Damp Proofing Eckington

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Damp Proofing Eckington Derbyshire (S21): Damp problems in your house in Eckington may not only look unappealing, but they can also cause serious structural and health issues as well. More significant issues can also be concealed under peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and could cost thousands to repair if not treated promptly. If you've got an issue like this there's very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best option is to call on a certified Eckington damp proofing company to undertake a thorough inspection and come up with realistic solutions.

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In Eckington homes there are 3 main problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 primary forms of damp are discussed in depth below, along with recommendations for prevention and resolution, if you happen to discover them in your home in Eckington.


Penetrating damp can be caused by a variety of external factors for example: cavity wall issues, unsound brickwork, loose or cracked roof tiles and damaged guttering. From within, cracked shower trays, leaky or burst pipes and overflowing bathtubs or basins, can lead to penetrating damp. If left uncontrolled, flaking paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and broken or blistering plaster, will be the visible signs of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can occur in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaky roof that's left untreated for a while. Wet rot cannot spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case the timbers of your roof become structurally compromised, requiring a new roof. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the wood, coupled with a distinctive musty smell from the rotting wood.

Simple actions like cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks, repointing brickwork and examining piping for leaks, can be the basic preventative maintenance measures. A competent Eckington damp proof specialist will check these areas in order to help avoid any further problems, as an integral part of fixing your damp issues.


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Condensation is extremely easy to identify and is a common form of damp within many properties in Eckington. Small droplets of water appear on cool surfaces when moist, warm air makes contact with them. It often manifests because of inadequate ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

Wiping up any droplets of water that form, and ensuring you've got enough ventilation in the affected areas, are amongst the easiest answers to such issues. This may require the updating or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans to help redirect the damp air to the outside of your house.

There might be issues with sucking in damp air from outside, and by carrying out a detailed damp proofing survey a specialist in Eckington will find circumstances that bring about the situation. Airflow has to be properly regulated to effectively minimise condensation problems, and a professional damp proofing technician will be able to offer advice and solutions on this subject.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on homes built in the United Kingdom since 1875. You may not have a damp proof course installed on your home or property in Eckington if it was built earlier than this. If you're suffering with rising damp in a house constructed after this period it's possible your damp proof membrane or course has been damaged somehow.

If you believe that you might have rising damp, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and tide marks on walls, are good signs that you might be correct. It's possible that you might have a rising damp issue if you've seen one or all of these.

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The first step towards managing your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether or not you've got a damp proof course on the external walls of your property in Eckington. To be sure of a satisfactory degree of protection the DPM needs to be above ground level by no less than 150 millimetres (around 6"). You could dig the surrounding soil away to generate this gap if it is currently not sufficient, or you can put in a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) if the first option is not plausible.

If your damp course is correct and the gap isn't the explanation for the problem, dampness could be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a more problematic issue.

Using a variety of techniques, damp proofing experts in Eckington will quickly identify and resolve rising damp issues. If you have an older home with no damp proof course or it is damaged over a substantial area, a damp proof cream can be carefully injected into your outside walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the brickwork, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to form an effective, horizontal water-repelling barrier.

If the damage to your damp course membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing injection cream isn't a satisfactory solution, you might need to put in a brand new damp proof course. Whilst this level of repair work is a pretty extreme way to solve rising damp problems, it may be the only solution in the end.

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For less severe areas of damp course damage, another possible option could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. This will be applied beneath your current floor coverings, so tiles, carpeting and wood flooring must be lifted before any work can be undertaken. In cellars this is a particularly efficacious solution, and will form part of the tanking process which is used to create watertight spaces. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried, your Eckington damp proof specialist might suggest the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: In basements, cellars and below ground areas of a property, "tanking" is a process where any exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. All wall covering and plaster must be taken off and the appropriate surfaces prepared properly before the commencement of any work, because this coating must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. You can replaster the walls and decorate on top of it, as soon as the paint has dried out completely. This is a highly disruptive job because it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, and it is wise to get more than one specialist opinion on whether this really is the only treatment for your rising damp issues.


Condensation issues can certainly be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way to remove moisture from the air. The issue with dehumidifier use in attempting to eliminate damp and mould is that they basically mask the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. An experienced damp proofing company in Eckington will be happy to give you advice on possible solutions if you're suffering from damp or mould in any area of your home.


As with just about any home improvement project, the most reliable recommendations for a professional can be obtained from friends and family. Before employing any damp proofing services, you should try to obtain at least 2 or 3 price quotes from a variety of Eckington companies. If you've got any doubts about any specific damp proofing company you could ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships.

Watch out for technicians holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) accreditations, or local companies who are members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA).

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees that your selected damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to provide you with a top notch damp proofing service. Such memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any work performed.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Eckington and also in nearby places like: Mosborough, Hollingwood, Dronfield, Mastin Moor, Clowne, Barlborough, Troway, Ridgeway, Staveley, Spinkhill, Killamarsh, Renishaw, Owlthorpe, Barrow Hill, Halfway, Whitwell, Marsh Lane, together with these postcodes S21 4HP, S21 4GA, S21 4EY, S21 4AD, S21 4DT, S21 4DU, S21 4HA, S21 4FD, S21 4BD, S21 4FL. Locally based Eckington damp proof specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01246 and the postcode S21. Checking this out will guarantee you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Eckington home and business owners can benefit from these and various other similar services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It's frequently the recommendations of friends and family members for a certain person or company that can be the best source of damp proofing possibilities in Eckington. Word of mouth is usually seen as much better than reviews or commercial advertising, since it provides a clearer idea of quality, and comes from the mouth of a person who you trust. It is still wise to get at least three or four quotes from various companies in the area, even though someone you know has highly recommended a certain damp proofing contractor.

Eckington Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be accomplished by your local Eckington damp proofing specialist including property surveys Eckington, cellar damp proofing, rising damp prevention Eckington, damp proof paint application Eckington, dry rot treatment, plaster replacement Eckington, basement tanking Eckington, landlord damp proofing services, concrete repair in Eckington, rising damp treatments, condensation solutions, wood rot treatment, the treament of efflorescence, solving mould problems, cavity wall construction, leak detection, condensation control, damp proof tanking, damp proof sealing, damp proofing quotes, rising damp advice, structural waterproofing, timber surveys Eckington, damp course installations, damp proofing a cellar in Eckington, commercial tanking, damp proofing in bedrooms Eckington, mould treatments, industrial damp proofing, residential damp proofing, home damp proofing, damp treatments, woodworm treatment in Eckington, damp proofing assessments, damp proof coursing, and lots more. These are just a small portion of the duties that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Eckington companies will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.

Derbyshire Damp Proofing Enquiries

Derbyshire Damp Proofing Enquiries

Latest Derbyshire damp proofing requirements: Brooklyn and Pearl Mohammed recently requested an estimate for fixing damp problems in a detached house in Stanley Common. Arlo Radcliffe and Lois Radcliffe recently asked for an estimate for clearing up damp and condensation issues in a hallway in Lower Pilsley. Mr and Mrs Plummer recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up condensation and mould issues in a cottage in Hope. Morgan and Steven Orchard recently asked for a price quote for resolving condensation and mould issues in a bungalow in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Mr and Mrs Walton recently asked for a quote for damp proofing a bedroom in a semi-detached house in Eckington, Derbyshire. Karol Riches recently enquired about getting a price for eliminating mould and condensation issues in a terraced house in Stonebroom. Piotr Pemberton and Mya Pemberton recently asked for a price quote for clearing up damp problems in a detached house in Tintwistle. Leon and Esther Bob recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up damp problems in a detached house in Crich, Derbyshire. All of these Derbyshire home owners did a search for "damp proofing Derbyshire" and found this webpage on Google, Bing or Yahoo.

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Around Derbyshire you'll also discover: Barlow damp proof specialists, Heanor damp proofers, Darley Dale damp proofing, Hayfield damp proofing specialists, Little Eaton damp proofing, Clowne damp proof specialists, Little Eaton damp proof specialists, Morton damp proofers, Alfreton damp proofing, Castle Gresley damp proofers, Melbourne damp proofing, Ripley damp proofing specialists, Netherseal damp proofing specialists, Quarndon damp proofers, Stanley Common damp proof specialists, Tintwistle damp proofing, Ironville damp proofing specialists, Heanor damp proof specialists, South Normanton damp proof specialists, Coton in the Elms damp proofing specialists, Eyam damp proofers, Church Wilne damp proof specialists, Burnaston damp proofers, Furness Vale damp proofing, Denby damp proofing specialists, Clowne damp proofing specialists, Shirland damp proofing, Great Longstone damp proofing, New Houghton damp proofing specialists.

All throughout Derbyshire you will be able to find damp proofing experts who will offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find the ideal damp proof expert in Eckington itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.


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Also find: Marsh Lane damp proofing, Killamarsh damp proofing, Staveley damp proofing, Halfway damp proofing, Mosborough damp proofing, Clowne damp proofing, Spinkhill damp proofing, Dronfield damp proofing, Barlborough damp proofing, Owlthorpe damp proofing, Barrow Hill damp proofing, Troway damp proofing, Renishaw damp proofing, Whitwell damp proofing, Mastin Moor damp proofing, Ridgeway damp proofing, Hollingwood damp proofing services and more. All of these towns and villages are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Eckington business and home owners can get damp proofing estimates by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Eckington: Folks who live in the following areas and roads have recently requested damp proofing - Church Street, Ravencar Road, Hague Avenue, Carterhall Lane, Doe Lane, Collage Road, Hardie Street, Mill Road, Hazlehurst Lane, Fanshaw Road, Emmett Carr Close, Kestrel Drive, White Hart Corner, Ducksett Lane, Eckington Road, Back Lane, Broomhill Close, Ridgeway Moor, Stanier Way, Hawksway, Field Avenue, Rotherside Road, Edward Street, Reynard Crescent, Fenton Street, Cary Road, Garden Avenue, Brook Street, Wulfric Road, as well as the following local Eckington postcodes: S21 4HP, S21 4GA, S21 4EY, S21 4AD, S21 4DT, S21 4DU, S21 4HA, S21 4FD, S21 4BD, S21 4FL. Work was completed in these locations by experts in damp proofing. Eckington business and home owners were given high quality and competent damp proofing services in every case.

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More Eckington Tradesmen: Of course, when you happen to be doing home improvements and repairs in Eckington, Derbyshire, you'll likely need all kinds of different tradespeople and along with a damp proofer in Eckington, Derbyshire, you could also need tilers in Eckington, waste clearance in Eckington, garage conversion in Eckington, electricians in Eckington, SKIP HIRE in Eckington, scaffolding in Eckington, a building contractor in Eckington, a plasterer in Eckington, screeding in Eckington, brick & stone cleaning in Eckington, a plumber in Eckington, a bricklayer in Eckington, cellar conversion in Eckington, flooring specialists in Eckington, a carpenter in Eckington, repointing in Eckington, a handyman in Eckington, a painter & decorator in Eckington, rendering in Eckington, and other different Eckington craftsmen.

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(This damp proofing Eckington article was last updated on 19-05-2022)