DAMP PROOFING

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Damp Proofing Solutions

Damp Proofing is the process in which methods are used to prevent water/water vapour from travelling through walls and floors from ground level up (rising damp). There are other ways damp can enter walls but this is the most common.

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RISING DAMP

Rising damp is when water from the ground enters the structure by capillary action making its way up the walls and stops at about 3ft (approx. 1m). This is usually controlled by using a physical barrier or damp proof course (DPC) at a minimum of 150mm above ground level; this takes into consideration rain splashing onto the wall above DPC level and also elevated ground levels. If there is no DPC in place, if it has been damaged or has deteriorated then it is possible to install a remedial DPC to control the rising damp. This can be done by installing a chemical DPC which is strategically injected into the masonry.
Once the DPC has been installed the walls will need to dry out. The rate at which the wall will dry is 1 inch per month per thickness of wall, if well ventilated and unrestricted both sides of the wall. So for example a 9 inch thick wall will take 9 months to dry out. Because of this drying out time the damp/water vapour will affect any finishes i.e. plaster, paint. To prevent this from happening you can use our PT slimline or PT Lath membrane. When fixed to the wall it creates a cavity that allows the wall to dry out and breathe. This is then re-plastered and blended into the existing plaster and once dry can be re-decorated as normal. We use only the best materials when it comes to our damp proofing work making us confident to full fill our 20 year Guarantees provided with every damp proofing job as standard.

*Our Standard Guarantee is not insurance backed

All work undertaken by The Hive Efficiency Group Damp Proofing Ltd

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Testimonials

November, 2021

“Excellent work carried out from their team – very polite and good craftsmen- dust and overall disruption were kept on a minimum levels (if are into DIY then you know how those things work), working area well cleaned at the end. Many thanks!”

November, 2021

“Staff arrived on time and were courtious at all times job was dedcribed as well as time scale work carried out efficently and method was demonstrated to me good knowledge displayed by operatives and site was left tidy all debris was removed frlm site overall a proffessional approach by the staff and would get my full recommendation for future work.”

November, 2021

“on inspected property and suggested Secoflex to cure some penetrating damp. His team of guys were reliable and pleasant tidy workers. Really happy with the job. Would definitely use them again and would certainly recommend them.”

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