Damp Proofing Glossop

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Damp Proofing Glossop Derbyshire (SK13): It's not just the fact that damp problems look unappealing, they can also induce health issues and contribute to major structural damages. Horrible damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal much more serious problems which, if not remedied swiftly, can cost thousands of pounds to repair. If you believe you might have such problems you need to call in a certified Glossop damp proofing company to survey your property, and suggest the best damp proofing strategy for your house.

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In Glossop buildings there are three key problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three primary kinds of damp are outlined in depth in this article, along with suggestions for prevention and resolution, in the event you find them in your home or business in Glossop.


Penetrating damp in structures can be the result of a range of external factors for example: defective guttering, unsound brickwork, cracked or loose roof tiles and cavity wall issues. Inside your Glossop home, it can be a result of burst or leaking pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing bathtubs or basins. If left to continue leaking these factors allow water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which over time lead to peeling or bubbling paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and broken or blistering plaster.

If you've got a leaky roof and it's been left untreated for a while, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. While it cannot spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally compromised, and in a worst case scenario you may even need to get a new roof - very expensive! If a black fungus starts to appear on your woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you might have a case of wet rot.

The means of prevention can be fairly basic, for instance repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and examining pipes for leaks. If you employ the expert services of a competent Glossop damp proofing specialist, they'll check all these factors as part of your complete damp proofing package.


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One of the most common forms of damp in Glossop properties, condensation is extremely easy to identify. Minute droplets of water form on cooler surfaces when humid, warm air comes into contact with these surfaces. It often manifests because of poor ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

Easy strategies to reduce condensation involve wiping up any droplets of water as soon as they form and making certain that you have sufficient ventilation in the problem areas. The necessary steps may require the installation or upgrade of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks, with the intention of redirecting damp air outside of your home in Glossop.

There may be issues with sucking in damp air from the outside, and by completing a detailed damp proofing survey an expert in Glossop will be able to identify areas that give rise to the problem. To successfully minimise condensation problems, airflow must be properly regulated. A professional Glossop damp proofing specialist will gladly offer advice and solutions in regards to this.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all houses constructed in Great Britain. You may not have a damp proof course installed on your home in Glossop if it was built prior to this period. If you're experiencing rising damp in a property constructed after this date it might be that your damp proof course has been damaged somehow.

It can be tricky to distinguish rising damp, nevertheless some giveaway signs are; a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and tide marks on walls. While the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp.

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The first step towards solving your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether you've got a damp proof course on the exterior walls of your property in Glossop. It needs to be 150 millimetres (around 6 inches) above the level of the ground for satisfactory protection. You can dig the surrounding earth away to generate this space if it is currently not enough, or you could install a damp proof membrane higher up if the first option isn't plausible.

If your damp proof membrane (DPM) is correct and the gap is not the explanation for the problem, dampness may be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a more serious issue.

Glossop damp proofing professionals will swiftly be able to establish the main cause of your rising damp, and using a number of different methods will soon take care of the problem. Older houses which either don't have a damp proof membrane, or have one that is damaged over a substantial area, can be treated with a damp proof injection cream such as Permaguard. This involves the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals along the brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

In instances where damp proofing injection cream is not a suitable remedy, or when your DPM is extensively damaged, installing a brand new damp proof course may be neccessary. While this level of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve damp problems, it might be the only effective solution in the end.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another possible solution for less severe areas of damage. This is applied underneath your current floor coverings, so laminate flooring, tiles and carpets must be lifted before any work is done. This is particularly efficacious in cellars as a part of the tanking procedure to create a room that is watertight. For extra protection in such troublesome areas, your Glossop damp proofing technician might suggest laying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a basement or part below ground space, is a process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. This has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, therefore any wall covering and plaster must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared properly before any work begins. Once this paint has been put on, it should be allowed to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating over the top of it. Since it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, this is a very disruptive job. Therefore, it's a good idea to call in more than one damp proofing expert to ensure that this is really the only possible resolution.


Condensation problems can certainly be helped through the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way of lowering the moisture content in the air. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers primarily mask the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are issues with this solution. To get the most reliable advice if you are suffering with damp or mould in any part of your house, you should contact an experienced damp proofing company in Glossop.


Friends and family should invariably be the first choice when you're looking for recommendations for local specialists. If possible you should always see if you can acquire at least 2 or 3 different quotes from a variety of companies, and before hiring any particular damp proof services, you should ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications, as a verification of their credibility.

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

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the necessary working experience to carry out a top notch damp proofing service, if they have membership of either the PCA or DPA. Such professional memberships also means there are guarantees for any work performed.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Glossop and also nearby in: Chisworth, Brookfield, Hadfield, Chunal, Mottram in Longdendale, Padfield, Simmondley, Gamesley, Woolley Bridge, Moorfield, Little Padfield, Hollingworth, Higher Dinting, Charlesworth, Broadbottom, as well as in these postcodes SK13 6JG, SK13 6ES, SK13 0DE, SK13 0BG, SK13 2BS, SK13 0JA, SK13 6LA, SK13 6EL, SK13 0HR, SK13 0EF. Locally based Glossop damp proof specialists will probably have the postcode SK13 and the telephone dialling code 01457.

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All throughout Derbyshire you will be able to find damp proofing experts who'll offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find a satisfactory damp proofer in Glossop itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Glossop damp proofing specialist including damp proofing brickwork, damp treatments, dry rot treatment, pressure grouting, commercial tanking in Glossop, condensation treatment Glossop, damp proofing walls in Glossop, solutions for rising damp, japanese knotweed control, rendering repairs, timber preservation, damp proofing cream injections, damp control Glossop, timber treatments Glossop, cavity wall construction Glossop, basement tanking, damp proofing assessments, vapour barrier installations, residential damp proofing in Glossop, efflorescence treatments, damp proof membranes in Glossop, industrial damp proofing in Glossop, landlord damp proofing services in Glossop, plaster replacement in Glossop, woodworm treatment, rising damp advice Glossop, wet rot treatment in Glossop, wall tie replacement, and more.


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Households in Gamesley Fold, The Ashes, Wilsons Terrace, Park Dene Drive, Ashford Mews, Kinder Close, Dinting Lane Industrial Estate, Cross Rise, Matlock Place, Tideswell Bank, Quarry Close, Hurdlow Lea, Winster Mews, Market Street, Carr Bank, Moorside Close, Tarnside Fold, Smithy Close, Wren Nest Terrace, Wren Nest Road, Bakewell Close, Peaknaze Close, Hathersage Drive, Bramble Bank, Bakewell Gardens, Whitwell Fold, Eyam Green, Todd Street, Morley Street, Regency Close, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also completed in the following Glossop area postcodes: SK13 6JG, SK13 6ES, SK13 0DE, SK13 0BG, SK13 2BS, SK13 0JA, SK13 6LA, SK13 6EL, SK13 0HR, SK13 0EF.

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