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Damp Proofing in Portsmouth

Peter Cox has been in the business of building repairs and damp proofing for 65 years.

Our surveyors can tackle problems associated with dampness such as dry rot, wet rot and woodworm infestations. Also we attend to the causes of damp ingress such as condensation, rising damp and penetrating damp.

Our knowledge and experience have allowed us to build on our expertise over the years, in order for us to give great customer satisfaction.

Our services are also backed by the Peter Cox guarantee.

damp proofing
damp proofing
dry rot solutions
dry rot solutions
woodworm treatment
woodworm treatment
basement waterproofing
basement waterproofing

property preservation services in portsmouth

As a coastal city, Portsmouth has issues with seagulls and bird fouling; we can help with bird deterrence and the removal of bird fouling.

The housing ranges from historic buildings through pre-war terraced housing to more modern estates. During the Second World War the city was bombed extensively in the Portsmouth Blitz. Many of the city’s houses were damaged and areas of Landport and Old Portsmouth destroyed. Some historic buildings were damaged and have since been restored. Since the war the damaged areas have been cleared and new residential housing has been built.

Whether a property may be old or a newly built, we would recommend our customers always keep an eye out for any signs on damp. Condensation is perhaps the most common form of dampness in homes over the winter months and can lead to peeling decorations, unhealthy living conditions and potentially risky mould growth. Fortunately for homeowners, condensation can be relatively easy to diagnose and detect. If you notice signs of damp or condensation in your home, book a free survey with us and one of our experts will visit your home for inspection.

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The city is in Hampshire on the south coast, near the towns of Havant, Waterlooville, Eastleigh, and Gosport. Portsmouth has an especially temperate mild climate, enjoying some of the sunniest weather that the country has to offer, although the city has significant rainfall. Due to its coastal setting, Portsmouth manages to avoid the worst of the northerly winds, being protected by the Portsdown Hill, and this is certainly reflected in its higher-than-average monthly temperatures.

Porstmouth is a naval city, as evidenced by the wonderful historic ships and museums, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, the 1860 HMS Warrior and Henry VIII’s Mary Rose. The city’s Old English name “Portesmuða” is derived from port, meaning a haven, and muða the mouth of a large river or estuary. King Alfred may have  built ships in Portsmouth as early as the 9th century, and we have records of ships being built in the late 15th century. The first industrial production line in the world, for sailing rigging, was built in the early 19th century.