Damp-proofing - This involves applying a chemical damp-proof course (DPC) to prevent moisture from rising up through the walls, which typically takes 1-2 days and costs £800-£1500.
Rising damp treatment - This involves injecting a chemical damp-proof course into the walls to stop rising damp, which typically takes 1 day and costs £500-£1000.
Condensation control - This involves installing ventilation systems to prevent condensation, which typically takes 1 day and costs £400-£800.
Other Trades Required:
Wall repair - In some cases, the walls may need to be repaired before damp-proofing, which will require input from a building contractor or wall repair specialist.
Plastering - After damp-proofing, the walls may need to be replastered, which will require input from a plasterer.
The cost of damp-proofing jobs varies depending on the size of the area, the type of damp-proofing, and the difficulty of the job. A rough estimate for a typical damp-proofing job is £800-£1500.
The time it takes to complete a damp-proofing job depends on the size of the area and the complexity of the job. A typical damp-proofing job may take 1-2 days.
Attributes of a Good Damp-Proofing Specialist:
Experience - Look for a damp-proofing specialist with several years of experience in the industry.
Quality of work - Ask to see photos of past damp-proofing jobs or get references from previous clients.
Attention to detail - A good damp-proofing specialist pays close attention to details and ensures that the job is done to a high standard.
Good communication skills - A good damp-proofing specialist should be able to communicate effectively with clients and keep them informed throughout the job.
Finding a Good Damp-Proofing Specialist:
Word of mouth - Ask friends, family, and neighbors for recommendations.
Online directories - Use online directories such as RatedPeople or Checkatrade to find local damp-proofing specialists and read reviews from previous clients.
PropertyHeads tradesman blacklist - Check the PropertyHeads tradesman blacklist to avoid any damp-proofing specialists with a history of poor work or customer service.
In conclusion, finding a good damp-proofing specialist is essential to prevent damp problems in your property and to ensure the quality of the job. Word of mouth recommendations and online directories can be a useful resource in finding a good tradesperson. Additionally, it is important to check the PropertyHeads tradesman blacklist to avoid any tradespeople with a history of poor work or customer service.