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Damp Proofing Hook Hampshire (RG27): Having problems with damp in your house in Hook can contribute to severe structural and health issues, as well as looking unsightly. Costing thousands of pounds to fix if not treated immediately, more serious problems may be concealed beneath damp patches, flaking paintwork and peeling wallpaper. If you think you may have such damp issues you must call on a certified Hook damp proofing company to check your property, and come up with the most suitable damp proofing strategy for your home or business premises.

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Basically, when it comes to damp within the home there are three fundamental problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These three primary kinds of damp are reviewed in more detail in the following paragraphs, along with tips on prevention and resolution, in the event you find them in your property in Hook.

PENETRATING DAMP

Typical external factors that can lead to penetrating damp include: defective guttering, loose or cracked roof tiles, cavity wall problems and cracks in brickwork. Inside, overflowing bathtubs or sinks, burst or leaky pipes and damaged shower trays, can lead to penetrating damp. If water is allowed to continue seeping into the walls and woodwork, the visible signs over time will be damp dark patches on walls, blistering or broken plaster and flaking paintwork.

Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you've got a leaking roof that is left untreated for a while. Wet rot doesn't spread into the brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case your roof timbers become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. If a black fungus appears on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you may have the beginnings of wet rot.

The means of prevention can be quite basic, for example cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks, repointing brickwork and examining pipework for leaks. If you employ the expert services of a knowledgeable Hook damp proofing firm, they'll check all these areas as a part of your overall damp proofing arrangement.

CONDENSATION

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A common form of damp in Hook homes, condensation is extremely easy to spot. Small droplets of water appear on cool surfaces when they come into contact with warm, humid air. It is an issue due to inadequate ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

To stop condensation issues, easy solutions include making sure there is sufficient ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any droplets whenever they appear. Redirecting damp air outside of your home in Hook, by upgrading or fitting air bricks, extractors and cooker hoods, will help you to eliminate this problem.

An in-depth damp proofing survey by a trusted Hook specialist might also find circumstances which contribute to the issue by sucking in moist air from the outside. The best way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Hook damp proofing specialist will offer advice and guidance on how this can be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all houses constructed in the UK. You might not have a damp course installed on your home in Hook if it was constructed earlier than this. It is a possibility that your DPM might have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a house built after this year.

Rising damp can be hard to identify, but some areas to keep an eye out for are; white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and "tide marks" on walls. It's possible that you might have a rising damp issue if you have spotted one or more of these.

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Just checking your property's outside walls to find out if you've got a damp proof course can be one step towards managing your rising damp. For satisfactory protection it ought to be 150 millimetres (approximately 6") above ground level. If this is not the situation you may be able to dig away the ground to generate this gap, or if this isn't feasible, you could install a damp proof membrane higher up.

If this is not the problem and your DPM is in order, there could be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls of your home.

Using a variety of procedures, damp proofing technicians in Hook can quickly detect and eliminate your rising damp problems. If you've got an older property with no damp proof membrane or it is damaged over a considerable area, a damp proofing cream can be carefully injected into your external walls. This entails drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals along the 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 when the membrane is too severely damaged, putting in a whole new damp proof course might be neccessary. Unfortunately this is the most extreme of repair works, but it could be the only remedy for your damp problems.

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Another potential remedy for minimal areas of damp course damage might include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. Carpets, wood flooring or tiles must be lifted prior to work being carried out, because it is applied under your existing floor coverings. In basement areas this is a particularly effective solution, and will form a part of the "tanking" procedure which is used to make spaces watertight. Your Hook damp proofing technician may advise the application of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, added protection in those trouble spots.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a basement or cellar is known as "tanking". Because this coating has to be applied to the base surface of floors and walls, all plaster and wall coverings must be removed before work commences, and all surfaces properly prepared. When this coating has been put on and is dry, it's then the time to replaster and decorate on top of it. You must invariably get more than one expert opinion about whether this is the only solution to your rising damp, as this is a very disruptive process because it must be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Condensation issues can certainly be improved through the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that they just hide the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main problem with dehumidifiers. To get the most reliable advice if you are experiencing mould or damp in any area of your home, you can contact a certified damp proofing specialist in Hook.

FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN HOOK

Friends and relatives should always be the first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Before signing up for any damp proof services, you should try to get at least 3 or 4 estimates from various Hook companies. If you are in any doubt about any specific damp proofing company you could ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and accreditations.

Professional Hook damp proofing specialists ought to be signed up members of either the Property Care Association or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association), or have accreditations from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments.

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has the required experience to provide you with a first class damp proofing service, if they are members of either the PCA or DPA. It also offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work undertaken by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Hook and also in nearby places like: North Warnborough, Hartley Wintney, Old Basing, Mattingley, Winchfield, Chineham, Hartley Wespall, Odiham, Crookham Village, Rotherwick, Lychpit, Newnham, Greywell, together with these postcodes RG27 9EL, RG27 9JH, RG27 9QD, RG27 9JW, RG27 9JA, RG27 9RD, RG27 9FF, RG27 9LL, RG27 9HW, RG27 9NZ. Local Hook damp proofing specialist will probably have the phone code 01256 and the postcode RG27. Checking this can guarantee that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Hook householders are able to benefit from these and many other similar services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Whenever you're trying to find professionals for any project or service, it is always a good idea to turn to friends and relatives for recommendations. To choose someone who is suitable for your needs, and to weed out cowboy contractors and companies that have mediocre levels of performance, person to person references are generally the best solution.

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Getting the advice of a family member or friend also means that you get a bit of first hand experience of the reliability and punctuality of the contractor, and if things went wrong, what the contractor's attitude was like, and how swiftly were any faults resolved. You can also get a perception of how accurate was the original estimate when compared to the final price. which can often be hard to obtain from the contractors themselves unless they offer a guaranteed price promise.

Your friends and relations are people you know, and at the end of the day in relation to advice, they are the individuals to trust. It's probable that they've had a poor experience, if they're reluctant to chat about a particular company or contractor. Even though it may not always be true, in many circumstances people are more willing to discuss a decent contractor than they are about a mediocre one, and may even offer a different company rather than 'denigrate' one that failed to meet their requirements.

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There is a variety of work that can be carried out by your local Hook damp proof specialist including rendering repairs, timber surveys in Hook, penetrating damp treatment Hook, chemical DPC injection Hook, wet rot treatment, dry rot control in Hook, basement tanking, damp treatments, damp proofing brickwork Hook, damp proof sealing, cellar damp proofing, damp proof tanking, damp proof paint applications, invasive weed control in Hook, wall tie replacement, timber treatments, home damp proofing, wood rot treatment, property surveys, damp proofing floors, concrete repairs Hook, solving condensation problems, vapour barrier installation, leak detection, damp proofing concrete floors, mould treatments, damp proof membranes, damp proofing solutions in bathrooms, damp proof coursing Hook, damp proofing services Hook, damp proofing old stone walls, woodworm treatments, property preservation in Hook, damp course installation, commercial tanking, and lots more. Listed are just a few of the tasks that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Hook specialists will be happy to inform you of their entire range of damp proofing services.

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Damp Proofing Around Hook: Some Hook streets and areas where damp proofing work has recently been done - Carleton Close, Seton Drive, Chalky Copse, Peked Mede, Redes Close, Band Hall Place, Creswell, Hazel Coppice, Alder Wood Drive, Newnham Park, Squarefield Gardens, Hunts Close, Driftway Road, Appletree Mead, London Road, Butts Meadow, Heathview, Pantile Drive, Doctors Acre, Shaw Pightle, St Johns Close, Ferrell Field, Goose Lane, Holt Way, Dorchester Road, as well as these Hook area postcodes: RG27 9EL, RG27 9JH, RG27 9QD, RG27 9JW, RG27 9JA, RG27 9RD, RG27 9FF, RG27 9LL, RG27 9HW, RG27 9NZ. These locations recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Hook householders enjoyed high quality and competent damp proofing services.

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