Whether it be a soak away, installing drainage for your extension, a French drain installed to stop rising damp issues, or to divert water, Top Joints can carry the works out for you efficiently and effective. Good drainage is important for ensuring that a home or property stays dry and free of mould. If ground water collects in the basement / trenches, it is not only an inconvenient eyesore, it can also lead to wood rot and mould; creating health problems for those most sensitive to mould.
A soak away is a very effective way of dealing with surface water, and to divert storm water when building an extension / conservatory. Traditional soakaways collect all the surface water that run-off into one point and then allow the water to percolate in a controlled manner into the surrounding ground / earth in the area where it falls. It feeds the water into the central collection point. This is a great means of keeping the ground moist and offers a water source for gardens, and of course diverting water away from the property which will be in plans when an architect puts forward your application in most cases. Often located in the rear garden around the perimeter of the property soakaways also deal with excess water during periods of heavy rain when surface water drainage systems can’t cope with the volume of water.
A French drain or weeping tile is a trench covered with gravel or rock that redirects surface and ground water away from a problem area, and can stop a rising damp issue / stop penertraing brick. A French drain has perforated hollow pipes along the bottom to quickly drain water that seeps down through the upper gravel, soil or rock. The common features of these systems include a lightweight gravel substitute that is wrapped around perforated corrugated pipe and covered with commonly used filter fabric, making it an effective drainage system for your garden.
A couple of penetrating damp projects we have carried out
We have every aspect of the damp proofing & condensation sector covered in the Chichester & Bognor Regis area, rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation control, structural waterproofing, wet & dry rot timber, remedial works, structural repairs, crack stitching, rendering. You can put your mind at rest knowing that we have 6 million pound liability insurance, & 10 million employers liability insurance.
Please view below a few recent testimonials, please see more by clicking the check-a-trade links...
Client in Bognor Regis, See More...Check-a-trade
Building Chimney; Removing existing and Re-rendering outside wall; Installing new window and making good; Removing internal wall and making good; Some Internal plastering; Clearing Cavities; Damp Proofing; “Richard and his team did a really good job of all the work. Very polite, courteous and accommodating. I'd have no hesitation having them back to do more work and would definitely recommend them to friends.”
Client in Portsmouth, See More... Check-a-trade
Installed Kair Flat Ventilation System, “Work was carried out efficiently and neatly and clearly every effort had been made to clean up afterwards. The work took longer than scheduled - into second day - due to difficulty boring holes through re-inforced concrete (not anticipated) but this did not inconvenience me as flat is unoccupied at present. Allround a very friendly and helpful workforce. Very satisfied with outcome and would recommend this firm.”
Client In Climping, See More... Check-a-tarde
Fixing a damp problem and re-plastering, “We had a damp problem in our hallway and a number of contractors looked and quoted for the work. Top Joints were the only company to properly look into what had caused the problem and did not automatically assume we had rising damp (old house, no DPC). It turns out a leaking stop cock was causing a localised problem, yet everyone else tried to sell us a DPC. Once the real problem had been identified, Top Joints' quote and plan of remedial action was very competitive and we were happy to give them the work. Everyone we dealt with was courteous and polite and queries were responded to quickly and professionally. I would recommend Top Joints.”
Client In Southsea, See More... Check-a-trade
Fitted a kair track heat recovery ventilation system K-HRVF100, “Good humoured team who were a pleasure to have in the house. Disruption was minimal despite working in three separate rooms and the loft. This included cutting through three ceilings and fitting inlet and outlet vents through external walls. Kept informed of progress during the day. Quickly resolved small technical issue after installation. Would thoroughly recommend this company..”