If your London based property has signs of damp on its internal or external walls, the first thing to do is to identify the cause of the problem. Many people are not aware, but living in a property that has damp, can also affect your health. Mould and dampness in your home can be quite…Details
The team at London Damp Company has been protecting homes from damp in London for the last twenty years. We’re experienced surveyors and builders with a meticulous approach and a craftsman’s attention to detail.
Here you will find on our blogs page some of the latest news on damp proofing, waterproofing and condensation. Within our blogs, you will find various hints and tips on how to prevent damp in your London home, and how London Damp Company can help you if you require some expert damp advice.
Backed by the latest innovations in damp proofing technology, we pride ourselves in offering competitively priced and cost-effective solutions to your problems with rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation and wood rot.
The team at London Damp Company have been surveying and damp proofing for over 20 years and have practically experimented nearly every possible damp cure treatment over this time. As a damp proofing specialist, we needed to understand how moisture works to be able to guarantee that I could get rid of damp. Before it…Details
Roofing Check your roof: To avoid winter leaks, get an expert to check for broken, missing or slipped tiles. One of the most common sources of leaks, are ridge tiles that have come apart, allowing water to seep through. Another key place a specialist will look at is the flashing round chimney stacks, as they…Details
We have some pretty severe winter weather in the UK, and every year it seems to get worse – more rain, more wind, more frost and floods. Our properties, especially the older Victorian, Edwardian, or Georgian London homes, weren’t built with these conditions in mind, and therefore can suffer terribly throughout the darker months. In…Details
Basement extensions have become very popular in the last five years. So-called ‘iceberg homes’–with hidden basements that have been extended to create subterranean living spaces and even swimming pools—are a trend driven by the scarcity of land in London. At London Damp Company we wholeheartedly encourage you to make the most of the space you…Details
Flooding is headline news at the moment, and has been for a distressing length of time. The effects are devastating to both property and lives. That’s why we’re offering you this guide on the steps to flood recovery. We hope you won’t need it, but if you live in a flood risk area like south…Details
It’s well and truly winter, time for some Londoners to start thinking of a trip to Venice. In February it’s time for the annual carnival, which is a nice way to stave off the seasonal chill. But before that, the city is quieter and less crowded, and you’ll pretty much have it to yourself. Be…Details
Over the last 10 years there has been a widespread campaign, led by the government, to raise awareness about household energy efficiency. A cornerstone of this campaign is promoting ways to insulate the home and reduce heating bills. With the greatest domestic heat loss being through your walls, cavity wall insulation is actively encouraged through…Details
When you think of damp, you probably think of wet patches on your walls caused by penetrating damp, or the telltale salty tidemark of rising damp caused by groundwater wicking up from the bottom of the wall. Chimney damp is less well known, so you probably won’t recognise it even when you have it. But…Details
A cellar can be a versatile room, giving you extra storage space or an extra bedroom or living room. However, cellars frequently have problems with damp, especially if they’re situated on a flood plain, as are so many houses in West London. Cellar damp is a common problem in London homes, but with basement tanking…Details