Damp Proofing

Damp is bad for buildings. It can cause severe problems in homes and commercial properties, including wet and dry rot, woodworm, rusting, mouldy walls and damage to decorations. At SDM we can solve your damp problems and make sure your property is watertight for the future.

Our experienced surveyors will evaluate your property and advise which damp proofing solutions are needed. Our technicians will then carry out the necessary work, effectively, efficiently and with the minimum disruption.

There are a number of possible sources of kness including: rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation, leaks in roofs, windows and doors, faulty guttering and drainage.

Damp proofing: rising damp

Rising damp can develop within walls in ground-floor rooms when there is a no damp proof course or if it is faulty. Moisture readings obtained around the base of the walls will tell whether there is rising damp. There may also be rot in skirtings, floorboards, floor joists and wooden wall panelling.

We will treat the rising damp by installing the very latest in damp proofing technology. We will also fix any other damp problems in the property. After this, we can remove and replace any old plasters and finishes that may be contaminated by salt and moisture.

Basement waterproofing: penetrating damp

Dampness in basements and cellars is a common problem. The pressure of ground water causes dampness to seep in through the walls and floor, often rendering the rooms uninhabitable.

At SDM our experienced and qualified surveyors and technicians will take care of your basement waterproofing needs, from survey right through to design and completion. After determining the cause of the damp, we will propose the best basement waterproofing solution for you. Our options range from traditional ‘tanking’ to modern basement waterproofing systems that use the latest technology to channel water away from your walls into a drainage system.

For expert basement waterproofing, contract SDM today.