Damp Proofing Worksop Nottinghamshire (S80): Having problems with damp in your house in Worksop can contribute to severe health and structural issues, as well as being unattractive in appearance. More serious issues can also be concealed beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you thousands to fix if not repaired swiftly. If you think that you might have such issues you must get in touch with a competent Worksop damp proofing specialist to assess your property, and come up with the best damp proofing treatment for your home or business premises.
In Worksop homes there are 3 principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:
• Penetrating Damp
• Rising Damp
Below you'll find information about what may be causing damp problems in your home in Worksop, and precisely how you may set about fixing them.
Penetrating damp in your home can be caused by various external factors for example: damaged guttering, cavity wall issues, cracked roof tiles and unsound brickwork. Internally, burst or leaky pipes, overflowing basins or bathtubs and cracked shower trays, can trigger penetrating damp. If left unresolved, flaking paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and dark damp patches on walls, will be the visible results of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.
If neglected for a while, a leaking roof can cause wet rot to arise in the timbers of your roof. While it can't spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsound, and in the worst case scenario you might even need a roof replacement - very expensive! Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the wood, along with a unique musty smell from the rotting wood.
Preventative measures can be fairly basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, examining piping for leaks and cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks. A competent damp proofer in Worksop will check all these areas to help avoid any further problems, as part of resolving your dampness issues.
Quite simple to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Worksop properties, condensation is very common. Small droplets of water appear on cool surfaces when warm, humid air makes contact with them. It often manifests due to poor ventilation in places where there is high humidity, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.
To prevent condensation issues, easy solutions include making sure there is enough ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any droplets whenever they appear. Redirecting humid air outside of your home in Worksop, by updating or fitting air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, will help you to eliminate this annoying problem.
A detailed damp proofing survey from a professional Worksop company may also find circumstances which exacerbate the problem by drawing in moist air from the outside. The most effective way to adequately minimise condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Worksop damp proofing company will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can best be achieved.
Since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all homes constructed in Great Britain. If your home was constructed before this time it's possible you may not have one installed. It is possible that your DPM might have been damaged if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a house built after this date.
It can be notoriously tricky to identify rising damp, however some giveaway indications are; a white powdery deposit being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, "tide marks" on walls and rotten or crumbling skirting boards. If you notice or think that you might have any of these issues, it is possible you have a problem with rising damp.
Simply checking your exterior walls to spot if you've got a damp proof course can be the first step towards fixing your rising damp. It needs to be 150mm (approximately 6") above the level of the ground for adequate protection. If this isn't the case you might be able to dig away the ground to create this gap, or if this isn't feasible, you could install a DPM higher up.
You might have more problematic issues if you find that your DPM (damp proof membrane) is OK, and it may be that the damp is seeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into the walls, which will be even more worrying.
Worksop damp proofing specialists will swiftly be able to ascertain the root cause of your rising damp, and employing a range of methods will quickly eliminate the problem. If you have a somewhat older property with no DPM or one that is damaged over an extensive area, a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then penetrates into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective waterproof barrier.
If the damp proofing cream treatment isn't suitable, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course might need to be installed. Although this is of course a pretty drastic approach, it might be the best way to solve your rising damp problems in an effective way.
For less severe areas of membrane damage, another potential solution would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. Laminate flooring, tiles or carpets must be lifted prior to work being done, as it's applied beneath your current floor coverings. Also used as an integral part of the "tanking" process to make a space watertight, this is an especially effective treatment in basement areas. For added protection in these problem areas, your Worksop damp proof technician might recommend a layer of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried.
Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a basement is known as tanking. As this watertight coating must be applied on the bare surfaces of floors and walls, all wall covering and plaster must be taken off before any work can begin, and the surfaces in question prepared properly. You can replaster any wall surfaces and decorate over the top of it, after the paint has dried out completely. You must always obtain more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is really the only resolution to your rising damp issues, because this is an incredibly disruptive job since it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.
SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS
Issues with condensation can certainly be helped through the use of dehumidifiers, which are a highly efficacious way of reducing the moisture content in the air. The fact that these products only mask the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the trouble with dehumidifier use. A competent damp proofing specialist in Worksop will be glad to offer advice on possible solutions if you are suffering from mould or damp in any area of your property.
FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN WORKSOP
Friends and relations should invariably be your first port of call when you are looking for recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. When possible you should always see if you can acquire at least two or three different estimates from a number of companies, and before signing up to any particular damp proof services, you should ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates, as evidence of their trustworthiness.
Watch out for technicians holding the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) qualifications, or local companies who are registered members of the PCA (Property Care Association) or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association).
Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees your chosen damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has the appropriate experience to offer a first class damp proof service. Any damp proofing work accomplished by any one of their members is also guaranteed.
Damp proofing services are available in in Worksop and also nearby in: Thorpe Salvin, Ranby, South Carlton, Rhodesia, Kilton, Manton, Shireoaks, Rayton, High Hoe Rd, Darfoulds, Gateford, Hodthorpe, Woodsetts, High Holbeck, North Carlton, Whitwell, and in these postcodes S80 1QQ, S80 1PZ, S80 1RJ, S80 1JR, S80 1NE, S80 1JB, S80 1QB, S80 1NS, S80 1AA, S80 1NY. Locally based Worksop damp proofers will probably have the postcode S80 and the telephone dialling code 01909.
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Households in Compton Drive, Central Buildings, Clarence Road, Spitalfields, Coach Road, Burrs Lane, The Yews, St Annes View, Ashley Terrace, Blyth Grove, Chapel Court, Cartwright Street, Teal Court, Shireoaks Road, Doncaster Road, Sutherland Close, Brechin, Crags Road, The Willows, The Bramblings, Starling Grove, Turnerwood, Cecil Close, Cromwell Close, Dinnington Road, Sandy Close, Shire Close, Church Field Close, Dukeries Way, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also done in the following Worksop area postcodes: S80 1QQ, S80 1PZ, S80 1RJ, S80 1JR, S80 1NE, S80 1JB, S80 1QB, S80 1NS, S80 1AA, S80 1NY.
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