Damp Proofing Abram

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Damp Proofing Abram Greater Manchester (WN2): Having problems with damp in your home in Abram should cause you quite a bit of concern, since along with the reality that damp looks unsightly, it often also has health and structural repercussions too. Costing 1000s to repair if not resolved promptly, more extreme problems are often concealed beneath flaking paint, patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. To deliver a complete damp proofing solution for your house, it is generally cheaper in the long run to contact an established Abram damp proofing specialist to check out your house.

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If you've got troubles with dampness in your house in Abram, there are three likely triggers:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find information on what might be causing damp issues in your home or business premises in Abram, and how you might get started with fixing them.


There are numerous external issues that can cause penetrating damp in a structure, and included in these are: defective gutters or drainpipes, broken roof tiles, damaged or porous brickwork and cavity wall problems. In the interior of your property it can be due to burst or leaking pipework, cracked shower trays and overflowing basins or baths. Noticeable signs such as peeling or bubbling paintwork, blistering or broken plaster and dark, damp patches on walls, all suggest that these problems have been left uncontrolled for some time.

You could get wet rot in your roofing timbers, if you have a leaky roof, and it has been neglected for an extended period of time. Even though it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need a roof replacement (extremely costly!) if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. If your roof timbers feel "spongy" when touched, and a black fungus forms on your woodwork, you might have wet rot in your roof.

Preventative measures can be relatively basic, such as repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof & gutters for leaks and inspecting pipework for leaks. A certified Abram damp proof service will check all of these areas to help avoid any further problems, as an element of resolving your dampness issues.


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A lot of houses in Abram have problems with condensation, and this is one of the most common factors that cause damp. When a cold surface makes contact with warm, humid air, water collects as tiny droplets upon that surface. Condensation is usually found in areas with high humidity and poor ventilation, such as in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Wiping away any droplets of water that appear, and making certain that you've got sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, are amongst the simplest answers to such problems. The steps needed may require the upgrading or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors, with the intention of redirecting damp air outside of your property in Abram.

The best way to find out the key areas that bring about the situation, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by a trustworthy Abram damp proofing specialist. In some cases damp air is sucked in from outside, simply making matters worse. An effective way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow properly, and your local Abram damp proofing company will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can be achieved.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard on houses constructed in the United Kingdom since 1875. You might not have a damp course on your property or home in Abram if it was constructed earlier than this. It's a possibility that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane could have been damaged in some way if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a home built after this year.

It can be hard to identify rising damp, however some giveaway signs are; a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, "tide marks" on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings. It's possible that you might have a rising damp issue if you have seen one or all of these in your home.

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The initial step towards managing your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether you have a damp course on the exterior walls of your property in Abram. For adequate protection it needs to be 150mm above the level of the ground. If you discover that this space does not exist, you can dig the ground away to increase it, or if this approach is not feasible, a higher damp proof membrane will have to be put in.

If this isn't the problem and your damp course is correct, there may be more problematic issues to deal with caused by the dampness coming up from the ground beneath, through your floors, and into your walls.

Using a number of methods, damp proofing experts in Abram can quickly detect and eliminate rising damp issues. If you have a somewhat older property with no damp proof membrane or it is damaged over a significant area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your external walls. Holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to form an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

If the deterioration of your DPM is too critical, or if damp proofing injection cream is not a satisfactory treatment, you might need to install a new damp proof course. Whilst this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve damp issues, it might be the only solution in the end.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another potential solution for minimal areas of membrane damage. As this is applied under your floor coverings, carpeting, tiles and wood flooring will have to be lifted and removed before this procedure can commence. In basements this is a particularly effective treatment, and will form part of the "tanking" procedure that is used to create watertight spaces. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried, your Abram damp proofing expert might recommend a layer of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a basement or part below ground space, is the process of coating any exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. All plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the relevant surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins, because this watertight coating must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. You can replaster the walls and decorate over the top, after the coating has completely dried out. You must always get more than one specialist opinion about whether this is the only answer to your rising damp issues, as this is an extremely disruptive process because it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property.


Condensation problems can certainly be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The fact that these gadgets simply cover up the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the main disadvantage with the use of dehumidifiers. To obtain the best advice if you're suffering from dampness in any part of your house, you can speak to a competent damp proofing company in Abram.


Friends and family should invariably be the first port of call when you're looking for recommendations for local professionals. If possible you should see if you can acquire at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a number of companies, and before hiring any particular damp proof services, you should ask to look at professional memberships and accreditations, as proof of their integrity.

Keep an eye out for technicians holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) qualifications, or companies who are registered members of the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association.

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the required working experience to provide a top notch damp proofing service, if they are members of the DPA or PCA. Any work undertaken by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Friends & Family Recommendations

Friends and family members are a great source of recommendations, when your are trying to find a damp proofing contractor in Abram for your project or undertaking. If you're serious about choosing someone who is ideal for your requirements, it's generally accepted that person to person referrals are frequently the preferred solution. And aside from that, they may also be extremely helpful in weeding out Greater Manchester companies with far from flattering track records, or contractors with a bad reputation.

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Getting the advice of a relative or friend will also mean that you get a bit of first hand insights into the time keeping and reliability of the contractor, and if anything went awry, how the contractor responded, and how quickly were any errors resolved. They'll be in a position to advise you how the final price in comparison to the initial quotation they were given, or whether the contractor offers a guaranteed price promise.

Finally, your family and friends are folks that you know and can depend on when it comes to their advice. If they are hesitant to discuss a specific contractor or company it's likely down to a disappointing experience. And many folks, instead of 'bad mouthing' a second-rate company who they have had dealings with in the past, may even suggest an alternative contractor, because they're happier speaking about a good business than a poor one.

Abram Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Abram damp proofing specialist including home damp proofing, solving mould problems, floor damp proofing Abram, plaster replacement, damp control Abram, condensation solutions, damp proof membrane installation, property preservation, positive input ventilation (PIV) Abram, efflorescence solutions, basement tanking, cavity wall construction, landlord damp proofing services Abram, foundation damp proofing Abram, damp course installations in Abram, damp treatments, solutions for black mould, condensation treatment, damp proof injection in Abram, property surveys, vapour barriers, damp proofing quotes, cementitious tanking, damp proofing a basement in Abram, timber treatments, concrete repairs in Abram, damp proofing brickwork in Abram, cavity wall tie replacement Abram, leak detection, damp proofing cream injections Abram, brickwork damp proofing Abram, commercial damp proofing Abram, mould treatments Abram, garage damp proofing Abram, commercial tanking in Abram, and more. These are just a selection of the activities that are carried out by those doing damp proofing. Abram providers will tell you about their whole range of services.


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(This damp proofing Abram page was checked and updated on 05-12-2023)