Damp Control (Cape) cc
The Damp Proofing Specialists 
Services
Quality workmanship you can trust, but don't take our word for it, contact us today and experience it!
  1. Rising Damp
    Caused by a porous wall soaking water up from the ground. This is normally prevented by a damp proof course which is installed in the wall at the time that the wall is built. Old houses were often built without any damp proof courses, alternatively, the materials that they used have perished, resulting in rising dampness in these walls. How do we fix this problem? We drill holes into the wall and inject, under pressure, a diluted liquid silicone which then leaves an impervious barrier inside the wall.
  2. Penetrating Damp
    North; north west, or west. In the Western Cape rain is often accompanied by excessive wind. This results in rain striking the wall sometimes at speeds of up to 100kph. If the bricks in the wall are reasonably porous then dampness will result on the inside of these walls. How do we prevent this from happening? We strip off the existing damp and salt contaminated plaster and apply our special damp proof render system onto a slurry coat onto the exposed bricks. This process is guaranteed not to fail and will result in a dry smooth finish on the interior, which is paintable. We do not recommend that Cretestone or any other gypsum products be applied over our specialist render system.
  3. Shower Cubicles
    Shower cubicles often leak through the wall resulting in dampness on the opposite side of the wall. The source of this dampness is either through leaking water pipes or via shower walls that were not properly waterproofed when the shower was built. If the source of the water is from leaking pipes or taps, then a plumber should be called. Alternatively, if the shower walls are leaking then we advocate stripping wall tiles and plaster and then the whole shower cubicle needs to be properly waterproofed with a cementitious waterproof membrane.
  4. Damp Floors Treated
    According to Part J of the National Building Regulations a concrete floor on ground level should always have a damp proof membrane there under. Frequently these membranes are either damaged or are left out by the builder, resulting in damp floors. We can treat damp floors by stripping off all damp cement floor screeds; applying a special damp proof slurry directly onto the concrete floor, followed by the laying of a damp proof screed on the floor.
  5. Basement Damp Proofing
    Basement damp proofing requires specialist knowledge as well as specialist chemicals to prevent the possibility of subterranean water ingress.
  6. Rubble Removal
    When we strip off the existing damp plaster this results in a lot of rubble forming. All of this rubble is swept up daily and is bagged. The bags are then removed from site on a regular basis, so that there is never rubble and mess left on site. We also clean up by using a vacuum cleaner, which ensures that your premises are left in a clean and tidy condition upon completion.
Damp Proofing Specialist Cape Town
Damp Control on Damp Walls, The Proofing Specialist in Cape Town
Quality Assurance
We frequently work on buildings that are protected by Western Cape Heritage Foundation and / or are National Monuments. On such buildings, great care must be taken, so as not to cause any damage to these treasured properties. 

You can expect the same care on your home or commercial property.
Guarantee 
  
Processes are guaranteed for a period of five years from date of completion of treatment against penetrating damp and/or hygroscopic salt action through the treatment, and two years to walls of higher ground level.

Quite frankly, if the dampness does not re-occur during our guarantee period, then it is not likely to ever re-occur.

Our call back rate is exceptionally low, and usually we are only called back to treat damp that has occurred in other areas, not previously treated by us.