Damp Proofing Crowland

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Damp Proofing Crowland Lincolnshire (PE6): Problems with damp in your home in Crowland not only look unattractive, but they can lead to severe structural and health issues too. Costing 1000s to fix if not resolved immediately, more extreme issues can often be hidden beneath damp patches, flaking paint and peeling wallpaper. If you've got a problem such as this there's very little that you can do yourself, and the best option is to bring in an established Crowland damp proofing specialist to undertake a survey and come up with possible solutions.

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Essentially, when considering damp in the home there are three principal problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following article describes the causes of such damp problems in Crowland, and the various methods of avoiding and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

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

Wet rot can arise in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaking roof which is neglected over a long period of time. Wet rot can't spread into brickwork, but it can mean that in a worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. A unique musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and indications of black fungus growth, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

You need not panic however, since to prevent these problems occurring, a few simple steps like inspecting piping for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork should aleviate such situations. If you use the expert services of a reliable Crowland damp proofing provider, they will check all these areas as a part of your all round damp proofing program.

CONDENSATION

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A common form of damp in Crowland homes, condensation is super easy to identify. When colder surfaces come into contact with warm, humid air, small droplets of water form on those surfaces. In areas where high humidity is present, as in: kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, it's often caused due to inadequate ventilation.

To avoid condensation issues, basic strategies include making sure there's sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping up any droplets as they form. This may require the installation or upgrading of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans to help remove the moist air outside of your property.

The most effective way to identify the key areas that exacerbate the situation, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey carried out by a reliable Crowland specialist. Sometimes damp air can be sucked in from outside, plainly making things worse. To successfully minimise condensation problems, airflow must be properly regulated. A knowledgeable Crowland damp proofing company will be more than happy to offer advice and solutions in this regard.

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RISING DAMP

Homes constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. You may not have a damp course installed on your property in Crowland if it was constructed earlier than this. If you are experiencing rising damp in a home constructed after this time it's possible that your damp proof course has been damaged in some way.

Although difficult to distinguish, tide marks on walls, crumbling or rotten skirtings and a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. It is possible that you might have a rising damp issue if you've spotted one or all of these in your home.

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Resolving rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your outside walls and seeing if you can spot a damp proof course. It ought to be 150 millimetres (about six inches) above the level of the ground for satisfactory protection. You could dig away the surrounding earth to create this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you can put in a damp proof course higher up if the former is not possible.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane is in fact correct, there may be more challenging issues to deal with caused by the dampness coming up from the ground beneath, through your flooring, and into the walls.

Using a range of methods, damp proofing experts in Crowland will swiftly identify and eliminate your rising damp problems. If you have a somewhat older home with no DPM or it is damaged over a substantial area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your external walls. This calls for the drilling of holes at intervals in your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the damage to the DPM is too critical, or if damp proofing cream is not a suitable solution, you might need to put in a new damp proof course. While this sort of repair work is a pretty extreme way to solve rising damp problems, it may be your only effective solution in the end.

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For minimal areas of damage, yet another potential option could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. This will be applied under your current floor coverings, so wooden flooring, carpets and tiles will need to be lifted before any work can be done. This is particularly effective in cellar areas as part of the tanking process to create a room that is watertight. For further protection in those trouble spots, your Crowland damp proof specialist might recommend the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a cellar is referred to as "tanking". Any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the appropriate surfaces properly prepared before any work begins, because this coating must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. As soon as this paint has been applied, it should be allowed to dry completely before replastering any walls and decorating on top of it. Since it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is an extremely disruptive process. It is therefore a good idea to contact more than one damp proofing expert to make certain that this really is the only possible resolution.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Dehumidifiers are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air, hence for condensation issues they can help quite a bit. The drawback with the use of dehumidifiers in trying to reduce damp and mould is that they primarily cover up the cause of the damp, not cure it. To get the most reliable advice if you're suffering from damp in any part of your house, you should get in touch with a competent damp proofing specialist in Crowland.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN CROWLAND

The most reliable recommendations for professionals with regards to home improvements are generally friends and neighbours. Where possible you should try to acquire at least three different quotes from a number of companies, and before signing up for any particular damp proofing services, you should ask to see professional memberships and accreditations, as proof of their integrity.

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

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees your selected damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has the necessary experience to carry out a high quality damp proofing service. Any damp proofing work undertaken by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Crowland and also in: Market Deeping, Newborough, Glinton, Cuckoo Bridge, Shepeau Stow, Cowbit, Tongue End, Spalding, Thorney, Deeping St Nicholas, Baston, Holbeach St Johns, Holbeach Drove, Whaplode St Catherine, Peakirk, Frognall, as well as in these postcodes PE6 0FD, PE6 0BF, PE6 0EH, PE6 0LJ, PE6 0AH, PE6 0EX, PE6 0AL, PE6 0ET, PE6 0AQ, PE6 0EJ. Local Crowland damp proofers will likely have the telephone code 01733 and the postcode PE6. Checking this out can ensure you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Crowland home and business owners can utilise these and countless other comparable services.

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There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Crowland damp proofing specialist including cementitious tanking, industrial damp proofing Crowland, solving condensation problems, condensation solutions Crowland, mould treatments Crowland, condensation control Crowland, retaining wall damp proofing Crowland, damp proofing old stone walls, rising damp prevention in Crowland, brickwork damp proofing Crowland, damp proofing a cellar, wood rot treatment, the treament of efflorescence, leak detection, wall damp proofing Crowland, invasive weed control, floor damp proofing Crowland, cellar water-proofing Crowland, cavity wall construction, damp proofing prices, concrete damp proofing Crowland, damp proof coursing, exterior damp proofing Crowland, damp proofing internal walls, domestic damp proofing Crowland, damp proof injection, damp control Crowland, damp proof paint application, dampproofing surveys, timber surveys, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proof injection cream applications, damp treatments Crowland, timber preservation, woodworm elimination, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are performed by those specialising in damp proofing. Crowland providers will tell you about their entire range of services.

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Businesses in Crowland have always relied on favourable feedback to gain new clients and develop their local presence, however right now it's even more vital, and having positive online reviews and feedback is a vital part of this process. If someone has done a decent job, it's only right and proper that you should leave them a nice review, and tell others how they did. Prospective future customers can benefit from learning of your first hand experience, and obviously there are benefits for the company too. When you were initially looking to find somebody to do your work, you should think about how your ultimate decision was swayed by positive reviews. Without those reviews, you might have looked elsewhere, even if a certain company website appeared to be really professional and convincing.

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But how can you have faith in so called customer reviews on a company's website? Did "real" people write these reviews or did a member of the company, looking to push their services, cook them up?

There is help at hand, because the reviews on Google My Business listings are a good way to look for frank and genuine reviews. Prospective customers in Crowland, and in fact throughout the world, research company reputations each day on this most trusted of websites. Google My Business's major rival and the 2nd biggest local company review site is Bing Places for Business, which is run by Microsoft. So as to boost the profile of a company that worked successfully on your damp proofing project, you can leave an honest review in either (or both) of these places, which will additionally create an overall picture of their dependability and working standards, which can be useful for other people searching for similar services. Equally as effective is leaving reviews on Facebook and Twitter relating to the company. A major part of any small company's marketing and promotion strategy will include the use of these social media giants. Your own positive reviews can help to strengthen their marketing message and give your friends and family a starting point if you offer a recommendation of service.

Even in these modern, high-tech times, an 'old school' hand-written thank you letter is more than acceptable. Still important in an online world, such letters can be scanned or photographed for use on the company website, or added to a portfolio of reviews that could be used in face to face meetings with potential clients. The reward for you is the fantastic feeling that you'll get, knowing you've in some small way helped a local business gain credibility in a highly competitive marketplace and hopefully gain more customers. (Tags: Crowland Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

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In the Lincolnshire area you can also find: Belton damp proofers, Heighington damp proof specialists, Corby Glen damp proof specialists, Skellingthorpe damp proofing, Lutton damp proofing, Middle Rasen damp proof specialists, Market Deeping damp proofing specialists, Immingham damp proofing, Nocton damp proof specialists, Whaplode damp proof specialists, Market Deeping damp proof specialists, North Somercotes damp proofers, Holbeach Clough damp proofing, Grimoldby damp proofers, Billingborough damp proofers, Immingham damp proof specialists, Saxilby damp proofing companies, Keadby damp proofers, Kirkby la Thorpe damp proofers, Ealand damp proofing companies, Bracebridge Heath damp proofers, Sutton St James damp proof specialists, Whaplode damp proof specialists, Sudbrooke damp proofing companies, Middle Rasen damp proofing, Billingborough damp proofing, Bracebridge Heath damp proofing, Branston damp proofers, Winteringham damp proofing companies.

All throughout Lincolnshire you will be able to find damp proofers who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find a suitable damp proof expert in Crowland itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.

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Also find: Newborough damp proofing, Holbeach Drove damp proofing, Tongue End damp proofing, Cuckoo Bridge damp proofing, Spalding damp proofing, Holbeach St Johns damp proofing, Shepeau Stow damp proofing, Cowbit damp proofing, Frognall damp proofing, Deeping St Nicholas damp proofing, Market Deeping damp proofing, Peakirk damp proofing, Baston damp proofing, Thorney damp proofing, Glinton damp proofing, Whaplode St Catherine damp proofing services and more. All these areas are served by companies who do damp proofing. Crowland home and property owners can get price quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Crowland: Householders living in the following streets have recently enquired about damp proofing - Snowden Close, South Street, Alderlands Close, West Street, Barrier Bank, New Road, Carrington's Drove, Harrington Square, Beccelm Drive, Kemp Street, Mill Drove, Dowsdale Bank, Phoenix Lane, Normanton Road, Martins Road, Kennulphs Close, Albion Street, Hull's Drove, Gravel Causeway, Reform Street, Glebe Gardens, Hereward Way, Forest Drove, Thorney Road, Askew's Drove, as well as these local Crowland postcodes: PE6 0FD, PE6 0BF, PE6 0EH, PE6 0LJ, PE6 0AH, PE6 0EX, PE6 0AL, PE6 0ET, PE6 0AQ, PE6 0EJ. Work was achieved in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Crowland home and business owners enjoyed the benefits of high quality and reliable damp proofing services.

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(This damp proofing Crowland article was checked and updated on 21-09-2022)