Damp Proofing Bonnyrigg

Bonnyrigg Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Bonnyrigg Scotland (EH19): Having damp problems in your home in Bonnyrigg can contribute to serious health and structural problems, as well as appearing unsightly. More serious issues can also be concealed under damp patches and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you 1000's of pounds to fix if not treated promptly. If you've got an issue such as this there's not much that you can do yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to get in touch with an established Bonnyrigg damp proofing specialist to do a survey and come up with solutions.

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Essentially, in relation to damp within the home there are three primary problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These three key types of damp are reviewed in depth in this article, together with strategies for prevention and resolution, in case you find them in your home or business in Bonnyrigg.

PENETRATING DAMP

Typical external factors that may cause penetrating damp in your home include: defective guttering, cavity wall issues, cracked roof tiles and unsound brickwork. Internally, the causes can be burst or leaky pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing basins or baths. If left unresolved, blistered or broken plaster, peeling paintwork and dark damp patches on walls, will be the visible upshot of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaky roof that's been neglected over a long period of time. While it's fortunate that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in the worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof installed (extremely costly!) if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timber, along with a unique musty smell from the decaying timber.

You need not panic however, since to stop these problems occurring, a few simple steps like repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks and inspecting pipes for leaks should aleviate such situations. A knowledgeable Bonnyrigg damp proof specialist will check all these areas to help avoid any further complications, as an integral part of fixing your damp issues.

CONDENSATION

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A common form of damp in Bonnyrigg homes, condensation is extremely easy to spot. Tiny droplets of water appear on cold surfaces when they come into contact with warm, humid air. Inadequate ventilation in places with high humidity, for instance in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, is the most common reason behind condensation.

Easy solutions to reduce condensation include wiping up any droplets of water as soon as they form and making sure that there's enough ventilation in the troublesome areas. This might call for the installation or updating of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks to help redirect the damp air outside of your home.

An in-depth damp proof survey by a credible Bonnyrigg specialist may also find things which exacerbate the problem by sucking in damp air from the outside. Airflow must be regulated properly to effectively control condensation, and a competent damp proofing specialist will be able to offer advice and solutions on this question.

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RISING DAMP

Homes constructed since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course to be installed as standard. If your property or home was built before this period it's possible you might not have one installed. If your home was built after this year, but you are still suffering with rising damp, it may be that your damp proof membrane or course has been impaired.

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

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Purely checking your home's exterior walls to spot if you have a DPM can be one step towards resolving your rising damp. For adequate protection it needs to be 150 millimetres (about 6") above ground level. Where you discover this space does not exist, you could dig away the soil to increase it, or if this approach is not feasible, a higher damp proof course will have to be put in.

If this isn't the problem and your damp proof membrane (DPM) is in order, there could be more serious issues to resolve caused by the dampness coming up from the ground beneath, through your flooring, and into the walls of your property.

Damp proofing professionals in Bonnyrigg will swiftly detect and resolve rising damp using a number of methods. Older houses which either have no damp proof membrane, or have one which is damaged over a wide area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream such as Permaguard. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective water-repelling barrier.

If the damp proof cream treatment isn't appropriate, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a new damp proof course may need to be put in. Regrettably this is the most drastic of repair works, however it may be the only solution to your rising damp.

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Yet another remedy for minimal areas of damp course damage might include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion coating. This will be applied beneath your floor coverings, so carpets, tiles and laminate flooring will have to be lifted prior to work being done. Also used as an integral part of the "tanking" process to make a space watertight, this is an especially effective treatment in cellars. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, your Bonnyrigg damp proof specialist may advise the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: In areas of a property that are below ground, for example cellars, "tanking" is a process where exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. Because this coating must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, any wall coverings and plaster must be removed before any work can begin, and all surfaces properly prepared. You can replaster the walls and decorate on top of it, as soon as the coating has dried completely. You must always obtain more than one expert's opinion on whether this is really the only resolution to your rising damp, since this is an incredibly disruptive process because it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air, hence for condensation problems they can help quite a lot. The fact that these gadgets just hide the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main problem with the use of dehumidifiers. A professional damp proofing specialist in Bonnyrigg will be delighted to offer advice on the best solution if you're experiencing dampness in any part of your property.

FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN BONNYRIGG

As with any project, the best recommendations for a specialist come from neighbours and friends. Always acquire at least 2 or 3 different quotations from a variety of companies, and if you're in any doubt you should ask to see professional memberships and qualifications, before signing up to any damp proof services.

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

You can be sure that your damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has acquired the necessary practical experience to carry out a top notch damp proof service, if they are members of the DPA or PCA. Additionally, it offers a guarantee over any remedial work performed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Bonnyrigg and also in: Gorebridge, Polton, Dalkeith, Whitecraig, Easthouses, Arniston Engine, Newtongrange, Cockpen, Newbattle, Rosewell, Lasswade, Danderhall, Howgate, Eskbank, together with these postcodes EH19 2LR, EH19 2AB, EH19 2HS, EH19 3AA, EH19 2JB, EH19 2PL, EH19 2ES, EH19 2HZ, EH19 2HT, EH19 2JN. Locally based Bonnyrigg damp proofing specialist will most likely have the postcode EH19 and the telephone code Dialling code 0131. Checking this can confirm you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Bonnyrigg homeowners can utilise these and various other damp proofing services.

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Recent Scotland damp proofing job posts: Ronan and Rosie Bass recently requested a quotation for clearing up damp problems in a bungalow in Lochwinnoch. Remy and Menaal Hepburn recently asked for an estimate for damp proofing a basement in a semi-detached house in Cardross. Avneet and Elyas Algar recently enquired about fixing damp problems in Townhill, Scotland. Alivia Obrien recently requested an estimate for damp proofing a cellar in a semi-detached house in Head of Muir. Clayton and Alia O connor recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a conservatory in a cottage in Twechar. Aidan and Henrietta Skinner recently asked for a quote for solving damp and condensation issues in a semi-detached house in North Berwick, Scotland. Tudor Mctaggart recently asked for an estimate for clearing up condensation and damp problems in Overtown. Elouise Chauhan recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a conservatory in Dalbeattie. All these property owners did a search for "damp proofing Scotland" and came across this page on either Bing, Yahoo or Google.

Friends & Family Recommendations

If you're aware of friends or relatives who have used a local Bonnyrigg damp proofer in the past, they may be willing to provide a recommendation. Somewhere around eighty per cent of homeowners in Bonnyrigg would favour word of mouth recommendations over any other type of endorsement or review, so you should make the most of this whenever this opportunity presents itself. You'll need to obtain at least 3 or 4 quotations from your list of possible damp proofing specialists in Bonnyrigg.

Bonnyrigg Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Bonnyrigg damp proofing specialist including damp proof coursing, damp proofing old stone walls in Bonnyrigg, rising damp advice, cavity wall construction, structural waterproofing Bonnyrigg, cellar waterproofing Bonnyrigg, damp proofing services Bonnyrigg, solving mould problems, flood defence, property surveys in Bonnyrigg, dry rot control, cheap damp proofing in Bonnyrigg, residential damp proofing, the treament of efflorescence, rendering repairs, cavity wall tie replacement, damp proof tanking, cellar tanking, condensation solutions, damp proof membranes, condensation treatments, plaster replacement, damp proofing concrete floors, commercial damp proofing, damp proof sealing, damp proof injection cream treatments in Bonnyrigg, solutions for penetrating damp in Bonnyrigg, concrete repair, rising damp treatment Bonnyrigg, timber preservation Bonnyrigg, home damp proofing Bonnyrigg, pressure grouting, wet rot control in Bonnyrigg, condensation control Bonnyrigg, vapour barriers, and lots more. Listed are just a small portion of the activities that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Bonnyrigg professionals will be happy to inform you of their full range of services.

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In the Scotland area you'll also find: Tain damp proofers, Methven damp proofers, Old Kilpatrick damp proofing specialists, Roslin damp proofers, Bellshill damp proofing specialists, Alyth damp proofing specialists, Lauder damp proofing, Newburgh damp proof specialists, Helensburgh damp proof specialists, Rhu damp proofing, Clackmannan damp proofers, Loanhead damp proofing specialists, Polmont damp proofing, Portsoy damp proof specialists, Thornhill damp proofing specialists, Bankfoot damp proofing, Ballingry damp proofers, Gorebridge damp proofers, Kincardine damp proofing specialists, East Linton damp proofers, Thornton damp proof specialists, Thornton damp proofers, Dunning damp proofing specialists, Pitlochry damp proof specialists, West Linton damp proofing, Pitmedden damp proofing, Airth damp proofing specialists, Alexandria damp proof specialists, Kinross damp proofing specialists, Millport damp proofing specialists.

All throughout Scotland you will be able to find damp proofers who'll offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find a suitable damp proofing specialist in Bonnyrigg itself then you should be able to find one nearby.

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Also find: Polton damp proofing, Gorebridge damp proofing, Easthouses damp proofing, Eskbank damp proofing, Arniston Engine damp proofing, Newtongrange damp proofing, Howgate damp proofing, Lasswade damp proofing, Rosewell damp proofing, Danderhall damp proofing, Dalkeith damp proofing, Whitecraig damp proofing, Newbattle damp proofing, Cockpen damp proofing services and more. All of these areas are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Bonnyrigg homeowners can get estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Bonnyrigg: Damp proofing services were recently necessary for folks living in Auld Coal Bank, Wishart Avenue, Hawthornden Gardens, Cherry Road, Burnbrae Crescent, Harmony Walk, Waverley Drive, Upper Dalhousie, Polton Street, Pentland Road, Golf Course Road, Quarryfoot Place, Parsonspool, Sherwood Loan, Durham Grove, Sherwood Industrial Estate, Rose Neuk, Burnbrae Walk, Royal Scots Place, South Chesters Avenue, Leyden Park, Pendreich Avenue, Sherwood Terrace, Skeltiemuir Avenue, Durham Bank, Andy Kelly Court, Lothian Street, South Chesters Bank, Eldindean Terrace, Dalhousie Chesters and these Bonnyrigg postcodes: EH19 2LR, EH19 2AB, EH19 2HS, EH19 3AA, EH19 2JB, EH19 2PL, EH19 2ES, EH19 2HZ, EH19 2HT, EH19 2JN. Work was executed in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Bonnyrigg property owners received high quality and reliable damp proofing services in every case.

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