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Damp Proofing Hessle East Yorkshire (HU13): Having problems with damp in your house in Hessle can result in serious structural and health issues, as well as appearing unsightly. Costing thousands to fix if not cured swiftly, more serious problems can often be hidden beneath patches of damp, peeling wallpaper and flaking paintwork. If you've got an issue such as this there is very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best course of action is to speak to an established Hessle damp proofing company to carry out a survey and come up with solutions.

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In regards to dampness in Hessle structures, there are essentially three major causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following paragraphs describe the causes of such damp problems in Hessle, and the different ways of avoiding and resolving them.


Typical external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home include: damaged guttering, unsound brickwork, broken roof tiles and cavity wall problems. Inside, overflowing bathtubs or sinks, cracked shower trays and burst or leaky pipes, can cause penetrating damp. If left unresolved, flaking paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and blistering or broken plaster, will be the noticeable upshot of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

If left untreated for an extended period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to arise in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot can't spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. If black fungus appears on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to touch, you may have a case of wet rot.

Simple steps like repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks and examining piping for leaks, can be the basic preventative maintenance measures. As part of a complete damp proofing arrangement, your local Hessle damp proofing company will check all of these areas.


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Super easy to spot and the cause of damp in a lot of Hessle homes, condensation is incredibly common. Small water droplets form on cooler surfaces when they come into contact with warm, moist air. It often manifests because of poor ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

To avoid condensation issues, simple strategies include ensuring there is adequate ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping away any water droplets the moment they form. This might call for the upgrading or installation of cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks to help reroute the damp air to the outside of the building.

A detailed damp proof survey from a credible Hessle company could also find circumstances which give rise to the problem by sucking in damp air from outside. Airflow has to be regulated properly to effectively control condensation problems, and a reliable damp proofing specialist will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this subject.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on homes built in the UK since 1875. You might not have a damp course on your home or property in Hessle if it was constructed earlier than this. If you are experiencing rising damp in a home built after this date it might be that your damp proof membrane or course has been somehow or other.

Rising damp can be tricky to identify, but some areas to keep an eye out for are; white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and tide marks on walls. Whilst the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp problems.

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Resolving rising damp problems can be as straightforward as checking your external walls and seeing if you can spot a damp proof course. In order to get a satisfactory measure of protection the DPM must be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm. If you discover this space doesn't exist, you can dig the earth away to increase it, or if this process is not possible, a higher damp proof membrane will need to be installed.

If this is not the problem and your damp proof membrane is in fact correct, there might be more challenging issues to deal with caused by the dampness coming up from the ground beneath, through your flooring, and into the walls of your property.

Using a range of methods, damp proofing professionals in Hessle will swiftly identify and resolve your rising damp problems. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older property with no DPM, or it is damaged over a substantial area. This involves the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals in your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

In instances where damp proofing cream isn't an appropriate solution, or where the membrane is too seriously damaged, installing a new damp proof course may be neccessary. Though this is obviously a pretty extreme approach, it might be the only way to resolve your rising damp effectively.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another potential remedy for smaller areas of membrane damage. This will be applied beneath your current floor coverings, so tiles, carpeting and wooden flooring will have to be lifted prior to work being undertaken. This is particularly effective in cellars as a part of the "tanking" procedure to make a room which is watertight. For additional protection in those problem areas, your Hessle damp proofing specialist might advise the application of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried.

Tanking: In below ground areas for instance cellars or basements, tanking is a process where any surfaces that are exposed are covered in a waterproof coating. All plaster and wall covering must be removed and the pertinent surfaces prepared correctly before any work begins, because this coating must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. You can replaster any walls and decorate over the top, as soon as the coating has dried completely. As it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, this is an incredibly disruptive job. It is therefore preferable to seek the advice of at least two or three damp proofing specialists to guarantee that this really is the only option.


Issues with condensation can definitely be helped through the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. The main problem with dehumidifiers in attempting to prevent damp is that they only mask the cause of the damp, don't cure it. If you're suffering with mould or damp in any area of your home in Hessle, you should speak to an experienced damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


The most reliable recommendations for local professionals when it comes to home improvements are generally neighbours and friends. Always acquire at least 2 or 3 different quotes from a variety of companies, and if you are in any doubt you should ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, before signing up to any damp proof services.

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

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees that your preferred damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has the necessary experience to provide a top notch damp proofing service. Such memberships also means that there are guarantees for any work completed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Hessle and also in nearby places like: Walkington, Northfield, Brantingham, Gipsyville, Riplingham, Melton, Dairycoates, Swanland, Little Weighton, North Ferriby, as well as in these postcodes HU13 0JQ, HU10 7XL, HU13 0AE, HU13 0HR, HU13 0NR, HU13 0AL, HU10 9AT, HU13 0BL, HU13 0AN, and HU13 0FB. Locally based Hessle damp proof specialists will likely have the phone code 01482 and the postcode HU13. Verifying this can guarantee that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Hessle homeowners are able to benefit from these and countless other similar services. By clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get damp proofing quotes from providers nearby.

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Hessle damp proofing specialist including the treament of efflorescence in Hessle, rendering repairs, domestic damp proofing, wet rot treatment, vapour barriers, solving condensation problems, landlord damp proofing services, cellar damp proofing Hessle, damp proofing floors Hessle, leak detection Hessle, damp proofing rates Hessle, cavity wall tie replacement in Hessle, timber treatment in Hessle, cheap damp proofing, solutions for black mould Hessle, damp proofing a cellar, solving mould problems Hessle, cellar tanking, cementitious tanking, damp proof membrane installation, plaster replacement, industrial damp proofing in Hessle, flood defence in Hessle, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proofing assessments, pressure grouting in Hessle, damp proofing solutions in conservatories in Hessle, invasive weed control, and lots more.


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Also find: Walkington damp proofing, Riplingham damp proofing, Brantingham damp proofing, Northfield damp proofing, Gipsyville damp proofing, North Ferriby damp proofing, Dairycoates damp proofing, Melton damp proofing, Little Weighton damp proofing, Swanland damp proofing and more. Firms who do damp proofing can be found in almost all of these localities. These experts not only understand the specific challenges posed by the weather in the area, but also provide custom solutions to ensure the safety and longevity of your property. It is crucial to effectively and promptly address problems with dampness, as they can cause health risks and structural damage. To get price quotes for damp proofing, local business and home owners can simply click here.

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