Moisture is responsible for up to 80% of all building problems.
Dampness is one of the most common problems in historic buildings, and can have serious consequences including structural damage, and be a contributing factor to health problems if left untreated. Our team have the expertise to identify dampness issues and provide effective solutions to ensure the building is protected.
- Damp survey to identify the type and extent if the issue
- Installation of damp proof course to prevent rising damp
- Removal and replacement of damp or damaged plaster
- Repair or replacement of drainage systems to prevent water ingress.
Our 21st Century Approach
Dampness in buildings can cause visible damage to interior plaster-work, decorations and skirting boards. It manifests through peeling wallpaper, blistering/flaking paint and soft/rotten timber or door frames. Also, a cold damp house is both unhealthy and expensive to heat, increasing the likelihood of condensation and the growth of mold.
Since the 1980s, we have been involved in remedial damp proofing and have evolved alongside the industries advancements. Our commitment to addressing the root cause of the issue and preserving the historical integrity of buildings remains unchanged.
Newton membranes have become the preferred choice for buildings and developers dealing with above-ground damp problems. The use of cavity drain membrane allows the wall to breathe, effectively isolating surface finishes from dampness and preventing decay.
Wessex H&R express both understanding and sympathy to the building and the client, so whatever your issues with damp we offer the correct course of action to take.
To gather a more detailed insight into our work and past contracts, have a look at our case studies. If you have any questions or are interested in having a survey in relation to anything that has been mentioned above do not hesitate to contact us.