Damp Proofing Bury

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Damp Proofing Bury Greater Manchester (BL9): Problems with damp in your property in Bury not only look unattractive, but they can also bring about severe structural and health issues too. Costing 1000s to fix if not cured speedily, more extreme problems are often hidden beneath peeling wallpaper, patches of damp and flaking paint. If you've got an issue such as this there's very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best course of action is to call on a competent Bury damp proofing company to do a thorough inspection and suggest practical solutions.

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In Bury buildings there are three primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following article describes what may cause such damp problems in Bury, and the various ways of preventing and solving them.


Penetrating damp in the home can be caused by various external factors such as: broken roof tiles, cracks in brickwork, cavity wall issues and defective guttering. Inside a home, cracked shower trays, dripping or burst pipes and overflowing bathtubs or basins, can trigger penetrating damp. If left to continue leaking these things enable water to soak into walls and woodwork, which over time create flaking or bubbling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and blistering or broken plaster.

If neglected for an extended period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. While it is lucky that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in the worst outcome, you may need a new roof if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timber, coupled with an unusual musty smell from the decaying wood.

Preventative maintenance can be relatively basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks and examining pipes for leaks. If you employ the services of a reliable Bury damp proofing firm, they will check all these aspects as part of your overall damp proofing service.


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Condensation is extremely easy to spot and is a common form of damp within many buildings in Bury. Small water droplets appear on cooler surfaces when they come into contact with warm, moist air. Poor ventilation in places with high humidity, for example in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, is the most common cause of condensation.

To avoid condensation problems, easy solutions include ensuring you have sufficient ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any droplets of water as soon as they arise. The steps needed might call for the installation or upgrading of extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, with the purpose of redirecting moist air outside of your property in Bury.

There might be issues with drawing in moist air from outside, and by completing an in-depth damp proofing survey an expert in Bury will be able to identify factors that play a role in the situation. Airflow must be properly regulated to successfully minimise condensation, and a certified damp proofing technician will give advice and offer solutions on this topic.

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A damp proof course has been fitted as standard on homes built in Great Britain since 1875. If your property was constructed before this period it's conceivable you may not have this installed. If you're suffering with rising damp in a property constructed after this time it might be that your damp proof course or membrane has been somehow or other.

Although notoriously difficult to distinguish, tide marks on walls, white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls and crumbling or rotten skirting boards, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. While the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp.

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Simply checking your home's outside walls to see if you've got a damp proof course can be one step towards fixing your rising damp problems. To be certain of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by no less than 150 millimetres (about 6"). If you discover this gap doesn't exist, you could dig the earth away to increase it, or if this process isn't possible, a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be put in.

If this isn't the cause of the problem and your damp course is in order, there could be more serious issues to resolve caused by the moisture rising up from the ground, through your floors, and into your walls.

Damp proofing professionals in Bury can swiftly detect and eliminate rising damp using a number of methods. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof membrane, or one that's damaged over a considerable area. This calls for the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals in your wall's mortar joint and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

If the deterioration of your DPM is too extensive, or if damp proofing cream isn't a satisfactory solution, you might need to install a new damp proof course. While this sort of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve damp issues, it may be the only solution when all is said and done.

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Another option for smaller areas of membrane damage could include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. As this is going to be applied under your floor coverings, tiles, carpets and wood flooring will need to be lifted before this procedure can begin. In cellars this is an especially effectual treatment, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" process that's used to make rooms watertight. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried, your Bury damp proofing expert might suggest applying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a basement or below ground area is known as tanking. This has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, therefore all plaster and wall covering must be removed and the appropriate surfaces prepared correctly before the commencement of any work. When this paint has been applied, it should be permitted to dry out thoroughly before replastering the wall surfaces and decorating over it. Since it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, this is an extremely disruptive process. Therefore, it's wise to seek the advice of at least two or three damp proofing experts to guarantee that this is really the only possible resolution.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air, hence for issues with condensation they can help quite a lot. The fact that these products merely mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the drawback with the use of dehumidifiers. To obtain the best advice if you're suffering with dampness in any area of your house, you should get in touch with an experienced damp proofing company in Bury.


The most reliable recommendations for local professionals with regards to home improvement projects are generally friends and neighbours. Before employing any damp proof services, always try to obtain at least two or three price quotes from a variety of Bury companies. If you've got any doubts about any company you should ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships.

Watch out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) qualifications, or local companies who are signed up members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA).

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees your selected damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has the appropriate experience to offer a first class damp proof service. Any remedial work supplied by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Bury and also in: Ramsbottom, Heap Bridge, Little Lever, Limefield, Tottington, Fishpool, Free Town, Toppings, Chesham, Walshaw, Pimhole, Heywood, Whitefield, Fernhill, Elton, Prestwich, Gigg, Unsworth, and in these postcodes BL0 9GZ, BL0 9YY, BL8 1PZ, BL8 1AA, BL8 1DW, BL8 1HT, BL8 1BU, BL8 1NJ, BL8 1QE, BL8 1JB. Locally based Bury damp proofers will probably have the postcode BL9 and the dialling code 0161.

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Damp proofing services were recently requested by householders living in Severn Close, Thornfield Road, Scholes Street, Tottington Road, Avondale Avenue, Chatterton Road, Chiltern Drive, Sunny Avenue, Taylor Street, Birley Street, St Clair Road, Broad Oak Terrace, Branch Close, Bowes Close, Thornhill Road, Crompton Fold, Bank Hall Close, Castlebrook Close, Arden Close, Bentley Hall Road, Beechfield Drive, Trimingham Drive, Skipton Close, Cherry Avenue, Central Avenue, Broad Oak Lane, Cobden Street, Blandford Close, Spring View and these Bury postcodes: BL0 9GZ, BL0 9YY, BL8 1PZ, BL8 1AA, BL8 1DW, BL8 1HT, BL8 1BU, BL8 1NJ, BL8 1QE, BL8 1JB.

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(This damp proofing Bury article was checked and updated on 19-05-2022)