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Damp Proofing Carterton Oxfordshire (OX18): Damp problems in your home in Carterton not just look unsightly, but they can also lead to serious health and structural problems as well. Costing thousands of pounds to repair if not dealt with immediately, more serious problems can easily be concealed under peeling wallpaper, patches of damp and flaking paintwork. It's usually cheaper in the longer term to call in an experienced Carterton damp proofing company to inspect your house, and provide an extensive damp proofing remedy for your property.

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In Carterton homes there are three primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These 3 key kinds of damp are reviewed in greater detail in this article, along with suggestions for prevention and resolution, if you should discover them in your home or business in Carterton.

PENETRATING DAMP

Problems like cavity wall problems, cracks in brickwork, defective guttering and loose or broken roof tiles are all external factors that can lead to penetrating damp. Inside your Carterton home, it can result from overflowing sinks or baths, leaky or burst pipes and damaged shower trays. If left to continue leaking these things enable water to seep into the walls and woodwork, which with time lead to flaking or bubbling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and dark damp patches on walls.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaky roof that's neglected over a long period of time. Whilst it is fortunate that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in the worst outcome, you may need to get a new roof if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. If black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you may have the beginnings of wet rot.

You shouldn't panic however, since to prevent these problems happening, a few basic steps like repointing dodgy brickwork, inspecting pipes for leaks and cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks should avoid such concerns. If you employ the expert services of a reliable Carterton damp proofing company, they will check all these aspects as a part of your all round damp proofing package.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is very easy to spot and a common form of damp within many homes in Carterton. Tiny droplets of water appear on cool surfaces when they make contact with humid, warm air. Inadequate ventilation in places with high humidity, for instance in boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, is the most common reason behind condensation.

To reduce condensation issues, simple solutions include ensuring that there's enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any water droplets as they arise. Redirecting moist air outside of your home in Carterton, by upgrading or fitting extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to eliminate this issue.

An in-depth damp proof survey from a trustworthy Carterton company might also find things which give rise to the situation by drawing in moist air from outside. The most effective way to adequately control condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Carterton damp proofing technician will offer guidance and advice on how this can be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course has been compulsory on houses constructed in the UK since 1875. It is quite possible that you may not have one fitted if your home in Carterton was constructed before this year. If you are experiencing rising damp in a house built after this period it might be that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been damaged somehow.

Although hard to identify, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. If you notice or think you may have any of these signs, it is possible that you have a rising damp problem.

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Just checking your property's external walls to see if you've got a damp proof course can be one step towards fixing your rising damp. For adequate protection it should be 150 millimetres above the level of the ground. You can dig the surrounding soil away to create this space if it is currently not enough, or you could put in a higher damp proof course if the former isn't feasible.

You may have more serious issues if you find that your damp course is OK, and it might be that the moisture is seeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into the walls, which is going to be an even more disturbing predicament.

Carterton damp proofing professionals will quickly be able to determine the root cause of your rising damp, and employing a number of different procedures will quickly eliminate the problem. If you have a somewhat older home with no DPM or one that's damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your outside walls. This entails drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals along the brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork.

If the damp proofing cream treatment is not appropriate, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a new damp proof course may need to be installed. While this level of repair work is a pretty extreme way to solve damp issues, it may be the only real solution at the end of the day.

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For minimal areas of damp course damage, another possible option could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Tiles, laminate flooring or carpets will need to be lifted before any work can be done, because it's applied underneath your existing floor coverings. In cellars this is a particularly effective treatment, and will form a part of the tanking procedure which is used to create watertight spaces. Your Carterton damp proofing expert might suggest the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, added protection in those troublesome areas.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a basement or below ground area, is the process of coating any exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. Any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the surfaces prepared correctly before any work begins, because this watertight coating must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. Once this paint has been applied, it should be permitted to dry thoroughly before replastering the walls and decorating over the top of it. You must invariably get more than one expert opinion on whether this really is the only resolution to your damp problems, since this is an extremely disruptive job as it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Issues with condensation can certainly be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that these gadgets only alleviate the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the main downside with dehumidifier use. To obtain the best advice if you are suffering with dampness in any area of your property, you should contact a certified damp proofing company in Carterton.

FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN CARTERTON

Friends and relatives should invariably be your first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Before signing up to any damp proofing services, you should try to get at least 2 or 3 estimates from various Carterton companies. If you have any doubts about any particular damp proofing company you should ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications.

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

If your Carterton damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the PCA or DPA they'll be properly qualified and have acquired the appropriate practical experience to offer you a first class service for all your damp proofing needs. In addition, it offers a guarantee over any work undertaken by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Carterton and also in: Aston, Bradwell Village, Alvescot, Bampton, Burford, Swinbrook, Shilton, Langford, Worsham, Minster Lovell, Brize Norton, Curbridge, Oxford, Fulbrook, Clanfield, Filkins, Witney, Crawley, and in these postcodes OX18 1DL, OX18 1JL, OX18 1FW, OX18 1BD, OX18 1TS, OX18 1HA, OX18 1GF, OX18 1HW, OX18 1GW, OX18 1JR. Locally based Carterton damp proof specialists will likely have the postcode OX18 and the dialling code 01993. Checking this will guarantee that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Carterton property owners will be able to utilise these and many other related services.

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There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Carterton damp proofing specialist including injection damp proofing, damp proof sealing, home damp proofing, wood rot treatment, basement damp proofing, industrial damp proofing, mould treatment, timber treatments in Carterton, dampproofing surveys, condensation solutions, solving mould problems in Carterton, basement tanking, damp proof paint application, damp proofing a garage, damp proofing services in Carterton, invasive weed control, damp proofing old stone walls, penetrating damp treatments, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proofing floors Carterton, rising damp advice in Carterton, timber surveys Carterton, damp proof tanking, wall tie replacement, structural waterproofing Carterton, concrete repairs in Carterton, vapour barrier installation in Carterton, solving condensation problems, damp control, cheap damp proofing, flood defence Carterton, cementitious tanking, damp proofing brickwork Carterton, damp proofing assessments, and more. These are just a handful of the duties that are performed by those specialising in damp proofing. Carterton specialists will be happy to tell you about their full range of damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Friends and family members are a great source of recommendations, when your are looking for a contractor in Carterton for your project or undertaking. These person to person referrals can be one of the most effective ways to weed out third-rate contractors and companies with terrible levels of performance, and help you find someone who is the ideal fit for your requirements.

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Getting this type of testimonial from a relative or friend will also give you insights into the contractor's reliability and timekeeping, and if things went wrong, how effectively they were dealt with and how quickly they were rectified. They should also also be able to give you details about the quote process and how close the original estimate was compared to the eventual price that was charged by the contractor.

You can count on your relatives and friends to be honest and truthful, so they should be your first port of call in relation to advice. If you find that it's difficult to get specifics on a particular contractor or company, it is probably because they've had a poor experience in dealing with them. Although it may not necessarily be the case, in some instances people are more willing to recommend a good contractor than they are about a lousy one, and might even offer an alternative company rather than 'slag off' one that failed to meet their requirements.

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Around Oxfordshire you can likewise get: Leafield damp proof specialists, Ambrosden damp proofing, Sonning Common damp proofing, Radley damp proofers, Bodicote damp proof specialists, Goring damp proof specialists, Thame damp proofers, Chesterton damp proofing, Steeple Barton damp proof specialists, Faringdon damp proofing specialists, Stanford in the Vale damp proofers, Bampton damp proofing, Sandford on Thames damp proofing specialists, Benson damp proofers, Chilton damp proofing specialists, Launton damp proofers, Stanford in the Vale damp proofing, Chinnor damp proofing, Appleton damp proofing, Hanborough damp proofing specialists, Chesterton damp proofers, Bladon damp proofing, Brize Norton damp proof specialists, Watlington damp proofers, Thame damp proofing, Clanfield damp proofing specialists, Launton damp proof specialists, Upper Arncott damp proofing specialists, Wheatley damp proofers.

All throughout Oxfordshire you should be able to find damp proofers who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find a suitable damp proof expert in Carterton itself then you should be able to find one close by.

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Also find: Oxford damp proofing, Burford damp proofing, Worsham damp proofing, Brize Norton damp proofing, Alvescot damp proofing, Aston damp proofing, Crawley damp proofing, Langford damp proofing, Swinbrook damp proofing, Fulbrook damp proofing, Shilton damp proofing, Bampton damp proofing, Bradwell Village damp proofing, Witney damp proofing, Filkins damp proofing, Clanfield damp proofing, Minster Lovell damp proofing, Curbridge damp proofing services and more. All these towns and villages are served by companies who do damp proofing. Carterton residents can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Carterton: Damp proofing work has recently been done in the following Carterton roads - Kingham Drive, Poultney Place, Teasel Way, Grange Lane, Carterton Road, Thornhill Close, Whittington Place, Kestrel Close, Queen's Road, Watsons Close, Magdalen Place, Stirling Close, Marigold Square, Bovingdon Road, Kenley Avenue, St Johns Drive, Alderley Close, Lord Close, Hayward Drive, Oakfield Road, Warwick Close, Strathmore Close, Shilton Road, Arkell Avenue, Brize Norton Road, Rock Close, Woodlands, Brampton Drive, as well as the following local Carterton postcodes: OX18 1DL, OX18 1JL, OX18 1FW, OX18 1BD, OX18 1TS, OX18 1HA, OX18 1GF, OX18 1HW, OX18 1GW, OX18 1JR. Work was conducted in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Carterton householders enjoyed trusted and reliable damp proofing services in every case.

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