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Moisture And Rising Damp Identification And Remediation Experts In Randburg, Sandton and Johannesburg
Visible Improvements is a family-owned company run by a father Frank and son Clifford specialising in fixing all moisture and damp problems including rising damp, condensation problems, bathroom leaks, mould removal and water damage in the Randburg area for over 45 years.
We’re doing Damp Proofing all over Randburg, Sandton and Johannesburg.
We are moisture identification and remediation experts and can expertly resolve any rising damp or other damp problems you may encounter – including the presence of condensation, musty odours and mould. Based in Randburg, we frequently travel throughout Randburg, Sandton and Johannesburg solving moisture issues for homeowners, estate agents, and occupants of commercial premises.
Frank and Clifford can both locate moisture and identify the entry points as causes of moisture in the indoor, subfloor and structural environment – and most importantly, treat the causes of the water ingress, dry the property properly and resolve any attendant environmental issues like rising damp, mould and condensation growth and plaster deterioration so there will be no return – guaranteed.
We offer a complete rising damp and waterproofing solution for any damp or leaky environment
Once we’ve fixed the immediate rising damp, mould, condensation or waterproofing problem caused by excessive moisture, we can then give you a long term and permanent solution.
Moisture in any built environment is either caused by moisture penetrating from an external source – whether from a burst pipe, damaged sewer, overflowing bath, leaky tiles, floods – or from moisture caused by everyday life events like heating, cooking, breathing and showering. Unless treated correctly, moisture from either a lack of ventilation or from water ingress due to an event, can cause ongoing damp or mouldy conditions.
Whichever cause it is, the cause of the moisture and condensation build-up MUST be identified and resolved before building remediation can commence.
Removing moisture from a built environment is a twofold process:
Find the source of the moisture that is causing the damp condition, mould, condensation or rising damp and fix the problem – whether it is subfloor, roof cavity, basement area, burst pipe or bathroom leak.
Complete property remediation – All damp, wet or damaged areas must be dried and remediated to stop the moist conditions returning. If the moisture issue is not resolved permanently, it may return and once again cause rising damp and other moisture related issues.
Immediate moisture relief (short term) And permanent moisture relief treatment (long term)
Most buildings suffering from condensation build up and/or rising damp require both immediate moisture relief (short term) and permanent moisture relief remediation (long term).
Immediate moisture relief
The short-term treatment eliminates the moisture from the internal environment quickly via fast drying down of the building using modern drying equipment which can include dehumidifiers, portable heat sources and air movement. At the same time, the visual effects of the excessive moisture – condensation and rising damp – will be remediated by hand.
Permanent moisture relief
Long term and permanent relief from internal moisture is often provided via internal ventilation increases, either via natural methods, or by introducing a mechanical ventilation system to the property. These waterproofing and damp proofing solutions are highly effective and proven to decrease moisture in buildings.
We inspect, dry, repair and ventilate your Property
- Inspect: We inspect your property identifying moisture sources using the latest moisture detection equipment, visual inspection and if required, inspection with infra-red and thermal imaging inspection cameras to identify moisture in areas which cannot be physically reached.
- Dry: Drying out of the affected area requires knowledge, experience and expertise – and powerful and sophisticated drying equipment. Our range of drying equipment is the most comprehensive, powerful and sophisticated in the country.
- Repair: Repairing moisture affected areas of the building envelope can involve repair to or replacement of both sheet and solid plaster, render, floorboards, structural timbers and other porous materials. We can perform professional repairs to all water affected materials.
- Ventilate: Long term relief is generally provided by increasing ventilation into the building envelope or in the case of rising damp treatment, the subfloor. Stemming any water ingress is obviously vital to any remediation effort.
Here is a list of the suburbs we cover:
Randburg: North Riding, Ferndale, Sundowner, Olivedale, Northcliff, Blairgowrie, Bromhof, Randpark Ridge, Kya Sands, Boskruin, Fairland, Northwold, Jukskei Park, Blackheath, Linden, Northgate and Surrounds.
Sandton: Bryanston, Sandown, Douglasdale, Morningside, Broadacres, Craigavon, Dainfern, Sunninghill, Illovo, Fourways, Paulshof, Hyde Park, Lonehill, Rivonia, Buccleuch, Atholl and Surrounds.
Johannesburg and Johannesburg North