Damp Proofing Hadleigh

Hadleigh Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Hadleigh Essex (SS7): It's not simply the fact that problems with damp look unappealing, they can also cause chronic health issues and contribute to major structural damages. If not resolved immediately, the more critical issues could cost 1000s to repair, and may be hidden away beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. If you have an issue such as this there is not much that you can do to solve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to get in touch with an experienced Hadleigh damp proofing company to undertake an evaluation and suggest solutions.

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When considering dampness in Hadleigh structures, there are essentially three fundamental causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next paragraphs describe the sources of such problems with damp in Hadleigh, and the various methods of avoiding and solving them.


Problems like cracked or loose roof tiles, cavity wall issues, cracks in brickwork and damaged guttering are all external causes of penetrating damp. From within, cracked shower trays, leaking or burst pipes and overflowing basins or bathtubs, can contribute to penetrating damp. If left unchecked, peeling paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and blistered or broken plaster, will be the noticeable upshot of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

If you have a leaky roof and it's been neglected for quite some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot cannot spread into the brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally dangerous, requiring a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timbers, coupled with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting timber.

The measures for prevention can be fairly basic, for example cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks, inspecting piping for leaks and repointing brickwork. If you use the services of a competent Hadleigh damp proofing specialist, they'll check all these areas as part of your complete damp proofing service.


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Quite simple to identify and a cause of damp in a lot of Hadleigh homes, condensation is incredibly common. When warm, moist air comes into contact with cooler surfaces (such as windows), minute droplets of water swiftly appear. Poor ventilation in places with a high level of humidity, such as in kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, is the most common cause of condensation.

Wiping up any droplets that appear, and making certain there is adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, are among the easiest answers to such issues. This may involve the installation or upgrade of extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods to help redirect the moist air to the outside of your house.

An in-depth damp proof survey by an established Hadleigh specialist might also find things which bring about the problem by drawing in damp air from the outside. To satisfactorily control condensation problems, airflow needs to be regulated properly. A reliable Hadleigh damp proofing technician will be able to offer solutions and advice in connection with this.

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Houses constructed since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. It is possible that you might not have one fitted if your property in Hadleigh was constructed before this year. It is a possibility that your damp proof membrane or course may have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a property built after this year.

Although rather difficult to distinguish, tide marks on walls, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. It's feasible that you might have a rising damp problem if you've seen one or all of these.

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The first step towards managing your rising damp should be to simply check whether or not you have a DPM on the outside walls of your home in Hadleigh. For adequate protection it needs to be 150 millimetres (about six inches) above ground level. If this is not the situation you may be able to dig the ground away to create this space, or if this isn't feasible, you could install a higher DPM.

If this is not the problem and your damp proof course is in fact correct, there may be more serious issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, up through your flooring, and into the walls.

Using a range of techniques, damp proofing specialists in Hadleigh can swiftly identify and eliminate your rising damp problems. Older properties which either have no damp proof membrane at all, or have a compromised one that is damaged over a considerable area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) injected into the outside walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then penetrates into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective, horizontal waterproof barrier.

If the damp proofing cream treatment is not sufficient, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a new damp proof course may need to be installed. While this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve damp issues, it could be your only solution at the end of the day.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another potential solution for smaller areas of membrane damage. This will be applied beneath your floor coverings, so tiles, wood flooring and carpeting will have to be lifted before any work is done. This is especially efficacious in basement areas as part of the "tanking" process to make a room that is watertight. For added protection in those trouble spots, your Hadleigh damp proofing technician may recommend the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a basement or below ground area is referred to as "tanking". As this coating needs to be applied to the bare surface of floors and walls, all wall coverings and plaster must be removed before work commences, and the surfaces prepared correctly. As soon as this coating has been put on, it must be permitted to dry out thoroughly before replastering any wall surfaces and decorating over it. Since it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is an extremely disruptive process. It is therefore wise to call in at least 3 damp proofing specialists to make certain that this is really the only possible option.


Condensation issues can definitely be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The fact that these gadgets just mask the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the main problem with dehumidifiers. An experienced damp proofing specialist in Hadleigh will be ready to advise on the best solution if you're experiencing mould or damp in any part of your property.


As with just about any home improvement project, the best recommendations for a local specialist come from neighbours and friends. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, always try to get at least 3 or 4 estimates from various Hadleigh companies. If you're in any doubt about any specific damp proofing company you should ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates.

Professional Hadleigh damp proofing companies should be members of either the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA), or have accreditations from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT).

If your selected Hadleigh damp proofing providers are members of either the DPA or PCA they'll be well qualified and have the necessary working experience to offer you a first class service for all your damp proofing project. Any work performed by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Hadleigh damp proof specialist including rising damp advice in Hadleigh, basement damp proofing Hadleigh, solutions for rising damp, external damp proofing Hadleigh, structural waterproofing, brick damp proofing Hadleigh, cavity wall construction, dry rot treatments, wet rot treatment, positive input ventilation, basement waterproofing Hadleigh, home damp proofing, industrial damp proofing Hadleigh, solving mould problems in Hadleigh, damp proof cream injections, wood rot treatment in Hadleigh, landlord damp proofing services in Hadleigh, invasive weed control, timber preservation, dampproofing surveys, damp proof coursing Hadleigh, garage damp proofing Hadleigh, damp proofing brickwork, damp proof sealing Hadleigh, commercial tanking, damp treatments in Hadleigh, wall damp proofing Hadleigh, damp control, residential damp proofing Hadleigh, damp proofing floors, timber treatment, plaster replacement Hadleigh, damp proofing old stone walls in Hadleigh, condensation solutions, black mould treatments Hadleigh, and lots more. These are just a small portion of the activities that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Hadleigh contractors will tell you about their entire range of services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It is said that a high percentage of householders see references from friends and family as the most dependable resource before accessing any service, or buying any product, so if you've got a family member or friend who's recently had damp proofing done, you could ask for a recommendation or reference. Word of mouth usually tells if a project was done well, and comes from the mouth of a person you trust to be truthful and honest. You will need to obtain at least 3 or 4 price quotes from your shortlist of prospective tradesmen in Hadleigh.


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(This damp proofing Hadleigh information was updated on 27-04-2023)