Damp Proofing Burntwood

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Damp Proofing Burntwood Staffordshire (WS7): It isn't simply the fact that damp problems look unsightly, they can also cause chronic health issues and contribute to major structural damage. Peeling wallpaper and ugly damp patches can hide a much more serious issue which, if not cured promptly, could result in costly repair bills. If you believe that you might have such damp issues you should call on a professional Burntwood damp proofing specialist to inspect your property, and come up with the most suitable damp proofing treatment for your home or business premises.

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In regards to dampness in Burntwood houses, there are basically three principal types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key forms of damp are explained in greater detail in the following paragraphs, along with strategies for prevention and resolution, should you discover them in your house in Burntwood.


Typical external factors that may lead to penetrating damp include: defective guttering, cracks in brickwork, cavity wall problems and cracked or loose roof tiles. Inside your Burntwood property, it can result from burst or dripping pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing sinks or baths. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs with time will be dark damp patches on walls, peeling paintwork and broken or blistering plaster.

If left untreated for an extended period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Even though it's lucky that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need a roof replacement if the timbers of your roof become unsound structurally. An unusual musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and the appearance of black fungus growth, could all suggest the presence of wet rot.

Simple steps like examining piping for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, will be the basic preventative measures. A competent damp proofer in Burntwood will check all of these areas to help avoid any further complications, as part of fixing your damp issues.


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A common form of damp in Burntwood homes, condensation is very easy to spot. Tiny droplets of water form on cool surfaces when they come into contact with moist, warm air. It often manifests due to inadequate ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

Wiping up any water droplets that appear, and making certain there's adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, are among the most basic solutions to such issues. This may require the installation or updating of cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks to help reroute the humid air outside of your home.

A damp proof survey from a professional Burntwood specialist might also find things which bring about the problem by sucking in moist air from outside. The most effective way to adequately control condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Burntwood damp proofing company will offer advice and guidance on how this can best be achieved.

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A damp proof course has been compulsory on homes built in Great Britain since 1875. You might not have a damp course on your property or home in Burntwood if it was constructed prior to this period. It is a possibility that your DPM may have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a home built after this date.

Although difficult to identify, tide marks on walls, a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls and crumbling or rotten skirting boards, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. It's possible that you might have a rising damp issue if you've noticed one or all of these.

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Just checking your home's exterior walls to see if you have a DPM can be the first step towards managing your rising damp problems. For satisfactory protection it should be 150mm above the level of the ground. Where you discover that this gap doesn't exist, you could dig away the soil to increase it, or if this process isn't feasible, a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) will need to be put in.

If your DPM is in fact correct and the gap is not the cause of the problem, dampness could be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a much more serious issue.

Damp proofing experts in Burntwood can swiftly detect and eliminate rising damp issues using a number of different procedures. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your wall if you have an older home with no DPM, or it is damaged over a substantial area. This entails drilling holes at intervals along the brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

In cases where damp proofing injection cream is not a satisfactory solution, or when your DPM is too extensively damaged, putting in a whole new damp proof course might be neccessary. While this sort of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve rising damp problems, it might be the only effective solution in the final analysis.

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Yet another remedy for smaller areas of damage might include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Tiles, wooden flooring or carpets will have to be lifted before any work is done, since it is applied under your floor coverings. This is especially effective in basements as an integral part of the tanking process to make a room that's watertight. Your Burntwood damp proofing specialist might suggest applying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried, added protection in such problem areas.

Tanking: Tanking an area, like a basement or cellar, is a process of coating exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. This must be applied at the base level of walls and floors, and so all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the appropriate surfaces prepared correctly before any work begins. When the coating has been applied and is dry, it's then the time to replaster and decorate over the top. You should always obtain more than one specialist opinion on whether this really is the only treatment for your damp problems, as this is a really disruptive job since it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building.


Issues with condensation can certainly be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that they primarily mask the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the issue with dehumidifiers. To get the best advice if you are experiencing mould or damp in any area of your house, you should speak to a competent damp proofing company in Burntwood.


As with pretty much any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a local specialist can be gleaned from friends and relations. Always acquire at least 2 or 3 different quotes from various companies, and if you're in any doubt you can ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional membership certificates, before signing up for any damp proof services.

Look for membership of and qualifications from organisations such as the Property Care Association (PCA) or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments accreditations.

You can be certain that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the required practical experience to offer a high quality damp proof service, if they are members of the PCA or DPA. Any remedial work accomplished by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Burntwood and also nearby in: Chase Terrace, Lichfield, Heath Hayes, Little Norton, Woodhouses, Cannock, Hednesford, Brownhills, Pipehill, Burntwood Green, Norton Canes, Chasetown, Wimblebury, Clayhanger, Longdon, Hammerwich, as well as in these postcodes WS7 0HD, WS11 9QH, WS7 0DY, WS7 0BS, WS7 0AX, WS7 1LU, WS7 1BL, WS7 1LN, WS7 1PP, WS7 1AH. Locally based Burntwood damp proofing specialist will likely have the telephone code 01543 and the postcode WS7.

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In the Staffordshire area you can additionally get: Barton Under Needwood damp proofing specialists, Great Haywood damp proofers, Draycott in the Clay damp proofers, Handsacre damp proofing specialists, Shenstone damp proofers, Waterhouses damp proof specialists, Stretton damp proofing, Hednesford damp proofing specialists, Werrington damp proofers, Bednall damp proofing, Cheddleton damp proof specialists, Featherstone damp proof specialists, Shenstone damp proofing, Brindley Heath damp proofing, Handsacre damp proof specialists, Fradley damp proofing, Seighford damp proofers, Heath Hayes damp proof specialists, Fazeley damp proofers, Brizlincote damp proof specialists, Yoxall damp proofing specialists, Lapley damp proofing, Leigh damp proof specialists, Anglesey damp proofing, Abbots Bromley damp proofing, Burslem damp proofers, Haughton damp proofing specialists, Draycott in the Clay damp proof specialists, Wimblebury damp proof specialists, Bridgtown damp proofers.

Throughout Staffordshire you should be able to find damp proofing experts who will provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find the right damp proof specialist in Burntwood itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.

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Recent Staffordshire damp proofing customer job requests: Junaid and Primrose Frame recently enquired about the possibility of solving damp and condensation problems in a living room in a detached house in Norton Canes, Staffordshire. Ifan Russell and Marlie Russell recently enquired about the possibility of solving damp and condensation issues in a semi-detached house in Perton. Conrad Fleming and Elisabeth Fleming recently enquired about the possibility of solving damp problems in Burton. Olivia and Huw Broadhurst recently requested a price quote for clearing up damp problems in a semi-detached house in Upper Tean. Huzaifa Rouse and Zunairah Rouse recently requested a price quote for eliminating condensation and mould problems in Armitage. Richard Wharton recently requested a quote for fixing damp problems in Mavesyn Ridware. Ellis and Lily-Rose Mackenzie recently enquired about resolving damp problems in a terraced house in Leigh, Staffordshire. Diego Nunn recently enquired about the possibility of resolving damp problems in High Offley.


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Households in Tudor Close, Boney Hay Road, Crane Drive, Columbian Crescent, Bramble Lane, Brackenhill Road, Bells Lane, Spinney Close, Thorpe Close, Blythe Close, The Crescent, St Stephens Road, St Pauls Road, Smalley Court, Canterbury Drive, Coppice Lane, Sycamore Road, Bleak House Drive, Sandown Close, Travellers Close, Byron Close, Davy Close, Telford Close, Darwin Close, Dunston Drive, St Giles Road, Corsican Close, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also completed in the following local Burntwood postcodes: WS7 0HD, WS11 9QH, WS7 0DY, WS7 0BS, WS7 0AX, WS7 1LU, WS7 1BL, WS7 1LN, WS7 1PP, WS7 1AH.

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