Damp Proofing Cowdenbeath

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Damp Proofing Cowdenbeath Scotland (KY4): Damp problems in your property in Cowdenbeath may not only look unattractive, but they can also cause dangerous structural and health issues too. If not resolved swiftly, some of the more serious issues can cost 1000s to repair, and may be concealed beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. If you think that you might have such damp problems you need to bring in an experienced Cowdenbeath damp proofing specialist to survey your property, and suggest the most effective damp proofing strategy for your house.

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Basically, in relation to damp in the home there are 3 key problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 key forms of damp are described in greater detail in the following paragraphs, together with strategies for prevention and resolution, if you happen to discover them in your house in Cowdenbeath.


Issues like cavity wall issues, defective guttering, cracked or loose roof tiles and unsound brickwork are commonplace external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home. Inside, burst or dripping pipes, overflowing baths or sinks and damaged shower trays, can cause penetrating damp. If left unresolved, blistering or broken plaster, peeling paintwork and dark damp patches on walls, will be the visible outcome of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

If neglected for quite some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Wet rot cannot spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst outcome your roof timbers become structurally compromised, necessitating a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timber, along with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting timber.

Preventative maintenance can be fairly basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, examining pipework for leaks and cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks. A knowledgeable Cowdenbeath damp proof specialist will check all of these areas to help avoid any further problems, as part of fixing your dampness issues.


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Quite simple to spot and the cause of damp in a lot of Cowdenbeath homes, condensation is extremely common. Small droplets of water form on cool surfaces when warm, humid air makes contact with them. Poor ventilation in places with high humidity, such as in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, is the most frequent reason for condensation.

To reduce condensation problems, simple solutions include making certain there's sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any droplets the moment they arise. This might involve the upgrading or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors to help redirect the moist air to the outside of your property.

An in-depth damp proofing survey by an experienced Cowdenbeath company could also find factors which play a role in the problem by sucking in moist air from outside. To satisfactorily minimise condensation problems, airflow needs to be properly regulated. A competent Cowdenbeath damp proofing technician will be happy to offer solutions and advice in connection with this.

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Houses built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. It is quite possible that you might not have one installed if your house in Cowdenbeath was constructed before this year. If your home was constructed after this year, but you are still suffering with rising damp issues, it might be that the damp proof course has been compromised.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp, "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, are fair indications that you might be right. Whilst the existence of these isn't conclusive, they're all indications of rising damp issues.

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Solving rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your property's outside walls and seeing if you can spot a DPM. For adequate protection it must be 150 millimetres (about 6") above the level of the ground. If you find this gap does not exist, you could dig away the ground to increase it, or if this approach isn't feasible, a higher damp course will have to be installed.

You may have more problematic issues if you find that your DPM is okay, and it may be that the dampness is seeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into the walls, which can be even more of a concern.

Cowdenbeath damp proofing technicians will quickly be able to ascertain the causes of your rising damp issues, and employing a number of different methods will soon resolve the problem. If you have an older home with no damp proof membrane or one that is damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your outside walls. This calls for drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals in your wall's mortar joint and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the damp proofing cream isn't appropriate, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a new damp proof course might need to be installed. Whilst this sort of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve damp problems, it might be the only real solution at the end of the day.

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Another potential remedy for minimal areas of membrane damage may include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Tiles, carpeting or wood flooring must be lifted prior to work being carried out, because it is applied under your existing floor coverings. This is especially effective in basements as part of the tanking process to create a watertight room. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried, your Cowdenbeath damp proofing specialist may advise the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a basement or below ground area is known as tanking. As this watertight coating must be applied on the bare surface of floors and walls, all plaster and wall coverings must be taken off before work begins, and all surfaces prepared properly. You can replaster and decorate on top of it, after the paint has dried completely. You must always obtain more than one expert opinion on whether this is really the only cure for your rising damp problems, since this is an extremely disruptive job because it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building.


Condensation issues can definitely be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The trouble with the use of dehumidifiers in endeavouring to reduce mould and damp is that they simply hide the cause of the damp, don't cure it. If you are experiencing mould or damp in any area of your property in Cowdenbeath, you should call on a competent damp proofing company for the best advice.


As with any project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a specialist can be obtained from friends and relatives. Always get at least two or three different quotes from various local companies, and if in any doubt you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional membership certificates, before signing up for any damp proof services.

Professional Cowdenbeath damp proofing companies ought to be signed up members of either the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the PCA (Property Care Association), or have professional qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments.

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees your selected damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to provide you with a top notch damp proof service. In addition, it offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work accomplished by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be done in Cowdenbeath and also nearby in: Cardenden, Kingseat, Leslie, Kelty, Kinglassie, Dunfermaline, Balingry, Glenrothes, Crossgates, Hill of Beath, Lochore, Lochgelly, Halbeath, Glencraig, Auchertool, Crosshill, together with these postcodes KY4 9NH, KY4 9JU, KY4 9ER, KY4 8NY, KY4 8NQ, KY4 8NH, KY4 9DA, KY4 8JP, KY4 9LE, KY4 8LE. Locally based Cowdenbeath damp proof specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01383 and the postcode KY4. Verifying this can confirm you access local providers of damp proofing. Cowdenbeath home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and various other damp proofing services.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be completed by your local Cowdenbeath damp proofing specialist including rising damp advice, rising damp prevention in Cowdenbeath, damp proof injection, damp proofing assessments, damp proofing cream treatments, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing old stone walls Cowdenbeath, wood rot treatments, damp proofing surveys, commercial tanking Cowdenbeath, condensation treatments in Cowdenbeath, damp proof paint applications, condensation solutions, leak detection Cowdenbeath, damp proof sealing in Cowdenbeath, the treament of efflorescence, rendering repairs in Cowdenbeath, timber preservation, domestic damp proofing, invasive weed control, solving condensation problems, damp proofing a garage, vapour barriers, commercial damp proofing Cowdenbeath, basement tanking Cowdenbeath, dry rot treatment, damp proofing walls, cavity wall tie replacement, damp proofing concrete floors in Cowdenbeath, solving mould problems in Cowdenbeath, property surveys, timber surveys, damp course installations, damp proofing floors, concrete repairs, and lots more. Listed are just a small portion of the activities that are accomplished by those specialising in damp proofing. Cowdenbeath providers will be happy to tell you about their full range of services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Whenever you're searching for a professional contractor for your project or undertaking, it is invariably a great help to ask for recommendations from friends and family members. These personal references can be the most effective way to filter out bad contractors and companies with terrible service records, and help you to choose someone who's the perfect fit for your requirements.

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Asking a family member or friend for advice also means you can discover whether anything went wrong, how quickly mistakes were rectified, and what the contractor's attitude was like as a result. In addition you can get an insight into the punctuality and reliability of the contractor. They should also be in a position to provide you with information about how the final price charged measured up in comparison with the initial estimate that was given, specifics which are usually difficult to obtain from the contractors themselves.

At the end of the day, when it comes to advice, your friends and relations are individuals you know and can depend on to be frank. If you find that they're hesitant to chat about a specific company or contractor it is probably because they have had an unsatisfactory experience. It is often the case that many people will be more than willing to speak about a good quality contractor and less inclined to mention a poor one. They may even offer an alternative company, rather than 'denigrate' a below par one they have dealt with.

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In the Scotland area you will additionally discover: Lockerbie damp proofers, Dunkeld damp proofing, Port Glasgow damp proofing, Head of Muir damp proof specialists, Eastriggs damp proofing specialists, Loanhead damp proofing specialists, Bannockburn damp proofing specialists, Anstruther damp proof specialists, Golspie damp proofing, Rosewell damp proof specialists, Biggar damp proofing, Beauly damp proofers, Dennyloanhead damp proof specialists, Auchterarder damp proof specialists, Stewarton damp proofing, Lhanbryde damp proofers, Rigside damp proofing specialists, Limekilns damp proofing specialists, Freuchie damp proofing, Drumoak damp proofing, Westhill damp proof specialists, Hardgate damp proofers, Glenboig damp proof specialists, Lenzie damp proof specialists, Keith damp proof specialists, Milltimber damp proofers, Lamlash damp proofers, Bannockburn damp proofing, Stanley damp proof specialists.

Throughout Scotland you should be able to find damp proof specialists who will offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you're unable to find a satisfactory damp proofing expert in Cowdenbeath itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.


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Also find: Kinglassie damp proofing, Balingry damp proofing, Auchertool damp proofing, Leslie damp proofing, Glenrothes damp proofing, Hill of Beath damp proofing, Kingseat damp proofing, Crosshill damp proofing, Glencraig damp proofing, Dunfermaline damp proofing, Halbeath damp proofing, Lochgelly damp proofing, Cardenden damp proofing, Kelty damp proofing, Crossgates damp proofing, Lochore damp proofing services and more. All of these villages and towns are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Cowdenbeath property owners can get quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Cowdenbeath: In the past year damp proofing surveys were professionally done in the following Cowdenbeath streets: Braeside, Parkend Cottage, Woodbank, Pretoria Place, Parkend Farm, Park Road, Gray Park, Netherton Road, Meadowfield, Sinclair Drive, Kirkford Court, Gordon Street, Ewing Street, Moss Side Road, Arthur Street, Church Street, Mossend Terrace, William Sharp Place, Wardlaw Street, Primmer Place, Station Road, Drylie Street, Valley Court, Chambers Court, Anderson Drive, Jennie Lee Road, Sunnyside Court, Old Perth Road, Smith Avenue, Centenary Place, and in these Scotland postcodes: KY4 9NH, KY4 9JU, KY4 9ER, KY4 8NY, KY4 8NQ, KY4 8NH, KY4 9DA, KY4 8JP, KY4 9LE, KY4 8LE. These locations recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Cowdenbeath home and property owners received professional and reliable damp proofing services.

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