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Birchington-on-Sea Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Birchington-on-Sea Kent (CT7): It's not simply the fact that problems with damp look unsightly, they can also cause chronic health problems and lead to major structural damages. More significant issues can also be hidden under peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and can cost you 1000s to fix if not resolved quickly. To get the most suitable damp proofing solution for your property, you should contact a professional Birchington-on-Sea damp proofing specialist to check your house for problems.

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There are essentially three fundamental problem areas that are prone to cause dampness in your house in Birchington-on-Sea:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

In paragraphs that follow, we will take a look at what causes such damp problems, and how you can set about fixing them, and stopping them from occurring.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in the home can be attributable to different external factors such as: damaged or porous brickwork, defective gutters or drainpipes, blocked cavity walls and broken roof tiles. Internal reasons behind penetrating damp may be dripping or burst pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing bathtubs or basins. Obvious signs such as damp, dark patches on walls, flaking paintwork and broken or blistering plaster, all point to the fact that these problems have been left unresolved for some time.

If neglected for quite some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. This could prove to be very expensive, because if worse comes to worst your roof timbers become structurally unsound, meaning that you are going to need a new roof. An unusual musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and indications of black fungus growth, could all signify the presence of wet rot.

Simple steps like cleaning and checking your roof & rain gutters for leaks, examining pipework for leaks and repointing brickwork, will be the basic preventative measures. A competent damp proofer in Birchington-on-Sea will check all of these areas in order to help prevent any future complications, as part of resolving your issues with damp.

CONDENSATION

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Very easy to identify and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Birchington-on-Sea homes, condensation is very common. Small droplets of water appear on cold surfaces when they come into contact with warm, humid air. Condensation is commonly found in areas with poor ventilation and high humidity, such as in kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

There are a couple of easy ways of managing condensation, and these are ensuring that the worst affected areas have ample ventilation, and wiping droplets of water away as they appear on surfaces. You can reduce the level of humid and moist air that's present in your house by updating or fitting extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods.

Sometimes damp air is sucked in from the outside, plainly making matters even worse. And the best way to identify the main areas that bring about the situation, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey carried out by an experienced Birchington-on-Sea company. To satisfactorily control condensation, airflow has to be regulated properly. A certified Birchington-on-Sea damp proofing technician will be more than happy to offer advice and solutions in regards to this.

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RISING DAMP

Homes constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. It's quite possible that you may not have one installed if your property in Birchington-on-Sea was built before this time. If you're experiencing rising damp in a property built after this time it may be that your damp proof course or membrane has been somehow or other.

Although tricky to distinguish, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. While the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp.

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Dealing with rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your external walls and seeing if you can spot a damp proof course. It ought to be 150mm above ground level for adequate protection. Where you find that this space does not exist, you can dig away the soil to increase it, or if this process isn't feasible, a higher DPM will have to be put in.

If this is not the problem and your damp proof membrane is installed and in order, there could be more serious issues to deal with caused by the dampness coming up from the ground beneath, through your flooring, and into the walls of your home.

Birchington-on-Sea damp proofing technicians will swiftly be able to identify the explanation for your rising damp issues, and employing a number of procedures will quickly eliminate the problem. If you have a somewhat older home with no damp proof course or one that's damaged over a considerable area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your 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 create an effective water-repelling barrier.

If the damp proof cream is not suitable, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course may have to be put in. Regrettably this is the most extreme of repair works, however it could be the only remedy for your rising damp.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another possible option for smaller areas of damp course damage. Since this is applied underneath your current floor coverings, carpeting, tiles and laminate flooring must be lifted before this process can begin. This is particularly effectual in basements as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a room which is watertight. For further protection in those problem areas, your Birchington-on-Sea damp proofing specialist might recommend applying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely.

Tanking: In cellars and below ground areas of a house, tanking is the process where any exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. As this coating needs to be applied to the base surface of walls and floors, any plaster and wall covering must be taken off before work commences, and all surfaces properly prepared. You can replaster any walls and decorate over the top of it, as soon as the coating has thoroughly dried. As it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, this is an extremely disruptive process. Therefore, it's preferable to contact more than one damp proofing expert to be sure that this really is the only possible remedy.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

To help with issues with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are fairly effectual. Because dehumidifiers only alleviate the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, there are disadvantages to this option. To obtain the most reliable advice if you are experiencing damp in any area of your home, you should get in touch with a certified damp proofing specialist in Birchington-on-Sea.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN BIRCHINGTON-ON-SEA

The best recommendations for local specialists with regards to home improvement projects are usually family and friends. Before employing any damp proof services, always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 price quotes from different Birchington-on-Sea companies. If you have any doubts about any particular company you can ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships.

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

You can be certain that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has the required practical experience to perform a high quality damp proof service, if they are members of the DPA or PCA. Any damp proofing work supplied by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Birchington-on-Sea and also nearby in: Reculver, Manston, Woodchurch, Marshside, Brooksend, Gore Street, Garlinge, St Nicholas at Wade, Boyden Gate, Flete, Monkton, Minster, Acol, as well as in these postcodes CT7 0AS, CT7 9AY, CT7 9JP, CT7 9LB, CT7 9AX, CT7 9HH, CT7 9DP, CT7 9EX, CT7 9HD, CT7 0DN. Local Birchington-on-Sea damp proofers will probably have the phone code 01843 and the postcode CT7. Checking this out should ensure you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Birchington-on-Sea property owners can benefit from these and many other similar services.

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Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) could be an ideal solution to alleviate problems with damp in your home in Birchington-on-Sea. If you've noticed mould and damp inside your dwelling or condensation around your windows then PIV can help to reduce the humidity. It accomplishes this by constantly supplying a flow of fresh air. This continual refresh and replacement of the air inside your property reduces odours and pollutants, increases air quality and has been demonstrated to improve the daily life of asthma and allergy sufferers by reducing the number of dust mite allergens. Some considerations for PIV systems is that it works better when installed in a loft space, and your property does have to be relatively airtight. Air, like water, will take the path of least resistance, and any gaps around windows or doors will let the fresh air get out, while bringing possible polluted air in.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Birchington-on-Sea damp proofing specialist including solving condensation problems, damp proofing a garage in Birchington-on-Sea, damp proof cream treatments, treatments for black mould Birchington-on-Sea, damp proofing quotations Birchington-on-Sea, solutions for penetrating damp, damp proofing internal walls, domestic damp proofing Birchington-on-Sea, replacement of defective flashingsdamp proof course, the treament of efflorescence in Birchington-on-Sea, property surveys Birchington-on-Sea, damp proofing assessments, damp proof sealing, japanese knotweed control, wall damp proofing Birchington-on-Sea, property preservation in Birchington-on-Sea, commercial tanking, damp proofing concrete floors, PIV (positive input ventilation), damp proofing inspections, external damp proofing Birchington-on-Sea, damp proofing services in Birchington-on-Sea, damp proof injection, damp proof coursing, floor damp proofing Birchington-on-Sea, solving mould problems, cheap damp proofing Birchington-on-Sea, missing damp proof course installation, treatments for condensation, brickwork damp proofing Birchington-on-Sea, leak detection, chemical DPC injection, basement waterproofing Birchington-on-Sea, rendering repairs, wood rot treatments Birchington-on-Sea, and more. These are just a handful of the tasks that are performed by those specialising in damp proofing. Birchington-on-Sea companies will let you know about their entire range of damp proofing services.

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