Damp Proofing Kendal

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Damp Proofing Kendal Cumbria (LA9): Problems with damp in your property in Kendal don't only look unsightly, but they can lead to serious health and structural issues too. If not treated speedily, some of the more serious issues could cost you thousands to repair, and might be hidden away beneath peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. The best alternative if you've got issues like this with your home in Kendal, is to speak to a certified damp proofing specialist, and ask them to have a look.

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In Kendal dwellings there are 3 principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you will find information about what may be causing problems with damp in your home or business in Kendal, and precisely how you may get started with fixing them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Things like porous brickwork, defective downpipes or guttering, loose or cracked roof tiles and cavity wall problems are commonplace external causes of penetrating damp in your home. In the interior of your dwelling it can be a result of overflowing basins or bathtubs, damaged shower trays and burst or dripping water pipes. If left unresolved, woodwork and walls can be badly affected, and the certain signs of this will be blistered or broken plaster, dark, damp patches on walls and flaking or bubbling paintwork.

If you have a leaking roof and it's been left untreated for a while, it can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Although it's lucky that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to replace the entire roof (extremely expensive!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. An unusual musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and signs of a black fungus, could all indicate the existence of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for example repointing unsound brickwork, cleaning your roof & rain gutters and checking for leaks and inspecting piping for leaks. If you use the expert services of a professional Kendal damp proofing provider, they'll check all these areas as a part of your overall damp proofing package.

CONDENSATION

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One of the most common reasons for damp is condensation, and a lot of homes in Kendal have problems with this. When cool surfaces make contact with warm, humid air, minute droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. Where high humidity is present, as in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, condensation is often caused by poor ventilation.

Basic strategies to stop condensation include wiping up any droplets whenever they form and making certain that you've got adequate ventilation in the troublesome areas. To help expell the humid air from your dwelling, you may need to install or update cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors.

The most effective way to identify the key things that bring about the problem, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by a professional Kendal damp proofing specialist. With some homes moist air can be sucked in from outside, plainly making things even worse. Circulation and airflow needs to be properly regulated to effectively control condensation problems, and a reliable damp proofing specialist will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this question.

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RISING DAMP

Homes constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have been required to have a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. It's perfectly possible that you may not have one installed if your house in Kendal was built before this year. It's possible 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.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp, crumbling or rotten skirtings, "tide marks" on walls and a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are fair signs that you may be correct. While the existence of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp problems.

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Solving rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your external walls to see if you can spot a damp proof course. For adequate protection it ought to be 150mm (around six inches) above the level of the ground. If you discover this gap does not exist, you could dig away the earth to increase it, or if this approach is not possible, a higher damp course will have to be put in.

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

Using a number of different techniques, damp proofing technicians in Kendal can swiftly detect and resolve rising damp issues. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you've got a somewhat older home with no damp proof course, or one that is damaged over a wide area. This calls for drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals along the brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the damage to your damp course membrane is too critical, or if damp proofing cream isn't an appropriate treatment, you might have to install a new damp proof course. This is the most extreme of repair works, however it could be the only answer to your rising damp.

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Yet another solution for less severe areas of membrane damage may include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. This will be applied beneath your floor coverings, so tiles, wood flooring and carpeting will need to be lifted before any work is undertaken. This is especially efficacious in cellars as part of the "tanking" procedure to create a room which is watertight. Your Kendal damp proofing expert may advise the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely, extra protection in those problem areas.

Tanking: In areas of a property which are below ground, for example cellars or basements, "tanking" is the process where any surfaces that are exposed are covered in a watertight coating. Any wall coverings and plaster must be taken off and the surfaces correctly prepared before work commences, since this watertight coating has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. You can replaster the walls and decorate over the top of it, after the paint has completely dried out. This is a really disruptive process because it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, and it is advisable to obtain more than one specialist opinion on whether this is really the only solution to your rising damp.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation issues they can help. The main disadvantage with the use of dehumidifiers in seeking to reduce dampness is that they merely mask the cause of the damp, not cure it. If you're suffering with damp or mould in any area of your home in Kendal, you should get in touch with a certified damp proofing specialist for the best advice.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN KENDAL

As with any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a specialist can be obtained from friends and neighbours. Always get at least two or three different quotations from various companies, and if you are in any doubt you should ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and qualifications, before employing any damp proof services.

Watch out for qualifications and membership from organisations such as the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) qualifications.

If your chosen Kendal damp proofing providers are in fact members of the DPA or PCA you can be certain they'll be well qualified and have the necessary practical experience to offer a high quality service for your damp proofing problems. Such memberships also means there are guarantees for any work completed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Kendal and also in: Helsington Laithes, Old Hutton, Meal Bank, Natland, Burneside, New Hutton, Selside, Endmoor, Crosthwaite, Helsington, Levens, Crooklands, Oxenholme, as well as in these postcodes LA9 4HA, LA9 4QG, LA9 4DQ, LA9 4PR, LA9 4PQ, LA9 4DZ, LA9 4RL, LA9 4LQ, LA9 4NN, LA9 4NT. Local Kendal damp proofers will likely have the postcode LA9 and the telephone dialling code 01539. Verifying this will ensure that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Kendal home and business owners can benefit from these and various other comparable services.

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) Kendal

PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) might be the ideal solution to alleviate damp issues within your home in Kendal. If you have noticed mould and damp in your property or condensation around the windows then PIV can help to reduce the humidity. It accomplishes this by continuously supplying a flow of fresh air. This continuous refresh and replacement of the air inside your property reduces pollutants and odours, increases air quality and has been proven to enhance the everyday life of asthma and allergy sufferers by reducing the number of dust mite allergens. One thing about PIV systems is that they work best when installed in a roof space, and your home does have to be reasonably airtight. Air, like water, takes the path of least resistance, and any gaps in doors or windows will let the fresh air get out, while bringing potentially polluted air in.

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There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Kendal damp proof specialist including property preservation, basement water-proofing, concrete damp proofing Kendal, condensation control Kendal, dry rot treatments, replacement of faulty flashingsdamp proof course, cellar tanking, black mould prevention, vapour barriers, mould treatment, damp proofing concrete floors, cavity wall construction, rendering repairs, damp proof sealing, damp proofing services, cavity wall tie replacement, treatments for penetrating damp Kendal, external damp proofing Kendal, missing damp proof course installations, damp proofing a garage, damp proofing inspections Kendal, timber treatments Kendal, domestic damp proofing Kendal, positive input ventilation (PIV) Kendal, damp proofing old stone walls, damp treatments, damp proofing in loft conversions, damp proofing rates in Kendal, damp proofing floors, flood defence, damp proofing a cellar in Kendal, wall damp proofing Kendal, industrial damp proofing Kendal, damp proofing surveys Kendal, basement damp proofing Kendal, and more. Listed are just a few of the activities that are accomplished by those doing damp proofing. Kendal specialists will tell you about their whole range of damp proofing services.

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Also find: Helsington Laithes damp proofing, Oxenholme damp proofing, Crosthwaite damp proofing, Old Hutton damp proofing, Endmoor damp proofing, Natland damp proofing, Crooklands damp proofing, New Hutton damp proofing, Burneside damp proofing, Levens damp proofing, Meal Bank damp proofing, Helsington damp proofing, Selside damp proofing services and more. All of these places are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Kendal business and home owners can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here.

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