Damp Proofing Grantham Lincolnshire (NG31): It isn't just the fact that damp problems look unattractive, they can also induce chronic health issues and contribute to major structural damages. More serious issues can also be hidden under peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and can cost thousands of pounds to fix if not dealt with swiftly. If you've got an issue such as this there is very little that you can do yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to bring in an experienced Grantham damp proofing company to carry out a survey and come up with solutions.
In Grantham buildings there are three main problem areas of how damp can affect your property:
• Penetrating Damp
• Rising Damp
These three primary types of damp are discussed in depth below, along with strategies for prevention and resolution, if you happen to discover them in your home or business in Grantham.
Penetrating damp can be the result of a whole host of external factors such as: unsound brickwork, cavity wall problems, defective guttering and broken or loose roof tiles. Inside your Grantham home, it can be the result of damaged shower trays, burst or leaking pipes and overflowing bathtubs or sinks. If left to continue leaking these elements allow water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which in time result in damp dark patches on walls, peeling or bubbling paintwork and blistered or broken plaster.
Wet rot can arise in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaking roof which is left untreated for an extended period of time. Although it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to get a new roof if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timbers, coupled with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting wood.
The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for instance repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and inspecting pipework for leaks. An experienced Grantham damp proof service provider will check all these areas in order to help prevent any further complications, as an element of solving your issues with dampness.
Condensation is extremely easy to identify and one of the most common forms of damp within many buildings in Grantham. Tiny droplets of water form on cold surfaces when they come into contact with moist, warm air. In places where high humidity is present, such as: boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, condensation forms due to inadequate ventilation.
To reduce condensation issues, simple solutions include making sure that there's adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any water droplets the moment they appear. Redirecting humid air to the outside of your property in Grantham, by installing or updating extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to resolve this issue.
There could be issues with sucking in damp air from outside, and by carrying out a detailed damp proof survey a specialist in Grantham will find things that contribute to the situation. To effectively minimise condensation problems, airflow needs to be properly regulated. A professional Grantham damp proofing specialist will be able to offer solutions and advice in connection with this.
Homes built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. It's quite possible that you may not have one installed if your home or property in Grantham was built in the years before this. If your property was constructed after this date, but you are still suffering with rising damp, it could be that the damp proof membrane or course has been impaired.
It can be hard to identify rising damp, but some giveaway signs are; crumbling or rotten skirtings, a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and tide marks on walls. While the existence of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp.
The first step towards resolving your problems with rising damp should be to simply check whether you've got a DPM on the exterior walls of your property in Grantham. For satisfactory protection it ought to be 150mm above the level of the ground. If this isn't the situation you may be able to dig the ground away to create this gap, or if this is not possible, you could put in a higher DPM (damp proof membrane).
If your damp proof membrane is in order and the gap from the ground is not the root cause of the problem, moisture may be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a more serious issue.
Using a number of different procedures, damp proofing technicians in Grantham can quickly detect and resolve your rising damp problems. A damp proof cream can be injected into your wall if you have a somewhat older property with no damp proof membrane, or one that is damaged over an extensive area. This entails drilling holes at intervals in your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.
If the deterioration of the damp course membrane is too drastic, or if damp proofing cream isn't a suitable treatment, you may need to install a brand new damp proof course. Whilst this level of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve damp problems, it might be the only effective solution in the end.
Another solution for minimal areas of damp course damage may include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion coating. Because this will be applied underneath your current floor coverings, tiles, carpeting and wood flooring will need to be lifted and put aside before this process can commence. In cellars this is a particularly effectual treatment, and will form a part of the "tanking" process that's used to make spaces watertight. Before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, your Grantham damp proofing specialist might recommend applying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for added protection.
Tanking: In cellars, basements and below ground areas of a property, "tanking" is a process where exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. This must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, and so all plaster and wall covering must be removed and the relevant surfaces prepared properly before work commences. You can replaster any walls and decorate over the top, after the coating has dried out completely. You must always get more than one specialist opinion about whether this is the only solution to your damp problems, as this is an incredibly disruptive job as it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building.
DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS
Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation problems they can be of help. The fact that these products just mask the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the main issue with dehumidifiers. If you are suffering from damp or mould in any part of your home in Grantham, you should call on a professional damp proofing specialist for the best advice.
FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN GRANTHAM
Neighbours and friends should always be your first choice when you are trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Always acquire at least three different estimates from a variety of companies, and if in any doubt you can ask to see professional memberships and accreditations, before hiring any damp proof services.
Professional Grantham damp proofing specialists ought to be registered members of either the Property Care Association (PCA) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA), or have qualifications from the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT).
Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees that your preferred damp proofing provider is well qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to provide you with a high quality damp proof service. In addition, it offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work undertaken by one of their membership.
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