Muswell Hill is mainly an Edwardian suburb in North London. In medieval times Muswell was named after a natural spring said to have had miraculous healing powers and hence became a place of pilgrimage.
In 2013 Muswell Hill was named by The Sunday Times as one of the five most desirable places to live in London. This is in no small part due to the retention of its village character, commanding views over London, beautiful Edwardian property and the lively Broadway with its cafes and restaurants. Two famous residents of Muswell include The Kinks brothers Ray and Dave Davies, whose former home has become a different type of pilgrimage for rock fans.
There are several common problems with Edwardian properties, one of which is damp. Damp problems, whatever the cause, should only be dealt with by an experienced damp proofing expert. Tapco Homedry have been helping people in Muswell Hill who have a damp or timber decay problem, since 1971. With over 44 years of experience in diagnosing and solving damp issues in London, Surrey and the Home Counties we are the people to trust with your property.
Common Problems with an Edwardian Property
Rising damp, lateral damp penetration, rain penetration and leaking water pipes are just some of the problems old properties can incur. Problems from other causes are often misdiagnosed as rising damp so the treatment that is recommended is not suitable to solve the problem.
A lack of ventilation under the suspended timber floor, possibly caused by blocked or insufficient airbricks and changes in ground level construction can often cause damp and the flooring timbers to rot.
If you have a cellar the foundations may be shallow, possibly around 300-400mm deep. If the foundations are subject to movement the damp proof course can crack and damp problems can begin.
A Tapco Survey
Tapco Homedry Surveyors are fully trained and qualified by the Property Care Association (PCA) to diagnose all aspects of damp problems. After visiting your property we will provide you with a fully comprehensive report and our recommendations to eradicate the problem, including floor plans and images detailing our findings.
Fortunately there are always solutions to your damp problems and our experienced Tapco damp proofing operatives will resolve these with the minimum of disruption to you.
Tapco Homedry is proud to be a member of several professional bodies including Trustmark Government Endorsed Standards and the Property Care Association (PCA). We offer a long term guarantee for your peace of mind which can be protected by the Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI)..