Damp Proofing Clay Cross

Clay Cross Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Clay Cross Derbyshire (S45): Having damp problems in your property in Clay Cross can lead to major health and structural problems, as well as looking awful. Costing thousands of pounds to fix if not treated quickly, more extreme problems can easily be hidden under flaking paintwork, patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. If you have a problem like this there's not much that you can do yourself, and the best course of action is to call in an experienced Clay Cross damp proofing company to do an evaluation and suggest solutions.

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Essentially, in relation to damp in the home there are three main problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find information on what could be causing problems with damp in your home in Clay Cross, and precisely how you can get started with rectifying them.


Commonplace external factors that may lead to penetrating damp in your home include: damaged guttering, cavity wall issues, unsound brickwork and cracked or loose roof tiles. Inside, it can be created by leaking or burst pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing sinks or baths. If water is allowed to continue seeping into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs over time are going to be dark damp patches on walls, peeling paintwork and broken or blistering plaster.

If neglected for some time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Wet rot can't spread into your brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst outcome your roof timbers become structurally unsafe, requiring a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the wood, along with an unfamiliar musty smell from the decaying timber.

Preventative maintenance can be basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks and inspecting pipes for leaks. A competent damp proofer in Clay Cross will check all these areas to help avoid any future problems, as an integral part of resolving your damp issues.


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A common form of damp in Clay Cross homes, condensation is super easy to identify. When cool surfaces make contact with warm, humid air, small droplets of water form on those cold surfaces. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, it's often caused due to poor ventilation.

Easy solutions to reduce condensation involve wiping up any droplets as soon as they form and ensuring you have enough ventilation in the troublesome areas. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in Clay Cross, by upgrading or installing extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks, will help you to resolve this problem.

A detailed damp proofing survey by a credible Clay Cross company may also find factors which bring about the situation by drawing in moist air from outside. Airflow has to be properly regulated to effectively control condensation, and a competent damp proofing technician will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this question.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all homes built in the UK. If your property was constructed before this time it's perfectly possible that you may not have this installed. If you are suffering with rising damp in a property constructed after this date it may be that your damp proof course has been damaged in some way.

Although quite difficult to identify, tide marks on walls, white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls and crumbling or rotten skirtings, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. If you see or think that you may have any of these issues, it is possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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Fixing rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your property's external walls and seeing if you can see a damp proof course. It should be 150 millimetres (about 6") above ground level for adequate protection. You can dig away the surrounding ground to create this gap if it is currently not enough, or you can install a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up if the former isn't feasible.

If this isn't the problem and your DPM is in order, there could be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, through your floor, and into the walls of your property.

Using a variety of procedures, damp proofing technicians in Clay Cross will swiftly detect and remedy rising damp issues. If you have an older home with no damp proof membrane or one that is damaged over an extensive area, a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your outside walls. This entails drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals in your wall's mortar course and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork.

In situations where damp proofing cream isn't a suitable treatment, or when the membrane is too seriously damaged, putting in a complete new damp proof course might be neccessary. Though this is naturally a pretty drastic course of action, it may be the best way to remedy your rising damp issues effectively.

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For smaller areas of membrane damage, another potential solution would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. Tiles, carpeting or wood flooring must be lifted before any work can be done, because it is applied underneath your existing floor coverings. This is particularly effectual in basements as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a room which is watertight. For extra protection in these trouble spots, your Clay Cross damp proofing expert may recommend the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a basement or below ground area, is the process of covering any exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. Any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the surfaces prepared properly before any work begins, because this coating must be applied at the base level of walls and floors. When this paint has been applied and is dry, it's then the time to replaster and decorate over it. You should invariably obtain more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is really the only treatment for your rising damp, because this is a highly disruptive job because it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building.


To help with condensation issues, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are very effective. The fact that these products just cover up the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the main problem with dehumidifier use. To obtain the most reliable advice if you're suffering from dampness in any area of your home, you should get in touch with an experienced damp proofing company in Clay Cross.


The most reliable recommendations for local professionals when it comes to home improvements are generally friends and neighbours. Always obtain at least 2 or 3 different quotes from various local companies, and if you are in any doubt you can ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships, before signing up to any damp proofing services.

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

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees that your preferred damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has the required experience to perform a high quality damp proof service. Any damp proofing work accomplished by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Clay Cross and also in: Ashover, Holmewood, Alton, Hepthorne Lane, Northedge, Lower Pilsley, Old Tupton, Stretton, North Wingfield, Danesmoor, Pilsley, Church Hill, Woodthorpe Grange, New Tupton, together with these postcodes S45 9PJ, S45 9BX, S45 9LS, S45 9NP, S45 9HD, S45 9EN, S45 9GA, S45 9ES, S45 9HT, S45 9NB. Locally based Clay Cross damp proofing specialist will likely have the postcode S45 and the telephone dialling code 01246. Checking this out will guarantee that you access local providers of damp proofing. Clay Cross home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and many other related services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Testimonials for damp proofing experts can be obtained from a variety of sources, but if a friend or member of their family has recently had damp proofing work done, that is one of the most trustworthy references you can get. Positive word of mouth endorsements are favoured by most homeowners in Clay Cross (over 80% according to research), therefore if you know of a friend or relative who's had damp proofing completed, see if they're willing to recommend someone. Even if a specific damp proofing company has been recommended, you still ought to obtain at least 3 or 4 quotations from various tradesmen in the area, to provide you with a range of prices.

Clay Cross Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Clay Cross damp proof specialist including damp proof coursing, home damp proofing in Clay Cross, solving condensation problems, black mould treatment, damp proofing quotes, damp proofing assessments Clay Cross, rising damp advice in Clay Cross, property surveys, damp proofing floors, cheap damp proofing Clay Cross, dry rot control, wood rot treatments Clay Cross, penetrating damp treatments Clay Cross, basement tanking in Clay Cross, basement waterproofing, damp proof tanking, domestic damp proofing, structural waterproofing, damp treatments, damp proof injection cream applications Clay Cross, wet rot treatments, timber treatments, invasive weed control, wall tie replacement Clay Cross, landlord damp proofing services Clay Cross, damp proofing concrete floors in Clay Cross, property preservation, concrete repairs, solving mould problems, commercial damp proofing, damp proofing services, rendering repairs, timber surveys, condensation solutions, flood defence Clay Cross, and lots more. Listed are just a small portion of the tasks that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Clay Cross providers will let you know about their whole range of services.


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Also find: North Wingfield damp proofing, Pilsley damp proofing, Ashover damp proofing, Woodthorpe Grange damp proofing, Northedge damp proofing, Alton damp proofing, Hepthorne Lane damp proofing, Lower Pilsley damp proofing, Danesmoor damp proofing, Old Tupton damp proofing, Stretton damp proofing, New Tupton damp proofing, Holmewood damp proofing, Church Hill damp proofing services and more. The majority of these towns and villages are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Clay Cross householders can get damp proofing quotes by going here.

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(This damp proofing Clay Cross page was updated on 19-05-2022)