DAMP GURU - We handle all aspects of water... Whether you want to keep it Out, In or Save it
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Damp Proofing

Structural dampness is the presence of unwanted moisture in the structure of a building, either the result of intrusion from outside or condensation from within the structure.

The basic signs of damp are blistering paint; discolouration of paint; damp/wet spots; musky smell; stains on your ceiling; wet carpet and rotting skirtings.


Lateral Damp

Lateral damp is when moisture is allowed to enter the structure in a horizontal direction. Gravity then causes the downward movement of the damp into other areas. Lateral damp can create isolated patches of dampness that increase in size after periods of heavy rain.

Lateral damp is usually from a source too difficult to control and only an expert with a thermal imaging camera and in some cases a moisture metre detector will evaluate the difference in rising and lateral damp.

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Rising Damp

Rising damp is a condition where moisture from the ground travels up through the pores in the bricks and mortar of a building.

Damp can cause structural problems and pose serious health risks – so make sure your home is damp proofed properly now.

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Keeping water from seeping into building materials is an important aspect of construction or building repair. Basements, underground storage areas, and underground parking garages all have something in common.

Many types of waterproof membrane systems are available.


Certificates & Guarantees

Damp Guru is able to assist sellers; buyers; agents and third parties (banks; bond houses; insurance companies) with non-biased damp certification and verification on residential homes; commercial buildings; factories and office parks.

Being the leaders in our field we have vast knowledge on both material products and installations and are therefore able to provide our clients with approved certification and backing from The Damp Proofing and Waterproofing Association of South Africa (DWASA) as well as the Master Builders Association (MBA).

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If you own a home long enough, sooner or later you will have to consider reroofing. If you suspect problems, make a thorough inspection of your roof.

Roof tiles or slates will usually last from 20 to 40 years, depending on local climate, the quality of the tiles, quality of installation and with regular maintenance. If your roof is over 20 years old, it should be inspected yearly.



Poor drainage is one of the major factors causing damp and though our vast experience and plumbing background we are the Guru's in drainage.

We can provide you with a total solution to your drainage requirements:- Fin drain; Soak ways; Storm water drains; Surface drainage; French drains. We provide versatile, site-specific drainage solutions that can be designed especially for your project.


Surveys & Investigations

Damp Guru is technologically savvy and makes use of a state of the art thermal image camera and conducts visual inspections using fluorescent dyes and traces, protimeter sureymaster, salt analysis, to do damp detection or to find unseen moisture ingress.

Using thermology combined with radio frequency Damp Guru is able to address all faults in a fast and non-destructive method of damp detection. There's no need for expensive and invasive stripping of plaster.



Rainwater tanks, traditionally an icon of the rural areas and farms, are becoming a more common feature in urban communities; more and more households are installing a tank on their property.

The best time to install a rainwater tank is when you don't need it. Fitting your tank at the beginning of your wet season will ensure that you have as much water as possible to sustain you during the dry season.

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Damp Guru is an approved contractor and supplier registered with the Damp proofing and Waterproofing Association of South Africa.


Damp Guru is also registered with Master Builders Association(MBA).