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Damp Proofing

Damp Proofing

BAR Preservation provide specialist surveys for the detection and diagnosis of all forms of dampness found within homes and buildings.

After diagnosis we carefully select appropriate repair strategies, forming schedules of works and quotations for on site works.

Our surveyors have the specific qualifications, skill sets and experience to inspect and rectify all forms of damp; they are all qualified as Certified Surveyors for Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or Certified Surveyor of Timber & Dampness in buildings (CSTDB)

At BAR Preservation we use diagnostic equipment such as electrical and chemical moisture meters, temperature & humidity meters. We also have other equipment including optical boroscopes, thermal imaging cameras and salt analysis equipment which can all aid with accurate reporting.

Common problems found within properties are:

  • Rising dampness
  • Condensation issues
  • Penetrating dampness
  • Faults with plumbing
  • Hygroscopic salt dampness
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Detecting Damp with a Damp Survey

A qualified Surveyor will visit your property to carry out a full damp survey and undertake an extensive investigation into the cause of dampness within the building.

Once the problem(s) have been identified, our surveyor will provide a full written report listing the defects, explaining the recommended repairs required and providing a cost for our trained specialist technicians to carry out the work.

The Property Care Association

BAR Preservation are full members of the Property Care Association (PCA), formerly the British Wood Preservation and Damp proofing Association (BWPDA).


Membership of the Property Care Association gives BAR Preservation the opportunity to provide insurance backed guarantees issued by QANW, which many regard as the best available.

Our trained technicians have vast experience in undertaking specialist treatment works, including:

  • Remedial Damp Proof Course (DPC) installation to British Standard Code of Practice
  • Installations of various forms of wall membranes
  • Specialist replastering
  • Timber Treatments for woodworm
  • Dry Rot Treatment, including all associated building works required following an attack
  • Timber Replacement and treatments following an attack or infestation from any other wood destroying insect or fungi
  • Installation of all forms of ventilation from sub floor vents to positive input ventilators
  • Resin repairs / resin splice repairs, including ‘Rotafix’ works – BAR Preservation are a ‘Rotafix’ approved contractor
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