Damp Proofing Aughton

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Damp Proofing Aughton Lancashire (L39): Problems with damp in your house in Aughton not only look unsightly, but they can trigger major health and structural problems too. Peeling wallpaper and horrible damp patches can hide much more serious issues which, if not dealt with speedily, can cost 1000s to repair. If you've got a problem such as this there's not much that you can do to solve it yourself, and the best course of action is to speak to a certified Aughton damp proofing company to carry out an evaluation and suggest possible solutions.

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Basically, in terms of damp in the home there are three significant problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The next paragraphs describe what causes such damp problems in Aughton, and the various techniques for avoiding and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

External factors that may cause penetrating damp include: cracks in brickwork, damaged guttering, loose or broken roof tiles and cavity wall problems. Inside a structure, the causes can be leaking or burst pipes, overflowing bathtubs or basins and cracked shower trays. If left unchecked, peeling or bubbling paintwork, broken or blistered plaster and damp dark patches on walls, will be the obvious results of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

If left untreated over a period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Whilst it's lucky that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need a new roof if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timbers, coupled with a unique musty smell from the decaying wood.

Simple steps like inspecting pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and repointing brickwork, will be the basic preventative measures. A knowledgeable damp proofer in Aughton will check these areas in order to help avoid any future complications, as an element of fixing your issues with damp.

CONDENSATION

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One of the most common forms of damp in Aughton properties, condensation is super easy to identify. When colder surfaces come into contact with warm, moist air, tiny droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. Inadequate ventilation in places with high humidity, for example in kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, is the most common reason behind condensation.

Wiping away any droplets that appear, and making certain that you have sufficient ventilation in the worst affected areas, are among the simplest answers to such problems. This might involve the updating or installation of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans to help remove the moist air to the outside of your home.

A detailed damp proofing survey from a credible Aughton specialist could also find circumstances which play a role in the problem by sucking in moist air from the outside. The best way to adequately minimise condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Aughton damp proofing technician will offer guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Houses built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. If your home was constructed before this time it's perfectly possible you might not have this installed. It's a possibility that your damp proof course or membrane might have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp issues in a home built after this year.

It can be rather difficult to identify rising damp, nevertheless some giveaway signs are; white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, "tide marks" on walls and crumbling or rotten skirting boards. It is feasible that you may have a rising damp problem if you've noticed one or all of these in your home.

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Dealing with rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your outside walls to see if you can see a damp course. In order to get a satisfactory degree of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm. If you discover this space doesn't exist, you can dig the earth away to increase it, or if this approach isn't feasible, a higher DPM will need to be installed.

If this is not the root cause of the problem and your DPM is in order, there could be more problematic issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, up through your floor, and into the walls of your home.

Aughton damp proofing specialists will quickly be able to figure out the explanation for your rising damp issues, and using a number of different methods will quickly solve the problem. A damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your wall if you've got an older property with no DPM, or it is damaged over an extensive area. Holes will be drilled at intervals in the brickwork, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

If the damp proof cream treatment isn't appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a brand new damp proof course might need to be installed. This is taking repair work to the extreme, however it could be the only resolution to your rising damp.

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Yet another option for minimal areas of damage might include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Tiles, laminate flooring or carpets will have to be lifted before any work is carried out, as it is applied under your existing floor coverings. This is especially effectual in basements as an integral part of the "tanking" procedure to create a watertight room. Before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, your Aughton damp proofing expert may suggest the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: In below ground areas such as basements, "tanking" is the process where surfaces that are exposed are covered in a watertight coating. Any plaster and wall coverings must be taken off and the surfaces properly prepared before the commencement of any work, since this coating must be applied at the base level of walls and floors. You can replaster and decorate over the top of it, as soon as the coating has dried out completely. This is a highly disruptive process as it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, and it's recommended that you obtain more than one expert opinion about whether this really is the only resolution to your rising damp.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

Problems with condensation can certainly be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are a highly efficacious way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The fact that these gadgets simply alleviate the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the issue with dehumidifiers. To get the most reliable advice if you're suffering with dampness in any part of your property, you can call on a professional damp proofing specialist in Aughton.

FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN AUGHTON

As with any project, the best recommendations for a professional can be obtained from friends and relations. Before signing up for any damp proof services, you should always see if you can get at least 3 or 4 price quotes from a variety of Aughton companies. If you've got any doubts about any company you can ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and qualifications.

Professional Aughton damp proofing companies should be registered members of either the PCA (Property Care Association) or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association), or have professional qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB).

If your chosen Aughton damp proofing specialists are in fact members of either the PCA or DPA you can be sure they will be properly qualified and have acquired the appropriate practical experience to provide a top notch service for your damp proofing needs. Such memberships also means there are certain guarantees for any work accomplished.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Aughton and also in: Downholland, Bangors Green, Lydiate, Sefton, Ince Blundell, Aughton Park, Bowkers Green, Maghull, Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk, Town Green, Holt Green, Melling, Halsall, Altcar, Clieves Hill, as well as in these postcodes L31 1AW, L39 6SB, L39 6TD, L31 1AY, L39 6TU, L39 6SW, L39 6SJ, L39 6SQ, L31 4DG, L39 6SL. Locally based Aughton damp proof specialists will most likely have the postcode L39 and the telephone dialling code 01695. Verifying this can ensure that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Aughton householders can benefit from these and numerous other related services.

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There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Aughton damp proofing specialist including damp proof coursing, rendering repairs, rising damp advice, damp proofing a garage, treatments for condensation, damp proof membrane installation, damp proofing a cellar, wall tie replacement, rising damp prevention in Aughton, concrete repairs, property surveys, damp course installation, wet rot control, wood rot treatment, damp proof paint applications, condensation solutions, invasive weed control, damp proof tanking, penetrating damp treatment Aughton, chemical DPC injection, damp proofing cream injections Aughton, damp proofing walls, damp proofing assessments, leak detection, timber treatment, damp proof sealing Aughton, property preservation Aughton, mould treatments, cavity wall construction, structural waterproofing, plaster replacement, damp proofing price quotes Aughton, damp proofing services, damp proofing floors, basement tanking Aughton, and more. Listed are just a selection of the tasks that are carried out by those specialising in damp proofing. Aughton providers will tell you about their whole range of damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It is always a good idea when you are searching for a professional damp proofing contractor for your project to ask friends and relations if they can give recommendations. Person to person references are usually the most effective way identify someone who's ideal for your requirements, and equally can filter out a cowboy contractor or a company that has an awful service record.

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Getting feedback from an acquaintance or family member will also mean that you get some first hand insights into the reliability and time keeping of the contractor, and if things went awry, how the contractor reacted, and how quickly were the problems resolved. They should also be in a position to advise you how the final price in comparison with the original quotation they were presented with, or whether the contractor offers a guaranteed price promise.

You can rely on your friends and relatives to be honest and truthful, so they should always be your first port of call when it comes to advice. If they're not wanting to discuss a certain contractor or company it's likely down to a disappointing experience. And, rather than 'slagging off' a second-rate contractor, a lot of people may even endorse an alternative company, because generally speaking most people will be more than happy to recommend a good contractor and less likely to discuss an inferior one.

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The latest Lancashire damp proofing job posts: Lacey Barker and Tomasz Barker recently requested a quotation for solving damp problems in Withnell. Ivie Mckie and Bruce Mckie recently requested a quotation for resolving damp problems in a cottage in Parbold, Lancashire. Mr and Mrs Whittington recently requested a quote for resolving damp problems in a semi-detached house in Forton. Lilly-Mai Snowden recently enquired about fixing damp problems in a cottage in Wrea Green, Lancashire. Josiah Cann recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a garage in a bungalow in Great Eccleston. Rayaan Dack recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in a cottage in Bickerstaffe, Lancashire. Esha Mcgowan and Iwan Mcgowan recently asked for a quote for resolving condensation and mould issues in Bacup. Jack Sellars and Ivie Sellars recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up damp problems in a terraced house in Heskin. All these Lancashire homeowners did a search for "damp proofing Lancashire" and found this page on either Bing, Google or Yahoo.

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Also find: Bangors Green damp proofing, Bickerstaffe damp proofing, Altcar damp proofing, Sefton damp proofing, Ormskirk damp proofing, Holt Green damp proofing, Melling damp proofing, Clieves Hill damp proofing, Downholland damp proofing, Bowkers Green damp proofing, Aughton Park damp proofing, Lydiate damp proofing, Maghull damp proofing, Halsall damp proofing, Town Green damp proofing, Ince Blundell damp proofing services and more. Most of these villages and towns are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Aughton home and business owners can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Aughton: Some Aughton streets and areas where damp proofing work has recently been undertaken - Ryder Close, Rose Place, Butterfield Gardens, Cole Crescent, Gaw Hill Lane, Beech Road, Greenwood Close, Sandy Lane, Beaumont Crescent, East Mead, Springfield Road, Cherry Tree Lane, Capilano Park, Clieves Hills Lane, Cirrus Drive, Hill Rise View, Delph Lane, Molyneux Road, Smithy Lane, Church View, Maltkiln Lane, Granville Park, Cygnet Close, Holborn Hill, Crescent Green, Bowker's Green Lane, Moss Bank, as well as these local Aughton postcodes: L31 1AW, L39 6SB, L39 6TD, L31 1AY, L39 6TU, L39 6SW, L39 6SJ, L39 6SQ, L31 4DG, L39 6SL. Work was achieved in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Aughton business and home owners enjoyed the benefits of high quality and dependable damp proofing services on each occasion.

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(This damp proofing Aughton article was updated on 19-05-2022)