Pimlico is a small area in central London, within the city of Westminster. It is full of beautiful residential housing, from 18th century terrace houses to the famous Dolphin Square apartments – as well as over 350 listed buildings. If you’re looking for professional and reliable damp proofing in Pimlico, choose London Damp Specialists. We are experienced in damp proofing homes and commercial properties as well as old buildings.
Our past clients include Boots, Nandos, Lloyds TSB and many more private homeowners. We have the experience to offer damp proofing to extremely old, listed buildings too – which is especially useful when working in Pimlico!
If you’re a homeowner, landlord or commercial property owner looking for damp proofing expertise, get in touch. We provide a free damp survey to Pimlico customers and our damp proofing has a thirty year guarantee.
It tends to be that the older a property is, the more likely it is to suffer from the effects of damp. With Pimlico properties ranging from the 18th century through to the 1960s, so many of these beautiful buildings are in need of care.
These buildings weren’t built to cater for our modern day lifestyles. With tumble dryers, electric kettles and hot showers, buildings are more susceptible to damp, condensation and other remedial problems.
Rising damp is the most common form of damp, affecting homes throughout Pimlico and central London. This describes moisture ingress that is drawn up from the ground beneath the property. Cracks and capillaries present in the wall (which only increase as the brick ages) draw the water higher into the material.
London Damp Specialists’ Pimlico damp proofing services eradicate rising damp. Our technicians identity the source and commence on a highly effective damp proofing course.
Penetrating damp is the second form of damp that affects homes and other properties. If you have spotted damp in your upper-floor apartment or flat, it is more likely that you’re suffering from penetrating damp. It is also common in basements and cellars, but can be found in a wide variety of homes.
Unlike rising damp, penetrating damp is not caused from moisture beneath the affected wall, but from moisture that surrounds the wall. With basements, this will be from the earth surrounding the walls. With other walls, it could be caused from leaks, damaged guttering or damaged window sills. If your wall is in frequent contact with water, it could lead to penetrating damp.
Our damp proofing effectively combats and protects against penetrating damp. If you suspect penetrating damp, or aren’t sure which kind of damp you have, get in touch with London Damp Specialists.
Condensation is one of the most common problems in modern housing and can lead to an environment that is unhealthy for occupants. Many people mistake condensation for damp, but our experts can provide a thorough and effective survey that will identity the cause of remedial problems you’ve spotted.
Condensation occurs most commonly in the winter. When warm air comes into contact with cold surface, such as a window, water vapour condenses into water droplets. It can even occur on walls – you may have seen it if you’ve boiled a kettle near a wall and seen the steam condense on the surface. If the house remains warm, natural water vapour in the air – creating from daily life such as showers, drying clothes, washing the dishes – is prevented from condensing. If, however, the house doesn’t get warm enough, condensation will frequently sit on walls. Overtime, it penetrates the surfaces and causes damp and mould.
We have a range of condensation solutions including control units, ventilation systems and dehumidifying systems. Get in touch with our experts today and book a free survey.
Damp Proofing Pimlico
If you’re looking for effective damp proofing in Pimlico, then get in touch with us today. We are experienced experts who can provide damp proofing that works.