Damp Proofing Adlington

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Damp Proofing Adlington Lancashire (PR6): If you have damp problems in your property in Adlington, it is not just their unsightly appearance that you should worry about, but also the fact that they can cause serious health and structural problems. More significant issues can also be concealed by peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and could cost you 1000s to repair if not treated immediately. To deliver a complete damp proofing solution for your home, it is generally cheaper in the long term to call in an experienced Adlington damp proofing specialist to inspect your property.

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

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


In paragraphs that follow, we will have a look at what leads to such damp problems, and how you can set about fixing them, and preventing them from happening in the first place.


Some of the exterior issues that may cause penetrating damp in a property include: cracked or loose roof tiles, cavity wall issues, defective guttering or downspouts and cracks in brickwork. Inside your Adlington property, penetrating damp can be the result of overflowing sinks or baths, leaking or burst pipes and cracked shower trays. Obvious signs like flaking paintwork, dark, damp patches on walls and blistered or broken plaster, all point to the reality that these problems have been left unresolved.

You may get wet rot in your roofing timbers, if you've got a leaky roof, and it's been neglected for a while. Wet rot does not spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case your roof timbers become structurally dangerous, necessitating a new roof. An unusual musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and signs of a black fungus, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

Some basic measures can help prevent this, such as: cleaning and checking your gutters & roof for leaks, repointing unsound brickwork and inspecting pipework for leaks. An experienced damp proofer in Adlington will check all these areas to help prevent any future problems, as part of resolving your issues with dampness.


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Super easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Adlington homes, condensation is very common. Minute droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when humid, warm air makes contact with them. Condensation is commonly found in areas with high humidity and poor ventilation, such as in kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

To reduce the impact of this problem there are two steps that you can take. You can wipe away any droplets of water the instant they appear, and you can ensure that there is adequate ventilation in areas that most suffer from condensation. The steps needed might call for the upgrading or installation of air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods, with the purpose of redirecting damp air outside of your property in Adlington.

There may be issues with drawing in damp air from the outside, and by performing an in-depth damp proof survey a specialist in Adlington will be able to find factors that bring about the situation. To effectively minimise condensation problems, airflow has to be properly regulated. A reliable Adlington damp proofing specialist will be happy to offer advice and solutions to accomplish this in your home.

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A damp proof course has been compulsory on houses constructed in Great Britain since 1875. If your house was built before this time it's perfectly possible you might not have this installed. If your property was built after this year, but you're still suffering with rising damp, it could be that the damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been compromised.

Rising damp can be hard to distinguish, but some things to keep an eye out for are; crumbling or rotten skirting boards, "tide marks" on walls and a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls. Whilst the existence of these is not conclusive, they are all indications of rising damp issues.

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Resolving rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your outside walls to see if you can spot a DPM. For satisfactory protection it must be 150 millimetres above the level of the ground. You can dig away the surrounding earth to create this space if it's currently not enough, or you can put in a higher damp proof course if the first option is not possible.

If this isn't the problem and your damp proof course is in fact correct, there might be more serious issues to resolve caused by the dampness coming up from the ground beneath, through your floor, and into the walls.

Using a number of different techniques, damp proofing experts in Adlington can quickly detect and remedy rising damp. If you have an older property with no damp proof course or it is damaged over an extensive area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your outside walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective water-repelling barrier.

If the deterioration of your membrane is too critical, or if damp proofing injection cream isn't an appropriate solution, you might have to put in a new damp proof course. Although this is of course a pretty extreme course of action, it could be the only method to remedy your rising damp problems effectively.

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For minimal areas of damage, another possible option could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. Laminate flooring, tiles or carpets will need to be lifted before any work is carried out, because it's applied underneath your existing floor coverings. Also used as a part of the "tanking" process to make a room watertight, this is an especially effective solution in cellar areas. Your Adlington damp proof expert may suggest the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, additional protection in these troublesome areas.

Tanking: In cellars, basements and below ground areas of a property, tanking is the process where any surfaces that are exposed are covered in a waterproof coating. As this watertight coating has to be applied on the bare surface of walls and floors, any plaster and wall coverings must be removed before any work can begin, and the surfaces in question properly prepared. Once this coating has been applied, it should be allowed to dry out completely before replastering any walls and decorating over the top of it. Because it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is an incredibly disruptive job. Therefore, it's preferable to contact at least 2 or 3 damp proofing specialists to make sure that this really is the only option.


Condensation problems can definitely be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers merely hide the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are disadvantages to this option. To obtain the most reliable advice if you're experiencing dampness in any part of your house, you should call on a competent damp proofing company in Adlington.


Friends and relations should always be your first port of call when you're looking for recommendations for local specialists. When possible you should always try to acquire at least two or three different quotes from a variety of companies, and before signing up for any specific damp proof providers, you should ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, as evidence of their trustworthiness.

Look for qualifications and membership from organisations such as the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the PCA (Property Care Association), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments qualifications.

You can guarantee that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has the necessary practical experience to provide you with a top notch damp proofing service, if they are members of the DPA or PCA. Such professional memberships also means there are certain guarantees for any work undertaken.

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be completed by your local Adlington damp proofing specialist including flood defence, floor damp proofing Adlington, rendering repairs, timber preservation, damp proofing floors, garage floor damp proofing Adlington, landlord damp proofing services Adlington, black mould prevention Adlington, wood rot treatments, rising damp prevention, cheap damp proofing Adlington, concrete damp proofing Adlington, vapour barrier installation, timber treatments, damp proofing a garage, industrial damp proofing Adlington, leak detection Adlington, damp proof membrane installation Adlington, rising damp advice in Adlington, property surveys, concrete repairs, brick damp proofing Adlington, treatments for condensation in Adlington, property preservation Adlington, cementitious tanking Adlington, damp proof sealing in Adlington, structural waterproofing, solving mould problems in Adlington, japanese knotweed control Adlington, rising damp treatments, basement tanking, condensation treatments in Adlington, replacement of defective flashingsDPC, damp proofing old stone walls Adlington, defective damp proof course replacement in Adlington, and more. These are just a few of the activities that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Adlington providers will let you know about their whole range of damp proofing services.


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Damp Proofing Around Adlington: Over the past 12 months damp proofing surveys were professionally done in the following Adlington streets: Mornington Road, York Place, Bolton Road, Hawthorne Court, High Lea, Crawford Avenue, Grafton Street, Belmont Road, Derby Place, The Poplars, Ashfield Road, Outterside Street, Castle House Lane, Chorley Road, Marlow Court, Mayfield Avenue, Carrington Road, Kings Lea, Lancaster Close, The Rowans, Smith Street, Highfield Road North, Mount Pleasant, Highfield Road, The Common, The Avenue, and in these Lancashire postcodes: PR6 9SJ, PR7 4JE, PR6 9RN, PR6 9NG, PR7 4JW, PR6 9PT, PR7 4DY, PR6 9QT, PR6 9NH, PR7 4HS. Work was executed in these places by specialists in damp proofing. Adlington homeowners were given high quality and reliable damp proofing services in every case.

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(This damp proofing Adlington information was last updated on 27-04-2023)