Damp Proofing Brixworth

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Damp Proofing Brixworth Northamptonshire (NN6): It isn't just the fact that problems with damp look unappealing, they can also induce chronic health issues and contribute to major structural damage. Peeling wallpaper and horrible damp patches can conceal much more serious issues which, if not dealt with quickly, could lead to extremely expensive repair bills. To provide the best damp proofing solution for your property, it is far more cost effective in the longer term to call in a professional Brixworth damp proofing specialist to check your property.

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Essentially, in relation to damp in the home there are 3 significant problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


We will now explore these three significant sorts of damp problems, and come up with strategies for how to prevent them and resolve them, if they occur.


Penetrating damp in structures can be caused by a variety of external factors for instance: damaged or porous brickwork, broken roof tiles, damaged gutters or drainpipes and blocked cavity walls. Inside your Brixworth property, it can result from damaged shower trays, overflowing basins or bathtubs and burst or leaking pipework. Visible signs such as broken or blistering plaster, flaking or bubbling paintwork and damp, dark patches on walls, all suggest that these problems have been left unchecked.

Roof timbers that are continually damp because of a leaking roof, can get wet rot if this isn't dealt with. Whilst it is lucky that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof installed (extremely costly!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the rafters, along with an unfamiliar musty smell from the decaying wood.

You shouldn't fret however, since to prevent these problems from occurring, a few simple steps such as inspecting pipes for leaks, cleaning your roof & guttering and checking for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork, should reduce such concerns. If you contact a reliable damp proofing specialist in Brixworth, they will check all these areas, and put a plan together for both dealing with your damp issues and forestalling further episodes.


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Condensation is super easy to identify and is a common form of damp within many homes in Brixworth. When moist, warm air makes contact with cooler surfaces, tiny droplets of water quickly form. Inadequate ventilation in areas with high humidity, for example in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, is the most common cause of condensation.

Basic strategies to prevent condensation include wiping away any water droplets whenever they form and making sure that you've got enough ventilation in the troublesome areas. The necessary steps may require the installation or upgrading of extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks, with the purpose of redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your property in Brixworth.

A detailed damp proof survey from a professional Brixworth company may also find things which contribute to the issue by drawing in moist air from outside. To successfully control condensation, airflow has to be properly regulated. A reliable Brixworth damp proofing technician will be more than happy to offer advice and solutions in this regard.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been fitted as standard in all houses constructed in the United Kingdom. If your property or home was built before this period it's conceivable you might not have this installed. If your property was constructed after this date, but you are still experiencing rising damp issues, it could be that your damp proof membrane has been compromised.

Although notoriously difficult to distinguish, crumbling or rotten skirtings, a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. Although the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp issues.

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The first step towards managing your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether you've got a DPM on the exterior walls of your home in Brixworth. To be certain of an adequate degree of protection the damp proof course must be above ground level by at least 150mm. You can dig the surrounding soil away to generate this space if it's currently not sufficient, or you could install a higher damp proof membrane if the former is not possible.

You may have more serious issues if you discover that your damp proof membrane (DPM) is fine, and it could be that the damp is rising up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be even more worrying.

Using a number of different methods, damp proofing professionals in Brixworth can quickly detect and remedy rising damp issues. If you have a somewhat older property with no DPM or one that's damaged over a wide area, a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your wall. This involves the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals along the wall's mortar joint and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

If the damp proof cream is not suitable, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a new damp proof course might need to be installed. Whilst this sort of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve rising damp issues, it might be the only real solution when all is said and done.

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For smaller areas of damp course damage, another potential remedy would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. As this is applied under your floor coverings, wood flooring, tiles and carpeting will have to be lifted before this process can commence. Also used as part of the tanking procedure to make a room watertight, this is a particularly efficacious solution in basement areas. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried, your Brixworth damp proofing technician may recommend applying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for additional protection.

Tanking: In cellars, basements and below ground areas of a house, tanking is a process where surfaces that are exposed are painted with a waterproof coating. Because this waterproof coating has to be applied on the bare surfaces of walls and floors, any wall coverings and plaster must be removed before any work can begin, and all surfaces prepared properly. Once the coating has been put on and is dry, it's then possible to replaster and decorate over it. Because it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is an incredibly disruptive job. Therefore, it is recommended that you seek the advice of at least three damp proofing companies to make sure that this really is the only resolution.


Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation problems they can help quite a lot. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers basically cover up the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are downsides to this option. If you're suffering with dampness in any part of your property in Brixworth, you can get hold of an experienced damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.


Friends and family should always be the first choice when you're trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Always obtain at least three different quotations from various companies, and if you're in any doubt you can ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, before signing up to any damp proofing services.

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

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees your preferred damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has the necessary experience to provide you with a top notch damp proof service. Such memberships also means there are guarantees for any work accomplished.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Brixworth and also nearby in: Chapel Brampton, Old, Boughton, Mawsley, Creaton, Draughton, Lamport, Sywell, Hanging Houghton, Pitsford, Cottesbrooke, Holcot, Scaldwell, Spratton, Walgrave, Hannington, as well as in these postcodes NN6 9DB, NN6 9UL, NN6 9DZ, NN6 9EG, NN6 9HZ, NN6 9UX, NN6 9UB, NN6 9EQ, NN6 9BT, NN6 9FF. Locally based Brixworth damp proofers will likely have the telephone code 01604 and the postcode NN6. Checking this out will make sure that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Brixworth property owners will be able to utilise these and numerous other related services.

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In Northamptonshire you'll also find: Hartwell damp proofing specialists, Easton on the Hill damp proofing companies, Nassington damp proofing companies, Deanshanger damp proof specialists, Croughton damp proofing, Roade damp proofing companies, Middleton Cheney damp proof specialists, Bugbrooke damp proof specialists, Moulton damp proofing, Hardingstone damp proof specialists, Paulerspury damp proofing, Helmdon damp proof specialists, Spratton damp proof specialists, Billing damp proofing specialists, Gretton damp proofers, Spratton damp proofers, Boughton damp proofing, Moulton damp proof specialists, Stanwick damp proofers, Barby damp proofing companies, Silverstone damp proofing specialists, Helmdon damp proofing, Brigstock damp proofers, Yelvertoft damp proofing companies, Potterspury damp proofing, Finedon damp proofers, Hartwell damp proofing companies, Old Stratford damp proofing, Duston damp proofing companies.

All throughout Northamptonshire you will be able to find damp proof specialists who'll provide various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find the ideal damp proofing specialist in Brixworth itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.

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There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Brixworth damp proofing specialist including PIV (positive input ventilation), condensation treatments, damp proof tanking, penetrating damp treatment, cementitious tanking Brixworth, solving condensation problems Brixworth, damp proof coursing in Brixworth, rising damp prevention, wet rot control, cavity wall tie replacement Brixworth, damp proofing old stone walls, damp proofing brickwork, cellar tanking, rising damp solutions, chemical DPC injection in Brixworth, domestic damp proofing Brixworth, missing damp proof course installations Brixworth, basement damp proofing Brixworth, wall damp proofing Brixworth, commercial tanking, damp proofing prices Brixworth, damp control, injection damp proofing Brixworth, floor damp proofing Brixworth, concrete damp proofing Brixworth, damp proofing services Brixworth, dry rot control, damp proofing a cellar, concrete repairs Brixworth, timber preservation, leak detection Brixworth, solutions for condensation, foundation damp proofing Brixworth, vapour barrier installation Brixworth, woodworm elimination, and lots more. Listed are just an example of the duties that are carried out by those specialising in damp proofing. Brixworth providers will inform you of their whole range of damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Obtaining recommendations from friends and relatives is always extremely helpful when searching for a professional damp proofing contractor for your project or undertaking in Brixworth. To pinpoint someone who is perfect for your needs, and to filter out bad contractors and companies with below par records of service, person to person referrals are often the preferred solution.

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Getting the advice of a friend or member of your family will also mean that you can get an insight into the timekeeping and reliability of the contractor, and if things went awry, what the contractor's attitude was like, and how swiftly were the faults put right. You can get a good idea of how precise was the initial estimate when compared to the final price charged. which is often tricky to obtain from the contractors themselves unless they offer a guaranteed price promise.

Finally, the folks that who you know and can depend on are your family and friends, so when it comes to advice, go to them. If they're hesitant to talk about a certain company or contractor it is probably due to a disappointing experience. It is generally the case that most people will be more than happy to speak about a decent contractor and less inclined to discuss a poor one. They might even offer an alternative company, rather than 'besmirch' far from ideal one that they have previously dealt with.


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Also find: Walgrave damp proofing specialists, Hanging Houghton damp proofing specialists, Draughton damp proofing specialists, Chapel Brampton damp proofing specialists, Mawsley damp proofing specialists, Sywell damp proofing specialists, Scaldwell damp proofing specialists, Pitsford damp proofing specialists, Hannington damp proofing specialists, Spratton damp proofing specialists, Lamport damp proofing specialists, Boughton damp proofing specialists, Creaton damp proofing specialists, Cottesbrooke damp proofing specialists, Holcot damp proofing specialists, Old damp proofing services and more. Most of these towns and villages are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Brixworth business and home owners can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Brixworth: In the last twelve months damp proofing surveys have been done in these Brixworth streets: Ferro Fields, Hunters' Way, The Slip, Highfield Close, Salt Pikes, The Pickerings, Grandborough Close, High Slade, Demswell, Poppy Leys, Silver Street, Brixworth Hall Park, Olde Forde Close, Morgan Drive, Damherst Piece, Saneco Lane, Broad Street, Holcot Road, Breach Close, The Knoll, Church Street, The Paddocks, Stonehill Way, Iron Pikes, Parkfield Road, and in these Northamptonshire postcodes: NN6 9DB, NN6 9UL, NN6 9DZ, NN6 9EG, NN6 9HZ, NN6 9UX, NN6 9UB, NN6 9EQ, NN6 9BT, NN6 9FF. Work was executed in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Brixworth home and business owners enjoyed dependable and top notch damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing Brixworth content was updated on 18-03-2023)