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Why Basements Leak

Understanding the reasons behind basement leaks is the first step in preventing water damage. At London Property Preservations we have experienced professionals to diagnose the problem and create a plan to fix it. Basements can leak due to various factors, including cracks in the foundation, poor drainage, and increased water pressure during heavy rain. Inadequately sealed window wells, malfunctioning gutters, and sump pump issues can also contribute to leaks. Sometimes, basements lack proper waterproofing, making them vulnerable to water infiltration. Recognising these causes empowers homeowners to take preventative measures and protect their basements from water damage, ensuring a dry and secure living space.

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Leaks from Bowing Basement Walls

Bowing basement walls can be a significant source of water leaks. These walls can develop cracks and allow water to enter the basement. Proper reinforcement and repair are essential to prevent further damage and water infiltration. Bowing wall repair solutions are available to address this issue effectively, ensuring the structural integrity of your basement and preventing leaks.

Repairing Bowing Wall

When confronted with bowing basement walls, a systematic approach to repair is essential for ensuring the structural stability of your space. Start with a thorough assessment to gauge the extent of the issue, followed by stabilisation measures such as wall anchors or braces to prevent further bowing. Reinforcement, using materials like carbon fibre straps or steel beams, provides added strength to counter the bowing and prevent future movement. As bowing walls can compromise the basement’s resistance to water infiltration, it’s equally important to implement proper waterproofing to address potential leaks or moisture concerns. Given the complexity of bowing wall repair, seeking professional assistance is recommended to ensure the most effective and tailored solution for your specific situation.

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Why Choose Us

London Property Preservation is a local and trusted firm in the areas in and around London. With a strong passion for helping our customers combined with our great attention to detail, you can rest assured that your property is in the right hands.
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Damp Solution Specialists
Our team of staff is highly knowledgeable when it comes to finding and removing dampness from your home. With many years of experience in providing damp solutions and proofing services, our team is the go-to company for any damp problems.
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A Family-Run Business
London Property Preservation is a close-knit, family-run business of which we are openly proud. With open communication between the team, our services are seamless, efficient, and reliable.
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Solutions That Are For The Future
At London Property Preservation, we understand that dampness can be a reoccurring issue if the root issue is not amended effectively. Our mission is to protect our customers’ homes from dampness, in the present as well as the future.

What Our Customers Say

CT1980
CT1980
2024-03-21
James was very professional, kind and courteous! His expertise helped put our minds at rest regarding our enquiry. Should we require anything further in the future we will not hesitate to contact James and Co.
Cliff Tate
Cliff Tate
2024-03-17
James arrived on time, was very thorough in his investigating and informative. We would definitely use again if need be.
PA Jones
PA Jones
2023-12-12
We have used London Property Preservation Ltd on a couple of occasions recently and have had a very positive experience. Everyone is so helpful and polite, appointments kept and any concerns always answered immediately. The work that was carried out was done to a very good standard and the properties have been left clean and tidy at the end of the job.
patricia wolf
patricia wolf
2023-11-20
Terribly disingenuous, do not use! We asked London property preservation to sort a bit of damp in our lower ground in 2020. I did not want much upheaval as I had tenants in the house. They promised us all would be sorted with little disturbance and they would guarantee the work. I got a quote, accepted it (not cheap, but o they offered a guarantee). Once they arrive on site they told me there were additional works. They showed a video, again, we agreed and paid, no questions asked. Water started coming in again... it took ages for them to answer emails (the server was apparently down), I then had to pay for them to look at the damage and now they are coming up with every excuse in the book to wiggle out of repairs. It clearly is the area they repaired, the same problem as before. I paid, I kept all reports and videos. These are not honest trades men. Don't use them.
Brijesh Patel
Brijesh Patel
2023-11-09
Excellent customer service from Denise from the start to the end. Work was done to a high standard & also would like to mention surveyor James who pinned pointed the cause of damp. Thank you all.
Dilith Nanayakkara
Dilith Nanayakkara
2023-09-22
LPP, specifically Jim, provided exceptional service, promptly resolving my damp issue. Highly recommended for their professionalism and expertise.
Richard Chapman
Richard Chapman
2023-08-12
Must say thanks to Jim and his team for doing a fantastic job on my dry rot issue. They were always on time and very courteous. The work was of a very professional quality. Will definitely hire them again.
Jack Robins
Jack Robins
2023-08-09
I noticed a damp patch on my wall and contacted a few local damp companies to come and carry out a quote. I chose to go with London Property Preservations recommendations due to their fair price and above average customer service, they answered any and all questions and concerns I had. The works were done within schedule & the operatives were clean, tidy and polite. I'll definitely use them and recommend them to others.

Our Process

The team at London Property Preservation understands that finding dampness in your home can be a worrying and distressing time. This is why we put great importance on providing a service that is efficient, simple, yet still accurate and reliable.
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Get In Touch
The first step for anyone worried about dampness in their home is to get in touch with a friendly member of the team. From there, they can help you arrange a free damp survey, based on your date and time requirements.
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A Specialist Will Survey & Investigate Your Home For Damp
Once the damp survey has been scheduled, one of our damp specialists will be around on the specified date to begin the investigation process. This will be as hassle-free as possible, to ensure there are minimal disruptions in your home.
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A Plan For Damp Removal & Damp Proofing Will Be Put Together
After our specialist knows exactly what work needs doing and what the cause of the dampness is, they can then put together a plan. This will go through what method of damp proofing needs to be taken, as well as extra recommendations to avoid any future issues.

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How to Prevent Basement Leaking

Preventing basement leaks is essential for maintaining a safe and dry living environment. Start by addressing foundation cracks through proper sealing and waterproofing. Ensure your drainage systems, including gutters and downspouts, are well-maintained and free of debris. A functioning sump pump is crucial to efficiently remove excess water. Window wells should be properly sealed to prevent water infiltration. By addressing these issues and investing in quality waterproofing solutions, you can proactively protect your basement from leaks.
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Fixing Basement Leak

When a basement leak occurs, it’s essential to take prompt action. The first step is to identify the source of the leak and address it. Depending on the cause, this may involve sealing foundation cracks, improving drainage systems, or reinforcing bowing walls. Quality waterproofing solutions, including proper sealing and moisture barriers, can prevent future leaks. Fixing a basement leak not only protects your property from water damage but also ensures a dry and secure living space for you and your family.

Types of Damp Proofing

Basements are more prone to receiving dampness than other areas in a home, and therefore, basement waterproofing is a popular process for the team here. Rejuvenate your basement into a usable or living space by damp proofing.
Plastering
Our plastering and replastering services allow your walls to be revived from dampness. There are many possible causes for dampness occurring on your walls, which is why we put such a strong focus on providing leading-quality plastering services.
We specialise in providing solutions and treatments for any wood or timber surfaces that are struggling with dampness. Utilising the latest techniques and equipment, you can rest assured that London Property Preservation will take care of your dry rot treatment requirements.
Rising damp, although rare is very important to treat sooner rather than later. This type of dampness can cause structural damage in the long run and should be looked at by professionals as soon as possible.
Basements are more prone to receiving dampness than other areas in a home, and therefore, basement waterproofing is a popular process for the team here. Rejuvenate your basement into a usable or living space by damp proofing.
Condensation is one of the biggest causes of dampness in UK homes, which is why condensation control solutions are crucial if your home is struggling with the correct levels of ventilation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Basement leaks can result from factors such as foundation cracks, poor drainage, water pressure during heavy rain, inadequately sealed window wells, malfunctioning gutters, sump pump issues, and a lack of proper waterproofing.
Signs of a basement leak may include damp or wet walls, a musty odour, or visible water seepage. Inspecting your basement periodically can help you detect leaks early.
Preventing basement leaks involves sealing foundation cracks, maintaining gutters and downspouts, ensuring proper drainage, and having a functioning sump pump. Properly sealed window wells and investing in quality waterproofing solutions are also crucial for prevention.
Regular inspections, especially before the rainy season, are advisable to detect and address any potential issues early, ensuring a dry and secure living space.
Bowing walls can develop cracks, allowing water to infiltrate the basement. These cracks compromise the structural integrity of the walls and create an entry point for water.

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London Property Preservation is one of the leading property maintenance companies in South London and the surrounding areas.

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At London Damp Solutions, we invite you to connect with us for all your damp-proofing needs. Our team of experts is ready to provide tailored solutions, ensuring your property remains safe and dry. Whether it's damp surveys, dry rot treatments, or plastering, we are just a call or message away. Don't let dampness compromise your property's integrity. Reach out today for professional assistance.

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