Damp Proofing Westminster
Westminster is a fantastic area of Central London with a huge influx of tourists every day and hundreds of commercial buildings to cater for them! On the bank of the Thames, this area of Central London is home to major London landmarks including Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Palace.
Not only is this area a huge hub for tourists, it also has a large domestic area with lots of Victorian houses. These develop damp and condensation problems more frequently than newer builds. Due to this rich architectural history, damp proofing Westminster is a large part of our work in Central London.
London Damp Specialists have over thirty years experience damp proofing Westminster and Central London, making us the perfect choice for the damp and remedial treatments your property requires.
Damp Proofing Services
London Damp Specialists offer remedial treatments of all varieties, providing a whole host of different solutions for damp and moisture problems. We are happy to bring our services to any type of home, property or building in Westminster.
30 Year Guarantee
We know that we offer the best damp proofing in Westminster, but you don’t have to take our word for it. So that you feel as confident in us as we do, we offer a 30 year guarantee on all our damp proofing Westminster work.
Damp Proofing Treatments
Our range of remedial and damp proofing treatments include solutions for:
Rising damp is caused when moisture infiltrates a building from the base of a wall, usually due to contact with the damp ground. It is the most common of the two types of damp and can be solved with damp treatment from London Damp Specialists.
You can recognise damp on your wall in a number of different ways. Often, a large discoloured area can be seen or a ‘tideline’ where the damp has risen up the wall, accompanied with yellow/brown stains. Other times, wallpaper can peel or wrinkle, and plaster can appear damaged.
Penetrating damp is the second variety of damp that affects homes in Westminster. It is most commonly seen in walls that are earth retaining — surrounded by earth — such as in cellars and basements. Rather than moisture being pulled up from the base of a wall, it is instead pulled in from the area surrounding the wall. The material then soaks up the moisture, spreading the problem through the entire material and into neighbouring walls.
Westminster has a high proportion of old buildings in comparison to other London boroughs.
Victorian Houses & Properties
The Victorian era was between 1837 and the very beginning of 1901, in which time a huge number of houses were built in Westminster, catering to the ever-growing population. Today, many of these are still used as housing, but a large number are also used as commercial properties.
Buildings at this time were built for 19th century lifestyles. The way we live our lives in the 21st century generates more moisture than these houses can cope with, creating problems with condensation.
As houses age, cracks and holes inevitably form in the brickwork. These create capillaries which draw moisture into the material of the building, leading to damp. It means that Georgian homes in Westminster often face problems that require damp proofing. We are experts at providing damp treatment and lasting solutions to moisture ingress.
Listed buildings are buildings of historical significance, usually due to their age. It means that listed buildings often have many of the problems associated with old properties. As they age, a property’s protection against moisture deteriorates. Older buildings are far more susceptible to damp, rot and condensation problems.
London Damp Specialists have the expertise to handle damp proofing problems in listed buildings. Simply get in touch for a survey of your building, whether it’s a private or commercial property.
Damp Proofing Westminster
If you’re in the Westminster area and need a damp proofing expert, get in touch with London Damp Specialists. We would love to chat with you and offer a free survey of your property. We can diagnose the exact cause of your damp problem and propose an effective solution.