Damp Proofing Burslem

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Damp Proofing Burslem Staffordshire (ST5): Damp problems in your home in Burslem don't only look unsightly, but they can also trigger serious health and structural problems as well. Costing 1000s to fix if not remedied speedily, more extreme problems can easily be hidden under peeling wallpaper, damp patches and flaking paint. If you've got an issue like this there's not much that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best course of action is to get in touch with a professional Burslem damp proofing company to carry out an evaluation and suggest solutions.

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In regards to dampness in Burslem buildings, there are essentially 3 main classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The next article describes the causes of such problems with damp in Burslem, and the different methods of avoiding and solving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

External factors that may cause penetrating damp in your home include: cracks in brickwork, cavity wall problems, damaged guttering and broken roof tiles. Inside your Burslem home, it can be a result of burst or leaking pipes, overflowing baths or basins and cracked shower trays. If left unresolved, broken or blistering plaster, dark damp patches on walls and peeling paintwork, will be the obvious outcome of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

Wet rot can occur in your roof timbers if you have a leaking roof that's left untreated over a period of time. While it does not spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsound, and in a worst case scenario you might even need to have a new roof installed - very costly! An unusual musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and the appearance of black fungus, could all suggest the existence of wet rot.

The means of prevention can be fairly basic, for example examining pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. As an integral part of an overall damp proofing service, your local Burslem damp proofing company will check all these areas.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is extremely easy to identify and a common form of damp within many homes in Burslem. Minute droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when moist, warm air comes into contact with these surfaces. In areas with high humidity, such as: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, condensation forms due to inadequate ventilation.

To prevent condensation problems, simple strategies include making certain that you have sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping up any droplets as soon as they appear. Redirecting humid air to the outside of your home in Burslem, by installing or updating extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to remedy this annoying problem.

The best way to identify the key things that give rise to the problem, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey done by a trusted Burslem specialist. Occasionally moist air is drawn in from outside, simply making things even worse. To adequately minimise condensation, airflow must be properly regulated. A professional Burslem damp proofing company will gladly offer advice and solutions in regards to this.

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RISING DAMP

Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all homes built in Great Britain. It's quite possible that you might not have one fitted if your home in Burslem was built before this year. If your home was built after this year, but you are still experiencing rising damp problems, it could be that your damp proof membrane or course has been impaired.

Although rather difficult to distinguish, white powdery deposits forming 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. Although the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they are all indications of rising damp issues.

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Fixing rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your property's external walls to see if you can see a DPM. For adequate protection it must be 150mm above ground level. Where you discover that this space doesn't exist, you can dig the ground away to increase it, or if this process isn't feasible, a higher damp proof course will have to be put in.

If your damp proof membrane (DPM) is installed and in order and the gap is not the explanation for the problem, dampness might be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a much more challenging issue.

Using a range of procedures, damp proofing technicians in Burslem will swiftly detect and remedy rising damp issues. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your wall if you've got an older home with no DPM, or it is damaged over an extensive area. This involves drilling holes at intervals along the brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the damp proofing cream isn't suitable, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course may need to be put in. Though this is naturally a fairly extreme approach, it could be the only method to remedy your damp issues successfully.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another potential solution for less severe areas of membrane damage. Tiles, laminate flooring or carpets will have to be lifted before any work can be done, because it is applied underneath your existing floor coverings. This is particularly effectual in basements as part of the tanking process to create a watertight room. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, your Burslem damp proofing technician might suggest applying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a basement or below ground space, is a process of covering exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. This should be applied at the base level of walls and floors, so all plaster and wall covering must be removed and the appropriate surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins. As soon as the paint has been put on and dried, it is then the time to replaster any wall surfaces and decorate on top of it. This is an incredibly disruptive process as it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, and it's wise to obtain more than one specialist opinion on whether this is really the only resolution to your rising damp problems.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

To help ease issues with condensation, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are really effectual. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers basically mask the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are drawbacks to this solution. A professional damp proofing company in Burslem will be glad to give you advice on possible solutions if you are experiencing damp in any part of your home.

FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN BURSLEM

The most trustworthy recommendations for specialists with regards to home improvement projects are generally friends and relations. Always get at least 3 or 4 different quotations from various companies, and if you're in any doubt you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships, before hiring any damp proofing services.

Professional Burslem damp proofing companies ought to be registered members of either the Damp Proofing Association or the PCA (Property Care Association), or have professional qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness).

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees your preferred damp proofing provider is well qualified and has the required experience to carry out a high quality damp proof service. Such professional memberships also means there are guarantees for any remedial work performed.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Burslem and also nearby in: Bradwell, Wolstanton, Talke Pits, Porthill, Hanley, Bradeley Village, Smallthorne, Longport, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Middleport, Dimsdale, Stanfield, Longbridge Hayes, Tunstall, and in these postcodes ST6 4AD, ST6 4JF, ST6 3EG, ST6 3BX, ST6 2BA, ST6 3EN, ST6 1AG, ST6 3EH, ST6 1DJ, ST6 2AY. Local Burslem damp proofers will likely have the phone code 01782 and the postcode ST5. Verifying this should confirm you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Burslem householders will be able to benefit from these and lots of other similar services.

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There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Burslem damp proof specialist including cementitious tanking, damp proofing solutions in lofts, damp proof sealing in Burslem, mould treatment Burslem, damp proofing assessments, wall tie replacement in Burslem, chemical DPC injection Burslem, cellar waterproofing, damp proof injection, flood defence, solutions for black mould, damp proofing a basement, efflorescence treatments, plaster replacement in Burslem, damp proofing floors Burslem, damp proofing brickwork in Burslem, damp surveys, condensation solutions, rising damp advice, damp proofing a garage, condensation control, solving mould problems, commercial tanking in Burslem, dampcourse installations, landlord damp proofing services, rendering repairs, solving condensation problems in Burslem, damp proofing old stone walls, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing services, damp proofing concrete floors in Burslem, rising damp treatments, pressure grouting, condensation treatments Burslem, and lots more. Listed are just a handful of the duties that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Burslem contractors will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

A recommendation by family, friends or neighbours is an excellent place to start when you are searching for a damp proofing company, but do not let this be the only factor affecting your choice. Studies have revealed that roughly eighty per cent of homeowners in Burslem who are trying to find a tradesman, favour a word of mouth recommendation over any type of endorsement. It's still advisable to get a minimum of three different quotes from different companies locally, even though someone you know has highly recommended a specific damp proofing contractor.

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Also find: Dimsdale damp proofing, Tunstall damp proofing, Smallthorne damp proofing, Middleport damp proofing, Wolstanton damp proofing, Newcastle-under-Lyme damp proofing, Porthill damp proofing, Stanfield damp proofing, Talke Pits damp proofing, Chesterton damp proofing, Longport damp proofing, Longbridge Hayes damp proofing, Hanley damp proofing, Bradeley Village damp proofing, Bradwell damp proofing services and more. All these places are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Burslem residents can get damp proofing price quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Burslem: Some Burslem areas where damp proofing work has recently been carried out - Hughes Street, Barton Crescent, Elder Road, Longbridge Hayes Road, Milvale Street, Longport Road, Spens Street, Navigation Road, Sytchmill Way, Enoch Street, Steventon Place, Rushton Grove, Cotterill Grove, Flamborough Grove, Barrett Drive, Longshaw Street, Dale Street, Duncalf Street, Ellgreave Street, Bridgewater Street, Milburn Road, Burgess Street, Leek New Road, Festival Close, Lower Bryan Street, Hanley Road, Wayte Street, Mott Place, Alderley Rise, Bowlers Close, as well as the following local Burslem postcodes: ST6 4AD, ST6 4JF, ST6 3EG, ST6 3BX, ST6 2BA, ST6 3EN, ST6 1AG, ST6 3EH, ST6 1DJ, ST6 2AY. These locations recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Burslem householders enjoyed the benefits of reliable and top quality damp proofing services on each occasion.

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