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Damp Proofing Broxbourne Hertfordshire (EN10): Damp problems in your house in Broxbourne may not just look unappealing, but they can lead to serious structural and health problems too. More serious issues can also be hidden by peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and can cost thousands to fix if not treated immediately. If you have a problem such as this there is not much that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best course of action is to bring in a competent Broxbourne damp proofing company to undertake a thorough inspection and come up with solutions.

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In relation to dampness in Broxbourne buildings, there are essentially 3 primary classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These 3 primary kinds of damp are outlined in greater detail in this article, along with recommendations for prevention and resolution, should you find them in your home in Broxbourne.

PENETRATING DAMP

Commonplace external factors that may lead to penetrating damp in your home include: cracked or loose roof tiles, unsound brickwork, defective guttering and cavity wall problems. From within, overflowing basins or bathtubs, damaged shower trays and burst or dripping pipes, can trigger penetrating damp. If left uncontrolled, peeling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and blistered or broken plaster, will be the noticeable outcome of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

If you've got a leaky roof and it has been left untreated for some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot doesn't spread into the brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case the timbers of your roof become structurally dangerous, necessitating a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timbers, together with a unique musty smell from the rotting wood.

You shouldn't panic however, because to prevent these problems from happening, a few simple steps such as cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, examining pipes for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork should aleviate such concerns. An experienced damp proofer in Broxbourne will check these areas to help prevent any further complications, as an integral part of solving your issues with damp.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is super easy to identify and is a common form of damp within many homes in Broxbourne. When warm, moist air makes contact with colder surfaces, small droplets of water quickly appear. In areas with high humidity, as in: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, it forms due to inadequate ventilation.

To reduce condensation issues, basic strategies include making certain there's adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping away any water droplets whenever they arise. The necessary steps may involve the upgrading or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors, with the purpose of redirecting humid air outside of your home in Broxbourne.

The best way to ascertain the key factors that bring about the problem, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey done by an experienced Broxbourne damp proofing company. In some cases moist air can be sucked in from the outside, plainly making things worse. The best way to successfully minimise condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Broxbourne damp proofing specialist will offer advice and guidance on how this can best be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on houses constructed in the United Kingdom since 1875. It's perfectly possible that you might not have one installed if your property in Broxbourne was built before this year. If you're experiencing rising damp in a house built after this time it may be that your damp proof membrane or course has been somehow or other.

If you believe that you may have rising damp in your home, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are fair signs that you might be correct. It is plausible that you could have a rising damp issue if you've seen one or more of these.

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The first step towards handling your rising damp should be to simply check whether you have a damp proof course on the outside walls of your home in Broxbourne. To be sure of an adequate degree of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres (around 6 inches). If this is not the situation you might be able to dig the ground away to generate this space, or if this isn't feasible, you can put in a higher damp proof membrane.

If this is not the root cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane (DPM) is installed and in order, there could be more problematic issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground, through your floor, and into your walls.

Broxbourne damp proofing experts will swiftly be able to ascertain the main cause of your rising damp issues, and using a variety of methods will soon take care of the problem. If you've got an older property with no damp proof course or one that's damaged over a substantial area, a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your wall. This involves drilling holes at intervals in your wall's mortar joint and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the damage to the DPM is too severe, or if damp proofing cream injection isn't a satisfactory solution, you might need to install a new damp proof course. This is the most extreme of repair works, however it might be the only resolution to your rising damp issues.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another possible option for less severe areas of damage. Carpets, tiles or wood flooring will need to be lifted before any work can be done, as it is applied under your floor coverings. In basements this is a particularly effectual solution, and will form part of the tanking procedure that is used to make spaces watertight. For additional protection in these troublesome areas, your Broxbourne damp proof specialist might recommend a layer of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a basement is referred to as tanking. Because this coating must be applied on the bare surfaces of walls and floors, any plaster and wall covering must be taken off before any work can commence, and all surfaces correctly prepared. When the paint has been put on and dried, it is then the time to replaster any wall surfaces and decorate over the top of it. This is a very disruptive process as it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, and it's advisable to obtain more than one expert opinion about whether this is the only treatment for your rising damp.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Dehumidifiers are an efficient way of reducing the moisture content in the air, hence for condensation issues they can help. Because dehumidifiers primarily alleviate the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are disadvantages to this option. If you're suffering with damp or mould in any part of your home in Broxbourne, you should contact a certified damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN BROXBOURNE

The best recommendations for local specialists when it comes to home improvement projects are normally friends and relations. Before signing up for any damp proof services, always try to get at least 2 or 3 price quotes from different Broxbourne companies. If you have any doubts about any company you could ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional membership certificates.

Watch out for technicians holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness accreditations, or local companies who are registered members of the Damp Proofing Association or the PCA (Property Care Association).

You can be certain that your damp proofing provider is well qualified and has the required experience to perform a first class damp proof service, if they've got membership of the DPA or PCA. Such memberships also means there are guarantees for any remedial work completed.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Broxbourne and also in: Waltham Cross, Spitalbrook, Harlow, Flamstead End, Roydon, Cheshunt, Churchgate, Halls Green, Hoddesdon, Yewlands, Nazeing, Coopers Walk, Turnford, Wormley, Wormley West End, together with these postcodes EN10 6LH, EN10 6HY, EN10 6BT, EN10 6NB, EN10 6FD, EN10 6NS, EN10 6BL, EN10 6HQ, EN10 6NN, EN10 6DB. Locally based Broxbourne damp proofing specialist will likely have the postcode EN10 and the phone code 01992. Checking this should make certain that you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Broxbourne property owners can benefit from these and countless other similar services.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Broxbourne damp proof specialist including damp proofing solutions in bathrooms, japanese knotweed control Broxbourne, woodworm treatment, injection damp proofing, wet rot treatment, damp proofing quotes, property preservation, vapour barriers, rising damp prevention, damp proofing brickwork in Broxbourne, damp proof injection cream treatments, plaster replacement in Broxbourne, dampcourse installation, leak detection in Broxbourne, solutions for black mould in Broxbourne, property surveys, condensation control Broxbourne, flood defence, dry rot treatment, rising damp treatments, condensation solutions, damp proofing surveys, damp proofing assessments, solving mould problems, residential damp proofing, landlord damp proofing services Broxbourne, home damp proofing, damp proof paint applications, timber treatment, damp proof coursing Broxbourne, cheap damp proofing, damp proofing floors, damp proofing walls, damp proofing a cellar, structural waterproofing, and more. These are just a few of the tasks that are undertaken by those doing damp proofing. Broxbourne providers will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of damp proofing services.

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In Hertfordshire you can also get: Ashwell damp proofers, Chipperfield damp proofing specialists, Frogmore damp proof specialists, Bedmond damp proofers, Berkhamsted damp proofers, Welham Green damp proof specialists, Kings Walden damp proofers, Little Gaddesden damp proofing, Chorleywood damp proofers, Abbots Langley damp proof specialists, Little Wymondley damp proofers, Bricket Wood damp proofing, Aldbury damp proofers, Woolmer Green damp proofing specialists, Chorleywood damp proofing, Braughing damp proofing, Maple Cross damp proofing, Little Munden damp proofing specialists, Codicote damp proof specialists, Great Gaddesden damp proof specialists, Aldenham damp proofing, Baldock damp proof specialists, Shenley damp proofing, Offley damp proof specialists, Colney Heath damp proofing, Bricket Wood damp proofing specialists, Standon damp proofers, Kimpton damp proof specialists.

Throughout Hertfordshire you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who'll offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you're unable to find a suitable damp proofer in Broxbourne itself then you should be able to find one nearby.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It's not that unlikely that somebody you know in Broxbourne may have had damp proofing work completed recently, therefore you can ask family, friends and workmates for recommendations of damp proofing services they've found to be good. It is accepted by approximately 80% of homeowners in Broxbourne, that a word of mouth endorsement is better than any other form of recommendation. When you've prepared a shortlist of contractors you can then ask them to give you a quote - you will want at least 2 or 3 quotations.

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Also find: Harlow damp proofing, Wormley West End damp proofing, Yewlands damp proofing, Turnford damp proofing, Halls Green damp proofing, Roydon damp proofing, Churchgate damp proofing, Nazeing damp proofing, Cheshunt damp proofing, Wormley damp proofing, Waltham Cross damp proofing, Spitalbrook damp proofing, Flamstead End damp proofing, Hoddesdon damp proofing, Coopers Walk damp proofing services and more. Most of these villages and towns are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Broxbourne property owners can get price quotes by going here.

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