Damp Proofing Corsham

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Damp Proofing Corsham Wiltshire (SN13): It's not just the fact that problems with damp look unappealing, they can also cause chronic health problems and lead to major structural damage. Costing 1000s to fix if not cured swiftly, more serious issues can easily be hidden under peeling wallpaper, damp patches and flaking paintwork. If you've got an issue such as this there is not much that you can do to solve it yourself, and the best course of action is to bring in an established Corsham damp proofing specialist to undertake a survey and recommend solutions.

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Essentially, in terms of damp within the home there are 3 main problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The next paragraphs describe what may cause such damp problems in Corsham, and the different methods of preventing and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in buildings can be the result of a variety of external factors for instance: broken or loose roof tiles, cavity wall issues, damaged guttering and cracks in brickwork. Inside, overflowing bathtubs or basins, leaking or burst pipes and damaged shower trays, can lead to penetrating damp. If left to carry on leaking these elements enable water to seep into the walls and woodwork, which in time result in dark damp patches on walls, flaking paintwork and blistered or broken plaster.

If you have a leaking roof and it has been left untreated for some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Though it does not spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally compromised, and in the worst case you might even need to replace the entire roof - extremely costly! An unusual musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and indications of a black fungus, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

You should not fret however, because to prevent these problems from occurring, a few straightforward steps like repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and examining piping for leaks should avoid such situations. A competent damp proofer in Corsham will check all of these areas in order to help avoid any future complications, as part of solving your issues with damp.

CONDENSATION

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Very easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Corsham properties, condensation is extremely common. When humid, warm air makes contact with cooler surfaces, droplets of water swiftly form. Inadequate ventilation in places with high humidity, such as in boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, is the most frequent explanation for condensation.

Wiping away any droplets of water that form, and making sure that you've got sufficient ventilation in the worst affected areas, are among the simplest solutions to such issues. This may involve the updating or installation of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks to help redirect the moist air to the outside of your home.

A damp proofing survey from a credible Corsham specialist might also find things which give rise to the situation by drawing in moist air from the outside. Airflow must be regulated properly to effectively minimise condensation, and a competent damp proofing specialist will give advice and offer solutions on this subject.

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RISING DAMP

Houses built since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. If your property was constructed before this time it's possible that you may not have this installed. If you're experiencing rising damp in a property constructed after this period it may be that your damp proof course or membrane has been damaged somehow.

It can be notoriously tricky to distinguish rising damp, however some giveaway indications are; rotten or crumbling skirting boards, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls. If you see or think that you might have any of these, it's possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.

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The initial step towards handling your rising damp should simply be to check whether or not you've got a DPM on the external walls of your property in Corsham. In order to get a satisfactory measure of protection the damp proof course must be above ground level by a minimum of 150 millimetres (approximately 6"). Where you discover that this gap doesn't exist, you can dig away the earth to increase it, or if this approach isn't possible, a higher damp course will have to be installed.

If your DPM (damp proof membrane) is in order and the gap from the ground isn't the root cause of the problem, moisture could be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a more serious issue.

Corsham damp proofing specialists will quickly be able to determine the main cause of your rising damp, and using a number of different techniques will soon take care of the problem. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your wall if you have a somewhat older house with no DPM, or one that is damaged over an extensive area. 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.

If the damp proof cream treatment is not appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a new damp proof course may have to be put in. Regrettably this is taking repair work to the extreme, however it might be the only remedy for your rising damp problems.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another potential solution for minimal areas of damp course damage. Since this will be applied under any existing floor coverings, laminate flooring, carpeting and tiles will have to be lifted before this procedure can begin. In basement areas this is a particularly effective treatment, and will form part of the "tanking" process that is used to make rooms watertight. For added protection in those trouble spots, your Corsham damp proof expert may advise the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a cellar or below ground area is referred to as tanking. Any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins, since this coating must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. You can replaster and decorate over it, as soon as the paint has thoroughly dried out. This is a highly disruptive process because it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, and it is recommended that you obtain more than one expert opinion about whether this really is the only answer to your damp problems.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

To help with condensation problems, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are fairly efficacious. The fact that they just cover up the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the issue with dehumidifier use. If you are suffering from damp or mould in any part of your home in Corsham, you should get hold of a competent damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN CORSHAM

The most trustworthy recommendations for specialists when it comes to home improvements are normally family and friends. If possible you should always see if you can obtain at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a variety of companies, and before hiring any particular damp proofing providers, you should ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, as evidence of their integrity.

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

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is well qualified and has the required experience to offer a high quality damp proofing service, if they've got membership of the PCA or DPA. Additionally, it offers guarantees on any damp proofing work completed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Corsham and also in nearby places like: Westwells, Melksham, Hartham, Bannerdown, Neston, Biddestone, Salisbury, Frogwell, Lacock, Chequers, Westrop, Pickwick, Chippenham, Colerne, Chapel Knapp, Allington, Gastard, Box, as well as in these postcodes SN13 0LP, SN13 8ET, SN13 0NS, SN13 0SD, SN13 0AS, SN13 0BN, SN13 0PX, SN13 0PY, SN13 0BW, SN13 8EZ. Local Corsham damp proofing specialist will probably have the telephone code 01249 and the postcode SN13. Checking this can make sure that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Corsham property owners will be able to utilise these and countless other related services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

When trying to find a professional damp proofing contractor for your project or undertaking, it is invariably really useful to ask for recommendations from friends and family members. If you are really serious about identifying someone who's suitable for your needs, it is widely accepted that word of mouth referrals are frequently the preferred solution. And aside from that, they can be extremely helpful in filtering out Wiltshire companies with less than flattering track records, or contractors with a bad reputation.

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Asking a friend or family member for feedback also means that you can get an insight into the time keeping and reliability of the contractor, and if anything went wrong, how quickly were faults rectified and how the contractor responded. They'll also be able to give you details about the quotation process and how close the original estimate was in comparison to the final price demanded by the contractor.

Your friends and family are individuals you know, and at the end of the day in regards to advice, they are the people to trust. It is likely that they have had a poor experience, if they're reluctant to chat about a specific contractor or company. A lot of people will be more than happy to talk about a good contractor, less inclined to talk about a mediocre one, and might even endorse a different company rather than 'bad mouth' a a below par business they've dealt with in the past.

Corsham Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be carried out by your local Corsham damp proofing specialist including rising damp advice Corsham, damp proofing brickwork, landlord damp proofing services, solutions for rising damp, cellar waterproofing, woodworm treatment, damp proofing services, dampproofing surveys, condensation solutions, damp proofing old stone walls, damp course installation, home damp proofing, concrete repair, condensation control in Corsham, wood rot treatments, rising damp prevention Corsham, damp proof sealing, chemical DPC injection, damp treatments in Corsham, black mould treatments Corsham, cheap damp proofing Corsham, injection damp proofing Corsham, damp proofing price quotes, property surveys, condensation treatments, damp proofing walls, flood defence, wet rot treatment, damp proofing a garage, damp proofing a cellar, rendering repairs, commercial tanking, damp proof membrane installation Corsham, damp control, and more. Listed are just a few of the tasks that are conducted by those specialising in damp proofing. Corsham providers will inform you of their full range of damp proofing services.

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In Wiltshire you'll likewise find: Morgans Vale damp proof specialists, Purton damp proofing, Codford St Peter damp proofing specialists, Kington Langley damp proofers, Wanborough damp proof specialists, Broad Blunsdon damp proof specialists, Porton damp proof specialists, Burbage damp proofing, Whiteparish damp proof specialists, Roundway damp proofers, Winsley damp proofing specialists, Bradford on Avon damp proofing, Bremhill damp proofers, Warminster damp proof specialists, Shrewton damp proof specialists, Aldbourne damp proofers, Landford damp proof specialists, Roundway damp proofing, Malmesbury damp proof specialists, Rowde damp proof specialists, West Lavington damp proofing, Calne damp proof specialists, Codford damp proofing specialists, Landford damp proofers, Morgans Vale damp proofing, Blunsdon damp proofers, Yatton Keynell damp proof specialists, Nomansland damp proofers, Cricklade damp proof specialists.

Throughout Wiltshire you should be able to find damp proof specialists who'll provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find a suitable damp proofing specialist in Corsham itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.

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Also find: Chippenham damp proofing, Pickwick damp proofing, Chequers damp proofing, Colerne damp proofing, Lacock damp proofing, Salisbury damp proofing, Hartham damp proofing, Neston damp proofing, Allington damp proofing, Biddestone damp proofing, Westwells damp proofing, Gastard damp proofing, Frogwell damp proofing, Westrop damp proofing, Chapel Knapp damp proofing, Box damp proofing, Melksham damp proofing, Bannerdown damp proofing services and more. The majority of these areas are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Corsham homeowners can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Corsham: Some Corsham roads and streets where damp proofing work has recently been undertaken - Kinneir Close, Middlewick Lane, Stokes Road, The Laggar, Corsham Road, Upper Potley, Swan Road, Priory New Road, Goodes Hill, Easton Lane, Westwells Road, Randall Court, Lancefield Place, Moor Park, Glebe Way, Monk's Lane, Chestnut Grange, Macie Drive, Hazel Way, Westwood Road, Long Ground, Hartham Lane, Methuen Park, Yockney Close, Brakspear Drive, Spackman Lane, Providence Lane, Pickwick Road, Rough Street, as well as these local Corsham postcodes: SN13 0LP, SN13 8ET, SN13 0NS, SN13 0SD, SN13 0AS, SN13 0BN, SN13 0PX, SN13 0PY, SN13 0BW, SN13 8EZ. These locations recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Corsham home and property owners enjoyed competent and top notch damp proofing services in all cases.

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