Damp Proofing Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire (HP1): It isn't just the fact that problems with damp look unappealing, they can also cause health issues and contribute to dangerous structural damages. More significant issues can also be concealed beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you 1000's of pounds to fix if not remedied speedily. If you believe that you might have such damp issues you must get hold of an experienced Hemel Hempstead damp proofing specialist to examine your property, and come up with the most beneficial damp proofing solution for your home or business premises.
In Hemel Hempstead dwellings there are 3 main problem areas of how damp can affect your property:
• Penetrating Damp
• Rising Damp
Below you'll find information on what may cause damp problems in your home in Hemel Hempstead, and precisely how you may proceed with rectifying them.
Commonplace external factors that may lead to penetrating damp in your home include: cavity wall issues, unsound brickwork, defective guttering and broken roof tiles. Inside, it can be caused by overflowing bathtubs or sinks, damaged shower trays and dripping or burst pipes. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the woodwork and walls, the noticeable signs over time will be dark damp patches on walls, flaking paintwork and broken or blistered plaster.
Wet rot can develop in your roof timbers if you've got a leaking roof that's left untreated over a period of time. Though it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need a roof replacement if the timbers of your roof become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timbers, along with a unique musty smell from the decaying timber.
You need not fret however, since to prevent these problems from occurring, a few basic steps such as repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks and inspecting pipework for leaks should aleviate such concerns. A competent Hemel Hempstead damp proof service will check all these areas to help avoid any further problems, as part of solving your issues with damp.
Condensation is very easy to spot and one of the most common forms of damp in many houses in Hemel Hempstead. Small droplets of water form on cold surfaces when they make contact with moist, warm air. Inadequate ventilation in places with a high level of humidity, for example in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, is the most common cause of condensation.
Wiping up any droplets of water that form, and ensuring you've got sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, are among the most basic answers to such issues. This may require the upgrading or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors to help reroute the humid air to the outside of the building.
The best way to identify the key factors that contribute to the problem, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey done by an experienced Hemel Hempstead company. Occasionally damp air is sucked in from outside, simply making matters even worse. An effective way to adequately minimise condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Hemel Hempstead damp proofing technician will offer advice and guidance on how this can be achieved.
A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on homes built in the United Kingdom since 1875. If your house was constructed before this time it's conceivable you might not have this installed. If your house was constructed after this date, but you're still experiencing rising damp, it could be that your damp proof course or membrane has been impaired.
Although hard to identify, rotten or crumbling skirtings, tide marks on walls and a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. If you notice or think that you might have any of these issues, it is possible that you have a rising damp problem.
The first step towards resolving your rising damp problems should simply be to check whether or not you've actually got a DPM on the outside walls of your home in Hemel Hempstead. For satisfactory protection it must be 150 millimetres above ground level. If you discover that this gap does not exist, you could dig away the soil to increase it, or if this approach isn't feasible, a higher DPM will need to be put in.
If your damp proof course is in fact correct and the gap from the ground is not the root cause of the problem, moisture may be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a more problematic issue.
Hemel Hempstead damp proofing experts will swiftly be able to identify the main cause of your rising damp issues, and employing a range of techniques will quickly eliminate the problem. If you've got a somewhat older home with no damp proof course or one that's damaged over a considerable area, a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls. This involves drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals along the wall's mortar course and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill up the gaps behind the brickwork.
If the damp proofing cream treatment is not appropriate, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a new damp proof course might have to be put in. Regrettably this is taking repair work to the extreme, however it could be the only remedy for your rising damp problems.
For less severe areas of damage, another possible remedy could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. This has to be applied under your floor coverings, so carpeting, laminate flooring and tiles will need to be lifted prior to work being done. Also used as part of the "tanking" process to make a space watertight, this is an especially effectual solution in basement areas. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, your Hemel Hempstead damp proofing technician may suggest the application of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for additional protection.
Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a cellar or below ground area is known as tanking. As this coating needs to be applied on the bare surfaces of walls and floors, all plaster and wall covering must be taken off before work commences, and all surfaces correctly prepared. As soon as the coating has been applied and is dry, it's then possible to replaster the wall surfaces and decorate on top of it. This is a very disruptive job as it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, and it is advisable to get more than one specialist's opinion about whether this is the only treatment for your damp problems.
SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS
To help with condensation issues, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are really efficient. The main drawback with the use of dehumidifiers in seeking to eliminate damp is that they basically mask the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. An experienced damp proofing company in Hemel Hempstead will be able to offer advice on the best solution if you are experiencing mould or damp in any area of your house.
FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN HEMEL HEMPSTEAD
The most trustworthy recommendations for local professionals with regards to home improvement projects are generally friends and family. Always obtain at least 2 or 3 different quotes from various companies, and if you are in any doubt you should ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, before employing any damp proof services.
Look for membership of and qualifications from bodies such as the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association, or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments qualifications.
Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees that your selected damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the appropriate experience to perform a top notch damp proof service. Any work performed by one of their members is also guaranteed.
Damp proofing services are available in in Hemel Hempstead and also nearby in: Frogmore, Bovingdom, Orchard Leigh, Bourne End, St Albans, Potten End, Abbots Langley, Berkhamsted, Kings Langley, Great Gaddesden, Chipperfield, Gorhambury, Frithsden, Redbourn, and in these postcodes HP1 1HW, HP1 1PY, HP1 1PN, HP1 1EA, HP1 1NH, HP1 1EL, HP1 1QZ, HP1 1RS, HP1 1NW, HP1 1HP. Locally based Hemel Hempstead damp proof specialists will likely have the postcode HP1 and the telephone dialling code 01442.
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All throughout Hertfordshire you should be able to find damp proofers who will provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find the perfect damp proofing specialist in Hemel Hempstead itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
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Folks who live in the following areas and roads have just recently requested damp proofing - Tattershall Drive, Denbigh Close, Crofts Path, Sunnyhill Road, The Melings, Stocks Meadow, The Pastures, Connaught Close, St Agnells Court, Dagnall Road, Toms Croft, Chardins Close, Dellcut Road, St Davids Close, Simon Dean, Birch Leys, Caister Close, Burnet Close, Shantock Lane, Catherine Close, Sylvan Close, Claymore, Boleyn Close, Beaumayes Close, Berefeld, Deaconsfield Road, St Margarets, Squirrel Chase, Dunster Road, The Heights, as well as these Hemel Hempstead area postcodes: HP1 1HW, HP1 1PY, HP1 1PN, HP1 1EA, HP1 1NH, HP1 1EL, HP1 1QZ, HP1 1RS, HP1 1NW, HP1 1HP.
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