If you need a damp proofing solution to protect your property and keep your family healthy, then the remedial specialists here at 1st Call Heritage are here to help. We are specialists in damp proofing Portsmouth. From tackling wet and dry rot to ridding buildings of woodworm, eradicating fungal decay, condensation control, and wall tie replacements, our capabilities are extensive. We’ve been helping customers for the last 26 years with building restoration and preservation services. 

We possess the necessary skills and expertise to perform market-leading remedial services with the view of protecting and maintaining the property. From timber preservation to damp proofing, from crack stitching to basement conversions, whatever is needed to keep your property warm and dry, count on us to do it. And with honest pricing on every job, you can trust that you’ll never pay over the odds for remedial services. 

To find out more, give 1st Call Heritage in Portsmouth a call now on 023 9266 9444 to request a survey. 

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The Importance of Damp Proofing Your Portsmouth Home

Living in the UK, we’re all accustomed to frequent and prolonged spells of cold and damp weather, which can affect properties without sufficient waterproofing. Mould, wet and dry rot, and woodworm are common in buildings throughout the country, and the primary cause is damp. If your damp proofing isn’t up to standard, moisture will find its way inside, compromising the timber structures, damaging furniture and belongings, and even impacting your health. 

The good news is that we at 1st Call Heritage are here to damp proof your home, keeping the damp at bay. Damp is often the result of factors that include: 

  • Sub-standard Property Maintenance 
  • Defective Wall Plaster 
  • Atmospheric Condensation 
  • Poor Building Construction 

Once damp takes hold, it’s difficult to get rid of. It’s unsightly, damaging, and unhealthy, especially if young children and elderly family members are present. So, if you suspect damp, it’s essential that you take steps immediately to remedy the situation. 

Every property is different, so we always begin with a survey. A survey will enable us to assess the type of problem you’re dealing with, the cause, and the extent. Once a survey has been carried out, you’ll be supplied with a report containing our findings and recommended course of action along with a FREE, no-obligation quote. 

If you decide to proceed, our Portsmouth damp proofing team will arrange a convenient date to begin the work. This will involve replacing any damaged timbers, treating any rot or woodworm, and installing a new damp proof course (DPC). We’ll also carry out works to address the cause, preventing the problem from recurring. Once we’re done, we’ll carry out any plastering reinstatement needed to refresh your walls and ceiling. 

To find out more about our damp proofing service, Portsmouth customers should get in touch today to speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable remedial specialists. 

Damp proofing specialist Portsmouth

1st Call Heritage Ltd and our Portsmouth damp proofing specialists proudly provide a wide range of damping services to Portsmouth and surrounding communities. We have many damp proof methods that can identify and prevent damp from damaging your property:
• Structural waterproofing
• Timber treatments
• Dry rot treatments
• Condensation solutions and condensation control
• Basement waterproofing
Protecting your home and your health is our top concern, and our well-armed team will administer the proper damping treatment to prevent or stop damping problems. If you spot any wood rot or see or smell mold, call 1st Call Heritage Ltd immediately.

Dry Rot/Wet Rot

Both dry rot and wet rot are types of timber decay that occur wherever damp is present and are highly destructive to timber structures. Wet rot is a type of timber decay that leads to cracking, softness, distortion, and porosity occurring within the wood. Wet rot doesn’t have the capacity to spread the way dry rot does, so it is usually easier and quicker to tackle. 

Dry rot is a fungal infection that invades and destroys the cellulose in structural timbers. It can spread laterally through the building, making it difficult to track back to the source. It poses a considerable threat to health and safety and so should be tackled as soon as possible. 

Our wet and dry rot treatments involve removing the affected timbers and treating the area with a powerful fungicide that impregnates deep into the wood. We’ll also take care of whatever may have caused the problem. Our wet and dry rot repairs come with a 20-25-year guarantee, so you can be sure your home will be protected. 

Woodworm Treatment

The name is somewhat of a misnomer as woodworm isn’t a type of worm at all. In fact, woodworm is a type of beetle that bores into timbers to lay its eggs. Once the eggs hatch, the larvae begin to digest the timber, in turn compromising its integrity. Signs of woodworm infestation include: 

  • Small Round Holes in the Timber 
  • Fine Dust Around the Edges 
  • Crumbling Edges 
  • Live or Dead Beetles 

Just like with wet and dry rot, woodworm is a sign that your waterproofing is insufficient. It is also an urgent problem that requires immediate attention. Fortunately, you’ve contacted 1st Call Heritage as our woodworm treatment services represent excellent value for money. 

We’ll remove any damaged timbers and apply a powerful insecticide that is designed to impregnate deep into the wood. This will eliminate both the beetles and the eggs and larvae buried inside the structure. We will also address the waterproofing issue that led to the problem. 

Cavity Wall Extraction

Cavity wall insulation is a cost-effective way to keep your home insulated. Unfortunately, cavity wall insulation can often cause more problems than it solves. This includes facilitating the transfer of damp and mould into the property. To eliminate this problem, the insulation must be removed, and that’s where our cavity wall extraction service comes into play. 

Our Portsmouth damp proofing specialists can remove your old cavity wall insulation quickly and with minimal disruption caused to you. We can then install a suitable damp proof course and a modern insulation alternative that will not only keep damp at bay but insulate your home more efficiently than before. To learn more about this service or to request a survey of your property, call our team now. 

We are the Best Damp Proofing Specialists in Portsmouth? 

Established in 1995, 1st Call Heritage has been providing residents throughout Portsmouth with unbeatable damp proofing services for more than a quarter of a century. We’ve quickly become the most sought-after remedial contractor throughout the Hampshire and West Sussex areas. 

We’re an independent business that’s committed to providing the best value for money and an array of waterproofing and property maintenance services. From tackling damp to restoring a building’s structural integrity, our goal is the restoration and preservation of buildings throughout Portsmouth and beyond. We work with both modern and old and listed buildings, protecting buildings most at risk. 

We employ tried and tested methods and only use the safest and most effective products in our work. Our mission is simple – to provide damp proofing services that fulfil the requirements of all domestic and commercial clients. To learn more, you need only contact our team using the details below. 

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If your property has become inundated with damp and mold, the choice should now be clear – for unbeatable damp proofing solutions, contact 1st Call Heritage today. Our years of experience have equipped us to provide solutions, including damp proofing, rot treatment, woodworm treatment, condensation control, etc. Our comprehensive property restoration and preservation services ensure a healthy living environment for all. 

Since 1995, we’ve quickly become the go-to remedial specialists, so if you need someone to damp proof your property, you’ve come to the right place. We can protect your home and even tackle mould, wet rot, and dry rot should they have taken hold as a result. You’re in good hands with 1st Call Heritage. So, to get started, call our Portsmouth damp proofing team today on 023 9266 9444 to request a survey.  

Alternatively, you can get in touch by filling out our online contact form or emailing info@1stcallheritageltd.co.uk, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. 

Rising Damp

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Woodworm Treatment

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Basement Conversions

Wall Tie Replacement