Damp Proofing Birchwood

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Damp Proofing Birchwood Cheshire (WA3): Damp problems in your house in Birchwood not only look unsightly, but they can also trigger serious health and structural problems too. Horrible damp patches and peeling wallpaper can hide a much more serious problem which, if not cured quickly, could lead to very expensive repair bills. If you believe you might have such issues you must call in a certified Birchwood damp proofing specialist to check out your property, and suggest the most suitable damp proofing treatment for your home or business premises.

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In relation to dampness in Birchwood houses, there are essentially three major causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find info on what could cause damp problems in your home or business premises in Birchwood, and precisely how you may proceed with fixing them.


Penetrating damp in your home can be the result of a variety of external factors for example: cavity wall issues, damaged guttering, cracked or loose roof tiles and unsound brickwork. Inside, the causes can be overflowing sinks or bathtubs, leaky or burst pipes and cracked shower trays. If left unresolved, flaking paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and blistering or broken plaster, will be the visible results of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can develop in your roof timbers if you have a leaking roof that is neglected over a period of time. Wet rot does not spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally dangerous, necessitating a new roof. An unfamiliar musty odour, 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 repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and examining pipework for leaks, can be the basic preventative measures. As an integral part of an overall damp proofing arrangement, your local Birchwood damp proofing company will check out all these aspects.


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Quite simple to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Birchwood properties, condensation is very common. Minute droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when humid, warm air makes contact with these surfaces. Poor ventilation in areas with high humidity, such as in bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, is the most frequent explanation for condensation.

Easy solutions to reduce condensation involve wiping up any droplets whenever they form and making certain that there is adequate ventilation in the troublesome areas. This might involve the updating or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors to help reroute the humid air to the outside of the building.

A detailed damp proofing survey from an established Birchwood specialist may also find factors which bring about the situation by sucking in damp air from the outside. To adequately minimise condensation, airflow has to be properly regulated. A reliable Birchwood damp proofing technician will be happy to offer solutions and advice in this regard.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on houses constructed in Great Britain since 1875. If your property or home was built before this period it's conceivable that you may not have this installed. If your house was constructed after this date, but you are still suffering with rising damp problems, it may be that your damp proof course or membrane has been impaired.

Although notoriously hard to identify, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, "tide marks" on walls and crumbling or rotten skirtings, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. While the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they're all indications of rising damp.

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Remedying rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your home's external walls to see if you can spot a damp proof course. To be certain of an adequate measure of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by no less than 150mm. If you find this gap does not exist, you could dig the soil away to increase it, or if this process is not feasible, a higher damp course will need to be installed.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your damp proof course is installed and in order, there might be more challenging issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, through your flooring, and into the walls of your property.

Using a number of techniques, damp proofing specialists in Birchwood will quickly identify and remedy rising damp issues. If you've got a somewhat older property with no damp proof course or one that is damaged over a significant area, a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your wall. This calls for the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals in your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

In instances where damp proofing injection cream isn't a suitable solution, or when your damp course membrane is too severely damaged, installing a whole new damp proof course may 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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Another possible option for minimal areas of damage could include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. As this will be applied beneath your existing floor coverings, carpeting, tiles and wood flooring will have to be lifted and removed before this operation can begin. Also used as a part of the tanking procedure to make a room watertight, this is an especially effectual solution in cellar areas. Your Birchwood damp proof expert may recommend a layer of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, added protection in these problem areas.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a cellar or below ground area is referred to as tanking. Any wall covering and plaster must be taken off and the surfaces prepared correctly before the commencement of any work, since this coating has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. You can replaster any wall surfaces and decorate over it, after the paint has thoroughly dried out. You must invariably obtain more than one expert's opinion about whether this is the only remedy for your rising damp, as this is an incredibly disruptive job because it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, hence for condensation issues they can help quite a lot. The main downside with dehumidifier use in seeking to eliminate dampness is that they merely hide the cause of the damp, don't cure it. To obtain the most reliable advice if you are suffering from mould or damp in any area of your property, you should call on a professional damp proofing specialist in Birchwood.


Friends and family should invariably be the first port of call when you're looking for recommendations for local professionals. Before employing any damp proof services, you should see if you can get at least two or three quotations from various Birchwood companies. If you've got any doubts about any specific damp proofing company you could ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications.

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

You can be sure that your damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has acquired the appropriate practical experience to carry out a high quality damp proofing service, if they are members of the PCA or DPA. Such memberships also means there are guarantees for any work completed.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Birchwood and also in nearby places like: Padgate, Birchwood Park, Martinscroft, Heatley, Paddington, Risley, Bruche, Glazebrook, Cadishead, Lowton, Warrington, Culceth, Woolston, Warburton, Fearnhead, together with these postcodes WA3 6RH, WA3 6AQ, WA3 6UJ, WA3 6TS, WA3 6TZ, WA3 6UX, WA3 6NW, WA3 6SD, WA3 6ZN, WA3 6UG. Local Birchwood damp proofers will most likely have the postcode WA3 and the telephone code 01925. Checking this out can make certain that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Birchwood home and business owners are able to utilise these and various other similar services.

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There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Birchwood damp proofing specialist including residential damp proofing Birchwood, rendering repairs, damp course installation, mould treatments in Birchwood, condensation solutions, damp proof sealing, cheap damp proofing Birchwood, damp proofing cream injections, flood defence Birchwood, dry rot control in Birchwood, plaster replacement, pressure grouting, industrial damp proofing Birchwood, home damp proofing, floor damp proofing Birchwood, cavity wall construction, damp proofing assessments, damp proofing a garage in Birchwood, damp proof injection in Birchwood, external damp proofing Birchwood, solving mould problems, damp proofing internal walls, wall damp proofing Birchwood, damp proof paint applications, damp proof tanking in Birchwood, brickwork damp proofing Birchwood, wood rot treatments, damp surveys, leak detection Birchwood, damp proofing a cellar in Birchwood, damp control in Birchwood, damp proofing solutions in bedrooms Birchwood, condensation control Birchwood, cellar tanking Birchwood, damp proofing price quotes in Birchwood, damp proofing brickwork, cementitious tanking, and more. These are just a small portion of the activities that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Birchwood professionals will keep you informed about their whole range of damp proofing services.

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All throughout Cheshire you should be able to find damp proof specialists who will offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you're unable to find the perfect damp proof specialist in Birchwood itself then you should be able to find one nearby.


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Also find: Warburton damp proofing, Birchwood Park damp proofing, Padgate damp proofing, Paddington damp proofing, Glazebrook damp proofing, Martinscroft damp proofing, Risley damp proofing, Lowton damp proofing, Woolston damp proofing, Bruche damp proofing, Fearnhead damp proofing, Heatley damp proofing, Culceth damp proofing, Warrington damp proofing, Cadishead damp proofing services and more. All of these locations are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Birchwood home and business owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Birchwood: Some Birchwood roads and areas where damp proofing work has recently been done - Daniel Close, Dewhurst Road, Leatham Close, Carrington Close, Darnaway Close, Elton Close, Pipit Lane, Birchwood Way, Swallow Close, Leacroft Road, Dunnock Grove, Rossendale Drive, Admirals Road, Sovereign Court, Ainscough Road, Trefoil Close, Ramsay Close, Stainmore Close, Flaxley Close, Glover Road, Dunscar Close, Fernbank Close, Powell Avenue, Daten Avenue, Centurion Close, Applecross Close, as well as these local Birchwood postcodes: WA3 6RH, WA3 6AQ, WA3 6UJ, WA3 6TS, WA3 6TZ, WA3 6UX, WA3 6NW, WA3 6SD, WA3 6ZN, WA3 6UG. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Birchwood home and property owners benefited from professional and dependable damp proofing services in every case.

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(This damp proofing Birchwood information was last updated on 21-09-2022)