Do you have an issue with rising damp in your property? Have you been searching for a team that can carry out damp proofing measures to rectify these damp issues? If so, you have certainly come to the right place, as we at 1st Call Heritage Ltd are the premier team for rising damp in Hampshire.

We have been carrying out effective and affordable damp treatments for many years now, working on a variety of building types. Whether the damp is in the early stages or has set in, we will be able to assist. To find out more, simply call our team today on 01243 379295.

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Professional and Reliable Damp Proofing Services Throughout Hampshire

When it comes to getting damp proofing solutions for the damp issues in your property in Hampshire, you will want to make sure you are hiring the premier team for the job. After all, damp can be destructive and very difficult to get rid of once it has set in, so only a professional team will be able to effectively assist you. It is for this reason that so many clients turn to us at 1st Call Heritage Ltd, as we are the go-to team for any damp proofing service in Hampshire.

Damp is one of the most common issues in households across the UK, and it can be caused by many different factors, especially in older properties. From poor property maintenance and defective wall plaster to atmospheric condensation, which can even affect the surrounding air, there are a range of factors that could lead to damp setting into your property. Once damp has set into your property, it can be very difficult to eradicate, and it can lead to a whole host of issues for you and your property if proper damp proofing isn’t carried out.

Many people think damp is simply unsightly, creating discolouration on the affected walls. However, it can be destructive to the property, especially the structural integrity of the building itself. Plus, it can also impact on the health of those living in the building, especially the elderly and young children. This is why it is important to have effective damp proofing carried out at the first signs of rising damp in your Hampshire property.

Here at 1st Call Heritage Ltd, we provide professional and reliable damp proofing services throughout Hampshire. Regardless of where the damp is located or how extensive it is, we will have a solution to damp proof your property. There are a variety of treatments we can carry out, depending on your requirements and the damp in your property. Simply get in touch with our expert team to discuss your requirements further and we will offer helpful advice.

Comprehensive Rising Damp Treatments with 1st Call Heritage Ltd

Before we discuss the treatments for rising damp, we first need to explain when you will need rising damp treatment carried out. It is important to know that rising damp can only occur if a previous damp proofing course failed, is broken, or missing. This allows groundwater to enter the property via something called capillary action, where it rises up the wall. However, if your damp proofing course is still intact, then the cause of the damp issue will be related to something else, such as condensation, and a different treatment will be required.

So, before we suggest installing a rising damp treatment, we will first need to survey the area in question to fully understand where the damp is coming from. If we find it is in fact rising damp, we can then suggest a variety of treatment methods depending on the location and severity of the damp.

One such treatment is to install a remedial damp proof course. This involves drilling holes to a pre-determined depth into the brick or mortar of your walls, at the correct level and spacing. We will then inject a high concentration Dryzone DPC cream solution into the holes. This is a water based silicone damp proofing cream and it will restrict the movement of water through capillary action, stopping damp from rising up the walls.

Another treatment we can consider is replacing or repairing the damp proof membrane. This isn’t always necessary, but it can be used alongside the damp proofing injection. Immediately after the injection, we can install the new damp proofing membrane, and this will separate any new plaster from the existing salts and contaminants on the walls.

Another step in the treatment process for rising damp is re-plastering the walls after the treatment has been carried out. In order to inject the cream into the walls, we need to strip the plaster, which will remove any salt or contaminants. After the treatment has dried, we will re-plaster the walls, using a salt proof plaster on the brickwork and a skim plaster on top of that. This can then be re-decorated how you like.

Here at 1st Call Heritage, we can carry out damp proofing treatments on both internal and external walls. For internal walls, we will need to lift any skirting boards around the affected area and remove any plaster that has been contaminated. We can then begin the damp proofing process listed above, with injections and re-plastering.

For external walls, rising damp issues can be caused by factors such as elevated ground levels obscuring the damp proofing course. This can include soil covering the damp proof course and the issue can be solved by removing excess soil. However, if a more permanent factor has affected the damp proof course, you will need a solution that can adapt to your property. In these cases, we will survey the area and advise you on the best remedy for the rising damp issue.

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About 1st Call Heritage Ltd

Here at 1st Call Heritage Ltd, we are property preservation specialists along the South Coast of England. We are a local business that offers a professional level of service, and we provide a comprehensive range of services to keep your home or building warm, safe, and structurally sound. Our team take immense pride in the service they provide, ensuring you receive a fully bespoke service, as we know that no two requests will ever be the same.

First established back in 1995, we have been providing our range of comprehensive services for the local community for many years now. We offer unparalleled property maintenance services. Our passion for top-quality workmanship and our dedication to complete customer satisfaction has made us the number one company for property preservation services. In fact, we have become one of the most trusted contractors for property maintenance and preservation throughout West Sussex and Hampshire.

Over the years of operation, we have had the privilege to work on a wide range of old and listed buildings throughout the South of England. Old and listed buildings are particularly susceptible to damp and other issues which can weaken the structural integrity, but this is where our expert services come in. We are experienced, fully qualified, and highly skilled contractors that are dedicated to protecting and preserving old and listed buildings, those that are more at risk when neglected. We only ever use the very best quality materials and the most effective techniques in these services, working to maintain, repair, and preserve both domestic and commercial properties.

Our mission at 1st Call Heritage Ltd is to provide residents and business across West Sussex and Hampshire with exceptional property maintenance services, all for an affordable and honest price. We strive to protect local homes, offices, and listed buildings from falling into disrepair and becoming unsafe, uncomfortable, or losing their value.

Why Choose 1st Call Heritage Ltd?

When you have issues with rising damp in Hampshire, you will be searching for a company to help you eradicate the damp. You may have come across multiple companies in the Hampshire area that can help, so you will be wondering why you should choose 1st Call Heritage Ltd over any other company. Well, we are here to explain why we are the premier team to handle your rising damp issues in Hampshire.

1st Call Heritage Ltd has been established since 1995, so we have been providing damp proofing services for over a quarter of a century. We have built up a wealth of expertise and knowledge in this time, which enables us to provide a first-class service for every client. Regardless of the severity or location of your rising damp issue, we will know how to proceed with a damp proofing course, as we have handled it all before. In the years we have been operating, we have worked on numerous types of building, fixing numerous damp related issues, providing us with the expertise to proceed with any request with confidence.

All of our services, including those for rising damp in Hampshire, are made bespoke to your requirements and individual property. We know that no two requests will ever be the same, as no two properties are the same. Damp affects every property in a different way, and there are different levels of damp ingress too. All of this requires a bespoke approach, ensuring we are treating the exact issue affecting your individual property.

Additionally, all of our services come with a 20 – 25 year guarantee, which ensures we are there for you long after the service is complete. Our expert team are on hand to assist even after we have completed the service and left your property, so should anything go wrong with the damp proof course we install, you are covered.

We also offer free, no obligation quotes across our damp proofing services. If you are unsure whether your property requires our assistance, simply reach out for a comprehensive property survey. We can assess your property and advise you as to whether you require treatment. If treatment is needed, we will list all the costs upfront, with no obligation to commit to our service.

Property Preservation Specialists Along the South Coast

Here at 1st Call Heritage Ltd, we are property preservation specialists along the South Coast of England, working predominantly in West Sussex and Hampshire. We are a company that takes immense pride in our work and offers a professional level of service for every client. As a local business, we offer a wide range of comprehensive services to keep your building or home warn, safe, and structurally sound for decades to come.

As your property preservation specialists, we provide our services bespoke to your individual property and your requirements. We know that each client will have different requirements, as each property and case of damp will be different. As such, we will always survey the property before any work is carried out, ensuring we know exactly what the issue is and how best to rectify it. Any treatment we carry out will be bespoke to the results of your survey, taking factors such as the property and location of damp into account.

Here at 1st Call Heritage Ltd, we aim to provide both businesses and residents in West Sussex and Hampshire with exceptional property maintenance and property preservation services. We offer our comprehensive range of services for an honest and affordable price, ensuring we can meet any budget requirements. We strive to protect your homes, offices, and even listed buildings from falling into disrepair and becoming unsafe through the use of our comprehensive services.

As the premier property preservation specialists along the South Coast, we can take on any project and effectively handle it. We are skilled and experienced enough to take on the larger and high demand jobs, completing them to the highest of standard both on time and within budget. However, we can also take on the smaller jobs, offering a personal and bespoke service with a high standard of result. As such, regardless of your exact requirements or property, if you have issues with rising damp in Hampshire, our team are on hand to assist.

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If you believe that your property is suffering from rising damp, you will need a professional team to come out and confirm it before any work can be carried out. There are many types of damp that can affect properties, and the signs and symptoms can look very similar to the untrained eye, some are obvious, such as black mould, others less so. This is why you always need to have a survey carried out to determine it is rising damp affecting your property, as the damp treatments can differ depending on the issue we are dealing with. This is highly recommended.

Here at 1st Call Heritage Ltd, we know that every property is different and that there are many causes of damp. We will go out of our way to create a damp proofing solution that is bespoke to your individual property, budget, and timeframe, but in order to do so, we need to know exactly what we are dealing with. This is why we provide thorough surveys for our clients, ensuring we collect all the information before suggesting treatments.

With our top-quality property survey services, one of our expert team members will arrive at your property to carry out a thorough survey of your home, office, or building to assess the risk of damp. We are extremely comprehensive during this survey, ensuring every aspect of the property is surveyed so we know what type of damp we are dealing with, where it is located, and how extensive it is.

Once we have finished the inspection and gathered all the information we need, we can provide you with specialist and impartial advice on how best to rectify the damp issue. Our surveys are comprehensive so simply reaching out to see if your property is suffering from rising damp. We will provide you with a quote for the damp proofing treatment we feel needs to be carried out, and this quote will list all costs upfront. You will never have to worry about hidden costs with 1st Call Heritage Ltd, as we aim to be honest and transparent with pricing.

Bespoke Building Preservation Services

Additional Services We Offer

We want to make sure we can cater to any client’s requirements here at 1st Call Heritage Ltd, which is why we offer bespoke building preservation services.

Every service we offer will be tailored to your individual property and exact requirements. So, if you require treatment for rising damp in Hampshire, we will tailor the service to the severity of the damp and where it is located in your property.

At 1st Call Heritage Ltd, we are property preservation specialists in Hampshire. As such, we can provide more than just rising damp treatments for our clients. We can also provide a wide range of other property preservation services, including:

  • Dry Rot/Wet Rot
  • Woodworm Treatment
  • Cavity Wall Extraction
  • Basement Conversions
  • Wall Tie Replacement

Dry rot and wet rot can be a destructive and costly problem for any property owner, causing structural damage. If your home contains any wooden structures, it is essential you have regular rot treatments carried out, and we can assist with this. Woodworm can also cause issues with the structural integrity of your home, which is why we provide effective treatments for our clients.

If you need your cavity wall insulation removed, we can assist. We can carry out quick and effective cavity wall extractions for homeowners and we can even have it replaced if needed. Our team also carry out basement conversions, creating a comfortable living space that won’t be affected by damp. Plus, we can carry out wall tie replacements too. These are ties built into cavity walls to hold masonry together, and it can be destructive when they fail. By replacing them, we can shore up the integrity of your walls and building.

Contact the South Coast Specialists in Building Maintenance and Home Restoration

While there are other damp proofing contractors you can choose to work with, there are none that can compete with everything we offer here at 1st Call Heritage Ltd. With our years of experience and wealth of knowledge, we are the only team you need to call regarding treatment for rising damp in Hampshire.

So, to find out more about our services, you need only get in touch with us today. You can give us a call on 01243 379295 to speak to a member of our team directly. We will be happy to discuss your requirements further and answer any questions. Alternatively, you can also reach out via a written method by filling out our online form or sending an email to us at

Rising Damp

Wet Rot / Dry Rot

Woodworm Treatment

Cavity Wall Extraction

Basement Conversions

Wall Tie Replacement