Damp Proofing Burbage

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Damp Proofing Burbage Leicestershire (LE10): Having problems with damp in your property in Burbage can result in serious structural and health issues, as well as being unsightly in appearance. If not solved immediately, the more critical problems can cost you 1000s to repair, and might be concealed beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. It's generally cheaper in the long term to get in touch with a professional Burbage damp proofing specialist to check out your house, and provide a complete damp proofing remedy for your property.

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Basically, in terms of damp in the home there are 3 principal problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next article describes the causes of such problems with damp in Burbage, and the various ways of preventing and solving them.


Things like cavity wall issues, unsound brickwork, damaged guttering and broken roof tiles are external factors that can lead to penetrating damp in your home. Inside your Burbage property, penetrating damp can result from burst or leaky pipes, overflowing baths or sinks and cracked shower trays. If left unresolved, dark damp patches on walls, peeling or bubbling paintwork and blistering or broken plaster, will be the noticeable signs of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

If left untreated for an extended period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to arise in the timbers of your roof. Although it is lucky that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to get a new roof (extremely costly!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timber, coupled with a unique musty smell from the rotting timber.

Preventative measures can be relatively basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, inspecting pipework for leaks and cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks. A knowledgeable Burbage damp proof specialist will check these areas in order to help prevent any further problems, as an integral part of solving your dampness issues.


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One of the most common forms of damp within many houses in Burbage, condensation is super easy to spot. When warm, humid air comes into contact with cooler surfaces, minute droplets of water swiftly form. In places with high humidity, as in: kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, it's often caused due to poor ventilation.

Simple solutions to stop condensation include wiping up any water droplets as soon as they appear and ensuring there's enough ventilation in the trouble spots. Redirecting moist air to the outside of your home in Burbage, by fitting or upgrading extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks, will help you to eliminate this issue.

The best way to ascertain the key areas that play a role in the problem, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey carried out by a trusted Burbage specialist. Sometimes damp air is drawn in from outside, simply making things worse. The most effective way to successfully minimise condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Burbage damp proofing company will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can be accomplished.

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Homes built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course to be installed as standard. You might not have a damp course installed on your home in Burbage if it was constructed earlier than this. It's a possibility that your damp proof course or membrane could have been damaged if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a home built after this date.

Although hard to identify, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirtings and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. It is possible that you could have a rising damp problem if you have seen one or more of these.

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Solving rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your home's exterior walls to see if you can spot a damp proof course. For satisfactory protection it should be 150 millimetres (about 6") above the level of the ground. If this is not the situation you might be able to dig the ground away to create this gap, or if this is not plausible, you could put in a higher damp proof course.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane (DPM) is in fact correct, there could be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the dampness coming up from the ground beneath, through your floors, and into the walls of your home.

Using a range of techniques, damp proofing professionals in Burbage can swiftly detect and eliminate rising damp issues. A damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your wall if you've got an older home with no DPM, or one that's damaged over a significant area. This calls for drilling holes at intervals along the brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

In situations where damp proofing injection cream is not an appropriate solution, or when your DPM is too seriously damaged, putting in a complete new damp proof course could be neccessary. Although this is of course a pretty drastic course of action, it might be the best way to resolve your rising damp problems successfully.

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For less severe areas of damage, yet another possible option would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Since this is going to be applied beneath your existing floor coverings, tiles, wooden flooring and carpeting must be lifted before this operation can commence. This is especially effectual in cellar areas as an integral part of the tanking process to make a room that's watertight. Your Burbage damp proofing expert might suggest the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, additional protection in these troublesome areas.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a cellar or basement is referred to as "tanking". This has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors, so all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces prepared properly before work commences. As soon as this paint has been put on and is dry, it is then the time to replaster the wall surfaces and decorate over the top. You must invariably get more than one specialist opinion on whether this really is the only solution to your rising damp problems, because this is a really disruptive process as it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


Condensation issues can definitely be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers only alleviate the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are drawbacks to this solution. An experienced damp proofing specialist in Burbage will be glad to give you advice on possible solutions if you're experiencing damp in any part of your home.


Neighbours and friends should invariably be the first choice when you're trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Before signing up to any damp proofing services, you should see if you can get at least three price quotes from various Burbage companies. If you're in any doubt about any company you should ask to look at professional membership certificates and qualifications.

Professional Burbage damp proofing specialists should be signed up members of either the Property Care Association (PCA) or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association), or have qualifications from the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness.

You can be certain that your damp proofing provider is well qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to carry out a top notch damp proof service, if they've got membership of the DPA or PCA. Such memberships also means that there are guarantees for any work performed.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Burbage and also in: Nuneaton, Elmesthorpe, Barwell, Wolvey, Sapcote, Hinckley, Earl Shilton, Stoney Stanton, Claybrooke Magna, Bramcote, Sharnford, Aston Flamville, Frolesworth, Higham on the Hill, and in these postcodes LE10 2GJ, LE10 2AL, LE10 2AF, LE10 2JS, LE10 2EA, LE10 1UA, LE10 2DZ, LE10 2GE, LE10 2BQ, LE10 2AN. Locally based Burbage damp proofing specialist will probably have the phone code 01455 and the postcode LE10. Checking this out should make sure that you access local providers of damp proofing. Burbage home and business owners can utilise these and lots of other related services.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Burbage damp proof specialist including damp proofing internal walls, wood rot treatments in Burbage, chemical DPC injection Burbage, damp proof sealing, invasive weed control, commercial tanking, treatments for penetrating damp, damp proof coursing Burbage, pressure grouting Burbage, cellar water-proofing, condensation control Burbage, damp proofing a garage, property preservation, brickwork damp proofing Burbage, cheap damp proofing Burbage, damp proofing brickwork Burbage, mould treatments, condensation solutions, retaining wall damp proofing Burbage, black mould prevention in Burbage, concrete repairs, damp proof injection, the treament of efflorescence, property surveys Burbage, solving mould problems, cavity wall tie replacement Burbage, external damp proofing Burbage, wet rot treatments, timber preservation in Burbage, vapour barrier installation in Burbage, cavity wall construction in Burbage, rendering repairs in Burbage, landlord damp proofing services, damp proofing in loft conversions, dampcourse installation, residential damp proofing Burbage, damp proofing old stone walls, and lots more. Listed are just a small portion of the tasks that are carried out by those doing damp proofing. Burbage professionals will tell you about their whole range of damp proofing services.


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Also find: Nuneaton damp proofing, Frolesworth damp proofing, Bramcote damp proofing, Barwell damp proofing, Hinckley damp proofing, Wolvey damp proofing, Sharnford damp proofing, Elmesthorpe damp proofing, Stoney Stanton damp proofing, Aston Flamville damp proofing, Earl Shilton damp proofing, Sapcote damp proofing, Higham on the Hill damp proofing, Claybrooke Magna damp proofing services and more. Most of these towns and villages are served by companies who do damp proofing. Burbage homeowners can get damp proofing price quotes by clicking here.

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