Damp Proofing Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Fraserburgh Scotland (AB43): Damp problems in your property in Fraserburgh not only look unsightly, but they can also lead to major health and structural problems too. Ugly damp patches and peeling wallpaper can hide a much more serious issue which, if not remedied swiftly, can cost thousands of pounds to repair. If you think that you may have such damp issues you should bring in a competent Fraserburgh damp proofing company to check your property, and recommend the most suitable damp proofing treatment for your home.

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When considering dampness in Fraserburgh homes, there are basically three primary types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following article describes the causes of such damp issues in Fraserburgh, and the different techniques for preventing and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Common external factors that may cause penetrating damp include: unsound brickwork, defective guttering, broken or loose roof tiles and cavity wall problems. Internally, the causes can be leaky or burst pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing bathtubs or basins. If left to carry on leaking these elements allow water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which over time result in blistered or broken plaster, flaking paintwork and dark damp patches on walls.

Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you have a leaking roof that's been neglected for some time. Wet rot does not spread into the brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case the timbers of your roof become structurally compromised, necessitating a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the rafters, coupled with a distinctive musty smell from the decaying wood.

You shouldn't fret however, since to prevent these problems from occurring, a few simple steps such as cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, inspecting piping for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork should aleviate such issues. A certified Fraserburgh damp proof specialist will check all these areas in order to help prevent any further complications, as an integral part of fixing your damp issues.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is super easy to identify and is one of the most common forms of damp within many properties in Fraserburgh. When colder surfaces come into contact with warm, humid air, tiny water droplets form on those surfaces. In areas where high humidity is present, as in: boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, it is often caused because of poor ventilation.

Basic solutions to reduce condensation involve wiping up any droplets of water as they appear and making sure that there is enough ventilation in the troublesome areas. This might involve the installation or updating of cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks to help redirect the humid air outside of your home.

An in-depth damp proof survey by a reliable Fraserburgh company could also find areas which give rise to the problem by sucking in damp air from the outside. To adequately control condensation, airflow needs to be properly regulated. An experienced Fraserburgh damp proofing specialist will gladly offer advice and solutions in connection with this.

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RISING DAMP

Houses built since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. You might not have a damp course installed on your home or property in Fraserburgh if it was constructed prior to this period. It's a possibility that your damp proof membrane may have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a house built after this date.

Although rather difficult to identify, crumbling or rotten skirting boards, a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. If you see or think you might have any of these issues, it is possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.

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Solving rising damp problems can be as straightforward as checking your outside walls and seeing if you can see a damp proof course. It should be 150mm (approximately 6") above ground level for adequate protection. You could dig away the surrounding earth to generate this space if it is currently not enough, or you can install a higher damp proof membrane if the first option is not feasible.

If your damp proof course is installed and in order and the gap from the ground isn't the root cause of the problem, moisture may be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a more problematic issue.

Using a number of different methods, damp proofing specialists in Fraserburgh will swiftly detect and remedy rising damp. Older properties which either don't have a damp proof membrane, or have a compromised one that's damaged over a considerable area, can be treated with a damp proof injection cream such as Permaguard. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream sets it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proofing cream is not sufficient, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course might have to be put in. Unfortunately this is the most drastic of repair works, however it may be the only answer to your rising damp.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is yet another potential option for minimal areas of damage. This will be applied underneath your current floor coverings, so tiles, carpeting and laminate flooring will have to be lifted before any work is undertaken. Also used as a part of the "tanking" procedure to create a waterproof room, this is a particularly effectual treatment in cellar areas. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, your Fraserburgh damp proofing specialist may recommend the application of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for additional protection.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a basement or below ground area, is the process of covering exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. This has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, so any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the surfaces prepared correctly before work commences. Once this paint has been put on, it must be permitted to dry out completely before replastering and decorating on top of it. This is an incredibly disruptive job since it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, and it's wise to get more than one specialist opinion on whether this is the only solution to your rising damp.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Issues with condensation can certainly be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that these gadgets just cover up the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the drawback with the use of dehumidifiers. To obtain the best advice if you are suffering from mould or damp in any part of your home, you can get in touch with a professional damp proofing specialist in Fraserburgh.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN FRASERBURGH

The best recommendations for local specialists with regards to home improvement projects are normally friends and family. Before hiring any damp proof services, always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 price quotes from different Fraserburgh companies. If you're in any doubt about any company you can ask to look at professional memberships and qualifications.

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

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees that your selected damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has the required experience to offer a high quality damp proof service. In addition, it offers guarantees on any remedial work accomplished by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Fraserburgh and also nearby in: Cairnbulg, Gardenstown, Strichen, St Combs, Cuminestown, St Fergus, New Pitsligo, Broadsea, Rosehearty, Sandhaven, Inverallochy, Macduff, Lonmay, together with these postcodes AB43 9AE, AB43 9ED, AB43 9LY, AB43 8XR, AB43 9JU, AB43 9EJ, AB43 9HJ, AB43 9HS, AB43 7FY, AB43 9NG. Locally based Fraserburgh damp proofers will likely have the telephone code Dialling code 01346 and the postcode AB43. Checking this out should confirm you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Fraserburgh home and business owners are able to utilise these and countless other comparable services.

Scotland Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Current Scotland damp proofing projects: Iris Munro recently requested a quotation for fixing damp problems in Rosyth, Scotland. Tabitha Groves recently asked for a quote for resolving damp problems in Wishaw, Scotland. Lloyd and Elisabeth Jeffery recently requested a price quote for damp proofing a cellar in Law. Orion Stevens recently requested a quotation for solving condensation and mould problems in a bedroom in Macduff. Jake Conroy recently enquired about clearing up damp problems in a cottage in Innerleithen, Scotland. Jude Marshall and Lara Marshall recently enquired about getting a price for resolving damp and condensation issues in a bedroom in Balmedie. Jannat Watkins and Marc Watkins recently enquired about the possibility of solving damp problems in Saline, Scotland. Myra Llewellyn and Teddie Llewellyn recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a basement in Westquarter, Scotland. These Scotland householders conducted a search for "damp proofing Scotland" and found this website on Bing, Google or Yahoo.

Fraserburgh Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Fraserburgh damp proof specialist including pressure grouting, injection damp proofing, leak detection Fraserburgh, damp proof paint applications, mould treatment, damp proofing concrete floors, wet rot treatments, cementitious tanking in Fraserburgh, efflorescence solutions in Fraserburgh, damp proof coursing, cavity wall construction, woodworm treatments, damp proofing solutions in loft conversions in Fraserburgh, dampcourse installation, rising damp prevention, damp proofing services, cheap damp proofing, solving condensation problems, invasive weed control, dry rot treatments in Fraserburgh, industrial damp proofing Fraserburgh, chemical DPC injection, penetrating damp treatment, home damp proofing, property surveys, timber treatment in Fraserburgh, damp control Fraserburgh, wood rot treatment, wall tie replacement Fraserburgh, plaster replacement Fraserburgh, damp proof cream injections, damp proof membrane installation, damp proofing a basement, damp proof tanking Fraserburgh, structural waterproofing, and lots more. These are just an example of the tasks that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Fraserburgh contractors will let you know about their entire range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Recommendation from friends and family is often an excellent way of locating the perfect damp proofing service, so that ought to be your first calling point when looking for damp proofing professionals. Word of mouth recommendations are preferred over any other type of review or endorsement by around eighty per cent of people in Fraserburgh, so where possible, you should capitalize on this fact. You will want to get at least three or four estimates from your shortlist of potential contractors in Fraserburgh.

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Also find: Inverallochy damp proofing, St Fergus damp proofing, Cairnbulg damp proofing, Macduff damp proofing, New Pitsligo damp proofing, Cuminestown damp proofing, Sandhaven damp proofing, Gardenstown damp proofing, St Combs damp proofing, Rosehearty damp proofing, Strichen damp proofing, Lonmay damp proofing, Broadsea damp proofing services and more. Most of these places are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Fraserburgh home and business owners can get damp proofing estimates by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Fraserburgh: Damp proofing work has recently been done in the following Fraserburgh areas and streets - Phingask, Chapelton, Monterra House, Topping Gardens, Milton Of Craigellie, Noble Street, The Steadings, Murison Place, Mains Of Hatton, Max Headroom, Bard's Way, Beech Avenue, Cairnsleed, Bruce Circle, Robertson Road, West Pitblae, Frithside Street, Charlotte Street, Manse Street, Broadsea Road, Grattan Place, Northern Court, Cairnhill Drive, Bruan Court, Cross Street, Mid Gash, West Shore Road Industrial Estate, Castle View, Maconochie Road, as well as these local Fraserburgh postcodes: AB43 9AE, AB43 9ED, AB43 9LY, AB43 8XR, AB43 9JU, AB43 9EJ, AB43 9HJ, AB43 9HS, AB43 7FY, AB43 9NG. Work was done in these locations by experts in damp proofing. Fraserburgh home and business owners enjoyed trusted and dependable damp proofing services in every case.

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