Damp Proofing Halesowen

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Damp Proofing Halesowen West Midlands (B63): It isn't just the fact that problems with damp look unappealing, they can also induce health problems and result in major structural damage. If not remedied swiftly, some of the more serious issues could cost thousands of pounds to repair, and may be hidden away beneath peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. If you think you might have such damp issues you must bring in a certified Halesowen damp proofing company to examine your property, and recommend the best damp proofing solution for your house.

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In Halesowen buildings there are 3 principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These 3 key kinds of damp are discussed in more detail in the following paragraphs, together with suggestions for prevention and resolution, if you should discover them in your property in Halesowen.

PENETRATING DAMP

Issues like damaged guttering, cavity wall issues, broken or loose roof tiles and cracks in brickwork are external factors of penetrating damp. Internally, it can be triggered by burst or leaky pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing baths or basins. If water is allowed to continue seeping into the walls and woodwork, the obvious signs in time are going to be dark damp patches on walls, flaking or bubbling paintwork and broken or blistering plaster.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaking roof that is left untreated over a period of time. Although it does not spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally unsafe, and in the worst case scenario you could even need to have a new roof installed - extremely expensive! An unfamiliar musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and indications of a black fungus, could all signify the presence of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for instance repointing brickwork, inspecting piping for leaks and cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks. As part of a complete damp proofing package, your local Halesowen damp proofing company will check all of these factors.

CONDENSATION

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Very easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in many Halesowen homes, condensation is incredibly common. When colder surfaces come into contact with humid, warm air, tiny droplets of water form on those surfaces. It often manifests because of poor ventilation in places where there is high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Wiping up any droplets that appear, and making sure that there is adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, are among the easiest solutions to such problems. This might involve the installation or updating of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans to help reroute the damp air outside of your house.

The most effective way to find out the main things that bring about the situation, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a credible Halesowen company. Sometimes damp air is drawn in from outside, plainly making matters worse. Airflow needs to be regulated properly to effectively minimise condensation problems, and a professional damp proofing specialist will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this topic.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard on houses built in the United Kingdom since 1875. It is perfectly possible that you might not have one installed if your house in Halesowen was constructed before this year. If your home was constructed after this year, but you're still suffering with rising damp, it could be that your DPM has been damaged.

If you think that you may have rising damp, rotten or crumbling skirtings, a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls and tide marks on walls, are good signs that you may be correct. It is feasible that you could have a rising damp issue if you've spotted one or more of these in your property.

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Dealing with rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your property's outside walls and seeing if you can see a damp course. It ought to be 150 millimetres above ground level for satisfactory protection. Where you discover this gap doesn't exist, you can dig away the ground to increase it, or if this process is not possible, a higher damp proof membrane will need to be put in.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane (DPM) is correct, there could be more problematic issues to resolve caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, through your floors, and into the walls of your property.

Using a number of different methods, damp proofing technicians in Halesowen can swiftly identify and remedy rising damp. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older property with no damp proof course, or it is damaged over a considerable area. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream can cure it diffuses into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damage to your membrane is too extensive, or if damp proofing cream injection is not a suitable treatment, you may have to install a new damp proof course. Unfortunately this is taking repair work to the extreme, however it may be the only answer to your rising damp problems.

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Yet another option for smaller areas of damp course damage may include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. This has to be applied underneath your floor coverings, so tiles, carpets and wooden flooring must be lifted prior to work being undertaken. Also used as an integral part of the tanking process to make a space watertight, this is an especially efficacious solution in basement areas. Your Halesowen damp proof specialist may suggest applying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried, further protection in such troublesome areas.

Tanking: In basements and below ground areas of a property, "tanking" is a process where exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. As this waterproof coating has to be applied on the bare surface of walls and floors, any plaster and wall coverings must be removed before any work can commence, and the appropriate surfaces prepared correctly. Once this coating has been put on, it should be permitted to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating over the top of it. This is a very disruptive job as it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, and it's recommended that you obtain more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is really the only answer to your rising damp problems.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Problems with condensation can certainly be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way of reducing the moisture content in the air. The main disadvantage with dehumidifiers in endeavouring to stop damp is that they simply mask the cause of the damp, not cure it. To get the most reliable advice if you're experiencing damp or mould in any part of your home, you should speak to an experienced damp proofing company in Halesowen.

FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN HALESOWEN

As with any home improvement project, the best recommendations for a local professional come from friends and family. Always obtain at least two or three different quotations from a variety of companies, and if you have any doubts you can ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and qualifications, before signing up to any damp proof services.

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

If your selected Halesowen damp proofing providers are members of either the DPA or PCA you can be certain they'll be well qualified and have acquired the required working experience to provide you with a top notch service for all your damp proofing issues. Any work accomplished by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be done in Halesowen and also nearby in: Pedmore Fields, Warley, Quarry Bank, Belle Vale, Cradley Heath, Romsley, Hunnington, Lapal, Hayley Green, Hurst Green, Quinton, Wollescote, Hasbury, Cradley, Moor Street, Woodgate, and in these postcodes B62 2GQ, B62 2EU, B32 4NW, B62 2JA, B62 0DH, B32 1BQ, B62 0AR, B62 0EY, B62 0JS, B62 2GB. Locally based Halesowen damp proofers will likely have the phone code 0121 and the postcode B63. Checking this out should confirm you access local providers of damp proofing. Halesowen householders are able to benefit from these and numerous other damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It is not that unlikely that somebody you know in Halesowen will have had damp proofing work carried out recently, so you can ask friends and acquaintances for recommendations of damp proofing services they have found to be good. When push comes to shove, word of mouth recommendations are more likely to be accepted, and this comes as no great surprise, because we all like to chat about services and products to our family and friends. When you've got a shortlist of potential companies you can ask them to give you a quote - you will want at least three quotations.

Halesowen Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Halesowen damp proof specialist including damp proofing brickwork in Halesowen, timber treatments in Halesowen, structural waterproofing, commercial tanking, mould treatments, damp proofing solutions in lofts, solving mould problems, efflorescence solutions, damp proofing surveys, damp proofing a garage in Halesowen, pressure grouting, damp proofing concrete floors in Halesowen, injection damp proofing Halesowen, leak detection, cellar waterproofing Halesowen, damp course installation Halesowen, rising damp advice, woodworm treatment, industrial damp proofing, damp proofing price quotes, concrete repairs, damp proof tanking in Halesowen, damp proofing cream applications Halesowen, damp proof paint application in Halesowen, home damp proofing in Halesowen, property surveys Halesowen, damp control in Halesowen, damp proof membranes in Halesowen, damp proofing assessments, vapour barrier installations Halesowen, condensation treatment in Halesowen, timber surveys, basement tanking, plaster replacement Halesowen, and lots more. Listed are just some of the activities that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Halesowen contractors will tell you about their entire range of services.

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In West Midlands you can also find: Pelsall damp proofers, Coseley damp proofers, Longbridge damp proofers, Sheldon damp proofers, Sparkbrook damp proofing, Knowle damp proofing, Dickens Heath damp proofing specialists, Ladywood damp proof specialists, Cheswick Green damp proofing specialists, Hockley Heath damp proofers, Stechford damp proofing specialists, Brandhall damp proofers, Fordbridge damp proofers, Rushall damp proofers, Selly Oak damp proofers, Marston Green damp proofers, Quarry Bank damp proofers, Sparkbrook damp proof specialists, Fordbridge damp proofing specialists, Chelmsley Wood damp proofing specialists, Quarry Bank damp proofing, Marston Green damp proofing, Sparkbrook damp proofing specialists, Nechells damp proofing specialists, Kingstanding damp proof specialists, Stechford damp proofers, Ettingshall damp proofing specialists, Nechells damp proofing, Walsall Wood damp proofing.

Throughout West Midlands you will be able to find damp proof specialists who will provide various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find a suitable damp proofing specialist in Halesowen itself then you should be able to find one close by.

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Also find: Belle Vale damp proofing, Romsley damp proofing, Pedmore Fields damp proofing, Hayley Green damp proofing, Hunnington damp proofing, Wollescote damp proofing, Quinton damp proofing, Cradley damp proofing, Warley damp proofing, Quarry Bank damp proofing, Lapal damp proofing, Moor Street damp proofing, Cradley Heath damp proofing, Woodgate damp proofing, Hurst Green damp proofing, Hasbury damp proofing services and more. The majority of these places are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Halesowen residents can get quotations by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Halesowen: Damp proofing work has recently been done in the following Halesowen areas - Astley Avenue, Brookside Close, Clent View Road, Southwick Road, Clarendon Place, Dayhouse Bank, Springfield Road, Toys Lane, Blue Ball Lane, Tenter Court, Springfield Drive, Crimmond Rise, Birmingham Street, Compton Grove, Cotswold Croft, Broadway Avenue, Brades Close, Ankerdine Court, Seven Acres Road, Stour Close, Spring Street, The Hawnelands, Summerfields Avenue, Albrighton Road, Beecher Place, Summer Hill, Bloomfield Street West, as well as the following Halesowen area postcodes: B62 2GQ, B62 2EU, B32 4NW, B62 2JA, B62 0DH, B32 1BQ, B62 0AR, B62 0EY, B62 0JS, B62 2GB. These areas recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Halesowen householders enjoyed reliable and high quality damp proofing services.

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