Damp Proofing Bathgate

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Damp Proofing Bathgate Scotland (EH47): Problems with damp in your home in Bathgate may not just look unsightly, but they can trigger dangerous health and structural issues as well. Peeling wallpaper and horrible damp patches can hide a much more serious problem which, if not treated promptly, could cost 1000s to repair. If you believe you might have damp problems you need to get in touch with a certified Bathgate damp proofing company to check your property, and suggest the best damp proofing solution for your home or business.

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There are basically 3 primary problem areas which are prone to cause dampness in your property in Bathgate:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you will find info on what may be causing problems with damp in your home in Bathgate, and precisely how you may get started with fixing them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Some of the exterior factors that can cause penetrating damp in a structure include: cracked or loose roof tiles, blocked cavities, porous brickwork and damaged drainpipes or guttering. Internal reasons behind penetrating damp can be damaged shower trays, burst or dripping water pipes and overflowing basins or bathtubs. If left uncontrolled, blistering or broken plaster, peeling or bubbling paintwork and damp, dark patches on walls, will be the obvious results of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

Roofing timbers that are continually damp due to a leaky roof, can get wet rot if this isn't treated. Despite the fact that bricks and brickwork are not affected by wet rot, your roofing timbers can suffer serious consequences, and the whole roof may need to be replaced if it becomes structurally unsound. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the wood, along with an unfamiliar musty smell from the decaying wood.

Simple steps like examining piping for leaks, cleaning your roof & guttering and checking for leaks and repointing brickwork, can be the basic preventative measures. A professional damp proofer in Bathgate will check these areas to help avoid any future problems, as part of fixing your issues with damp.

CONDENSATION

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Quite simple to spot and the cause of damp in a lot of Bathgate homes, condensation is incredibly common. Small water droplets appear on cooler surfaces when they come into contact with moist, warm air. It's often caused because of inadequate ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

Wiping away any droplets that appear, and making certain that there's adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, are among the easiest solutions to such issues. This might involve the installation or upgrading of cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks to help redirect the humid air to the outside of your house.

An in-depth damp proofing survey from a credible Bathgate company might also find things which bring about the situation by drawing in moist air from the outside. The best way to successfully control condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Bathgate damp proofing company will offer advice and guidance on how this can best be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses built in Great Britain. It's quite possible that you may not have one installed if your house in Bathgate was constructed before this time. If your property was constructed after this year, but you're still experiencing rising damp, it might be that the damp proof membrane has been compromised.

It can be tricky to identify rising damp, but some giveaway indications are; rotten or crumbling skirting boards, tide marks on walls and white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces. It's feasible that you might have a rising damp problem if you've spotted one or more of these in your home.

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Remedying rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your property's exterior walls and seeing if you can see a DPM. To be certain of a satisfactory degree of protection the DPM should be above ground level by no less than 150 millimetres (approximately six inches). If this isn't the situation you might be able to dig away the ground to create this gap, or if this is not feasible, you can install a damp proof course higher up.

You may have more serious issues if you learn that your DPM is fine, and it could be that the damp is rising up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be an even more worrying situation.

Using a number of different methods, damp proofing technicians in Bathgate will swiftly identify and solve rising damp. A damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your wall if you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof membrane, or one that is damaged over a substantial area. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled at intervals along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream sets it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proof cream is not appropriate, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course might need to be installed. Regrettably this is the most extreme of repair works, however it could be the only answer to your damp problems.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another potential remedy for less severe areas of damp course damage. Since this will be applied under any floor coverings, tiles, carpeting and wooden flooring will need to be lifted before this operation can begin. This is especially efficacious in basements as a part of the "tanking" procedure to create a watertight room. Your Bathgate damp proofing technician might recommend the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried, additional protection in those troublesome areas.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a basement or cellar is called "tanking". Because this coating must be applied to the bare surface of walls and floors, all plaster and wall coverings must be taken off before work commences, and the surfaces prepared properly. When this paint has been put on and is dry, it's then possible to replaster the walls and decorate on top of it. You should always get more than one specialist's opinion about whether this is really the only answer to your rising damp problems, as this is a very disruptive process since it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

To help with condensation issues, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are pretty efficient. The fact that these products basically hide the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the downside with dehumidifiers. A competent damp proofing company in Bathgate will be glad to advise on possible solutions if you are experiencing damp or mould in any area of your house.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN BATHGATE

As with just about any project, the most reliable recommendations for a local specialist can be gleaned from friends and relatives. Before hiring any damp proofing services, you should always see if you can get at least 3 or 4 quotations from various Bathgate companies. If you're in any doubt about any specific company you can ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships.

Watch out for technicians holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) professional qualifications, or local companies who are signed up members of the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association.

You can guarantee that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to offer a top notch damp proofing service, if they are members of either the DPA or PCA. Such professional memberships also means there are guarantees for any remedial work carried out.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Bathgate and also in nearby places like: Kirkton Campus, Blackburn, Torphichen, Avonbridge, Livingston, Polbeth, Seafield, Whitburn, East Whitburn, Longridge, Addiewell, Deans, Armadale, Dechmont, together with these postcodes EH48 1ES, EH48 1RW, EH48 1PS, EH48 1HZ, EH47 7HG, EH48 1HT, EH48 1DF, EH48 1HH, EH48 1PW, EH48 1ND. Local Bathgate damp proofing specialist will likely have the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01506 and the postcode EH47. Checking this out will confirm you access local providers of damp proofing. Bathgate home and business owners can benefit from these and many other damp proofing services.

Bathgate Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a number of different tasks that can be accomplished by your local Bathgate damp proof specialist including cementitious tanking, damp proof membranes, leak detection Bathgate, condensation control, solving mould problems in Bathgate, basement damp proofing Bathgate, condensation treatment in Bathgate, japanese knotweed control Bathgate, brickwork damp proofing Bathgate, damp proofing in bathrooms, damp proofing rates, timber treatments, garage damp proofing Bathgate, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proofing walls, property preservation in Bathgate, timber preservation Bathgate, solving condensation problems, positive input ventilation (PIV), exterior damp proofing Bathgate, damp proofing floors Bathgate, damp proof injection, condensation solutions Bathgate, landlord damp proofing services in Bathgate, damp proof paint application, rising damp prevention, damp proofing brickwork, rendering repairs, damp proof sealing in Bathgate, structural waterproofing, cheap damp proofing Bathgate, chemical DPC injection, plaster replacement in Bathgate, basement waterproofing, invasive weed control, and lots more. These are just an example of the activities that are conducted by those specialising in damp proofing. Bathgate providers will let you know about their entire range of services.

Leaving a Review for a Job Well Done

When people in Bathgate are trying to find services, the majority of them browse through online reviews to help them to make an informed choice, hence positive reviews and testimonials are the lifeblood of any local business or company. Why not take some time to thank someone who's done a decent job, by posting a review of their workmanship and performance. Your personal knowledge of the company will be beneficial not only to the business, but also to any potential client. If you cast your mind back to the techniques you used to uncover somebody to do your work, you'll understand how checking out reviews helped you. It doesn't actually matter how impressive a company's website appears to be, you would probably have looked at other possibilities if there were no reviews to back it up.

Leaving a Review

But, when so called customer reviews are conspicuously shown on a company website, can you actually trust that they are genuine? Did "real" clients write these glowing reviews or did a member of the company, looking to promote their services, cook them up?

If you want to find genuine and frank reviews, an excellent technique is to check out the the reviews on Google My Business listings on a company in Bathgate. This is the review website which is trusted by millions to discover company reputations, and can impact on their ranking in the search engines as well. Another alternative when you are seeking to leave reviews for a reliable local service or business in Bathgate, is Bing Places for Business, which is Google My Business's leading rival and the 2nd largest review platform available. An overview of the trustworthiness and working standards of a company that worked successfully on your damp proofing project can be established by leaving a glowing review here, and while doing so you can help raise their profile in Bathgate. Feedback and reviews can also be posted on Facebook and Twitter pages, which are excellent and instantly visible ways to compliment a local business. Such social media websites can be quite influential and will form a major part of the marketing and promotion strategy of most small companies in Bathgate. Their sales message can be reinforced by your positive reviews and you've offered recommendations to family and friends who are trying to find services of a similar nature, this will give them a starting place for their hunt for the right company.

Even in these high-tech, modern times, it is still acceptable to send in a hand-drafted letter of thanks, if you aren't computer savvy. Letters like this can be framed for display in reception areas, compiled to make a portfolio of reviews which is handy in one on one meetings with prospective customers, or scanned and published on the reviews page of the company's website or Facebook account. The fact that your review may have helped a small business to gain more clients and gain credibility in the local Bathgate marketplace is reward in itself. (Tags: Bathgate Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

Family & Friends Recommendations

It's always a good idea to ask if friends and family have any recommendations when trying to find a professional damp proofing contractor for your project or undertaking in Bathgate. It's widely accepted, that person to person referrals are an excellent solution with regards to identifying someone who's ideal for your needs, and can also help in weeding out contractors who aren't up to the task, or local companies with less than complimentary track records.

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Getting feedback from an acquaintance or family member also means that you get an insight into the time keeping and reliability of the contractor, and if anything went awry, what the contractor's attitude was like, and how rapidly were any mistakes put right. You can get a perception of how close was the initial estimate when compared to the final price. which is normally hard to get from the contractors themselves unless they've got a guaranteed price promise.

Ultimately, when it comes to advice, your friends and relatives are folks that you know and can depend on to be honest. If they're reluctant to chat about a certain company or contractor it is likely down to a disappointing experience. Even though it may not always be true, in many instances people are more willing to talk about a decent quality contractor than they are about an inferior one, and may even offer some alternative company rather than 'denigrate' one who did not match their requirements.

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Also find: Seafield damp proofers, Avonbridge damp proofers, East Whitburn damp proofers, Dechmont damp proofers, Deans damp proofers, Kirkton Campus damp proofers, Polbeth damp proofers, Livingston damp proofers, Addiewell damp proofers, Whitburn damp proofers, Torphichen damp proofers, Armadale damp proofers, Longridge damp proofers, Blackburn damp proofing services and more. All these villages and towns are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Bathgate residents can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Bathgate: In the past twelve months damp proofing surveys were done in the following Bathgate streets: Torbanehill Mains, Robertson Avenue, Balbardie Crescent, Back O'Moss, Main Street, North Bridge Street Lane, Cherry Avenue, Bughtknowes Drive, Inchcross Drive, Hamilton Road, Standhill Road, Drum Lane, Lower Craigmailen, Menzies Road, Alton Dyke, Stonehead, Drumcrosshall, Rosebery Crescent, Marchwood Crescent, Galabraes Crescent, Rhemore, Bridgend Court, Cathlaw Bungalow, Mill Road, Burnvale Avenue, Fisher Road, Mosside Terrace, and in these Scotland postcodes: EH48 1ES, EH48 1RW, EH48 1PS, EH48 1HZ, EH47 7HG, EH48 1HT, EH48 1DF, EH48 1HH, EH48 1PW, EH48 1ND. These locations recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Bathgate home and business owners received professional and competent damp proofing services in every case.

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(This damp proofing Bathgate article was updated on 29-01-2023)