Damp Proofing Chineham

Chineham Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Chineham Hampshire (RG24): Problems with damp in your home in Chineham may not just look unattractive, but they can also bring about severe health and structural issues too. Costing thousands of pounds to fix if not solved quickly, more extreme issues may be hidden under patches of damp, peeling wallpaper and flaking paintwork. If you believe that you may have such problems you need to get in touch with an established Chineham damp proofing specialist to check out your property, and come up with the most beneficial damp proofing treatment for your home or business.

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When considering dampness in Chineham buildings, there are basically three principal causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These 3 key forms of damp are reviewed in more detail in this article, along with strategies for prevention and resolution, if you happen to discover them in your home or business in Chineham.

PENETRATING DAMP

Issues like cracks in brickwork, cavity wall problems, defective guttering and loose or cracked roof tiles are all external factors of penetrating damp in your home. Internally, it can be caused by overflowing sinks or bathtubs, cracked shower trays and burst or leaky pipes. If left unchecked, flaking or bubbling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and dark damp patches on walls, will be the noticeable outcome of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

Wet rot can develop in your roof timbers if you have a leaky roof that is been neglected for quite some time. Wet rot can't spread into the brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst outcome your roof timbers become structurally unsafe, requiring a new roof. If a black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you might have a case of wet rot.

Simple steps like examining pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork, can be the basic preventative measures. A knowledgeable damp proofer in Chineham will check these areas in order to help prevent any further complications, as an integral part of resolving your dampness issues.

CONDENSATION

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Super easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Chineham properties, condensation is extremely common. Droplets of water appear on cool surfaces when humid, warm air makes contact with them. It often arises because of inadequate ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

To prevent condensation problems, basic strategies include making sure there is adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any droplets of water as they appear. This might call for the installation or upgrade of cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks to help redirect the damp air outside of the building.

An in-depth damp proof survey by a reputable Chineham company may also find things which exacerbate the problem by drawing in damp air from the outside. An effective way to adequately minimise condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Chineham damp proofing company will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can best be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course has been fitted as standard on homes built in Great Britain since 1875. You might not have a damp proof course installed on your property in Chineham if it was constructed prior to this period. If your property was built after this year, but you're still experiencing rising damp, it could be that the damp proof membrane or course has been compromised.

Although quite difficult to distinguish, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. It is plausible that you may have a rising damp issue if you have spotted one or all of these.

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Fixing rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your exterior walls and seeing if you can see a damp proof course. To be sure of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp course should be above ground level by at least 150mm (approximately six inches). You could dig away the surrounding earth to generate this space if it's currently not enough, or you can install a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) if the first option is not possible.

If this isn't the root cause of the problem and your damp proof course is installed and in order, there could be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the dampness rising up from the ground beneath, through your floors, and into your walls.

Using a number of different methods, damp proofing technicians in Chineham will quickly identify and resolve rising damp. If you've got a somewhat older house with no damp proof membrane or one that is damaged over a considerable area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your external walls. This involves drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals into your wall's mortar course and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the gaps behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

In cases where damp proofing cream is not an appropriate treatment, or where your membrane is extensively damaged, putting in a complete new damp proof course may be neccessary. Unfortunately this is the most extreme of repair works, however it might be the only resolution to your rising damp.

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For less severe areas of damp course damage, yet another potential solution could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. Carpets, laminate flooring or tiles will have to be lifted before any work can be undertaken, since it's applied beneath your floor coverings. This is especially efficacious in cellar areas as an integral part of the tanking process to create a watertight room. Your Chineham damp proofing specialist may suggest the use of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, further protection in these trouble spots.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a cellar or basement, is a process of covering any exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. Because this coating needs to be applied on the base surfaces of walls and floors, any plaster and wall covering must be removed before work begins, and the surfaces properly prepared. When the paint has been applied and is dry, it is then possible to replaster and decorate over it. You must always get more than one specialist opinion about whether this really is the only solution to your rising damp, because this is an extremely disruptive job because it must be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

To help ease issues with condensation, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are really efficacious. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers basically cover up the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are downsides to this option. If you're suffering from damp or mould in any part of your home in Chineham, you can speak to a competent damp proofing company for the best advice.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN CHINEHAM

Family and friends should invariably be the first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. Before signing up to any damp proof services, you should see if you can get at least three estimates from different Chineham companies. If you have any doubts about any specific company you can ask to look at professional memberships and qualifications.

Keep an eye out for technicians holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments accreditations, or local companies who are members of the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA).

If your chosen Chineham damp proofing providers are members of either the DPA or PCA you can be certain they'll be suitably qualified and have the required experience to provide you with a high quality service for your damp proofing issues. Such memberships also means there are certain guarantees for any remedial work performed.

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Damp proofing can be done in Chineham and also nearby in: Hook, Old Basing, Hatch, Andwell, Church End, Sherfield Green, Bramley, Nately Scures, Mapledurwell, Up Nately, Wildmoor, Rotherwick, Sherborne St John, Lychpit, Newnham, Basingstoke, together with these postcodes RG24 8WZ, RG24 8BX, RG24 8GA, RG24 8LZ, RG24 8EQ, RG24 8SU, RG24 8XH, RG27 0AY, RG24 8TZ, RG24 8GW. Local Chineham damp proofers will likely have the postcode RG24 and the telephone code 01256. Verifying this will confirm you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Chineham householders will be able to benefit from these and various other related services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Friends and family members are a great source of recommendations, when you're trying to find a contractor in Chineham for your project or undertaking. It's widely accepted, that word of mouth references are a good solution when it comes to identifying someone who is perfect for your needs, and can also be a great help in weeding out contractors who are not up to the task, or Hampshire companies with less than flattering track records.

Friends and Family Recommendations for Damp Proofing

If you are aware that a relative or friend has used a specific contractor, you can get an insight into their reliability and punctuality. They will also be able to let you know if anything went wrong, and how rapidly any faults were resolved. They should also be able to tell you how the final price compared to the original estimate they were presented with, or if the contractor offers a guaranteed price promise.

In relation to advice, your relatives and friends are people you know and can trust. If you find that they are hesitant to chat about a certain company or contractor it is likely because they have had a disappointing experience. It is frequently the case that some people will be perfectly willing to discuss a decent quality contractor, but less inclined to mention a lousy one, and rather than 'besmirch' a a below par business they've had dealings with previously, they might offer some alternative company instead.

Chineham Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Chineham damp proofing specialist including rendering repairs, property surveys in Chineham, mould treatments in Chineham, damp proof sealing, plaster replacement in Chineham, dampcourse installations Chineham, cavity wall construction in Chineham, damp proof tanking, flood defence, timber preservation, condensation solutions, damp treatments, damp proofing brickwork, damp proofing old stone walls, commercial tanking, timber treatments in Chineham, wood rot treatments, damp proofing internal walls, damp control Chineham, wet rot treatment, home damp proofing Chineham, domestic damp proofing, leak detection Chineham, cellar damp proofing, invasive weed control in Chineham, damp proofing concrete floors Chineham, damp proofing services Chineham, basement tanking in Chineham, treatments for penetrating damp, rising damp advice Chineham, cementitious tanking Chineham, damp proofing floors Chineham, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing prices, chemical DPC injection, and more. These are just a few of the activities that are conducted by those specialising in damp proofing. Chineham companies will keep you informed about their full range of services.

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Also find: Newnham damp proofing, Andwell damp proofing, Sherfield Green damp proofing, Up Nately damp proofing, Wildmoor damp proofing, Mapledurwell damp proofing, Sherborne St John damp proofing, Rotherwick damp proofing, Basingstoke damp proofing, Bramley damp proofing, Lychpit damp proofing, Hatch damp proofing, Church End damp proofing, Hook damp proofing, Nately Scures damp proofing, Old Basing damp proofing services and more. All these villages and towns are served by companies who do damp proofing. Chineham property owners can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here.

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(This damp proofing Chineham article was checked and updated on 21-09-2022)