Damp Proofing Aldridge

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Damp Proofing Aldridge West Midlands (WS9): Having problems with damp in your house in Aldridge can result in major health and structural problems, as well as appearing awful. More serious issues can also be concealed by peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and could cost you 1000's of pounds to repair if not dealt with promptly. To provide a complete damp proofing option for your property, it is usually cheaper in the long run to contact an established Aldridge damp proofing company to check out your home.

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In Aldridge buildings, there are basically three major problem areas of how damp can have an impact on your home:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

In paragraphs that follow, we will look at what leads to such damp problems, and how you can go about resolving them, and preventing them from occurring.

PENETRATING DAMP

Some of the external factors that might lead to penetrating damp in a structure include: porous brickwork, cracked roof tiles, damaged downpipes or guttering and blocked cavity walls. Inside a structure, cracked shower trays, overflowing basins or baths and burst or leaky pipework, can trigger penetrating damp. If water is allowed to continue seeping into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs over time are going to be blistered or broken plaster, damp, dark patches on walls and flaking paintwork.

Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof which is left untreated for a while. Even though it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in the worst case scenario, you may need a roof replacement if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. An unfamiliar musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and indications of a black fungus, could all herald the existence of wet rot.

The means of prevention can be quite basic, for instance repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof & gutters for leaks and inspecting water pipes for leaks. A competent Aldridge damp proof service provider will check all of these areas in order to help avoid any future problems, as an element of resolving your issues with dampness.

CONDENSATION

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A common form of damp in Aldridge homes, condensation is extremely easy to identify. Small droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when humid, warm air comes into contact with these surfaces. It is an issue due to poor ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

There are two straightforward ways of dealing with condensation issues, and these are making certain that problem areas have ample ventilation, and wiping droplets of water away as they appear on surfaces. You can reduce the level of moisture laden air which is present in your building by updating or fitting air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods.

The best way to identify the main areas that exacerbate the problem, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by a credible Aldridge damp proofing company. Occasionally moist air is drawn in from the outside, simply making matters worse. So as to minimise condensation problems, it is essential that airflow in the home is regulated effectively, and by conferring with an expert on this topic, you will get information and advice for resolving these issues.

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RISING DAMP

Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard in all houses built in the United Kingdom. It's possible that you might not have one installed if your home in Aldridge was built in the years before this. If your property was constructed after this year, but you're still suffering with rising damp, it may be that your damp proof membrane or course has been damaged.

If you believe that you might have rising damp in your home, tide marks on walls, a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings, are good indications that you may be correct. If you notice or think that you might have any of these, it is possible you have a problem with rising damp.

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Remedying rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your home's exterior walls and seeing if you can spot a DPM. It ought to be 150mm above ground level for adequate protection. Where you discover that this space doesn't exist, you could dig away the soil to increase it, or if this approach isn't feasible, a higher damp proof membrane will need to be installed.

You could have more challenging issues if you discover that your damp proof course is OK, and it could be that the dampness is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls, which will be an even more worrying situation.

Using a number of different procedures, damp proofing specialists in Aldridge will swiftly detect and remedy rising damp. If you've got a somewhat older home with no DPM or one that's damaged over a substantial area, a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled at intervals along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream sets it turns to liquid and soaks into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damp proofing cream isn't appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a brand new damp proof course might have to be put in. Although this is of course a pretty drastic plan of action, it might be the only method to resolve your damp problems effectively.

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For smaller areas of damage, yet another potential option would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. This will be applied underneath your current floor coverings, so carpets, tiles and wood flooring will have to be lifted before any work is undertaken. This is particularly efficacious in basement areas as part of the tanking procedure to create a watertight room. For further protection in these trouble spots, your Aldridge damp proofing specialist may recommend the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely.

Tanking: Tanking an area, like a basement or cellar, is the process of coating exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. Any plaster and wall covering must be taken off and the appropriate surfaces prepared properly before any work begins, because this waterproof coating has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. You can replaster the walls and decorate over the top of it, as soon as the paint has dried completely. This is a really disruptive job as it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, and it's recommended that you obtain more than one specialist opinion on whether this is the only answer to your rising damp.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Issues with condensation can certainly be helped through the use of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers just hide the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are downsides to this solution. An experienced damp proofing company in Aldridge will be able to give you advice on possible solutions if you're suffering from damp in any part of your home.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN ALDRIDGE

As with pretty much any project, the most reliable recommendations for a local professional come from friends and relatives. Where possible you should always see if you can get at least two or three different estimates from a range of companies, and before signing up for any specific damp proofing services, you should ask to see professional memberships and qualifications, as evidence of their credibility.

Keep an eye out for membership of and qualifications from bodies such as the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the PCA (Property Care Association), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) professional qualifications.

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees that your chosen damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has the required experience to provide a first class damp proof service. Any work undertaken by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Aldridge and also nearby in: Harden, Little Aston, Mill Green, Shire Oak, Stubbers Green, Druids Heath, Coal Pool, Rushall, Hill Hook, Pool Green, Four Oaks, Daw End, Daisy Bank, Vigo, Hardwick, Clayhanger, as well as in these postcodes WS9 8AZ, WS9 0NR, WS9 1DR, WS9 8AR, WS9 8JD, WS9 8LB, WS9 8PN, WS9 8DB, WS9 0WU, WS9 1BT. Locally based Aldridge damp proofing specialist will likely have the phone code 01543 and the postcode WS9. Checking this can confirm that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Aldridge home and business owners can utilise these and many other comparable services.

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Friends & Family Recommendations

Houses are damp proofed in Aldridge every week, so it is fairly likely that somebody you know will have had damp proofing done recently, so ask friends and family for a recommendation. Word of mouth is often regarded as better than commercial advertising and reviews, since it provides a better idea of quality, and comes directly from the mouth of a person that you trust. From the prospective contractors, make an effort to get at least 2 or 3 price quotes.

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There is a wide range of work that can be carried out by your local Aldridge damp proof specialist including solving mould problems, replacement of defective flashingsDPC, damp proof paint applications, rising damp advice in Aldridge, leak detection, plaster replacement in Aldridge, wall damp proofing Aldridge, cellar water-proofing, damp proofing a basement in Aldridge, industrial damp proofing Aldridge, timber preservation Aldridge, damp proofing prices, floor damp proofing Aldridge, damp proofing services, brick damp proofing Aldridge, rising damp prevention, damp proof injection, damp control, garage floor damp proofing Aldridge, treatments for penetrating damp, damp proofing concrete floors, damp treatments, property preservation Aldridge, cavity wall construction Aldridge, concrete damp proofing Aldridge, dry rot treatments, wet rot control, cheap damp proofing Aldridge, damp proofing internal walls in Aldridge, rendering repairs, foundation damp proofing Aldridge, concrete repairs in Aldridge, cementitious tanking Aldridge, damp proof coursing, damp proof cream injections, and more. These are just an example of the duties that are carried out by those doing damp proofing. Aldridge companies will keep you informed about their entire range of damp proofing services.

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Aldridge businesses have always relied on positive feedback to gain new customers and develop their local presence, however right now it is even more vital, and having favourable online reviews and feedback is a very important part of this. If you're happy with the performance of somebody you have hired, why not make an effort to thank them by leaving an appreciative review. This has benefits for both the business itself and for potential clients who might be thinking of employing them. When you were first trying to find somebody to do your work, you should think about how your choice was swayed by negative or positive reviews. You may have looked at other providers if a particular company did not have some favourable reviews, even if their company website looked professional.

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But, can the so called customer reviews be trusted or believed when you are actually on a business's own website? Are such reviews penned by real clients who were happy to recommend the services they received, or were they composed by a company employee?

Rather than relying on these, you should head to Google My Business reviews, where you'll get more genuine and frank reviews on services and businesses in Aldridge. To determine the reputation of any business and also influence a business's search engine ranking, this is THE review website. The key rival to Google My Business and the second biggest review site for local companies in Aldridge is Bing Places for Business. Your review here can help to improve the profile of the company that successfully worked on your damp proofing project and provide an overview of their reliability and working standards. Feedback and reviews can also be left on Twitter and Facebook pages, which are great and instantly visible ways to compliment a local company. Regularly used in the media marketing promotions of most small companies in Aldridge, such social media websites are extremely influential. Their message will be reinforced by your supportive reviews and you have given recommendations to family and friends who are trying to find services of a similar nature, this will give them a starting place for their hunt for the ideal company.

Even in these high-tech, modern times, it is still acceptable to send in a hand-drafted letter of thanks, if you aren't computer savvy. These are easy to photograph for use on websites, and are still vital in an online world. They could even be framed or gathered together to build a review portfolio to show to potential customers in one on one meetings. No matter how your review is created, you will feel good knowing that you may have helped out a small local business who proved to be trustworthy. (Tags: Aldridge Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

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Also find: Druids Heath damp proofing, Shire Oak damp proofing, Mill Green damp proofing, Stubbers Green damp proofing, Daw End damp proofing, Daisy Bank damp proofing, Hill Hook damp proofing, Clayhanger damp proofing, Vigo damp proofing, Harden damp proofing, Pool Green damp proofing, Rushall damp proofing, Hardwick damp proofing, Little Aston damp proofing, Four Oaks damp proofing, Coal Pool damp proofing services and more. Most of these towns and villages are served by companies who do damp proofing. Aldridge householders can get damp proofing price quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Aldridge: Households in Vigo Place, High Ridge Close, Walsall Road, Sheraton Close, Suffolk Grove, Barr Common Close, Aldridge Road, Leighswood Road, Mead Close, Beecham Close, Noddy Park, Speedwell Close, Daniels Lane, Longwood Road, Lynmouth Close, Westbrook Avenue, Barr Common Road, Stonelea, Stonnall Road, Walmer Meadow, Lea View, Leighswood Avenue, The Walmers, Belmont Close, Cornwall Close, Cambridge Close, Quicksand Lane, High Street, have needed damp proofing just recently. Waterproofing work also undertaken in the following local Aldridge postcodes: WS9 8AZ, WS9 0NR, WS9 1DR, WS9 8AR, WS9 8JD, WS9 8LB, WS9 8PN, WS9 8DB, WS9 0WU, WS9 1BT. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Aldridge home and property owners benefited from professional and reliable damp proofing services in every case.

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