Why the small details make all the difference

Paying attention to the small details is always fundamental when completing any form of Damp proofing but never more so than in Basement and Cellar works. We recently completed a Free of charge survey on an unoccupied Basement that has had numerous details to cure damp over many years, most with no or little success.

The main problem with previous works had been the lack of diversity in their approach, with issues of Condensation, Rising and Penetrating damp one solution would not fit all. Another obvious failing was that even where areas had been treated correctly they had not allowed for bridging from more vulnerable areas adjacent to their works. It is no good treating a wall for rising damp and replacing the plaster if its in contact with a vaulted ceiling that’s allowing penetrating damp in.

Our specification was detailed and included removing existing plasterboard and plastered walls, inserting a Damp proof course (DPC) where Rising damp was present, repairing external features that had allowed moisture to ingress. The main areas had cavity drain membrane installed with adhered moisture or plasterboard and adjoing exposed brickwork was treated with specialist paints, resins and tanking products. Condensation had allowed mould to form so areas where cleaned down with a Mould wash and extraction was upgraded.

Even following the heavy rainfall we have had recently the area remains dry and a tenant is due to move in soon so if you have issues relating to Damp or Condensation why not message or call us for advice or a Free of Charge Damp survey ?

Check out our services for Basement Waterproofing and Penetrating Damp.

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Why choose Wessex Damp & Timber

25 Years of Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the service sector you will receive an unrivaled level of customer care from the survey through to the completion of works.

Unrivaled Customer Care

We are a family run business with a professional and modern approach whilst still maintaining that personal level of service you associate with a local company.

Professional Service

Constantly seeking to maintain our knowledge base we access all the latest information and available literature to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.

Wessex Damp and Timber are an industry leading company who provides services to help cure dampness and condensation in both the home and commerical environments.

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Services We Offer

Some of the services we offer in property preservation

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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