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Damp Proofing South East London

Long-Lasting, High Quality Damp Proofing For Your South East London Home

If you’re living in South East London and are experiencing problems with damp, A&L Property Maintenance can help

Damp is a very common problem here in the UK. Damp, unfortunately, may cause significant damage to a property in a short period of time, rotting timbers causing paint to flake, and damaging wallpaper. Damp is a natural substance that builds up in the walls and floor of your home. If left unchecked, damp may eventually cause structural damage to your property. It can also promote mould growth throughout the house, which might be hazardous to both you and your family’s health.

If you think you have a damp problem, contact A&L Property Maintenance. Our family-owned business has a team of experienced tradesmen that are masters at recognising the sources of damp and putting effective damp proofing procedures in place.

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There are no hidden costs involved
Fully aligned with British standards
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We have served hundreds of commercial and residential customers in South East London over the years, with damp proofing services. During this time, we’ve established a reputation for being an honest, cheap, and on-time provider of Damp Proofing in London and East London. Our professionals’ success is evidence to their skill.

If you’d like to know more about our damp proofing services, contact A&L Property Maintenance on 0800 292 7859 or email us at Continue reading to learn more about the most common causes of dampness and the many types of damp proofing treatments we provide.

What Causes Damp In Buildings?

There are a variety of reasons why your basement might be damp. However, the most frequent causes are:

Rising damp

When water rises up through the bricks and mortar of a structure by capillary action due to ground water. This happens frequently after a building’s foundations have been damaged.

Incorrectly installed damp proof course

A layer of impermeable material (usually plastic) that is installed at the bottom of a wall to stop rising damp. If this is not done properly, water will still rise up the wall.

Leaking gutters and downpipes

If the rainwater isn’t diverted away from the house properly, it will often leak into the basement through cracks in the walls and foundations.

Penetrating damp

If rain water is leaking through the roof, walls, or windows, it can get into the building’s inner structure, causing damp. This type of damp is often caused by a defective roof, faulty down pipes, leaking gutters, damaged masonry, or defective window/door seals.

Incorrect building materials

Some types of construction materials, such as concrete, are more prone to dampness than others. If your home was built with these materials, you may be more likely to experience damp problems.

Drainage problems

If water can’t drain away from the property properly, it will sit and cause dampness. This is often a problem with older buildings that have not been updated to current drainage standards.

Condensation damp

Excess moisture in the air, as well as poor ventilation, is one of the most common causes. It can be the result of cooking, bathing, or even just breathing.

Water seeping in from outside

If your property isn’t properly sealed, water can seep in from the ground and cause damp.


Water that enters a building through cracks in the roof, walls, or windows.

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What are the Signs of Damp?

If you think you might have a damp problem, there are a few signs you can look out for. Common symptoms include:

Tiles or wallpaper that are starting to peel off
Mould growth, especially in the bathroom or kitchen
Water stains on the ceilings and walls
A musty smell
Condensation on windows and in bathrooms

Some of the steps we can take to address damp include:

Repairing any roofing issues such as a damaged gutter or downpipes
Installing damp proof membranes in the foundations of a building
Cement tanks are often used to store liquids in cellars (liquid waterproof coating for cellar walls and floors)
Applying damp proof paints
Re-sealing walls and doors
Cavity wall damp proofing

For all your Damp Proofing needs, call A&L Property Maintenance on 0800 292 7859 or email us on

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Roof Repairs

Make Your Roofs in South East London, Kent & Essex Functional Again Using A&L Property Maintenance Roof Repair Solutions has specialists that can help you with all sorts of roof repairs, including slating, felt repairs and replacements, pointing and moss removal, restorations, chimney repairs, and gutter replacements.

New Roofs

If you’re looking for a reliable and affordable roofing contractor, then contact us today. We are a trusted roofing contractor in South East London, Erith, and Kent. We specialize in new roofs and roof installation for both domestic and commercial properties. Our team of experienced professionals are qualified to carry out any roofing installation, big or small.

Roof Maintenance

Do you check your property’s roof on a regular basis to ensure it is in good condition? It’s easy to forget about your South East London, Kent & Essex roof until something goes wrong. Keeping your South East London, Kent & Essex roof in excellent shape is easier said than done. Regularly inspecting the condition of your property’s roofs is a great habit to have in order to extend your roofs life.

Building Services

We also provide building services and renovation. Our team of experienced professionals can take on any building or renovation job for both households and businesses, and we always work to the highest standards. We offer a wide range of services, including interior and exterior renovation, brickwork, extensions, painting and decorating plus many more. We’re proud to have a reputation for quality and reliability, and we always aim to exceed our customers’ expectations. If you’re looking for a reliable building contractor in South East London or Kent, contact us today or find out more below.

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