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Damp Proofing Birchington-on-Sea Kent (CT7): Having problems with damp in your property in Birchington-on-Sea can result in serious structural and health issues, as well as appearing unappealing. Costing 1000s to repair if not resolved quickly, more serious problems may be hidden under damp patches, peeling wallpaper and flaking paint. If you think that you might have such problems you should get in touch with an experienced Birchington-on-Sea damp proofing specialist to inspect your property, and suggest the most suitable damp proofing strategy for your home or business.

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Basically, in relation to damp in the home there are three primary problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next article describes the causes of such damp issues in Birchington-on-Sea, and the different methods of preventing and resolving them.


Issues like cavity wall problems, damaged guttering, cracks in brickwork and cracked roof tiles are common external factors that can cause penetrating damp. Internally, burst or leaky pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing sinks or bathtubs, can cause penetrating damp. If left uncontrolled, peeling or bubbling paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and blistered or broken plaster, will be the obvious upshot of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can occur in your roof timbers if you have a leaky roof which is been neglected over a long period of time. Although it is fortunate that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in the worst case, you may need to replace the whole roof (very costly!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timber, together with an unusual musty smell from the rotting wood.

The measures for prevention can be fairly basic, for example repointing dodgy brickwork, inspecting piping for leaks and cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks. As an integral part of an overall damp proofing package, your local Birchington-on-Sea damp proofing company will check all of these factors.


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Condensation is super easy to spot and is a common form of damp in many homes in Birchington-on-Sea. When moist, warm air makes contact with cooler surfaces, small droplets of water swiftly form. Inadequate ventilation in areas with high humidity, such as in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, is the most common reason for condensation.

Wiping up any water droplets that form, and making sure there's adequate ventilation in the affected areas, are among the most basic answers to such problems. This may require the updating or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors to help reroute the moist air outside of your house.

There may be issues with sucking in damp air from outside, and by carrying out an in-depth damp proofing survey an expert in Birchington-on-Sea will find areas that exacerbate the situation. Airflow has to be regulated properly to adequately control condensation problems, and a certified damp proofing specialist will give advice and offer solutions on this question.

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A damp proof course has been installed as standard on houses built in the United Kingdom since 1875. You might not have a damp course installed on your property or home in Birchington-on-Sea if it was built prior to this period. It's possible that your DPM could have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a property built after this year.

It can be difficult to identify rising damp, but some giveaway indications are; "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces. While the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they're all indications of rising damp issues.

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The initial step towards solving your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether you have in fact got a damp course on the outside walls of your home in Birchington-on-Sea. It should be 150mm above the level of the ground for adequate protection. If this isn't the situation you might be able to dig the ground away to create this space, or if this isn't feasible, you could put in a damp course higher up.

If your DPM (damp proof membrane) is installed and in order and the gap from the ground is not the cause of the problem, moisture might be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a more problematic issue.

Birchington-on-Sea damp proofing professionals will quickly be able to figure out the cause of your rising damp, and using a variety of techniques will soon take care of the problem. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof course, or one that is damaged over a wide area. Holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective water-repelling barrier.

In situations where damp proofing cream isn't a satisfactory treatment, or where the damp course membrane is too seriously damaged, installing a complete new damp proof course could be neccessary. Unfortunately this is taking repair work to the extreme, however it might be the only resolution to your damp issues.

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Another possible remedy for minimal areas of membrane damage may include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Wooden flooring, carpets or tiles will have to be lifted before any work can be carried out, because it is applied beneath your floor coverings. Also used as part of the tanking procedure to make a room watertight, this is an especially efficacious solution in basement areas. Before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, your Birchington-on-Sea damp proofing technician might suggest the application of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a basement or cellar, is the process of coating exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. This has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, therefore all plaster and wall covering must be removed and the surfaces correctly prepared before work commences. As soon as this coating has been put on, it should be allowed to dry completely before replastering and decorating on top of it. You must invariably get more than one expert's opinion about whether this is really the only treatment for your rising damp problems, because this is an extremely disruptive process since it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way of lowering the moisture content in the air, hence for issues with condensation they can help quite a lot. The fact that these products primarily alleviate the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main downside with dehumidifiers. If you are suffering from mould or damp in any part of your home in Birchington-on-Sea, you should get hold of a competent damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


The best recommendations for specialists when it comes to home improvements are usually friends and family. Where possible you should try to get at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a variety of companies, and before employing any particular damp proof providers, you can ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, as evidence of their credibility.

Professional Birchington-on-Sea damp proofing companies should be registered members of either the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the PCA (Property Care Association), or have professional qualifications from the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments).

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the necessary practical experience to offer a first class damp proof service, if they have membership of the PCA or DPA. Such memberships also means there are guarantees for any work performed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Birchington-on-Sea and also nearby in: Westgate-on-Sea, Monkton, Flete, Marshside, Manston, Gore Street, Boyden Gate, Westbrook, St Nicholas at Wade, Minster, Brooksend, Garlinge, Grays, Acol, Margate, Woodchurch, Reculver, and in these postcodes CT7 0BP, CT7 9HQ, CT7 9JQ, CT7 9BB, CT7 9LU, CT7 9EX, CT7 0BX, CT7 9BE, CT7 0AZ, CT7 9AB. Local Birchington-on-Sea damp proofers will likely have the phone code 01843 and the postcode CT7. Checking this out will confirm that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Birchington-on-Sea property owners are able to benefit from these and lots of other damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It is a well known fact that people are more likely to accept a recommendation from a member of their family or a friend. So, if you have family or friends who've recently had damp proofing work carried out, and were satisfied with the result you can ask if they're willing to recommend them. It's widely acknowledged by more than eighty percent of homeowners in Birchington-on-Sea, that word of mouth recommendations are better than any other kind of endorsement. You will want to obtain at least three different job quotes from your list of potential tradesmen in Birchington-on-Sea.

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There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Birchington-on-Sea damp proofing specialist including timber treatments, landlord damp proofing services, commercial tanking, solutions for penetrating damp, black mould prevention, timber surveys, damp proofing internal walls, rising damp prevention Birchington-on-Sea, dry rot treatments in Birchington-on-Sea, damp proofing old stone walls, treatments for rising damp, damp control, damp proofing surveys, damp proofing brickwork, rising damp advice, mould treatment, condensation treatments, cellar tanking, rendering repairs, damp treatments, condensation control, damp proofing floors in Birchington-on-Sea, treatments for condensation, solving mould problems, damp proof paint application Birchington-on-Sea, damp proofing concrete floors Birchington-on-Sea, wet rot treatment, plaster replacement, wood rot treatments, the treament of efflorescence Birchington-on-Sea, home damp proofing Birchington-on-Sea, damp proofing services in Birchington-on-Sea, damp proof tanking Birchington-on-Sea, damp proof sealing Birchington-on-Sea, and lots more. Listed are just a few of the tasks that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Birchington-on-Sea specialists will tell you about their whole range of damp proofing services.


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