Damp Proofing Great Wakering

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Damp Proofing Great Wakering Essex (SS3): It's not just the fact that problems with damp look unattractive, they can also cause chronic health problems and lead to serious structural damages. If not remedied immediately, some of the more serious issues could cost thousands to repair, and might be hard to spot beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. It's frequently cheaper in the longer term to contact a certified Great Wakering damp proofing company to examine your home, and provide a complete damp proofing solution for your property.

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In Great Wakering homes there are three primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find information about what might cause problems with damp in your home in Great Wakering, and how you might proceed with fixing them.


Commonplace external factors that may lead to penetrating damp include: unsound brickwork, defective guttering, cavity wall issues and broken or loose roof tiles. Inside your Great Wakering home, penetrating damp can result from cracked shower trays, overflowing bathtubs or sinks and burst or dripping pipes. If left to carry on leaking these things allow water to soak into woodwork and walls, which with time result in broken or blistering plaster, damp dark patches on walls and flaking paintwork.

If you've got a leaking roof and it has been left untreated for quite some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Wet rot cannot spread into brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally compromised, requiring a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timber, together with a unique musty smell from the rotting wood.

You need not panic however, since to prevent these problems occurring, a few simple steps such as inspecting piping for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks should reduce such situations. A certified damp proofer in Great Wakering will check all these areas to help prevent any future problems, as an integral part of solving your issues with damp.


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One of the most common forms of damp in Great Wakering properties, condensation is super easy to spot. When warm, humid air comes into contact with colder surfaces (such as windows), minute droplets of water quickly form. In areas with high humidity, such as: kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, condensation arises due to inadequate ventilation.

To reduce condensation problems, simple solutions include making certain you have sufficient ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any droplets of water as they form. This may involve the upgrading or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans to help reroute the moist air outside of the building.

There could be issues with sucking in moist air from the outside, and by performing a detailed damp proofing survey a specialist in Great Wakering will be able to find circumstances that exacerbate the situation. The best way to adequately control condensation is to regulate airflow properly, and your local Great Wakering damp proofing company will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard on houses built in the UK since 1875. You might not have a damp course installed on your home in Great Wakering if it was built earlier than this. It's possible that your damp proof course or membrane could have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a house built after this date.

If you believe that you might have rising damp, white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, tide marks on walls and crumbling or rotten skirting boards, are fair indications that you may be correct. If you notice or think you might have any of these issues, it's possible you have a rising damp problem.

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The initial step towards fixing your rising damp should be to simply check whether or not you've got a DPM on the exterior walls of your home in Great Wakering. It needs to be 150mm above the level of the ground for satisfactory protection. If you find this space does not exist, you could dig the ground away to increase it, or if this approach is not plausible, a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be put in.

If this isn't the problem and your damp course is in fact correct, there could be more serious issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground, up through your floor, and into the walls of your property.

Damp proofing technicians in Great Wakering can quickly detect and resolve rising damp using a variety of procedures. If you have an older property with no damp proof course or one that's damaged over a significant area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your outside walls. This involves drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals along the wall's mortar joint and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork.

In situations where damp proofing cream injection is not an appropriate solution, or where the damp course membrane is too severely damaged, installing a brand new damp proof course could be neccessary. Regrettably this is the most drastic of repair works, but it might be the only remedy for your rising damp.

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Another option for minimal areas of damage may include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. As this is applied underneath your existing floor coverings, carpets, wood flooring and tiles will have to be lifted and put aside before this operation can commence. In basements this is a particularly effective solution, and will form a part of the tanking procedure that is used to make rooms watertight. For extra protection in those problem areas, your Great Wakering damp proof technician might recommend a layer of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely.

Tanking: In areas of a property that are below ground, for example basements, tanking is a process where exposed surfaces are covered in a watertight coating. Since this coating must be applied to the base surfaces of floors and walls, all plaster and wall covering must be removed before work commences, and the appropriate surfaces properly prepared. You can replaster and decorate on top of it, as soon as the coating has dried out completely. You should always get more than one specialist opinion about whether this is really the only treatment for your rising damp issues, as this is an incredibly disruptive job as it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property.


To help ease issues with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are quite efficient. The fact that they simply hide the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the main problem with the use of dehumidifiers. To obtain the most reliable advice if you are suffering from dampness in any part of your home, you should speak to a professional damp proofing specialist in Great Wakering.


As with pretty much any project, the most reliable recommendations for a specialist come from friends and family. Before hiring any damp proofing services, always see if you can get at least two or three price quotes from a variety of Great Wakering companies. If you're in any doubt about any company you can ask to see evidence of professional memberships and accreditations.

Watch out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) professional qualifications, or local companies who are registered members of the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association.

If your selected Great Wakering damp proofing specialists are in fact members of either the PCA or DPA they'll be properly qualified and have the necessary practical experience to offer you a high quality service for all your damp proofing issues. Any remedial work undertaken by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Great Wakering and also nearby in: Canewdon, Little Wakering, North Shoebury, Burnham-on-Crouch, Rochford, Potton Island, Thorpe Bay, Hockley, Southen-on-Sea, Stambridge, Hawkwell, Shoeburyness, Southchurch, Barling, and in these postcodes SS3 0BH, SS3 0ER, SS3 0HY, SS3 0PJ, SS3 0AY, SS3 0HB, SS3 0DT, SS3 0BW, SS3 0HG, SS3 0EQ. Local Great Wakering damp proofing specialist will probably have the postcode SS3 and the telephone code 01702. Verifying this will guarantee that you access local providers of damp proofing. Great Wakering property owners will be able to utilise these and many other comparable services.

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All throughout Essex you will be able to find damp proofers who'll offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find a satisfactory damp proof specialist in Great Wakering itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.

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There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Great Wakering damp proofing specialist including vapour barriers, wood rot treatments, home damp proofing Great Wakering, cavity wall construction, rising damp advice Great Wakering, rendering repairs, invasive weed control, cheap damp proofing, solving condensation problems, damp proof sealing Great Wakering, damp proofing old stone walls Great Wakering, damp control, damp proofing a garage, mould treatment, solving mould problems, damp proofing services in Great Wakering, damp proofing a cellar, concrete repair, damp proof tanking Great Wakering, pressure grouting, cementitious tanking, dry rot control Great Wakering, damp proof membranes, damp proofing assessments, injection damp proofing, damp proofing brickwork Great Wakering, wet rot control, damp proofing quotes, industrial damp proofing Great Wakering, dampcourse installation Great Wakering, leak detection, solutions for black mould, damp surveys, rising damp prevention, and lots more. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are conducted by those doing damp proofing. Great Wakering professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of damp proofing services.

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Latest Essex damp proofing customer job requests: Kaison Carson and Dottie Carson recently asked for an estimate for damp proofing a bedroom in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex. Mr and Mrs Cornock recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a basement in Gosfield, Essex. Erin Simons recently requested a quote for damp proofing a basement in Langham. Felix Ferguson and Bella Ferguson recently enquired about clearing up damp problems in Epping. Wiktoria Tyrer recently enquired about getting a price for solving condensation and damp problems in a kitchen in a cottage in Roxwell. Mr and Mrs Piper recently enquired about damp proofing a bedroom in West Mersea, Essex. Ada Fulton recently enquired about fixing damp problems in Tye Green, Essex. Hayden Odonnell and Liya Odonnell recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up damp problems in Wickham Bishops. These Essex householders did a search for "damp proofing Essex" and discovered this webpage on either Yahoo, Bing or Google.

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If you know of family and friends who have used the services of a local Great Wakering damp proofer in the past, they may be able to offer recommendations. After all, word of mouth recommendations are more likely to be accepted, and this comes as no surprise, because we all love to chat about products and services to our friends and family. To find out what it's going to cost you should obtain a minimum of three job quotes from your shortlist of possible tradesmen.


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