Damp Proofing Ascot

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Damp Proofing Ascot Berkshire (SL5): You should have major concerns if you've got problems with damp in your home in Ascot, because together with looking unsightly, damp can cause health problems and have a negative impact on the structural condition of your property. Peeling wallpaper, flaking paintwork and damp patches can hide far more serious issues, which could easily cost thousands of pounds to repair if they are not rapidly resolved. It is far more cost effective in the long run to get in touch with a certified Ascot damp proofing company to examine your house, and offer a complete damp proofing remedy for your property.

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There are essentially 3 main problem areas which are going to cause dampness in your house in Ascot:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

We'll now discuss these three main types of damp problems, and come up with recommendations for how to prevent them and solve them, if they arise.

PENETRATING DAMP

External issues that can cause penetrating damp include: cavity wall issues, damaged downpipes or gutters, cracks in brickwork and loose or cracked roof tiles. Inside a home, cracked shower trays, burst or dripping pipework and overflowing sinks or bathtubs, can cause penetrating damp. If left to continue leaking these elements allow water to soak into woodwork and walls, which with time create dark, damp patches on walls, broken or blistered plaster and peeling or bubbling paintwork.

If you've got a leaking roof and it's been left untreated for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Whilst it does not spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally unsound, and in a worst case scenario you may even need to have a new roof - extremely costly! If any of the timbers on your roof feel "spongy" to the touch, and a black fungus appears on your woodwork, you probably have a case of wet rot in your roof.

Preventative measures can be fairly basic, such as examining water pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof & rain gutters for leaks and repointing brickwork. A professional Ascot damp proof specialist will check these areas in order to help avoid any further problems, as an element of fixing your dampness issues.

CONDENSATION

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Quite simple to spot and the cause of damp in many Ascot properties, condensation is very common. Water forms as tiny droplets on a cool surface, when humid, warm air makes contact with it. In places with high humidity, such as: boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, condensation forms due to inadequate ventilation.

Among the more quick answers to condensation include wiping droplets of water away as soon as they form, and making certain that the worst affected areas have good ventilation. The steps needed may involve the installation or updating of cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks, with the intention of redirecting damp air to the outside of your home in Ascot.

In some cases moist air is sucked in from outside, plainly making the situation worse. And the most effective way to establish the main factors that play a role in the situation, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a professional Ascot damp proofing specialist. To satisfactorily control condensation, airflow and circulation has to be properly regulated. A competent Ascot damp proofing company will gladly offer advice and solutions in regards to this.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard on houses built in the United Kingdom since 1875. It is quite possible that you might not have one installed if your property or home in Ascot was built before this time. If you're suffering with rising damp in a home constructed after this period it might be that your damp proof course has been damaged in some way.

It can be tricky to distinguish rising damp, however some giveaway signs are; crumbling or rotten skirtings, "tide marks" on walls and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces. While the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp problems.

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Just checking your outside walls to find out if you've got a DPM can be the first step towards resolving your rising damp problems. In order to get a satisfactory degree of protection the DPM needs to be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres (approximately six inches). Where you find this gap doesn't exist, you could dig away the ground to increase it, or if this approach isn't feasible, a higher DPM will need to be installed.

If this isn't the root cause of the problem and your damp proof course is in order, there could be more problematic issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground, up through your floors, and into your walls.

Using a number of different methods, damp proofing experts in Ascot can quickly identify and solve your rising damp problems. Older homes which either don't have a damp proof membrane, or have a compromised one that's damaged over a substantial area, can be treated with a damp proof injection cream such as Dryzone. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream sets it diffuses into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the deterioration of the membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing cream is not a satisfactory solution, you might have to install a brand new damp proof course. This is taking repair work to the extreme, however it could be the only answer to your rising damp.

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Another potential solution for less severe areas of damage could include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Because this will be applied beneath your current floor coverings, tiles, wood flooring and carpeting will have to be lifted and removed before this process can commence. In cellars this is an especially effectual treatment, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" procedure that is used to make rooms watertight. For extra protection in such troublesome areas, your Ascot damp proofing expert might suggest applying building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried.

Tanking: In areas of a house which are below ground, such as cellars, "tanking" is the process where any surfaces that are exposed are painted with a waterproof coating. All plaster and wall coverings must be taken off and the surfaces prepared correctly before work commences, because this coating must be applied at the base level of floors and walls. Once the paint has been put on and dried, it is then possible to replaster the walls and decorate over the top of it. Because it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is a highly disruptive process. It's therefore a good idea to bring in at least 2 or 3 damp proofing professionals to make sure that this really is the only option.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Condensation problems can definitely be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The main downside with dehumidifier use in attempting to prevent mould and damp is that they simply alleviate the cause of the damp, don't cure it. To get the best advice if you are suffering from damp in any part of your house, you should speak to a competent damp proofing company in Ascot.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN ASCOT

The most reliable recommendations for specialists with regards to home improvement projects are usually family and friends. Always obtain at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a variety of companies, and if you're in any doubt you can ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships, before hiring any damp proof services.

Keep an eye out 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.

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees your chosen damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to provide a top notch damp proof service. This also offers a guarantee over any remedial work accomplished by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be done in Ascot and also in nearby places like: Whitegrove, Martins Heron, Warfield, Harmans Water, South Ascot, Chavey Down, Wood End, The Warren, Longcross, Cheapside, Bullbrook, North Ascot, as well as in these postcodes SL5 7HH, SL5 9JR, SL5 9DS, SL5 7QZ, SL5 7FL, SL5 9AH, SL5 9HT, SL5 7EN, SL5 9AT, SL5 7HG. Local Ascot damp proof specialists will likely have the postcode SL5 and the phone code 01344. Checking this should confirm that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Ascot householders will be able to utilise these and countless other comparable services.

PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) Ascot

PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) might be a perfect solution for alleviating damp issues within your home in Ascot. If you have noticed mould and damp inside your property or condensation around the windows then PIV can help by reducing the humidity. It achieves this by continually circulating fresh air. This continuous replacement and refresh of the air inside your home increases air quality, reduces pollutants and odours and has been demonstrated to enhance the day to day life of asthma and allergy sufferers by reducing dust mite allergens. Some considerations for PIV systems is that they work better when installed in an attic, and your property does require to be fairly airtight. Air, just like water, will take the path of least resistance, and any gaps and spaces around doors or windows will let the fresh air get out, while bringing potentially polluted air in from the outside environment.

Black Mould

Black mould is a common issue in homes in Ascot, particularly those made out of timber. This fungus is often considered to be toxic. It produces slime heads and conidia, which are a signal of its presence. If you discover this sort of mould in your home in Ascot, it is essential to remove it straight away. If you think you could have black mould, it is important to have it checked by a professional. Qualified damp proof specialists in Ascot can conduct tests and provide you with a free quotation. If you are worried that this mould problem is damaging your health, a damp proofing service can provide you with an inspection to ascertain the severity of the problem.

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Fortunately, there are several methods for removing black mould. The first method uses white vinegar, which is an eco-friendly solution. You can apply neat vinegar to large areas, or mix it 50:50 with water for smaller sections. After it has been applied, the solution should remain on the mould for at least 1 hour before wiping off.

Another method involves increasing air flow inside your home. It's believed that mould is more likely to become an issue in areas of the house that lack adequate ventilation. Even though this won't completely eliminate the risk, it's still crucial to make certain that the air is getting out of the house as much as possible. Open up the windows so that air can flow out and in.

Black mould is a fungus that is highly infectious. It can cause life-threatening infections in individuals with weak immune systems. It often develops in cracks and other places where the air doesn't circulate properly. Symptoms can include cauliflower-like lesions on the skin and large warts. The area may also be swollen or red. It can even affect the fingernails. Black mould is generally caused by condensation, airborne moisture or leaks.

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There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Ascot damp proofing specialist including cheap damp proofing Ascot, wet rot treatments Ascot, damp proofing walls, damp proof injection, penetrating damp treatments, damp proof sealing, property preservation in Ascot, damp proofing solutions in bedrooms in Ascot, foundation damp proofing Ascot, damp proofing cream treatments, damp proof coursing, condensation control Ascot, damp proofing old stone walls, domestic damp proofing Ascot, rising damp prevention, structural waterproofing, damp course installations in Ascot, rising damp solutions, concrete damp proofing Ascot, positive input ventilation, cementitious tanking, chemical DPC injection, damp proof tanking, garage damp proofing Ascot, condensation treatments, basement damp proofing Ascot, damp control, rendering repairs, solving condensation problems Ascot, home damp proofing in Ascot, replacement of defective flashingsdamp proof course, timber surveys, cellar water-proofing, retaining wall damp proofing Ascot, the treament of efflorescence, and lots more. These are just a few of the duties that are conducted by people specialising in damp proofing. Ascot specialists will keep you informed about their whole range of damp proofing services.

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In the Berkshire area you'll also locate: Swallowfield damp proofing specialists, Knowle Hill damp proofing specialists, Bucklebury damp proof specialists, Ashmore Green damp proofing services, Kintbury damp proofing, Colnbrook damp proofing companies, Kintbury damp proofing specialists, Bucklebury damp proofing, Hurley damp proof specialists, Ruscombe damp proof specialists, Stratfield Mortimer damp proofing specialists, Burghfield damp proofing specialists, Old Windsor damp proof specialists, Ashmore Green damp proofing, Cold Ash damp proofers, Binfield damp proofers, Ruscombe damp proofing services, Sonning damp proofing services, Upper Bucklebury damp proofing companies, Waltham St Lawrence damp proofing companies, Colnbrook damp proofers, Ashmore Green damp proofing specialists, Colnbrook damp proofing services, Beenham damp proofing companies, Ruscombe damp proofing, Lambourn damp proofing specialists, Hurst damp proofing specialists, Chieveley damp proofing, Pangbourne damp proofing specialists.

When you are searching for damp proofing services, it mightn't always be possible to find someone suitable in Ascot itself, however because there are lots of people in every district of Berkshire who'll be pleased to assist you with your damp problems, you should certainly be able to locate someone close by.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Endorsements from friends, family and neighbours are regarded as being the most dependable resource in the process of picking tradesmen and services, so if you know somebody who has had damp proofing done, you should ask for their advice. Word of mouth is generally a good indication, and should be thought of as a good starting place when you are on the lookout for tradesmen who specialise in damp proofing. You should compile a shortlist of at least two or three contractors and obtain a job quote from each one.

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Latest Berkshire damp proofing job posts: Miah Nicholas recently enquired about the possibility of solving damp problems in Chieveley, Berkshire. Clayton and Aiza Weston recently enquired about resolving condensation and mould issues in a hallway in a terraced house in Cheapside, Berkshire. Mr and Mrs Kumar recently asked for an estimate for damp proofing a garage in a bungalow in Compton. Nell Darcy recently requested an estimate for clearing up damp problems in a terraced house in Holybrook, Berkshire. Hetty Jeffries in Beenham, Berkshire asked the question "is there somebody who does damp proofing near me?". Adam Drummond and Luciana Drummond recently enquired about fixing damp problems in Kintbury, Berkshire. Luke Hoult recently requested a quote for damp proofing an extension in Arborfield Garrison, Berkshire. Anabelle Fischer from Spencers Wood, Berkshire was looking for local damp proofers in the Spencers Wood, Berkshire area. All these property owners searched for "damp proofing Berkshire" and noticed this web page on either Google, Bing or Yahoo.

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Also find: South Ascot damp proofing, Whitegrove damp proofing, The Warren damp proofing, Wood End damp proofing, Cheapside damp proofing, Chavey Down damp proofing, Warfield damp proofing, North Ascot damp proofing, Harmans Water damp proofing, Bullbrook damp proofing, Martins Heron damp proofing, Longcross damp proofing services and more. All of these areas are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Ascot home and business owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Ascot: Damp proofing services have recently been required in these Ascot roads and areas - Silwood Road, Beaufort Gardens, School Lane, Clarefield Court, The Glen, The Covert, Chanctonbury Drive, Tenby Drive, Buttersteep Rise, Cavendish Meads, Birch Lane, Course Road, Sunning Avenue, The Ridge, Sunninghill Close, Station Hill, The Burlings, Shepley End, Sutherland Chase, Carbery Lane, Dale Close, Coombe Lane, Dawnay Close, Sheridan Grange, St Christophers Gardens, Druce Wood, Bouldish Farm Road, Beechcroft Close, Blackmoor Close, Broomhall Lane, as well as these local Ascot postcodes: SL5 7HH, SL5 9JR, SL5 9DS, SL5 7QZ, SL5 7FL, SL5 9AH, SL5 9HT, SL5 7EN, SL5 9AT, SL5 7HG. These places recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Ascot business and home owners were given reliable and professional damp proofing services on every occasion.

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More Ascot Tradespeople: Obviously, when you're doing home improvements in Ascot, Berkshire, you'll likely be in need of all sorts of different tradesmen and apart from a damp proofer in Ascot, Berkshire, you might additionally need plumbers in Ascot, a carpenter in Ascot, solar panel installation in Ascot, loft conversion in Ascot, a builder in Ascot, stone & brick cleaning in Ascot, painters & decorators in Ascot, a plasterer in Ascot, a tiler in Ascot, a bricklayer in Ascot, a handyman in Ascot, polished concrete in Ascot, SKIP HIRE in Ascot, scaffolders in Ascot, waste removal in Ascot, repointing in Ascot, a flooring specialist in Ascot, and other different Ascot specialists.

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