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Our Services

Below is a selection of all our services that we offer at Damp Control Ltd.
We also offer many other building maintenance including full conversions, small or large building projects & plastering services so please get in touch for a personalised, no obligation quotation.

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Condensation is a common type of damp. It occurs whenever moist air comes into contact with a cooler surface. Condensation forms on non-absorbent surfaces like bathroom tiles, windows and mirrors.  Warm air loses its ability to hold water when in contact with a cold surface. This excess water is released in the form of condensation. Condensation is common in properties with poor ventilation.

What Causes Condensation To Develop In My Home?


Warm air holds more humidity than cold air. In a warm room, the air warms up and when it comes into contact with a cooler surface, loses some of its humidity. This moisture forms condensation on surfaces.

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Wet rot, being the predominant form of timber decay observed in buildings, encompasses various strains of White or Brown Rot fungus within its generic definition.

 

This type of deterioration often arises from construction imperfections, such as inadequate ventilation or poor sealing against moisture ingress. Additionally, prolonged exposure to rising damp, where moisture infiltrates from the ground upwards, can also instigate wet rot formation, further exacerbating structural integrity concerns in affected areas.

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The primary catalyst for decay, weather conditions, instigate a range of issues including dampness, mold growth, woodworm infestations, and fungal proliferation. Among the most prevalent building materials—wood, brick, and stone—each responds uniquely to the impacts of weathering.

 

This variance in response underscores the importance of tailored maintenance and protection strategies to mitigate deterioration and ensure the longevity of structures.

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Basements, in order to be useful, need to be dry with low humidity levels; however, often they are anything but. Mould, condensation, and flaking plaster are all signs of a damp cellar and must be rectified if you intend to use this below-ground space.

The process will involve adding an internal waterproof surface, or basement tanking, and should only be carried out by specialised experts

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here are various reasons why your property might be vulnerable to penetrating damp. Some of the major causes of damp problems are leaking or punctured pipes, damaged roofs, and blocked gutters.

 

The faults mentioned above lead to damp formation since they allow moisture to penetrate through the walls of your property. 

 

As time goes by, the extent of the damp damages on your interior walls and lifting of the paintwork becomes more evident.

 

These damages are even more exaggerated in the winter seasons when the water trapped in the walls freezes and expands, thus causing the flaking of the lifted paintwork.

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Rising damp is a term used to describe the ascent of moisture within the walls of your home, a movement driven by capillary action.

The moisture in question, which is often groundwater, contains high concentrations of soluble salts. When the rising damp evaporates from the surface of your walls it leaves these salts behind in your home’s brickwork, woodwork and plasterwork, where they perpetuate the damp problem by absorbing further moisture from the air.

These salts can remain long after the original cause of the rising damp has been put right, which is why specialist plastering is an essential step in eliminating your damp problem.

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