Damp Proofing Halstead

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Damp Proofing Halstead Essex (CO9): Having problems with damp in your house in Halstead can lead to serious structural and health issues, as well as being unsightly in appearance. If not remedied quickly, the more serious problems could cost you thousands to repair, and may be concealed beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. To provide an extensive damp proofing alternative for your property, it is much more cost effective in the long run to bring in an established Halstead damp proofing specialist to inspect your house.

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If you have troubles with dampness in your dwelling in Halstead, there are three possible triggers:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

We'll now explore these 3 significant types of damp problems, and come up with strategies for how to prevent them and solve them, should they arise.

PENETRATING DAMP

Some of the external issues that could lead to penetrating damp include: defective downpipes or guttering, blocked cavities, cracks in brickwork and broken roof tiles. In the interior of your home it can be due to overflowing sinks or baths, burst or dripping water pipes and cracked shower trays. If left unresolved, dark, damp patches on walls, broken or blistered plaster and peeling paintwork, will be the visible outcome of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

You can get wet rot in the timbers on your roof, if you've got a leaking roof, and it's been left untreated for an extended period of time. Although it's fortunate that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in the worst case, you may need to replace the entire roof if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. An unfamiliar musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and the appearance of black fungus, could all suggest the existence of wet rot.

Some simple maintenance can help to prevent this, such as: inspecting pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof & rain gutters for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. As part of dealing with your dampness issues, a knowledgeable Halstead damp proofing specialist will check all these areas, in order to help prevent any further issues in the future.

CONDENSATION

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There are several factors that can cause dampness, however condensation is among the most common and easily noticed. Water forms as small droplets on a cold surface, when moist, warm air comes into contact with it. Poor ventilation in places with high humidity, for instance in kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, is the most common cause of condensation.

Simple strategies to prevent condensation include wiping up any droplets as they appear and ensuring that you have adequate ventilation in the problem areas. Redirecting damp air outside of your property in Halstead, by fitting or updating air bricks, extractors and cooker hoods, will help you to solve this issue.

By undertaking a detailed damp proofing survey, an established Halstead company will identify any spots where damp air is drawn in from the outside, simply exacerbating the condensation problem. Air circulation needs to be properly regulated to adequately minimise condensation problems, and a knowledgeable damp proofing specialist will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this subject.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard on homes constructed in Great Britain since 1875. It's perfectly possible that you might not have one installed if your house in Halstead was built before this time. It's a possibility that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane could have been damaged if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a house built after this date.

If you believe that you may have rising damp, a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and "tide marks" on walls, are fair indications that you may be right. It is plausible that you could have a rising damp issue if you have noticed one or more of these in your property.

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Fixing rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your exterior walls and seeing if you can see a damp course. To be certain of an adequate measure of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm (about 6"). You can dig away the surrounding soil to create this gap if it's currently not sufficient, or you could put in a higher damp proof membrane if the former is not feasible.

If your DPM is correct and the gap is not the root cause of the problem, dampness might be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a much more problematic issue.

Halstead damp proofing professionals will quickly be able to establish the cause of your rising damp, and using a number of different techniques will quickly solve the problem. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you've got an older property with no damp proof course, or it is damaged over an extensive area. This involves drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals along the brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the damp proof cream treatment isn't suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a new damp proof course might have to be installed. Although this is obviously a fairly extreme approach, it might be the only way to remedy your rising damp issues effectively.

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For minimal areas of damage, another possible remedy could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. This has to be applied underneath your floor coverings, so carpets, wooden flooring and tiles will have to be lifted before any work can be undertaken. In basement areas this is an especially effective treatment, and will form part of the "tanking" process which is used to make spaces watertight. Before the bitumen coating has dried completely, your Halstead damp proof specialist may suggest laying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: In below ground areas for example cellars or basements, tanking is a process where any exposed surfaces are covered in a waterproof coating. Any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins, as this watertight coating must be applied at the base level of floors and walls. Once this paint has been applied, it must be allowed to dry completely before replastering and decorating on top of it. This is an incredibly disruptive job since it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, and it's preferable to get more than one expert's opinion on whether this really is the only treatment for your rising damp.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Condensation problems can definitely be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that these gadgets merely alleviate the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the issue with dehumidifier use. If you are suffering from dampness in any area of your property in Halstead, you can speak to a certified damp proofing company for the best advice.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN HALSTEAD

The best recommendations for local professionals when it comes to home improvement projects are generally neighbours and friends. Always acquire at least 3 or 4 different quotes from a variety of companies, and if you have any doubts you can ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, before signing up to any damp proofing services.

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

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees your chosen damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to offer a first class damp proofing service. Any remedial work undertaken by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Halstead and also in: Great Hedingham, Colne Engaine, High Garrett, Whiteash Green, Sible Hedingham, Greenstead Green, Gosfield, Pebmarsh, Little Maplestead, Earls Colne, Plaistow Green, as well as in these postcodes CO9 1LE, CO9 1GX, CO9 1DF, CO9 1HW, CO9 1EF, CO9 1LX, CO9 1JZ, CO9 1NR, CO9 1JS, CO9 1NW. Locally based Halstead damp proofers will most likely have the telephone code 01787 and the postcode CO9. Checking this should ensure you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Halstead home and business owners can benefit from these and lots of other related services.

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV)

PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) could be the perfect solution for reducing issues with damp in your house in Halstead. If you've noticed damp and mould inside your home or condensation on your windows then Positive Input Ventilation can help to reduce the humidity. It achieves this by continuously circulating fresh air. This regular refresh and replacement of the air inside your property increases air quality, reduces odours and pollutants and has been demonstrated to improve the daily life of allergy and asthma sufferers by reducing dust mite allergens in the air. Some considerations for PIV systems is that they work better when installed in a roof space, and your house does need to be fairly airtight. Air, just like water, takes the path of least resistance, and any spaces and gaps in doors or windows will let the fresh air get out, whilst bringing possible contaminated air in from the outside environment.

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Friends & Family Recommendations

There are a number of ways to find dependable tradespeople, and a great place to start is with friends, family and neighbours. If anyone you know has had damp proofing work carried out recently, you could ask if they were professional and did a good job. When all is said and done, a word of mouth testimonial is more widely accepted, and this should come as no surprise, since we all like to chat about services and products with our friends and relations. From the shortlist of tradesmen, try to get at least three different quotes.

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All over Essex there are individuals who'll be delighted to assist you with your damp issues, you ought to be able to locate a damp proofing expert close by, even if you're unable to find somebody suitable in Halstead itself.

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There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Halstead damp proofing specialist including wood rot treatments in Halstead, PIV (positive input ventilation) Halstead, japanese knotweed control in Halstead, damp proofing inspections, damp proof membranes, chemical DPC injection, timber surveys, retaining wall damp proofing Halstead, dry rot control Halstead, condensation control, woodworm eradication, floor damp proofing Halstead, plaster replacement, foundation damp proofing Halstead, damp proof tanking, property surveys, damp proofing cream treatments, cavity wall construction, basement tanking Halstead, external damp proofing Halstead, concrete damp proofing Halstead, condensation solutions, replacement of faulty flashingsdamp proof course, damp proofing assessments in Halstead, damp proofing old stone walls in Halstead, penetrating damp treatment, damp control, damp proofing brickwork in Halstead, solving condensation problems in Halstead, wet rot control, damp proof coursing, damp proofing quotes, industrial damp proofing Halstead, mould treatment in Halstead, cheap damp proofing Halstead, and lots more. Listed are just a handful of the duties that are undertaken by those specialising in damp proofing. Halstead specialists will be happy to tell you about their entire range of services.

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Also find: Little Maplestead damp proofing, High Garrett damp proofing, Earls Colne damp proofing, Whiteash Green damp proofing, Pebmarsh damp proofing, Plaistow Green damp proofing, Greenstead Green damp proofing, Sible Hedingham damp proofing, Great Hedingham damp proofing, Gosfield damp proofing, Colne Engaine damp proofing services and more. The majority of these towns and villages are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Halstead homeowners can get price quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Halstead: In the past year damp proofing surveys were done in the following Halstead streets: Fourth Avenue, River Close, Mathews Close, Ramsey Road, Middlefield, Ashlong Grove, Johnston Close, Fenn Road, Knowles Close, White Horse Avenue, Conies Road, First Avenue, St Andrews Road, Ronald Road, De Veres Road, Morton Way, Link Road, Brewsters Close, Rye Hills, Colchester Road, Three Gates Close, Morley Road, Factory Lane East, Bourne Close, Grange Close, Lock Road, Conway Close, Mitchell Avenue, and in these Essex postcodes: CO9 1LE, CO9 1GX, CO9 1DF, CO9 1HW, CO9 1EF, CO9 1LX, CO9 1JZ, CO9 1NR, CO9 1JS, CO9 1NW. Work was done in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Halstead home and property owners benefited from dependable and high quality damp proofing services on every occasion.

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