Damp Proofing

Cost-effective damp proofing in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Lincoln 

 If moisture is passing through the external walls of your property to the interior, then contact King Damp Proofing and Building for damp proofing. We have expertise in using damp proofing membranes effectively. 

What is rising damp? 

Rising damp is when moisture rises up from the ground in a capillary action through the pores of the bricks. Moisture can continue to rise until it reaches a height where, unless no evaporation is possible, gravity takes over and it stops. A damp course, fitted to every new property since 1875, is essentially a damp proof membrane or waterproof barrier built into the walls to prevent the problem.
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We do not use chemicals 

Most people are unaware that a chemical injection damp course is not the only method available to combat rising damp in your home. If you live in an older property, then the chances are that it already had one and failed as they all seem to do.

Don’t be fooled into trying the same method again with offers of cheap prices and long guarantees. 99% of the properties King Damp Proofing and Building has treated, had some form of chemical, usually more than once by various companies. We use a solid plastic membrane damp course as used in all new construction. We will either use special cutting equipment or remove courses of bricks to install your new damp course.

The material used is a PVC strip which forms a barrier to stop moisture from passing up into the building. Old buildings can be given the same standard of protection from damp as new ones, so don’t settle for less.

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Your property needs durable damp proof membranes when you notice: 

  • Salt forming on the actual brickwork
  • Wet bricks – not just the wallpaper or paint mould
  • Rotting skirting boards 
A free 30-year guarantee 
The guarantee we give should never need to be claimed against, so we are confident to offer a free 30-year guarantee/warranty on all our damp courses and floors.

The PVC course has a lifespan of 500 years and it is the same material used in all new buildings and they never suffer from rising damp.

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This is what we found behind a customers kitchen after a failed previous chemical treatment. Full damp course and plastering completed by King Damp Proofing.
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A before and after image of a recently completed fireplace.
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A before and after image of a completed living room damp course.
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A before and after image of a recently completed fireplace. 
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Another example of a failed chemical treatment. It now has a newly cut in solid damp course which has also been plastered, skirted and decorated by King Damp Proofing.
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A new damp course installed by brick removal method.
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Severe rising damp cured by installing a new damp course, re-plastering, skirting, decoration and carpets.
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Recently renovated home. Damp coursed, plastered, re-wired, decorated, skirted and carpeted ready to move in.
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Removal of plaster. Freestanding stud wall ready for plaster boards.
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This room has been treated by King Damp Proofing for the presence of rising damp.
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Call us on
0800 061 2249
to find out more about our damp proof membranes and our services in Grimsby. 

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