Damp Proofing Great Missenden

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Damp Proofing Great Missenden Buckinghamshire (HP16): Having damp problems in your house in Great Missenden can cause major health and structural problems, as well as appearing unappealing. If not dealt with immediately, the more serious issues can cost you 1000s to repair, and might be hard to spot beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. If you've got a problem such as this there is not much that you can do to solve it yourself, and the best course of action is to get in touch with a competent Great Missenden damp proofing company to carry out a survey and recommend solutions.

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Basically, in terms of damp in the home there are 3 major problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key types of damp are discussed in greater detail in this article, together with strategies for prevention and resolution, should you discover them in your property in Great Missenden.


There are numerous exterior issues that can cause penetrating damp in a building, and included in these are: blocked cavity walls, damaged or porous brickwork, cracked roof tiles and defective gutters or downpipes. Inside, the causes can be overflowing baths or sinks, cracked shower trays and burst or leaking water pipes. If left uncontrolled, woodwork and walls can be severely affected, and the certain signs of this will be blistering or broken plaster, peeling or bubbling paintwork and damp, dark patches on walls.

Wet rot can occur in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof that's left untreated for a while. Though it doesn't spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally unsafe, and in a worst case scenario you could even need to replace the entire roof - extremely expensive! Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the wood, coupled with an unusual musty smell from the decaying timber.

Preventative maintenance can be basic, such as cleaning and checking your rain gutters & roof for leaks, examining piping for leaks and repointing unsound brickwork. If you contact a certified damp proofing specialist in Great Missenden, they can check all of these areas, and put a strategy together for both fixing your damp issues and forestalling further episodes.


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Condensation is extremely easy to identify and is a common form of damp within many homes in Great Missenden. Water collects as droplets on a cool surface, when warm, humid air makes contact with it. In places where high humidity is present, as in: boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, condensation arises because of poor ventilation.

Basic strategies to prevent condensation include wiping up any droplets of water as soon as they form and making sure that you have adequate ventilation in the troublesome areas. The steps needed might involve the updating or installation of extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, with the intention of redirecting humid air to the outside of your property in Great Missenden.

To find areas which bring about the problem by sucking in damp air from the outside, a respectable Great Missenden damp proofing company will carry out a comprehensive damp proofing survey. An expert in this field will be able to offer solutions, guidance and information on this matter, because in order for condensation problems to be controlled, any circulation and airflow within the home must be regulated effectively.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard in all houses built in Great Britain. It's possible that you might not have one installed if your house in Great Missenden was built before this time. If your home was built after this year, but you're still experiencing rising damp issues, it may be that your damp proof course has been compromised.

Although notoriously difficult to distinguish, rotten or crumbling skirtings, tide marks on walls and a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. If you notice or think you might have any of these, it's possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.

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The first step towards fixing your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether or not you have in fact got a damp course on the external walls of your property in Great Missenden. To be certain of an adequate measure of protection the damp proof course must be above ground level by no less than 150mm (around 6 inches). If you find this gap does not exist, you could dig away the soil to increase it, or if this process is not possible, a higher damp proof course will need to be put in.

If this isn't the cause of the problem and your damp proof course is installed and in order, there might be more serious issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, through your flooring, and into the walls of your home.

Using a range of methods, damp proofing specialists in Great Missenden can quickly detect and resolve rising damp issues. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls if you have an older property with no damp proof course, or one that's damaged over a wide area. Holes are drilled at intervals in the brickwork, and a special nozzle is used to inject the cream, which then diffuses before curing to form an effective, horizontal waterproof barrier.

If the damage to your damp course membrane is too extensive, or if damp proofing cream injection isn't a suitable solution, you may need to put in a new damp proof course. Unfortunately this is the most drastic of repair works, however it might be the only resolution to your rising damp.

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For less severe areas of damage, yet another possible solution could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. This has to be applied beneath your current floor coverings, so tiles, laminate flooring and carpeting must be lifted prior to work being undertaken. In basement areas this is an especially effective solution, and will form part of the "tanking" process which is used to make spaces watertight. For additional protection in those problem areas, your Great Missenden damp proofing technician may suggest applying building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a cellar is known as "tanking". Since this coating has to be applied to the bare surfaces of floors and walls, any wall covering and plaster must be taken off before work begins, and the relevant surfaces properly prepared. As soon as the paint has been applied and is dry, it's then the time to replaster the wall surfaces and decorate over the top. Since it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, this is a really disruptive job. Therefore, it is preferable to contact at least two or three damp proofing experts to be sure that this is really the only option.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation issues they can be of help. Because dehumidifiers basically mask the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, there are drawbacks to this solution. If you are suffering from mould or damp in any part of your home in Great Missenden, you can contact a competent damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.


As with just about any project, the best recommendations for a specialist come from friends and neighbours. Before hiring any damp proofing services, you should always see if you can get at least two or three estimates from a variety of Great Missenden companies. If you've got any doubts about any particular company you could ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates.

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

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees your chosen damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to perform a top notch damp proofing service. Such professional memberships also means that there are guarantees for any remedial work performed.

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Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) Great Missenden

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) may be a perfect solution for eliminating problems with damp in your home in Great Missenden. If you've noticed mould and damp inside your property or condensation around your windows then PIV can help by reducing the humidity. It accomplishes this by continuously circulating fresh air. This steady replacement and refresh of the air inside your property reduces odours and pollutants, increases air quality and has been proven to enhance the day to day life of asthma and allergy sufferers by reducing the number of dust mite allergens in the air. One thing about PIV systems is that they work best when installed in a loft space, and your home does need to be relatively airtight. Air, just like water, will take the path of least resistance, and any gaps and spaces around doors or windows will let the fresh air get out, while bringing potentially contaminated air in from the outside.

Condensation Control

To maintain a healthy and comfortable indoor environment, it is crucial to control condensation effectively. When warm, moist air meets colder surfaces, condensation takes place and leads to the formation of water droplets. Mould growth, damage to building materials, and the deterioration of indoor air quality can occur as a consequence of uncontrolled condensation. Achieving condensation control relies on adequate ventilation, which regulates the amount of humidity and ensures adequate the circulation of air. Minimising condensation and reducing differences in temperature is possible through the use of double-glazed windows and insulation. By managing condensation effectively, you can create a more pleasant living or working environment and avoid potential issues. (59032)

Great Missenden Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Great Missenden damp proof specialist including damp proof cream injections, cementitious tanking, chemical DPC injection, damp proofing solutions in kitchens, condensation control in Great Missenden, the treament of efflorescence in Great Missenden, damp proof membranes, property preservation, damp proofing floors, japanese knotweed control in Great Missenden, damp proofing a cellar, wall damp proofing Great Missenden, concrete repairs, property surveys, flood defence Great Missenden, damp proof paint applications in Great Missenden, faulty DPC replacement, foundation damp proofing Great Missenden, vapour barriers, invasive weed control in Great Missenden, domestic damp proofing Great Missenden, damp proofing services, leak detection, injection damp proofing, rising damp advice, commercial damp proofing Great Missenden, commercial tanking, dry rot treatments, landlord damp proofing services in Great Missenden, black mould treatments, timber surveys, missing damp proof course installations, damp proofing prices, damp proofing walls, floor damp proofing Great Missenden, and more. Listed are just some of the duties that are performed by those specialising in damp proofing. Great Missenden providers will be happy to tell you about their whole range of services.


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(This damp proofing Great Missenden information was last updated on 12-09-2023)