Damp Proofing Croxley Green

Croxley Green Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Croxley Green Hertfordshire (WD3): Problems with damp in your home in Croxley Green may not just look unappealing, but they can also lead to serious structural and health issues too. Costing 1000s to repair if not cured quickly, more extreme issues can easily be concealed beneath flaking paintwork, patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. It is frequently cheaper in the long term to call in an experienced Croxley Green damp proofing specialist to check your home, and provide a complete damp proofing remedy for your dwelling.

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With regards to dampness in Croxley Green houses, there are essentially 3 main types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you will find information on what might be causing problems with damp in your home in Croxley Green, and precisely how you can go about rectifying them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in buildings can be attributable to numerous external factors such as: cavity wall issues, defective guttering, loose or cracked roof tiles and unsound brickwork. Internally, cracked shower trays, overflowing basins or bathtubs and leaking or burst pipes, can trigger penetrating damp. If left to carry on leaking these things enable water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which with time lead to dark damp patches on walls, peeling paintwork and blistered or broken plaster.

Wet rot can develop in your roof timbers if you have a leaky roof that's left untreated for an extended period of time. Whilst it is fortunate that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case, you may need to have a new roof installed if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timber, coupled with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting wood.

Preventative measures can be relatively basic, such as repointing brickwork, inspecting pipes for leaks and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks. A competent Croxley Green damp proof service provider will check all these areas in order to help avoid any further problems, as part of solving your damp issues.

CONDENSATION

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A common form of damp in many houses in Croxley Green, condensation is extremely easy to spot. Minute droplets of water form on cooler surfaces when warm, moist air comes into contact with these surfaces. Inadequate ventilation in areas with high humidity, for instance in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, is the most common reason behind condensation.

To avoid condensation issues, simple solutions include making sure there's enough ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping up any water droplets whenever they arise. Redirecting moisture laden air outside of your home in Croxley Green, by fitting or upgrading cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks, will help you to remedy this problem.

There might be issues with drawing in moist air from outside, and by performing a detailed damp proof survey an expert in Croxley Green will be able to find circumstances that play a role in the problem. Airflow needs to be regulated properly to effectively control condensation, and a competent damp proofing specialist will offer advice and solutions on this matter.

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RISING DAMP

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 possible that you might not have one installed if your house in Croxley Green was built before this year. If you are experiencing rising damp in a property built after this date it might be that your DPM has been damaged somehow.

Although tricky to identify, white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, tide marks on walls and crumbling or rotten skirting boards, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. Whilst the existence of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp problems.

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The first step towards handling your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether you have a damp proof course on the exterior walls of your home in Croxley Green. For adequate protection it ought to be 150 millimetres (around 6 inches) above ground level. If you find this gap does not exist, you could dig the earth away to increase it, or if this process is not possible, a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) will need to be installed.

If this isn't the cause of the problem and your DPM (damp proof membrane) is correct, there might be more serious issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, through your floor, and into the walls of your property.

Croxley Green damp proofing professionals will quickly be able to figure out the root cause of your rising damp, and using a range of techniques will quickly eliminate the problem. If you have an older house with no damp proof course or it is damaged over an extensive area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your outside walls. This involves drilling holes at intervals in your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the gaps behind the brickwork.

If the damp proof cream treatment isn't appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a brand new damp proof course may have to be installed. Regrettably this is the most drastic of repair works, however it might be the only resolution to your rising damp.

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For smaller areas of damage, yet another potential option would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Since this will be applied underneath your floor coverings, wood flooring, carpeting and tiles must be lifted and moved before this operation can begin. Also used as an integral part of the tanking procedure to make a space watertight, this is a particularly effective treatment in cellar areas. For further protection in these troublesome areas, your Croxley Green damp proof expert may advise applying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a cellar is called tanking. Any plaster and wall coverings must be taken off and the surfaces in question correctly prepared before work commences, since this waterproof coating must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. You can replaster the walls and decorate over the top, after the paint has thoroughly dried out. You must always get more than one expert opinion on whether this is the only solution to your damp problems, because this is a very disruptive process because it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Issues with condensation can certainly be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air. Because dehumidifiers just mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are downsides to this option. To obtain the most reliable advice if you are experiencing damp in any part of your home, you can contact a professional damp proofing company in Croxley Green.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN CROXLEY GREEN

Family and friends should invariably be the first choice when you are trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. Before hiring any damp proofing services, always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 quotes from different Croxley Green companies. If you are in any doubt about any particular company you could ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and accreditations.

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

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees that your selected damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has the required experience to provide you with a top notch damp proof service. Any remedial work supplied by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Croxley Green and also in: Leavesden, Chorleywood, Knutsford, Aldenham, Meriden, Hunton Bridge, Garston, Bushey, Bricket Wood, Watford, West Watford, North Watford, Abbots Langley, Rickmansworth, Cassiobury, and in these postcodes WD3 3QF, WD3 3NG, WD3 3GN, WD3 3FN, WD3 3AB, WD3 3DE, WD3 3HD, WD3 3BU, WD3 3FA, WD3 3JP. Local Croxley Green damp proofing specialist will most likely have the postcode WD3 and the dialling code 01923. Checking this should make certain that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Croxley Green home and business owners can utilise these and various other comparable services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It is said that a very high percentage of householders see endorsements from friends and acquaintances as the most trustworthy source of information before buying any product, or accessing any service, so if you've got a member of their family or a friend who has recently had damp proofing carried out, you could ask for a recommendation. It's accepted by approximately eighty percent of homeowners in Croxley Green, that a word of mouth endorsement is preferable to any other kind of recommendation. Even if a specific damp proofing contractor has been recommended by someone, you should still obtain at least three or four job quotes from other companies in the area, to give you an idea of what you should be paying.

Hertfordshire Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Croxley Green Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be carried out by your local Croxley Green damp proof specialist including industrial damp proofing Croxley Green, woodworm treatment, rising damp advice, rendering repairs, damp proof cream injections, plaster replacement in Croxley Green, structural waterproofing, chemical DPC injection, solving condensation problems, damp proofing price quotes in Croxley Green, property surveys, vapour barriers, cheap damp proofing, cavity wall tie replacement, dry rot control, treatments for black mould, rising damp treatment Croxley Green, home damp proofing, mould treatment, landlord damp proofing services Croxley Green, commercial tanking, cellar tanking Croxley Green, cementitious tanking, damp course installation, timber surveys in Croxley Green, cavity wall construction, damp proofing surveys, damp proofing floors, flood defence, basement waterproofing, damp control, solving mould problems Croxley Green, damp proof coursing, damp proofing concrete floors, condensation solutions, and more. These are just a handful of the duties that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Croxley Green professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of damp proofing services.

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