Damp Proofing Blackrod

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Damp Proofing Blackrod Greater Manchester (BL6): It isn't just the fact that damp problems look unattractive, they can also induce chronic health problems and lead to severe structural damage. More significant issues can also be hidden beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and can cost you 1000's of pounds to fix if not repaired speedily. It is far more cost effective in the long run to bring in an experienced Blackrod damp proofing specialist to survey your house, and provide an extensive damp proofing remedy for your dwelling.

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Basically, with regards to damp in the home there are 3 principal problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find info on what might cause damp problems in your home or business in Blackrod, and exactly how you might get started with rectifying them.


Penetrating damp in buildings can be attributable to a variety of external factors such as: cavity wall issues, cracks in brickwork, damaged guttering and loose or broken roof tiles. Inside your Blackrod property, penetrating damp can result from cracked shower trays, overflowing basins or bathtubs and burst or leaking pipes. If left uncontrolled, blistered or broken plaster, peeling paintwork and damp dark patches on walls, will be the noticeable signs of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you've got a leaking roof which is been neglected for a while. Wet rot doesn't spread into the brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally dangerous, necessitating a new roof. A distinctive musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and indications of a black fungus, could all indicate the presence of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be fairly basic, for instance repointing brickwork, examining piping for leaks and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks. If you employ the expert services of a reliable Blackrod damp proofing provider, they'll check all these factors as part of your complete damp proofing package.


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One of the most common forms of damp in Blackrod properties, condensation is super easy to spot. Droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when warm, humid air makes contact with them. It is often caused due to inadequate ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Wiping up any droplets of water that appear, and making sure that there's enough ventilation in the main trouble spots, are amongst the easiest answers to such issues. Redirecting damp air outside of your property in Blackrod, by fitting or upgrading air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, will help you to solve this problem.

A damp proofing survey by a reliable Blackrod company could also find areas which contribute to the problem by sucking in moist air from outside. To successfully control condensation problems, airflow needs to be regulated properly. A professional Blackrod damp proofing technician will be happy to offer advice and solutions to accomplish this in your home.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard on houses constructed in the UK since 1875. It is perfectly possible that you might not have one fitted if your property or home in Blackrod was constructed before this time. It's possible that your damp proof course or membrane may have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a property built after this date.

It can be hard to identify rising damp, but some giveaway signs are; a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, crumbling or rotten skirtings and tide marks on walls. If you see or think you might have any of these signs, it's possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.

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The first step towards solving your problems with rising damp should be to simply check whether you've got a damp course on the external walls of your property in Blackrod. In order to get a satisfactory degree of protection the damp course should be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm. If this isn't the case you might be able to dig away the ground to create this space, or if this is not plausible, you can put in a damp proof course higher up.

You may have more problematic issues if you find that your damp proof course is OK, and it could be that the damp 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 experts in Blackrod will quickly detect and remedy rising damp problems using a number of techniques. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your walls if you have an older property with no damp proof membrane, or one that is damaged over a substantial area. Holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to form an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

In cases where damp proofing cream is not a suitable solution, or where your damp course membrane is too extensively damaged, putting in a brand new damp proof course might be neccessary. While this sort of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve damp issues, it could be your only effective solution at the end of the day.

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Yet another option for less severe areas of membrane damage might include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. This is applied beneath your current floor coverings, so laminate flooring, carpets and tiles must be lifted prior to work being undertaken. Also used as part of the "tanking" process to make a room watertight, this is a particularly efficacious treatment in cellar areas. Before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, your Blackrod damp proofing expert may suggest a layer of building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a cellar is called "tanking". Any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the pertinent surfaces properly prepared before the commencement of any work, as this coating has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. You can replaster and decorate over the top, after the coating has thoroughly dried out. This is an incredibly disruptive job as it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, and it's wise to obtain more than one specialist's opinion about whether this really is the only resolution to your rising damp.


To help ease condensation problems, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are quite efficient. The fact that these gadgets basically mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the trouble with dehumidifier use. If you are experiencing damp or mould in any part of your property in Blackrod, you can call on a professional damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.


The most reliable recommendations for specialists when it comes to home improvements are usually family and friends. Before hiring any damp proofing services, you should try to obtain at least three quotes from different Blackrod companies. If you're in any doubt about any particular damp proofing company you should ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates.

Keep an eye out for membership of and qualifications from organisations such as the Damp Proofing Association or the Property Care Association, or contractors holding the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) accreditations.

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees that your selected damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the required experience to perform a top notch damp proof service. It also offers guarantees on any damp proofing work completed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Blackrod and also in nearby places like: Deane, Bolton, Limbrick, Haigh, Aspull, Horwich, Bottom o the Moor, Adlington, Chorley, Lostock, Anderton, Westhoughton, Middlebrook, Barrow Bridge, Cooper Turning, Rivington, Grimeford Village, and in these postcodes BL6 5SG, BL6 5US, BL6 5LF, BL6 5JS, BL6 5DA, WN1, PR7 4DX, BL6 5DY, BL6 5BW, BL6 5JE. Locally based Blackrod damp proofers will most likely have the postcode BL6 and the dialling code 01942. Verifying this can ensure that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Blackrod homeowners are able to benefit from these and various other similar services.

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Blackrod Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Blackrod damp proofing specialist including wall damp proofing Blackrod, damp proofing internal walls Blackrod, damp proofing in lofts Blackrod, damp proofing floors, home damp proofing, damp proofing quotations, damp proof membrane installation, solving condensation problems Blackrod, damp proof coursing in Blackrod, rising damp prevention in Blackrod, rising damp advice in Blackrod, dry rot treatment Blackrod, cavity wall tie replacement, cementitious tanking in Blackrod, property surveys Blackrod, condensation solutions, treatments for black mould, injection damp proofing, concrete repairs, damp proof paint application in Blackrod, mould treatment in Blackrod, woodworm treatment Blackrod, dampproofing surveys, exterior damp proofing Blackrod, plaster replacement, brickwork damp proofing Blackrod, damp proofing assessments in Blackrod, invasive weed control Blackrod, landlord damp proofing services, retaining wall damp proofing Blackrod, property preservation Blackrod, damp proofing old stone walls, damp course installation Blackrod, domestic damp proofing Blackrod, floor damp proofing Blackrod, and more. Listed are just an example of the activities that are performed by people specialising in damp proofing. Blackrod specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.

Greater Manchester Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Recently posted Greater Manchester damp proofing enquiries: Cecilia Odonnell recently requested a quote for resolving damp problems in a semi-detached house in Shevington, Greater Manchester. Mark Brookes recently requested a price quote for clearing up mould and condensation problems in a hallway in a detached house in Hollinwood, Greater Manchester. Cain Purvis in Little Lever was trying to find local damp proofers in the Little Lever, Greater Manchester area. Ella-Rose Rashid in Cheadle, Greater Manchester was looking for an expert to damp proof an extension. Mr and Mrs Paton recently enquired about the possibility of eliminating damp and condensation problems in two bedrooms in a semi-detached house in Chew Moor. Arabella Inman in Bowdon was looking for damp proofing companies nearby. Gruffydd Woodhead from Partington asked "is there anybody who does damp proofing near me?". Elle Millington recently enquired about clearing up condensation and mould issues in Broadbottom. All these Greater Manchester home owners conducted a search for "damp proofing Greater Manchester" and discovered this website on Google, Yahoo or Bing.

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Around Greater Manchester you'll also obtain: Bryn damp proof specialists, Bredbury damp proofing specialists, Pendlebury damp proofing specialists, Prestwich damp proofing, Littleborough damp proofing, Hawkshaw damp proofing companies, Springhead damp proof specialists, Abram damp proofers, Standish damp proofing specialists, Uppermill damp proof specialists, Timperley damp proof specialists, Dobcross damp proofing, Hollingworth damp proofing, Uppermill damp proof specialists, Bradshaw damp proofers, Leigh damp proofing, Cheadle damp proofing companies, Newhey damp proofing, Aspull damp proofers, Abram damp proofing companies, Pendlebury damp proof specialists, Tottington damp proofing, Blackrod damp proofing specialists, Astley damp proofing specialists, Simister damp proofing, Little Hulton damp proofing, Ince in Makerfield damp proof specialists, Summit damp proof specialists, Pendlebury damp proofing companies, Failsworth damp proofing specialists.

All throughout Greater Manchester you should be able to find damp proofing experts who will provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find the perfect damp proof expert in Blackrod itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.

Family & Friends Recommendations

The most reliable way to get recommendations for damp proofing in Blackrod is from neighbours or friends who've hired a certain company or individual in the past. A word of mouth recommendation is favoured over any other sort of review or endorsement by around 80 percent of people in Blackrod, so where possible, you should make the most of this fact. When you have prepared a shortlist of tradesmen you should ask them to give you a quote - you'll want at least three different quotations.


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Also find: Bottom o the Moor damp proofing, Aspull damp proofing, Lostock damp proofing, Middlebrook damp proofing, Rivington damp proofing, Barrow Bridge damp proofing, Limbrick damp proofing, Deane damp proofing, Horwich damp proofing, Westhoughton damp proofing, Bolton damp proofing, Grimeford Village damp proofing, Cooper Turning damp proofing, Adlington damp proofing, Anderton damp proofing, Haigh damp proofing, Chorley damp proofing services and more. All these areas are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Blackrod homeowners can get quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Blackrod: In the last 12 months damp proofing surveys were done in these Blackrod streets: Vauze House Close, Lymbridge Drive, Princess Road, Shawbury Close, Barn Acre, Latham Road, Crescent Road, Coniston Road, Thirlmere Road, Links Drive, Chilgrove Avenue, Boardman Street, Hall Lane, Thursford Grove, Fryent Close, Vauze Avenue, Dorning Street, Hillside Avenue, Grimeford Lane, Rumworth Road, Cranfield Road, New Street, Ridgway, Harrison Crescent, and in these Greater Manchester postcodes: BL6 5SG, BL6 5US, BL6 5LF, BL6 5JS, BL6 5DA, WN1, PR7 4DX, BL6 5DY, BL6 5BW, BL6 5JE. Work was undertaken in these locations by experts in damp proofing. Blackrod householders received professional and dependable damp proofing services in every case.

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(This damp proofing Blackrod article was checked and updated on 21-09-2022)