If your property is prone to rising damp and rot, our team at Bentley Builders will undertake effective treatments and install solutions for effective damp proofing at properties in Dover, Folkestone, Deal, Canterbury, Ashford, Margate and Kent.
Our Sovereign approved contractors are fully qualified to handle building and construction chemical products, in addition to fitting damp proofing courses like tanking.
All our services comply with the industry standards of quality and safety.
The integrity of your Dover, Folkestone, Deal, Canterbury, Ashford, Margate or Kent property can be susceptible to dry rot and rising damp, which affects the timber components that make up the floors and walls of your basement. Properties with poor drainage, floors below the height of the water table or areas liable to flooding from excessive rainfall are mostly at risk. Over time, moisture ingress can weaken the foundations of the building and lead to structural collapse, depending on the level of deterioration.
To prevent damp and alleviate any problems associated with rot, such as woodworm infestations, damp proofing methods are implemented by our highly-skilled team. Domestic and commercial clients can be assured that our Sovereign approved contractors, who have been trained to meet the industry leading standards, are experienced in identifying damp-related issues and how to resolve them.
There are clear signs of rising damp that Dover, Folkestone, Deal, Canterbury, Ashford, Margate and Kent clients can look out for. Recognising these symptoms will limit long-term damage, which is especially useful at older properties.
Firstly, our team will assess the damage and extent of damp proofing needed, which can involve replacing decayed or infected structural components, like floorboards or beams.
We will survey your Dover, Folkestone, Deal, Canterbury, Ashford, Margate or Kent property to ascertain the source of the dry rot and complete the following steps in a safe and efficient manner.
Internal cavity drain membranes (Type C) are one of the most effective damp proofing installations for tanking your Dover, Folkestone, Deal, Canterbury, Ashford, Margate or Kent property.
Damp proofing membranes extract water ingress in the following way:
Alternatively, tanking slurry, which is a powder mixed with water, can be applied to walls and flooring, which acts like a waterproof sealant.