Damp Proofing Houghton-le-Spring

Houghton-le-Spring Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Houghton-le-Spring Tyne and Wear (DH4): Damp problems in your home in Houghton-le-Spring not only look unappealing, but they can also cause severe structural and health problems as well. If not remedied immediately, the more critical problems could cost thousands to repair, and might be concealed beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. If you've got an issue like this there is not much that you can do to solve it yourself, and the best option is to speak to an established Houghton-le-Spring damp proofing company to do a survey and come up with viable solutions.

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In Houghton-le-Spring homes there are 3 key problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next paragraphs describe what may cause such problems with damp in Houghton-le-Spring, and the various techniques for preventing and solving them.


Penetrating damp can be attributable to various external factors for instance: cavity wall problems, loose or cracked roof tiles, defective guttering and unsound brickwork. From within, overflowing baths or basins, dripping or burst pipes and cracked shower trays, can lead to penetrating damp. If left unresolved, peeling paintwork, broken or blistered plaster and damp dark patches on walls, will be the visible outcome of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

If neglected for some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Although it's lucky that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to get a new roof if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timbers, along with a distinctive musty smell from the rotting wood.

You shouldn't panic however, since to stop these problems occurring, a few simple steps like repointing dodgy brickwork, examining pipework for leaks and cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks should reduce such situations. As part of an overall damp proofing service, your local Houghton-le-Spring damp proofing company will check all of these factors.


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Condensation is extremely easy to spot and a common form of damp in many properties in Houghton-le-Spring. When colder surfaces make contact with humid, warm air, tiny water droplets form on those surfaces. In places where high humidity is present, such as: boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, it arises due to poor ventilation.

Wiping up any water droplets that appear, and making certain you've got enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, are among the simplest solutions to such issues. Redirecting moisture laden air outside of your property in Houghton-le-Spring, by fitting or updating cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans, will help you to eliminate this annoying problem.

There might be issues with sucking in moist air from outside, and by carrying out a detailed damp proof survey an expert in Houghton-le-Spring will identify factors that contribute to the problem. To adequately minimise condensation problems, airflow needs to be regulated properly. A competent Houghton-le-Spring damp proofing technician will be able to offer advice and solutions to accomplish this in your home.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all homes constructed in Great Britain. You may not have a damp course installed on your home or property in Houghton-le-Spring if it was constructed earlier than this. If your home was built after this year, but you're still suffering with rising damp, it may be that your damp proof course has been compromised.

Although hard to distinguish, "tide marks" on walls, white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. It's feasible that you might have a rising damp problem if you have seen one or more of these in your home.

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Dealing with rising damp problems can be as straightforward as checking your outside walls and seeing if you can spot a damp course. It ought to be 150 millimetres above ground level for satisfactory protection. If this is not the situation you can dig away the ground to generate this gap, or if this is not possible, you could install a higher damp proof membrane (DPM).

You may have more challenging issues if you discover that your damp proof course is OK, and it may be that the dampness is rising up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which will be an even more concerning state of affairs.

Damp proofing professionals in Houghton-le-Spring can quickly detect and resolve rising damp issues using a number of methods. A damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls if you've got an older home with no damp proof membrane, or one that's damaged over an extensive area. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a special nozzle is used to inject the cream, which then penetrates into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

If the damp proof cream treatment isn't sufficient, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a new damp proof course may have to be put in. This is the most drastic of repair works, but it might be the only answer to your rising damp.

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Another possible remedy for less severe areas of damage might include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. Wooden flooring, carpets or tiles will need to be lifted before any work can be undertaken, as it's applied beneath your existing floor coverings. In basements this is a particularly effective treatment, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" process that is used to make rooms watertight. Before the bitumen coating has dried completely, your Houghton-le-Spring damp proof expert may advise the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a cellar or below ground area is called tanking. This should be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, and so all plaster and wall covering must be removed and the appropriate surfaces prepared correctly before work commences. When this coating has been put on and is dry, it's then possible to replaster and decorate over it. You must invariably obtain more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is really the only solution to your damp problems, as this is a really disruptive job as it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building.


Condensation problems can certainly be helped through the use of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. Because dehumidifiers simply cover up the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are disadvantages to this solution. If you are experiencing damp or mould in any area of your home in Houghton-le-Spring, you should speak to a certified damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


The most reliable recommendations for local professionals with regards to home improvement projects are normally friends and family. Always obtain at least 2 or 3 different quotes from various local companies, and if you have any doubts you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships, before hiring any damp proof services.

Professional Houghton-le-Spring damp proofing specialists should be signed up members of either the Damp Proofing Association or the Property Care Association, or have qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB).

If your Houghton-le-Spring damp proofing providers are members of either the PCA or DPA they will be suitably qualified and have acquired the appropriate working experience to provide you with a first class service for all your damp proofing needs. Any remedial work undertaken by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Houghton-le-Spring and also in nearby places like: Philadelphia, East Rainton, Hetton-le-Hole, Great Eppleton, New Town, Middle Rainton, Fence Houses, Colliery Row, Grasswell, Easington Lane, Newbottle, Chilton Moor, Hetton Downs, and in these postcodes DH4 4BD, DH4 4AS, DH4 4NL, DH4 4EE, DH4 4QW, DH4 4LA, DH4 4EJ, DH4 4SN, DH4 4EW, DH4 4JX. Local Houghton-le-Spring damp proofers will likely have the postcode DH4 and the phone code 0191. Checking this out should confirm that you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Houghton-le-Spring property owners can utilise these and many other related services.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Houghton-le-Spring damp proof specialist including damp proofing old stone walls, efflorescence solutions Houghton-le-Spring, structural waterproofing, vapour barrier installations in Houghton-le-Spring, commercial tanking in Houghton-le-Spring, damp proof membrane installation, leak detection, wood rot treatment, condensation solutions, damp proofing brickwork, industrial damp proofing in Houghton-le-Spring, cementitious tanking, flood defence, damp treatments, damp proofing solutions in bedrooms, damp proofing a garage, residential damp proofing, property surveys, damp course installations, damp proofing rates, cheap damp proofing, chemical DPC injection in Houghton-le-Spring, damp proofing walls in Houghton-le-Spring, damp proofing assessments, mould treatment, rising damp advice, cavity wall construction, solving mould problems, dry rot control Houghton-le-Spring, damp control, damp proofing surveys, damp proof paint applications, cellar damp proofing Houghton-le-Spring, concrete repairs, and lots more. Listed are just an example of the activities that are carried out by those specialising in damp proofing. Houghton-le-Spring professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of damp proofing services.

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When you are looking for a good damp proofing expert you could consider asking friends, family or neighbours for a recommendation, if any of them have had damp proofing work done in the past. Word of mouth is usually regarded as much better than commercial advertising and reviews, because it gives a clearer idea of quality, and comes straight from the mouth of a person you trust. To find out what it's going to cost you will want to get at least 2 or 3 quotations from your list of possible companies.


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Damp Proofing Around Houghton-le-Spring: Over the past twelve months damp proofing surveys were professionally done in these Houghton-le-Spring streets: Fenton Terrace, Chester Street, Ashdale, Witton Grove, Collingwood Drive, Thirkeld Place, Stanley Street, Whitefield Crescent, Sancroft Drive, Sandwell Drive, Warden Law, Back Lane, Oaklea, Herrington Mews, Sunrise Lane, Finchale Terrace, Devon Street, Thistlecroft, Morton Grange Terrace, Bellflower Close, Shakespeare Street, Lily Terrace, Orchid Square, Wheler Street, Chandlers Ford, Dentdale, Castlefields, and in these Tyne and Wear postcodes: DH4 4BD, DH4 4AS, DH4 4NL, DH4 4EE, DH4 4QW, DH4 4LA, DH4 4EJ, DH4 4SN, DH4 4EW, DH4 4JX. Work was executed in these areas by experts in damp proofing. Houghton-le-Spring business and home owners were given trusted and reliable damp proofing services.

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