Underpinning After Subsidence

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Excavation For


Concrete added under and around the difective foundation

The New Foundation Repair

What Is Underpinning 

Traditional underpinning,' the mass concrete underpinning method is nearly 100 years in age, and the protocol

has not changed. This underpinning method strengthens an existing structure's foundation by digging boxes by hand underneath and sequentially pouring concrete in a strategic order. The final result is basically a foundation built underneath the existing foundation. This underpinning method is generally applied when the existing foundation is at a shallow depth, however, the method still works very well even at fifty feet (fifteen metres) deep. The method has not changed since its inception with its use of utilitarian tools such as shovels and post hole diggers. Heavy machinery is not called for in this method due to the tight nature of the boxes being dug. There are several advantages to using this method of underpinning including the simplicity of the engineering and the continuity of the structure's uses during construction.

Cracked Brick work

What Is Brick Stitching

Showing how to brick stitch a cracked wall

Fitting Helical Bars

Cracking Above A Door

Cracks appear in a wall for a number of reasons. They can occur as a new house ‘settles’ or when the construction materials expand and contract overtime with environmental changes as well as when the foundations of the house move. It is important to establish the root cause and then to take professional advice and make a judgement as to what action to take. Some minor cracking occurs naturally and there is no need for concern or action although it is always worth monitoring them closely for any change. At Damp2dry we employ the method of fitting a helibar brick stitching repair system that is backed by a 10yr guarantee.  

Door & Window Lintle Replacement

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Cracking often happens when new plastic windows are fitted. The old timber ones were used to suport the 

Again no lintel which has caused the brick work to drop & crack

Today there is a growing problem as people have new windows installed, as when the windows were made of wood they did not need lintels however the use of non structural uPVC windows now requires a lintel unfortunately window companies do not generally install causing the brickwork to sag and crack and thus a retrofit method is required, at damp2dry we have such a method As shown in the video above

Chimney Breast & Stack Demolition

Removing a chimney breast from a room can create an amazing amount of space and make a room much easier to configure just how you want it. The work however needs to be done with a plan from an structural engineer and a competent builder like Damp2dry Construction Ltd we are based in Stapleford near Nottingham.

What You Get From Damp2dry

Building engineer designed solutions

All work carried out by time served city & guilds tradespeople

Fully insured to protect you, your family & your property

Only the best materials used no cutting corners on the work

Clean & tidy we always clean up & clear away all the rubbish on completion

Prompt turnaround of quotes. Turn up when I say I will. Do as promised

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Areas We Cover


Arnold • Attenborough • Beeston • Basford • Bramcote • Carlton • Chilwell • Cotgrave • Eastwood • Gedling • Hucknall • Kimberley •  Lenton • Mapperley • Newark • Nottingham • Ruddington • Stapleford • Southwell• Toton • West Bridgford • Wollaton


Borrowash • Breaston • Castle Donnington • Derby • Draycott • Eastwood • Heanor • Ilkeston • Long Eaton • Ripley • Sandiacre


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About Me

Richard Brooks M.Dpa  damp specialist

My building and construction education started at Basford Hall college in Nottingham where I passed my City and Guilds craft and advanced craft certificates in plastering and completed a 3yr Apprenticeship at Whitt brothers plastering contractors. 
Having worked on a few damp proofing jobs, I began my own plastering company called RJB Plastering and became an approved damp course installer. Working on such a wide range of projects, I frequently found situations where people had been poorly advised about their damp problem and offered expensive solutions they didn’t need.  So now I’m running Damp2dry Construction Ltd based in Stapleford in Nottingham, and I carry out around 70 to 90 damp jobs every year.  Damp proofing Nottingham for 30yrs.
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Registered office: 36 Chesterfield Road, Market Street, Chesterfield Derbyshire S43 3UT.