Damp Proofing Hanley

Hanley Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Hanley Staffordshire (ST1): It isn't just the fact that damp problems look unattractive, they can also induce chronic health problems and lead to major structural damage. More serious issues can also be hidden under patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you 1000's of pounds to repair if not resolved swiftly. It is far more cost effective in the long term to contact a certified Hanley damp proofing company to check your home, and provide a complete damp proofing treatment for your property.

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In Hanley homes there are 3 main 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 damp problems in your home or business premises in Hanley, and precisely how you can get started with fixing them.


Things like defective guttering, loose or broken roof tiles, unsound brickwork and cavity wall problems are typical external factors that can cause penetrating damp. Inside a home, overflowing baths or sinks, burst or leaky pipes and damaged shower trays, can lead to penetrating damp. If water continues to soak into the woodwork and walls, the visible signs over time are going to be peeling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and damp dark patches on walls.

If left untreated over a period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Wet rot cannot spread into the brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. If black fungus appears on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you might have a case of wet rot.

Preventative measures can be relatively basic, such as examining piping for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks. If you use the expert services of a knowledgeable Hanley damp proofing specialist, they'll check all these areas as part of your overall damp proofing program.


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Condensation is super easy to identify and a common form of damp in many houses in Hanley. When colder surfaces come into contact with moist, warm air, small droplets of water appear on those surfaces. Poor ventilation in places with high humidity, such as in bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, is the most frequent cause of condensation.

Simple solutions to stop condensation involve wiping away any droplets whenever they form and making sure you have sufficient ventilation in the troublesome areas. Redirecting moist air to the outside of your property in Hanley, by updating or installing cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks, will help you to solve this problem.

There might be issues with drawing in damp air from the outside, and by completing a detailed damp proof survey an expert in Hanley will be able to find circumstances that bring about the problem. An effective way to adequately minimise condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Hanley damp proofing technician will offer guidance and advice on how this can be achieved.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been fitted as standard in all houses built in the UK. You might not have a damp proof course installed on your house in Hanley if it was built prior to this period. It is possible that your damp proof course or membrane might have been damaged if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a home built after this year.

Although difficult to identify, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. If you see or think you may have any of these issues, it's possible you have a problem with rising damp.

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Remedying rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your property's outside walls and seeing if you can spot a damp course. It ought to be 150 millimetres (around 6 inches) above the level of the ground for adequate protection. Where you discover that this gap does not exist, you could dig away the ground to increase it, or if this approach isn't plausible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will need to be put in.

If your DPM (damp proof membrane) is correct and the gap from the ground is not the root cause of the problem, dampness might be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a more problematic issue.

Using a variety of methods, damp proofing specialists in Hanley will swiftly identify and remedy your rising damp problems. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you have an older house with no DPM, or one that is damaged over a significant area. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the mortar course, and before the cream sets it diffuses into the adjoining brickwork forming a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damage to the DPM is too drastic, or if damp proofing cream injection isn't a satisfactory solution, you may need to install a new damp proof course. Unfortunately this is taking repair work to the extreme, however it might be the only answer to your rising damp problems.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another potential remedy for minimal areas of damp course damage. Because this is applied under your existing floor coverings, carpeting, wood flooring and tiles will have to be lifted and removed before this procedure can begin. In cellars this is a particularly effective solution, and will form a part of the "tanking" procedure which is used to make rooms watertight. Your Hanley damp proofing expert may advise laying building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, added protection in such troublesome areas.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a basement is referred to as "tanking". This must be applied at the base level of floors and walls, so all wall covering and plaster must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared correctly before work commences. You can replaster the walls and decorate over the top of it, after the paint has dried out completely. You should invariably obtain more than one expert opinion about whether this really is the only remedy for your rising damp problems, as this is a highly disruptive process since it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property.


To help ease condensation problems, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are quite effectual. The fact that these products merely mask the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the main problem with dehumidifiers. If you're experiencing damp or mould in any part of your home in Hanley, you should contact an experienced damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.


The best recommendations for professionals with regards to home improvement projects are generally friends and relations. Before employing any damp proof services, always see if you can get at least 3 or 4 quotations from a variety of Hanley companies. If you're in any doubt about any specific damp proofing company you should ask to see professional memberships and accreditations.

Professional Hanley damp proofing specialists ought to be signed up members of either the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association (PCA), or have accreditations from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments).

You can be certain that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has the appropriate working experience to perform a first class damp proof service, if they have membership of the PCA or DPA. Furthermore, it offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work performed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Hanley and also in: Baddeley Edge, Stoke-on-Trent, Basford, Abbey Hulton, Cliffe Vale, Northwood, Ash Bank, Milton, Etruria, Shelton, Sneyd Green, Smallthorne, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Bucknall, together with these postcodes ST1 2PD, ST1 2DJ, ST1 2AL, ST1 2HY, ST1 2AA, ST1 2QE, ST1 2HT, ST1 1EG, ST1 2LW, ST1 1LS. Local Hanley damp proof specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01782 and the postcode ST1.

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There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Hanley damp proofing specialist including rising damp advice, damp proofing floors in Hanley, the treament of efflorescence Hanley, residential damp proofing in Hanley, chemical DPC injection Hanley, flood defence, invasive weed control Hanley, vapour barriers, damp control in Hanley, damp proof membranes, structural waterproofing, mould treatments, cellar damp proofing, solving mould problems Hanley, damp treatments, condensation solutions in Hanley, wall tie replacement, commercial tanking, damp proofing in bedrooms in Hanley, property surveys Hanley, plaster replacement, damp proofing rates, cheap damp proofing, cellar tanking, damp proofing concrete floors in Hanley, rendering repairs in Hanley, wet rot treatments in Hanley, timber preservation, and lots more.

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Damp Proofing Enquiries Staffordshire

Current Staffordshire damp proofing customer projects: Rosanna and Rueben North recently asked for an estimate for solving damp problems in a semi-detached house in Stone, Staffordshire. Alicia Sawyer recently enquired about resolving damp problems in a cottage in Kinver. Khaleesi and Amari Goddard recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up damp problems in Standon, Staffordshire. Che Hawtin recently asked for a quote for eliminating condensation and damp issues in Waterhouses, Staffordshire. Lavinia Sharkey recently enquired about the possibility of solving condensation and mould issues in a semi-detached house in Alrewas, Staffordshire. Stephen Kay and Roisin Kay recently requested a price quote for clearing up damp problems in Brown Edge, Staffordshire. Liya and Ishaan Mcculloch recently asked for a price quote for solving damp and condensation problems in two bedrooms in High Offley. Vienna and Aayan Fisher recently asked for a price quote for solving damp problems in a cottage in Alsagers Bank, Staffordshire.


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Damp proofing services were recently requested by people living in Stanhope Street, Winton Square, Water Glades Close, Astle Place, Gilman Place, Wood Terrace, Town Road, Shearer Street, Lichfield Street, Crowther Street, Whitmore Street, Brockley Square, Ladysmith Road, Bower Street, Boatman Drive, Shallowford Court, Cardiff Grove, Jordan Street, Houghton Street, Gunnell Close, Grove Place, Jubilee Avenue, Red Lion Passage, Victoria Avenue, Broomfield Place North, Mount Pleasant, Old Hall Street, Etruria Old Road and these Hanley postcodes: ST1 2PD, ST1 2DJ, ST1 2AL, ST1 2HY, ST1 2AA, ST1 2QE, ST1 2HT, ST1 1EG, ST1 2LW, ST1 1LS.

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