Damp Proofing Harwich

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Damp Proofing Harwich Essex (CO12): It isn't just the fact that problems with damp look terrible, they can also cause chronic health issues and result in dangerous structural damage. More significant issues can also be concealed by patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and could cost thousands to fix if not dealt with speedily. If you believe you might have such damp problems you must get in touch with a professional Harwich damp proofing company to survey your property, and recommend the most beneficial damp proofing treatment for your home.

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In Harwich dwellings there are 3 major problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 primary types of damp are outlined in more detail below, together with tips on prevention and resolution, in case you find them in your house in Harwich.


Problems like cavity wall issues, cracked roof tiles, cracks in brickwork and defective guttering are external causes of penetrating damp in your home. Internally, dripping or burst pipes, overflowing basins or bathtubs and cracked shower trays, can contribute to penetrating damp. If left uncontrolled, peeling or bubbling paintwork, blistered or broken plaster and damp dark patches on walls, will be the obvious outcome of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

If you've got a leaky roof and it has been left untreated over a period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Wet rot does not spread into brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case your roof timbers become structurally compromised, requiring a new roof. An unusual musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and signs of a black fungus, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

You shouldn't fret however, since to prevent these problems happening, a few basic steps like inspecting pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork should aleviate such concerns. A certified damp proofer in Harwich will check all these areas to help prevent any future problems, as an integral part of fixing your issues with damp.


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Condensation is super easy to identify and a common form of damp in many houses in Harwich. Tiny water droplets form on cold surfaces when they make contact with humid, warm air. Poor ventilation in places with a high level of humidity, such as in kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, is the most common reason for condensation.

To avoid condensation problems, easy solutions include making sure that you have adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any water droplets as they arise. This may require the installation or upgrade of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors to help remove the moisture laden air to the outside of the building.

There might be issues with drawing in moist air from outside, and by carrying out an in-depth damp proofing survey a specialist in Harwich will be able to identify factors that contribute to the problem. To effectively minimise condensation problems, airflow must be regulated properly. A professional Harwich damp proofing company will gladly offer solutions and advice in connection with this.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses built in the United Kingdom. If your home or property was built before this time it's perfectly possible you might not have one installed. It's a possibility that your damp proof membrane or course could have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a house built after this date.

Although tricky 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. If you notice or think that you may have any of these signs, it is possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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Solving rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your property's outside walls to see if you can see a damp course. It ought to be 150 millimetres (about six inches) above ground level for adequate protection. Where you discover that this gap doesn't exist, you could dig away the earth to increase it, or if this process isn't possible, a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) will need to be installed.

You may have more serious issues if you discover that your damp proof membrane is fine, and it might be that the dampness is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be even more of a concern.

Damp proofing specialists in Harwich will swiftly identify and eliminate rising damp issues using a variety of methods. If you've got a somewhat older home with no damp proof membrane or one that's damaged over a significant area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your external walls. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the mortar joint, and before the cream cures it diffuses into the adjoining brickwork forming a barrier that is repellent to water.

In instances where damp proofing injection cream isn't an appropriate remedy, or when the DPM is seriously damaged, putting in a complete new damp proof course could be neccessary. This is the most extreme of repair works, but it might be the only solution to your rising damp.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another potential option for minimal areas of damage. Carpeting, tiles or wooden flooring will need to be lifted before any work is undertaken, because it is applied underneath your floor coverings. Also used as part of the "tanking" procedure to create a waterproof room, this is an especially efficacious treatment in cellar areas. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, your Harwich damp proof technician may suggest the use of building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a cellar or basement, is the process of covering any exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. Any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the relevant surfaces properly prepared before work commences, as this coating has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors. You can replaster the walls and decorate on top of it, after the coating has completely dried. You should always obtain more than one expert's opinion about whether this really is the only answer to your damp problems, as this is an extremely disruptive job since it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


To help with condensation problems, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are pretty efficacious. The fact that these gadgets only alleviate the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the drawback with the use of dehumidifiers. A reliable damp proofing specialist in Harwich will be happy to give you advice on the best solution if you're suffering from mould or damp in any part of your property.


As with pretty much any home improvement project, the most reliable recommendations for a local professional come from family and friends. Where possible you should see if you can get at least three different quotes from a number of companies, and before signing up to any particular damp proof services, you should ask to look at professional memberships and accreditations, as evidence of their trustworthiness.

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

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees your preferred damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to provide you with a high quality damp proof service. In addition, it offers guarantees on any work accomplished by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Harwich and also nearby in: Weeley, Bradfield, Dovercourt, Wrabness, Walton-on-the-Naze, Kirby le Soken, Great Oakley, Frating, Parkeston Quay, Little Oakley, Beaumont, Lawford, Ramsey, Little Bromley, Little Bentley, Thorpe-le-Soken, and in these postcodes CO12 3DD, CO12 3QQ, CO12 3FJ, CO12 3QH, CO12 3EF, CO12 3NR, CO12 3AY, CO12 3JD, CO12 3EJ, CO12 3HP. Local Harwich damp proof specialists will most likely have the postcode CO12 and the phone code 01255.

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All throughout Essex you should be able to find damp proofing specialists who'll offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find the perfect damp proofing expert in Harwich itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.

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Recently posted Essex damp proofing job postings: Zakariyah Mcfarlane recently asked for a quote for resolving damp and condensation problems in Great Waltham. Bobbie and Ayesha Warwick recently enquired about getting a price for fixing damp problems in High Ongar. Mr and Mrs Armstrong recently enquired about clearing up condensation and mould problems in a kitchen in Little Oakley, Essex. Beatrix Lawlor and Marco Lawlor recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a bedroom in Little Baddow, Essex. Lachlan Bowler and Blessing Bowler recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up damp problems in a detached house in Little Clacton, Essex. Zak Lynn recently asked for a quote for clearing up condensation and mould problems in a semi-detached house in Heybridge, Essex. Krystal Piper recently enquired about eliminating mould and condensation issues in a bedroom in Buckhurst Hill. Ana and Alistair Mccormack recently asked for an estimate for fixing damp problems in a cottage in Roxwell, Essex.


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Households in Colchester Road, Back Lane, Allfields, Clayton Road, Clacton Road, Stour Close, Tendring Road, Coke Street, St Austins Lane, Seaview Avenue, Devon Way, Beechgrove, The Soils, St Augustines Court, Arderne Close, The Quay, The Vineway, Beryl Road, St Edmunds Close, Currents Lane, Crown Lane, The Gables, Deanes Court, Angel Gate, Cliff Road, Aspen Way, have needed damp proofing just recently. Waterproofing work also completed in the following local Harwich postcodes: CO12 3DD, CO12 3QQ, CO12 3FJ, CO12 3QH, CO12 3EF, CO12 3NR, CO12 3AY, CO12 3JD, CO12 3EJ, CO12 3HP.

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