If you’re concerned about areas of damp in your home and would like to resolve the issue before it gets any worse, get in contact with Drysafe. We can undertake a professional penetrating or rising damp assessment and recommend the most appropriate treatment to cure the problem and make your home safe and dry.
Rising damp is caused as a result of water migrating through the capillaries of the materials with which most buildings in the UK are constructed. This primarily will be either stone or brick or other regional methods of construction. As well as these, there are the materials which are used to bond these substrates together, for example, mortar (which can be in varying types of mix including sand and cement),ash and various other materials which have been used throughout the centuries. Water can travel through these capillaries to a height determined by the narrowness of the capillary tube. The narrower the capillary tube, the greater the height reached.
Penetrating damp can arise as a result of a wide variety of causes e.g. building defects, such as cracked and defective external rendering, damaged and detective rainwater goods, i.e. downpipes and gutterings, leaking roofs, high external ground levels or poorly fitted or rotten joinery.
The penetration of moisture through external walls at low level can often be confused with rising damp, and care must be taken during an inspection to accurately identify all building defects that may be contributing to dampness within the property. Again wet and dry rot attacks are often instigated by external defects, allowing water to penetrate the fabric of the building.
Tom & his team were brilliant from start to finish, they were all friendly, approachable, efficient & professional. At every point during the work Tom took the time to explain all aspects, give advice & realistic time frames, the end result was outstanding as was their work ethic of arriving when they said the would & always clearing up before they left. We would highly recommend Drysafe.
An extra big thank you to all the guys for ensuring our dogs stayed safe during the work by making sure the gates were always shut after use.
We approached Drysafe with a damp proofing requirement and they have been absolute stars from start to finish!
From initially meeting us at the property to explain what could be done, then overcoming changes in spec requirements with no drama no hassle what so ever !
Staying in constant contact, arranging a date to start and appearing on time, working flat out and finishing the job to a high spec, they arrived each, cleaned up each day and were a pleasure to have on site.
Thanks Guys really, really appreciated!
Tom and his colleague Orry were brilliant! Tom is knowledgeable, thorough in his assessment, super pleasant, amenable and professional. Whilst the work was noisy (nature of the job – damp proof course and membrane installation) Tom and Orry were efficient and clean. I would highly recommend Drysafe for quality of work, advice given and delivery of the end product. Thanks Guys, looking forward to a warm and dry winter!
Professional, knowledgeable, polite, tidy, did what they said they would do when they said they would do it. I cannot recommend Drysafe Construction more highly.
We were extremely grateful to Mike for giving up some of his Saturday to undertake the inspection and we found the recommendations incredibly helpful.
I’ve been really impressed with all that you guys have provided, especially Mike’s willingness to give us the extra advice whilst he was at the cottage…
Thank you very much for having a look at this property, I found the report very helpful and informative. If I come across any damp problems in the future I wouldn’t hesitate to contact you. Thank you very much for all your help
Thank you so much for an excellent service all-round, we will recommend you highly!
Thank you so much for getting back to us at such short notice and with such detail. We intend on doing something over the course of the coming months. It is so refreshing to meet a company that is local, approachable, customer orientated and easy to talk to!
Thank you for the report and the excellent service.
It was a pleasure to meet Mike and he did an awesome job.
Thank you for all your time and trouble over the last couple of years. I’ll be recommending you whenever the opportunity arises.
Thank you ever so much. I was very impressed with Mike and the service offered by your Company.