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Specialist VS a builder / handyman. What is the difference?

The age old question, but has anybody answered it? Why is it important to know this?  Before we answer, lets do a quick comparison.  Specialist contractor is simply a contractor who specializes in the field where a general and building contractor has little or no experience. Most cases, on a bigger site, your main contractor…

Does insurance cover damp?

Firstly, lets outline the causes to damp in walls.  The appearance of damp in your walls is the usual case of bubbling of paint, wet marks, white powdery substance and staining. The causes? While each damp problem is fairly unique; causes symptoms and appearance can be quite similar, sometimes linked. Below are the popular causes…

Why are guarantees important?

How often do you hear the word guarantee when you are acquiring a service? It’s quite often isn’t it? And if you don’t get a guarantee, usually you can expect minimal service or lack of support for the service rendered, agreed? Great! Let’s break it down in terms of benefits and why it’s important for…

How does Damp in walls affect you?

As you may or may not know, bacteria mould and fungi love dark, damp and poorly ventilated areas. When damp is present in your walls, whether it is from a leaky tap, different ground level, water penetration or rising damp it creates an environment for mould and fungi to grow and spread. From an aesthetics…

4 ways to prevent mould growing in your home

The risks of having mould growing in your home are far greater than you think. In fact, living in a damp/mouldy environment could affect you to the point of being bed ridden. Mould and damp contribute to allergies, asthma, respiratory infections like bronchitis and pneumonia. Here are 4 pointers to prevent mould growing in your…

Dampcon. What areas do we work in??

It has been asked MANY times, and we have a feeling this question will continue to be asked… Do we mind? Nope, not at all. In fact, our friendly staff are always willing to assist, heck, even if you are just calling to say Hi!   We know you are too busy during the day,…

WELCOME CAPE TOWN!

Yes! you read it right. We are proud to announce that Dampcon® now has a footprint in the Western Cape.  Dampcon® Western Cape, has already successfully completed extremely complicated and highly technical projects. Other projects include full refurbishment of residential complexes, maintenance on industrial factories, homes and more…  We have established ourselves as one of the leading…

Maintaining your home: Part 1

Like with most things, maintenance is vital. In this case, your home. In this series we will be covering the "how to" and reasons why maintenance is important for your property.  Maintenance can be a daunting project, and if it hasn’t been done for awhile, it won’t just be maintenance you will be doing. Repairs will…

Maintaining your home: Part 2

In this second part of the series, we will be talking about painting and building maintenance.  As you know, paint unfortunately doesn't last forever, regardless of the top of the range, huge guarantee and amazing Nano technology or new improved formula's, paint companies promote. Sure, those are good to have in place when buying paint,…

Maintaining your home: Part 3

“There is so much more to life, than home maintenance” Home maintenance can be extremely costly, and something one would like to avoid. Family holidays, new appliances, new car, to name but a few things you would rather do than carry out inconvenient, boring home maintenance. But…It doesn’t have to be that way. Interior maintenance…