Damp Proofing Corby

Corby Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Corby Northamptonshire (NN17): It isn't simply the fact that damp problems look terrible, they can also induce chronic health issues and contribute to severe structural damage. Costing thousands to fix if not remedied immediately, more serious problems are often hidden under peeling wallpaper, patches of damp and flaking paint. It is usually cheaper in the long term to contact an experienced Corby damp proofing company to survey your home, and offer a complete damp proofing solution for your property.

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Essentially, with regards to damp in the home there are three significant problem areas:

Damp Proofing Corby Northamptonshire (NN17)


  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next paragraphs describe what causes such damp problems in Corby, and the various methods of preventing and solving them.


Penetrating damp in buildings can be attributable to a variety of external factors for example: cracked or loose roof tiles, cavity wall issues, defective guttering and unsound brickwork. Inside a building, the causes can be dripping or burst pipes, overflowing baths or sinks and cracked shower trays. If left uncontrolled, peeling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and broken or blistered plaster, will be the visible outcome of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

If you have a leaking roof and it's been neglected over a period of time, it can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Even though it's fortunate that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in the worst outcome, you may need a new roof if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the wood, along with a unique musty smell from the rotting wood.

You should not fret however, since to stop these problems from occurring, a few straightforward steps such as cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, repointing brickwork and examining pipes for leaks should reduce such concerns. A professional damp proofer in Corby will check all of these areas to help prevent any further problems, as an element of resolving your issues with damp.


Condensation Damp Corby UK (01536)

Condensation is very easy to identify and one of the most common forms of damp within many homes in Corby. When colder surfaces come into contact with moist, warm air, minute water droplets form on those cold surfaces. In areas with high humidity, as in: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, it arises due to poor ventilation.

Simple solutions to prevent condensation include wiping up any water droplets whenever they appear and making certain you've got adequate ventilation in the trouble spots. The necessary steps may require the updating or installation of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, with the intention of redirecting humid air to the outside of your home in Corby.

There could possibly be issues with sucking in moist air from outside, and by performing a detailed damp proof survey an expert in Corby will find things that play a role in the problem. Airflow has to be properly regulated to successfully control condensation problems, and a certified damp proofing technician will give advice and offer solutions on this topic.

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Homes built since 1875 in Great Britain have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. You may not have a damp proof course on your property or home in Corby if it was built prior to this period. If you're suffering with rising damp in a property built after this date it is possible your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been damaged somehow.

If you believe that you might have rising damp, crumbling or rotten skirtings, white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls and tide marks on walls, are fair indications that you may be correct. If you see or think you might have any of these issues, it's possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.

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Fixing rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your property's external walls and seeing if you can spot a damp proof course. It should be 150mm (about 6") above the level of the ground for adequate protection. If you discover that this gap does not exist, you can dig the earth away to increase it, or if this approach is not plausible, a higher DPM will need to be installed.

You might have more problematic issues if you learn that your damp proof course is OK, and it might be that the moisture is rising from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which can be an even more disturbing state of affairs.

Damp proofing professionals in Corby can swiftly identify and remedy rising damp using a number of different techniques. If you've got an older home with no damp proof membrane or it is damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your external walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to form an effective, horizontal water-repelling barrier.

In cases where damp proofing injection cream is not an appropriate remedy, or where the damp course membrane is seriously damaged, installing a whole new damp proof course may be neccessary. This is the most extreme of repair works, however it may be the only solution to your rising damp.

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For minimal areas of damp course damage, yet another possible remedy could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. As this is applied beneath your current floor coverings, tiles, wooden flooring and carpets must be lifted and removed before this operation can commence. Also used as a part of the tanking process to make a space watertight, this is an especially effective treatment in cellars. For additional protection in these problem areas, your Corby damp proof technician may suggest applying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a cellar or below ground area is known as "tanking". This has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, therefore all wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the pertinent surfaces correctly prepared before the commencement of any work. Once this paint has been applied, it must be permitted to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating over the top of it. This is an extremely disruptive job because it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, and it is wise to obtain more than one specialist's opinion on whether this really is the only solution to your rising damp.


Condensation problems can certainly be improved by means of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers just hide the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are drawbacks to this solution. If you're suffering from damp or mould in any area of your property in Corby, you should speak to a competent damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


As with just about any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a local specialist come from friends and relatives. When possible you should always see if you can obtain at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a range of companies, and before signing up for any particular damp proof services, you should ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, as evidence of their integrity.

Professional Corby damp proofing companies should be members of either the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association, or have accreditations from the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness.

You can be certain that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the appropriate practical experience to provide a first class damp proof service, if they have membership of the DPA or PCA. Any remedial work undertaken by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Corby and also nearby in: Brigstock, Cottingham, Great Oakley, Weldon, Snatchill, Harringworth, Gretton, Desborough, Stanion, Great Easton, Rockingham, Geddington, Caldecott, Deene, Lyddington, Upper Benefield, together with these postcodes NN17 1FP, NN17 1RA, NN17 1HA, NN17 1DN, NN17 1QP, NN17 1RP, NN17 1AE, NN17 1LB, NN17 1PF, NN17 1JA. Locally based Corby damp proof specialists will most likely have the postcode NN17 and the phone code 01536.

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There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Corby damp proofing specialist including timber treatments, property surveys, timber preservation, wood rot treatment in Corby, industrial damp proofing Corby, leak detection, wet rot treatment Corby, damp proofing services, damp proof membranes, dry rot treatment Corby, chemical DPC injection, basement tanking, damp proofing walls, flood defence, invasive weed control, structural waterproofing, solving mould problems, plaster replacement, cavity wall construction, landlord damp proofing services, black mould prevention in Corby, damp proofing surveys Corby, dampcourse installation in Corby, woodworm treatment, wall tie replacement in Corby, damp proofing a basement, damp control Corby, damp proofing assessments, and lots more.

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The latest Northamptonshire damp proofing postings: Seth and Jana George recently enquired about damp proofing a cellar in a bungalow in Cogenhoe. Khadeejah Glen recently asked for a price quote for clearing up mould and condensation problems in Silverstone. Abby Howden and Gregory Howden recently asked for a price quote for resolving damp problems in Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire. Mr and Mrs Hammond recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a conservatory in Duston, Northamptonshire. Blake and Erin Moriarty recently requested a quotation for resolving condensation and damp problems in Walgrave, Northamptonshire. Enid Williams recently requested a price quote for damp proofing a conservatory in Isham. Bobby and Maggie Weir recently enquired about getting a price for resolving mould and condensation issues in Boughton, Northamptonshire. Saoirse Simon recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a basement in a cottage in Gretton.


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Some Corby streets and areas where damp proofing work has recently been carried out - Scott Road, Bridge Street, Drayton Close, Shotley, Thetford Close, Delapre Place, Bourne Close, Tansor Close, Caythorpe Square, Bushey Balk Close, Tollgate Place, Denmark Close, Bodiam Place, Carron Close, Shire Road, The Nook, Sutherland Road, Cantle Close, Spilsby Close, Ashley Avenue, Sherwood Close, Swanage Court, Chelveston Drive, Beatty Gardens, Springfield Grove, Ashdown Place, Surfleet Close, Todmorden Close, as well as the following local Corby postcodes: NN17 1FP, NN17 1RA, NN17 1HA, NN17 1DN, NN17 1QP, NN17 1RP, NN17 1AE, NN17 1LB, NN17 1PF, NN17 1JA.

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