Damp Proofing Ash

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Damp Proofing Ash Surrey (GU12): Damp problems in your house in Ash not only look unappealing, but they can cause dangerous structural and health issues too. If not resolved swiftly, the more critical problems can cost 1000s to repair, and may be hard to spot beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. It's usually cheaper in the longer term to call in a professional Ash damp proofing company to examine your house, and provide an extensive damp proofing remedy for your property.

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In Ash buildings there are 3 principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find information on what may cause damp issues in your home or business premises in Ash, and how you might get started with fixing them.


Penetrating damp in your home can be the result of a whole host of external factors such as: cavity wall issues, loose or broken roof tiles, unsound brickwork and defective guttering. Inside, it can be created by burst or leaky pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing bathtubs or sinks. If left to continue leaking these factors enable water to seep into walls and woodwork, which in time result in flaking or bubbling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and broken or blistering plaster.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaking roof which is neglected for an extended period of time. While it doesn't spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally compromised, and in the worst outcome you might even need to have a new roof installed - extremely expensive! A distinctive musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and the appearance of a black fungus, could all indicate the existence of wet rot.

Preventative maintenance can be fairly basic, such as repointing brickwork, examining piping for leaks and cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks. As part of an overall damp proofing arrangement, your local Ash damp proofing company will check all of these areas.


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Super easy to identify and a contributing factor to damp in many Ash homes, condensation is extremely common. Tiny droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when they make contact with moist, warm air. Inadequate ventilation in places with a high level of humidity, such as in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, is the most common reason for condensation.

Wiping up any droplets of water that appear, and making sure that there is adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, are amongst the simplest answers to such issues. This may involve the installation or updating of extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods to help redirect the moisture laden air outside of your house.

A detailed damp proof survey by a reputable Ash company could also find circumstances which play a role in the problem by drawing in moist air from outside. To adequately control condensation, airflow has to be properly regulated. A certified Ash damp proofing specialist will be more than happy to offer solutions and advice in this regard.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard in all houses built in the UK. If your home was built before this time it's perfectly possible you might not have one installed. If you are suffering with rising damp in a home built after this time it may be that your damp proof course or membrane has been damaged somehow.

If you suppose that you might have rising damp in your home, "tide marks" on walls, crumbling or rotten skirtings and a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, are good indications that you might be correct. It is feasible that you might have a rising damp problem if you've spotted one or all of these.

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Purely checking your property's external walls to see if you've got a damp course can be one step towards solving your rising damp problems. It should be 150 millimetres (around six inches) above the level of the ground for adequate protection. You can dig away the surrounding earth to create this gap if it is currently not sufficient, or you could put in a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) if the former isn't possible.

If your DPM (damp proof membrane) is in order and the gap isn't the explanation for the problem, dampness might be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a much more problematic issue.

Ash damp proofing specialists will quickly be able to determine the causes of your rising damp, and employing a variety of procedures will quickly solve the problem. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls if you have an older property with no damp proof course, or one that is damaged over a significant area. This involves drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals into your wall's mortar course and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the gaps behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the damp proofing cream treatment isn't appropriate, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a new damp proof course may need to be put in. Although this is naturally a fairly extreme plan of action, it may be the only way to solve your damp issues effectively.

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Yet another option for minimal areas of damage may include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Carpeting, tiles or wooden flooring will have to be lifted before any work can be carried out, since it's applied underneath your existing floor coverings. Also used as part of the "tanking" procedure to create a waterproof space, this is an especially effective solution in cellars. For extra protection in such problem areas, your Ash damp proof technician might suggest laying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a basement is called tanking. Any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared properly before work commences, as this coating has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls. Once the paint has been put on and dried, it's then the time to replaster and decorate over the top of it. You must invariably get more than one specialist opinion on whether this is really the only remedy for your rising damp, as this is an incredibly disruptive process as it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property.


To help with condensation issues, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are fairly effective. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers merely alleviate the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, there are drawbacks to this option. To obtain the best advice if you're suffering from mould or damp in any part of your property, you can call on a professional damp proofing company in Ash.


Friends and neighbours should invariably be the first choice when you're trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. If possible you should see if you can get at least three different estimates from a range of companies, and before signing up to any particular damp proof providers, you should ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, as proof of their credibility.

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

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has the necessary experience to perform a first class damp proof service, if they are members of either the PCA or DPA. Any damp proofing work performed by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Ash and also in: Worplesdon, Farnborough, Fairlands, Compton, Normandy, Hurtmore, Aldershot, Shackleford, Wanborough, Seale, Badshot Lea, Ash Green, Mytchett, Puttenham, Wyke, Tongham, Ash Vale, Guildford, Wood Street Village, together with these postcodes GU12 5AN, GU12 5NP, GU12 5LW, GU12 5BT, GU12 5NR, GU10 1BA, GU12 5LU, GU10 1BX, GU12 5AJ, GU12 5EX. Local Ash damp proof specialists will probably have the dialling code 01252 and the postcode GU12. Checking this should guarantee that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Ash householders can utilise these and many other related services.

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All throughout Surrey you should be able to find damp proof specialists who'll offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you're unable to find the perfect damp proof expert in Ash itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.

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Latest Surrey damp proofing posts: Felicity Hamnett and Ayden Hamnett recently enquired about fixing damp problems in Horne, Surrey. Rex and Leela Nairn recently requested a quotation for clearing up damp problems in a terraced house in Mytchett, Surrey. Bernard Bush recently requested a quote for damp proofing a garage in a bungalow in Whyteleafe. Lyla and Dawson Keay recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a bedroom in a terraced house in Knaphill, Surrey. Alicja and Theodore Bowen recently asked for an estimate for eliminating condensation and mould issues in a hallway in a bungalow in Witley, Surrey. Mr and Mrs Glenn recently requested a quote for solving damp problems in a terraced house in Mytchett, Surrey. Damien Roberts recently requested a quotation for clearing up condensation and mould problems in two bedrooms in Ewhurst. Reuben Woodward and Aliya Woodward recently requested an estimate for damp proofing a conservatory in Godstone. Most of these Surrey home owners did a search for "damp proofing Surrey" and came across this web page on either Google, Yahoo or Bing.

Friends & Family Recommendations

An endorsement by friends, family or neighbours is an excellent place to begin when you are looking for a damp proofing specialist, but do not let this be the only factor that affects your choice. Word of mouth is frequently seen as much better than reviews or commercial advertising, because it gives a better idea of quality, and comes from the mouth of somebody that you trust. It is still advisable to obtain at least two or three quotations from other companies in the area, even though someone you know has recommended a specific damp proofing specialist.

Ash Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Ash damp proofing specialist including solving condensation problems Ash, rendering repairs in Ash, leak detection, damp proofing concrete floors, damp course installations, rising damp treatments, wet rot treatment, commercial tanking, japanese knotweed control in Ash, damp proofing old stone walls, damp proofing surveys, damp proofing price quotes in Ash, wood rot treatment, damp control, rising damp advice, damp proofing injection cream treatments, damp proofing in lofts Ash, black mould prevention in Ash, cheap damp proofing, damp proofing walls, condensation treatment in Ash, invasive weed control, pressure grouting, plaster replacement, cellar tanking Ash, damp proofing services, rising damp prevention, timber treatments, condensation solutions, woodworm treatment Ash, property surveys in Ash, concrete repair Ash, cavity wall construction, cellar damp proofing, and more. Listed are just a selection of the tasks that are performed by people specialising in damp proofing. Ash specialists will be happy to tell you about their entire range of services.


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Also find: Ash Vale damp proofing, Farnborough damp proofing, Fairlands damp proofing, Guildford damp proofing, Wood Street Village damp proofing, Compton damp proofing, Hurtmore damp proofing, Shackleford damp proofing, Mytchett damp proofing, Aldershot damp proofing, Tongham damp proofing, Wyke damp proofing, Puttenham damp proofing, Worplesdon damp proofing, Wanborough damp proofing, Ash Green damp proofing, Seale damp proofing, Normandy damp proofing, Badshot Lea damp proofing services and more. All these places are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Ash home and business owners can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Ash: Some Ash streets and areas where damp proofing work has recently been carried out - Ash Green Road, York Road, Mytchett Place Road, Colne Way, Tongham Meadows, Woollards Road, Miles Road, Beeching Close, Grenadier Road, Warwick Road, Foreman Road, Parish Close, Station Road West, Foxhurst Road, Grange Road, Pine Close, Manfield Road, Yeomans Close, Burrwood Gardens, Murrell Road, Beverley Close, Newlands Drive, Ashbourne Close, Enfield Road, Ashurst Road, Culverlands Crescent, Dean Close, Frimley Road, as well as these Ash area postcodes: GU12 5AN, GU12 5NP, GU12 5LW, GU12 5BT, GU12 5NR, GU10 1BA, GU12 5LU, GU10 1BX, GU12 5AJ, GU12 5EX. These places recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Ash property owners received competent and high quality damp proofing services on each occasion.

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(This damp proofing Ash content was updated on 05-01-22)