Damp Proofing Chalfont St Peter

Chalfont St Peter Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Chalfont St Peter Buckinghamshire (SL9): Problems with damp in your home in Chalfont St Peter may not just look unappealing, but they can lead to dangerous structural and health problems too. If not solved speedily, the more critical problems could cost 1000s to repair, and might be hard to spot beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. If you've got a problem such as this there is not much that you can do to solve it yourself, and the best option is to speak to an established Chalfont St Peter damp proofing company to undertake a thorough inspection and recommend solutions.

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Basically, when considering damp in the home there are 3 key problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following paragraphs describe the causes of such damp issues in Chalfont St Peter, and the various techniques for avoiding and resolving them.


Common external factors that may lead to penetrating damp include: damaged guttering, unsound brickwork, cavity wall issues and cracked roof tiles. Inside, the causes can be burst or dripping pipes, overflowing bathtubs or sinks and damaged shower trays. If left unresolved, dark damp patches on walls, flaking paintwork and broken or blistered plaster, will be the visible upshot of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

You could get wet rot developing in your roofing timbers, if you have a leaky roof, and it's been left untreated for a while. Despite the fact that brickwork isn't affected by wet rot, your roofing timbers can experience severe consequences, and if it becomes structurally unsound, the whole roof may have to be replaced. There are several signs of wet rot which aren't hard to spot, the main ones being; the presence of black fungus on woodwork, a "spongy" feel to the timber and a musty smell of rotten wood. To avoid expensive repairs and potential roof replacement, it is essential to deal with any signs of wet rot at the earliest opportunity.

The measures for prevention can be quite basic, for example cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, repointing brickwork and inspecting pipes for leaks. As part of a complete damp proofing program, your local Chalfont St Peter damp proofing specialist will check all of these aspects.


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Quite simple to identify and the cause of damp in many Chalfont St Peter homes, condensation is incredibly common. When colder surfaces come into contact with warm, humid air, tiny water droplets form on those cold surfaces. It's a problem due to inadequate ventilation in areas where there is high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms.

To prevent condensation problems, simple solutions include making sure that there is enough ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any droplets of water as they form. This may involve the updating or installation of air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods to help reroute the damp air to the outside of the building.

By doing an in-depth damp proofing survey, a reliable Chalfont St Peter company will find any spots where moist air is sucked in from outside, simply contributing to the problem. To successfully control condensation, air circulation must be regulated properly. A certified Chalfont St Peter damp proofing technician will be more than happy to offer advice and solutions to accomplish this in your home.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all homes constructed in the United Kingdom. It's possible that you may not have one installed if your property or home in Chalfont St Peter was constructed in the years before this. It's possible that your damp proof course might have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a home built after this year.

If you believe that you may have rising damp in your home, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, tide marks on walls and white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls, are good signs that you might be correct. While the existence of these isn't conclusive, they're all clear indications of rising damp.

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Remedying rising damp problems can be as straightforward as checking your home's exterior walls and seeing if you can spot a damp proof course. In order to get a satisfactory degree of protection the damp course needs to be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm (about 6 inches). You could dig the surrounding soil away to generate this gap if it's currently not sufficient, or you could put in a higher DPM if the former is not possible.

If this isn't the root cause of the problem and your damp course is in fact correct, there could be more problematic issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, up through your floors, and into the walls of your home.

Damp proofing experts in Chalfont St Peter will swiftly identify and remedy rising damp issues using a number of techniques. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls if you've got a somewhat older house with no damp proof membrane, or one that's damaged over a significant area. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a special nozzle is used to inject the cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective water-repelling barrier.

If the damage to the damp course membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing cream is not a satisfactory solution, you might have to put in a brand new damp proof course. This is taking repair work to the extreme, but it could be the only solution to your rising damp.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is yet another possible remedy for less severe areas of damp course damage. This will be applied beneath your current floor coverings, so carpeting, laminate flooring and tiles must be lifted prior to work being done. In cellar areas this is an especially efficacious solution, and will form a part of the tanking procedure which is used to make spaces watertight. Your Chalfont St Peter damp proof specialist might recommend the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely, further protection in those trouble spots.

Tanking: In below ground areas such as basements, tanking is the process where any exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. Any plaster and wall covering must be taken off and the surfaces in question prepared properly before any work begins, since this coating must be applied at the base level of floors and walls. You can replaster any wall surfaces and decorate over the top of it, after the coating has completely dried. You must invariably get more than one specialist opinion about whether this is the only solution to your rising damp, as this is a really disruptive job because it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


To help with condensation issues, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are really effectual. The fact that these products just cover up the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the trouble with the use of dehumidifiers. An experienced damp proofing company in Chalfont St Peter will be able to give you advice on the best solution if you are experiencing mould or damp in any area of your house.


Neighbours and friends should always be the first port of call when you are trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Before employing any damp proof services, you should always try to get at least two or three estimates from various Chalfont St Peter companies. If you've got any doubts about any particular damp proofing company you could ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates.

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

You can be certain that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to perform a first class damp proof service, if they have membership of the DPA or PCA. Any remedial work completed by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Chalfont St Peter and also in nearby places like: Chalfont Common, Layters Green, Coleshill, Woodrow, Gravel Hill, Penn Street, Maple Cross, Butler's Cross, Jordans, Dibden Hill, Seer Green, Penn, Winchmore Hill, as well as in these postcodes SL9 0EJ, SL9 0LT, SL9 0AT, SL9 0JT, SL9 0FB, SL9 0BW, SL9 0PN, SL9 0JU, HP8, and SL9 0PH. Locally based Chalfont St Peter damp proofing specialist will probably have the phone code 01753 and the postcode SL9. Checking this out should make certain that you access local providers of damp proofing. Chalfont St Peter homeowners are able to utilise these and countless other comparable services. Simply click the "Quote" banner to make enquiries and get damp proofing quotations.

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Also find: Penn damp proofing, Seer Green damp proofing, Woodrow damp proofing, Butler's Cross damp proofing, Jordans damp proofing, Penn Street damp proofing, Gravel Hill damp proofing, Chalfont Common damp proofing, Winchmore Hill damp proofing, Maple Cross damp proofing, Coleshill damp proofing, Dibden Hill damp proofing, Layters Green damp proofing and more. Damp proofing services are available in the majority of these places. These local specialists, well-versed in the region's weather challenges, are committed to delivering bespoke solutions that secure the longevity and safety of your home. Addressing problems with damp efficiently and quickly is essential to prevent health risks and structural damage. If you're a local home or business owner looking to obtain competitive and accurate damp proofing quotes tailored to your particular needs, simply click here.

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