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Damp Proofing Castlereagh Northern Ireland (BT6): It isn't just the fact that problems with damp look terrible, they can also induce chronic health issues and contribute to severe structural damage. More serious issues can also be concealed under patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and could cost you 1000s to fix if not treated swiftly. If you've got a problem like this there is very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best option is to get in touch with a competent Castlereagh damp proofing company to undertake a thorough inspection and come up with solutions.

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Essentially, with regards to damp within the home there are three primary problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next article describes what may cause such problems with damp in Castlereagh, and the different ways of avoiding and solving them.


Penetrating damp can be attributable to various external factors for example: unsound brickwork, cavity wall problems, defective guttering and broken or loose roof tiles. Inside, burst or dripping pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing basins or bathtubs, can trigger penetrating damp. If water continues to soak into the woodwork and walls, the visible signs with time will be flaking paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and broken or blistering plaster.

If you've got a leaky roof and it has been neglected for some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot can't spread into the brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst outcome the timbers of your roof become structurally compromised, requiring a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the rafters, along with a unique musty smell from the rotting wood.

You shouldn't fret however, since to stop these problems happening, a few straightforward steps like examining pipework for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks should avoid such concerns. As part of an overall damp proofing service, your local Castlereagh damp proofing company will check all these aspects.


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Condensation is very easy to spot and is a common form of damp in many homes in Castlereagh. Minute droplets of water form on colder surfaces when humid, warm air makes contact with these surfaces. It's an issue because of poor ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

Wiping away any droplets of water that form, and making sure that there is sufficient ventilation in the worst affected areas, are among the simplest answers to such problems. This may involve the installation or updating of cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks to help remove the moist air outside of the building.

The most effective way to identify the main factors that play a role in the problem, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by a dependable Castlereagh damp proofing specialist. In some cases damp air can be drawn in from the outside, plainly making matters worse. To successfully minimise condensation, airflow must be regulated properly. An experienced Castlereagh damp proofing technician will gladly offer solutions and advice to accomplish this in your home.

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Houses built since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. It's quite possible that you might not have one fitted if your home in Castlereagh was constructed before this time. It is a possibility that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane could have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a house built after this year.

Although tricky to distinguish, crumbling or rotten skirting boards, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. It is possible that you might have a rising damp problem if you have spotted one or all of these.

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Simply checking your home's external walls to spot if you've got a damp proof course can be one step towards solving your rising damp problems. In order to get an adequate measure of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by no less than 150mm. If you discover this space doesn't exist, you can dig away the ground to increase it, or if this approach isn't feasible, a higher damp proof course will have to be put in.

You might have more challenging issues if you learn that your DPM is OK, and it could be that the damp is seeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which will be even more worrying.

Using a variety of procedures, damp proofing experts in Castlereagh can quickly identify and resolve rising damp. Older homes which either have no damp proof course, or have a compromised one which is damaged over a wide area, can have a damp proofing cream injected into the walls. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the mortar joint, and before the cream can set it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proof cream treatment is not appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a brand new damp proof course might have to be put in. This is taking repair work to the extreme, but it might be the only answer to your rising damp.

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For smaller areas of membrane damage, another potential remedy would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Tiles, carpets or wood flooring will have to be lifted prior to work being undertaken, because it's applied underneath your current floor coverings. In cellars this is a particularly efficacious solution, and will form a part of the tanking procedure that is used to make spaces watertight. Your Castlereagh damp proof specialist may suggest the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried, further protection in these trouble spots.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or basement, is a process of coating any exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. Since this watertight coating must be applied to the bare surfaces of walls and floors, all plaster and wall coverings must be taken off before any work can begin, and the surfaces correctly prepared. As soon as the paint has been applied and is dry, it's then possible to replaster any wall surfaces and decorate over it. Since it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, this is a really disruptive process. Therefore, it's a good idea to seek the advice of at least two or three damp proofing companies to make sure that this is really the only possible remedy.


Condensation issues can definitely be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way to remove moisture from the air. Because dehumidifiers basically cover up the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are downsides to this option. If you're suffering from damp in any part of your property in Castlereagh, you can call on a competent damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.


The best recommendations for professionals when it comes to home improvements are generally family and friends. Where possible you should try to obtain at least three different quotes from a range of companies, and before signing up to any particular damp proof providers, you should ask to look at professional memberships and accreditations, as evidence of their credibility.

Watch out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments qualifications, or companies who are members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association).

You can guarantee that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to carry out a first class damp proof service, if they are members of the PCA or DPA. Additionally, it offers guarantees on any work completed by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Castlereagh and also in nearby places like: Belfast, Finaghy, Saintfield, Ormeau, Comber, Andersontown, Ballgowan, Drumbo, Dunmurry, Carryduff, Moneyreagh, Dundonald, Lisburn, Crossnacreevy, Hannahstown, Newtownards, as well as in these postcodes BT16 0LN, BT16 0HF, BT16 0PU, BT16 0NG, BT16 0GL, BT16 0JQ, BT16 0ES, BT16 0NW, BT16 0AU, BT16 0AY. Local Castlereagh damp proofers will probably have the telephone dialling code 028 and the postcode BT6.

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Damp proofing services were recently requested by people living in Royal Hill, Milltown Road, Woodall Road, Bridle Lane, Barnfield Manor, Brookeborough Square, Barbour Lodge, Linen Wood, Pot Hill Lane, Prospect Park, Lady Wallace Forge, Dundrod Walk, Carsons Lane, Old Mill Cottages, Kenilworth Drive, Old School Yard, Sir Richard Wallace Walk, Grand Court, Leverogue Road, Lisburn Square, Coronation Court, Slemish Way, St. Pauls Court, Saintfield Park, Hillhall Close, Barrack Street, Tirowen Crescent, Sepon Park, Lady Wallace Avenue, Tynedale Crescent and these Castlereagh postcodes: BT16 0LN, BT16 0HF, BT16 0PU, BT16 0NG, BT16 0GL, BT16 0JQ, BT16 0ES, BT16 0NW, BT16 0AU, BT16 0AY.

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