Some common queries answered below regarding structural waterproofing, damp proofing, condensation, wall tie corrosion, woodworm infestation and dry rot issues.
Yes we do charge. We will carry out a detailed inspection of your property after which you will receive a written report, quotation if remedial works are required and a drawing.
Yes, we can provide this sort of survey and report.
If that means picking up keys from a certain location, or liaising with an estate agent we will do our best to work around you.
The obvious sign of a woodworm beetle issue is by looking for ’emergence holes’ in any wood or timber. These holes are just a few millimeters in diameter and are easily visible.
There will be a the risk of running water into the basement – to avoid this we would install a cavity wall membrane system to all walls and floors with a channel cut around the perimeter to take any running water away which may enter the rooms.
This type of treatment is required where external ground levels are higher than internal floor levels where walls are totally earth retaining, for example, within basements and cellars, subterranean vaulted areas that may be completely enclosed by earth or where adjacent structures or properties are constructed at different levels.
We are experienced in construction tanking systems for commercial and domestic clients.
Generally the difference between rising and penetrative damp is the height on the wall that it is occurring at. Rising damp will only occur up to a metre from the ground, Penetrating damp can occur anywhere but you’ll notice rising damp up to a metre from the floor.
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.
We are experienced in resolving issues of penetrating damp – contact us today for expert advice
We provide 10 Year Guarantees on Damp Proofing, Woodworm Treatments, Dry Rot Treatments, Structural Waterproofing Systems and Wall Tie Replacement. In addition to our Guarantees, for a small fee, Guarantees can be insurance backed the GPI (Guarantee Protection Insurance).
Drysafe is conveniently placed near Bideford in North Devon to enable us to efficiently undertake works throughout the whole of Devon and Cornwall.
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.
I read great reviews online about DrySafe and despite having to wait to get an appointment with them as they are so busy, they were well worth the wait. A great job was done on my woodworm by two hardworking gents. They worked hard without breaks, had a great sense of humour and left my home immaculate by clearing up after themselves. Despite numerous trips to their van they repeatedly took their footwear on/off. I would definitely recommend them and would not hesitate to have them back to do further work.
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.