Damp Proofing Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire (RG9): Having damp problems in your property in Henley-on-Thames can lead to major structural and health problems, as well as looking unsightly. Costing thousands to repair if not cured quickly, more serious problems may be concealed under flaking paint, damp patches and peeling wallpaper. If you have an issue such as this there is not much that you can do to solve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to call in an experienced Henley-on-Thames damp proofing specialist to do an evaluation and suggest solutions.

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When considering dampness in Henley-on-Thames houses, there are basically 3 main causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key forms of damp are described in more detail in the following paragraphs, together with suggestions for prevention and resolution, in case you find them in your house in Henley-on-Thames.


Penetrating damp in buildings can be attributable to a range of external factors such as: unsound brickwork, cavity wall issues, defective guttering and loose or broken roof tiles. Internally, cracked shower trays, burst or dripping pipes and overflowing baths or sinks, can trigger penetrating damp. If left uncontrolled, flaking or bubbling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and dark damp patches on walls, will be the visible results of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

Wet rot can occur in your roof timbers if you've got a leaking roof that's neglected over a period of time. Wet rot can't spread into your brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally dangerous, necessitating a new roof. If a black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you may have problems with wet rot.

Simple actions like inspecting piping for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks and repointing brickwork, can be the basic preventative measures. A knowledgeable damp proofer in Henley-on-Thames will check these areas in order to help avoid any future complications, as an element of solving your dampness issues.


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Very easy to spot and a cause of damp in many Henley-on-Thames properties, condensation is incredibly common. When colder surfaces come into contact with humid, warm air, tiny droplets of water appear on those surfaces. It's a problem because of poor ventilation in areas where there is high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

Wiping up any water droplets that form, and making certain there's sufficient ventilation in the worst affected areas, are amongst the easiest solutions to such problems. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your property in Henley-on-Thames, by updating or fitting air bricks, extractors and cooker hoods, will help you to remedy this issue.

The most effective way to ascertain the key factors that give rise to the problem, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey done by a trustworthy Henley-on-Thames damp proofing specialist. With some homes moist air is sucked in from the outside, simply making matters worse. An effective way to successfully control condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Henley-on-Thames damp proofing specialist will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can best be achieved.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been fitted as standard in all homes built in the United Kingdom. If your home was built before this period it's possible you may not have this installed. If you are experiencing rising damp in a house constructed after this date it is possible your damp proof course or membrane has been damaged somehow.

If you believe that you may have rising damp, a white powdery deposit being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, tide marks on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings, are fair signs that you may be right. It is feasible that you might have a rising damp problem if you've noticed one or more of these in your home.

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The initial step towards resolving your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether or not you have a DPM on the outside walls of your home in Henley-on-Thames. It should be 150mm (around 6") above ground level for satisfactory protection. You could dig the surrounding soil away to create this gap if it is currently not sufficient, or you can install a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) if the first option is not feasible.

You might have more serious issues if you learn that your damp proof membrane is OK, and it could be that the damp is rising up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which can be an even more troubling predicament.

Henley-on-Thames damp proofing specialists will swiftly be able to figure out the root cause of your rising damp, and employing a number of different procedures will quickly take care of the problem. Older properties which either have no damp proof membrane at all, or have a compromised one that is damaged over an extensive area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) injected into the walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the wall's mortar course, and before the cream can set it diffuses into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proofing cream treatment isn't suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a new damp proof course may have to be put in. Though this is of course a pretty extreme plan of action, it could be the best way to remedy your rising damp issues effectively.

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Another option for less severe areas of damp course damage may include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion coating. Because this is going to be applied under your current floor coverings, laminate flooring, carpeting and tiles will need to be lifted and moved before this procedure can commence. This is especially effectual in cellar areas as part of the tanking process to create a watertight room. Before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, your Henley-on-Thames damp proof specialist may recommend applying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: In areas of a house that are below ground, like basements or cellars, tanking is the process where any exposed surfaces are painted with a waterproof coating. This must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, and so any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the surfaces prepared correctly before any work begins. You can replaster any walls and decorate over the top of it, after the coating has dried completely. This is a highly disruptive job since it needs to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, and it is recommended that you obtain more than one specialist's opinion about whether this really is the only remedy for your damp problems.


Problems with condensation can definitely be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that these products basically cover up the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main issue with the use of dehumidifiers. To obtain the best advice if you're suffering with mould or damp in any area of your home, you should call on a competent damp proofing company in Henley-on-Thames.


The most trustworthy recommendations for professionals when it comes to home improvement projects are generally friends and family. Always acquire at least 2 or 3 different quotations from various companies, and if you have any doubts you should ask to see professional membership certificates and accreditations, before employing any damp proofing services.

Professional Henley-on-Thames damp proofing companies should be signed up members of either the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association, or have accreditations from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments).

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees that your selected damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the necessary experience to carry out a top notch damp proofing service. Any remedial work completed by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Henley-on-Thames and also in: Crazies Hill, Harpsden, Rotherfield Greys, Holly Cross, Hambleden, Lower Assendon, Aston, Mays Green, Remenham Hill, Harpsden Bottom, Sonning Common, Remenham, Cockpole Green, Highmoor Cross, Fairmile, Medmenham, Rotherfield Peppard, Shepherd's Green, Greys Green, Templecombe, and in these postcodes RG9 1JW, RG9 1LA, RG9 1NE, RG9 1DJ, RG9 1HE, RG9 1HJ, RG9 1QT, RG9 1BT, RG9 1EG, RG9 1NT. Local Henley-on-Thames damp proofing specialist will most likely have the dialling code 01491 and the postcode RG9. Checking this can ensure that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Henley-on-Thames home and business owners are able to benefit from these and various other related services.

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Reviews and feedback are the lifeblood of any business in Henley-on-Thames, and a good online review or testimonial can be the difference between a possible client hiring a company, or going elsewhere. You might want to take some time to thank somebody who's done a good job, by leaving them a review of their workmanship and performance. Both potential future customers and the business itself can gain benefits from you recounting your personal experience in this way. Think back to when you were hunting for somebody to do your work and how reviews helped you to decide. No matter how professional a business's website may look, without those customer reviews you might have looked someplace else.

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But, how much trust can be placed on reviews which are displayed on the website of a company? Were genuine people involved in writing these, or were they "thought up" by an employee in order to make them look more reliable?

There's help at hand, because Google My Business reviews are a great way to look for frank and genuine reviews. This is the review website that's trusted by millions of people to establish company reputations, and can impact on their placement in the search engines as well. The leading rival to Google My Business and the second largest review platform for local businesses in Henley-on-Thames is Bing Places for Business. Your glowing review here can create an outline of the company that worked successfully on your project and assist in raising their profile. Equally as effective is posting reviews on Twitter and Facebook relating to the company. Many small businesses in Henley-on-Thames will depend heavily on such social media giants for their media marketing campaigns. Your reviews can help strengthen their marketing message.

Of course you could go 'traditional' and create a hand-written thank you letter. Such letters can be gathered together to form a review portfolio which is handy in one on one meetings with potential clients, photographed and published on the business website, or put in a frame for display in reception areas. Whichever strategy you use to create your review of a company, you'll get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside knowing that you have helped somebody in return for great service. (Tags: Henley-on-Thames Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

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Recent Oxfordshire damp proofing job postings: Lexi-Mae Horton and Mackenzie Horton recently requested an estimate for resolving damp and condensation problems in a living room in a detached house in Minster Lovell. Matylda Copeland in Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire was on the lookout for a company to damp proof a concrete floor. Mr and Mrs Ballantyne recently enquired about damp proofing a conservatory in Finstock. Magnus Fielding and Poppy-Mae Fielding recently asked for an estimate for damp proofing a bedroom in a bungalow in Launton, Oxfordshire. Zain and Romy Lake recently requested a quotation for solving condensation and damp issues in Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire. Luca and Elaina Wilcox recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a basement in East Hagbourne. Maira Fryer in Goring, Oxfordshire was looking for local damp proofers in the Goring area. Oliwia Simon and Jax Simon recently enquired about solving damp and condensation problems in a semi-detached house in Adderbury. All of these householders searched for "damp proofing Oxfordshire" and located this page on Yahoo, Google or Bing.

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There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Henley-on-Thames damp proofing specialist including mould treatment, garage damp proofing Henley-on-Thames, flood defence, damp control, cheap damp proofing Henley-on-Thames, penetrating damp treatments Henley-on-Thames, plaster replacement Henley-on-Thames, damp proofing assessments, solving mould problems, condensation control, black mould treatments, damp proofing quotes in Henley-on-Thames, timber treatments, retaining wall damp proofing Henley-on-Thames, damp proofing a garage in Henley-on-Thames, dampproofing surveys, rising damp advice, damp proofing old stone walls, cellar damp proofing Henley-on-Thames, the treament of efflorescence, industrial damp proofing Henley-on-Thames, japanese knotweed control Henley-on-Thames, landlord damp proofing services Henley-on-Thames, damp proofing a basement, damp proof paint applications, condensation solutions, wood rot treatment, vapour barrier installation Henley-on-Thames, chemical DPC injection, damp proof coursing Henley-on-Thames, damp proof membrane installation, property surveys, wet rot control, cellar tanking Henley-on-Thames, foundation damp proofing Henley-on-Thames, and lots more. These are just an example of the activities that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Henley-on-Thames providers will be happy to tell you about their entire range of damp proofing services.

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In the Oxfordshire area you can also find: Great Milton damp proof specialists, Stanton Harcourt damp proofing, Marcham damp proofing specialists, Charlbury damp proofers, Clanfield damp proofing, Hailey damp proof specialists, Longworth damp proofers, East Challow damp proofing, Eynsham damp proof specialists, Leafield damp proof specialists, Stonesfield damp proof specialists, Sonning Common damp proof specialists, Sutton Courtenay damp proofers, Benson damp proofers, Watlington damp proof specialists, Enstone damp proof specialists, Freeland damp proofing companies, Launton damp proofers, Wantage damp proofing companies, Wolvercote damp proofers, Chalgrove damp proof specialists, Garsington damp proofing companies, Cholsey damp proofing specialists, Steeple Barton damp proofing, Drayton damp proofing, Thame damp proofing specialists, Middle Barton damp proofing specialists, Chipping Norton damp proof specialists, Hanborough damp proofing specialists.

All throughout Oxfordshire you should be able to find damp proofing specialists who will offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find the perfect damp proofing specialist in Henley-on-Thames itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.


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Also find: Rotherfield Greys damp proofing, Harpsden damp proofing, Fairmile damp proofing, Remenham Hill damp proofing, Sonning Common damp proofing, Crazies Hill damp proofing, Mays Green damp proofing, Harpsden Bottom damp proofing, Holly Cross damp proofing, Lower Assendon damp proofing, Templecombe damp proofing, Cockpole Green damp proofing, Highmoor Cross damp proofing, Hambleden damp proofing, Remenham damp proofing, Greys Green damp proofing, Rotherfield Peppard damp proofing, Shepherd's Green damp proofing, Medmenham damp proofing, Aston damp proofing services and more. All of these locations are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Henley-on-Thames householders can get damp proofing estimates by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Henley-on-Thames: Some Henley-on-Thames roads and streets where damp proofing work has recently been undertaken - Clarence Road, Farm Road, Valley Road, Radnor Close, Gillotts Close, Greys Hill, Nicholas Road, Western Avenue, Deanfield Road, Hop Gardens, Queen Street, Thameside, Lambridge Lane, Greys Road, Leicester Close, Gillott's Lane, Lawson Road, Perpetual Park Drive, Tuns Lane, Meadow Road, Damer Gardens, York Road, Rupert Close, as well as the following local Henley-on-Thames postcodes: RG9 1JW, RG9 1LA, RG9 1NE, RG9 1DJ, RG9 1HE, RG9 1HJ, RG9 1QT, RG9 1BT, RG9 1EG, RG9 1NT. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Henley-on-Thames home and property owners enjoyed reliable and top quality damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing Henley-on-Thames article was checked and updated on 21-09-2022)