Damp Proofing Blaydon

Blaydon Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Blaydon Tyne and Wear (NE21): Having problems with damp in your property in Blaydon can contribute to major structural and health issues, as well as looking unsightly. More significant issues can also be hidden beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and can cost thousands of pounds to fix if not repaired speedily. If you think that you may have such damp issues you must get hold of a certified Blaydon damp proofing company to inspect your property, and suggest the most beneficial damp proofing solution for your home.

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In Blaydon dwellings there are 3 main 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 Blaydon, and the various ways of preventing and solving them.


Problems like cavity wall problems, defective guttering, unsound brickwork and loose or broken roof tiles are all external factors of penetrating damp. Internally, it can be triggered by leaky or burst pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing baths or sinks. If left unchecked, damp dark patches on walls, broken or blistered plaster and peeling or bubbling paintwork, will be the obvious results of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

If neglected for an extended period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot to occur in the timbers of your roof. While it does not spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally dangerous, and in a worst case scenario you could even need a new roof - extremely expensive! Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timbers, coupled with an unfamiliar musty smell from the decaying timber.

You shouldn't fret however, since to stop these problems happening, a few basic steps like repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and examining piping for leaks should aleviate such issues. A certified damp proofer in Blaydon will check all of these areas in order to help prevent any further problems, as an integral part of resolving your dampness issues.


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Super easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Blaydon properties, condensation is extremely common. Tiny water droplets form on cold surfaces when they come into contact with warm, moist air. It often arises due to poor ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

Wiping away any water droplets that form, and making certain you have enough ventilation in the affected areas, are amongst the most basic solutions to such problems. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your property in Blaydon, by fitting or upgrading extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks, will help you to eliminate this annoying problem.

An in-depth damp proofing survey by a trustworthy Blaydon specialist may also find circumstances which play a role in the issue by sucking in moist air from the outside. An effective way to successfully control condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Blaydon damp proofing technician will offer guidance and advice on how this can best be achieved.

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Homes built since 1875 in the UK have been required to have a damp proof course to be installed as standard. It's perfectly possible that you might not have one installed if your property in Blaydon was built before this time. If your house was constructed after this date, but you're still suffering with rising damp issues, it might be that the damp proof membrane has been damaged.

Although hard to identify, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. While the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they are all indications of rising damp issues.

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Resolving rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your home's exterior walls to see if you can spot a DPM. It ought to be 150 millimetres above ground level for adequate protection. If this isn't the situation you might be able to dig away the ground to create this space, or if this isn't possible, you can put in a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up.

If your damp proof membrane is installed and in order and the gap from the ground is not the root cause of the problem, dampness may be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a more serious issue.

Damp proofing technicians in Blaydon can swiftly detect and remedy rising damp issues using a number of different methods. Older homes which either have no damp proof course, or have one which is damaged over an extensive area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) injected into the walls. Holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective waterproof barrier.

If the damage to your DPM is too extensive, or if damp proofing injection cream is not a suitable treatment, you may have to put in a brand new damp proof course. While this sort of repair work is a pretty extreme way to solve damp problems, it might be your only solution when all is said and done.

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Another potential option for minimal areas of damp course damage could include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. Wood flooring, carpets or tiles will have to be lifted prior to work being carried out, as it's applied under your current floor coverings. This is particularly efficacious in basement areas as part of the "tanking" process to create a room that is watertight. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried, your Blaydon damp proofing expert may advise applying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: In below ground areas for example cellars or basements, "tanking" is the process where any exposed surfaces are covered in a watertight coating. This should be applied at the base level of floors and walls, therefore any wall covering and plaster must be removed and the appropriate surfaces prepared properly before any work begins. You can replaster and decorate over the top of it, after the paint has dried completely. You must always obtain more than one specialist's opinion about whether this is the only solution to your damp problems, as this is an extremely disruptive process as it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property.


To help with condensation issues, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are fairly effectual. The drawback with dehumidifiers in endeavouring to prevent dampness is that they only alleviate the cause of the damp, not cure it. If you are suffering from damp in any area of your home in Blaydon, you can call on a professional damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


As with any project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a specialist come from neighbours and friends. If possible you should always see if you can obtain at least three different estimates from a variety of companies, and before hiring any specific damp proofing providers, you can ask to see professional memberships and accreditations, as proof of their integrity.

Look for qualifications and membership from trade bodies such as the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the PCA (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 the PCA or DPA guarantees that your preferred damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to offer a first class damp proofing service. This also offers guarantees on any work supplied by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Blaydon and also nearby in: Stella, Highfield, Sunniside, Newburn, Axwell Park, Swalwell, Throckley, Scotswood, Winlaton, Benwell, Rowlands Gill, Woodside, Whickham, Bell's Close, Greenside, Ryton, Lemington, Barmoor, Low Greenside, Walbottle, Victoria Garesfield, Ryton Village, High Spen, Benwell Grange, and in these postcodes NE21 5EH, NE16 5QQ, NE21 4BX, NE21 5HL, NE40 4XT, NE21 4AW, NE21 5ER, NE21 5PT, NE21 5BY, NE21 5EW. Local Blaydon damp proofing specialist will probably have the postcode NE21 and the dialling code 0191. Verifying this can guarantee that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Blaydon property owners will be able to benefit from these and countless other related services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Recommendations from friends and family are considered to be the most trustworthy source of information in the process of selecting services and tradesmen, so if you know somebody who has had damp proofing carried out, you can ask for their insights. Word of mouth is typically a good indication, and should be considered as a decent starting position when looking for tradesmen who specialise in damp proofing. It is still advisable to obtain at least three different quotations from various tradesmen in the area, even if a particular damp proofing specialist has been highly recommended by someone you know.

Blaydon Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Blaydon damp proofing specialist including cheap damp proofing, damp proofing a garage, wet rot treatment, damp course installations, cellar tanking, solving mould problems, condensation solutions in Blaydon, invasive weed control, treatments for condensation, domestic damp proofing in Blaydon, timber surveys, woodworm treatments, mould treatments, damp proofing old stone walls Blaydon, wood rot treatments, flood defence, chemical DPC injection, the treament of efflorescence in Blaydon, property surveys, damp proofing floors, damp proofing a cellar in Blaydon, cementitious tanking, damp proof tanking, damp proofing concrete floors, solutions for penetrating damp, leak detection Blaydon, structural waterproofing Blaydon, plaster replacement Blaydon, damp proofing in bathrooms, home damp proofing, industrial damp proofing, concrete repairs Blaydon, damp proofing assessments Blaydon, cavity wall construction, and lots more. Listed are just some of the tasks that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Blaydon specialists will be happy to tell you about their whole range of services.


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Also find: Swalwell damp proofing, Ryton damp proofing, Victoria Garesfield damp proofing, Woodside damp proofing, Scotswood damp proofing, Benwell Grange damp proofing, Benwell damp proofing, Winlaton damp proofing, Throckley damp proofing, Bell's Close damp proofing, High Spen damp proofing, Low Greenside damp proofing, Sunniside damp proofing, Walbottle damp proofing, Highfield damp proofing, Stella damp proofing, Whickham damp proofing, Lemington damp proofing, Newburn damp proofing, Axwell Park damp proofing, Greenside damp proofing, Ryton Village damp proofing, Rowlands Gill damp proofing, Barmoor damp proofing services and more. The majority of these towns and villages are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Blaydon property owners can get damp proofing estimates by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Blaydon: Households in Croftdale Road, Gibsons Court, Clavering Way, Hazel Road, Blaydon Bank, Black Lane, Garden Street, Wallington Close, Bridge Street, Struddars Farm Court, Tundry Way, Westway, Murray Street, Valley Crescent, Beda Hill, Greenbank, Cromwell Avenue, Ladywell Road, Western Way, Mosspool, East View, Thornton Crescent, Gas Lane, Lawrence Avenue, Theresa Street, The Copse, Derwent Way, Whiteley Road, Ethel Avenue, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also done in these Blaydon area postcodes: NE21 5EH, NE16 5QQ, NE21 4BX, NE21 5HL, NE40 4XT, NE21 4AW, NE21 5ER, NE21 5PT, NE21 5BY, NE21 5EW. Work was undertaken in these places by specialists in damp proofing. Blaydon householders received high quality and reliable damp proofing services on each occasion.

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(This damp proofing Blaydon content was updated on 21-09-2022)