Damp Proofing Galston

Galston Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Galston Scotland (KA4): It's not just the fact that damp problems look terrible, they can also cause chronic health issues and result in serious structural damage. More significant issues can also be hidden under peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and can cost thousands of pounds to fix if not dealt with promptly. If you think that you may have such problems you must bring in an experienced Galston damp proofing company to check out your property, and come up with the most suitable damp proofing treatment for your home.

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In Galston buildings there are three major problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following article describes what causes such problems with damp in Galston, and the various ways of avoiding and resolving them.


Penetrating damp in buildings can be attributable to numerous external factors for instance: cavity wall issues, broken roof tiles, defective guttering and unsound brickwork. From within, the causes can be burst or leaking pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing baths or basins. If left unchecked, dark damp patches on walls, broken or blistered plaster and peeling paintwork, will be the noticeable results of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

If left untreated for an extended period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to occur in your roof timbers. Wet rot cannot spread into the brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. A unique musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and the appearance of black fungus, could all herald the presence of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for instance repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks and inspecting pipes for leaks. A professional Galston damp proof specialist will check all these areas in order to help prevent any future complications, as an element of fixing your issues with dampness.


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Condensation is super easy to spot and one of the most common forms of damp within many houses in Galston. Minute droplets of water form on cooler surfaces when warm, moist air comes into contact with these surfaces. Poor ventilation in areas with high humidity, for instance in kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, is the most common explanation for condensation.

Basic strategies to stop condensation include wiping away any water droplets whenever they appear and ensuring you have sufficient ventilation in the problem areas. Redirecting humid air outside of your property in Galston, by fitting or updating extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks, will help you to remedy this annoying problem.

The best way to establish the main factors that bring about the situation, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey carried out by a trusted Galston company. Occasionally damp air is sucked in from the outside, plainly making matters even worse. To adequately minimise condensation problems, airflow needs to be properly regulated. A professional Galston damp proofing technician will be more than happy to offer solutions and advice in regards to this.

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Homes constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. It is quite possible that you may not have one fitted if your house in Galston was built in the years before this. If your property was constructed after this date, but you're still experiencing rising damp, it may be that your damp proof membrane or course has been damaged.

Although tricky to distinguish, "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. While the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they're all clear indications of rising damp.

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Just checking your home's external walls to see if you've got a damp course can be one step towards managing your problems with rising damp. To be certain of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp proof course should be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm. If this is not the case you can dig away the ground to generate this gap, or if this is not possible, you can install a damp proof membrane higher up.

You could have more serious issues if you discover that your damp proof course is fine, and it might be that the moisture is rising from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls, which is going to be an even more concerning predicament.

Galston damp proofing experts will swiftly be able to figure out the cause of your rising damp, and employing a number of different methods will quickly resolve the problem. If you've got an older house with no DPM or it is damaged over a substantial area, a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your outside walls. Holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to form an effective waterproof barrier.

If the damage to your membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing injection cream isn't a satisfactory treatment, you might need to install a new damp proof course. Though this is of course a fairly extreme plan of action, it might be the best way to solve your damp issues in an effective way.

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Another potential solution for minimal areas of damage could include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Because this is going to be applied under your existing floor coverings, carpeting, tiles and wood flooring will have to be lifted and moved before this procedure can commence. This is especially effective in cellars as a part of the tanking procedure to create a watertight room. For added protection in such troublesome areas, your Galston damp proof expert might suggest a layer of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out.

Tanking: In cellars, basements and below ground areas of a property, tanking is the process where exposed surfaces are covered in a watertight coating. This must be applied at the base level of floors and walls, and so any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the relevant surfaces prepared properly before any work begins. You can replaster and decorate over the top, as soon as the paint has dried out completely. As it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is a very disruptive process. It is therefore recommended that you contact at least 3 damp proofing specialists to guarantee that this really is the only possible option.


Condensation problems can definitely be helped through the use of dehumidifiers, which are a highly efficacious way to remove moisture from the air. The main drawback with dehumidifiers in trying to reduce mould and damp is that they simply cover up the cause of the damp, not cure it. A reliable damp proofing company in Galston will be ready to give you advice on the best solution if you're suffering from mould or damp in any area of your home.


The most reliable recommendations for professionals with regards to home improvements are generally neighbours and friends. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, always see if you can get at least 3 or 4 estimates from a variety of Galston companies. If you're in any doubt about any particular damp proofing company you can ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships.

Keep an eye out for qualifications and membership from organisations such as the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness qualifications.

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees that your selected damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has the appropriate experience to provide a first class damp proof service. In addition, it offers guarantees on any damp proofing work completed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Galston and also nearby in: Hurlford, Newmilns, Fenwick, Crookedholme, Mauchline, Priestland, Strathaven, Sornhill, Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock, Greenholm, Darvel, Moscow, Stewarton, and in these postcodes KA4 8LY, KA4 8AA, KA4 8DZ, KA4 8LP, KA4 8EB, KA4 8DN, KA4 8BJ, KA4 8LE, KA4 8LJ, KA4 8HF. Locally based Galston damp proofing specialist will likely have the postcode KA4 and the dialling code 01563. Verifying this will confirm you access local providers of damp proofing. Galston property owners can benefit from these and many other comparable services.

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There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Galston damp proof specialist including damp surveys, residential damp proofing, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proofing brickwork, mould treatments, black mould treatment, damp proof paint application, damp control in Galston, chemical DPC injection, basement damp proofing Galston, wood rot treatments in Galston, damp proofing internal walls Galston, woodworm treatment, flood defence, damp proof sealing, damp proof injection cream treatments, cementitious tanking Galston, rendering repairs, condensation treatments Galston, pressure grouting, home damp proofing Galston, solving mould problems in Galston, timber preservation, plaster replacement in Galston, damp treatments, basement tanking, dampcourse installations, invasive weed control, damp proof coursing in Galston, solving condensation problems, damp proof injection, concrete repair, timber surveys in Galston, leak detection Galston, dry rot treatments, and more. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are undertaken by those doing damp proofing. Galston companies will let you know about their entire range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Houses are damp proofed in Galston every day of the week, so it is quite possible that a person in your social circle will have had damp proofing carried out in the past, so ask family, friends and workmates for a recommendation. Favourable word of mouth endorsements are preferred by most homeowners in Galston (over eighty per cent according to studies), so if you're aware of a friend or family member who's had damp proofing completed, see if they're willing to recommend somebody. From the prospective contractors, try to obtain at least three quotes.


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Also find: Mauchline damp proofing, Sornhill damp proofing, Crookedholme damp proofing, Kilmarnock damp proofing, Fenwick damp proofing, Strathaven damp proofing, Greenholm damp proofing, Newmilns damp proofing, Darvel damp proofing, Priestland damp proofing, Hurlford damp proofing, Kilmaurs damp proofing, Stewarton damp proofing, Moscow damp proofing services and more. All of these places are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Galston business and home owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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(This damp proofing Galston information was last updated on 19-05-2022)