Damp Proofing Grimsby

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Damp Proofing Grimsby Lincolnshire (DN31): Having problems with damp in your home in Grimsby can contribute to dangerous structural and health issues, as well as appearing unattractive. Ugly damp patches and peeling wallpaper can hide a much more serious problem which, if not remedied quickly, could cost thousands of pounds to repair. It is usually cheaper in the longer term to bring in an experienced Grimsby damp proofing specialist to inspect your house, and offer a complete damp proofing treatment for your property.

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In Grimsby buildings there are 3 primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you'll find details of what could be causing problems with damp in your home or business in Grimsby, and how you can go about rectifying them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Typical external factors that can cause penetrating damp include: defective guttering, cracks in brickwork, cavity wall problems and broken roof tiles. Inside your Grimsby home, penetrating damp can be the result of overflowing baths or basins, burst or dripping pipes and damaged shower trays. If left to continue leaking these factors allow water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which over time result in flaking or bubbling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and blistering or broken plaster.

Wet rot can occur in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof which is been neglected for quite some time. Wet rot does not spread into brickwork, but it can mean that in a worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally compromised, necessitating a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the rafters, together with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting timber.

Simple steps like cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, inspecting pipes for leaks and repointing brickwork, are the basic preventative measures. A competent Grimsby damp proof service will check all these areas to help prevent any future complications, as an element of resolving your issues with dampness.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is very easy to spot and is one of the most common forms of damp in many properties in Grimsby. When moist, warm air comes into contact with cooler surfaces (such as the glass in windows), minute droplets of water immediately form. It's often caused because of poor ventilation in areas where there is high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Simple solutions to reduce condensation involve wiping up any droplets as they appear and making sure that there is sufficient ventilation in the trouble spots. This may involve the installation or upgrade of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans to help remove the moisture laden air to the outside of the building.

A damp proofing survey by an experienced Grimsby company might also find areas which give rise to the situation by drawing in damp air from the outside. The best way to successfully control condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Grimsby damp proofing specialist will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can best be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Houses constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. You may not have a damp course installed on your property or home in Grimsby if it was built prior to this period. It's possible that your damp proof membrane could have been damaged somehow if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a house built after this date.

Although tricky to identify, rotten or crumbling skirtings, "tide marks" on walls and white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. While the existence of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indications of rising damp.

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The initial step towards handling your rising damp problems should simply be to check whether you've got a damp proof course on the outside walls of your home in Grimsby. For adequate protection it must be 150mm above ground level. If you discover that 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 have to be installed.

If this is not the problem and your damp proof membrane is installed and in order, there may be more problematic issues to resolve caused by the dampness coming up from the ground, up through your floor, and into the walls of your home.

Grimsby damp proofing professionals will quickly be able to ascertain the explanation for your rising damp, and employing a range of techniques will quickly eliminate the problem. If you have an older home with no damp proof course or one that's damaged over a substantial area, a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your wall. Holes are 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 form an effective water-repelling barrier.

If the damage to your membrane is too drastic, or if damp proofing cream injection is not a satisfactory treatment, you may need to install a brand new damp proof course. This is taking repair work to the extreme, but it could be the only solution to your rising damp problems.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is yet another possible solution for minimal areas of damage. Since this will be applied beneath your existing floor coverings, wooden flooring, tiles and carpets will need to be lifted and removed before this procedure can commence. This is especially effectual in basements as a part of the "tanking" procedure to create a watertight room. For further protection in these problem areas, your Grimsby damp proof expert may suggest the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a cellar or basement, is the process of covering any exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. This has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, therefore all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces properly prepared before work commences. When the paint has been applied and is dry, it's then the time to replaster the walls and decorate over the top. This is an extremely disruptive job because it must be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, and it is recommended that you obtain more than one specialist's opinion on whether this really is the only resolution to your damp problems.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Condensation issues can certainly be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The main disadvantage with dehumidifier use in seeking to eliminate damp is that they primarily alleviate the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. A reliable damp proofing company in Grimsby will be able to give you advice on possible solutions if you are experiencing mould or damp in any part of your house.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN GRIMSBY

As with pretty much any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a professional come from friends and relations. Where possible you should always try to acquire at least three different quotations from a variety of companies, and before signing up for any specific damp proofing providers, you can ask to look at professional membership certificates and qualifications, as evidence of their trustworthiness.

Keep an eye out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments professional qualifications, or companies who are members of the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association (PCA).

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees your preferred damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the necessary experience to perform a high quality damp proof service. It also offers guarantees on any remedial work accomplished by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Grimsby and also nearby in: Harbrough, Great Limber, Stallingborough, Cleethorpes, Healing, Holton le Clay, Keelby, Fotherby, Great Coates, Laceby, Wyham, Scartho, Immingham, Rothwell, Swallow, New Waltham, Humberston, as well as in these postcodes DN31 1RP, DN31 1XX, DN31 1PT, DN31 1BE, DN31 1JA, DN31 1TQ, DN31 1XG, DN31 1XP, DN31 1YJ, DN31 1AE. Local Grimsby damp proof specialists will likely have the phone code 01472 and the postcode DN31. Checking this out can make sure that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Grimsby home and business owners are able to utilise these and lots of other similar services.

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In order for businesses in Grimsby to get work and thrive, they need to have great reviews on their work or services, in fact nowadays reviews and testimonials are the lifeblood of business. If someone has done an excellent job for you, it is only right and proper that you should leave them a positive review, and tell others about how they did. This has benefits for both the company itself and for prospective customers who may be considering using them. If negative or positive reviews helped you to decide on who to hire for your damp proofing project, you will surely understand how this can be helpful. You might have looked elsewhere if a certain company didn't have some favourable feedback and reviews, even if their official company website looked outstanding.

Leaving a Review

But, how can the customer reviews on a company website be relied on? In order to push their services, were such reviews provided by a company employee, or are they composed by genuine people?

For frank and authentic reviews on a company in Grimsby, the reviews on Google My Business listings is the first place to go to. There's little doubt that this is THE first place to head to ascertain any business's reputation, and it's also crucial for the business as it can have an effect on its rankings in the search engines. After Google My Business reviews, the next largest location for local company reviews is Microsoft's alternative - Bing Places for Business. A rundown of the standards and reliability of a company that worked on your project can be created by leaving an enthusiastic review here, and while doing so you could help raise their profile the area. Leaving feedback on Twitter and Facebook pages is just as powerful for promoting a company that has done a good job. The media and marketing activities of any small company in Grimsby will rely heavily on these social media giants. Adding in your own feedback on Twitter or Facebook can help to reinforce their sales message, and possibly generate more prospects.

Those of you who prefer to go 'old school' can obviously send in a hand-written letter of thanks instead. Such letters are still handy, even in an internet crazy world, and can be photographed in for use on business websites. No matter which approach you use to create your review of a local company, you'll get a fuzzy feeling inside knowing that you have helped somebody who gave you good service. (Tags: Grimsby Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

Friends & Family Recommendations

A great idea, whenever you're searching for a contractor or service for your project in Grimsby, is to get friends and family recommendations. If you are serious about finding someone who is suitable for your needs, it is widely acknowledged that word of mouth references are often the preferred solution. And not just that, they can also be a great help for filtering out Lincolnshire companies with less than glowing track records, or contractors with a bad reputation.

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Asking a friend or family member for advice also means that you can get an insight into the reliability and time keeping of the contractor, and if anything went awry, how speedily were faults rectified and what the contractor's attitude was like. They'll also be in a good position to give you info about how the final price charged stacked up when compared with the initial quotation that was given, details which are frequently difficult to obtain from the contractors directly.

Your friends and family are individuals you know, and ultimately when it comes to advice, they are the people to trust. It is possible that they've had a disappointing experience, if they're reluctant to talk about a certain company or contractor. And many folks, instead of 'maligning' a second-rate company who they have dealt with previously, may even offer some alternative contractor, because they are happier speaking about a decent business than a lousy one.

Grimsby Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Grimsby damp proofing specialist including property surveys, damp proofing services, damp proofing old stone walls, pressure grouting, floor damp proofing Grimsby, commercial tanking, external damp proofing Grimsby, damp proofing estimates, condensation treatments, damp proof sealing, dry rot control, damp proofing floors in Grimsby, basement damp proofing Grimsby, damp proof membranes Grimsby, damp control, solving mould problems, condensation control in Grimsby, solutions for rising damp Grimsby, rendering repairs, leak detection, damp proofing walls, concrete repairs, damp proofing assessments, concrete damp proofing Grimsby, damp proof paint application in Grimsby, structural waterproofing, domestic damp proofing Grimsby, damp proof coursing, wall tie replacement, the treament of efflorescence, garage floor damp proofing Grimsby, black mould treatments, home damp proofing, chemical DPC injection, damp proofing in bedrooms, wall damp proofing Grimsby, rising damp prevention, and lots more. These are just a few of the tasks that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Grimsby professionals will tell you about their whole range of services.

Lincolnshire Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Latest Lincolnshire damp proofing postings: Inaaya Wooldridge from Ancaster was looking for someone to damp proof a cellar. Martin Casey and Charley Casey recently asked for an estimate for resolving damp problems in Billinghay, Lincolnshire. Mr and Mrs Bains recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a basement in Reepham, Lincolnshire. Zavier and Annabelle Gould recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up condensation and mould problems in a bedroom in a semi-detached house in Kirkby la Thorpe, Lincolnshire. Mr and Mrs Hatton recently requested a price quote for damp proofing a bedroom in a cottage in Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire. Mayson Gunn recently enquired about getting a price for resolving damp problems in Long Bennington. Annie and Marley Harley recently requested a quotation for resolving mould and condensation problems in a cottage in Thurlby. Dev Lloyd in Caythorpe was searching for a specialist to damp proof a conservatory. All of these local people conducted a search for "damp proofing Lincolnshire" and discovered this website on Google, Yahoo or Bing.

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Also find: Swallow damp proofing, Humberston damp proofing, Cleethorpes damp proofing, Holton le Clay damp proofing, Scartho damp proofing, Stallingborough damp proofing, Immingham damp proofing, New Waltham damp proofing, Harbrough damp proofing, Keelby damp proofing, Laceby damp proofing, Healing damp proofing, Great Limber damp proofing, Wyham damp proofing, Rothwell damp proofing, Great Coates damp proofing, Fotherby damp proofing services and more. The majority of these places are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Grimsby home and business owners can get quotations by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Grimsby: Some Grimsby streets and areas where damp proofing work has recently been undertaken - Sydney Taylor Court, Chestnut Walk, Bowers Avenue, Thorgam Court, Ashtree Avenue, Tintern Walk, Bishopthorpe, St Mawes Crescent, Adelphi Court, Dunbar Avenue, Cottagers Plot, St Leonards Avenue, Cotham Gardens, Crosland Road, St Annes Road, Dunoon Court, St Chads Walk South, Southfield Road, Calver Crescent, Carnoustie, Carr Lane, Coral Drive, Brocklesby Place, Cross Roads, Carmen Crescent, Smithfield, Comber Place, Britannia Crescent, as well as the following local Grimsby postcodes: DN31 1RP, DN31 1XX, DN31 1PT, DN31 1BE, DN31 1JA, DN31 1TQ, DN31 1XG, DN31 1XP, DN31 1YJ, DN31 1AE. Work was conducted in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Grimsby home and property owners were given professional and dependable damp proofing services on each occasion.

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(This damp proofing Grimsby article was updated on 21-09-2022)