Damp proofing in Oxford

Look no further than Preservation Specialist Treatments. We offer a range of wood preservation services in Oxford, from damp proofing to timber treatments.

Our damp proofing services are available for builders, surveyors and architects as well as for domestic customers throughout Oxford and Reading. With 20 years of experience in the industry and as members of CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) and Construction Line, we have the knowledge and skills required to provide you with a safe and effective damp proofing treatment in Oxford.

Rising Damp?

Rising damp is a common problem across the UK. It is the process of dampness in the ground rising up through the structure of a building.

The way to stop or prevent rising damp is to damp proof your property.

Left untreated rising damp can destroy decorative finishings such as paintwork and soft furnishings, it can also do more significant damage destroying woodwork and plaster, and ultimately affecting the structural integrity of a building.

So what is damp proofing?

Damp problems are one of the most common problems encountered in homes.

So how is it treated with damp proofing?

Very simply damp proofing is when moisture control barriers are established near the bottom of a structure (usually in the walls or flooring) to prevent moisture rising any further past that point and into interior spaces.

What are the signs and effects of rising damp?

damp patches on walls

tide marks and discolouration of internal decorations

degradation of wall plastering

increased heat loss from property

weakening of the fabric or structure of the building

fungal growth in timber

Get your free damp proofing survey

Before we can say how much any work on your property will cost we will have to take a survey of your property to assess the amount of work needed.

The initial survey will be completely free of charge and once we have finished we will offer you a free no obligation quote for the proposed work.

If you're interested in having us give your property a free site survey call us now on 0186 573 5555 or send us a message via the contact form.

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