Damp Proofing Accrington

Accrington Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Accrington Lancashire (BB4 and BB5): Problems with damp in your property in Accrington may not just look unattractive, but they can also bring about dangerous health and structural problems too. Horrible damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal much more serious problems which, if not remedied speedily, could result in costly repair bills. If you have an issue such as this there's very little that you can do to solve it yourself, and the best course of action is to bring in a competent Accrington damp proofing specialist to carry out an evaluation and come up with practical solutions.

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In Accrington dwellings there are three principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three primary kinds of damp are outlined in more detail in this article, together with tips on prevention and resolution, if you happen to discover them in your home in Accrington.


Problems like cracked roof tiles, defective guttering, cavity wall problems and cracks in brickwork are typical external factors of penetrating damp in your home. Inside your Accrington property, penetrating damp can be a result of overflowing sinks or bathtubs, burst or leaking pipes and cracked shower trays. If water continues to seep into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs in time are going to be broken or blistering plaster, peeling paintwork and dark damp patches on walls.

Wet rot can develop in your roof timbers if you have a leaky roof which is left untreated over a period of time. While it doesn't spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsafe, and in a worst case scenario you might even need to have a new roof - very costly! Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the wood, along with a distinctive musty smell from the decaying timber.

You shouldn't fret however, because to stop these problems from happening, a few basic steps like inspecting piping for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork should reduce such issues. An experienced damp proofer in Accrington will check all of these areas in order to help prevent any further complications, as an integral part of solving your dampness issues.


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Quite simple to identify and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Accrington homes, condensation is incredibly common. Small droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when they make contact with warm, humid air. It's often caused because of inadequate ventilation in areas where there's high humidity, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

Wiping away any droplets that form, and making certain that you have enough ventilation in the affected areas, are among the most basic solutions to such issues. The necessary steps might call for the installation or updating of extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, with the intention of redirecting moist air outside of your property in Accrington.

The best way to ascertain the main circumstances that contribute to the situation, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey done by a reliable Accrington damp proofing specialist. In some cases damp air can be drawn in from the outside, plainly making things worse. The best way to successfully minimise condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Accrington damp proofing technician will offer guidance and advice on how this can best be achieved.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on houses built in Great Britain since 1875. If your property or home was built before this time it's perfectly possible that you may not have one installed. If you're suffering with rising damp in a property built after this period it's possible your damp proof course or membrane has been damaged somehow.

If you believe that you may have rising damp, crumbling or rotten skirting boards, tide marks on walls and white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, are good signs that you might be correct. If you see or think that you may have any of these issues, it is possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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Merely checking your home's exterior walls to spot if you've got a DPM can be one step towards resolving your rising damp. For satisfactory protection it needs to be 150 millimetres (around six inches) above the level of the ground. You can dig away the surrounding soil to create this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you can install a higher DPM if the former isn't feasible.

You might have more problematic issues if you find that your damp proof course is fine, and it might be that the moisture is rising from the ground, up through your flooring, and into the walls, which is going to be even more of a concern.

Accrington damp proofing specialists will swiftly be able to ascertain the explanation for your rising damp, and employing a number of different techniques will soon eliminate the problem. Older houses which either don't have a DPM, or have one that is damaged over a substantial area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled along the mortar joint, and before the cream can cure it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

In cases where damp proofing injection cream isn't a suitable treatment, or when your damp course membrane is severely damaged, installing a new damp proof course could be neccessary. Whilst this sort of repair work is a pretty extreme way to solve damp issues, it may be your only solution when all is said and done.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is yet another possible remedy for less severe areas of damp course damage. Because this is applied beneath your current floor coverings, carpeting, tiles and wood flooring will have to be lifted and put aside before this process can begin. In cellar areas this is a particularly efficacious solution, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" procedure that's used to make rooms watertight. Your Accrington damp proof technician may advise laying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, added protection in these problem areas.

Tanking: Tanking an area, like a cellar or basement, is the process of coating any exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. All plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces prepared correctly before the commencement of any work, as this coating has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors. You can replaster and decorate over the top of it, as soon as the paint has dried out completely. As it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is a very disruptive process. It is therefore wise to seek the advice of more than one damp proofing expert to guarantee that this really is the only possible resolution.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way of lowering the moisture content in the air, hence for condensation issues they can help. The fact that these gadgets simply mask the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the issue with dehumidifier use. A professional damp proofing specialist in Accrington will be glad to offer advice on possible solutions if you're suffering from mould or damp in any area of your home.


Family and friends should always be your first port of call when you're looking for recommendations for local specialists. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 price quotes from different Accrington companies. If you have any doubts about any specific company you can ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates.

Watch out for contractors holding the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments professional qualifications, or companies who are members of the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association.

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has the required experience to offer a high quality damp proofing service, if they've got membership of the PCA or DPA. In addition, it offers guarantees on any damp proofing work undertaken by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Accrington and also in nearby places like: Shadsworth, Church, Oswaldtwistle, Huncoat, Scaitcliffe, Altham West, Knuzden Brook, Clayton-le-Moors, Tottleworth, Rishton, Little Moor End, Great Harwood, together with these postcodes BB5 0SL, BB5 0ND, BB5 0HE, BB5 0NX, BB5 0DB, BB5 0JG, BB5 0RE, BB5 0JW, BB5 0PW, BB5 0JZ. Locally based Accrington damp proofers will most likely have the postcode BB4 and BB5 and the telephone dialling code 01254. Verifying this should confirm that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Accrington home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other comparable services.

Accrington Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Accrington damp proofing specialist including solutions for penetrating damp Accrington, the treament of efflorescence in Accrington, damp control, property surveys in Accrington, mould treatment, japanese knotweed control Accrington, woodworm treatment, damp proof membrane installation in Accrington, injection damp proofing Accrington, invasive weed control in Accrington, damp proofing brickwork, concrete repair Accrington, damp proofing a garage in Accrington, dampproofing surveys, rising damp advice, solutions for rising damp, leak detection Accrington, flood defence, residential damp proofing in Accrington, cementitious tanking, cavity wall construction Accrington, timber surveys in Accrington, plaster replacement, solving mould problems in Accrington, timber treatment, damp proofing walls Accrington, dry rot control in Accrington, damp proofing assessments in Accrington, home damp proofing Accrington, damp proofing services in Accrington, rising damp prevention, damp proofing concrete floors, landlord damp proofing services, commercial tanking, and lots more. Listed are just a small portion of the tasks that are conducted by people specialising in damp proofing. Accrington providers will be happy to inform you of their full range of services.

Lancashire Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Recent Lancashire damp proofing enquiries: Arnie Groves and Margot Groves recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a conservatory in a semi-detached house in Elswick, Lancashire. Fleur Weston recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a basement in a cottage in Adlington. Sandra Mitchell and Bobby Mitchell recently enquired about clearing up damp problems in Tarleton, Lancashire. Noah and Freyja Charlton recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a cellar in Chipping. Jimmy Fletcher recently enquired about damp proofing a basement in a cottage in Bacup, Lancashire. Jensen and Alissa Swales recently asked for a quote for resolving condensation and damp problems in a kitchen in Whalley. Nyla Gardiner recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing an extension in a detached house in Adlington. Lily-Mai Fischer recently requested an estimate for damp proofing a basement in Preesall, Lancashire. All these Lancashire property owners did a search for "damp proofing Lancashire" and located this web page on Yahoo, Google or Bing.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Homes are damp proofed in Accrington every day of the week, so it is quite likely that a person in your social circle will have had damp proofing work done in the past, so ask family, friends and workmates for a recommendation. Word of mouth recommendations are preferred above any other kind of endorsement or review by around eighty per cent of homeowners in Accrington, so where possible, you should use this fact to your advantage. Even when a particular damp proofing company has been recommended by someone, you should still get at least three different quotes from various companies locally, to provide you with a wide range of prices.


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Also find: Scaitcliffe damp proofing, Clayton-le-Moors damp proofing, Altham West damp proofing, Tottleworth damp proofing, Church damp proofing, Rishton damp proofing, Little Moor End damp proofing, Great Harwood damp proofing, Knuzden Brook damp proofing, Huncoat damp proofing, Oswaldtwistle damp proofing, Shadsworth damp proofing services and more. All these locations are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Accrington property owners can get estimates by going here.

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(This damp proofing Accrington page was updated on 05-01-22)