Welcome! We’re Universal Damp Solutions!
Are you looking for a local damp specialist? Get in touch today!
Universal Damp Solutions is a fully certified damp specialist serving Watford and the Home Counties. We’re a family-run business with a reputation for high quality work and unrivalled personal service. We’re damp proofing specialists who work across London. We specialise in rising damp, penetrating damp, waterproofing external walls and providing waterproof renders and wall coating repairs to ensure your property is protected at all times.
With over 30 years experience and knowledge, Universal’s team of experts in your local area are on-hand to deliver a professional damp proofing treatment for your home. We know what matters to you; competitive pricing, quality workmanship, and a trusted team.
Call Universal Damp Solutions on 0333 577 9936 to arrange a free quote or simply for advice. We are always available to help.
Why Choose Us?
30 Years Experience
10-30 Year Guarantees
FREE Help & Advice
Fully Insured Company
Family Run Business
High Quality Materials
Our Damp Specialists
Our experienced surveyors will inspect the property and identify the causes of dampness before commencing any work.
If a form of damp treatment is required, we will provide a FREE quotation and discuss the nature of the proposed works alongside our transparent quotation. Our team of damp specialists will always keep you in the loop and will be able to recommend the best course of damp proofing for your specific property.
Causes Of Damp
External Waterproof Coatings
Need an expert to help with your damp problem?
“Highly professional damp treatment…”
“Gary and his assistant were highly professional in the damp treatment service they provided. We found Gary’s very clear explanation of the treatment, steps for follow-up, and advice on another possible area of damp in the house all very helpful. He was on time, and committed to tidying up as part of the service.
We really appreciated Gary’s immediate response to the request we placed on the website, and the fact that he could fit us in so quickly. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these services.”
“Practical, helpful approach…”
“Super-prompt, efficient, courteous and tidy service from Gary and his son Ben. I had lots of concerns about getting the damp treatment to fit in with some improvement work we had planned and some unplanned insurance work, and their practical, helpful approach and detailed advice has taken a huge weight off my mind.
They really tailored what they did to what we needed, and will be doing some more work for us to fit in with the schedule we have to work to. I’d have no hesitation in recommending them.”
“Sorted quickly and efficiently…”
“My rising damp problem was sorted quickly and efficiently by Gary’s team.
The boys were excellent at their job and explained to me what they were doing and why, every step of the way. I felt confident that they were experienced in the problem. I will definitely use them again.”
What are the causes of damp?
The majority of damp caused in homes is a result of poor maintenance, a lack of adequate ventilation and often in older properties, high ground levels can result in the lack of an effective damp proof course.
Modern properties often have very little natural ventilation and combined with multi occupation and poor use of heating can result in condensation damp.
Older houses may have been constructed without a damp proof course or those built with one, may find this is no longer effective due to changes in ground levels, damage from building renovations or often with properties built on sloping site and hills, the older damp proofing measures are no longer working well enough to meet our modern day standards.
What is DPC?
A DPC is a ‘Damp Proof Course’ which is a barrier inserted through the bottom of the wall to prevent water rising from the soil in to the wall. Older properties were not normally built with one, however the were introduced generally from around 1875.
Older DPC’s were often made from slate however in modern construction they are now made from plastic. When a new damp proof course is installed as a remedial measure, this is normally installed by drilling into the walls and injecting a waterproof liquid or cream which forms the new damp proof course by creating a waterproof barrier through the wall.
One of the main concerns with damp walls is that timbers in contact with the walls are susceptible to decay. Advanced levels of dampness may also spoil decorations and damage plaster work.
What method of damp proofing do I need?
We provide various methods of damp proofing in order to provide you with the specific cure for the problem. The type of damp proofing you need will depend on the cause of the problem, the type of construction originally ie brick or stone etc and the arrangements of ground levels and drainage etc.
We carry out damp proof injection using silicone injected dpc and thixotropic damp proofing creams.
Our waterproofing rendering system is an excellent salt barrier and overcomes problems of salt damp in masonry.
Our waterproofing systems include Structural waterproofing systems.
What areas do you cover?
We cover the whole of the London and the South East including Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Surrey, Essex, Oxford and Brighton along with some parts of Kent.
If you wish to know more about the services we provide in your area, don’t hesitate to call.
We have a solution for you!
We are happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation on the work you need. Simply complete the form below and receive your quote. If you don’t want to explain your problem in writing, give our team a call on 0333 577 9936.