Damp Proofing Dunbar

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Damp Proofing Dunbar Scotland (EH42): Problems with damp in your house in Dunbar may not only look unappealing, but they can trigger dangerous structural and health problems as well. Peeling wallpaper and ugly damp patches can conceal a much more serious issue which, if not resolved promptly, could lead to very expensive repair bills. If you have a problem like this there's not much that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to call on a competent Dunbar damp proofing company to carry out a survey and suggest realistic solutions.

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Basically, with regards to damp within the home there are three major problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


To find out what the probable reasons for such damp problems are, and how to fix them, keep on reading...


A few of the external issues that can cause penetrating damp include: damaged guttering or drainpipes, blocked cavity walls, loose or broken roof tiles and cracks in brickwork. Inside a structure, it can be triggered by overflowing baths or sinks, damaged shower trays and burst or dripping pipes. If left unchecked, dark, damp patches on walls, blistered or broken plaster and peeling paintwork, will be the visible outcome of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can arise in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof that is neglected for quite some time. Whilst it doesn't spread into your brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally unsafe, and in the worst outcome you might even need a roof replacement - extremely costly! A unique musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and the appearance of a black fungus, could all suggest the presence of wet rot.

To help prevent this, there are some basic maintenance measures you can take: examining pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your rain gutters & roof for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. As a part of solving your damp problems, a reliable Dunbar damp proofing specialist will check all these areas, in order to help reduce the chances of any further problems.


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Numerous properties in Dunbar suffer from condensation issues, and this is among the most common factors behind damp. Water forms as droplets on a cold surface, when warm, moist air makes contact with it. It often forms due to inadequate ventilation in places where there is high humidity, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

Wiping away any droplets that form, and ensuring you've got sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, are amongst the simplest answers to such issues. You may need to fit or update extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, so as to expell excess humid air from your property in Dunbar.

With some properties moist air is sucked in from the outside, simply making things worse. And the most effective way to identify the key factors that give rise to the situation, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a reputable Dunbar damp proofing specialist. The best way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate circulation and airflow correctly, and your local Dunbar damp proofing specialist will offer guidance and advice on how this can best be accomplished.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been fitted as standard in all houses built in Great Britain. It's possible that you might not have one installed if your property or home in Dunbar was constructed in the years before this. It's possible that your DPM could have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a house built after this date.

Although notoriously difficult to identify, crumbling or rotten skirtings, "tide marks" on walls and a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. It's possible that you could have a rising damp problem if you've spotted one or more of these in your home.

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Fixing rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your external walls and seeing if you can see a damp proof course. It ought to be 150 millimetres (around 6 inches) above the level of the ground for adequate protection. You could dig the surrounding soil away to generate this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you can put in a damp proof membrane (DPM) higher up if the first option isn't plausible.

You might have more problematic issues if you find that your damp proof membrane (DPM) is okay, and it may be that the moisture is rising from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which will be an even more disturbing situation.

Using a variety of methods, damp proofing technicians in Dunbar will swiftly detect and solve your rising damp problems. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you have an older home with no damp proof course, or one that is damaged over a significant area. Holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar joint, and a special nozzle is used to inject the cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

In instances where damp proofing cream isn't a suitable solution, or where your DPM is too severely damaged, installing a new damp proof course might be neccessary. Unfortunately this is the most drastic of repair works, however it could be the only resolution to your rising damp problems.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another possible solution for smaller areas of membrane damage. Carpets, laminate flooring or tiles will need to be lifted prior to work being done, because it is applied underneath your existing floor coverings. This is especially effectual in cellar areas as a part of the tanking process to create a room which is watertight. For added protection in these troublesome areas, your Dunbar damp proofing specialist might recommend the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried.

Tanking: In areas of a property which are below ground, such as cellars or basements, "tanking" is the process where exposed surfaces are painted with a waterproof coating. This should be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, and so any wall covering and plaster must be removed and the surfaces prepared properly before any work begins. When this paint has been put on, it should be permitted to dry completely before replastering the wall surfaces and decorating over it. You must always get more than one expert opinion about whether this is really the only remedy for your rising damp issues, because this is an extremely disruptive process because it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air, hence for problems with condensation they can help quite a lot. The main drawback with the use of dehumidifiers in trying to prevent damp and mould is that they merely alleviate the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. A professional damp proofing specialist in Dunbar will be happy to offer advice on possible solutions if you're suffering from damp in any area of your house.


Friends and relatives should invariably be the first choice when you are trying to get recommendations for local professionals. If possible you should see if you can get at least three different quotes from a number of companies, and before signing up for any particular damp proof services, you can ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships, as a verification of their integrity.

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

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has the necessary working experience to perform a high quality damp proof service, if they are members of either the PCA or DPA. Any remedial work performed by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Dunbar and also in: Haddington, Cockburnspath, Gifford, Coldingham, Duns, Belhaven, East Linton, Dirleton, Gullane, Aberlady, North Berwick, Oldhamstocks, West Barns, as well as in these postcodes EH42 1EE, EH42 1JL, EH42 1HJ, EH42 1HE, EH42 1DF, EH42 1JS, EH42 1BU, EH42 1BT, EH42 1HX, EH42 1HG. Local Dunbar damp proof specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01368 and the postcode EH42. Verifying this can confirm you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Dunbar property owners are able to benefit from these and many other related services.

Dehumidifier Installation

Maintaining comfortable and healthy indoor air quality, especially in locations with high levels of humidity, necessitates the use of dehumidifiers. Correct installation is paramount to ensure the unit performs at its best and lasts longer.

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The selection of an obstruction-free location with a power source nearby is a crucial step before dehumidifier installation. Sufficient air circulation necessitates placing the unit on a flat surface and away from furniture and walls.

Next, the drainage system must be set up correctly to prevent overflow or water damage. Connecting the dehumidifier to a drain or attaching a hose to the unit may be necessary steps in the process. For the unit to operate effectively, routine maintenance such as cleaning or replacing the filter is crucial.

To guarantee a successful and safe dehumidifier installation, it's best to consult the maker's instructions or seek professional assistance. Proper installation and servicing of a dehumidifier can lead to reduced moisture-related issues, improved indoor air quality, and enhanced overall comfort in homes or businesses.

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Latest Scotland damp proofing customer enquiries: Rosalind and Marley Burt recently enquired about the possibility of resolving damp and condensation problems in a living room in} Freuchie. Miriam Kearns recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up condensation and damp issues in a living room in a cottage in Maud, Scotland. Kate Kay and Barney Kay recently enquired about getting a price for eliminating condensation and damp problems in a bungalow in Lossiemouth. Craig Simmons was trying to find damp proof specialists near Stamperland, Scotland. Nikola and Caspian Kirk recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a cellar in a semi-detached house in Crail, Scotland. Mr and Mrs Tomlinson recently enquired about eliminating damp and condensation problems in Renton. Shae Buckley in Tarves asked "is there somebody who does damp proofing near me?". Celia Greaves in Chapelhall, Scotland was looking for an expert to damp proof a living room wall. These homeowners searched for "damp proofing Scotland" and discovered this page on Bing, Google or Yahoo.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Recommendations for damp proofing experts can be gathered from a range of places, but if a friend or member of their family has previously had damp proofing work done, that is one of the most trustworthy references you'll ever get. Favourable word of mouth endorsements are favoured by most householders in Dunbar (over eighty percent according to studies), therefore if you're aware of a friend or a member of your family who has had damp proofing done, see if they are willing to recommend somebody. To find out what it's going to cost you should get at least three or four quotes from your list of possible damp proofing contractors.

Dunbar Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Dunbar damp proof specialist including pressure grouting, damp proof tanking, damp proofing services, cementitious tanking in Dunbar, resolving mould problems, damp proof membranes Dunbar, concrete damp proofing Dunbar, damp proofing estimates, damp proofing a basement in Dunbar, damp proofing injection cream treatments, condensation treatments, property preservation, wet rot treatment, cheap damp proofing Dunbar, timber surveys in Dunbar, damp proofing assessments, damp proofing brickwork, wood rot treatments, home damp proofing, cavity wall construction, damp proof sealing, damp proofing in bathrooms, missing damp proof course installations, condensation control, structural waterproofing, damp proofing inspections, damp proof injection in Dunbar, damp proofing internal walls, rising damp prevention, damp proofing old stone walls, japanese knotweed control, basement waterproofing, damp proof paint applications, damp proof coursing, chemical DPC injection, and lots more. These are just a handful of the duties that are conducted by people specialising in damp proofing. Dunbar specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.


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