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Damp Proofing Bewdley Worcestershire (DY12): Having problems with damp in your property in Bewdley can cause serious health and structural problems, as well as being unsightly in appearance. Costing thousands to fix if not resolved promptly, more serious problems can easily be hidden under patches of damp, flaking paintwork and peeling wallpaper. If you have a problem such as this there is not much that you can do to solve it yourself, and the best course of action is to call in an experienced Bewdley damp proofing specialist to undertake a thorough inspection and come up with possible solutions.

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Essentially, with regards to damp within the home there are three main problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The next paragraphs describe the causes of such damp issues in Bewdley, and the various ways of preventing and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Common external factors that can lead to penetrating damp include: defective guttering, broken roof tiles, unsound brickwork and cavity wall problems. Inside your Bewdley home, it can be a result of damaged shower trays, leaking or burst pipes and overflowing basins or baths. If water is allowed to continue seeping into the walls and woodwork, the noticeable signs in time are going to be flaking or bubbling paintwork, blistering or broken plaster and damp dark patches on walls.

If left untreated over a long period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Although it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst outcome, you may need to have a new roof installed (very costly!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. If black fungus starts to appear on your woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you may have the beginnings of wet rot.

Preventative maintenance can be relatively basic, such as cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks, inspecting pipework for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. A knowledgeable damp proofer in Bewdley will check all of these areas to help avoid any further problems, as an element of solving your dampness issues.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is very easy to identify and one of the most common forms of damp in many homes in Bewdley. When colder surfaces make contact with warm, moist air, small water droplets form on those surfaces. It is an issue because of inadequate ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms.

Simple solutions to reduce condensation include wiping away any water droplets whenever they form and making sure you've got enough ventilation in the trouble spots. This may involve the installation or upgrading of air bricks, extractors and cooker hoods to help remove the moisture laden air to the outside of your home.

An in-depth damp proofing survey by an established Bewdley specialist may also find areas which exacerbate the situation by drawing in damp air from the outside. An effective way to adequately minimise condensation is to regulate airflow properly, and your local Bewdley damp proofing specialist will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

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

Although hard to identify, "tide marks" on walls, a white powdery deposit being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls and crumbling or rotten skirtings, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. It is feasible that you could have a rising damp problem if you have spotted one or more of these.

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The initial step towards handling your rising damp problems should simply be to check whether or not you've got a damp course on the exterior walls of your property in Bewdley. To be certain of a satisfactory degree of protection the DPM must be above ground level by at least 150mm. Where you discover that this gap does not exist, you can dig the earth away to increase it, or if this approach is not plausible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be put in.

You may have more challenging issues if you learn that your damp proof membrane is OK, and it may be that the dampness is creeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be an even more concerning situation.

Damp proofing technicians in Bewdley will quickly identify and remedy rising damp using a number of methods. If you've got a somewhat older property with no DPM or one that is damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your outside walls. This entails the drilling of holes at intervals in your wall's mortar course and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the gaps behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

In cases where damp proofing cream injection is not a satisfactory treatment, or where the membrane is too seriously damaged, putting in a whole new damp proof course could be neccessary. This is taking repair work to the extreme, but it could be the only remedy for your rising damp.

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For minimal areas of damage, another possible remedy could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. Because this is going to be applied beneath your existing floor coverings, carpets, laminate flooring and tiles will have to be lifted and put aside before this procedure can begin. Also used as an integral part of the tanking process to create a waterproof room, this is a particularly effectual solution in basements. Your Bewdley damp proofing specialist might suggest the application of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely, further protection in those trouble spots.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a basement or below ground space, is a process of covering any exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. All wall coverings and plaster must be taken off and the surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins, because this watertight coating must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. As soon as this coating has been put on and dried, it's then the time to replaster and decorate over it. As it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, this is an extremely disruptive job. It's therefore advisable to bring in more than one damp proofing expert to make certain that this really is the only possible option.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

To help ease condensation problems, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are pretty efficacious. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers merely mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are downsides to this option. If you're suffering from damp in any part of your home in Bewdley, you should call on an experienced damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN BEWDLEY

As with any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a specialist can be gleaned from neighbours and friends. Where possible you should always try to acquire at least 3 or 4 different estimates from a variety of companies, and before signing up for any specific damp proofing services, you should ask to see professional memberships and qualifications, as proof of their credibility.

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

If your chosen Bewdley damp proofing providers are in fact members of the DPA or PCA they will be suitably qualified and have acquired the necessary working experience to provide a first class service for all your damp proofing problems. Any work undertaken by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Bewdley and also in: Kidderminster, Wolverley, Worcester, Cookley, Heighington, Wribbenhall, Franche, Habberley, Dunley, Catchems End, Ribbesford, Summerhill, Hoobrook, Stourport, Beach Hay, Long Bank, and in these postcodes DY12 1JG, DY12 1EW, DY12 1NF, DY12 2BH, DY12 1JT, DY11 7ER, DY12 1BY, DY11 6HH, DY12 1BL, DY12 1DB. Locally based Bewdley damp proofers will most likely have the postcode DY12 and the phone code 01299. Checking this can ensure you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Bewdley property owners will be able to utilise these and many other damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Recommendation from friends, family and workmates is always an excellent way of finding the perfect damp proofing service, so that ought to be your first port of call when hunting for a damp proofer. Word of mouth will tell if a project was done properly, and will come from someone who you trust to be honest and truthful. Even when a specific damp proofing contractor has been recommended by someone, you should still get at least three or four quotes from other companies in the area, to provide you with a broad range of prices.

Worcestershire Damp Proofing Enquiries

Worcestershire Damp Proofing Enquiries

Current Worcestershire damp proofing requests: Mr and Mrs Haigh recently asked for a price quote for clearing up damp problems in Frankley, Worcestershire. Emme Waterhouse and Kaden Waterhouse recently enquired about the possibility of solving damp and condensation problems in a hallway in a semi-detached house in Frankley. Effie Dove recently asked for an estimate for resolving damp problems in a bungalow in Tenbury, Worcestershire. Paul and Maisy Conroy recently enquired about the possibility of fixing damp problems in a cottage in Callow Hill, Worcestershire. Reagan and Raven Wiggins recently enquired about solving condensation and mould problems in Clent. Orson Crowley recently asked for a quote for solving condensation and damp problems in Malvern Wells, Worcestershire. Marwa Anderson recently requested an estimate for damp proofing a basement in a bungalow in Hopwood, Worcestershire. Kye Mcgrath recently asked for a quotation for solving mould and condensation issues in a bedroom in Alvechurch. All these local people did a search for "damp proofing Worcestershire" and found this webpage on Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Bewdley Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Bewdley damp proofing specialist including property surveys, damp proof paint applications, cementitious tanking, timber surveys, damp proof membranes, cavity wall tie replacement, woodworm treatments Bewdley, wet rot control Bewdley, damp proof tanking Bewdley, damp proof injection, timber preservation Bewdley, rising damp advice, solving mould problems, damp treatments in Bewdley, chemical DPC injection, cellar tanking, vapour barriers, mould treatment in Bewdley, damp proofing internal walls Bewdley, damp proofing a garage Bewdley, timber treatments, commercial damp proofing Bewdley, basement waterproofing, damp proofing old stone walls, home damp proofing Bewdley, solving condensation problems Bewdley, damp proofing a basement in Bewdley, cheap damp proofing, dry rot treatments, damp proofing brickwork, damp proofing concrete floors, rendering repairs, pressure grouting, cavity wall construction, and lots more. These are just some of the duties that are conducted by those doing damp proofing. Bewdley professionals will keep you informed about their whole range of services.

Worcestershire Damp Proofing

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In the Worcestershire area you will additionally find: Chaddesley Corbett damp proofing specialists, Abberley damp proofing specialists, Frankley damp proofing specialists, Harvington damp proofing, Droitwich damp proof specialists, Astley damp proofers, Hallow damp proofing, Hanbury damp proofing specialists, Cookhill damp proofing, Rushwick damp proofers, North Littleton damp proofing specialists, Alvechurch damp proofing, Leigh damp proofers, Upton Upon Severn damp proofing, Hanbury damp proof specialists, Frankley damp proof specialists, Malvern Wells damp proofing, Blackwell damp proofing specialists, Broadway damp proofers, Stoke Prior damp proof specialists, Sedgeberrow damp proofers, Rock damp proofing specialists, Belbroughton damp proofing, Eckington damp proofers, Ombersley damp proofers, West Malvern damp proofing, Hanley Castle damp proofers, Hagley damp proof specialists.

Throughout Worcestershire you will be able to find damp proof specialists who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find the right damp proofer in Bewdley itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.

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Also find: Wolverley damp proofing, Catchems End damp proofing, Long Bank damp proofing, Heighington damp proofing, Ribbesford damp proofing, Hoobrook damp proofing, Cookley damp proofing, Wribbenhall damp proofing, Stourport damp proofing, Beach Hay damp proofing, Kidderminster damp proofing, Worcester damp proofing, Summerhill damp proofing, Dunley damp proofing, Franche damp proofing, Habberley damp proofing services and more. Most of these towns and villages are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Bewdley business and home owners can get damp proofing quotations by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Bewdley: Over the last year damp proofing surveys were done in these Bewdley streets: Habberley Road, Hales Park, Lancaster Road, Bramley Way, Park Close, Springhill Rise, Orchard Rise, Morella Close, Dry Mill Lane, Trimpley Lane, Early River Place, Valley View, Wyre Hill, Heightington Road, Acacia Avenue, Muskoka, The Orchard, Wheatcroft Avenue, Crundalls Lane, Sandbourne Lane, Cherry Close, Tanner's Hill, Barratts Close, Welch Gate, Lyttelton Road, and in these Worcestershire postcodes: DY12 1JG, DY12 1EW, DY12 1NF, DY12 2BH, DY12 1JT, DY11 7ER, DY12 1BY, DY11 6HH, DY12 1BL, DY12 1DB. These locations recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Bewdley homeowners enjoyed the benefits of competent and high quality damp proofing services.

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