valley and adjoining areas. We carry out damp proofing and damp control works throughout the following locations in and around Newbury, Berkshire
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Damp proofing company in Newbury
Biocraft is a full member of the Property Care Association (PCA), formerly the British Wood Preservation and Damp Proofing Association (BWPDA), the Basement 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
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 Newbury
Newbury is a historic market town and the principal town in the west of Berkshire, England and has its own civil parish as well as the administrative headquarters of West Berkshire. It spans both sides of the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal, and has a town centre spread around its large market square. The historic town centre retains a rare medieval Cloth Hall and an adjoining half timbered granary, an unusually large 15th century parish church, along with a wealth of attractive 17th and 18th century listed buildings. Newbury is famous for its racecourse, and as the headquarters of Vodafone UK and software company Micro Focus International.