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Damp Proofing Derby Derbyshire (DE1): Having damp problems in your house in Derby can lead to severe health and structural problems, as well as looking unattractive. Peeling wallpaper and ugly damp patches can hide a much more serious problem which, if not remedied immediately, could lead to very expensive repair bills. If you have a problem such as this there is very little that you can do to solve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to get in touch with an established Derby damp proofing company to carry out an evaluation and recommend practical solutions.

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In Derby dwellings there are 3 primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find information about what may cause problems with damp in your home in Derby, and precisely how you might set about fixing them.


Typical external factors that may cause penetrating damp in your home include: cracks in brickwork, loose or broken roof tiles, damaged guttering and cavity wall issues. Inside a structure, leaking or burst pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing sinks or bathtubs, can lead to penetrating damp. If left unresolved, peeling or bubbling paintwork, broken or blistered plaster and dark damp patches on walls, will be the visible upshot of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you've got a leaking roof that's left untreated over a long period of time. Wet rot doesn't spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst outcome the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound, necessitating a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the rafters, along with a distinctive musty smell from the decaying timber.

Preventative maintenance can be relatively basic, such as examining pipes for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks. A professional damp proofer in Derby will check these areas in order to help avoid any further complications, as part of solving your damp issues.


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One of the most common forms of damp in many houses in Derby, condensation is super easy to spot. Small droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when warm, moist air comes into contact with these surfaces. It often forms because of inadequate ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

Simple strategies to prevent condensation include wiping up any droplets of water whenever they appear and making sure there is adequate ventilation in the troublesome areas. This may require the installation or updating of extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods to help remove the damp air outside of your home.

The best way to find out the main circumstances that give rise to the situation, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by a trustworthy Derby specialist. Occasionally damp air can be sucked in from the outside, simply making matters even worse. Airflow needs to be properly regulated to successfully minimise condensation problems, and a professional damp proofing technician will be able to offer advice and solutions on this matter.

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Houses built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. If your home or property was constructed before this time it's conceivable you might not have one installed. If your house was constructed after this year, but you are still experiencing rising damp problems, it might be that the damp proof course has been compromised.

Although tricky to identify, a white powdery deposit being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, tide marks on walls and crumbling or rotten skirtings, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. It is feasible that you could have a rising damp issue if you've spotted one or all of these.

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The first step towards solving your rising damp should be to simply check whether or not you've actually got a damp proof course on the outside walls of your home in Derby. It should be 150 millimetres above ground level for satisfactory protection. If this isn't the case you might be able to dig away the ground to create this gap, or if this isn't feasible, you could install a higher DPM (damp proof membrane).

If your damp proof membrane is correct and the gap from the ground is not the cause of the problem, moisture might be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a more serious issue.

Damp proofing experts in Derby can swiftly detect and remedy rising damp using a range of methods. If you've got a somewhat older house with no damp proof course or one that is damaged over an extensive area, a damp proofing cream can be injected into your walls. This involves the drilling of holes at intervals into your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

In situations where damp proofing cream injection isn't a suitable solution, or where your damp course membrane is too seriously damaged, installing a brand new damp proof course might be neccessary. While this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve damp issues, it may be the only solution in the end.

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Another possible solution for smaller areas of damp course damage could include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Carpets, tiles or wood flooring will have to be lifted before any work can be carried out, as it is applied beneath your current floor coverings. Also used as an integral part of the "tanking" process to make a space watertight, this is a particularly efficacious treatment in basements. Your Derby damp proofing specialist might recommend the application of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, further protection in these problem areas.

Tanking: In basements and below ground areas of a house, tanking is a process where any surfaces that are exposed are painted with a watertight coating. Because this watertight coating has to be applied to the bare surface of floors and walls, any wall coverings and plaster must be removed before work commences, and all surfaces correctly prepared. You can replaster and decorate over the top, as soon as the paint has completely dried. Since it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is an extremely disruptive process. Therefore, it's recommended that you contact more than one damp proofing expert to ensure that this is really the only possible solution.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation problems they can help quite a lot. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers primarily mask the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are issues with this solution. An experienced damp proofing company in Derby will be delighted to offer advice on possible solutions if you're suffering from mould or damp in any area of your house.


Friends and relations should always be the first choice when you are trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Before signing up to any damp proof services, you should always try to get at least three estimates from different Derby companies. If you are in any doubt about any specific company you should ask to look at professional membership certificates and accreditations.

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

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees that your selected damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to offer a high quality damp proofing service. Any damp proofing work accomplished by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be done in Derby and also nearby in: Mickleover, Kegworth, Melbourne, Stapleford, Willinton, Repton, Castle Donington, Hilton, Borrowash, Morley, Long Eaton, Brailsford, Spondon, Draycott, Tutbury, Chellaston, Quarndon, Allestree, Egginton, Oakwood, and in these postcodes DE1 0LL, DE1 0XG, DE1 0PQ, DE1 0QF, DE1 0UF, DE1 0UX, DE1 0NG, DE1 0FD, DE1 0GP, DE1 0JZ. Local Derby damp proofing specialist will probably have the postcode DE1 and the phone code 01332.

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The latest Derbyshire damp proofing requirements: Rosanna and Matas Faulkner recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in Higham, Derbyshire. Nuala White recently asked for a quotation for resolving damp problems in New Mills. Lilianna Gunn recently requested a quotation for fixing damp problems in Great Longstone, Derbyshire. Evie-Mae Doherty and Qasim Doherty recently asked for a quotation for damp proofing a bedroom in a cottage in Darley Dale. Enzo Parks recently asked for a quote for damp proofing a bedroom in a detached house in Denby, Derbyshire. Aadam Hayward recently asked for a quotation for damp proofing a garage in a semi-detached house in Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire. Mr and Mrs Macdonald recently enquired about the possibility of solving condensation and mould problems in a living room in a bungalow in Linton, Derbyshire. Jensen and Emily Symes recently requested a quote for damp proofing a conservatory in a detached house in Tibshelf.


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Some Derby areas and roads where damp proofing work has recently been carried out - Charterstone Lane, Babbacombe Close, Thurstone Furlong, Bardsey Court, Donington Lane, Avon Way, Bakehouse Lane, Shakespeare Street, Drury Avenue, Dexter Street, Spinney Close, Ashwater Close, Snelston Crescent, Diseworth Close, Cherrybrook Drive, Chester Park, Tynedale Chase, Beverley Street, Cairngorm Drive, Aycliffe Gardens, Dennis Close, Aldersley Close, Draycott Drive, Carlton Avenue, Ashleigh Drive, Dunnicliffe Lane, Tredegar Drive, Derby Hills Farm Court, Abingdon Street, as well as the following local Derby postcodes: DE1 0LL, DE1 0XG, DE1 0PQ, DE1 0QF, DE1 0UF, DE1 0UX, DE1 0NG, DE1 0FD, DE1 0GP, DE1 0JZ.

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