Damp Proofing Hitchin

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Damp Proofing Hitchin Hertfordshire (SG4): Having damp problems in your home in Hitchin can lead to major health and structural issues, as well as appearing awful. Nasty damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal much more serious issues which, if not cured quickly, can cost 1000s to repair. If you believe you might have such damp issues you need to get hold of an established Hitchin damp proofing company to inspect your property, and come up with the most beneficial damp proofing solution for your house.

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Basically, when considering damp in the home there are 3 major problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you'll find details of what might be causing damp issues in your home in Hitchin, and exactly how you may get started with rectifying them.

PENETRATING DAMP

External factors that can lead to penetrating damp in your home include: cavity wall issues, loose or cracked roof tiles, cracks in brickwork and damaged guttering. Inside your Hitchin home, penetrating damp can result from burst or dripping pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing sinks or bathtubs. If water continues to seep into the woodwork and walls, the noticeable signs over time are going to be damp dark patches on walls, blistered or broken plaster and peeling or bubbling paintwork.

If neglected for quite some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to occur in your roof timbers. Even though it's fortunate that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in the worst case scenario, you may need a new roof (extremely expensive!) if the timbers of your roof become unsound structurally. If black fungus appears on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to touch, you might have problems with wet rot.

The means of prevention can be quite basic, for instance cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks, repointing brickwork and inspecting pipework for leaks. If you employ the services of a professional Hitchin damp proofing specialist, they'll check all these factors as a part of your complete damp proofing service.

CONDENSATION

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A common form of damp in Hitchin properties, condensation is super easy to spot. Small water droplets form on cooler surfaces when they make contact with moist, warm air. In places where high humidity is present, such as: boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, it is often caused because of inadequate ventilation.

To reduce condensation issues, easy strategies include making certain you have sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping away any droplets of water as soon as they arise. The steps needed may require the updating or installation of extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, with the intention of redirecting moist air outside of your property in Hitchin.

The most effective way to ascertain the key factors that give rise to the problem, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by a professional Hitchin specialist. In some cases damp air can be drawn in from outside, plainly making things even worse. The best way to adequately control condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Hitchin damp proofing company will offer guidance and advice on how this can best be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

Homes built since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. It's quite possible that you may not have one installed if your home in Hitchin was constructed before this year. If your house was constructed after this year, but you're still experiencing rising damp, it could be that your damp proof course has been impaired.

Rising damp can be hard to distinguish, but some areas to look out for are; crumbling or rotten skirting boards, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces and tide marks on walls. If you see or think you might have any of these issues, it is possible you have a problem with rising damp.

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The initial step towards solving your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether you have in fact got a DPM on the exterior walls of your home in Hitchin. It should be 150mm (approximately 6 inches) above the level of the ground for adequate protection. If this isn't the situation you may be able to dig away the ground to create this gap, or if this is not plausible, you could install a damp proof course higher up.

You may have more serious issues if you find that your damp proof course is fine, and it may be that the dampness is seeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which can be even more worrying.

Hitchin damp proofing technicians will quickly be able to figure out the causes of your rising damp, and employing a range of techniques will quickly fix the problem. Older houses which either have no DPM, or have one which is damaged over an extensive area, can have a damp proof cream injected into the exterior walls. Holes will be drilled at intervals in the brickwork, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective water-repellent barrier.

In situations where damp proofing injection cream isn't a suitable remedy, or where the membrane is too severely damaged, putting in a whole new damp proof course might be neccessary. Regrettably this is the most extreme of repair works, however it might be the only solution to your rising damp.

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Another remedy for minimal areas of damage could include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. Carpeting, tiles or wood flooring will have to be lifted before any work is carried out, as it is applied underneath your existing floor coverings. Also used as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a waterproof space, this is a particularly effective treatment in basements. Before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, your Hitchin damp proofing technician may suggest a layer of building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: In areas of a house that are below ground, such as cellars or basements, tanking is a process where exposed surfaces are covered in a watertight coating. Any plaster and wall coverings must be taken off and the relevant surfaces prepared correctly before work commences, since this watertight coating must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. You can replaster the wall surfaces and decorate on top of it, after the coating has dried completely. You should always get more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is really the only solution to your rising damp, since this is a highly disruptive process because it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Condensation problems can definitely be helped through the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The disadvantage with the use of dehumidifiers in seeking to eliminate damp and mould is that they merely mask the cause of the damp, not cure it. A competent damp proofing specialist in Hitchin will be able to advise on possible solutions if you're suffering from dampness in any part of your home.

FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN HITCHIN

The best recommendations for professionals with regards to home improvements are generally friends and neighbours. Always obtain at least 2 or 3 different quotes from various local companies, and if you have any doubts you can ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and qualifications, before signing up for any damp proof services.

Watch out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments qualifications, or local companies who are signed up members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA).

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees that your chosen damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to offer a high quality damp proofing service. This also offers a guarantee over any work completed by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Hitchin and also in: Kings Walden, Walsworth, Holwell, Offley, Gosmore, Preston, Weston, Letchworth Garden City, Pegsdon, Ickleford, Lilley, Pirton, St Ippolyts, Little Wymondley, Ashbrook, Lower Stondon, as well as in these postcodes SG4 0QA, SG4 0QB, SG4 0DS, SG4 0LA, SG4 0RJ, SG4 0LD, SG4 0JL, SG4 0DH, SG4 0QP, SG4 0AJ. Local Hitchin damp proofers will most likely have the postcode SG4 and the dialling code 01462. Verifying this can make certain that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Hitchin property owners can utilise these and many other damp proofing services.

Hitchin Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks Hitchin

There are a wide range of tasks that can be carried out by your local Hitchin damp proof specialist including rising damp advice in Hitchin, invasive weed control, the treament of efflorescence in Hitchin, structural waterproofing Hitchin, condensation control, damp proofing old stone walls, rising damp prevention in Hitchin, timber preservation, penetrating damp treatment, damp proofing a cellar, damp proofing injection cream treatments in Hitchin, cavity wall tie replacement, treatments for rising damp in Hitchin, damp proofing a garage, injection damp proofing, damp proof paint application, chemical DPC injection, pressure grouting in Hitchin, damp proofing surveys, cavity wall construction, damp treatments, property surveys, basement damp proofing in Hitchin, vapour barrier installations, mould treatment, rendering repairs Hitchin, solving mould problems Hitchin, treatments for black mould, damp proof tanking in Hitchin, timber surveys, condensation treatments in Hitchin, damp control in Hitchin, residential damp proofing in Hitchin, wet rot treatment Hitchin, and lots more. Listed are just an example of the duties that are conducted by those doing damp proofing. Hitchin specialists will let you know about their full range of damp proofing services.

Hertfordshire Damp Proofing Enquiries

Hertfordshire Damp Proofing Enquiries

Recently posted Hertfordshire damp proofing posts: Arlo and Farrah Barnard recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a garage in a cottage in Wymondley, Hertfordshire. India Mcauley and Evan Mcauley recently enquired about the possibility of resolving condensation and mould problems in a hallway in a semi-detached house in Elstree, Hertfordshire. Mikaeel Storr recently requested a quotation for resolving damp problems in Benington, Hertfordshire. Zainab Lindsay recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up condensation and damp problems in a bungalow in Cuffley. Mr and Mrs Lowe recently requested a quotation for clearing up mould and condensation issues in a living room in a bungalow in Barkway, Hertfordshire. Marco Frampton recently asked for a quote for solving damp problems in a semi-detached house in Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire. Cai Laurie and Clara Laurie recently asked for a quote for resolving damp problems in a terraced house in Colney Heath. Mr and Mrs Mundy recently asked for an estimate for fixing damp problems in a cottage in St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire. Most of these Hertfordshire property owners did a search for "damp proofing Hertfordshire" and located this web page on either Yahoo, Bing or Google.

Family & Friends Recommendations

If you know of family and friends who have used the services of a local Hitchin damp proofer previously, they may be able to provide the most reliable recommendations. Word of mouth is usually a good indication, and should be thought of as a good starting place when you're hunting for tradesmen who specialise in damp proofing. You should compile a shortlist of a minimum of three contractors and obtain a quote from each one.

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Also find: Kings Walden damp proofing, Little Wymondley damp proofing, Weston damp proofing, Lilley damp proofing, Lower Stondon damp proofing, Letchworth Garden City damp proofing, Offley damp proofing, St Ippolyts damp proofing, Pirton damp proofing, Holwell damp proofing, Walsworth damp proofing, Ickleford damp proofing, Preston damp proofing, Ashbrook damp proofing, Pegsdon damp proofing, Gosmore damp proofing services and more. All these villages and towns are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Hitchin business and home owners can get damp proofing price quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Hitchin: Damp proofing work has recently been done in the following Hitchin areas and roads - Shepherds Mead, Bramshott Close, Church Close, Boswell Drive, South Place, Bowmans Avenue, The Glebe, St Peters Green, Bury Mead Road, St Augustine Close, Davis Crescent, Broadmeadow Ride, Bibbs Hall Lane, Thatchers End, The Riddy, Arch Road, St Andrews Place, Claymore Drive, St Lukes Flats, Coppice Mead, Bunyan Close, St Giles Road, Spinney Close, Barndell Close, Bunyan Road, Thistley Lane, St Michaels Mount, The Mead, The Snipe, as well as these local Hitchin postcodes: SG4 0QA, SG4 0QB, SG4 0DS, SG4 0LA, SG4 0RJ, SG4 0LD, SG4 0JL, SG4 0DH, SG4 0QP, SG4 0AJ. These places recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Hitchin property owners received competent and top notch damp proofing services on every occasion.

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