Timberwise are the leading experts in damp proofing, waterproofing and dry rot treatment in Fareham. Our team are highly skilled with a lot of experience in the property care industry with many of our surveyors having a CRST and CSSW qualification.
This will give you the peace of mind that your property is in good hands. Our Fareham branch covers other areas in the South East such as in Southampton, Portsmouth, Chichester, Winchester and Hampshire to name a few places.
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Timberwise (UK) Ltd
24 Shore Road
Tel: 01329 339 176
Property Care and Preservation Services in Fareham
Fareham is a market town that based at the north-west of Portsmouth Harbour and was historically known for manufacturing bricks which was used to build the Royal Albert Hall in London. The main employers for Fareham is a shopping centre and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.
The region has quite a mild climate with warm summer months and cool periods of rainfall. The rainfall, however, is slightly higher than the average across the United Kingdom. Fareham has had periods of severe flooding in the past due to extreme weather storms. This can lead to damp problems occurring such as penetrating damp.
Types of Damp Affecting your Property
There are three forms of damp that can affect your home and these are: rising damp, condensation and penetrating damp. By identifying the cause of the damp problem is important in solving the issue and preventing further serious damage in the future.
Condensation is the most common of the damp issues and can affect both residential and commercial properties. This form of damp occurs due to day to day activities such as dry clothes inside and cooking. This is due to the warm moisture content not being ventilated out of the property. The air will then will land onto a cold surface such as internal walls or windows.
In order to treat condensation, you will need to improve the ventilation and control the levels of humidity. To provide good constant air flow in the property is the addition of trickle vents or a positive pressure unit. To improve the levels the humidity in your home using extractor fans in both bathrooms and kitchens.
Rising damp is a common problem among older housing. Many older buildings weren’t not built with a damp proof course in place. Without having a damp proof course will mean that moisture from the ground will be absorbed from the bricks and rise up to a metre high. The moisture will then transform into salts and in time these salts will then be visible on the wall.
Treating rising damp can be achieved through the installation of a chemical damp proof course. This form of damp treatment will be drilled into the wall at the correct height and this will then suppress the water from rising. All the plasterwork that has been contaminated will need to be removed and remedial plastering will need to be used to stop the salts cause damaging on internal decoration.
Penetrating damp is the form of moisture entering through the wall. Just like rising damp, this can affect older housing that are built without a cavity or there is poor building maintenance e.g. faulty guttering. Penetrating damp is a difficult damp problem to diagnose so we recommend that you contact a qualified surveyor to inspect your damp issue.
Need a Damp Proofing Specialist in Fareham?
Our team in Fareham are highly experienced damp specialists who provide every aspect of moisture and damp problems in your property. You can be assured that we will provide a first class service on all of our work.
We are a Which? Trusted Company accredited and are members of the PCA (Property Care Association) meaning that our team provides the best quality of service to all of our customers at all times. Check our rave reviews from real customers on how our work was carried out on their property by clicking through to the Reviews.co.uk site .
We provide long-term guarantees on all of our work and provide services for both residential and commercial customers. With our long term guarantees on all remedial treatments, you can have the piece of mind that your property is covered.
If you are needing information about our timber treatment, flood restoration or damp proofing services in Fareham then get in touch with our South West team today on 01329 339 176. If you would like for a surveyor to inspect your property then arrange by clicking the button below.