Damp Proofing Great Bookham

Great Bookham Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Great Bookham Surrey (KT23): Damp problems in your property in Great Bookham not just look unattractive, but they can cause severe health and structural problems too. More significant issues can also be concealed under patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and could cost you thousands to repair if not dealt with promptly. If you've got an issue such as this there is not much that you can do to solve it yourself, and the best option is to call in a professional Great Bookham damp proofing specialist to carry out a thorough inspection and suggest solutions.

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Essentially, with regards to damp in the home there are three significant problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you'll find details about what might cause damp problems in your home or business in Great Bookham, and exactly how you can proceed with fixing them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp can be attributable to different external factors such as: defective guttering, cracks in brickwork, cavity wall problems and cracked roof tiles. From within, it can be triggered by overflowing bathtubs or basins, damaged shower trays and leaky or burst pipes. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the woodwork and walls, the noticeable signs over time will be peeling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and blistered or broken plaster.

Wet rot can occur in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaky roof which is neglected for some time. Although it is lucky that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof installed (very expensive!) if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. An unusual musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and the appearance of black fungus, could all indicate the existence of wet rot.

You should not panic however, because to prevent these problems from occurring, a few basic steps like cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, examining piping for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork should aleviate such situations. As part of an overall damp proofing arrangement, your local Great Bookham damp proofing specialist will check out all these aspects.

CONDENSATION

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One of the most common forms of damp in Great Bookham properties, condensation is very easy to spot. When moist, warm air makes contact with cool surfaces (such as windows), minute droplets of water immediately form. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, it arises due to poor ventilation.

To avoid condensation problems, basic strategies include making sure that there is adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping up any droplets of water whenever they appear. The steps needed may require the upgrading or installation of cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks, with the intention of redirecting moist air outside of your property in Great Bookham.

An in-depth damp proof survey by a trustworthy Great Bookham company could also find areas which contribute to the issue by drawing in moist air from outside. To adequately minimise condensation problems, airflow needs to be regulated properly. A competent Great Bookham damp proofing company will gladly offer advice and solutions in this regard.

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RISING DAMP

Homes constructed since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. You may not have a damp proof course installed on your house in Great Bookham if it was built earlier than this. If your home was constructed after this year, but you are still experiencing rising damp problems, it might be that the damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been compromised.

If you think that you might have rising damp, tide marks on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, are good signs that you might be right. Whilst the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indications of rising damp issues.

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Solving rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your home's exterior walls to see if you can see a damp proof course. For satisfactory protection it needs to be 150mm (around 6") above ground level. Where you find that this space does not exist, you can dig the soil away to increase it, or if this approach is not plausible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed.

If this is not the root cause of the problem and your DPM is installed and in order, there might be more serious issues to deal with caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, up through your floors, and into your walls.

Damp proofing professionals in Great Bookham will quickly detect and resolve rising damp problems using a number of different techniques. Older homes which either don't have a damp proof course, or have a compromised one which is damaged over a significant area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) injected into the exterior walls. Holes will be drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective water-repellent barrier.

If the deterioration of the membrane is too drastic, or if damp proofing cream is not a satisfactory treatment, you might need to install a new damp proof course. Regrettably this is the most drastic of repair works, but it may be the only solution to your rising damp.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another possible solution for smaller areas of membrane damage. Wooden flooring, tiles or carpeting will have to be lifted prior to work being done, because it is applied under your current floor coverings. This is especially effectual in cellar areas as part of the "tanking" procedure to make a room that is watertight. For extra protection in those troublesome areas, your Great Bookham damp proofing technician might advise applying building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried.

Tanking: Tanking an area, like a cellar or part below ground space, is the process of coating exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. This has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors, so all wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the surfaces correctly prepared before work commences. You can replaster and decorate over it, after the coating has dried out completely. As it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, this is an extremely disruptive process. It's therefore preferable to bring in at least three damp proofing specialists to be sure that this really is the only remedy.

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 help quite a lot. The drawback with dehumidifiers in seeking to stop damp is that they primarily alleviate the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. An experienced damp proofing company in Great Bookham will be able to offer advice on the best solution if you're suffering from mould or damp in any area of your house.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN GREAT BOOKHAM

As with pretty much any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a local specialist can be gleaned from friends and neighbours. Always obtain at least 3 or 4 different quotations from various local companies, and if you're in any doubt you can ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, before signing up for any damp proof services.

Professional Great Bookham damp proofing specialists should be members of either the Property Care Association (PCA) or the Damp Proofing Association, or have professional qualifications from the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments.

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is well qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to carry out a top notch damp proof service, if they are members of the DPA or PCA. In addition, it offers guarantees on any work carried out by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Great Bookham and also in nearby places like: Downside, Little Bookham, Wisley, Ashtead, Mickleham, West Horsley, Stoke D'Abernon, Ranmore Common, Ripley, Headley, Westhumble, Effingham, Ockham, Givons Grove, East Clandon, Martyr's Green, East Horsley, Pixham, Fetcham, Bridge End, together with these postcodes KT22 9NH, KT23 3DB, KT23 3NP, KT23 3JT, KT23 3LE, KT23 3NB, KT23 3DS, KT23 3HG, KT23 3PZ, KT22 9BP. Local Great Bookham damp proof specialists will probably have the postcode KT23 and the dialling code 01372. Checking this can guarantee you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Great Bookham homeowners are able to utilise these and numerous other similar services.

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There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Great Bookham damp proofing specialist including damp proof paint applications in Great Bookham, mould treatments, landlord damp proofing services, condensation control, condensation solutions, treatments for condensation, concrete repair, damp proof membranes, damp proofing brickwork, cavity wall construction Great Bookham, wet rot treatments, structural waterproofing, basement tanking, damp proof tanking, solving mould problems, home damp proofing in Great Bookham, solving condensation problems, solutions for rising damp Great Bookham, treatments for black mould, chemical DPC injection in Great Bookham, flood defence, damp proofing concrete floors in Great Bookham, damp proofing services Great Bookham, cavity wall tie replacement Great Bookham, damp proofing estimates in Great Bookham, damp proof coursing Great Bookham, pressure grouting, the treament of efflorescence, damp surveys, timber preservation, damp treatments Great Bookham, damp proofing assessments Great Bookham, invasive weed control in Great Bookham, residential damp proofing Great Bookham, property surveys in Great Bookham, and lots more. These are just an example of the duties that are carried out by those specialising in damp proofing. Great Bookham specialists will keep you informed about their full range of services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It's always really useful when trying to find a professional contractor for your project to ask if friends and family members have any recommendations. With regards to identifying someone who's suitable for your needs, personal referrals are often the best solution, and are just as effective for pointing a finger at companies with a lousy service records, and contractors who are not up to the task.

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By getting this kind of feedback from a friend or family member you can find out the attitude of the contractor if anything went awry, how rapidly any problems were addressed, and also get some some first hand experience of their work ethic, punctuality and reliability. You can also get an understanding of how accurate was the original estimate when compared with the final price charged. which is usually tricky to get from the contractors themselves unless they've got a guaranteed price promise.

At the end of the day, in regards to advice, your friends and relatives are individuals you know and can depend on to be frank. If they have had an unsatisfactory experience in dealing with a particular contractor or company, you might discover that they'll not want to chat about them. Although it might not necessarily be true, in many circumstances people are happier to discuss a good quality contractor than an inferior one, and might even suggest a different company instead of 'casting aspersions on' one that did not fully meet their requirements.

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Also find: Bridge End damp proofing, Little Bookham damp proofing, Wisley damp proofing, East Horsley damp proofing, Martyr's Green damp proofing, Ashtead damp proofing, Westhumble damp proofing, Ripley damp proofing, Downside damp proofing, West Horsley damp proofing, Mickleham damp proofing, Givons Grove damp proofing, Stoke D'Abernon damp proofing, Ranmore Common damp proofing, Headley damp proofing, Pixham damp proofing, Fetcham damp proofing, East Clandon damp proofing, Effingham damp proofing, Ockham damp proofing services and more. All of these locations are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Great Bookham property owners can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Great Bookham: In the last twelve months damp proofing surveys were professionally done in these Great Bookham streets: Flint Close, Bagden Hill, Hale Pit Road, Styles End, Keswick Road, Blackthorne Road, Fairfield Close, Dowlans Road, Oveton Way, Crabtree Close, High Street, Pelham Way, Townshott Close, Beech Grove, Hilltop Rise, Woodlands Road, Barrett Road, Chrystie Lane, Brodrick Grove, Leatherhead Road, Beeches Drive, Proctor Gardens, and in these Surrey postcodes: KT22 9NH, KT23 3DB, KT23 3NP, KT23 3JT, KT23 3LE, KT23 3NB, KT23 3DS, KT23 3HG, KT23 3PZ, KT22 9BP. Work was completed in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Great Bookham home and business owners enjoyed competent and high quality damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing Great Bookham information was checked and updated on 19-05-2022)