Damp Proofing Chessington

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Damp Proofing Chessington Surrey (KT9): It's not just the fact that problems with damp look unappealing, they can also cause health problems and result in severe structural damages. If not resolved immediately, the more critical issues could cost thousands to repair, and might be concealed beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. If you've got a problem such as this there's not much that you can do to solve it yourself, and the best option is to call in a certified Chessington damp proofing company to carry out a thorough inspection and come up with viable solutions.

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Essentially, in terms of damp in the home there are 3 major problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These three primary forms of damp are reviewed in greater detail below, along with strategies for prevention and resolution, should you find them in your property in Chessington.

PENETRATING DAMP

Common external factors that may cause penetrating damp include: cavity wall issues, defective guttering, unsound brickwork and cracked or loose roof tiles. Inside, leaky or burst pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing bathtubs or basins, can contribute to penetrating damp. If water continues to seep into the walls and woodwork, the obvious signs over time will be blistering or broken plaster, flaking paintwork and damp dark patches on walls.

If neglected for a while, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Although it doesn't spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally compromised, and in a worst case scenario you could even need to replace the entire roof - extremely expensive! If black fungus appears on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you may have a case of wet rot.

Simple steps like repointing brickwork, inspecting pipework for leaks and cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks, are the basic preventative measures. A knowledgeable damp proofer in Chessington will check all these areas to help prevent any future problems, as part of resolving your damp issues.

CONDENSATION

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Quite simple to identify and a cause of damp in a lot of Chessington properties, condensation is very common. Tiny water droplets form on cold surfaces when they make contact with warm, moist air. In places with high humidity, as in: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, condensation forms due to poor ventilation.

Easy strategies to prevent condensation involve wiping away any droplets as soon as they appear and making sure that there is sufficient ventilation in the troublesome areas. The steps needed may require the updating or installation of air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods, with the intention of redirecting moist air outside of your home in Chessington.

There could be issues with drawing in moist air from outside, and by carrying out a detailed damp proofing survey a specialist in Chessington will identify circumstances that exacerbate the situation. The best way to adequately minimise condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Chessington damp proofing company will offer guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Homes built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. You may not have a damp proof course installed on your home or property in Chessington if it was built earlier than this. It's possible that your damp proof membrane might have been damaged somehow if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a home built after this year.

It can be tricky to distinguish rising damp, but some giveaway indications are; white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, tide marks on walls and crumbling or rotten skirtings. Although the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp problems.

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The initial step towards managing your problems with rising damp should be to simply check whether or not you have a damp course on the external walls of your home in Chessington. For adequate protection it must be 150mm above the level of the ground. If this isn't the case you might be able to dig the ground away to create this gap, or if this is not feasible, you can put in a higher damp proof membrane.

You might have more challenging issues if you learn that your damp proof membrane (DPM) is OK, and it might be that the dampness is rising up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls, which can be even more of a concern.

Chessington damp proofing experts will quickly be able to figure out the main cause of your rising damp, and employing a range of techniques will quickly solve the problem. Older homes which either have no damp proof course at all, or have a compromised one that's damaged over a considerable area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) injected into the outside walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective waterproof barrier.

If the damp proof cream treatment isn't appropriate, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course may have to be installed. Although this is of course a fairly extreme course of action, it might be the only way to remedy your rising damp issues in an effective way.

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Another remedy for smaller areas of membrane damage could include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. This will be applied underneath your current floor coverings, so tiles, laminate flooring and carpets will have to be lifted prior to work being undertaken. In cellar areas this is a particularly efficacious solution, and will form a part of the "tanking" process that is used to create watertight spaces. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, your Chessington damp proofing technician might recommend applying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or below ground space, is a process of coating exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. Since this coating has to be applied to the base surface of floors and walls, any plaster and wall covering must be taken off before work commences, and all surfaces prepared correctly. When this paint has been put on, it must be permitted to dry out completely before replastering the wall surfaces and decorating over it. This is a really disruptive job as it must be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, and it's wise to obtain more than one expert's opinion about whether this is the only answer to your damp problems.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

To help ease condensation problems, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are really efficient. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers basically hide the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, there are issues with this option. To get the most reliable advice if you are suffering with damp or mould in any part of your home, you can get in touch with a certified damp proofing company in Chessington.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN CHESSINGTON

The best recommendations for local professionals when it comes to home improvement projects are normally friends and relations. Before hiring any damp proof services, you should always see if you can get at least 3 or 4 price quotes from different Chessington companies. If you have any doubts about any particular damp proofing company you should ask to see qualifications and professional memberships.

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

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees your chosen damp proofing provider is well qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to offer a first class damp proof service. Such professional memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any remedial work carried out.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Chessington and also nearby in: Surbiton, Claygate, Oakhill, Oxshott, Ditton Hill, Hook, Tolworth, Esher, Long Ditton, Worcester Park, Malden Rushett, Hinchley Wood, Epsom, Cheam, Stoneleigh, West Ewell, as well as in these postcodes KT9 2PA, KT9 2JF, KT9 2GY, KT9 2JR, KT9 2SL, KT9 2BL, KT9 2AQ, KT9 2SB, KT9 2NZ, KT9 2NW. Locally based Chessington damp proof specialists will probably have the phone code 020 and the postcode KT9. Verifying this should confirm that you access local providers of damp proofing. Chessington homeowners will be able to utilise these and many other similar services.

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There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Chessington damp proofing specialist including flood defence, damp proof tanking Chessington, invasive weed control Chessington, damp proof paint application Chessington, timber treatments Chessington, damp proofing injection cream applications in Chessington, basement tanking Chessington, rising damp solutions, damp proofing services, damp proofing walls, cheap damp proofing, damp proof coursing in Chessington, penetrating damp treatments, damp proofing floors, dry rot treatment, damp proofing assessments Chessington, wet rot treatments, vapour barrier installation in Chessington, leak detection Chessington, residential damp proofing Chessington, solutions for condensation in Chessington, structural waterproofing, damp proofing concrete floors Chessington, solving mould problems Chessington, solving condensation problems, dampcourse installations, damp treatments, timber surveys in Chessington, woodworm treatment, condensation control, damp proofing old stone walls, cementitious tanking, rising damp prevention in Chessington, property preservation Chessington, wall tie replacement, and more. These are just some of the tasks that are handled by those doing damp proofing. Chessington professionals will keep you informed about their full range of services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It's said that a large proportion of people see references from family, friends and workmates as the most reliable source of information before buying any product, or accessing any service, so if you have a family member or friend who has recently had damp proofing carried out, you could ask for a recommendation. It is widely accepted by over 80% of householders in Chessington, that a word of mouth recommendation is much better than any other sort of endorsement. To get an idea of prices you will need to get at least 3 different estimates from your shortlist of prospective contractors.

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All throughout Surrey you will be able to find damp proofers who'll offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you're unable to find the ideal damp proof specialist in Chessington itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.

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Also find: Worcester Park damp proofing, Epsom damp proofing, Malden Rushett damp proofing, Long Ditton damp proofing, Surbiton damp proofing, Hinchley Wood damp proofing, Esher damp proofing, Claygate damp proofing, Stoneleigh damp proofing, Cheam damp proofing, West Ewell damp proofing, Oakhill damp proofing, Ditton Hill damp proofing, Hook damp proofing, Oxshott damp proofing, Tolworth damp proofing services and more. All these places are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Chessington property owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Chessington: Householders living in the following streets and areas have recently inquired about damp proofing - Chessington Hall Gardens, Woodall Close, Winey Close, Gibson Close, Wilson Road, Crayke Hill, Parbury Rise, Sussex Gardens, Chalky Lane, Green Lane, Strawberry Hill, Vivien Close, Gilders Road, Leas Close, Chantry Road, Hubbard Drive, Carlton Close, West Road, Burton Close, Silverglade, Lara Close, Rythe Close, Merling Close, Headley Close, Green View, Bolton Close, Angus Close, as well as the following Chessington area postcodes: KT9 2PA, KT9 2JF, KT9 2GY, KT9 2JR, KT9 2SL, KT9 2BL, KT9 2AQ, KT9 2SB, KT9 2NZ, KT9 2NW. Work was achieved in these locations by experts in damp proofing. Chessington home and property owners enjoyed the benefits of high quality and dependable damp proofing services in all cases.

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