Damp Proofing Cobham

Cobham Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Cobham Surrey (KT11): Problems with damp in your property in Cobham not only look unattractive, but they can lead to serious structural and health issues too. More significant problems can also be hidden beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you 1000's of pounds to fix if not resolved immediately. It's far more cost effective in the long term to call in a professional Cobham damp proofing specialist to inspect your home, and provide an extensive damp proofing treatment for your property.

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Basically, in terms of damp in the home there are 3 significant problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next paragraphs describe the sources of such problems with damp in Cobham, and the different techniques for avoiding and resolving them.


Typical external factors that can cause penetrating damp include: cavity wall problems, unsound brickwork, damaged guttering and loose or broken roof tiles. Inside your Cobham property, it can be the result of overflowing bathtubs or basins, cracked shower trays and dripping or burst pipes. If left unresolved, peeling or bubbling paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and blistering or broken plaster, will be the obvious upshot of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

If you have a leaky roof and it's been neglected for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Wet rot cannot spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst outcome the timbers of your roof become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timbers, along with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting wood.

Preventative measures can be fairly basic, such as cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks, inspecting pipes for leaks and repointing brickwork. As part of a complete damp proofing arrangement, your local Cobham damp proofing company will check out all of these factors.


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One of the most common forms of damp in many properties in Cobham, condensation is extremely easy to identify. When cool surfaces come into contact with warm, moist air, tiny water droplets appear on those surfaces. Inadequate ventilation in places with high humidity, for example in kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, is the most common cause of condensation.

To avoid condensation problems, basic strategies include ensuring there is adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping away any droplets of water whenever they appear. Redirecting moisture laden air outside of your property in Cobham, by installing or upgrading extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to remedy this problem.

A damp proof survey from an established Cobham company may also find circumstances which contribute to the situation by sucking in moist air from outside. Airflow has to be regulated properly to adequately minimise condensation problems, and a certified damp proofing technician will offer advice and solutions on this question.

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A damp proof course has been fitted as standard on homes built in Great Britain since 1875. It's perfectly possible that you might not have one fitted if your property in Cobham was built in the years before this. If your property was built after this year, but you're still experiencing rising damp problems, it may be that your damp proof membrane has been compromised.

Rising damp can be hard to identify, but some things to watch out for are; white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls, "tide marks" on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings. It is possible that you could have a rising damp problem if you've seen one or more of these.

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Fixing rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your external walls to see if you can see a damp course. For satisfactory protection it needs to be 150 millimetres above ground level. If this is not the situation you may be able to dig away the ground to generate this space, or if this isn't plausible, you could put in a damp proof membrane higher up.

You may have more challenging issues if you find that your DPM is OK, and it may be that the moisture is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be even more of a concern.

Damp proofing professionals in Cobham will quickly detect and eliminate rising damp using a variety of methods. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your walls if you've got a somewhat older house with no damp proof membrane, or one that is damaged over a considerable area. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals in the brickwork, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to form an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

In situations where damp proofing injection cream is not an appropriate solution, or when your DPM is too seriously damaged, putting in a whole new damp proof course might be neccessary. Unfortunately this is the most drastic of repair works, but it could be the only solution to your rising damp.

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For minimal areas of damp course damage, another possible option could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. Because this is going to be applied beneath your existing floor coverings, carpets, wood flooring and tiles must be lifted before this procedure can commence. Also used as an integral part of the tanking procedure to make a space watertight, this is a particularly effectual solution in basements. Before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, your Cobham damp proofing expert may suggest laying building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a cellar or below ground area is called tanking. Any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the surfaces correctly prepared before the commencement of any work, as this waterproof coating has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls. When this coating has been put on, it must be allowed to dry completely before replastering any walls and decorating over the top of it. Since it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, this is a highly disruptive job. Therefore, it is recommended that you call in more than one damp proofing expert to be sure that this really is the only effective solution.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air, so for condensation problems they can help quite a lot. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers primarily alleviate the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are downsides to this solution. If you're suffering with dampness in any area of your home in Cobham, you should get in touch with an experienced damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


As with pretty much any home improvement project, the most reliable recommendations for a professional come from friends and relations. When possible you should see if you can obtain at least three different quotations from a variety of companies, and before signing up for any specific damp proofing providers, you should ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships, as a verification of their integrity.

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

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees that your selected damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the necessary experience to provide you with a high quality damp proof service. Any work supplied by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Cobham and also in: Walton-on-Thames, Fairmile, North Claygate, Wisley, Hook, Fetcham, Claygate, Downside, Esher, Effingham Junction, Leatherhead, Oxshott, Leigh Corner, Thames Ditton, Stoke D\'Abernon, as well as in these postcodes KT11 1HT, KT11 2DD, KT11 1JS, KT11 2AX, KT11 1BG, KT11 2DJ, KT11 1JR, KT11 1AQ, KT11 2AL, KT11 2BE. Local Cobham damp proof specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01932 and the postcode KT11. Checking this out can ensure that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Cobham householders will be able to utilise these and lots of other similar services.

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be completed by your local Cobham damp proof specialist including commercial damp proofing, concrete repair Cobham, condensation control Cobham, flood defence, cellar tanking, damp proof coursing, damp proof paint application Cobham, structural waterproofing, cavity wall construction Cobham, damp proofing a garage, dampcourse installation in Cobham, residential damp proofing in Cobham, invasive weed control Cobham, damp proof tanking in Cobham, damp treatments Cobham, dampproofing surveys, chemical DPC injection Cobham, penetrating damp treatments, wet rot control, solving condensation problems Cobham, wood rot treatments Cobham, rendering repairs, damp proofing floors, cementitious tanking in Cobham, timber surveys, damp proof cream treatments in Cobham, property preservation in Cobham, treatments for condensation Cobham, mould treatment, efflorescence solutions, pressure grouting, condensation solutions Cobham, plaster replacement, property surveys in Cobham, damp proofing rates Cobham, and more. These are just a small portion of the duties that are carried out by people specialising in damp proofing. Cobham professionals will let you know about their entire range of damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Homes and businesses are damp proofed in Cobham virtually every day, so it is quite possible that somebody in your social circle will have had damp proofing carried out in the past, so ask friends and acquaintances for a recommendation. Something close to eighty percent of householders in Cobham would prefer a word of mouth recommendation above any other sort of endorsement or review, so put this to good use whenever you get the chance. From the potential contractors, see if you can get at least two or three quotes.

Damp Proofing Enquiries Surrey

Damp Proofing Enquiries Surrey

Current Surrey damp proofing customer enquiries: Lacey Wilson recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up damp problems in a semi-detached house in Newdigate. Kiara and Kaylen Hubbard recently enquired about the possibility of eliminating damp and condensation issues in two bedrooms in Godstone. Maira and Caleb Newton recently enquired about damp proofing a bedroom in Ash. Esha Hobbs and Nicholas Hobbs recently requested a quotation for fixing damp problems in Bellfields. Kylan and Lyra Park recently asked for a quotation for solving condensation and mould issues in a bungalow in The Sands, Surrey. Keelan Brooker and Faith Brooker recently requested a quotation for resolving condensation and damp issues in a terraced house in Elstead. Mr and Mrs Mac recently asked for an estimate for clearing up damp problems in Woldingham, Surrey. Heidi Bullock and Vinnie Bullock recently requested an estimate for fixing damp problems in a semi-detached house in Ash. All of these property owners conducted a search for "damp proofing Surrey" and found this page on either Google, Yahoo or Bing.


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Also find: Downside damp proofing, Claygate damp proofing, Esher damp proofing, Oxshott damp proofing, Thames Ditton damp proofing, Hook damp proofing, Walton-on-Thames damp proofing, Stoke D\'Abernon damp proofing, Leigh Corner damp proofing, Leatherhead damp proofing, Fairmile damp proofing, North Claygate damp proofing, Effingham Junction damp proofing, Wisley damp proofing, Fetcham damp proofing services and more. The majority of these towns and villages are served by companies who do damp proofing. Cobham homeowners can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Cobham: People living in the following streets have just recently inquired about damp proofing - Lambourne Drive, Fairfield Park, Bramble Rise, Canada Road, Avenue Road, Mill Road, Tartar Road, Oxshott Way, Brook Farm Road, Icklingham Gate, Ross Road, Downside Bridge Road, Woodend Park, Middleton Road, Winstanley Close, Birch Grove, Deacon Close, Farmview, Cobham Park Road, Oxshott Rise, Downside Common, Pointers Road, Virginia Place, as well as these Cobham area postcodes: KT11 1HT, KT11 2DD, KT11 1JS, KT11 2AX, KT11 1BG, KT11 2DJ, KT11 1JR, KT11 1AQ, KT11 2AL, KT11 2BE. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Cobham home and business owners were given high quality and reliable damp proofing services in all cases.

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