Blackpool damp proofing expert
Are you struggling to find a local, trusted, Blackpool damp proofing contractor? Did you know that RTC are the only fully qualified damp proofing and rising damp expert here in Blackpool?
Over the years, we’ve gained an invaluable reputation for being a trusted and experienced damp proofing repair and waterproofing contractor. Homeowners and businesses alike, rely on our expertise and knowledge to rectify property damp issues.
Book a survey today with your local Blackpool damp proofing expert
If left unaddressed, damp can damage the structural integrity of your property and start to affect your health. It can cause steel to rust and fungi to attack wood, as well as produce growth of mould and mildew.
RTC has been preserving buildings throughout Blackpool and Lancashire since 1990 and has a vast amount of experience at working on every type of property. From small flats, to large corporate projects, such as stores, banks, public buildings and restaurants. We have the right solutions and products, whatever the damp problem.
Because of our extensive experience, our damp proofing experts have been featured on the BBC’s SOS Big Build and worked with councils and local government organisations to help remedy damp problems you may be experiencing.
Qualified damp proofing technicians
Being the only accredited contractor specialised in carrying out repairs to properties suffering from damp problems, here at RTC, we have fully qualified and expertly trained technicians. All our damp proofing technicians either hold, or are working towards, an NVQ and PCA QT qualification, along with having extensive training by our surveyors, who have over 70 years combined experience between them. Choose RTC and we will ensure your properties’ damp problems are eradicated once and for all.
Property damp problems
Damp on internal walls looks unsightly and can cause damage to wallpaper, decorative features and plasterwork. Hygroscopic salts are present in rising damp and this can seep into plaster, leading to walls becoming damp due to humidity, even when conditions outside are dry.
We all know damp can be a serious problem, especially if left untreated. The moisture will eventually cause extensive structural problems such as timber decay, not to mention heat loss. It is much better to fix the problem as soon as possible, rather than leave it too late, which could eventually lead to very costly damp proofing repairs.
What causes damp?
There are many factors to take into consideration when investigating a properties damp problem. There could be no damp proof course present, failure of the existing damp proof course, penetrating damp from external defects, condensation, and incorrect plasterwork and bridging caused by a change in heights of ground or internal floors, just to name a few.
Damp can also be caused by the buildings external guttering and rain water system. If there are any leaks, water will flow directly into brick and render, causing unprecedented damp problems, if not fixed.
Due to the sheer multitude causes of damp, it is almost impossible to know the cause without a comprehensive and accurate survey. Here at RTC, our surveys are thorough and will find the exact cause of the damp problem, to which we will then advise you on the repair work needed to eradicate and fix all the damp issues.
Why choose RTC
- Long established company, offering remedial solutions to our clients for over 30 years
- We are the only remedial company based on the Fylde Coast with fully qualified surveyors and technicians
- We are members of the industries governing body, the Property Care Association, (PCA/BWPDA) and are TrustMark registered (Government Endorsed Standards)
- We offer genuine long-term insurance backed guarantees through the Guarantee Protection Insurance Company (GPI)
- We hold all indemnity insurances, so you’re fully protected
- We are environmentally friendly and only use the safest products available
- We are members of the trading standards ‘Safe & Secure’ scheme
- We offer competitive quotations and we only carry out work that is required
Blackpool damp proofing
RTC is your local Blackpool, fully accredited and active members of the PCA Blackpool damp experts. No matter what damp problem your property may be experiencing, our surveyors and technicians are on hand to offer their expert advice.
Our approach to damp control and timber preservation starts with a survey, undertaken by one of our highly qualified surveyors. This in-depth survey allows us to develop an understanding of the underlying cause of any problems we identify.
We will then provide a written report by e-mail, setting out our conclusions and recommendations, including quotations where appropriate.
Blackpool areas we cover
We cover all areas of Blackpool & The Fylde Coast, from FY1 to FY8, so give us a call today. Book your damp survey and find out how we can help rid your property of further damp damage.
You’ll find our quotes extremely competitive for the high quality of work we carry out.
Frequently Asked Questions
Damp proofing is the process of making a structure waterproof or resistant to water. This can be done through the use of coatings, membranes, or other materials. Damp proofing is often used on basement walls and floors to prevent water from seeping in and causing damage.
There are many potential causes of dampness in Blackpool, with the most common cause being poor ventilation and/or insulation. If air is unable to circulate properly in a room, or if there is insufficient insulation, moisture can build up and lead to dampness. Other potential causes of dampness include leaks (from pipes, roofs, etc.), condensation (from cooking, washing, drying clothes, etc.) and rising damp (from ground moisture rising up through walls).
Damp proofing your home is one of the most important things you can do to protect it from the damaging effects of damp. Damp can cause all sorts of problems in your home, from structural damage, to mould and mildew, so it’s important to nip it in the bud as soon as you spot it. One of the best ways to damp proof your home is to have a damp proof course (DPC) installed.
Damp proofing is the process of making a structure waterproof or resistant to water. This can be done through the use of coatings, membranes, or other materials. Damp proofing is often used on buildings to prevent water damage, but, it can also be used on other structures such as bridges, tunnels and boats. There are many benefits to damp proofing. One of the most important is that it can help to prevent water damage.
Damp proofing is the process of making a building envelope or structure, waterproof or water-resistant, so that it can better withstand the effects of moisture. There are many different types of damp proofing, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The most common type of damp proofing is bituminous waterproofing. This type of damp proofing uses bitumen, a petroleum product, to create a waterproof barrier.
There are a number of effective methods of damp proofing that can be used to protect your home from the damaging effects of moisture. One of the most common and effective methods is the use of a damp proof course (DPC). This is a physical barrier that is installed into the fabric of the building, typically at the junction between the walls and the floor. The DPC prevents moisture from rising up through the walls and into the property, by providing a barrier that the moisture cannot penetrate.
The costs of damp proofing can vary depending on the severity of the problem and the size of the area that needs to be treated. For a small area, the cost might be as low as £200, however, for a large area, the cost could be £2000 or more. The cost will also depend on the type of damp proofing that is required.
Damp proofing can last for many years, however, it is important to regularly check for any signs of damp and to carry out any necessary repairs to ensure that the damp proofing is effective.
If you have dampness in your property, you should take action to remove the dampness and prevent it from returning. Dampness can cause health problems, so it is important to address the problem as soon as possible.
For any queries on damp proofing solutions, or to book a survey, please contact us.
Our staff will work closely with you from survey stage, right through to the successful completion of the contract.