Damp Proofing Blacon

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Damp Proofing Blacon Cheshire (CH1): Having problems with damp in your property in Blacon can cause dangerous health and structural issues, as well as appearing awful. Ugly damp patches and peeling wallpaper can hide a much more serious issue which, if not resolved immediately, could lead to costly repair bills. If you've got an issue like this there's very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best course of action is to call on a competent Blacon damp proofing specialist to do a thorough inspection and recommend viable solutions.

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In regards to dampness in Blacon houses, there are basically three main classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three primary types of damp are discussed in depth in this article, together with strategies for prevention and resolution, in the event you discover them in your home or business in Blacon.


Penetrating damp can be caused by a range of external factors for instance: defective guttering, cracked roof tiles, unsound brickwork and cavity wall problems. Inside your Blacon property, it can be a result of leaky or burst pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing basins or bathtubs. If left to continue leaking these elements allow water to soak into woodwork and walls, which in time lead to blistering or broken plaster, dark damp patches on walls and flaking paintwork.

If you have a leaky roof and it's been neglected for quite some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Though it cannot spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsound, and in a worst case scenario you could even need to replace the whole roof - extremely expensive! If black fungus appears on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you might have an issue with wet rot.

Simple actions like cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks, repointing brickwork and inspecting piping for leaks, will be the basic preventative measures. A professional Blacon damp proof service will check these areas to help avoid any future problems, as part of solving your issues with damp.


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Condensation is extremely easy to identify and a common form of damp in many homes in Blacon. When warm, moist air comes into contact with cool surfaces, droplets of water rapidly form. It is an issue due to inadequate ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

To avoid condensation problems, basic solutions include making certain that you have adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping away any droplets of water whenever they appear. This may require the upgrading or installation of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors to help reroute the damp air outside of your home.

A damp proofing survey from an experienced Blacon specialist may also find areas which exacerbate the situation by sucking in damp air from outside. Airflow needs to be regulated properly to adequately control condensation, and a professional damp proofing specialist will be able to offer advice and solutions on this question.

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Homes constructed since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. You may not have a damp proof course installed on your property in Blacon if it was constructed prior to this period. If your home was constructed after this year, but you're still experiencing rising damp, it could be that your damp proof course has been impaired.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp in your home, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces, "tide marks" on walls and crumbling or rotten skirting boards, are good signs that you might be correct. While the existence of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indications of rising damp.

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Solving rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your property's exterior walls and seeing if you can see a damp proof course. It needs to be 150mm (around 6") above ground level for satisfactory protection. You can dig the surrounding earth away to generate this gap if it's currently not enough, or you can install a higher damp course if the former isn't plausible.

If this isn't the cause of the problem and your DPM (damp proof membrane) is correct, there could be more problematic issues to resolve caused by the dampness coming up from the ground, up through your floor, and into the walls of your home.

Damp proofing technicians in Blacon will quickly identify and remedy rising damp using a variety of techniques. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your wall if you've got a somewhat older property with no DPM, or one that's damaged over a substantial area. This involves drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals in your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill up the gaps behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the damage to the damp course membrane is too drastic, or if damp proofing injection cream is not a satisfactory solution, you might have to install a brand new damp proof course. While this sort of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve rising damp issues, it might be the only real solution at the end of the day.

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For minimal areas of damage, yet another potential remedy would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. This will be applied beneath your floor coverings, so wooden flooring, carpets and tiles will need to be lifted prior to work being done. Also used as a part of the tanking process to create a waterproof room, this is an especially effectual treatment in basement areas. Your Blacon damp proof specialist may suggest a layer of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, additional protection in such problem areas.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a cellar or basement, is the process of covering any exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. This must be applied at the base level of floors and walls, and so any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the pertinent surfaces properly prepared before work commences. Once the paint has been put on and dried, it is then possible to replaster the walls and decorate over the top. You should always get more than one specialist opinion about whether this really is the only remedy for your damp problems, as this is a highly disruptive process as it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building.


Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air, so for issues with condensation they can be of help. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers merely alleviate the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are drawbacks to this solution. To get the most reliable advice if you're suffering with dampness in any area of your home, you should get in touch with a professional damp proofing company in Blacon.


The most trustworthy recommendations for local specialists with regards to home improvements are normally friends and neighbours. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, you should see if you can get at least 2 or 3 estimates from a variety of Blacon companies. If you're in any doubt about any particular company you could ask to see qualifications and professional memberships.

Look out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness qualifications, or companies who are members of the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association.

If your selected Blacon damp proofing specialists are members of the PCA or DPA you can be certain they'll be properly qualified and have the necessary experience to offer you a high quality service for your damp proofing problems. Furthermore, it offers a guarantee over any remedial work carried out by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Blacon and also nearby in: Shotton, Backford, Mollington, Chester, Sealand, Broughton, Capenhurst, Sandycroft, Mickle Trafford, Saltney, Upton, Queensferry, Newton, Guilden Sutton, Saughall, Bretton, Saltney Ferry, as well as in these postcodes CH1 5JB, CH1 5NZ, CH1 5DH, CH1 5AS, CH1 5AQ, CH1 5QD, CH1 5BG, CH1 5NT, CH1 5DT, CH1 5NQ. Local Blacon damp proofing specialist will probably have the telephone dialling code 01244 and the postcode CH1. Checking this out can guarantee you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Blacon home and business owners will be able to utilise these and various other comparable services.

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Damp Proofing Enquiries Cheshire

Current Cheshire damp proofing customer projects: Jett and Stephanie Lockett recently enquired about the possibility of solving damp and condensation issues in a semi-detached house in Tarporley. Eliot Dowell from Willington was looking for someone to damp proof a garage. Lawson Shields recently requested an estimate for clearing up damp problems in Chester, Cheshire. Rex and Georgina Halliwell recently requested a price quote for damp proofing a garage in a cottage in Audlem. Herbie and Aasiyah Burke recently asked for a price quote for resolving condensation and mould problems in a kitchen in a detached house in Winwick. Rayaan Guest recently enquired about clearing up damp problems in a bungalow in Kingsley, Cheshire. Mikey Corcoran recently requested a price quote for damp proofing a cellar in Winwick, Cheshire. Courtney Lake recently requested a quotation for damp proofing an extension in Willington. These Cheshire householders searched for "damp proofing Cheshire" and noticed this website on Yahoo, Bing or Google.

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Customer reviews are the lifeblood of any business in Blacon, and an exceptional online review can be the difference between a potential customer hiring a company, or going with somebody else. If you have received outstanding work, why not take the time to thank them with a positive review of their performance on your project. Both possible future customers and the business itself can benefit from you relaying your first hand experience in this manner. If positive or negative reviews helped you to decide on who to use for your damp proofing project, you will understand how this can be helpful. It does not actually matter how professional and convincing a company's website appeared to be, you may have looked elsewhere if there were no reviews to support it.

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However, when you are on a company's own website, how can you trust the customer reviews? They may have been "made up" by a company employee, hoping to improve their conversion rate, or were they written by genuine people?

If you wish to find honest and authentic reviews, an excellent solution is to go through the the reviews on Google My Business listings on any company in Blacon. For determining the reputation of any business and also influence a business's ranking in search engines, many will tell you that this is THE review website. The second largest review site for local businesses in Blacon is Bing Places for Business, and this is undoubtedly the big competitor of Google My Business. An overview of the trustworthiness and standards of a company that successfully worked on your damp proofing project can be established by leaving a glowing review here, and at the same time you will help to raise their profile the area. Leaving testimonials on Facebook and Twitter pages is every bit as effective for endorsing a company that has done a good job. A major part of any small company's marketing and media campaigns will include the effective use of these social media sites. Their marketing message can be reinforced by your supportive reviews and give a starting point to friends and family who are searching for similar services.

A hand-written letter of thanks is equally as acceptable if you would rather go 'old school'. Such letters are still vital, even in an online world, and can be photographed in for use on websites. The belief that your review might have helped a small business to attract more customers and gain a foothold in the local Blacon marketplace is an incentive in itself. (Tags: Blacon Damp Proofing Company Reviews)


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Also find: Saltney damp proofing, Broughton damp proofing, Mollington damp proofing, Saughall damp proofing, Sandycroft damp proofing, Mickle Trafford damp proofing, Queensferry damp proofing, Saltney Ferry damp proofing, Backford damp proofing, Bretton damp proofing, Chester damp proofing, Newton damp proofing, Upton damp proofing, Sealand damp proofing, Shotton damp proofing, Capenhurst damp proofing, Guilden Sutton damp proofing services and more. All these locations are served by companies who do damp proofing. Blacon home and business owners can get estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Blacon: Damp proofing services were recently needed by people living in Sumner Road, Lloyd Place, Worcester Place, Bowyers Close, Jonathans Way, Malvern Road, Morton Road, Hillside Road, Treborth Road, Byron Close, Lincoln Road, Gordon Road, Auckland Road, Venables Road, Belvedere Drive, Bridgeman Road, Burton Road, Brisbane Road, Cleaver Road, Melbourne Road, Brentwood Road, Onslow Road, Saughall Road, Nevin Road, Cadnant Close, Sherwood Road, Western Avenue and these Blacon postcodes: CH1 5JB, CH1 5NZ, CH1 5DH, CH1 5AS, CH1 5AQ, CH1 5QD, CH1 5BG, CH1 5NT, CH1 5DT, CH1 5NQ. These places recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Blacon home and business owners benefited from professional and competent damp proofing services on every occasion.

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