Damp Proofing Johnstone

Johnstone Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Johnstone Scotland (PA5): It's not just the fact that problems with damp look terrible, they can also cause health problems and contribute to severe structural damages. More serious problems can also be concealed under peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and could cost 1000s to fix if not repaired speedily. If you have a problem such as this there is very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best option is to speak to a certified Johnstone damp proofing specialist to do a thorough inspection and suggest practical solutions.

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Basically, with regards to damp in the home there are 3 significant problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find information on what may be causing damp issues in your home or business premises in Johnstone, and precisely how you can go about rectifying them.


Common external factors that may cause penetrating damp in your home include: unsound brickwork, cracked or loose roof tiles, damaged guttering and cavity wall problems. Internally, overflowing basins or bathtubs, cracked shower trays and leaky or burst pipes, can trigger penetrating damp. If left unresolved, damp dark patches on walls, blistering or broken plaster and peeling or bubbling paintwork, will be the visible outcome of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

If you've got a leaking roof and it's been neglected for a while, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot can't spread into the brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst outcome the timbers of your roof become structurally compromised, requiring a new roof. If black fungus appears on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you may have an issue with wet rot.

You should not fret however, since to stop these problems occurring, a few basic steps such as cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks, examining pipes for leaks and repointing brickwork should avoid such situations. A certified damp proofer in Johnstone will check all of these areas in order to help prevent any further problems, as an integral part of fixing your damp issues.


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One of the most common forms of damp within many houses in Johnstone, condensation is extremely easy to spot. Minute droplets of water form on colder surfaces when warm, moist air makes contact with them. It often arises due to poor ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

To reduce condensation problems, simple solutions include making certain that there is enough ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping up any droplets of water as soon as they form. The steps needed may involve the installation or upgrading of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors, with the purpose of redirecting damp air to the outside of your home in Johnstone.

A detailed damp proof survey from an established Johnstone specialist could also find circumstances which exacerbate the issue by drawing in damp air from the outside. Airflow needs to be regulated properly to successfully control condensation problems, and a professional damp proofing specialist will offer advice and solutions on this matter.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all homes built in the United Kingdom. If your home was constructed before this time it's conceivable you may not have one installed. It's a possibility that your damp proof course may have been damaged somehow if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a home built after this year.

If you think that you might have rising damp in your home, rotten or crumbling skirtings, a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls and "tide marks" on walls, are fair signs that you might be correct. Whilst the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indications of rising damp problems.

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Remedying rising damp problems can be as simple as checking your property's outside walls and seeing if you can spot a damp proof course. In order to get a satisfactory degree of protection the DPM needs to be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres (about 6 inches). You can dig away the surrounding ground to create this gap if it is currently not sufficient, or you can put in a higher damp course if the first option is not possible.

If your damp proof membrane (DPM) is in order and the gap isn't the root cause of the problem, moisture might be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a much more problematic issue.

Using a number of procedures, damp proofing specialists in Johnstone can swiftly detect and eliminate rising damp. If you've got a somewhat older property with no DPM or it is damaged over an extensive area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your outside walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the mortar course, and before the cream sets it turns to liquid and penetrates into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damage to your damp course membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing cream injection isn't a suitable solution, you might need to install a brand new damp proof course. Though this is of course a fairly drastic approach, it could be the best way to resolve your damp problems successfully.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another possible solution for smaller areas of damage. Laminate flooring, tiles or carpeting will have to be lifted before any work is carried out, because it is applied under your current floor coverings. In basements this is an especially effective solution, and will form an integral part of the tanking process that is used to make spaces watertight. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried, your Johnstone damp proof expert may recommend the use of building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a basement or part below ground space, is the process of coating exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. This should be applied at the base level of walls and floors, so any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the appropriate surfaces prepared properly before the commencement of any work. As soon as this paint has been applied, it should be permitted to dry completely before replastering any walls and decorating over the top of it. You must always get more than one expert's opinion on whether this really is the only treatment for your rising damp issues, since this is a highly disruptive process since it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property.


To help with condensation problems, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are pretty effectual. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers basically cover up the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are issues with this option. To get the best advice if you're suffering from mould or damp in any area of your house, you can get in touch with an experienced damp proofing company in Johnstone.


Friends and family should invariably be your first choice when you're trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, always try to obtain at least two or three price quotes from a variety of Johnstone companies. If you are in any doubt about any damp proofing company you could ask to look at professional membership certificates and accreditations.

Professional Johnstone damp proofing companies ought to be signed up members of either the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA), or have qualifications from the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments).

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the required working experience to perform a top notch damp proof service, if they are members of the DPA or PCA. Such professional memberships also means there are guarantees for any remedial work completed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Johnstone and also in nearby places like: Bishopton, Lochwinnoch, Kilmacolm, Barrhead, Quarriers Village, Elderslie, Houston, Paisley, Bridge of Weir, Howwood, Milliken Park, Neilston, Kilbarchan, Crosslee, as well as in these postcodes PA5 0PH, PA5 0HU, PA5 0AN, PA5 0DF, PA5 0RA, PA5 0LH, PA5 0AP, PA5 0BB, PA5 0EZ, PA5 0NU. Local Johnstone damp proofers will likely have the telephone code Dialling code 01505 and the postcode PA5. Checking this out will make certain that you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Johnstone home and business owners are able to utilise these and countless other similar services.

Johnstone Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Johnstone damp proof specialist including wet rot treatment, concrete repairs Johnstone, damp proofing a garage, cementitious tanking, property surveys, flood defence, dry rot control, solving mould problems Johnstone, damp proofing assessments Johnstone, damp proofing old stone walls in Johnstone, commercial damp proofing, japanese knotweed control in Johnstone, damp proofing concrete floors, timber surveys, rising damp prevention, wood rot treatment, damp proof membrane installation in Johnstone, pressure grouting in Johnstone, rendering repairs, mould treatment, domestic damp proofing, damp treatments, dampproofing surveys, condensation treatments, timber preservation Johnstone, leak detection Johnstone, condensation solutions, rising damp treatment, landlord damp proofing services, commercial tanking, damp proof sealing, cheap damp proofing, damp proofing walls, damp proof injection Johnstone, chemical DPC injection, and more. These are just a selection of the duties that are accomplished by people specialising in damp proofing. Johnstone specialists will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.

Scotland Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Recently posted Scotland damp proofing customer enquiries: Marlie and Ruairi Henderson recently asked for an estimate for resolving damp problems in Clarkston, Scotland. Diego and Nevaeh Nolan recently enquired about getting a price for resolving damp problems in Millport, Scotland. Aiden Gibson recently enquired about eliminating condensation and mould problems in a bedroom in Keith, Scotland. Khadijah Osborne recently requested a quotation for damp proofing an extension in a bungalow in Melrose, Scotland. Livia Baldwin recently asked for an estimate for eliminating damp and condensation issues in Coldstream, Scotland. Harry and Hermione Fitzgerald recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a basement in West Calder, Scotland. Mr and Mrs Firth recently enquired about getting a price for resolving damp problems in Banknock. Mr and Mrs Mccarthy recently asked for a quotation for resolving damp problems in Ballingry. All these Scotland property owners conducted a search for "damp proofing Scotland" and came across this page on either Yahoo, Bing or Google.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It is said that a high proportion of homeowners see references from friends and family as the most reliable source of information before accessing any service, or buying any product, therefore if you have a friend or member of their family who's recently had damp proofing done, you can ask for a recommendation or reference. Favourable word of mouth endorsements are preferred by most homeowners in Johnstone (over 80% according to studies), therefore if you are aware of a friend or neighbour who has had damp proofing done, ask them if they're prepared to recommend somebody. When you've prepared a list of tradesmen you can ask them to price up the job - you will need at least 3 or 4 quotes.


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Also find: Houston damp proofing, Paisley damp proofing, Kilmacolm damp proofing, Lochwinnoch damp proofing, Elderslie damp proofing, Bridge of Weir damp proofing, Crosslee damp proofing, Milliken Park damp proofing, Barrhead damp proofing, Kilbarchan damp proofing, Howwood damp proofing, Bishopton damp proofing, Neilston damp proofing, Quarriers Village damp proofing services and more. The majority of these areas are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Johnstone residents can get quotations by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Johnstone: Damp proofing work has recently been done in these Johnstone areas and roads - Curlew Place, Gladstone Avenue, Ettrick Terrace, Quarrelton Road, Plover Place, Sanderling Place, Hazel Avenue, Longmeadow, William Street, Hagg Place, Canal Avenue, Yew Place, Willow Drive, Maple Drive, High Street, Willow Place, Houstoun Square, Walpole Place, The Oaks, Ritchie Park, Springfield Woods, Birch Crescent, Ryefield Avenue, Ramsay Avenue, Bridge Of Weir Road, Peockland Place, Miller Street, as well as the following local Johnstone postcodes: PA5 0PH, PA5 0HU, PA5 0AN, PA5 0DF, PA5 0RA, PA5 0LH, PA5 0AP, PA5 0BB, PA5 0EZ, PA5 0NU. Work was conducted in these areas by experts in damp proofing. Johnstone homeowners were given competent and professional damp proofing services.

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(This damp proofing Johnstone page was checked and updated on 19-05-2022)