Damp Proofing Heywood

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Damp Proofing Heywood Greater Manchester (OL10): It isn't just the fact that damp problems look terrible, they can also cause health issues and contribute to serious structural damages. More serious issues can also be concealed beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you thousands of pounds to repair if not remedied quickly. If you've got a problem such as this there's not much that you can do yourself, and the best course of action is to call in a professional Heywood damp proofing specialist to do a survey and suggest practical solutions.

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When considering dampness in Heywood homes, there are essentially three principal classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following paragraphs describe what may cause such damp issues in Heywood, and the various methods of preventing and solving them.


Issues like cavity wall issues, unsound brickwork, cracked or loose roof tiles and defective guttering are external factors of penetrating damp. Inside a structure, the causes can be leaky or burst pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing basins or baths. If left unresolved, peeling or bubbling paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and blistering or broken plaster, will be the noticeable upshot of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

If left untreated for some time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Wet rot doesn't spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case your roof timbers become structurally unsafe, requiring a new roof. If a black fungus appears on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you may have an issue with wet rot.

You shouldn't fret however, because to prevent these problems happening, a few simple steps like cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks, inspecting pipework for leaks and repointing brickwork should avoid such concerns. As an integral part of a complete damp proofing program, your local Heywood damp proofing specialist will check all these areas.


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One of the most common forms of damp in Heywood properties, condensation is very easy to spot. When warm, moist air comes into contact with cool surfaces (such as the glass in windows), small droplets of water rapidly appear. Poor ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, for instance in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, is the most frequent cause of condensation.

Wiping up any droplets that form, and making certain that there is sufficient ventilation in the worst affected areas, are among the easiest answers to such problems. This might call for the installation or upgrade of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks to help remove the moist air to the outside of the building.

A detailed damp proof survey by a reputable Heywood company might also find circumstances which play a role in the issue by drawing in moist air from outside. An effective way to successfully minimise condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Heywood damp proofing technician will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can be achieved.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all houses constructed in the United Kingdom. It's perfectly possible that you might not have one installed if your house in Heywood was built before this year. It's a possibility that your damp proof membrane may have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a home built after this year.

Rising damp can be difficult to distinguish, but some areas to watch out for are; white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, tide marks on walls and crumbling or rotten skirtings. If you see or think you might have any of these signs, it's possible you have a rising damp problem.

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Remedying rising damp problems can be as simple as checking your property's external walls and seeing if you can see a DPM. For adequate protection it should be 150 millimetres (approximately 6 inches) above the level of the ground. You can dig the surrounding ground away to generate this gap if it's currently not enough, or you can put in a damp course higher up if the former is not feasible.

If this is not the problem and your DPM (damp proof membrane) is correct, there may be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, up through your floor, and into the walls of your property.

Using a number of different techniques, damp proofing professionals in Heywood can quickly detect and solve your rising damp problems. A damp proof cream can be carefully injected into your wall if you have a somewhat older house with no DPM, or one that is damaged over an extensive area. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the wall's mortar course, and before the cream cures it diffuses into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proofing cream isn't appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a new damp proof course might need to be put in. Though this is of course a fairly drastic approach, it may be the only way to remedy your damp problems in an effective way.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another possible option for less severe areas of damp course damage. Tiles, carpeting or laminate flooring will have to be lifted before any work can be undertaken, as it's applied beneath your floor coverings. In basement areas this is an especially efficacious solution, and will form an integral part of the tanking process that is used to make spaces watertight. For additional protection in such problem areas, your Heywood damp proof expert might advise applying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely.

Tanking: In below ground areas like cellars or basements, tanking is a process where surfaces that are exposed are covered in a watertight coating. Because this coating needs to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, any plaster and wall coverings must be removed before any work can commence, and all surfaces prepared correctly. As soon as this coating has been put on, it must be allowed to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating on top of it. This is a highly disruptive job since it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, and it is recommended that you obtain more than one specialist's opinion about whether this really is the only solution to your damp problems.


To help ease problems with condensation, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are very effectual. The fact that they only alleviate the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the main problem with dehumidifiers. A certified damp proofing specialist in Heywood will be ready to give you advice on the best solution if you are suffering from damp in any part of your home.


As with any home improvement project, the best recommendations for a specialist come from friends and relations. If possible you should try to get at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a range of companies, and before employing any particular damp proof services, you should ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships, as a verification of their credibility.

Watch out for qualifications and membership from trade bodies such as the Damp Proofing Association 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) qualifications.

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees your preferred damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has the required experience to carry out a first class damp proofing service. In addition, it offers a guarantee over any work completed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Heywood and also in: Heap Bridge, Marland, Castleton, Birch, Castleton Moor, Sudden, Shawfield, Fairfield, Jericho, Top of Hebers, Crimble, Heady Hill, Norden, Free Town, Cutgate, Gigg, Barnford, Pimhole, as well as in these postcodes OL10 1BT, BL9 6UX, BL9 7TS, BL9 7HR, BL9 7TZ, BL9 7JE, OL10 1BE, OL10 1ES, OL10 1AR, OL10 1PE. Local Heywood damp proofers will likely have the telephone dialling code 01706 and the postcode OL10. Verifying this can confirm that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Heywood homeowners will be able to utilise these and countless other comparable services.

Greater Manchester Damp Proofing Enquiries

Greater Manchester Damp Proofing Enquiries

Recent Greater Manchester damp proofing customer enquiries: Ariana and Lachlan Dupont recently requested a quote for damp proofing an extension in a semi-detached house in Shaw and Crompton. Mr and Mrs Hobbs recently requested a quotation for solving mould and condensation issues in a conservatory in Chew Moor, Greater Manchester. Mila Mcfarlane recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a conservatory in Littleborough, Greater Manchester. Shelby Benson and Haydn Benson recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a basement in a cottage in Ramsbottom. Zakariya and Tia Beale recently requested an estimate for resolving mould and condensation problems in Rhodes. Brayden Sawyer and Isobella Sawyer recently enquired about damp proofing an extension in Dobcross. Scarlett-Rose and Will Bob recently enquired about the possibility of fixing damp problems in Lees. Ariya Cameron recently asked for a quotation for resolving damp problems in Uppermill, Greater Manchester. Most of these householders did a search for "damp proofing Greater Manchester" and located this page on Bing, Google or Yahoo.

Heywood Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Heywood damp proof specialist including pressure grouting, concrete repair, damp proofing old stone walls Heywood, rising damp prevention, cementitious tanking Heywood, solving mould problems, leak detection Heywood, mould treatment, plaster replacement, commercial damp proofing, penetrating damp treatment, basement waterproofing, home damp proofing, damp proofing a garage in Heywood, dampcourse installations, invasive weed control in Heywood, condensation control, cavity wall construction, damp proofing walls, cellar tanking, domestic damp proofing in Heywood, cheap damp proofing Heywood, damp proofing floors, structural waterproofing, condensation treatment, rising damp treatment, damp proofing brickwork, damp proof tanking Heywood, rendering repairs Heywood, efflorescence treatments, damp proof sealing, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing surveys Heywood, timber treatments, and more. These are just a handful of the activities that are conducted by those specialising in damp proofing. Heywood professionals will be happy to tell you about their whole range of damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Whenever you're looking for a professional contractor for your project or undertaking, it's invariably a good idea to ask for recommendations from friends and relatives. Along with pointing a finger at cowboy contractors and companies that have a dismal service record, person to person references are frequently the best way to single out someone who is perfect for your needs.

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Getting the feedback of an acquaintance or member of your family also means you can find out whether anything went awry, how speedily faults were rectified, and what the contractor's attitude was like. Furthermore you can get some insights into the punctuality and reliability of the contractor in question. They'll be in a position to tell you whether the contractor offers a guaranteed price promise for their work, and if not, how precise the eventual price was in comparison to the initial estimate.

You can count on your friends and family members to be truthful and honest, so they should always be your first point of reference when it comes to advice. You might discover that they'll be unwilling to discuss them, if they have had an unsatisfactory experience in their dealings with a particular contractor or company. Many people will be more than willing to recommend a good contractor, less likely to talk about a lousy one, and might even endorse a different company rather than 'bad mouth' a far from ideal business they have dealt with in the past.


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Also find: Top of Hebers damp proofing, Fairfield damp proofing, Pimhole damp proofing, Cutgate damp proofing, Sudden damp proofing, Barnford damp proofing, Gigg damp proofing, Heap Bridge damp proofing, Castleton Moor damp proofing, Free Town damp proofing, Shawfield damp proofing, Marland damp proofing, Heady Hill damp proofing, Norden damp proofing, Crimble damp proofing, Jericho damp proofing, Castleton damp proofing, Birch damp proofing services and more. The majority of these towns and villages are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Heywood property owners can get damp proofing quotations by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Heywood: Damp proofing services have recently been required in the following Heywood roads - St James Terrace, Clough Flats, Severn Road, Smethurst Street, Crinan Square, Bracken Close, Connell Way, Argyle Crescent, Aspinall Street, Callander Square, Belgrave Street, Ballater Close, Canal Street, Skye Close, Dundee Close, Cranmer Court, Stromness Grove, Douglas Square, Cobden Street, Duke Street, Clough Lane, Tudor Court, St James Grove, Simpson Hill Close, Arlen Way, Salthill Avenue, Trent Avenue, as well as these Heywood area postcodes: OL10 1BT, BL9 6UX, BL9 7TS, BL9 7HR, BL9 7TZ, BL9 7JE, OL10 1BE, OL10 1ES, OL10 1AR, OL10 1PE. Work was performed in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Heywood householders benefited from professional and reliable damp proofing services.

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(This damp proofing Heywood information was last updated on 05-01-22)