Damp Proofing Elgin

Elgin Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Elgin Scotland (IV30): Damp problems in your house in Elgin not just look unattractive, but they can bring about major health and structural issues as well. More significant issues can also be hidden by peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and could cost you thousands of pounds to repair if not cured swiftly. It is frequently cheaper in the longer term to get in touch with an experienced Elgin damp proofing specialist to survey your house, and provide an extensive damp proofing treatment for your dwelling.

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When considering dampness in Elgin buildings, there are essentially 3 primary causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you'll find information on what may be causing damp problems in your home or business in Elgin, and how you might go about fixing them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Commonplace external factors that may lead to penetrating damp in your home include: cracked roof tiles, cavity wall problems, unsound brickwork and damaged guttering. Inside a building, it can be triggered by leaking or burst pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing baths or basins. If water continues to soak into the woodwork and walls, the noticeable signs over time are going to be broken or blistering plaster, damp dark patches on walls and peeling paintwork.

If you've got a leaky roof and it has been left untreated for a while, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Although it is fortunate that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof if the timbers of your roof become unsound structurally. A distinctive musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and signs of black fungus growth, could all indicate the presence of wet rot.

Simple actions like inspecting piping for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, are the basic preventative maintenance measures. An experienced Elgin damp proof service will check all of these areas to help prevent any future problems, as part of resolving your dampness issues.

CONDENSATION

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A common form of damp in Elgin properties, condensation is extremely easy to identify. When warm, humid air comes into contact with cool surfaces (such as windows), minute droplets of water quickly appear. In places where high humidity is present, such as: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, condensation arises due to inadequate ventilation.

Wiping up any droplets of water that form, and making sure there's enough ventilation in the affected areas, are amongst the easiest answers to such issues. Redirecting humid air to the outside of your property in Elgin, by upgrading or fitting air bricks, extractors and cooker hoods, will help you to remedy this problem.

There could possibly be issues with sucking in damp air from the outside, and by completing an in-depth damp proof survey a specialist in Elgin will identify things that play a role in the problem. To satisfactorily minimise condensation problems, airflow needs to be properly regulated. An experienced Elgin damp proofing technician will be able to offer advice and solutions in this regard.

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RISING DAMP

Since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses constructed in Great Britain. You might not have a damp course on your house in Elgin if it was built prior to this period. If your house was built after this year, but you're still suffering with rising damp, it may be that the damp proof course has been damaged.

Although hard to identify, "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. It is possible that you could have a rising damp issue if you have noticed one or all of these.

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Merely checking your property's exterior walls to find out if you've got a DPM can be the first step towards eliminating your problems with rising damp. For adequate protection it needs to be 150mm (around 6") above ground level. If this is not the case you may be able to dig the ground away to generate this space, or if this is not possible, you can put in a higher damp proof membrane (DPM).

You might have more problematic issues if you find that your damp course is okay, and it might be that the dampness is rising up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be even more of a concern.

Elgin damp proofing specialists will quickly be able to ascertain the causes of your rising damp issues, and employing a number of procedures will quickly deal with the problem. A damp proof cream can be carefully injected into your wall if you've got an older property with no damp proof membrane, or it is damaged over a significant area. Holes are drilled at intervals along the brickwork, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective, horizontal waterproof barrier.

If the damp proof cream treatment is not appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a new damp proof course might need to be put in. Regrettably this is taking repair work to the extreme, but it may be the only resolution to your rising damp issues.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another possible option for smaller areas of damp course damage. Tiles, laminate flooring or carpeting will have to be lifted before any work is done, because it is applied under your current floor coverings. In basements this is an especially efficacious solution, and will form part of the tanking process which is used to create watertight spaces. Your Elgin damp proof technician might advise the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, additional protection in these troublesome areas.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a cellar or below ground area is referred to as "tanking". Since this watertight coating needs to be applied to the bare surfaces of floors and walls, any plaster and wall covering must be taken off before any work can begin, and the relevant surfaces correctly prepared. As soon as this coating has been applied, it must be permitted to dry out completely before replastering the wall surfaces and decorating on top of it. You must always obtain more than one specialist opinion about whether this is really the only answer to your rising damp, because this is a really disruptive process because it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

To help with problems with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are quite effective. The main drawback with the use of dehumidifiers in attempting to reduce mould and damp is that they primarily cover up the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. To get the most reliable advice if you are suffering from damp in any part of your home, you can contact a professional damp proofing specialist in Elgin.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN ELGIN

As with just about any home improvement project, the most reliable recommendations for a professional can be obtained from friends and family. If possible you should always try to get at least 3 or 4 different quotes from a range of companies, and before signing up to any particular damp proofing providers, you should ask to see professional memberships and accreditations, as proof of their credibility.

Look out for technicians holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments accreditations, or local companies who are members of the Damp Proofing Association or the Property Care Association.

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the appropriate practical experience to provide a first class damp proof service, if they've got membership of the DPA or PCA. Such professional memberships also means there are certain guarantees for any work accomplished.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Elgin and also nearby in: Lossiemouth, Buckie, Burghead, Palmerscross, Hopeman, Fochabers, Huntly, Forres, Dufftown, Craigellachie, Findhorn, Moss of Barmuckity, Bishopmill, Kinloss, Llanbryde, Rothes, New Elgin, Keith, Alves, and in these postcodes IV30 1JL, IV30 1QU, IV30 1AT, IV30 1SQ, IV30 1PR, IV30 1PA, IV30 1RQ, IV30 1EG, IV30 1SN, IV30 1NS. Local Elgin damp proofing specialist will probably have the postcode IV30 and the telephone code 01343. Checking this can confirm that you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Elgin property owners will be able to benefit from these and countless other related services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It's fairly likely that somebody you know will have had damp proofing work done recently, so you can family and friends for recommendations of damp proofing specialists they have used recently in Elgin. In the final analysis, a word of mouth testimonial is more likely to be accepted, and this comes as no great surprise, because we all love to talk about products and services to our friends and relatives. You should prepare a shortlist of at least 2 or 3 damp proofing companies and obtain a price quote from each of them.

Elgin Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be completed by your local Elgin damp proofing specialist including solving mould problems, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proof sealing, damp proof paint application Elgin, concrete repairs, industrial damp proofing in Elgin, domestic damp proofing in Elgin, damp proofing quotations, invasive weed control, treatments for condensation, cellar waterproofing, property surveys, the treament of efflorescence, vapour barriers in Elgin, solutions for penetrating damp in Elgin, damp proofing assessments, damp control, timber surveys in Elgin, mould treatment, chemical DPC injection, damp proofing brickwork, structural waterproofing Elgin, damp proofing a basement, dampcourse installations Elgin, flood defence, damp proofing walls, injection damp proofing, dry rot treatments Elgin, home damp proofing Elgin, cavity wall construction, condensation control Elgin, damp proofing a garage, damp proof tanking, cementitious tanking, wet rot treatments in Elgin, and lots more. These are just an example of the activities that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Elgin contractors will inform you of their whole range of damp proofing services.

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Also find: Craigellachie damp proofing, Palmerscross damp proofing, Lossiemouth damp proofing, Fochabers damp proofing, Kinloss damp proofing, Buckie damp proofing, Rothes damp proofing, Keith damp proofing, Alves damp proofing, Forres damp proofing, Bishopmill damp proofing, Dufftown damp proofing, Burghead damp proofing, Hopeman damp proofing, Moss of Barmuckity damp proofing, Llanbryde damp proofing, New Elgin damp proofing, Huntly damp proofing, Findhorn damp proofing services and more. All of these towns and villages are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Elgin property owners can get damp proofing price quotes by clicking here.

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