Damp Proofing Chigwell

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Damp Proofing Chigwell Essex (IG7): Problems with damp in your property in Chigwell don't just look unsightly, but they can bring about serious health and structural problems as well. Peeling wallpaper and ugly damp patches can hide a much more serious issue which, if not remedied quickly, could result in costly repair bills. If you believe that you might have damp issues you should call on a certified Chigwell damp proofing specialist to check your property, and recommend the most effective damp proofing strategy for your home or business.

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In Chigwell homes there are 3 principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find details about what could cause damp issues in your home or business premises in Chigwell, and how you might go about fixing them.


Penetrating damp in your home can be attributable to various external factors for instance: cracks in brickwork, cavity wall issues, defective guttering and broken or loose roof tiles. Inside your Chigwell home, penetrating damp can result from overflowing bathtubs or sinks, burst or dripping pipes and cracked shower trays. If left unchecked, broken or blistered plaster, damp dark patches on walls and peeling paintwork, will be the noticeable upshot of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

If you've got a leaky roof and it's been neglected for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Although it's fortunate that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in the worst case, you may need to replace the whole roof (extremely expensive!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. A distinctive musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and indications of a black fungus, could all indicate the presence of wet rot.

Preventative measures can be basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and inspecting piping for leaks. As an integral part of an overall damp proofing program, your local Chigwell damp proofing company will check out all of these aspects.


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Condensation is very easy to identify and one of the most common forms of damp in many properties in Chigwell. Tiny droplets of water appear on cold surfaces when they come into contact with warm, moist air. In areas where high humidity is present, as in: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, condensation forms because of inadequate ventilation.

To prevent condensation problems, easy solutions include making sure you've got sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping away any droplets of water as soon as they appear. The steps needed might involve the installation or upgrade of cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks, with the intention of redirecting moist air to the outside of your property in Chigwell.

A damp proofing survey from a credible Chigwell specialist might also find areas which exacerbate the issue by sucking in moist air from the outside. To successfully control condensation problems, airflow has to be properly regulated. A competent Chigwell damp proofing company will be able to offer solutions and advice to accomplish this in your home.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all houses built in the UK. It is quite possible that you may not have one fitted if your property or home in Chigwell was built before this year. If you are suffering with rising damp in a property constructed after this time it's possible your DPM has been damaged somehow.

Although difficult to distinguish, "tide marks" on walls, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces and crumbling or rotten skirting boards, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. Although the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they are all indications of rising damp problems.

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The first step towards fixing your rising damp problems should simply be to check whether you have in fact got a damp course on the exterior walls of your property in Chigwell. In order to get an adequate degree of protection the damp proof membrane must be above ground level by no less than 150mm (approximately 6 inches). If you find this gap doesn't exist, you can dig the ground away to increase it, or if this process isn't feasible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will need to be put in.

If this isn't the problem and your DPM is installed and in order, there may be more serious issues to resolve caused by the dampness rising up from the ground beneath, up through your floors, and into the walls of your property.

Damp proofing technicians in Chigwell can swiftly detect and eliminate rising damp issues using a range of procedures. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older home with no DPM, or it is damaged over a considerable area. This calls for drilling holes at intervals along the brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

If the damp proofing cream isn't sufficient, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a brand new damp proof course might have to be installed. Whilst this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve damp issues, it could be the only effective solution at the end of the day.

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Another possible solution for smaller areas of damp course damage may include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. This has to be applied beneath your current floor coverings, so wooden flooring, carpeting and tiles will have to be lifted prior to work being undertaken. Also used as part of the "tanking" process to create a waterproof room, this is a particularly effective treatment in cellar areas. For added protection in these troublesome areas, your Chigwell damp proofing technician may advise the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely.

Tanking: In cellars, basements and below ground areas of a property, "tanking" is the process where exposed surfaces are painted with a waterproof coating. Any plaster and wall covering must be taken off and the surfaces correctly prepared before work commences, because this coating must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. Once the paint has been put on and is dry, it's then the time to replaster and decorate over it. You must always obtain more than one specialist's opinion about whether this is really the only cure for your rising damp issues, as this is a really disruptive process because it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building.


To help ease issues with condensation, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are very effective. Because dehumidifiers only alleviate the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are drawbacks to this option. An experienced damp proofing specialist in Chigwell will be ready to give you advice on possible solutions if you are experiencing mould or damp in any area of your house.


As with pretty much any project, the most reliable recommendations for a local professional come from family and friends. Always get at least 2 or 3 different quotes from a variety of companies, and if you have any doubts you should ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, before hiring any damp proof services.

Keep an eye out for membership of and qualifications from trade bodies such as the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association, or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) accreditations.

You can be certain that your damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the necessary working experience to offer a first class damp proofing service, if they have membership of either the DPA or PCA. This also offers guarantees on any damp proofing work accomplished by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Chigwell and also nearby in: Barkingside, Sewardstone, Abridge, Woodford Green, Chingford, Lambourne End, Brimsdown, Loughton, Redbridge, Little Heath, Hainault, Woodford Bridge, Theydon Bois, Enfield, Buckhurst Hill, and in these postcodes IG7 4PH, IG7 4EH, IG7 5AE, IG7 4JQ, IG7 4GH, IG7 4GN, IG7 4DA, IG7 4BF, IG6 2RT, IG7 4NJ. Locally based Chigwell damp proofers will likely have the postcode IG7 and the telephone code 020. Checking this should confirm you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Chigwell home and business owners can benefit from these and lots of other comparable services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Properties are damp proofed in Chigwell every day of the week, so it is fairly likely that a person in your social circle will have had damp proofing done in the past, so ask family, friends and workmates for a recommendation. Research has confirmed that approximately eighty per cent of homeowners in Chigwell who are on the lookout for a tradesman, favour word of mouth recommendations above any sort of endorsement. To be on the safe side you will need to get at least 2 or 3 quotations from your list of possible damp proofing specialists.

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Chigwell Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Chigwell damp proofing specialist including concrete repairs in Chigwell, woodworm treatment, solving condensation problems, rising damp advice, damp proofing surveys, wet rot control, residential damp proofing in Chigwell, damp proof paint application Chigwell, condensation solutions, cavity wall construction, treatments for penetrating damp in Chigwell, structural waterproofing in Chigwell, condensation control, leak detection, invasive weed control, damp proofing floors, rising damp prevention Chigwell, damp proof tanking in Chigwell, cellar tanking in Chigwell, damp course installations in Chigwell, solutions for rising damp, damp control, damp treatments, efflorescence treatments, cavity wall tie replacement, home damp proofing Chigwell, rendering repairs, cheap damp proofing, dry rot control, damp proofing rates, damp proof sealing, timber treatments, commercial tanking Chigwell, solving mould problems, and more. These are just a handful of the tasks that are performed by people specialising in damp proofing. Chigwell contractors will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.


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Also find: Woodford Bridge damp proofing, Enfield damp proofing, Loughton damp proofing, Chingford damp proofing, Buckhurst Hill damp proofing, Little Heath damp proofing, Abridge damp proofing, Lambourne End damp proofing, Brimsdown damp proofing, Sewardstone damp proofing, Redbridge damp proofing, Barkingside damp proofing, Theydon Bois damp proofing, Woodford Green damp proofing, Hainault damp proofing services and more. All these locations are served by companies who do damp proofing. Chigwell residents can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here.

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(This damp proofing Chigwell information was updated on 05-01-22)