Damp Proofing in Windsor
Biocraft are based in Reading, Berkshire and we carry out damp proofing and damp control works in Windsor and throughout the Thames Valley and adjoining areas. We carry out damp proofing and damp control works throughout the following locations in and around Windsor, Berkshire
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.
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Damp proofing company in Windsor
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 Windsor
Windsor is a historic market town and unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal Family.
The town is situated 23 miles (37 km) west of Charing Cross, London, 7 miles (11 km) south east of Maidenhead, and 21 miles (34 km) east of the county town of Reading. It is immediately south of the River Thames, which forms its boundary with its ancient twin town of Eton. The village of Old Windsor, just over 2 miles (3 km) to the south, predates what is now called Windsor by around 300 years; in the past Windsor was formally referred to as New Windsor to distinguish the two.