Damp Proofing Bellshill

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Damp Proofing Bellshill Scotland (ML4): Problems with damp in your property in Bellshill not just look unattractive, but they can also cause dangerous health and structural issues too. Costing thousands to fix if not cured speedily, more serious problems are often hidden under peeling wallpaper, patches of damp and flaking paint. If you have a problem like this there's not much that you can do yourself, and the best course of action is to call on an experienced Bellshill damp proofing company to carry out a survey and suggest practical solutions.

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Basically, when it comes to damp in the home there are 3 fundamental problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find details about what could be causing damp problems in your home or business premises in Bellshill, and how you can set about fixing them.


Problems like unsound brickwork, cavity wall issues, defective guttering and loose or broken roof tiles are external causes of penetrating damp in your home. Inside a structure, the causes can be damaged shower trays, burst or dripping pipes and overflowing sinks or bathtubs. If left to continue leaking these things enable water to soak into woodwork and walls, which over time lead to blistered or broken plaster, flaking paintwork and dark damp patches on walls.

If left untreated for some time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. While it's lucky that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof installed 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, together with an unusual musty smell from the rotting wood.

The measures for prevention can be quite basic, for instance repointing dodgy brickwork, inspecting piping for leaks and cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks. As part of an overall damp proofing service, your local Bellshill damp proofing specialist will check out all of these areas.


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One of the most common forms of damp in Bellshill homes, condensation is super easy to spot. Small droplets of water form on cold surfaces when they come into contact with warm, moist air. It often manifests due to poor ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

To reduce condensation issues, simple solutions include making sure that there's enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any water droplets as soon as they arise. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in Bellshill, by fitting or updating extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to solve this issue.

A detailed damp proofing survey by an established Bellshill company might also find factors which give rise to the problem by sucking in damp air from the outside. The most effective way to successfully control condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Bellshill damp proofing specialist will offer guidance and advice on how this can best be achieved.

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A damp proof course has been installed as standard on homes constructed in the UK since 1875. It is quite possible that you might not have one fitted if your property in Bellshill was built before this time. It is possible that your damp proof membrane may have been damaged if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a property built after this date.

Rising damp can be tricky to distinguish, but some areas to watch out for are; rotten or crumbling skirting boards, tide marks on walls and a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces. It's possible that you might have a rising damp issue if you have spotted one or all of these.

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The initial step towards handling your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether or not you have in fact got a damp proof course on the external walls of your property in Bellshill. It needs to be 150mm (about six inches) above the level of the ground for satisfactory protection. If this isn't the situation you can dig away the ground to create this space, or if this is not plausible, you can put in a higher DPM (damp proof membrane).

You might have more challenging issues if you discover that your DPM (damp proof membrane) is fine, and it could be that the dampness is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which is going to be even more of a concern.

Using a number of different procedures, damp proofing specialists in Bellshill can swiftly identify and resolve rising damp. A damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your wall if you have a somewhat older home with no damp proof course, or one that is damaged over an extensive area. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled along the mortar joint, and before the cream cures it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damage to your membrane is too critical, or if damp proofing cream injection isn't a suitable solution, you may have to install a new damp proof course. Though this is naturally a fairly drastic course of action, it might be the only method to solve your rising damp issues in an effective way.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another potential remedy for less severe areas of damage. Laminate flooring, tiles or carpeting will need to be lifted prior to work being carried out, because it is applied underneath your current floor coverings. Also used as part of the "tanking" process to make a space watertight, this is a particularly efficacious solution in basements. Before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, your Bellshill damp proofing expert may recommend applying building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a basement or cellar, is the process of coating any exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. This should be applied at the base level of walls and floors, and so any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the surfaces in question properly prepared before work commences. Once this paint has been put on, it should be permitted to dry out completely before replastering the walls and decorating over it. This is a highly disruptive process since it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, and it is recommended that you get more than one expert's opinion on whether this is really the only treatment for your rising damp.


Problems with condensation can definitely be improved through the use of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air. The main drawback with the use of dehumidifiers in attempting to prevent mould and damp is that they primarily mask the cause of the damp, don't cure it. To obtain the most reliable advice if you're suffering from mould or damp in any area of your house, you can call on a competent damp proofing company in Bellshill.


Family and friends should always be your first choice when you are trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Always acquire at least 2 or 3 different quotes from various companies, and if you have any doubts you can ask to see professional membership certificates and accreditations, before signing up to any damp proof services.

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

If your chosen Bellshill damp proofing providers are members of the PCA or DPA they'll be properly qualified and have acquired the necessary experience to offer you a top notch service for all your damp proofing problems. Furthermore, it offers guarantees on any remedial work carried out by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Bellshill and also nearby in: Blantyre, Forgewood, Bothwell, Motherwell, Fallside, Calderbank, Holytown, Coatbridge, Uddingston, Chapelhall, Carfin, Hamilton, Viewpark, Newhouse, New Stevenston, Cleland, together with these postcodes ML1 3RP, ML4 1HL, ML4 1HY, ML4 1AY, ML1 4WS, ML4 1AT, ML4 1LU, ML4 1AU, ML1 3EB, ML1 4TF. Local Bellshill damp proofers will probably have the postcode ML4 and the dialling code Dialling code 01698. Verifying this should ensure that you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Bellshill home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and many other damp proofing services.

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In Scotland you'll also find: Crossgates damp proofing, Chirnside damp proofers, Carronshore damp proof specialists, Longside damp proof specialists, Dunlop damp proof specialists, Fairlie damp proofing, Cowdenbeath damp proof specialists, Kemnay damp proofing, Longforgan damp proofers, Cardross damp proofers, West Calder damp proofing specialists, Jedburgh damp proof specialists, Kelty damp proof specialists, North Queensferry damp proofing specialists, Newtown St Boswells damp proofing specialists, Blackburn damp proofing specialists, Newcastleton damp proofers, Kilbirnie damp proofers, Sandhaven damp proofing, Lochwinnoch damp proof specialists, Cleland damp proofing, Turriff damp proof specialists, Markinch damp proofing specialists, Tarves damp proofing specialists, Carstairs damp proof specialists, Luncarty damp proof specialists, Tarbert damp proofers, Longforgan damp proofing specialists, Polbeth damp proofing specialists, Fauldhouse damp proofers.

Throughout Scotland you should be able to find damp proofers who'll offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find a satisfactory damp proof expert in Bellshill itself then you should be able to find one nearby.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It is invariably extremely useful to ask whether family and friends have any recommendations when trying to find a professional damp proofing contractor for your project or undertaking in Bellshill. It's generally acknowledged, that personal references are a good solution with regards to finding someone who is ideal for your needs, and can also help in weeding out contractors who are not up to the job, or Scotland companies with less than flattering service records.

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By obtaining this type of feedback from a friend or member of your family you can discover the attitude of the contractor if things went awry, how quickly any mistakes were resolved, and also get an insight into their work ethic, reliability and time keeping. They should also be able to tell you if the contractor offered a guaranteed price promise for their work, and if they didn't, how close the final price was in comparison with the initial estimate.

Finally, your friends and family members are people you know and can trust in relation to their advice. If you find that they are reluctant to discuss a certain company or contractor it's likely because they have had an unsatisfactory experience. Even though it might not necessarily be true, in many situations people are happier to discuss a decent contractor than they are about a mediocre one, and might even suggest an alternative company instead of 'maligning' one who failed to match their expectations.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Bellshill damp proofing specialist including damp proof paint applications, cementitious tanking, cavity wall construction in Bellshill, the treament of efflorescence, concrete repairs in Bellshill, invasive weed control in Bellshill, property surveys, dampcourse installation, rendering repairs, commercial tanking, landlord damp proofing services, damp proof injection in Bellshill, damp control Bellshill, rising damp prevention, timber surveys, condensation treatments Bellshill, damp proof membranes, cheap damp proofing Bellshill, domestic damp proofing in Bellshill, treatments for rising damp, damp proof coursing, damp proofing walls in Bellshill, solutions for black mould in Bellshill, cavity wall tie replacement Bellshill, timber preservation Bellshill, rising damp advice, dry rot treatment Bellshill, pressure grouting, solutions for penetrating damp Bellshill, japanese knotweed control, basement tanking, damp proofing a cellar, damp treatments, structural waterproofing, cellar waterproofing, and lots more. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are accomplished by those doing damp proofing. Bellshill specialists will be happy to inform you of their full range of services.


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Also find: Forgewood damp proofing, Viewpark damp proofing, Cleland damp proofing, Fallside damp proofing, Holytown damp proofing, Blantyre damp proofing, New Stevenston damp proofing, Motherwell damp proofing, Carfin damp proofing, Chapelhall damp proofing, Calderbank damp proofing, Coatbridge damp proofing, Uddingston damp proofing, Hamilton damp proofing, Newhouse damp proofing, Bothwell damp proofing services and more. The majority of these locations are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Bellshill residents can get damp proofing quotes by going here.

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