Damp Proofing Byfleet

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Damp Proofing Byfleet Surrey (KT14): Having damp problems in your property in Byfleet can lead to dangerous structural and health problems, as well as looking awful. Costing 1000s to repair if not solved immediately, more extreme problems can often be concealed under peeling wallpaper, flaking paint and patches of damp. It is generally cheaper in the longer term to contact an experienced Byfleet damp proofing company to assess your home, and provide an extensive damp proofing treatment for your property.

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Essentially, in terms of damp within the home there are three primary problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following article describes the sources of such problems with damp in Byfleet, and the different methods of preventing and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in your home can be caused by different external factors for instance: cavity wall issues, defective guttering, loose or cracked roof tiles and cracks in brickwork. Inside, burst or leaking pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing baths or sinks, can lead to penetrating damp. If water continues to soak into the walls and woodwork, the visible signs with time will be blistering or broken plaster, flaking paintwork and damp dark patches on walls.

If neglected over a long period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot to occur in your roof timbers. Wet rot cannot spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case the timbers of your roof become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. An unfamiliar musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and the appearance of black fungus, could all suggest the existence of wet rot.

You shouldn't fret however, since to prevent these problems from occurring, a few basic steps like cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks, inspecting piping for leaks and repointing brickwork should avoid such concerns. If you employ the services of a competent Byfleet damp proofing firm, they'll check all these areas as part of your overall damp proofing package.

CONDENSATION

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Super easy to spot and the cause of damp in many Byfleet homes, condensation is extremely common. Tiny droplets of water form on cool surfaces when they make contact with humid, warm air. It often forms due to poor ventilation in areas where there's high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms.

Simple solutions to reduce condensation include wiping away any droplets whenever they appear and making sure that you have sufficient ventilation in the problem areas. The steps needed may require the updating or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans, with the intention of redirecting damp air outside of your home in Byfleet.

A damp proofing survey by a reputable Byfleet specialist could also find circumstances which play a role in the problem by drawing in moist air from the outside. The best way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow properly, and your local Byfleet damp proofing specialist will offer guidance and advice on how this can be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

Houses constructed since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. It is perfectly possible that you might not have one fitted if your property in Byfleet was constructed before this year. It is possible that your damp proof course could have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a home built after this year.

If you believe that you may have rising damp in your home, "tide marks" on walls, white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls and crumbling or rotten skirting boards, are good signs that you might be correct. If you notice or think that you may have any of these signs, it's possible you have a problem with rising damp.

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The first step towards handling your rising damp should be to simply check whether or not you have a damp proof course on the exterior walls of your home in Byfleet. To be sure of an adequate degree of protection the DPM ought to be above ground level by no less than 150 millimetres (around six inches). You can dig the surrounding earth away to create this gap if it is currently not sufficient, or you can install a higher damp proof course if the former isn't feasible.

You might have more challenging issues if you learn that your damp proof membrane is fine, and it could be that the dampness is seeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which can be even more worrying.

Byfleet damp proofing technicians will quickly be able to identify the cause of your rising damp issues, and employing a variety of methods will soon fix the problem. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you've got a somewhat older home with no DPM, or it is damaged over a significant area. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective, horizontal waterproof barrier.

In cases where damp proofing cream injection is not a satisfactory treatment, or when the damp course membrane is too seriously damaged, putting in a brand new damp proof course may be neccessary. Whilst this sort of repair work is a pretty extreme way to solve rising damp issues, it might be your only effective solution when all is said and done.

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Another possible option for less severe areas of damp course damage may include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Since this is going to be applied under any floor coverings, wooden flooring, carpeting and tiles will need to be lifted before this procedure can begin. This is particularly efficacious in basement areas as part of the "tanking" process to create a watertight room. For additional protection in those problem areas, your Byfleet damp proofing specialist might recommend a layer of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a cellar or below ground area is known as tanking. This must be applied at the base level of walls and floors, so all plaster and wall covering must be removed and the relevant surfaces correctly prepared before work commences. You can replaster the walls and decorate over the top, as soon as the paint has dried completely. This is an incredibly disruptive process as it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, and it is wise to get more than one expert opinion about whether this really is the only solution to your rising damp.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air, hence for condensation issues they can help quite a lot. Because dehumidifiers primarily alleviate the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are drawbacks to this option. If you're suffering from dampness in any area of your home in Byfleet, you should get in touch with a certified damp proofing company for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN BYFLEET

Family and friends should always be the first port of call when you're looking for recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. Always obtain at least three different quotes from various companies, and if in any doubt you can ask to see evidence of professional memberships and accreditations, before hiring any damp proof services.

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

You can guarantee that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the required experience to provide a top notch damp proof service, if they've got membership of the DPA or PCA. It also offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work carried out by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Byfleet and also nearby in: Woking, Martyrs Green, Woodham, New Haw, Addlestone, Weybridge, Hersham, Ottershaw, Ripley, Whiteley Village, Pyrford, Brooklands, Wisley, Cobham, Ockham, West Byfleet, Sheerwater, as well as in these postcodes KT14 7QT, KT14 7DR, KT14 7JQ, KT14 7RX, KT14 7EP, KT14 7BP, KT14 7QA, KT14 7JN, KT14 7BA, KT14 7EZ. Local Byfleet damp proofers will most likely have the postcode KT14 and the phone code 01932. Checking this out should make sure that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Byfleet householders will be able to benefit from these and various other comparable services.

Byfleet Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be completed by your local Byfleet damp proofing specialist including timber surveys, vapour barrier installations, mould treatment, timber preservation, damp proof coursing, efflorescence solutions, leak detection Byfleet, dry rot treatment Byfleet, damp proof tanking Byfleet, penetrating damp treatments, injection damp proofing, damp proofing in loft conversions in Byfleet, damp proof paint applications, condensation treatments, basement tanking, damp proofing quotations, cavity wall construction, damp proof sealing in Byfleet, pressure grouting Byfleet, cavity wall tie replacement, solutions for rising damp in Byfleet, wet rot treatment, woodworm treatments, damp proofing walls, timber treatments, damp surveys Byfleet, rendering repairs, flood defence, damp proofing a garage Byfleet, condensation control, landlord damp proofing services, commercial tanking Byfleet, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing concrete floors Byfleet, damp treatments, and lots more. These are just a small portion of the duties that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Byfleet professionals will be happy to tell you about their entire range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

There's a reasonable chance that someone you know in Byfleet will have had damp proofing work carried out recently, therefore you can ask friends and family for recommendations of damp proofing specialists they've found to be reliable. Favourable word of mouth endorsements are favoured by most homeowners in Byfleet (over eighty per cent according to studies), therefore if you're aware of a friend or relative who's had damp proofing done, ask them if they are prepared to recommend someone. When you've prepared a shortlist of potential damp proofing specialists you should ask them to give you a quote - you'll need at least 3 different price quotes.

Damp Proofing Enquiries Surrey

Damp Proofing Enquiries Surrey

Current Surrey damp proofing customer job requests: Fred and Manha Kipling recently enquired about the possibility of eliminating damp and condensation issues in Staines. Che Aston and Joanna Aston recently enquired about the possibility of fixing damp problems in a cottage in Virginia Water. Mr and Mrs Rush recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a bedroom in Bellfields, Surrey. Mr and Mrs Oldfield recently asked for a quotation for resolving damp problems in Sidlow. Mateusz Walter recently requested a quote for fixing damp problems in a bungalow in Caterham. Lisa Hobson and Fox Hobson recently asked for a quotation for solving damp and condensation issues in a living room in Sidlow. Silas and Una Rigby recently requested a quotation for resolving condensation and mould issues in Banstead, Surrey. Olaf Crook and Lila Crook recently enquired about the possibility of solving damp problems in Burstow, Surrey. All these Surrey homeowners searched for "damp proofing Surrey" and located this page on either Bing, Yahoo or Google.

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Also find: Cobham damp proofing, Ottershaw damp proofing, Brooklands damp proofing, Pyrford damp proofing, Addlestone damp proofing, Wisley damp proofing, Ockham damp proofing, Weybridge damp proofing, West Byfleet damp proofing, Martyrs Green damp proofing, Whiteley Village damp proofing, New Haw damp proofing, Woking damp proofing, Hersham damp proofing, Sheerwater damp proofing, Woodham damp proofing, Ripley damp proofing services and more. All of these places are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Byfleet business and home owners can get quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Byfleet: In the last 12 months damp proofing surveys have been done in these Byfleet streets: Clock House Close, Fullerton Drive, Derisley Close, Park Close, Brewery Lane, Bruce Close, Digby Way, Binfield Close, The Maltings, Circle Gardens, Cornwall Avenue, Murrays Lane, Walnut Tree Lane, Old Orchard, Elm Tree Close, Byfleet Road, Manor Crescent, Church Road, Canada Road, Dorset Way, Kings Avenue, Granville Close, Fullerton Road, Magdalen Close, Mowbray Avenue, and in these Surrey postcodes: KT14 7QT, KT14 7DR, KT14 7JQ, KT14 7RX, KT14 7EP, KT14 7BP, KT14 7QA, KT14 7JN, KT14 7BA, KT14 7EZ. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Byfleet homeowners benefited from high quality and reliable damp proofing services.

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