Damp Detection & Damp Proofing specialists. Dampfinda in East London specializes in the investigation, prevention and repair of dampness related problems. We will investigate the cause of dampness, repair and prevent the re-occurrence.
Dampfinda prides ourselves on meeting damp challenges and ensuring the successful completion of complex projects. We Undertake to deliver the highest quality of workman and client satisfaction .
Dampfinda offers contracting services on a wide range of damp restoration. Fron sub soil drainage systems to all damp related issues in domestic and commercial sites. Dampfinda is well placed to effectively tackle projects of any size and complexity
Our Greatest asset is our people, from people in the work place to our clients. We remain true to our founding values of Quality, Commitment, Hard work and Integrety in all our projects.
TYPES OF DAMP
This is a condition where ground water is drawn upwards through direct contact with bricks and mortar.
Water rises by capillary action where inadequate or damaged damp proof courses are present in the walls of the home.
This can be associated with broken, missing or slipped tiles, leaking parapets, leaking showers, leaking balconies or poorly waterproofed windowsills or tops of walls. Descending damp usually appears as bubbling paint or damp stains to ceilings and walls.
Lateral ( Penetrating) Damp
Lateral damp penetration is a cause of penetrating damp. This occurs when the external ground level is higher than the building so moisture is able to penetrate the walls. Penetrating damp is usually classed as any kind of water that makes it’s way in from the outside
DAMPROOFING DO`s & DONT`s
* Scrape and paint
* Apply a waterproofing product on the wall to the height of the damp, as the damp will rise above the waterproofing and create a bigger problem.
* Do only one side of the wall.
* Remove contaminated plaster to plus minus 200mm above the damp to dry brick.
* Inject a new dpc and waterproof below/above the new DPC.
* Waterproof both sides of the wall where possible, and re-plaster with a salt retarding plaster.