Damp Proofing Altrincham

Altrincham Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Altrincham Greater Manchester (WA14): Problems with damp in your home in Altrincham not only look unattractive, but they can also trigger major structural and health issues as well. More significant problems can also be concealed by peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and can cost you thousands of pounds to repair if not repaired immediately. If you believe that you may have damp problems you should call on a competent Altrincham damp proofing specialist to inspect your property, and come up with the most effective damp proofing strategy for your home or business.

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In Altrincham homes there are 3 main problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three primary forms of damp are discussed in greater detail in the following paragraphs, along with strategies for prevention and resolution, if you happen to discover them in your property in Altrincham.


Typical external factors that may cause penetrating damp in your home include: damaged guttering, unsound brickwork, cracked or loose roof tiles and cavity wall issues. Inside a building, cracked shower trays, burst or leaking pipes and overflowing sinks or baths, can lead to penetrating damp. If left to continue leaking these issues enable water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which in time create peeling or bubbling paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and broken or blistered plaster.

If neglected over a long period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot can't spread into your brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case the timbers of your roof become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. If a black fungus starts to appear on your woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you could have problems with wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for example repointing dodgy brickwork, inspecting pipes for leaks and cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks. If you employ the services of a certified Altrincham damp proofing specialist, they'll check all these factors as part of your complete damp proofing program.


Condensation Damp Altrincham UK (0161)

Very easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Altrincham homes, condensation is very common. Small droplets of water appear on cold surfaces when they come into contact with humid, warm air. It is an issue due to inadequate ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

Wiping up any droplets of water that appear, and making certain that there is sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, are amongst the most basic solutions to such problems. This may require the updating or installation of extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods to help redirect the damp air to the outside of the building.

A detailed damp proofing survey from a trusted Altrincham company may also find things which exacerbate the problem by drawing in moist air from outside. Airflow has to be properly regulated to effectively control condensation problems, and a professional damp proofing technician will offer advice and solutions on this topic.

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Houses constructed since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course to be installed as standard. It is perfectly possible that you might not have one installed if your property or home in Altrincham was constructed before this year. It's possible that your DPM may have been damaged if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a house built after this year.

It can be difficult to identify rising damp, nevertheless some giveaway indications are; rotten or crumbling skirtings, white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls and tide marks on walls. If you see or think that you might have any of these signs, it's possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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The initial step towards solving your rising damp should be to simply check whether or not you've actually got a damp proof course on the outside walls of your property in Altrincham. For adequate protection it must be 150 millimetres (approximately six inches) above ground level. Where you discover this space doesn't exist, you can dig the soil away to increase it, or if this process is not feasible, a higher DPM will have to be put in.

If your damp course is installed and in order and the gap isn't the cause of the problem, dampness may be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a much more problematic issue.

Damp proofing specialists in Altrincham will quickly identify and eliminate rising damp problems using a range of procedures. Older houses which either don't have a DPM at all, or have one that's damaged over a wide area, can be treated with a damp proof injection cream. This involves drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals in your wall's mortar course and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

In instances where damp proofing cream is not a satisfactory treatment, or where the membrane is too severely damaged, installing a new damp proof course might be neccessary. Whilst this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve damp problems, it might be your only real solution in the end.

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For minimal areas of damp course damage, another potential option would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Since this will be applied under any existing floor coverings, tiles, carpeting and laminate flooring must be lifted and removed before this procedure can commence. Also used as an integral part of the "tanking" process to make a space watertight, this is a particularly efficacious solution in cellars. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried, your Altrincham damp proofing expert may suggest the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: In basements and below ground areas of a house, "tanking" is the process where surfaces that are exposed are covered in a waterproof coating. This should be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, therefore all wall covering and plaster must be removed and the pertinent surfaces correctly prepared before the commencement of any work. Once this coating has been put on, it must be permitted to dry completely before replastering any wall surfaces and decorating on top of it. You should always get more than one specialist opinion about whether this is really the only cure for your rising damp problems, as this is a highly disruptive job as it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air, so for issues with condensation they can help quite a lot. The fact that they primarily hide the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main problem with dehumidifiers. To get the most reliable advice if you are suffering with mould or damp in any area of your property, you should call on a competent damp proofing specialist in Altrincham.


Friends and relatives should invariably be the first choice when you're looking for recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. Before signing up to any damp proof services, you should always try to obtain at least 3 or 4 quotations from a variety of Altrincham companies. If you've got any doubts about any company you should ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and accreditations.

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

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees that your selected damp proofing provider is well qualified and has the appropriate experience to carry out a top notch damp proof service. Such professional memberships also means that there are guarantees for any work undertaken.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Altrincham and also in: Bowgreen, Davenport Green, Ashton upon Mersey, Brooklands, Dunham Town, Hale Barns, Oldfield Brow, Hale, West Timperley, Broadheath, Little Bollington, Bowden, Timperley, Rostherne, and in these postcodes WA14 1HX, WA14 1ET, WA14 1ND, WA14 2AE, WA14 1HW, WA14 1DR, WA14 1BY, WA14 1EZ, WA14 1RE, WA14 2BB. Locally based Altrincham damp proof specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 0161 and the postcode WA14. Verifying this can confirm you access local providers of damp proofing. Altrincham property owners will be able to benefit from these and many other similar services.

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In Greater Manchester you will likewise discover: Springhead damp proofing specialists, Simister damp proof specialists, Mossley damp proof specialists, Dukinfield damp proofing, Milnrow damp proofing, Bramhall damp proof specialists, Winton damp proofers, Audenshaw damp proofing, Shevington damp proofers, Little Hulton damp proof specialists, Elton damp proofers, Dukinfield damp proofing specialists, Littleborough damp proofers, Simister damp proofing, Guide Bridge damp proofing specialists, Horwich damp proofing specialists, Cheadle Hulme damp proofing specialists, Mottram in Longdendale damp proofing, Standish damp proofers, Blackrod damp proofing, Timperley damp proofers, Partington damp proof specialists, Greenfield damp proofing specialists, Winstanley damp proofing, Greenfield damp proofers, Springhead damp proofers, Blackrod damp proofing specialists, Newhey damp proofers, Bramhall damp proofing.

Throughout Greater Manchester you will be able to find damp proof specialists who will provide various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find the ideal damp proofing specialist in Altrincham itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Recommendations from family and friends are regarded as being the most credible resource when it comes to choosing tradesmen and services, so if you know somebody who's had damp proofing done, you could ask for their input. It's accepted by about eighty percent of homeowners in Altrincham, that a word of mouth recommendation is better than any other form of endorsement. To be on the safe side you should obtain at least 3 quotes from your shortlist of prospective damp proofing specialists.

Altrincham Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Altrincham damp proof specialist including timber surveys Altrincham, structural waterproofing, damp proofing a garage, damp proofing a cellar, property surveys, mould treatment in Altrincham, cellar tanking, damp treatments in Altrincham, vapour barriers in Altrincham, damp proofing concrete floors Altrincham, condensation control, damp proofing solutions in conservatories in Altrincham, pressure grouting, damp proof membranes, concrete repair, basement waterproofing in Altrincham, condensation solutions in Altrincham, dry rot control, rising damp advice, dampproofing surveys in Altrincham, damp proofing walls, damp proofing services, damp proofing brickwork, damp proofing assessments, damp proofing floors, rendering repairs, commercial damp proofing in Altrincham, rising damp prevention, damp proofing quotes, solving condensation problems, rising damp solutions, wet rot treatments in Altrincham, damp proofing cream applications, cheap damp proofing Altrincham, wood rot treatment, and lots more. These are just a small portion of the duties that are handled by those specialising in damp proofing. Altrincham companies will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of damp proofing services.


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Also find: Timperley damp proofing, Broadheath damp proofing, Davenport Green damp proofing, Little Bollington damp proofing, Oldfield Brow damp proofing, West Timperley damp proofing, Brooklands damp proofing, Rostherne damp proofing, Hale damp proofing, Bowgreen damp proofing, Bowden damp proofing, Ashton upon Mersey damp proofing, Hale Barns damp proofing, Dunham Town damp proofing services and more. All of these areas are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Altrincham homeowners can get damp proofing price quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Altrincham: Households in Carrfield Avenue, The Paddock, Cedar Avenue, Clover Road, Townfield Road, St Margarets Road, Barrington Close, Suffolk Road, Bow Green Road, Bucklow View, Troutbeck Road, Tanyard Drive, Brown Street, Ashley Road, Tarbolton Crescent, Clay Lane, Barns Place, Springfield Road, Carver Road, Barberry Close, Sawpit Street, Shay Lane, Arley Close, Consort Place, Cherry Tree Close, Deane Avenue, St Margarets Close, Culcheth Road, Bickerton Road, Brookfield Avenue, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also done in these Altrincham area postcodes: WA14 1HX, WA14 1ET, WA14 1ND, WA14 2AE, WA14 1HW, WA14 1DR, WA14 1BY, WA14 1EZ, WA14 1RE, WA14 2BB. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Altrincham homeowners received competent and professional damp proofing services in all cases.

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(This damp proofing Altrincham information was updated on 21-09-2022)