Damp Proofing Cotgrave

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Damp Proofing Cotgrave Nottinghamshire (NG12): Problems with damp in your house in Cotgrave may not just look unsightly, but they can also trigger severe structural and health problems too. More significant issues can also be hidden under damp patches and peeling wallpaper, and could cost you 1000s to repair if not treated speedily. If you believe that you might have damp issues you should get in touch with an established Cotgrave damp proofing specialist to check your property, and suggest the best damp proofing solution for your home or business.

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With regards to dampness in Cotgrave structures, there are essentially three main types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key types of damp are discussed in more detail in the following paragraphs, along with strategies for prevention and resolution, if you happen to find them in your home or business in Cotgrave.


Common external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home include: damaged guttering, loose or broken roof tiles, cavity wall problems and cracks in brickwork. Inside a building, the causes can be damaged shower trays, leaking or burst pipes and overflowing basins or baths. If water continues to soak into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs over time will be peeling or bubbling paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and broken or blistering plaster.

If you have a leaking roof and it's been left untreated for quite some time, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Whilst it cannot spread into your brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsound, and in the worst case you might even need a roof replacement - extremely costly! If a black fungus appears on your woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you may have a case of wet rot.

The means of prevention can be pretty basic, for example examining pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks and repointing brickwork. As part of an overall damp proofing program, your local Cotgrave damp proofing company will check all these aspects.


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Very easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in many Cotgrave properties, condensation is incredibly common. Small droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when humid, warm air makes contact with them. In areas where high humidity is present, as in: boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, it forms due to poor ventilation.

Easy solutions to reduce condensation include wiping away any water droplets whenever they form and making sure you've got enough ventilation in the problem areas. Redirecting damp air to the outside of your property in Cotgrave, by updating or fitting air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans, will help you to resolve this annoying problem.

The most effective way to find out the key factors that contribute to the situation, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey done by a professional Cotgrave company. With some homes damp air is sucked in from the outside, simply making matters worse. Airflow must be properly regulated to adequately minimise condensation, and a reliable damp proofing technician will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this matter.

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A damp proof course has been installed as standard on houses built in Great Britain since 1875. You might not have a damp course installed on your property or home in Cotgrave if it was built earlier than this. If your house was constructed after this date, but you're still experiencing rising damp issues, it may be that your damp proof membrane or course has been damaged.

Although notoriously difficult to identify, white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls, "tide marks" on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. It is plausible that you could have a rising damp problem if you have noticed one or more of these.

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Solving rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your property's outside walls and seeing if you can spot a damp course. To be certain of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp course should be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm (approximately 6"). You can dig the surrounding earth away to create this gap if it is currently not enough, or you could put in a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) if the first option is not feasible.

If your damp course is in order and the gap isn't the explanation for the problem, moisture may be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a more problematic issue.

Damp proofing experts in Cotgrave will quickly identify and remedy rising damp problems using a number of different procedures. Older homes which either have no damp proof course, or have one that is damaged over an extensive area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) injected into the exterior walls. Holes are drilled at intervals along the brickwork, and a special nozzle is used to inject the cream, which then penetrates into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective, horizontal water-repelling barrier.

In situations where damp proofing cream is not a satisfactory treatment, or where the damp course membrane is seriously damaged, putting in a complete new damp proof course might be neccessary. Whilst this level of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve damp problems, it might be your only effective solution in the end.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is yet another possible solution for smaller areas of damp course damage. This is applied underneath your floor coverings, so carpets, wood flooring and tiles will need to be lifted before any work can be undertaken. This is particularly effective in basement areas as a part of the tanking procedure to create a room that's watertight. For further protection in such problem areas, your Cotgrave damp proofing specialist might recommend the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a basement or cellar is called tanking. All plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces properly prepared before the commencement of any work, since this coating has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls. When the coating has been put on and is dry, it is then the time to replaster and decorate over it. Since it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is an incredibly disruptive process. It is therefore a good idea to bring in at least two or three damp proofing companies to be sure that this really is the only effective option.


Condensation problems can definitely be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way to remove moisture from the air. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers just mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are drawbacks to this solution. A reliable damp proofing specialist in Cotgrave will be ready to advise on the best solution if you are experiencing damp or mould in any area of your house.


The most reliable recommendations for professionals when it comes to home improvements are normally friends and relatives. Always acquire at least 3 or 4 different estimates from various local companies, and if you've got any doubts you should ask to see evidence of professional memberships and accreditations, before hiring any damp proofing services.

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

You can be sure that your damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has the appropriate experience to carry out a first class damp proof service, if they've got membership of either the DPA or PCA. Any remedial work supplied by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Cotgrave and also nearby in: Holme Pierrepont, Edwalton, Owthorpe, Plumtree, Kinoulton, Gamston, Colston Bassett, Stragglethorpe, Keyworth, Radcliffe on Trent, Clipston, Cropwell Butler, Tollerton, Cropwell Bishop, together with these postcodes NG12 3QR, NG12 3QA, NG12 3QN, NG12 3LT, NG12 3AU, NG12 3TG, NG12 3HX, NG12 3PG, NG12 3NY, NG12 3PW. Local Cotgrave damp proofers will likely have the phone code 0115 and the postcode NG12. Checking this will guarantee that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Cotgrave home and business owners will be able to utilise these and many other comparable services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

There is a fair likelihood that somebody you know will have had damp proofing work done recently, hence you can friends and family for recommendations of damp proofing contractors that they have used recently in Cotgrave. Somewhere around 80 percent of people in Cotgrave would take word of mouth recommendations above any other type of review or endorsement, so you should put this to good use where possible. From the prospective tradesmen, try to get at least 3 different quotes.

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There are a number of different tasks that can be completed by your local Cotgrave damp proofing specialist including condensation solutions, condensation control Cotgrave, timber preservation Cotgrave, damp proof membrane installation in Cotgrave, damp proof sealing, damp proofing assessments, efflorescence solutions in Cotgrave, vapour barriers, solving condensation problems, mould treatments, injection damp proofing Cotgrave, condensation treatments, landlord damp proofing services, damp proofing price quotes, damp proofing concrete floors, pressure grouting, commercial tanking, basement tanking, plaster replacement in Cotgrave, damp proofing floors in Cotgrave, timber surveys Cotgrave, rising damp treatments, dry rot treatments, timber treatment, domestic damp proofing in Cotgrave, woodworm treatment in Cotgrave, invasive weed control, wet rot control, damp proofing cream treatments, damp proofing internal walls, flood defence, cellar damp proofing in Cotgrave, rising damp advice, damp control Cotgrave, rendering repairs, and more. These are just a selection of the tasks that are carried out by those specialising in damp proofing. Cotgrave specialists will be happy to tell you about their whole range of damp proofing services.


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Also find: Plumtree damp proofing, Clipston damp proofing, Colston Bassett damp proofing, Stragglethorpe damp proofing, Radcliffe on Trent damp proofing, Cropwell Butler damp proofing, Owthorpe damp proofing, Gamston damp proofing, Keyworth damp proofing, Holme Pierrepont damp proofing, Tollerton damp proofing, Cropwell Bishop damp proofing, Edwalton damp proofing, Kinoulton damp proofing services and more. Most of these locations are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Cotgrave property owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Cotgrave: Some Cotgrave areas where damp proofing work has recently been undertaken - Goose Gate, Briar Gate, Bingham Road, Hollygate Lane, Troutbeck, Fox Hill, Prioridge, Willowdene, Warwick Gardens, Thorntons Close, Ash Lea Close, Vine Farm Close, Fern Lea Avenue, Flaxendale, Hawthorne Avenue, Ring Leas, Manns Leys, Firdale, Cherry Orchard, Broad Meer, Woodland Close, White Furrows, Mensing Avenue, Walnut Grove, Baker's Hollow, Candleby Close, as well as these Cotgrave area postcodes: NG12 3QR, NG12 3QA, NG12 3QN, NG12 3LT, NG12 3AU, NG12 3TG, NG12 3HX, NG12 3PG, NG12 3NY, NG12 3PW. Work was completed in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Cotgrave business and home owners received reliable and top quality damp proofing services in every case.

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(This damp proofing Cotgrave content was updated on 19-05-2022)