Damp Proofing in London and surrounding areas

[New!]  Store
Contact Us
Feedback

www.kiltox.co.ukKiltox Web ShopProductsRequest a surveynewsServicesResearchFeedback

 
Home
Up

 

Search Kiltox for:
discovery home and health tv logo
Kiltox were recently called in to act as advisors to the programme makers of My Horror Home and our Damp Doctors appeared to give the occupier the best solution to her mould problems!





Damp Proofing: In a nutshell

What is Rising Damp

Properties in general from around 1870 onwards had a ‘damp course’ incorporated into their construction at near ground/foundation level. This ‘damp course’ barrier prevents ground moisture ‘rising’ by capillary action, thereby protecting interior wall plaster and subsequently the decorating and in turn perhaps the floor timber. Various manner of ‘ damp course’ barriers have been used over the years, however ‘slate’ is perhaps the most common.

Over the years the barrier tends to break down resulting in moisture ‘rising’ up through the brickwork/masonry.

This moisture eventually permeates into the surface wall plaster.

As this moisture originates from the ground it would contain various chemicals, nitrates and chlorides being prevalent. These chemical salts are known as ‘hygroscopic’ salts and are therefore capable of absorbing moisture from the air, resulting in sometimes high moisture content to plaster.

It is most important that walls affected by ‘rising damp’ be replastered, using an appropriate specialised material, in order to remove the hygroscopic salts contained therein.

The special plaster is required as it would prevent the salts within the brickwork migrating to the surface again.

To prevent further moisture rising up a new damp course is entered. In most cases now this is done by drilling the brickwork at intervals and injecting aqueous solutions of siliconates.

When installed along a course of brickwork a new damp proof barrier is formed thereby preventing ground moisture rising up.

It would be prudent, before calling in your local ‘damp’ company, to take sometime in looking at the problem you may have.

‘Are the ground levels around your property higher than the internal floor levels?’ if so the dampness could be bridging from this, lowering same or at least taking it away from the wall could help solve it.

Do you have a defective down pipe allowing water to run down the wall? If so then you need to make good accordingly and allow some drying out time. Have you had a leak or flood recently, if so then the area may dry out in time.

If a property has solid floors or perhaps just in one area, usually the Kitchen, then depending on the age there could be an absence of a damp proof membrane or it could be defective. If so then any walls in contact with same would be capable of absorbing moisture upwards.

One would need to investigate the floor structure to determine type of construction. If membrane is defective/not continuous across the area or absent then an appropriate new membrane should be entered, any damp in adjoining walls may then start to dry out. Although some replastering may still be required if affected by hygroscopic salts.

Kiltox Damp Free Solutions can provide your answer to a damp proofing problem. Contact us on 08451 66 20 40 to discuss your personal requirements.

Areas covered:

London and surrounding areas:

Archway
Ashford
Balham
Bank
Bankside
Barbican
Barking
Barnes
Barnet
Battersea
Bayswater
Beckton
Belgravia
Belsize Park
Bermondsey
Bethnal Green
Bexley
Bexleyheath
Biggin Hill
Blackfriars
Blackheath
Bloomsbury
Borough
Bow
Brent Cross
Brentford
Brixton
Broad St
Broadgate
Brockley
Bromley
Brondesbury
Brook Green
Camberwell
Camden
Canary Wharf
Canning Town
Canonbury
Catford
Charing Cross
Charlton
Chelsea
Chingford
Chiswick
City
Clapham
Clerkenwell
Covent Garden
Cranford
Cricklewood
Crouch End
Croydon
Crystal Palace
Dalston
Deptford
Docklands
Dulwich
Ealing
Earls Court
East Dulwich
East Ham
East Sheen
Eastcote
Edgeware
Edgware
Edmonton
Eltham
Embankment
Enfield
Enniskillen
Euston
Exchange Square
Farringdon
Feltham
Finchley
Finsbury Park
Fitzrovia
Fleet Street
Forest Gate
Forest Hill
Fulham
Golders Green
Grays Inn
Green Park
Greenford
Greenwich
Hackney
Hadley Wood
Hammermsith
Hammersmith
Hampstead
Hampton
Hampton Court
Hampton Hill
Hanwell
Harefield
Haringey
Harlesden
Harlington
Harmondsworth
Harrow
Hatton Garden
Hayes
Haymarket
Heathrow
Hendon
Herne Hill
Heston
Highbury
Highgate
Hillingdon
Hither Green
Holborn
Holland Park
Holloway
Honor Oak
Hornsey
Hounslow
Hoxton
Hyde Park
Hyde Park Corner
Ilford
Isle Of Dogs
Isleworth
Islington
Kennington
Kensal Green
Kensal Rise
Kensington
Kentish Town
Kenton
Keston
Kew
Kilburn
Kings Cross
Kingsbury
Kingston Upon Thames
Kingston Vale
Knightsbridge
Lambeth
Lancaster Gate
Leicester Square
Lewisham
Leyton
Leytonstone
Leytonstone & Wanstead
Limehouse
Little Venice
Liverpool Street
London
London Bridge
London Wall
Longford
Loughton
Maida Vale
Manor Park
Marble Arch
Marylebone
Mayfair
Merton
Mile End
Mill Hill
Mitcham
Monument
Moorgate
Morden
Mortlake
Mottingham
Muswell Hill
New Cross
New Eltham
New Malden
Newbury Park
Newgate
Newham
Norbury
North Finchley
North Kensington
Northolt
Northwood
Notting Hill
Old Street
Olympia
Orpington
Osterley
Oxford Circus
Oxford Street
Paddington
Palmers Green
Park Lane
Parsons Green
Peckham
Penge
Pentonville
Perivale
Piccadilly
Piccadilly Circus
Pimlico
Pinner
Plaistow
Plumstead
Poplar
Potters Bar
Primrose Hill
Putney
Queens Park
Queensway
Ravenscourt Park
Redbridge
Regents Park
Richmond Upon Thames
Roehampton
Rotherhithe
Ruislip
Shepherds Bush
Shepperton
Shoreditch
Sidcup
Silvertown
Slough
Smithfield
Soho
South Bank
South Kensington
South Norwood
South Ruislip
South Woodford
Southall
Southgate
Southwark
Spitalfields
St James's
St Johns Wood
St Katherines Dock
St Pauls
Staines
Stamford Hill
Stanmore
Stepney
Stepney Green
Stockwell
Stoke Newington
Strand
Stratford
Streatham
Sudbury
Sudbury Hill
Sunbury On Thames
Surbiton
Sutton
Swiss Cottage
Sydenham
Teddington
Temple
Temple Place
Thornton Heath
Tooting
Tottenham
Tower Bridge
Tower Hamlets
Tower Hill
Trafalgar Square
Tufnell Park
Twickenham
Upminster
Upton
Uxbridge
Vauxhall
Victoria
Wallington
Walthamstow
Walworth
Wandsworth
Wanstead
Wapping
Waterloo
Wembley
West Brompton
West Drayton
West End
West Ham
West Hampstead
West Kensington
West Norwood
West Smithfield
Westminster
Whetstone
Whitechapel
Whitehall
Whitton
Willesden
Willesden Green
Wimbledon
Winchmore Hill
Wood Green
Woodford Green
Woolwich

 
Home ] Shop ] Products ] Request a survey ] News ] Services ] Information & Guides ] Customers ] Exhibitions ] Contact Us ] About us ] Search ] Vacancies ] Links ] Downloads ] Feedback ] Online Payment ] Social ]
Contact us on: (08451 66 20 40 or +44 (0)20 8463 9660
Send mail to info@Kiltox.co.uk with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright © 1997 to 2011 Kiltox Dampfree Solutions - Last modified: September 29, 2011
Kiltox® is a Registered Trademark used under license
Kiltox products are available to buy online at www.i-sells.co.uk