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Damp Proofing Battle East Sussex (TN33): Having problems with damp in your home in Battle can result in dangerous health and structural problems, as well as looking unattractive. Nasty damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal a much more serious issue which, if not resolved swiftly, could result in extremely expensive repair bills. If you think that you might have damp issues you must get hold of a competent Battle damp proofing company to check out your property, and recommend the most effective damp proofing strategy for your home or business.

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In Battle buildings there are 3 main problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These three primary forms of damp are reviewed in depth in this article, together with tips on prevention and resolution, in case you find them in your home or business in Battle.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp can be attributable to a range of external factors for instance: damaged guttering, cracks in brickwork, cracked or loose roof tiles and cavity wall issues. Inside your Battle home, penetrating damp can be a result of damaged shower trays, overflowing sinks or baths and burst or leaky pipes. If water continues to seep into the woodwork and walls, the noticeable signs with time are going to be damp dark patches on walls, blistering or broken plaster and flaking paintwork.

If you've got a leaking roof and it has been neglected for quite some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot can't spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst outcome your roof timbers become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. A distinctive musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and the appearance of black fungus growth, could all suggest the existence of wet rot.

Simple actions like inspecting piping for leaks, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork, will be the basic preventative maintenance measures. If you use the services of a reliable Battle damp proofing company, they'll check all these factors as a part of your all round damp proofing program.

CONDENSATION

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Super easy to spot and a cause of damp in a lot of Battle properties, condensation is extremely common. When colder surfaces come into contact with moist, warm air, small droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. It's a problem due to inadequate ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

Simple strategies to prevent condensation include wiping up any droplets of water as soon as they form and making sure there's adequate ventilation in the major trouble spots. This might involve the installation or updating of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors to help redirect the moisture laden air outside of your home.

There could possibly be issues with sucking in damp air from the outside, and by carrying out an in-depth damp proofing survey a specialist in Battle will be able to identify areas that contribute to the situation. To adequately minimise condensation problems, airflow has to be properly regulated. A reliable Battle damp proofing company will be able to offer solutions and advice in this regard.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard on houses built in Great Britain since 1875. If your property or home was built before this period it's conceivable you may not have one installed. It is possible that your damp proof course might have been damaged somehow if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a house built after this date.

It can be notoriously tricky to distinguish rising damp, however some giveaway signs are; rotten or crumbling skirtings, "tide marks" on walls and white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls. It's feasible that you might have a rising damp problem if you've seen one or all of these.

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The first step towards managing your rising damp problems should simply be to check whether you have in fact got a damp course on the outside walls of your home in Battle. To be sure of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp proof membrane needs to be above ground level by a minimum of 150 millimetres. If this isn't the case you can dig the ground away to create this space, or if this isn't plausible, you could install a higher damp proof membrane (DPM).

If this is not the cause of the problem and your DPM (damp proof membrane) is installed and in order, there might be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the dampness coming up from the ground, up through your floor, and into the walls of your home.

Battle damp proofing specialists will quickly be able to figure out the main cause of your rising damp, and employing a variety of techniques will soon resolve the problem. Older properties which either don't have a damp proof membrane at all, or have one that is damaged over a wide area, can have a damp proof cream injected into the external walls. Holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar joint, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

If the damp proof cream is not suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a new damp proof course might have to be installed. Although this is naturally a pretty extreme plan of action, it may be the only way to remedy your rising damp problems successfully.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is yet another possible remedy for smaller areas of damage. Carpets, tiles or wooden flooring will need to be lifted prior to work being undertaken, as it's applied under your current floor coverings. Also used as an integral part of the tanking procedure to make a space watertight, this is a particularly efficacious solution in cellars. For added protection in such trouble spots, your Battle damp proof specialist might suggest laying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a basement or cellar, is the process of coating exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. This must be applied at the base level of floors and walls, and so all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the pertinent surfaces properly prepared before work commences. As soon as this paint has been put on and is dry, it is then possible to replaster and decorate over the top. Since it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is a really disruptive process. It is therefore preferable to contact more than one damp proofing expert to ensure that this really is the only effective remedy.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Dehumidifiers are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air, so for condensation problems they can be of help. The main disadvantage with dehumidifiers in endeavouring to reduce damp and mould is that they just cover up the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. If you're suffering from damp in any area of your home in Battle, you should call on a certified damp proofing company for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN BATTLE

The most trustworthy recommendations for local professionals with regards to home improvement projects are generally friends and relatives. Before employing any damp proof services, always see if you can get at least two or three price quotes from different Battle companies. If you're in any doubt about any specific damp proofing company you should ask to see evidence of professional memberships and qualifications.

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

If your chosen Battle damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the DPA or PCA you can be certain they'll be well qualified and have the required working experience to provide a first class service for your damp proofing problems. Any remedial work supplied by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Battle and also in nearby places like: Staplecross, Whatlinton, Ninfield, Ore, Broad Oak, Bexhill, Brightling, Catsfield, Ashburnham, Ewhurst, Robertsbridge, Mountfield, Hastings, Sedlescombe, Crowhurst, Westfield, and in these postcodes TN33 0BZ, TN33 0TP, TN33 0EJ, TN33 0AG, TN33 0RL, TN33 0SX, TN33 0DQ, TN33 0DX, TN33 0AR, TN33 0DE. Locally based Battle damp proofers will probably have the postcode TN33 and the dialling code 01424. Verifying this should make certain that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Battle householders will be able to benefit from these and many other damp proofing services.

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Battle damp proofing specialist including damp proofing old stone walls Battle, black mould treatment, damp proofing solutions in bedrooms, invasive weed control Battle, damp course installations, home damp proofing Battle, leak detection Battle, property surveys, damp control, damp proofing a garage, penetrating damp treatments, solving condensation problems, industrial damp proofing, timber surveys in Battle, concrete repair, damp proofing walls Battle, damp proof paint applications, dry rot treatment, cellar tanking in Battle, mould treatments, rising damp advice, wood rot treatment in Battle, damp proof sealing Battle, damp proofing price quotes, rising damp prevention in Battle, wall tie replacement, damp proofing concrete floors Battle, damp proof tanking in Battle, condensation control in Battle, residential damp proofing, basement waterproofing, rising damp treatments, plaster replacement, flood defence Battle, and more. These are just an example of the duties that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Battle professionals will be happy to inform you of their entire range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It is widely known that folks are more inclined to take note of a recommendation from a friend or member of their family. Therefore, if you have family or friends who have recently had damp proofing work carried out, and were pleased with the outcome you could ask if they're willing to recommend them. It is widely accepted by about 80% of people in Battle, that a word of mouth endorsement is preferable to any other type of recommendation. From the potential contractors, try to obtain at least three different estimates.

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Also find: Robertsbridge damp proofing, Staplecross damp proofing, Bexhill damp proofing, Ashburnham damp proofing, Whatlinton damp proofing, Broad Oak damp proofing, Ninfield damp proofing, Brightling damp proofing, Ewhurst damp proofing, Catsfield damp proofing, Mountfield damp proofing, Crowhurst damp proofing, Hastings damp proofing, Ore damp proofing, Westfield damp proofing, Sedlescombe damp proofing services and more. The majority of these places are served by companies who do damp proofing. Battle homeowners can get damp proofing price quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Battle: Householders who live in the following areas and streets have just recently enquired about damp proofing - Marley Rise, Marley Close, Abbots Close, Queen Elizabeth Close, High Street, Parks Yard, Marley Gardens, Hastings Road, The Spinney, Frickley Lane, Lake House, Harold Terrace, Lower Lake, Wren Court, Telham Lane, Bowmans Drive, Kane Hythe Road, Isherwood, Virgins Lane, Rowbarns, Battle Gates, Normanhurst, Kingsdale Close, Chain Lane, Market Road, St. Marys Terrace, Norman Close, London Road, Rue De Bayeux, as well as these local Battle postcodes: TN33 0BZ, TN33 0TP, TN33 0EJ, TN33 0AG, TN33 0RL, TN33 0SX, TN33 0DQ, TN33 0DX, TN33 0AR, TN33 0DE. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Battle residents were given reliable and top quality damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing Battle article was last updated on 05-01-22)