Damp Proofing Dunbar

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Damp Proofing Dunbar Scotland (EH42): Problems with damp in your property in Dunbar not only look unsightly, but they can also cause major health and structural issues too. Costing thousands to repair if not cured immediately, more extreme issues can easily be concealed under peeling wallpaper, patches of damp and flaking paint. It's frequently cheaper in the longer term to bring in a competent Dunbar damp proofing company to inspect your home, and offer an extensive damp proofing treatment for your property.

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In Dunbar dwellings there are three major problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following article describes the causes of such damp problems in Dunbar, and the various ways of preventing and resolving them.


Problems like cracks in brickwork, broken or loose roof tiles, defective guttering and cavity wall issues are external factors that can lead to penetrating damp in your home. Inside your Dunbar property, penetrating damp can be the result of dripping or burst pipes, overflowing basins or baths and cracked shower trays. If left to carry on leaking these things enable water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which in time create broken or blistered plaster, flaking paintwork and damp dark patches on walls.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaking roof that's left untreated for an extended period of time. Though it does not spread into your brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally unsafe, and in a worst case scenario you might even need a roof replacement - extremely expensive! An unusual musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and signs of black fungus growth, could all signify the presence of wet rot.

Preventative measures can be basic, such as examining pipework for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks. A knowledgeable Dunbar damp proof service will check these areas in order to help prevent any future problems, as an integral part of solving your issues with dampness.


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Condensation is very easy to identify and is one of the most common forms of damp in many buildings in Dunbar. Small droplets of water form on cool surfaces when they make contact with moist, warm air. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, condensation arises due to poor ventilation.

Wiping up any droplets of water that appear, and ensuring that there is adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, are among the easiest answers to such problems. This might call for the installation or upgrading of extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks to help redirect the damp air outside of your home.

The best way to establish the main things that exacerbate the problem, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey done by an experienced Dunbar damp proofing specialist. Sometimes moist air is sucked in from the outside, simply making things even worse. The most effective way to adequately minimise condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Dunbar damp proofing technician will offer guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on homes constructed in the United Kingdom since 1875. You may not have a damp course installed on your property in Dunbar if it was built prior to this period. If your home was built after this date, but you're still suffering with rising damp problems, it may be that your damp proof membrane or course has been impaired.

If you think that you may have rising damp in your home, a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirtings and "tide marks" on walls, are fair indications that you may be right. If you see or think that you may have any of these signs, it's possible that you have a problem with rising damp.

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The first step towards resolving your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether or not you've actually got a damp course on the exterior walls of your property in Dunbar. For adequate protection it needs to be 150 millimetres above the level of the ground. If you find this space doesn't exist, you can dig away the soil to increase it, or if this process is not plausible, a higher damp proof course will need to be installed.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your DPM is correct, there may be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls.

Damp proofing experts in Dunbar can quickly identify and eliminate rising damp problems using a range of techniques. A damp proof cream can be carefully injected into your wall if you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof course, or one that's damaged over a considerable area. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the mortar joint, and before the cream can set it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is repellent to water.

In instances where damp proofing cream injection isn't an appropriate remedy, or when the membrane is too severely damaged, installing a complete new damp proof course may be neccessary. This is the most drastic of repair works, but it may be the only solution to your rising damp issues.

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For smaller areas of membrane damage, another potential option would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. This will be applied beneath your current floor coverings, so carpeting, tiles and wooden flooring will need to be lifted prior to work being undertaken. This is particularly efficacious in cellar areas as a part of the tanking process to create a room that is watertight. Before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, your Dunbar damp proofing specialist might recommend the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: In areas of a property which are below ground, for example basements, tanking is the process where exposed surfaces are painted with a waterproof coating. Since this watertight coating must be applied to the base surfaces of walls and floors, any wall covering and plaster must be removed before any work can commence, and the appropriate surfaces prepared correctly. You can replaster the walls and decorate over it, as soon as the paint has dried completely. This is a very disruptive job because it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, and it is recommended that you get more than one expert's opinion about whether this is really the only remedy for your rising damp.


To help ease issues with condensation, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are really effectual. The main problem with the use of dehumidifiers in endeavouring to reduce dampness is that they simply mask the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. If you are suffering from damp in any part of your home in Dunbar, you can speak to a competent damp proofing company for the best advice.


The most trustworthy recommendations for local professionals when it comes to home improvements are generally friends and relations. When possible you should always try to get at least three different quotes from a variety of companies, and before signing up for any specific damp proof providers, you should ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications, as a verification of their integrity.

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

If your chosen Dunbar damp proofing providers are members of either the DPA or PCA they will be well qualified and have acquired the necessary experience to offer a first class service for all your damp proofing issues. Any damp proofing work accomplished by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Dunbar and also in nearby places like: Broxburn, Gullane, Coldingham, Dirleton, Preston, East Linton, Duns, Belhaven, Oldhamstocks, Aberlady, Cockburnspath, North Berwick, Gifford, West Barns, Haddington, and in these postcodes EH42 1HT, EH42 1JE, EH42 1FY, EH42 1BJ, EH42 1NU, EH42 1LY, EH42 1FP, EH42 1NX, EH42 1LW, EH42 1LZ. Local Dunbar damp proofers will probably have the postcode EH42 and the telephone code Dialling code 01368. Checking this will ensure you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Dunbar property owners will be able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Dunbar damp proofing specialist including damp proofing brickwork Dunbar, damp proofing services in Dunbar, damp proofing floors, landlord damp proofing services Dunbar, mould treatment, condensation treatments, solutions for rising damp, concrete repair, structural waterproofing, cavity wall construction Dunbar, the treament of efflorescence, damp proofing old stone walls, dry rot treatments, chemical DPC injection, property surveys in Dunbar, damp proof tanking, damp proof coursing, domestic damp proofing, damp proofing cream treatments in Dunbar, timber preservation, japanese knotweed control, treatments for black mould, cementitious tanking Dunbar, damp proofing solutions in loft conversions, basement tanking, wood rot treatment, wall tie replacement, commercial tanking, condensation control, damp control, pressure grouting in Dunbar, home damp proofing, damp proof injection, damp treatments in Dunbar, damp proofing a cellar, and lots more. Listed are just a few of the duties that are accomplished by those specialising in damp proofing. Dunbar professionals will let you know about their entire range of damp proofing services.

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Recent Scotland damp proofing enquiries: Guy Needham recently requested a quotation for damp proofing a cellar in a detached house in Banavie, Scotland. Lilia Lloyd recently asked for a quotation for damp proofing a bedroom in a semi-detached house in Carstairs, Scotland. Isra Hemmings and Malakai Hemmings recently requested an estimate for fixing damp problems in a semi-detached house in Dunkeld, Scotland. Louie Rice recently asked for an estimate for damp proofing a garage in Lochwinnoch. Weronika Beatty recently enquired about eliminating damp and condensation problems in Rosewell, Scotland. Inayah Piper and Harman Piper recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a conservatory in a terraced house in Mossblown, Scotland. Layton Forbes and Sydney Forbes recently asked for a price quote for clearing up damp problems in a semi-detached house in Doune, Scotland. Ella-Mae Woodhouse and Otis Woodhouse recently requested a quotation for damp proofing a conservatory in a semi-detached house in Leuchars, Scotland. These people searched for "damp proofing Scotland" and located this webpage on either Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Homes are damp proofed in Dunbar every day, so it is quite likely that somebody in your social circle will have had damp proofing done in the past, so ask friends and acquaintances for a recommendation. Somewhere around 80% of people in Dunbar would consider a word of mouth recommendation over any other sort of review or endorsement, you should therefore use this to your advantage where possible. Even if a specific damp proofing contractor has been recommended by someone, you should still obtain at least 3 or 4 estimates from other tradesmen in the area, to give you a broad range of what you should be paying.

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All throughout Scotland you should be able to find damp proofing experts who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find a satisfactory damp proofer in Dunbar itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.


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Also find: Broxburn damp proofing, East Linton damp proofing, Gullane damp proofing, West Barns damp proofing, Dirleton damp proofing, Gifford damp proofing, Aberlady damp proofing, Oldhamstocks damp proofing, Belhaven damp proofing, Duns damp proofing, Coldingham damp proofing, North Berwick damp proofing, Preston damp proofing, Cockburnspath damp proofing, Haddington damp proofing services and more. All these towns and villages are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Dunbar homeowners can get damp proofing price quotes by going here.

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