Damp Proofing Fair Oak

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Damp Proofing Fair Oak Hampshire (SO50): Problems with damp in your home in Fair Oak don't just look unsightly, but they can cause dangerous health and structural problems too. More significant issues can also be concealed beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and can cost you 1000s to repair if not resolved immediately. If you have a problem such as this there is very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best option is to get in touch with a certified Fair Oak damp proofing company to undertake a thorough inspection and suggest solutions.

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When considering dampness in Fair Oak buildings, there are essentially three main classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The next article describes the causes of such problems with damp in Fair Oak, and the different techniques for preventing and solving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in the home can be attributable to a variety of external factors for example: cracks in brickwork, cavity wall issues, broken or loose roof tiles and defective guttering. Inside your Fair Oak property, penetrating damp can result from overflowing baths or sinks, damaged shower trays and burst or dripping pipes. If left uncontrolled, blistered or broken plaster, flaking paintwork and dark damp patches on walls, will be the noticeable signs of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

Wet rot can arise in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof which is been neglected over a period of time. While it doesn't 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 to have a new roof - extremely costly! A distinctive musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and indications of black fungus growth, could all herald the presence of wet rot.

You need not panic however, since to prevent these problems from occurring, a few basic steps such as repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and inspecting piping for leaks should reduce such concerns. A knowledgeable Fair Oak damp proof service provider will check all of these areas to help prevent any future complications, as an integral part of solving your issues with damp.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is extremely easy to spot and one of the most common forms of damp in many homes in Fair Oak. Tiny droplets of water form on cooler surfaces when they come into contact with warm, moist air. In areas with high humidity, such as: boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, it arises due to poor ventilation.

Simple strategies to prevent condensation include wiping up any water droplets as they appear and ensuring that you have sufficient ventilation in the trouble spots. The necessary steps might involve the upgrading or installation of cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks, with the purpose of redirecting moist air outside of your property in Fair Oak.

There may be issues with drawing in moist air from the outside, and by conducting a detailed damp proofing survey a specialist in Fair Oak will identify things that bring about the situation. The most effective way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow properly, and your local Fair Oak damp proofing specialist will offer guidance and advice on how this can be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard on houses constructed in the United Kingdom since 1875. If your home was built before this time it's perfectly possible you might not have one installed. It's a possibility that your damp proof course or membrane could have been damaged if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a property built after this year.

If you believe that you may have rising damp in your home, crumbling or rotten skirting boards, tide marks on walls and white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls, are fair indications that you may be right. Whilst the existence of these is not conclusive, they're all indications of rising damp problems.

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The initial step towards handling your problems with rising damp should be to simply check whether or not you've actually got a DPM on the external walls of your property in Fair Oak. For adequate protection it should be 150mm (approximately 6 inches) above ground level. If you discover this space does not exist, you could dig the earth away to increase it, or if this process is not feasible, a higher damp proof membrane will have to be installed.

If this isn't the cause of the problem and your DPM (damp proof membrane) is installed and in order, there may be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, through your floor, and into your walls.

Using a number of different techniques, damp proofing specialists in Fair Oak can swiftly identify and remedy your rising damp problems. If you've got a somewhat older property with no damp proof course or one that is damaged over a wide area, a damp proof cream can be carefully injected into your wall. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the mortar course, and before the cream sets it turns into liquid and penetrates into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the deterioration of your membrane is too drastic, or if damp proofing injection cream is not an appropriate solution, you might have to install a brand new damp proof course. While this sort of repair work is a pretty extreme way to solve rising damp, it might be your only solution at the end of the day.

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Yet another remedy for smaller areas of damage could include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Since this is going to be applied beneath your existing floor coverings, carpeting, tiles and wooden flooring will have to be lifted and removed before this procedure can commence. Also used as part of the "tanking" process to make a room watertight, this is an especially effective treatment in cellars. Before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, your Fair Oak damp proof specialist might suggest a layer of building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: In basements, cellars and below ground areas of a house, "tanking" is the process where exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. This has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, therefore any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the relevant surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins. You can replaster any walls and decorate over it, as soon as the paint has dried out completely. This is an exceptionally disruptive job since it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, and it is preferable to get more than one expert's opinion about whether this really is the only resolution to your rising damp issues.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

To help with condensation problems, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are fairly efficient. The trouble with dehumidifiers in seeking to stop dampness is that they just alleviate the cause of the damp, not cure it. A competent damp proofing specialist in Fair Oak will be able to advise on possible solutions if you're suffering from damp or mould in any area of your property.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN FAIR OAK

Friends and relations should invariably be your first choice when you are trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Before employing any damp proofing services, you should see if you can get at least 3 or 4 estimates from various Fair Oak companies. If you're in any doubt about any specific damp proofing company you could ask to look at professional membership certificates and accreditations.

Professional Fair Oak damp proofing specialists should be signed up members of either the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association, or have qualifications from the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB).

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is well qualified and has the appropriate experience to offer a top notch damp proofing service, if they have membership of the DPA or PCA. Such professional memberships also means that there are guarantees for any remedial work carried out.

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Damp proofing can be done in Fair Oak and also nearby in: Bishops Waltham, Bishopstoke, Durley Street, Eastleigh, Portswood, Durley, Curdridge, Upham, Colden Common, West End, Droxford, Horton Heath, Townshill Park, Fishers Pond, Owlesbury, Chandlers Ford, together with these postcodes SO50 7EY, SO50 7FY, SO50 7GT, SO50 7BW, SO50 7HX, SO50 7GL, SO50 7JY, SO50 7QD, SO50 8DB, SO50 7FE. Locally based Fair Oak damp proofing specialist will likely have the telephone dialling code 023 and the postcode SO50. Verifying this can make sure that you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Fair Oak property owners are able to benefit from these and many other related services.

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There is a variety of work that can be carried out by your local Fair Oak damp proofing specialist including timber treatment, landlord damp proofing services, the treament of efflorescence Fair Oak, solving mould problems, structural waterproofing in Fair Oak, condensation treatments, rising damp advice, damp proof injection cream treatments, damp proofing services, damp proofing assessments, damp proof sealing, home damp proofing, residential damp proofing Fair Oak, damp proofing prices Fair Oak, damp course installations, leak detection, rising damp prevention, damp proof membrane installation Fair Oak, chemical DPC injection, flood defence in Fair Oak, dampproofing surveys, cheap damp proofing, injection damp proofing in Fair Oak, cellar tanking, commercial tanking, damp proofing in conservatories, damp proofing concrete floors in Fair Oak, pressure grouting Fair Oak, damp proofing a cellar, woodworm treatment, penetrating damp treatment, concrete repairs Fair Oak, timber surveys, commercial damp proofing Fair Oak, damp proof coursing, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the tasks that are handled by those specialising in damp proofing. Fair Oak companies will be happy to tell you about their entire range of damp proofing services.

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In the Hampshire area you will also discover: Sandleheath damp proofing specialists, Hyde damp proofers, Amport damp proofing, Colden Common damp proofing specialists, Waterlooville damp proofing specialists, Waltham Chase damp proof specialists, Durley damp proof specialists, Barton on Sea damp proofing specialists, Steep damp proofers, Locks Heath damp proofers, Abbotts Ann damp proofers, Oakley damp proof specialists, Botley damp proofing, Burghclere damp proofing specialists, Burley damp proofing specialists, Widley damp proof specialists, Old Basing damp proofing, Lee on the Solent damp proof specialists, Enham Alamein damp proofers, Steep damp proof specialists, Everton damp proof specialists, Harestock damp proofing specialists, Rowlands Castle damp proofing, Littleton damp proofers, Liphook damp proofing specialists, Lyndhurst damp proofing specialists, Blackfield damp proofing specialists, Purbrook damp proofing specialists, Binsted damp proofing.

All throughout Hampshire you will be able to find damp proofing experts who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you're unable to find a suitable damp proof expert in Fair Oak itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.

Friends & Family Recommendations

A great idea, when you're looking for a contractor or service for your project in Fair Oak, is to get recommendations from friends and relatives. Together with filtering out bad contractors and companies that have an atrocious service record, word of mouth referrals are usually the most effective way to identify someone who's suitable for your requirements.

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Asking a friend or relative for advice also means you can get an insight into the punctuality and reliability of the contractor, and if anything went awry, how quick were problems rectified and what the contractor's attitude was like. You can get an understanding of how the price charged for the work compared to the original estimate they were given, which, unless they have a guaranteed price promise, can be difficult to get directly from the contractors.

At the end of the day, when it comes to advice, your friends and family members are individuals you know and trust to be honest and truthful. If you find that they're reluctant to chat about a certain company or contractor it is likely because they have had a poor experience. And, rather than 'bad mouthing' a poor contractor, many people might even suggest some alternative company, because generally speaking most people will be perfectly willing to recommend a decent contractor and less inclined to talk about a poor one.

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Also find: Owlesbury damp proofing, Durley damp proofing, Droxford damp proofing, Curdridge damp proofing, Townshill Park damp proofing, Bishops Waltham damp proofing, West End damp proofing, Portswood damp proofing, Fishers Pond damp proofing, Upham damp proofing, Durley Street damp proofing, Chandlers Ford damp proofing, Eastleigh damp proofing, Horton Heath damp proofing, Bishopstoke damp proofing, Colden Common damp proofing services and more. All of these towns and villages are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Fair Oak home and business owners can get quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Fair Oak: Households in Latham Close, Glebe Court, Anfield Close, New Road, Magnolia Grove, Brunswick Road, The Drove, Upper Barn Copse, Howard Close, The Beeches, Newbury Close, Mitchell Drive, Mill Court, Winifred Close, Pavilion Close, Brackley Avenue, Rosebay Close, Orchard Road, Fairoak Road, Oak Drive, Ninian Close, Athena Close, Dell Close, White Hart Road, Epsom Close, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also undertaken in these local Fair Oak postcodes: SO50 7EY, SO50 7FY, SO50 7GT, SO50 7BW, SO50 7HX, SO50 7GL, SO50 7JY, SO50 7QD, SO50 8DB, SO50 7FE. Work was executed in these areas by experts in damp proofing. Fair Oak home and business owners enjoyed the benefits of high quality and dependable damp proofing services in every case.

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