Damp Proofing in Maidstone
Founded over 65 years ago, Peter Cox has grown considerably over the years and is now recognised as the nation’s market leader in damp proofing, waterproofing, timber preservation, wall stabilisation and other property treatments.
We have a number of professional accreditations for our services and are a member of the Property Care Association (PCA), giving you peace of mind that we are a company you can trust.
Property Preservation Services in Maidstone
Situated in Maidstone, our Kent team of surveyors work across the south-east county including Canterbury and Folkestone.
Being located between London and the Straits of Dover, Kent is a popular tourist attraction full of history, culture and many attractions including the Canterbury Cathedral which attracts over a million visitors a year. With this in mind, Kent is a perfect nesting place for nuisance birds as they scavenge for food and roost in properties, creating an unsightly mess of bird fouling. The removal of bird fouling is not a job for the untrained or the unprepared and should only be carried out by specialists who understand the risks, are fully trained and equipped.
Kent’s coastline has suffered from severe flooding in the past from stormy weather. The River Stour in Canterbury often threatens to burst its banks during times of heavy rainfall, causing roads to close and properties to flood.
If you’re from the Kent area and require our services, contact our local office or book your free survey.
The technicians did an excellent job and should be congratulated on their workmanship. They were also punctual, reliable, courteous and tidy. They are a credit to Peter Cox Ltd – S Jackson
Maidstone, near the M20 between Folkstone and Aylesford, is the county town of Kent and sits on the River Medway which flows into the River Thames.
Bordering London to the northwest and the gleaming chalk cliffs of Dover to the southeast, Kent is known as ‘the Garden of England’. It’s a landscape of rolling hills, fertile farmland, cultivated country estates and fecund fruit orchards.
Kent sits at the most south-easterly corner of the British Isles and is the gateway to the European mainland. It is from here that ferries depart for France from the ports of Folkstone and Dover, and the Eurostar railway slips beneath the North Downs bound for Paris. On a clear day it is possible to see the French mainland (a mere 21 miles away) across the Straits of Dover.
The coastline of Kent is continuously changing, due to coastal erosion of the soft chalk geology and tectonic movement. Kent does suffer from the occasional earth tremor and though rarely of any magnitude they can still cause structural damage to property. More damaging is the relentless battering the coastline receives from the sea. Coastal properties are also at the mercy to these same eroding forces.
Further inland it is only waves of tourists that the historic Cathedral city of Canterbury must contend with. The seat of the Archbishop of England was once a place of pilgrimage – as chronicled in Chaucer’s tales. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city boasts one of the most beautiful of medieval cathedrals and receives a million visitors each year.