Damp Proofing Bispham

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Damp Proofing Bispham Lancashire (FY2): It isn't just the fact that damp problems look unappealing, they can also induce health problems and result in dangerous structural damage. If not dealt with immediately, some of the more serious issues can cost thousands to repair, and may be hidden away beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. It is usually cheaper in the longer term to get in touch with an established Bispham damp proofing specialist to check out your house, and provide an extensive damp proofing solution for your dwelling.

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In Bispham homes there are 3 key problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following paragraphs describe what may cause such damp issues in Bispham, and the different techniques for avoiding and solving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Problems like cavity wall problems, damaged guttering, loose or cracked roof tiles and unsound brickwork are external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home. Inside your Bispham property, penetrating damp can be a result of overflowing bathtubs or sinks, cracked shower trays and dripping or burst pipes. If left uncontrolled, damp dark patches on walls, flaking paintwork and blistering or broken plaster, will be the visible outcome of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

If you have a leaking roof and it's been neglected for a while, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot cannot spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. A unique musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and the appearance of a black fungus, could all suggest the existence of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be fairly basic, for instance examining pipework for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks. If you use the expert services of a certified Bispham damp proofing provider, they'll check all these areas as a part of your overall damp proofing package.

CONDENSATION

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Super easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in many Bispham homes, condensation is very common. When cool surfaces make contact with warm, moist air, small droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. Inadequate ventilation in places with a high level of humidity, for example in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, is the most frequent reason behind condensation.

Wiping away any water droplets that appear, and ensuring there is enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, are among the most basic solutions to such issues. The steps needed may involve the upgrading or installation of extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, with the intention of redirecting moist air to the outside of your property in Bispham.

An in-depth damp proofing survey from a reliable Bispham specialist might also find circumstances which exacerbate the problem by drawing in moist air from the outside. To adequately minimise condensation problems, airflow has to be regulated properly. A reliable Bispham damp proofing specialist will be more than happy to offer advice and solutions in this regard.

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RISING DAMP

Since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses constructed in Great Britain. You might not have a damp course installed on your home in Bispham if it was built prior to this period. If your property was built after this date, but you're still experiencing rising damp problems, it might be that your damp proof course or membrane has been impaired.

It can be tricky to identify rising damp, but some giveaway signs are; "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces. If you notice or think that you might have any of these issues, it is possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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Dealing with rising damp problems can be as simple as checking your property's outside walls to see if you can see a DPM. For satisfactory protection it should be 150mm (about 6") above ground level. You could dig the surrounding soil away to generate this gap if it is currently not sufficient, or you can install a DPM higher up if the former isn't plausible.

You could have more problematic issues if you discover that your damp proof membrane (DPM) is fine, and it may be that the moisture is rising from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which will be even more of a concern.

Damp proofing specialists in Bispham can quickly identify and resolve rising damp problems using a number of techniques. A damp proof cream can be injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older property with no DPM, or it is damaged over a substantial area. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream sets it diffuses into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damage to the membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing cream is not an appropriate treatment, you might have to install a brand new damp proof course. Whilst this sort of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve damp issues, it might be your only effective solution when all is said and done.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is yet another possible solution for less severe areas of damage. This has to be applied under your current floor coverings, so carpeting, laminate flooring and tiles will have to be lifted before any work is undertaken. Also used as part of the tanking procedure to create a waterproof space, this is an especially effectual solution in basement areas. Your Bispham damp proof technician may suggest the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, further protection in such troublesome areas.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a basement or cellar, is a process of covering any exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. Any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the appropriate surfaces prepared properly before any work begins, as this watertight coating must be applied at the base level of floors and walls. Once this paint has been put on, it must be allowed to dry thoroughly before replastering any walls and decorating on top of it. As it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is an incredibly disruptive process. Therefore, it's recommended that you call in more than one damp proofing specialist to make sure that this is really the only effective resolution.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Problems with condensation can certainly be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The fact that these gadgets simply cover up the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the issue with dehumidifier use. To get the best advice if you are suffering from damp or mould in any part of your house, you can speak to a certified damp proofing specialist in Bispham.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN BISPHAM

The most trustworthy recommendations for professionals with regards to home improvements are generally friends and relatives. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, you should always try to obtain at least 3 or 4 estimates from a variety of Bispham companies. If you are in any doubt about any specific company you could ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships.

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

If your Bispham damp proofing providers are in fact members of either the DPA or PCA they'll be properly qualified and have the necessary working experience to provide you with a first class service for your damp proofing needs. Any damp proofing work carried out by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Bispham and also in: Great Eccleston, Poulton-le-Fyde, Thornton, Fleetwood, Singleton, Elswick, Staining, Hambleton, Knott End-on-Sea, Thornton-Cleveleys, Blackpool, Cleveleys, Greenhaigh, Weeton, Out Rawcliffe, and in these postcodes FY5 1HJ, FY5 1HX, FY5 1EZ, FY5 1AL, FY5 1BG, FY5 1BE, FY5 1AY, FY5 1NN, FY5 1QE, FY5 1NL. Local Bispham damp proofing specialist will probably have the postcode FY2 and the telephone dialling code 01253. Verifying this will make sure that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Bispham householders can benefit from these and various other related services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

There is a fair likelihood that somebody you know will have had damp proofing work done in the past, hence you can family and friends for recommendations of damp proofing contractors they have previously used in Bispham. Word of mouth usually tells if a task was done well, and comes from somebody who you trust to be truthful and honest. You'll want to get at least 2 or 3 quotations from your list of potential companies in Bispham.

Bispham Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Bispham damp proofing specialist including cavity wall tie replacement, woodworm treatment, solving condensation problems in Bispham, plaster replacement, damp proofing services in Bispham, cheap damp proofing, flood defence, damp proofing old stone walls, timber treatment Bispham, chemical DPC injection, damp proofing estimates Bispham, cellar tanking Bispham, rendering repairs, property surveys in Bispham, dry rot control, solving mould problems Bispham, condensation control in Bispham, damp proofing concrete floors, basement waterproofing, damp proof membranes, damp control, injection damp proofing, commercial damp proofing, property preservation, penetrating damp treatments Bispham, damp proof paint application in Bispham, damp proofing internal walls in Bispham, cementitious tanking in Bispham, rising damp advice in Bispham, pressure grouting, damp proof coursing in Bispham, structural waterproofing, damp proof sealing in Bispham, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing brickwork, and lots more. Listed are just a handful of the duties that are undertaken by those specialising in damp proofing. Bispham companies will keep you informed about their entire range of services.

Lancashire Damp Proofing

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In Lancashire you'll also obtain: Wrightington damp proof specialists, Much Hoole damp proofing specialists, Westhead damp proofers, Brierfield damp proofers, Heapey damp proofing, Read damp proofing specialists, New Longton damp proofing specialists, Haslingden damp proofers, Simonstone damp proofers, Wesham damp proofing specialists, Adlington damp proofers, Great Eccleston damp proofing specialists, Haslingden damp proofing, Wheelton damp proofing, Clayton le Moors damp proofing, Bamber Bridge damp proofing, Ightenhill damp proof specialists, Billington damp proofers, Heskin damp proofing, Ribchester damp proofing, Walton le Dale damp proofers, Ightenhill damp proofing, Longton damp proofers, Whalley damp proofers, Edgworth damp proofing specialists, Helmshore damp proofers, Heapey damp proof specialists, Hoghton damp proofing, Rufford damp proof specialists.

Throughout Lancashire you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who will provide various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find a satisfactory damp proofer in Bispham itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.

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Also find: Elswick damp proofing, Poulton-le-Fyde damp proofing, Knott End-on-Sea damp proofing, Great Eccleston damp proofing, Out Rawcliffe damp proofing, Greenhaigh damp proofing, Cleveleys damp proofing, Weeton damp proofing, Staining damp proofing, Fleetwood damp proofing, Thornton-Cleveleys damp proofing, Hambleton damp proofing, Blackpool damp proofing, Thornton damp proofing, Singleton damp proofing services and more. All these villages and towns are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Bispham homeowners can get damp proofing quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Bispham: Households in Admiral Gardens, Haddon Road, Queen's Promenade, Duchess Drive, Edenvale Avenue, Gregory Avenue, Countess Crescent, Northgate, Erith Grove, Everest Drive, Wolverton Avenue, Madison Avenue, Admiral Point, Holmfield Road, Admiral View, Leyburn Avenue, Tensing Avenue, Warbreck Drive, Pennystone Road, Boston Avenue, Bethel Avenue, Millom Avenue, Carlton Grove, Montpelier Avenue, Rivington Avenue, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also done in the following local Bispham postcodes: FY5 1HJ, FY5 1HX, FY5 1EZ, FY5 1AL, FY5 1BG, FY5 1BE, FY5 1AY, FY5 1NN, FY5 1QE, FY5 1NL. These locations recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Bispham home and property owners received trusted and dependable damp proofing services in all cases.

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(This damp proofing Bispham information was updated on 19-05-2022)