Damp Proofing Addlestone

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Damp Proofing Addlestone Surrey (KT15): It's not just the fact that problems with damp look unattractive, they can also cause chronic health problems and lead to severe structural damage. Peeling wallpaper and horrible damp patches can hide much more serious issues which, if not solved quickly, could lead to expensive repair bills. If you believe you may have damp issues you need to contact an established Addlestone damp proofing specialist to examine your property, and come up with the most effective damp proofing solution for your home or business premises.

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Essentially, with regards to damp within the home there are three main problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following paragraphs describe the causes of such damp problems in Addlestone, and the different techniques for avoiding and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Commonplace external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home include: cracks in brickwork, cracked or loose roof tiles, cavity wall issues and defective guttering. Inside a structure, the causes can be overflowing baths or sinks, burst or leaking pipes and damaged shower trays. If left unresolved, blistered or broken plaster, peeling or bubbling paintwork and dark damp patches on walls, will be the obvious outcome of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can arise in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaking roof that is been neglected for a while. Whilst it's fortunate that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case, you may need to replace the whole roof (extremely expensive!) if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timber, coupled with a distinctive musty smell from the decaying wood.

The measures for prevention can be quite basic, for example cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks, inspecting piping for leaks and repointing brickwork. If you employ the services of a competent Addlestone damp proofing firm, they'll check all these areas as part of your overall damp proofing package.

CONDENSATION

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One of the most common forms of damp in Addlestone homes, condensation is very easy to spot. Droplets of water form on cooler surfaces when moist, warm air makes contact with these surfaces. Inadequate ventilation in places with high humidity, such as in kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, is the most frequent explanation for condensation.

To reduce condensation problems, easy solutions include ensuring you have enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping up any droplets as soon as they appear. Redirecting moisture laden air outside of your property in Addlestone, by installing or upgrading air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, will help you to resolve this issue.

A damp proofing survey from an established Addlestone company might also find factors which exacerbate the situation by sucking in damp air from outside. To satisfactorily minimise condensation, airflow must be regulated properly. A certified Addlestone damp proofing company will be happy to offer advice and solutions to accomplish this in your home.

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RISING DAMP

Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been installed as standard in all houses constructed in Great Britain. It is quite possible that you might not have one fitted if your home in Addlestone was built before this year. It's a possibility that your damp proof course or membrane might have been damaged if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a house built after this date.

It can be rather difficult 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. If you notice or think that you might have any of these, it is possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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The first step towards fixing your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether or not you've actually got a damp proof course on the exterior walls of your home in Addlestone. To be sure of an adequate degree of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by at least 150mm. You could dig away the surrounding earth to create this gap if it's currently not sufficient, or you could put in a damp proof membrane higher up if the first option is not plausible.

You may have more serious issues if you discover that your DPM (damp proof membrane) is fine, and it may be that the moisture is seeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into the walls, which will be even more of a concern.

Damp proofing specialists in Addlestone can quickly detect and resolve rising damp using a number of different methods. If you have an older property with no damp proof membrane or it is damaged over a substantial area, a damp proof cream can be injected into your external walls. This calls for the drilling of holes at intervals along the wall's mortar course and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill up the gaps behind the brickwork.

If the damage to your damp course membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing cream injection is not a satisfactory solution, you might have to put in a new damp proof course. Though this is obviously a pretty extreme plan of action, it may be the best way to resolve your damp issues in an effective way.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another possible option for less severe areas of damage. Carpets, laminate flooring or tiles must be lifted prior to work being done, because it is applied underneath your existing floor coverings. In cellars this is a particularly efficacious treatment, and will form an integral part of the tanking process that's used to make rooms watertight. For added protection in these problem areas, your Addlestone damp proofing expert may advise the use of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a cellar is known as tanking. This must be applied at the base level of floors and walls, and so any wall covering and plaster must be removed and the surfaces in question correctly prepared before the commencement of any work. As soon as this paint has been put on, it must be permitted to dry completely before replastering and decorating over it. This is a highly disruptive job as it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, and it's preferable to obtain more than one specialist's opinion about whether this is the only resolution to your rising damp.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

To help with problems with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are pretty effectual. The fact that these gadgets just hide the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the main problem with dehumidifiers. To obtain the most reliable advice if you're suffering from dampness in any part of your property, you should call on an experienced damp proofing specialist in Addlestone.

FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN ADDLESTONE

Friends and relatives should always be your first choice when you are looking for recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Before employing any damp proof services, you should always try to get at least 2 or 3 quotes from different Addlestone companies. If you have any doubts about any specific company you can ask to see qualifications and professional memberships.

Keep an eye out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) professional qualifications, or local companies who are signed up members of the Damp Proofing Association or the PCA (Property Care Association).

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees that your preferred damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to carry out a top notch damp proofing service. Such memberships also means there are certain guarantees for any remedial work accomplished.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Addlestone and also in nearby places like: Chertsey, Pyrford, Ottershaw, Meadowlands, Whiteley Village, Cobham, Wisley, Byfleet, Row Town, West Byfleet, New Haw, Brooklands, Ockham, Lyne, Thorpe Green, Laleham, Woodham, as well as in these postcodes KT15 1DW, KT15 1QD, KT14 6QB, KT15 1JT, KT15 1JJ, KT15 1BX, KT15 1DZ, KT14 6DS, KT15 1DX, KT15 1FF. Locally based Addlestone damp proofing specialist will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01932 and the postcode KT15. Checking this out should ensure you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Addlestone householders can utilise these and various other related services.

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Current Surrey damp proofing postings: Isra Rodger recently requested a quote for solving condensation and damp issues in a hallway in Holmwood, Surrey. Harvey and Brooklyn Irvine recently requested a price quote for solving mould and condensation problems in Warlingham. Luis Littlewood recently asked for a quote for resolving condensation and damp problems in a conservatory in Woodhatch, Surrey. Hannah Beaumont recently enquired about resolving condensation and damp problems in a semi-detached house in Lightwater. Kendrick and Brooke Wallis recently requested a quotation for damp proofing an extension in a terraced house in Molesey. Mr and Mrs Grey recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up damp and condensation issues in Tadworth, Surrey. Mr and Mrs Ellis recently requested an estimate for clearing up damp problems in a terraced house in Normandy, Surrey. Mr and Mrs Bourne recently enquired about solving condensation and damp problems in a bedroom in a bungalow in Lyne. Most of these Surrey property owners did a search for "damp proofing Surrey" and noticed this page on either Yahoo, Bing or Google.

Addlestone Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Addlestone damp proof specialist including condensation control, woodworm treatments, dampcourse installations, damp proofing surveys, cavity wall tie replacement in Addlestone, cementitious tanking, damp proofing concrete floors Addlestone, rendering repairs, damp proof injection, landlord damp proofing services Addlestone, invasive weed control, dry rot control, commercial damp proofing, damp proof membrane installation, solutions for black mould, damp proofing services, timber surveys Addlestone, solutions for condensation Addlestone, mould treatment, chemical DPC injection, damp proofing brickwork, damp proofing old stone walls, concrete repairs, home damp proofing, solving condensation problems, damp proofing cream applications in Addlestone, timber treatments Addlestone, commercial tanking, damp proofing floors, property surveys, pressure grouting Addlestone, flood defence in Addlestone, damp proof tanking, plaster replacement in Addlestone, vapour barrier installation Addlestone, and more. Listed are just a selection of the tasks that are performed by those specialising in damp proofing. Addlestone companies will keep you informed about their entire range of damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

When you are trying to find professionals for any project or service, it is invariably a good idea to turn to friends and relations for recommendations. To identify someone who's ideal for your requirements, and to point a finger at cowboy contractors and companies with mediocre records of service, word of mouth referrals are usually the best way to go.

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If you are aware that an acquaintance or family member has used a specific contractor, you can ask whether anything went wrong during the work, if so, how quickly it was resolved, and how did the contractor react as a consequence. You'll also get some insights into their reliability and punctuality They'll be able to tell you whether the contractor offered a guaranteed price promise for their work, and if not, how accurate the final price was in comparison with the initial quotation.

Ultimately, your relatives and friends are folks that you know and can depend on in relation to their advice. If they have had an unsatisfactory experience in dealing with a certain company or contractor, you may well discover that they'll be reluctant to chat about them. And a lot of people, instead of 'casting aspersions on' a second-rate company who they've dealt with in the past, might even suggest an alternative contractor, because they're happier speaking about a good quality business than a poor one.

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Throughout Surrey you will be able to find damp proof specialists who'll offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find the ideal damp proof specialist in Addlestone itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.

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Also find: Lyne damp proofing, Chertsey damp proofing, Whiteley Village damp proofing, Woodham damp proofing, New Haw damp proofing, Meadowlands damp proofing, West Byfleet damp proofing, Thorpe Green damp proofing, Brooklands damp proofing, Ockham damp proofing, Ottershaw damp proofing, Byfleet damp proofing, Cobham damp proofing, Row Town damp proofing, Wisley damp proofing, Pyrford damp proofing, Laleham damp proofing services and more. All these locations are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Addlestone property owners can get quotations by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Addlestone: Households in Bourne Way, Avenue C, Astor Close, Victoria Road, Burleigh Road, Crockford Close, Albert Road, Hazeldene, Station Road, Garden Close, Woodlands, Countisbury Gardens, Wordsworth Road, Avenue Three, Wren Crescent, Caselden Close, Jubilee Crescent, Ember Close, Brighton Road, Hollies Court, Audley Close, New Haw Road, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also undertaken in the following local Addlestone postcodes: KT15 1DW, KT15 1QD, KT14 6QB, KT15 1JT, KT15 1JJ, KT15 1BX, KT15 1DZ, KT14 6DS, KT15 1DX, KT15 1FF. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Addlestone home and business owners received dependable and top quality damp proofing services in all cases.

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