Preservation Treatments (Surrey) Ltd was established in 1972 and have years of experience in providing Damp-Proofing in Kensington & Chelsea. If you are in Kensington & Chelsea and are suffering from rising damp then we can provide your Damp-Proofing solution. Call us on 0800 1422 513 to arrange a survey.

Rising damp is the action of water moving vertically through porous building material, which is in contact with the ground. This is brought about by the drying action of air on the upper surfaces which causes the wall to act like a wick, drawing water upwards from the ground by capillary action, which then evaporates from the surface into the atmosphere. The moisture will continue to rise until it reaches a height where, unless evaporation is possible, gravity pulls it down again.

Rising damp occurs because the building’s damp proof course (DPC) has broken down or is being bridged by high ground. A DPC installed during construction will be a physical layer of impermeable material. This can consist of slate, bitumen impregnated felt or plastic, for example. Many older properties do not have a DPC.

Where appropriate, PTL will install a chemical DPC system to control the problem. The chemical DPC is injected into the walls at regular intervals. There will often be a small level of moisture held in the substrate due to salt contamination even when rising damp is controlled. Re-plastering will replace the salt contaminated plaster and protect the decorated surface from any residual moisture held in the wall.

 

Our CSRT trained Surveyors (Certified Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) will assist in assessing your damp problem and providing the best possible solution.

We believe our depth and range of knowledge coupled with our dedication to providing high levels of customer service are the cornerstones of our continued success. As a result of this dedication many of our earliest clients continue to consult us.

0208 914 8189

London

01962 706188

Winchester

01276 66466

Camberley

Industry Recognised

Preservation Treatments are an accredited contractor with the Property Care Association (PCA), Constructionline, CHAS, Safecontractor and Trustmark. We maintain standards within the Industry that each professional body has set.

In recognition of our high standards, Preservation Treatments was proudly awarded PCA Contractor of the Year Award in 2013. Introduced in 2012, this category was designed to recognise PCA contractor members who excel throughout their normal day-to-day business. It is an achievement we are extremely proud of.

Guarantee

GPIFor your protection and security all our works are covered by our company guarantees. We are also founder members of the Guarantee Protection Scheme, an independent insured policy that, should you chose to take it up, covers the lifetime of your guarantee. Please see the GPI section of our site for further information.

Testimonials

  • “An excellent company to deal with, especially if it’s to do with bats in the attics of Grade II listed buildings and the associated uncertainty factors.”

    Timber Treatment, Hampshire, Pete – 9th October 2017
  • “I would like to thank and also commend the team of guys, including Tony, that came to our site in Windsor to organise and lay the basement floor tanking system.

    They were all very helpful and went out of their way to ensure that our job was completed quickly and efficiently for us.”

    Cavity Drain Membrane System, Windsor, Les – 8th October 2017
  • ‘Please may I say at this point that everyone at Preservation Treatments have been so courteous in all communications and dealings with this matter and every time I have met with your Surveyor he has always been conscientious and considerate. I am grateful to you all for your help in this matter, Many thanks’

    Damp survey, Guildford, Sarah – 21st July 2017
  • ‘Huge thanks to you all for a brilliant service from start to finish. The wall looks better than it has for the last year, even without the re-decorating, yet!’

    Damp-proof Coursing & Specialist Rendering, Morden, Wendi – 25th July 2017
  • ‘Fantastic service. We booked another damp surveyor who visited and gave very big but vague estimates about the work. To get a second opinion, we went to preservation treatments, the service could not have been better. They gave an honest recommendation about the work needed (or not). Great, honest service.’

    Damp Survey, Petersfield, Ben – 6th July 2017
  • “Many thanks to the whole Preservation Treatments team, as always, a very efficient process from start to finish, for which we are grateful.”

    Timber Survey, Middlesex, Andrew – 30th June 2017