Leading damp proofing, woodworm & dry rot specialists
Kenwood PLC are expert damp proofing specialists who work across the South East of England. They also specialise in Basement Waterproofing, Condensation Control, Dry rot and Woodworm infestation alongside other damp treatment and repairs. This ensures your property is protected at all times. As the market leading damp specialist experts, they provide you with a damp treatment tailored to your home. With over 3,000 jobs finished and 30 years experience customers can have confidence in their reputation.
Comprehensive Range Of Damp Treatments
If you are concerned about a property that you’re thinking about buying, renovating a building or fixing a damp wall in a property that you own or let out, Kenwood PLC can assist. We offer a comprehensive range of damp proofing treatments and our reliable damp specialist service is certain to get the job done. We also offer damp proofing London treatments and tanking and waterproofing solutions for new and existing basements. Our services include:
- DAMP PROOFING
- BASEMENT TANKING
- STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING
- SPECIALIST REPLASTERING
- DRY ROT & WET ROT SOLUTIONS
- WOODWORM TREATMENT SERVICES
- CONDESATION CONTROL
Rising Damp can develop within walls due to the lack of an effective damp proof course or the omission of damp proofing during earlier construction or renovation.
There are many ways in which rising damp may be found in a property. Rising damp may be found during a Building Survey, by tests carried out to the base of the damp walls, however in more severe cases where damp has been left untreated for prolonged periods of time, visible damp patches may appear, along with hygroscopic salts on the surface of the walls.
Effective damp proofing treatment requires removal of the wall plaster to approximately one metre or higher (depending on the salts within the masonry and several other factors). In addition to this, installation of a new damp proof course within the damp walls will help to provide protection for the property.
Damp Proofing Walls
How is a damp proof course installed? Damp proofing course requires two key elements. It is important to get the damp proof course right the first time to avoid worsening the situation and additional costs and reinstallation at a later date. You can speak to a Kenwood damp proofing expert about installation, but this is the basic process. First, you must install a damp proof course by pattern, drilling the masonry at the base of the damp walls and injecting a specially formulated solution of Kenwood siliconate injection fluid or Kenwood DPC cream, until the entire depth is fully impregnated.
Kenwood PLC’s injection process when damp proofing walls, is low odour and cures within the masonry wall to form an impervious barrier to rising dampness, which prevents moisture rising from the ground into the treated walls. Adjacent abutting walls are isolated using a vertical damp proof course as part of the damp proofing treatment. Used in conjunction with our specialist waterproof rendering system this provides a reliable and cost-effective method of treatment to ensure damp walls are no longer an issue in your home.
The new damp proof course within the damp walls will prevent moisture rising and the masonry will begin to dry out. However, due to the effects of ground salts, the damp walls will not dry out fully unless the existing plaster is removed and replaced using a salt retardant render, such as Kenwood’s Premix Waterproof Rendering System.
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