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Damp Proofing Havant Hampshire (PO9): Having problems with damp in your house in Havant can result in major structural and health problems, as well as looking unattractive. If not dealt with promptly, some of the more serious problems could cost you thousands of pounds to repair, and may be hidden away beneath peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. If you think you may have such issues you should contact a competent Havant damp proofing company to check out your property, and suggest the most effective damp proofing strategy for your home or business premises.

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In Havant homes there are 3 primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you will find info on what could be causing problems with damp in your home or business premises in Havant, and exactly how you may set about fixing them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in structures can be the result of various external factors such as: defective guttering, cracks in brickwork, loose or broken roof tiles and cavity wall problems. Inside your Havant property, it can be the result of burst or dripping pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing sinks or bathtubs. If left to continue leaking these issues enable water to soak into walls and woodwork, which over time result in peeling paintwork, broken or blistered plaster and damp dark patches on walls.

Wet rot can develop in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof which is neglected over a period of time. Wet rot can't spread into your brickwork, but it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsound, necessitating a new roof. A distinctive musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and the appearance of black fungus, could all signify the presence of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for example inspecting piping for leaks, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and repointing brickwork. If you employ the expert services of a professional Havant damp proofing company, they will check all these areas as part of your complete damp proofing package.

CONDENSATION

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Very easy to spot and the cause of damp in many Havant homes, condensation is very common. When warm, humid air makes contact with colder surfaces, droplets of water immediately appear. It's a problem because of inadequate ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms.

To avoid condensation issues, simple strategies include making certain there is enough ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping away any droplets of water as they arise. Redirecting humid air to the outside of your property in Havant, by upgrading or fitting extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks, will help you to solve this issue.

The best way to ascertain the main areas that contribute to the situation, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey done by a trusted Havant specialist. With some properties moist air can be drawn in from the outside, plainly making matters even worse. Airflow has to be regulated properly to adequately control condensation problems, and a knowledgeable damp proofing specialist will offer advice and solutions on this subject.

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RISING DAMP

Houses built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course to be installed as standard. You may not have a damp proof course installed on your home or property in Havant if it was constructed earlier than this. If you are experiencing rising damp in a home built after this time it's possible your damp proof course has been damaged in some way.

Although hard to distinguish, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, rotten or crumbling skirtings and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. If you see or think you might have any of these issues, it is possible you have a rising damp problem.

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The first step towards solving your rising damp should simply be to check whether you've got a damp course on the exterior walls of your property in Havant. For adequate protection it needs to be 150 millimetres above ground level. You could dig the surrounding earth away to create this gap if it is currently not enough, or you can install a damp course higher up if the former isn't plausible.

If this isn't the root cause of the problem and your damp proof course is in fact correct, there could be more serious issues to deal with caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, up through your flooring, and into your walls.

Havant damp proofing professionals will swiftly be able to identify the root cause of your rising damp, and using a number of different techniques will quickly eliminate the problem. If you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof course or it is damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the wall's mortar course, and before the cream cures it turns into liquid and soaks into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damp proofing cream isn't sufficient, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a new damp proof course may have to be put in. Although this is naturally a pretty extreme plan of action, it might be the only method to remedy your rising damp in an effective way.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another potential solution for less severe areas of damage. Because this is going to be applied under your current floor coverings, tiles, carpeting and wood flooring must be lifted and put aside before this operation can commence. Also used as an integral part of the "tanking" process to make a room watertight, this is a particularly effective treatment in cellar areas. For extra protection in these trouble spots, your Havant damp proof expert might recommend the application of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a cellar or basement, is a process of coating exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. All wall covering and plaster must be taken off and the relevant surfaces prepared correctly before the commencement of any work, since this coating has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors. Once this coating has been put on, it should be allowed to dry thoroughly before replastering the walls and decorating over it. This is an exceptionally disruptive job as it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, and it is recommended that you obtain more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is really the only remedy for your rising damp problems.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Problems with condensation can certainly be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way to remove moisture from the air. The main drawback with dehumidifiers in seeking to stop dampness is that they only hide the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. If you're suffering with damp or mould in any area of your home in Havant, you should get hold of a certified damp proofing company for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN HAVANT

Friends and relations should invariably be the first choice when you're trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. When possible you should always try to get at least two or three different quotes from a number of companies, and before signing up to any specific damp proof providers, you can ask to look at professional membership certificates and qualifications, as proof of their trustworthiness.

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

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees your chosen damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to provide a first class damp proof service. Additionally, it offers a guarantee over any work completed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Havant and also in nearby places like: Purbrook, Denvilles, Prinsted, Leigh Park, Farlington, Rowlands Castle, Hayling Island, Langstone, Warblington, Westbourne, Bedhampton, Emsworth, Widley, Drayton, New Brighton, together with these postcodes PO9 1QT, PO9 1DS, PO9 2AL, PO9 1PR, PO9 1JN, PO9 1XD, PO9 1JP, PO9 1NT, PO9 1JR, PO9 2AB. Local Havant damp proofers will most likely have the postcode PO9 and the dialling code 023. Checking this out can guarantee you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Havant property owners will be able to benefit from these and numerous other similar services.

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be conducted by your local Havant damp proofing specialist including property surveys, home damp proofing, damp proof membranes, wet rot control, property preservation, damp proofing old stone walls, vapour barriers, japanese knotweed control, pressure grouting, damp treatments, condensation treatment, cementitious tanking, landlord damp proofing services, cellar tanking, woodworm treatments, black mould treatments, structural waterproofing Havant, damp proofing services, solving mould problems, commercial tanking in Havant, timber treatment, the treament of efflorescence, dry rot treatments Havant, damp proofing floors, timber surveys Havant, timber preservation, plaster replacement, cavity wall tie replacement, damp proof coursing, solving condensation problems Havant, wood rot treatments, leak detection, treatments for rising damp in Havant, condensation solutions, damp proofing quotes Havant, and more. These are just a handful of the duties that are accomplished by people specialising in damp proofing. Havant professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

A recommendation by family or friends is a great place to start when you are hunting for a damp proofing expert, but this should not necessarily be the sole factor affecting your choice. It is acknowledged by roughly 80% of people in Havant, that word of mouth endorsements are preferable to any other kind of recommendation. It is still sensible to obtain at least 3 different estimates from other tradesmen in the area, even when a specific damp proofing company has been highly recommended by somebody you know.

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Damp Proofing Around Havant: Households in Barnes Way, Talbot Road, Southfield Walk, Crondall Avenue, Alderwood Close, St Michaels Road, Curdridge Close, Chidham Square, Carberry Court, School Road, Southbrook Close, Battens Way, South Close, Almond Close, Bishopstoke Road, Ashwood Close, Snowberry Crescent, Tower Gardens, Chidham Drive, Chidham Close, St Christophers Road, Brockenhurst Avenue, Brocklands, Colemore Square, Thruxton Road, Charlcot Lawn, Blendworth Crescent, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also completed in these local Havant postcodes: PO9 1QT, PO9 1DS, PO9 2AL, PO9 1PR, PO9 1JN, PO9 1XD, PO9 1JP, PO9 1NT, PO9 1JR, PO9 2AB. These locations recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Havant property owners enjoyed the benefits of high quality and competent damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing Havant article was last updated on 19-05-2022)