09 Jun Do You Have Damp Problems?
Are you experiencing damp problems in your property? If so, you need to call in the experts now by phoning Prokil on 01202 515566. Caused by unwanted moisture, damp will cause havoc inside any property if left unchecked. With our affordable rates, rapid fast response times and professional service, we’ll rid your home or commercial property of damp in no time at all.
Take care of your damp problem today
A common issue that affects many properties across the country, damp problems are a result of several underlying causes. These causes include poor property maintenance; sub-standard materials or building work and a missing, bridged or damaged damp proof course to name just a few. Here at Prokil, our team possess a wealth of experience and knowledge. Whatever the problem is, we’ll get to the bottom of it quickly and efficiently.
If allowed to continue, your damp problem will only get worse leading to a potential infestation of both wet and dry rot. Both represent a serious issue that can severely impact the structural integrity of your home. So, if you’ve discovered that your home or business has damp problems, don’t delay, and call Prokil today.
How can Prokil help?
When you call up Prokil to declare your damp problem, we will arrange a time to visit your property that is convenient for you. We recognise that time is of the essence which is why our team will always work in a way that is both quick and efficient. To start with, we will supply you with a survey. Often, damp will spread out from the initial source making it tough to track down.
Our in-depth survey will leave nothing to chance. You can trust our trained surveyors to root out the cause of your damp problems and to recommend a cost-effective solution quickly. Only a trained surveyor supplied by Prokil will be able to correctly diagnose your damp issues. You can learn more about the types of damp that can affect your home below.
A penetrating damp problem is often caused by structural issues or defects. These can be a result of poor building maintenance or sub-standard building work/ use of shoddy materials. Such issues can include porous brickwork, defective pointing, joints and seals, leaking gutters and downpipes. In many cases, the damp is able to move around the building making it tough to track down – but not for the experts at Prokil!
Another cause that we often see is where the damp proof course is lower than the ground level outside. In either instance, water will leak directly through the walls leading to a range of damp problems that include:
- Spoiled interior plasterwork
- Persistent damp patches
- Mould growth
- Musty smells
- Damaged timber
- Wet and dry rot
If your damp problem is related to rising damp, the chances are that your damp proof course (DPC) is damaged, bridged or missing entirely. Where the porous mortar joints are left unprotected, water will be able to seep through the masonry by up to a metre. This will result in tide marks forming across the lower parts of your walls.
Solutions for your damp problems
The solutions that we provide will differ depending on the type of damp that has invaded your property. For penetrating damp, we will seek to remedy any structural issues or defects to prevent further unwanted moisture from making its way inside. In the case of rising damp, our team will chemically inject a brand new DPC into your cavity wall.
Our DPC treatments are carried out with minimal fuss and won’t turn your property into a building site. The DPC will spread out into the cavity space quickly before solidifying to create an impenetrable barrier. Once your damp problems have been addressed, our Prokil team will put right any damage and replace any affected timbers, leaving everything as good as new.
Why should you choose Prokil?
With more than 50 years of experience, it is little wonder that Prokil is regarded as the leading damp and timber preservation specialist in the South of England. As a name that you can trust, we are committed to providing effective solutions and a swift implementation. Having been featured in At Home Magazine, we are among the leading choices for properties affected by damp problems.
In fact, such is our reputation that we are the preferred choice for many local and regional property agents. As members of the Property Care Association, our team undergo extensive training to ensure that you receive the best service around. As a result of this, Prokil have been officially endorsed by TrustMark. As well as tackling your damp problem, we also provide other services such as:
- Structural waterproofing
- Cavity wall ties
- Timber replacement
- Woodworm treatment
- Sub-floor ventilation
- Type ‘C’ systems and more
Our passionate and dedicated team always strive to provide our customers with fantastic value for money. With our prices as competitive as they are, our services won’t cost you a fortune. Plus, we are so confident in our workmanship that we even supply guarantees on all damp proof course injections.
So, if you’re looking for a fast, efficient and outstanding service, look no further than Prokil.
“Honest, professional people. Highly recommend. The guy was on time and full of knowledge, explained it all really well. We don’t need any damp proof work at the moment but if we do i will certainly be using these guys.”
Call Prokil today on 01202 515566 and let our talented team take care of your damp problems for you.