Damp Proofing Abram

Abram Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Abram Greater Manchester (WN2): Damp problems in your home in Abram not just look unattractive, but they can also lead to serious structural and health issues too. If not resolved promptly, some of the more serious problems can cost thousands to repair, and may be hard to spot beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. It's far more cost effective in the long term to get in touch with a professional Abram damp proofing specialist to examine your house, and offer a complete damp proofing solution for your property.

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Basically, when considering damp within the home there are 3 major problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next paragraphs describe what causes such damp problems in Abram, and the various methods of avoiding and solving them.


Common external factors that can lead to penetrating damp in your home include: cavity wall problems, defective guttering, unsound brickwork and loose or broken roof tiles. Inside a building, overflowing bathtubs or basins, damaged shower trays and burst or leaky pipes, can lead to penetrating damp. If left to carry on leaking these things enable water to soak into walls and woodwork, which with time lead to peeling paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and blistering or broken plaster.

If neglected over a long period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot to occur in your roof timbers. Wet rot does not spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case your roof timbers become structurally unsound, necessitating a new roof. If black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to touch, you could have a case of wet rot.

You should not panic however, because to prevent these problems happening, a few straightforward steps such as cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, inspecting pipework for leaks and repointing brickwork should reduce such situations. A knowledgeable Abram damp proof service will check all of these areas to help prevent any further problems, as an integral part of fixing your issues with dampness.


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Condensation is super easy to identify and is a common form of damp within many homes in Abram. When cooler surfaces make contact with warm, moist air, small water droplets appear on those cold surfaces. It's an issue because of inadequate ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Easy strategies to prevent condensation include wiping away any water droplets whenever they appear and ensuring that you have enough ventilation in the major trouble spots. Redirecting damp air outside of your property in Abram, by installing or updating cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks, will help you to remedy this problem.

An in-depth damp proofing survey from a trusted Abram specialist might also find circumstances which contribute to the problem by drawing in moist air from outside. Airflow must be properly regulated to effectively control condensation problems, and a reliable damp proofing specialist will give advice and offer solutions on this subject.

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A damp proof course has been compulsory on houses built in the United Kingdom since 1875. It's perfectly possible that you might not have one fitted if your house in Abram was constructed in the years before this. If you're suffering with rising damp in a property constructed after this period it may be that your damp proof course or membrane has been damaged somehow.

It can be rather difficult to distinguish rising damp, however some giveaway indications are; "tide marks" on walls, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls. Although the existence of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp problems.

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Just checking your property's exterior walls to find out if you've got a damp proof course can be the first step towards fixing your rising damp problems. For satisfactory protection it should be 150 millimetres (about six inches) above the level of the ground. You could dig the surrounding earth away to create this space if it is currently not enough, or you could put in a DPM higher up if the first option is not feasible.

You could have more serious issues if you learn that your damp proof membrane is OK, and it could be that the dampness is seeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls, which can be even more of a concern.

Damp proofing experts in Abram can swiftly identify and resolve rising damp issues using a number of procedures. Older houses which either have no damp proof course, or have one that's damaged over a considerable area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) injected into the walls. Holes will be drilled at intervals in the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective water-repellent barrier.

In instances where damp proofing cream injection is not a satisfactory solution, or where your membrane is extensively damaged, installing a new damp proof course may be neccessary. Though this is naturally a pretty extreme approach, it might be the best way to solve your rising damp problems successfully.

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For minimal areas of damp course damage, another possible solution could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. This has to be applied underneath your floor coverings, so laminate flooring, carpets and tiles must be lifted prior to work being done. This is particularly effective in basement areas as an integral part of the "tanking" process to make a room which is watertight. Your Abram damp proofing specialist might advise a layer of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, additional protection in those problem areas.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a basement or below ground area is known as tanking. This has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, therefore any wall covering and plaster must be removed and the relevant surfaces prepared correctly before any work begins. Once this paint has been applied, it should be permitted to dry out completely before replastering and decorating over the top of it. Since it needs to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, this is an extremely disruptive process. Therefore, it's a good idea to bring in more than one damp proofing specialist to make certain that this really is the only remedy.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for problems with condensation they can help. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers primarily mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are issues with this option. A reliable damp proofing company in Abram will be glad to give you advice on possible solutions if you are suffering from mould or damp in any area of your house.


As with pretty much any project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a specialist can be obtained from friends and relations. Always get at least two or three different estimates from various local companies, and if you're in any doubt you should ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications, before signing up to any damp proof services.

Watch out for membership of and qualifications from trade bodies such as the Damp Proofing Association or the Property Care Association, or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) accreditations.

You can be certain that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has the necessary practical experience to carry out a first class damp proof service, if they've got membership of either the DPA or PCA. Such memberships also means that there are guarantees for any remedial work carried out.

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Damp proofing can be done in Abram and also in: Ince-in-Makerfield, Leigh, Plank Lane, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lowton, Golborne, Manchester, Firs Lane, Bryn Gates, Hindley, Platt Bridge, Hindley Green, Bickershaw, and in these postcodes WN2 5YD, WN2 5QX, WN2 5QZ, WN2 5QF, WN2 5XG, WN2 5LA, WN2 5PX, WN2 5YE, WN2 5QU, WN2 5QQ. Local Abram damp proof specialists will most likely have the phone code 01942 and the postcode WN2. Verifying this will make certain that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Abram home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and various other damp proofing services.

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(This damp proofing Abram content was updated on 21-09-2022)