Damp Proofing Baldock

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Damp Proofing Baldock Hertfordshire (SG7): Damp problems in your home in Baldock don't just look unattractive, but they can bring about serious health and structural issues as well. Nasty damp patches and peeling wallpaper can hide a much more serious issue which, if not treated speedily, could lead to very expensive repair bills. If you think that you may have damp problems you must call on a certified Baldock damp proofing company to inspect your property, and suggest the best damp proofing treatment for your house.

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In Baldock homes there are 3 major problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The next article describes what may cause such problems with damp in Baldock, and the different techniques for avoiding and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

External factors that can lead to penetrating damp include: unsound brickwork, defective guttering, cavity wall issues and cracked or loose roof tiles. Internally, damaged shower trays, leaking or burst pipes and overflowing basins or bathtubs, can cause penetrating damp. If left to continue leaking these issues allow water to seep into woodwork and walls, which over time result in blistering or broken plaster, flaking paintwork and damp dark patches on walls.

Wet rot can arise in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaky roof that is left untreated over a period of time. Even though it can't spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsafe, and in a worst case scenario you may even need to have a new roof - very expensive! If black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to touch, you may have a case of wet rot.

Simple actions like repointing brickwork, inspecting pipework for leaks and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, can be the basic preventative maintenance measures. A professional Baldock damp proof specialist will check all these areas in order to help avoid any future problems, as part of solving your dampness issues.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is super easy to spot and is one of the most common forms of damp within many houses in Baldock. Small droplets of water form on colder surfaces when moist, warm air comes into contact with these surfaces. Poor ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, for example in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, is the most frequent reason for condensation.

Wiping up any droplets that form, and ensuring that there is sufficient ventilation in the worst affected areas, are among the most basic answers to such problems. Redirecting moist air to the outside of your home in Baldock, by installing or updating air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, will help you to remedy this annoying problem.

There could be issues with sucking in moist air from the outside, and by completing a detailed damp proofing survey an expert in Baldock will find areas that bring about the problem. Airflow has to be properly regulated to successfully control condensation, and a professional damp proofing technician will be able to offer advice and solutions on this subject.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on houses constructed in the UK since 1875. It is possible that you may not have one fitted if your home or property in Baldock was constructed in the years before this. If your house was constructed after this date, but you're still suffering with rising damp problems, it might be that your damp proof membrane has been compromised.

Although tricky to distinguish, rotten or crumbling skirtings, a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. If you notice or think that you may have any of these signs, it's possible you have a rising damp problem.

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The first step towards managing your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether you've got a damp course on the exterior walls of your home in Baldock. To be certain of an adequate measure of protection the damp proof membrane should be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres. If you find that this space doesn't exist, you could dig away the ground to increase it, or if this approach is not plausible, a higher DPM will need to be put in.

You could have more problematic issues if you learn that your damp proof membrane is fine, and it might be that the dampness is rising up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which will be an even more disturbing situation.

Damp proofing experts in Baldock will swiftly identify and eliminate rising damp problems using a number of techniques. A damp proofing cream can be carefully injected into your wall if you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof course, or one that's damaged over a wide area. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the wall's mortar course, and before the cream cures it turns to liquid and soaks into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damage to the damp course membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing injection cream isn't an appropriate treatment, you may have to install a new damp proof course. Although this is of course a pretty drastic plan of action, it could be the only way to solve your rising damp issues successfully.

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Another option for less severe areas of membrane damage could include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Carpets, wooden flooring or tiles must be lifted before any work can be carried out, because it is applied underneath your existing floor coverings. In cellar areas this is an especially effective solution, and will form a part of the tanking procedure that's used to make rooms watertight. Your Baldock damp proofing specialist may recommend a layer of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, added protection in those troublesome areas.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a cellar or basement, is a process of coating any exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. All plaster and wall covering must be removed and the pertinent surfaces properly prepared before the commencement of any work, as this waterproof coating has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls. You can replaster and decorate over the top, as soon as the coating has dried out completely. You should invariably get more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is really the only cure for your damp problems, since this is a very disruptive job because it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Condensation issues can certainly be improved by means of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers merely alleviate the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, there are drawbacks to this solution. A reliable damp proofing specialist in Baldock will be able to give you advice on possible solutions if you're suffering from damp in any area of your home.

FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN BALDOCK

The most trustworthy recommendations for local specialists when it comes to home improvement projects are normally family and friends. Before hiring any damp proofing services, you should try to obtain at least 3 or 4 estimates from various Baldock companies. If you're in any doubt about any particular damp proofing company you could ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships.

Look out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) accreditations, or companies who are members of the Damp Proofing Association or the Property Care Association (PCA).

You can be certain that your damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the appropriate practical experience to offer a high quality damp proof service, if they have membership of the PCA or DPA. Any work undertaken by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be done in Baldock and also nearby in: Newnham, Bygrave, Pin Green, Norton, Radwell, Letchworth, Caldecote, Cumberlow Green, Clothall Common, Rushden, Wallington, Graveley, Damask Green, Weston, Shaw Green, Astwick, as well as in these postcodes SG7 6AA, SG7 6LS, SG7 6BN, SG7 6EN, SG7 6EQ, SG7 6DH, SG7 6EW, SG7 6LY, SG7 6BE, SG7 6EA. Locally based Baldock damp proofers will likely have the telephone code 01462 and the postcode SG7. Verifying this should confirm that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Baldock property owners are able to benefit from these and lots of other related services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Recommendations from family and friends are considered to be the most reliable source of information when it comes to selecting tradesmen and services, therefore if you know somebody who's had damp proofing carried out, you should ask for their input. Word of mouth will tell if a job was done properly, and will come from somebody you trust to be truthful and honest. It's still advisable to get at least three different quotes from other tradesmen in the area, even though somebody you know has recommended a specific damp proofing contractor.

Baldock Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be conducted by your local Baldock damp proof specialist including damp surveys Baldock, damp proofing services, damp course installations in Baldock, condensation solutions, dry rot control, solving condensation problems, efflorescence solutions, woodworm treatments Baldock, plaster replacement in Baldock, concrete repairs, damp proofing solutions in conservatories, damp proof coursing Baldock, damp treatments, pressure grouting, condensation control in Baldock, rendering repairs, solutions for rising damp, wood rot treatments, damp proof membranes Baldock, japanese knotweed control, damp proof tanking in Baldock, damp proofing old stone walls Baldock, condensation solutions Baldock, timber preservation, cavity wall tie replacement, damp proofing brickwork Baldock, flood defence Baldock, treatments for penetrating damp in Baldock, damp proofing a garage in Baldock, home damp proofing, mould treatments, timber surveys, property preservation, vapour barrier installations, commercial tanking in Baldock, and more. Listed are just a selection of the duties that are performed by those specialising in damp proofing. Baldock providers will let you know about their full range of damp proofing services.

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In the Hertfordshire area you will also find: South Mimms damp proofing specialists, Offley damp proofing specialists, Stanstead St Margarets damp proofing, Benington damp proofing, Walkern damp proofers, Wheathampstead damp proofing, Little Gaddesden damp proof specialists, Standon damp proofing specialists, Harefield damp proof specialists, Benington damp proof specialists, Radlett damp proofing, Ickleford damp proofing specialists, Colney Heath damp proofing specialists, Stanstead St Margarets damp proofers, South Mimms damp proofers, Graveley damp proofing specialists, Flamstead damp proofers, Sarratt damp proofing, Tewin damp proofing specialists, Hertford Heath damp proofers, St Ippolyts damp proof specialists, Graveley damp proofing, Markyate damp proofing, Colney Heath damp proof specialists, Broxbourne damp proof specialists, Turnford damp proofers, Benington damp proofing specialists, Abbots Langley damp proofers, Aldenham damp proofing specialists.

Throughout Hertfordshire you will be able to find damp proofing experts who will offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find a suitable damp proof expert in Baldock itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.

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Also find: Bygrave damp proofing, Letchworth damp proofing, Cumberlow Green damp proofing, Damask Green damp proofing, Rushden damp proofing, Shaw Green damp proofing, Newnham damp proofing, Weston damp proofing, Graveley damp proofing, Pin Green damp proofing, Norton damp proofing, Wallington damp proofing, Caldecote damp proofing, Astwick damp proofing, Clothall Common damp proofing, Radwell damp proofing services and more. All these locations are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Baldock home and property owners can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Baldock: In Church Street, Elmwood Avenue, Brewery Lane, Hillcrest, Templar Avenue, Woodland Way, Letchworth Road, Bygrave Road, Nightingale Way, Holroyd Crescent, Mansfield Road, The Rowans, Ashton's Lane, Park Gardens, Royston Road, Bell Row, The Tene, Larkins Close, Sun Street, Thurnall Close, Baldock Lane, Mons Avenue, Chalk Hills, Clothall Road, as well as these Baldock area postcodes: SG7 6AA, SG7 6LS, SG7 6BN, SG7 6EN, SG7 6EQ, SG7 6DH, SG7 6EW, SG7 6LY, SG7 6BE, SG7 6EA, householders have just recently needed local damp proofing services. Work was achieved in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Baldock residents enjoyed the benefits of reliable and professional damp proofing services.

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