We’re The #1 Damp Proofing Specialists In Johannesburg. Let Us Fix Your Rising Damp, Damp Walls, Floors & Masonry Issues.
Dealing with damp before it becomes a problem will save you a lot of time and money in the long term. If damp problems are left untreated it can cause severe structural damage and become a major health risk.
There are 2 main types of damp which occur in buildings:
Rising Damp occurs when groundwater rises up through walls, floors and masonry via capillary action. The moisture will continue to rise until it reaches a height where, unless no evaporation is possible, gravity takes over and pulls it down again.
Lateral Damp is caused by penetrating moisture. This can happen when the external ground level is higher than the building so moisture is able to penetrate through the walls. Penetrating damp is usually classed as any kind of liquid that makes its way through into the interior of the building from the outside, and can also be caused by missing roof tiles, overflowing gutters, wind driven rain, poorly maintained walls, leaking pipes, and other structural problems with the building.
The only way to effectively and permanently treat rising damp is to remove the contaminated plaster, install a chemical damp proof course and re plaster the wall using a waterproof salt retardant plaster render system. Our highly experienced plastering crew are able to blend the new plaster very closely with the existing finishes. Workmanship and materials are guaranteed for 5-10 years depending on customer requirements.
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Apex Waterproofing offers specialised solutions for any and all damp problems within the residential, commercial or industrial sector.
It’s unfortunate that damp problems are one of the most recurrent problems affecting the property structures. Contrary to popular belief, damp doesn’t only affect coastal properties. The protection of buildings starts at its most basic construction. However, that doesn’t mean that you must tear your building down if you start noticing rising damp. There are many damp proofing specialists that offer solutions, even if your building has been standing for a good few years.
There are damp proofing and moisture control treatments that you can install to floors and walls to prevent damp problems from damaging your property. Whenever damp proofing isn’t adequately administered, your floors and walls will experience very little protection. This inevitably leads to mould, damp patches and dark spots on walls. It can also lead to peeling paint, wet rot, damp smells and musty stains, among many other problems. Avoid this from happening in the first place by employing experts who are experienced in applying damp proofing.
The Health Risks Of Mould And Damp
It pays to invest in proper damp proofing for more reasons than merely the value of your property. Your family or employees’ health could be in jeopardy. Protect them against the health risks and devastation that damp brings. Keep in mind that damp is not only a consequence of poor damp proofing, but it also occurs due to condensation and structural defects, such as poor ventilation and even faulty pipes. Rising damp can pose a big health problem to your building’s occupants. Which is why you need to invest in rising damp treatment and solutions as soon as you discover signs of damp.
What is damp proofing and what are some of the many benefits and advantages of deploying adequate damp proofing to your home? To start with, proper damp proofing is a great way to ensure you keep your home in good working order by applying damp course treatment to affected areas. Damp proofing also ensures that you keep excess bacteria and mildew at bay. These issues are triggers for people with compromised immune systems, and those suffering from asthma and other respiratory issues.
Proper damp proofing in South Africa helps to keep buildings resistant to the elements and will prevent moisture from seeping into the walls. It also addresses the problem of residual moisture. What’s more, you will ensure your paint job will be protected for many years to come. Your plaster will also remain a great condition when you invest in proper damp proofing for your property. There’s no reason to accept anything other than the best.
Why It Pays To Work With Damp Proofing Professionals
You wouldn’t hire a plumber to install new wardrobes into your home, would you? In the same way, you wouldn’t let a builder carry out rising damp repairs. You want to make sure that you entrust this important aspect to a seasoned professional. By doing so, you can place your complete trust in the people you employ to take care of your home’s waterproofing by using the best damp proofing products in South Africa.
However, with so many fly-by-night outfits out there trying to take you for a very expensive ride, how do you know you are indeed dealing with true industry professionals? There are a few ways you can separate the wheat from the chaff, and make sure that you only work with true damp professionals. To start with, make sure you are dealing with a company that is firmly established in the damp proofing sector, and who has been around for a while. This isn’t to say that a service provider who hasn’t been around a few years is necessarily a flaky company, it just means that you have a far better chance of enjoying great service from them.
Also, make sure that your prospective service provider is registered with the relevant industry professional bodies and associations. It’s just one more way to ensure that you really are working with an industry professional. If possible, speak to their past clients and make sure that they were able to live up to their promises and their side of the deal. These are only a few of the many ways in which you can make sure that you are really working with industry professionals.
Choose To Work With Apex Waterproofing For Professional Damp Proofing
If your property is damp wall repair, then you’ve come to the right place. We are proud of our long history of excellent service in the damp proofing sector and continue working hard to provide our clients with the great service and excellent quality solutions they’ve come to expect from us. When working with us, you can always be sure that you will receive only the best quality solutions available.
We provide above industry standard warranties and guarantees on all our products and workmanship, because we have so much faith in our solutions. We also do this so that you can feel extra secure and confident in entrusting us with your rising damp problems. This is just one more way that we endeavor to provide our clients with the reassurances they need from their water and damp proofing service provider.
If you would like to learn more about us, what we do, and how we can be of benefit to you, then contact us today. We look forward to helping you harness the power of our cutting-edge innovation and solutions, and to help you protect your property against the devastation of rising damp in walls.
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