Rising damp can occur in properties of all ages, types and sizes and is usually indicative of the failure of the original damp proof course that was installed. As part of Timberwise who are specialists in property care and preservation, we at propertECO are well aware that rising damp is often misdiagnosed by others, either unintentionally by an inexperienced surveyor or intentionally by a rogue trader. Timberwise have fully trained surveyors that have been involved in the field for many years and will only ever specify that a new DPC is required when it really is – even if that means no work for us!
Where a new damp proof course is recommended, Timberwise have experienced technicians that will carry out the works with minimum upheaval to the occupants and of course, will always leave your property clean and tidy.
If the survey establishes another cause of dampness (e.g. penetrating damp or condensation) Timberwise are able to advise on other corrective measures that can be taken, for example repointing, fixing defective guttering or installing a positive pressure unit.
Blog posts relating to Damp Proofing...