Damp Proofing Euxton

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Damp Proofing Euxton Lancashire (PR7): Problems with damp in your home in Euxton don't only look unsightly, but they can also bring about serious health and structural problems as well. Peeling wallpaper, damp patches and flaking paintwork can hide far more serious problems, which could cost thousands to repair if they aren't quickly resolved. If you have an issue such as this there's very little that you can do to solve it yourself, and the best course of action is to call in a certified Euxton damp proofing company to carry out a thorough inspection and come up with realistic solutions.

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Essentially, with regards to damp within the home there are 3 key problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

We'll now examine these three main sorts of damp problems, and come up with recommendations for how to stop them happening and solve them, if they arise.

PENETRATING DAMP

Common external issues like: blocked cavity walls, damaged or porous brickwork, defective guttering or downpipes and cracked roof tiles, can all be key causes of penetrating damp. Internal factors behind penetrating damp may be damaged shower trays, overflowing baths or sinks and dripping or burst pipework. If left unresolved, woodwork and walls can be badly affected, and the certain indications of this will be damp, dark patches on walls, peeling or bubbling paintwork and blistered or broken plaster.

If you've got a leaky roof and it has been neglected for quite some time, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. If worse comes to worse, you may even have to rebuild the entire roof, because wet rot can cause severe problems with the structural integrity of your roofing timbers. An unfamiliar musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and signs of black fungus, could all indicate the existence of wet rot.

Preventative maintenance can be relatively basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, inspecting pipes for leaks and cleaning and checking your guttering & roof for leaks. A professional damp proofer in Euxton will check these areas in order to help avoid any future complications, as an integral part of resolving your issues with damp.

CONDENSATION

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One of the most common forms of damp in Euxton properties, condensation is extremely easy to identify. Small water droplets appear on cold surfaces when they make contact with moist, warm air. It often arises because of poor ventilation in areas where there's high humidity, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

Basic solutions to reduce condensation involve wiping up any droplets of water whenever they appear and making certain that there is adequate ventilation in the problem areas. This might call for the installation or upgrade of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans to help redirect the moisture laden air to the outside of the building.

The most effective way to establish the key things that give rise to the situation, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey done by a trusted Euxton company. With some properties damp air is drawn in from the outside, plainly making matters even worse. The most effective way to adequately minimise condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Euxton damp proofing technician will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Houses built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. If your home or property was built before this period it's conceivable you might not have this installed. It's a possibility that your damp proof membrane or course might have been damaged somehow if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a property built after this year.

Although rather difficult to identify, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. It's plausible that you may have a rising damp problem if you have seen one or all of these.

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Purely checking your home's exterior walls to spot if you've got a DPM can be the first step towards eliminating your problems with rising damp. To be sure of an adequate degree of protection the damp proof membrane needs to be above ground level by at least 150mm. Where you discover that this gap doesn't exist, you could dig away the earth to increase it, or if this process isn't plausible, a higher DPM will need to be put in.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your damp proof course is correct, there could be more serious issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, through your floor, and into the walls of your home.

Using a range of techniques, damp proofing experts in Euxton will swiftly identify and solve rising damp. Older properties which either have no damp proof course, or have a compromised one that is damaged over a significant area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream such as Dryzone. Holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar joint, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

If the damp proofing cream treatment isn't suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a new damp proof course might have to be put in. While this sort of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve damp problems, it may be your only effective solution when all is said and done.

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For smaller areas of membrane damage, yet another potential remedy could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Wooden flooring, tiles or carpets will need to be lifted prior to work being carried out, as it's applied beneath your current floor coverings. In cellar areas this is a particularly efficacious solution, and will form part of the "tanking" process which is used to create watertight spaces. For extra protection in these trouble spots, your Euxton damp proofing expert may recommend the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or below ground area, is a process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. As this coating must be applied to the base surface of floors and walls, all wall covering and plaster must be taken off before any work can commence, and all surfaces correctly prepared. As soon as this paint has been applied, it should be permitted to dry completely before replastering and decorating over the top of it. You must always obtain more than one expert opinion about whether this is really the only treatment for your rising damp, as this is an extremely disruptive process because it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Condensation problems can definitely be improved by means of dehumidifiers, which are a highly efficacious way to remove moisture from the air. The downside with the use of dehumidifiers in seeking to eliminate mould and damp is that they just hide the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. To get the most reliable advice if you are suffering from dampness in any part of your home, you should speak to a professional damp proofing specialist in Euxton.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN EUXTON

Friends and relatives should always be the first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations for local specialists. When possible you should always see if you can obtain at least 3 or 4 different quotations from a range of companies, and before signing up to any particular damp proofing services, you can ask to see professional memberships and qualifications, as proof of their credibility.

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

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees that your preferred damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the required experience to offer a high quality damp proof service. Any work undertaken by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Euxton and also in: Leyland, Buckshaw Village, Eccleston, Haskin, Heapey, Wheelton, Sollom, Barbers Moor, Ulnes Walton, Whittle-le-Woods, Charnock Richard, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, White Coppice, Croston, and in these postcodes PR7 6FU, PR7 6BQ, PR7 6JP, PR7 6DE, PR7 6EN, PR7 6HQ, PR7 6NY, PR7 6AE, PR7 6DT, PR7 6LP. Locally based Euxton damp proofers will probably have the telephone code 01257 and the postcode PR7. Checking this should ensure you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Euxton householders will be able to utilise these and various other comparable services.

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be carried out by your local Euxton damp proofing specialist including japanese knotweed control, damp proof injection, vapour barriers in Euxton, concrete repair, concrete damp proofing Euxton, damp control, damp proof sealing, floor damp proofing Euxton, cheap damp proofing Euxton, dry rot treatments, condensation control Euxton, damp proofing walls, timber preservation Euxton, leak detection Euxton, domestic damp proofing Euxton, damp proofing a garage, damp proofing brickwork, invasive weed control in Euxton, cellar damp proofing Euxton, wall damp proofing Euxton, damp proofing old stone walls, damp proofing services, damp proof paint applications, damp proof tanking in Euxton, treatments for penetrating damp, home damp proofing, wood rot treatments Euxton, mould treatments, dampproofing surveys Euxton, damp proofing assessments, condensation solutions, flood defence Euxton, solving condensation problems in Euxton, retaining wall damp proofing Euxton, cavity wall construction, and lots more. These are just some of the tasks that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Euxton providers will keep you informed about their entire range of damp proofing services.

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Also find: Haskin damp proofers, Croston damp proofers, Eccleston damp proofers, Barbers Moor damp proofers, Charnock Richard damp proofers, Buckshaw Village damp proofers, Heapey damp proofers, Clayton-le-Woods damp proofers, Ulnes Walton damp proofers, Wheelton damp proofers, Leyland damp proofers, White Coppice damp proofers, Whittle-le-Woods damp proofers, Chorley damp proofers, Sollom damp proofing services and more. Most of these villages and towns are served by companies who do damp proofing. Euxton business and home owners can get estimates by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Euxton: Some Euxton streets and roads where damp proofing work has recently been carried out - Barnside, Briar Avenue, Foxhole Road, Mallom Avenue, Wentworth Drive, Beech Avenue, Shawbrook Close, Lytham Court, Rose Hill, Columbine Close, Regents Way, Grasmere Close, Roby Avenue, Limes Avenue, Troon Close, Seaforth Crescent, Aycliffe Drive, St Andrews Close, Hillside Close, Chiltern Avenue, Sunningdale Drive, Meadowcroft, Greenside, Apple Tree Close, Muirfield Close, Runshaw Hall Lane, as well as the following local Euxton postcodes: PR7 6FU, PR7 6BQ, PR7 6JP, PR7 6DE, PR7 6EN, PR7 6HQ, PR7 6NY, PR7 6AE, PR7 6DT, PR7 6LP. These locations recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Euxton home and property owners enjoyed the benefits of professional and reliable damp proofing services.

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