Damp Proofing Burntisland

Burntisland Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Burntisland Scotland (KY3): Having problems with damp in your home in Burntisland can result in major health and structural issues, as well as appearing unsightly. More significant problems can also be hidden under peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and could cost thousands of pounds to repair if not repaired speedily. It is much more cost effective in the longer term to contact a competent Burntisland damp proofing company to survey your home, and offer a complete damp proofing treatment for your dwelling.

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In Burntisland dwellings there are three key problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 primary forms of damp are reviewed in depth in the following paragraphs, along with strategies for prevention and resolution, if you should discover them in your home or business premises in Burntisland.


Issues like unsound brickwork, defective guttering, cavity wall problems and cracked or loose roof tiles are common external factors of penetrating damp. Inside your Burntisland home, it can be a result of overflowing sinks or bathtubs, cracked shower trays and burst or dripping pipes. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the walls and woodwork, the visible signs with time are going to be peeling or bubbling paintwork, blistering or broken plaster and damp dark patches on walls.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof that's left untreated for a while. Even though it does not spread into your brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsound, and in the worst case you might even need to have a new roof installed - extremely costly! Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the wood, along with a unique musty smell from the rotting timber.

The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for example repointing brickwork, inspecting pipes for leaks and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks. An experienced Burntisland damp proof service provider will check these areas in order to help avoid any future complications, as part of solving your dampness issues.


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Condensation is very easy to identify and is one of the most common forms of damp in many houses in Burntisland. Droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when moist, warm air makes contact with these surfaces. It often manifests because of poor ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

To reduce condensation problems, basic solutions include ensuring there's sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping away any droplets whenever they form. Redirecting damp air outside of your home in Burntisland, by fitting or updating extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to eliminate this annoying problem.

A detailed damp proofing survey by a credible Burntisland company may also find circumstances which exacerbate the problem by drawing in damp air from the outside. Airflow must be regulated properly to effectively control condensation problems, and a competent damp proofing specialist will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this matter.

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Homes built since 1875 in Great Britain have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. It's possible that you may not have one fitted if your property or home in Burntisland was built before this year. It is possible that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane may have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp issues in a property built after this date.

If you believe that you may have rising damp in your home, "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, are good indications that you might be correct. It is possible that you may have a rising damp problem if you have spotted one or all of these in your home.

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Just checking your external walls to spot if you have a damp course can be one step towards resolving your rising damp. For satisfactory protection it needs to be 150 millimetres above ground level. If you discover that this space does not exist, you could dig away the ground to increase it, or if this approach is not plausible, a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be put in.

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

Burntisland damp proofing specialists will swiftly be able to determine the root cause of your rising damp, and employing a range of techniques will quickly deal with the problem. Older houses which either have no DPM at all, or have one that's damaged over a substantial area, can be treated with a damp proof injection cream. This calls for the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals along the wall's mortar joint and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

In situations where damp proofing injection cream isn't a suitable remedy, or when your membrane is too seriously damaged, putting in a whole new damp proof course could be neccessary. Unfortunately this is taking repair work to the extreme, however it may be the only resolution to your rising damp.

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Another option for less severe areas of damp course damage may include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. Wood flooring, carpeting or tiles will need to be lifted prior to work being done, because it's applied underneath your floor coverings. This is particularly effective in cellar areas as an integral part of the tanking process to create a room which is watertight. Your Burntisland damp proofing expert might suggest applying building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, extra protection in these troublesome areas.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a basement or cellar, is a process of coating any exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. This must be applied at the base level of floors and walls, therefore any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the surfaces prepared properly before the commencement of any work. As soon as this paint has been put on, it must be permitted to dry out thoroughly before replastering and decorating over the top of it. You should invariably obtain more than one specialist opinion about whether this is really the only cure for your rising damp issues, as this is an incredibly disruptive process because it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building.


Condensation issues can definitely be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way of lowering the moisture content in the air. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers primarily cover up the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are drawbacks to this option. To get the most reliable advice if you are experiencing dampness in any area of your home, you should contact an experienced damp proofing company in Burntisland.


As with any project, the best recommendations for a local professional can be gleaned from neighbours and friends. Before signing up to any damp proof services, always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 quotations from different Burntisland companies. If you are in any doubt about any damp proofing company you should ask to see professional memberships and accreditations.

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

If your Burntisland damp proofing providers are in fact members of the DPA or PCA you can be sure they will be suitably qualified and have acquired the required experience to provide a first class service for your damp proofing problems. This also offers guarantees on any damp proofing work completed by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be done in Burntisland and also in: Inverkeithing, Crossford, Pettycur, Dunfermline, Limekilns, Kircaldy, Donibristle, Dalgety Bay, Auchtertool, Kinghorn, Hillend, Halbeath, Crossgates, Aberdour, Rosyth, as well as in these postcodes KY3 9HP, KY3 9AP, KY3 0HR, KY3 0JP, KY3 9HU, KY3 9AR, KY3 0DH, KY3 9JT, KY3 0JL, KY3 9AX. Local Burntisland damp proofing specialist will likely have the dialling code Dialling code 01592 and the postcode KY3. Verifying this should ensure that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Burntisland property owners will be able to benefit from these and numerous other related services.

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All throughout Scotland you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who'll provide various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find a satisfactory damp proofer in Burntisland itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.

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There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Burntisland damp proof specialist including damp proofing old stone walls, damp course installations in Burntisland, mould treatments Burntisland, leak detection, damp proofing internal walls, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing a basement, timber surveys Burntisland, damp proofing assessments, rendering repairs, home damp proofing, pressure grouting, dampproofing surveys, damp proof injection, concrete repairs in Burntisland, rising damp solutions, plaster replacement in Burntisland, wall tie replacement, cementitious tanking Burntisland, rising damp prevention Burntisland, commercial damp proofing, damp proofing in lofts in Burntisland, damp proofing a garage, solving mould problems Burntisland, structural waterproofing in Burntisland, the treament of efflorescence, domestic damp proofing, property preservation, solving condensation problems, wet rot treatments in Burntisland, treatments for condensation, damp proofing cream applications in Burntisland, damp control, damp proof coursing Burntisland, landlord damp proofing services, and lots more. Listed are just some of the duties that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Burntisland professionals will let you know about their whole range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

When you are searching for a decent damp proofing expert you could try asking friends or acquaintances for a recommendation, especially if any of them have had damp proofing work carried out in the past. Word of mouth is typically a good indication, and should be thought of as a good starting position when you are hunting for tradesmen who specialise in damp proofing. It is still a good idea to get at least three different quotations from different tradesmen locally, even though someone you know has recommended a specific damp proofing contractor.


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Also find: Rosyth damp proofing, Halbeath damp proofing, Hillend damp proofing, Auchtertool damp proofing, Limekilns damp proofing, Kinghorn damp proofing, Dunfermline damp proofing, Pettycur damp proofing, Donibristle damp proofing, Dalgety Bay damp proofing, Aberdour damp proofing, Crossford damp proofing, Crossgates damp proofing, Kircaldy damp proofing, Inverkeithing damp proofing services and more. The majority of these places are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Burntisland property owners can get damp proofing quotations by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Burntisland: Damp proofing work has recently been done in the following Burntisland areas and roads - Stenhouse Drive, Starleyburn, Greenmount Drive, Haddow Grove, McRae Crescent, Kirkton Road, Ramsay Crescent, Greenmount Road North, Grange Livery, Ninelums, The Grange, Grange View, Geds Mill Close, Burnside Gardens, Kerr Court, Lochies Road, Kilmundy Drive, Somerville Street, Dick Crescent, Livingstone Drive, Broomhill Road, Compass House, Rossend Terrace, Kirkton Gardens, Nicol Drive, Kinghorn Road, Craigdimas, as well as the following Burntisland area postcodes: KY3 9HP, KY3 9AP, KY3 0HR, KY3 0JP, KY3 9HU, KY3 9AR, KY3 0DH, KY3 9JT, KY3 0JL, KY3 9AX. These locations recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Burntisland property owners benefited from high quality and dependable damp proofing services in all cases.

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(This damp proofing Burntisland article was last updated on 19-05-2022)