Damp Proofing Ashbourne

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Damp Proofing Ashbourne Derbyshire (DE6): It isn't just the fact that problems with damp look unattractive, they can also induce chronic health problems and contribute to serious structural damage. Costing thousands to fix if not resolved swiftly, more serious problems can often be concealed beneath flaking paintwork, patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. It's far more cost effective in the long run to call in a competent Ashbourne damp proofing specialist to assess your home, and provide a complete damp proofing remedy for your dwelling.

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Basically, when it comes to damp within the home there are three key problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find details about what could cause damp issues in your home or business premises in Ashbourne, and precisely how you might proceed with rectifying them.


Issues like cavity wall issues, cracks in brickwork, loose or cracked roof tiles and defective guttering are commonplace external causes of penetrating damp. Inside a building, it can be caused by overflowing baths or basins, cracked shower trays and burst or leaking pipes. If left uncontrolled, blistered or broken plaster, flaking or bubbling paintwork and dark damp patches on walls, will be the visible outcome of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can arise in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof that's been neglected for some time. Wet rot doesn't spread into brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case your roof timbers become structurally unsound, necessitating a new roof. An unfamiliar musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and the appearance of a black fungus, could all suggest the existence of wet rot.

Preventative maintenance can be relatively basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, examining pipes for leaks and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks. An experienced Ashbourne damp proof service will check all these areas to help avoid any future problems, as an element of resolving your damp issues.


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Very easy to identify and the cause of damp in a lot of Ashbourne properties, condensation is extremely common. When colder surfaces come into contact with moist, warm air, tiny droplets of water form on those surfaces. Poor ventilation in places with high humidity, for example in boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, is the most common reason for condensation.

To reduce condensation issues, simple strategies include making sure there's sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping away any water droplets as soon as they appear. The steps needed might involve the updating or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors, with the purpose of redirecting moist air to the outside of your property in Ashbourne.

The most effective way to identify the main factors that bring about the problem, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by an experienced Ashbourne damp proofing company. Occasionally moist air can be drawn in from the outside, plainly making things worse. An effective way to adequately minimise condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Ashbourne damp proofing company will offer advice and guidance on how this can be achieved.

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A damp proof course has been fitted as standard on houses constructed in the UK since 1875. You might not have a damp proof course on your property or home in Ashbourne if it was constructed earlier than this. If you're experiencing rising damp in a house constructed after this date it is possible your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been damaged in some way.

Although rather difficult to distinguish, "tide marks" on walls, white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls and rotten or crumbling skirting boards, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. Although the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they are all clear indications of rising damp problems.

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Solving rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your property's outside walls to see if you can spot a damp proof course. For adequate protection it needs to be 150 millimetres (approximately six inches) above ground level. If this is not the case you can dig the ground away to create this gap, or if this isn't possible, you can install a higher damp proof membrane.

If your damp proof membrane (DPM) is in order and the gap from the ground isn't the explanation for the problem, dampness may be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a much more challenging issue.

Using a number of procedures, damp proofing experts in Ashbourne will swiftly detect and solve rising damp. If you've got an older house with no damp proof course or one that's damaged over a significant area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your walls. This entails the drilling of holes at intervals into your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

If the damage to the DPM is too extensive, 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, but it may be the only solution to your damp issues.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is yet another potential option for less severe areas of membrane damage. Wood flooring, tiles or carpets must be lifted before any work is undertaken, because it is applied underneath your existing floor coverings. This is especially effectual in basements as a part of the tanking process to make a room that's watertight. For further protection in such trouble spots, your Ashbourne damp proof specialist might recommend the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or below ground space, is a process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. This has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors, so all wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the pertinent surfaces prepared properly before the commencement of any work. When the paint has been put on and dried, it is then the time to replaster and decorate over the top. This is a really disruptive process as it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, and it's advisable to obtain more than one expert's opinion on whether this is the only answer to your rising damp.


To help with issues with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are quite efficient. The main issue with the use of dehumidifiers in seeking to stop damp is that they primarily cover up the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. A professional damp proofing specialist in Ashbourne will be ready to advise on possible solutions if you're suffering from mould or damp in any area of your house.


As with pretty much any home improvement project, the best recommendations for a local professional can be gleaned from friends and family. Always obtain at least two or three different estimates from various companies, and if you're in any doubt you can ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, before signing up for any damp proofing services.

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

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the required working experience to provide a high quality damp proofing service, if they are members of the PCA or DPA. Any remedial work completed by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Ashbourne and also in: Fenny Bentley, Osmaston, Denstone, Ellastone, Bradbourne, Brailsford, Kniveton, Bradley, Snelston, Ilam, Newton Grange, Shirley, Hognaston, Hulland Ward, Mayfield, Tissington, Rocester, Clifton, together with these postcodes DE6 1RU, DE6 1JX, DE6 1TF, DE6 1FW, DE6 1JB, DE6 1FX, DE6 1GZ, DE6 1DG, DE6 1LJ, DE6 1BE. Locally based Ashbourne damp proof specialists will likely have the postcode DE6 and the telephone code 01335. Checking this can ensure that you access local providers of damp proofing. Ashbourne property owners will be able to utilise these and many other similar services.

Damp Proofing Enquiries Derbyshire

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Recently posted Derbyshire damp proofing requirements: Jax Stephens recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up damp problems in a semi-detached house in Breaston. Joe Austin and Ella-Mae Austin recently enquired about damp proofing a cellar in a bungalow in Horsley Woodhouse, Derbyshire. Lennie Maguire and Shanaya Maguire recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a cellar in Breaston. Niam Ramsay and Carmen Ramsay recently requested a price quote for clearing up damp problems in Stanley. Byron Hudson and Madison Hudson recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a conservatory in a semi-detached house in Clay Cross. Ricky Jacobs recently asked for a quotation for damp proofing a bedroom in North Wingfield. Mali Drury and Mateusz Drury recently requested an estimate for damp proofing a conservatory in Woodville, Derbyshire. Leonie Heath and Kingsley Heath recently enquired about solving mould and condensation issues in a conservatory in a terraced house in New Houghton. These Derbyshire home owners conducted a search for "damp proofing Derbyshire" and located this page on Yahoo, Google or Bing.

Ashbourne Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a number of different tasks that can be conducted by your local Ashbourne damp proof specialist including rendering repairs, cavity wall construction Ashbourne, damp proof sealing in Ashbourne, condensation control, plaster replacement, basement damp proofing, flood defence, home damp proofing, wet rot treatment, commercial damp proofing, damp proofing services, damp proofing concrete floors, commercial tanking, damp proof membranes Ashbourne, damp proof coursing, rising damp advice, landlord damp proofing services in Ashbourne, damp proofing estimates Ashbourne, damp proofing in conservatories Ashbourne, cementitious tanking in Ashbourne, domestic damp proofing Ashbourne, timber treatment in Ashbourne, injection damp proofing in Ashbourne, cheap damp proofing Ashbourne, damp treatments, damp surveys, wall tie replacement, basement tanking Ashbourne, treatments for rising damp, treatments for penetrating damp in Ashbourne, efflorescence treatments in Ashbourne, damp proofing a garage in Ashbourne, damp proof tanking, damp course installation, chemical DPC injection, and more. These are just an example of the activities that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Ashbourne providers will be happy to tell you about their full range of services.

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All throughout Derbyshire you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find the right damp proof expert in Ashbourne itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It's frequently recommendations from neighbours or friends for a certain individual or provider that can be the best source of damp proofing possibilities in Ashbourne. Word of mouth will tell if a task was done properly, and comes from someone who you trust to be truthful and honest. You'll want to obtain a minimum of 3 estimates from your shortlist of possible tradesmen in Ashbourne.


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Also find: Rocester damp proofing, Ilam damp proofing, Tissington damp proofing, Bradbourne damp proofing, Osmaston damp proofing, Clifton damp proofing, Snelston damp proofing, Hulland Ward damp proofing, Fenny Bentley damp proofing, Denstone damp proofing, Kniveton damp proofing, Newton Grange damp proofing, Mayfield damp proofing, Hognaston damp proofing, Ellastone damp proofing, Brailsford damp proofing, Bradley damp proofing, Shirley damp proofing services and more. All these locations are served by companies who do damp proofing. Ashbourne property owners can get quotations by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Ashbourne: Homeowners who live in the following streets and areas have recently requested damp proofing - Compton Street, South Street, Haddon Court, Oak Crescent, Brookside, Lathkill Drive, Northwood Rise, Royston Close, Derby Road, Park Avenue, Lime Grove, Malbon's Yard, Church Street, Harboro Close, Auction Close, Dig Street, Hawthorn Close, Spencer Close, Lakeside, Clumber Close, Holly Close, Margery Close, Mapleton Road, Leisure Way, Old Hill, Northcliffe Road, as well as the following Ashbourne area postcodes: DE6 1RU, DE6 1JX, DE6 1TF, DE6 1FW, DE6 1JB, DE6 1FX, DE6 1GZ, DE6 1DG, DE6 1LJ, DE6 1BE. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Ashbourne home and property owners were given professional and dependable damp proofing services in every case.

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(This damp proofing Ashbourne information was updated on 19-05-2022)