DAMPCO HOME | All about moisture | Inspect | Drying | Ventilating | Damp treatment | Mould remediation | Prevention | Waterproofing | Leaking showers and bathrooms | Rising damp | Condensation


Dampco is a family owned company, run by a father ( John - 0409 191 209) and son (Daniel - 0409 022 422), combined with several long term employees. We are moisture identification and remediation experts and can expertly resolve any damp problem you may encounter - including the presence of condensation, musty odours and mould. Based in Melbourne, we frequently travel throughout Victoria solving moisture issues for homeowners, estate agents, and occupants of commercial premises. Our trained professionals can both locate moisture and identify the entry points as causes of moisture in the indoor, subfloor and structural environment - and most importantly, treat the causes of the water ingress, dry the property properly and resolve any attendant environmental issues like rising damp, mould and condensation growth and plaster deterioration so there will be no return - guaranteed.

Unlike most companies in this field, we offer a complete solution for any damp environment, by both solving the immediate issue and then providing a long term and permanent solution once the immediate environmental crisis caused by excessive moisture is eliminated. Moisture in the built environment is always caused by moisture penetration from an external source (burst pipe, damaged sewer, overflowing bath, leaky tiles, floods etc) or from an inability of the building to vent the natural build up of moisture which is caused by everyday life - heating, cooking, breathing, showering etc.

Whichever cause it is, the cause of the moisture and condensation buildup MUST be identified and resolved before building remediation can commence. Erradicating moisture from the built environment is generally a two fold process - the cause of the moisture must be identified, located and rectified and the property - whether it is subfloor, roof cavity or internal environment - must be dried and repaired.


It is important to be aware that many buildings suffering from condensation build up and/or rising damp require both short term and long term treatments. The short term treatment eliminates the moisture from the internal environment quickly via fast drying down of the building using modern drying equipment which can include dehumidifers, portable heat sources and air movement. At the same time, the visual effects of the excessive moisture - condensation and rising damp - will be remediated by hand. Long term and permanent relief from internal moisture is provided via internal ventilation increases, either via natural methods, or by introducing a mechanical ventilation system to the property. These waterproofing and dampproofing solutions are highly effective and proven to decrease moisture in buildings.


Identifying moisture sources will involve moisture detection equipment, visual inspection and if required, inspection with infra red and remote inspection cameras to identify moisture in areas which cannot be physically breached.


Drying out of the affected area requires knowledge, experience and expertise - and powerful and sophisticated drying equipment. Our range of drying equipment is the most comprehensive, powerful and sophisticated in the country.


Repairing moisture affected areas of the building envelope can involve repair to or replacement of both sheet and solid plaster, render, floorboards, structural timbers and other porous materials. We can perform professional repairs to all water affected materials.


Long term relief is generally provided by increasing ventilation into the building envelope or in the case of rising damp treatment, the subfloor.
Call Dampco on 1300 382 826, or EMAIL US to book a damp inspection and report. We are located in Ivanhoe, Victoria.