Damp Proofing Winkfield Berkshire (SL4): Having problems with damp in your property in Winkfield can result in severe health and structural issues, as well as being unattractive in appearance. More significant problems can also be hidden under peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and could cost 1000s to fix if not remedied promptly. If you believe you may have such issues you should speak to a certified Winkfield damp proofing specialist to examine your property, and suggest the most suitable damp proofing solution for your home.
When considering dampness in Winkfield houses, there are basically 3 key classifications:
• Penetrating Damp
• Rising Damp
Below you will find details of what could cause problems with damp in your home in Winkfield, and how you might set about rectifying them.
Penetrating damp in your home can be the result of a range of external factors such as: cracks in brickwork, damaged guttering, cracked roof tiles and cavity wall problems. Inside a building, cracked shower trays, burst or leaking pipes and overflowing basins or baths, can lead to penetrating damp. If left uncontrolled, flaking or bubbling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and blistering or broken plaster, will be the obvious upshot of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.
If you have a leaking roof and it has been neglected for some time, it can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Wet rot cannot spread into the brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. If black fungus appears on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you might have the beginnings of wet rot.
You shouldn't fret however, because to stop these problems occurring, a few simple steps like cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and examining piping for leaks should aleviate such issues. If you employ the services of a knowledgeable Winkfield damp proofing provider, they'll check all these aspects as a part of your complete damp proofing service.
Quite simple to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Winkfield homes, condensation is incredibly common. Tiny droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when warm, humid air comes into contact with these surfaces. Poor ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, for example in kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, is the most common reason behind condensation.
To avoid condensation problems, simple solutions include making sure you have adequate ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any droplets of water as soon as they form. This may involve the installation or upgrade of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks to help reroute the humid air to the outside of your house.
The best way to find out the main things that contribute to the problem, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a reliable Winkfield damp proofing company. With some homes damp air is sucked in from outside, simply making things worse. Airflow must be properly regulated to adequately control condensation problems, and a certified damp proofing specialist will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this topic.
Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been fitted as standard in all homes constructed in the UK. It is possible that you might not have one installed if your house in Winkfield was built before this time. If you're experiencing rising damp in a house constructed after this date it's possible your damp proof course has been damaged somehow.
Rising damp can be notoriously hard to identify, but some areas to watch out for are; crumbling or rotten skirtings, tide marks on walls and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces. If you see or think you might have any of these issues, it's possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.
Merely checking your property's exterior walls to find out if you've got a damp proof course can be the first step towards resolving your rising damp problems. For satisfactory protection it ought to be 150mm (around 6 inches) above ground level. If this isn't the situation you may be able to dig the ground away to create this gap, or if this is not plausible, you could put in a damp proof membrane (DPM) higher up.
You may have more challenging issues if you discover that your damp proof membrane is okay, and it might be that the dampness is rising up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which can be even more of a concern.
Using a variety of techniques, damp proofing professionals in Winkfield can quickly identify and remedy rising damp. Older homes which either don't have a DPM, or have one that's damaged over a considerable area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) injected into the outside walls. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and before the cream sets it turns into liquid and soaks into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.
If the deterioration of the damp course membrane is too critical, or if damp proofing injection cream isn't a suitable treatment, you may need to put in a brand new damp proof course. Though this is obviously a fairly drastic plan of action, it might be the best way to resolve your damp issues in an effective way.
For smaller areas of membrane damage, another possible option could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. Carpeting, laminate flooring or tiles will have to be lifted prior to work being undertaken, since it's applied under your floor coverings. This is especially efficacious in cellar areas as an integral part of the "tanking" procedure to create a watertight room. For added protection in these troublesome areas, your Winkfield damp proof expert might suggest applying building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried.
Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a basement or below ground area is referred to as tanking. Because this watertight coating has to be applied to the bare surfaces of floors and walls, any wall covering and plaster must be taken off before work begins, and the pertinent surfaces properly prepared. When this paint has been applied and dried, it is then the time to replaster the wall surfaces and decorate over it. You should invariably obtain more than one expert opinion on whether this really is the only answer to your rising damp, as this is an incredibly disruptive job as it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building.
SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER
Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for issues with condensation they can be of help. The fact that these gadgets basically hide the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the main drawback with dehumidifier use. If you are suffering from dampness in any part of your property in Winkfield, you should get in touch with a professional damp proofing company for the most reliable advice.
FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN WINKFIELD
Neighbours and friends should always be the first port of call when you're looking for recommendations for local specialists. Always get at least two or three different estimates from various local companies, and if you are in any doubt you should ask to look at professional membership certificates and accreditations, before signing up for any damp proofing services.
Professional Winkfield damp proofing specialists should be members of either the Property Care Association or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association), or have accreditations from the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB).
You can guarantee that your damp proofing provider is well qualified and has the necessary experience to carry out a high quality damp proofing service, if they have membership of the PCA or DPA. Any work completed by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.
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