Damp Proofing Oadby Leicestershire (LE2): It isn't just the fact that problems with damp look unsightly, they can also cause chronic health issues and result in severe structural damages. If not treated promptly, some of the more critical issues can cost you 1000s to repair, and might be hard to spot beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. If you believe that you might have damp problems you must bring in an experienced Oadby damp proofing specialist to inspect your property, and come up with the most effective damp proofing strategy for your home.
Basically, when considering damp in the home there are three fundamental problem areas:
• Penetrating Damp
• Rising Damp
The following paragraphs describe the sources of such damp issues in Oadby, and the various techniques for preventing and resolving them.
Penetrating damp in your home can be attributable to various external factors for instance: broken roof tiles, cavity wall problems, defective guttering and cracks in brickwork. Inside a structure, the causes can be overflowing baths or basins, dripping or burst pipes and damaged shower trays. If water continues to seep into the walls and woodwork, the obvious signs over time are going to be flaking or bubbling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and damp dark patches on walls.
Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you have a leaky roof that is left untreated for an extended period of time. Wet rot can't spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst outcome your roof timbers become structurally compromised, requiring a new roof. An unfamiliar musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and the appearance of a black fungus, could all signify the presence of wet rot.
Simple steps like cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks, examining piping for leaks and repointing brickwork, are the basic preventative maintenance measures. If you use the services of a knowledgeable Oadby damp proofing company, they'll check all these aspects as part of your overall damp proofing arrangement.
Super easy to identify and a cause of damp in a lot of Oadby properties, condensation is very common. Minute droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when warm, moist air comes into contact with them. Inadequate ventilation in places with high humidity, for instance in kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, is the most common explanation for condensation.
Easy solutions to reduce condensation involve wiping away any water droplets as they appear and making sure you have sufficient ventilation in the problem areas. The steps needed may require the installation or upgrade of air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods, with the intention of redirecting moist air to the outside of your home in Oadby.
There could be issues with drawing in moist air from outside, and by conducting an in-depth damp proofing survey an expert in Oadby will find circumstances that bring about the situation. To successfully minimise condensation problems, airflow must be properly regulated. A competent Oadby damp proofing specialist is well qualified to offer solutions and advice in regards to this.
Houses constructed since 1875 in the UK have been required to have a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. It's possible that you might not have one fitted if your house in Oadby was built before this time. If you are experiencing rising damp in a house built after this period it might be that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been damaged somehow.
It can be rather difficult to identify rising damp, nevertheless some giveaway signs are; white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, "tide marks" on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings. Although the existence of these isn't conclusive, they are all clear indications of rising damp.
Fixing rising damp problems can be as straightforward as checking your property's exterior walls to see if you can see a damp course. To be sure of an adequate degree of protection the DPM should be above ground level by no less than 150 millimetres. You can dig away the surrounding ground to create this space if it's currently not enough, or you can put in a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up if the former isn't possible.
If this is not the problem and your damp proof membrane is in order, there could be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the moisture rising up from the ground, up through your floor, and into the walls.
Damp proofing experts in Oadby will swiftly identify and eliminate rising damp using a variety of methods. If you have an older house with no damp proof membrane or one that's damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your external walls. Holes will be drilled at intervals in the mortar joint, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then penetrates into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective, horizontal waterproof barrier.
In cases where damp proofing cream injection isn't a satisfactory remedy, or where the DPM is too severely damaged, putting in a brand new damp proof course might be neccessary. Whilst this sort of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve rising damp issues, it could be your only solution in the end.
For smaller areas of damage, yet another possible solution could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. This has to be applied beneath your current floor coverings, so laminate flooring, carpeting and tiles will need to be lifted before any work is done. In basement areas this is an especially effective solution, and will form a part of the tanking process that is used to make rooms watertight. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, your Oadby damp proofing expert might suggest the use of building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for further protection.
Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a basement is known as "tanking". This should be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, so all wall covering and plaster must be removed and the relevant surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins. Once this coating has been put on and dried, it's then possible to replaster and decorate on top of it. You must invariably get more than one expert opinion on whether this is the only solution to your rising damp problems, as this is a very disruptive process as it must be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property.
SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS
Condensation problems can certainly be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are a highly efficacious way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that they simply mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the main downside with dehumidifiers. A certified damp proofing company in Oadby will be ready to offer advice on the best solution if you are experiencing damp in any part of your house.
FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN OADBY
Neighbours and friends should invariably be the first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. Before signing up for any damp proof services, always try to get at least two or three price quotes from different Oadby companies. If you're in any doubt about any specific company you could ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates.
Professional Oadby damp proofing companies should be members of either the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association (PCA), or have qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness.
If your chosen Oadby damp proofing specialists are in fact members of either the DPA or PCA you can be sure they will be suitably qualified and have the appropriate practical experience to provide a top notch service for all your damp proofing problems. Such memberships also means that there are guarantees for any remedial work undertaken.
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