Damp Proofing Kidderminster

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Damp Proofing Kidderminster Worcestershire (DY10): Problems with damp in your house in Kidderminster not just look unappealing, but they can also trigger severe health and structural problems as well. If not dealt with speedily, some of the more serious problems could cost 1000s to repair, and may be concealed beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. It is generally cheaper in the long run to bring in a competent Kidderminster damp proofing specialist to check out your home, and offer an extensive damp proofing treatment for your property.

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In Kidderminster dwellings there are three primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The next article describes what causes such problems with damp in Kidderminster, and the various ways of preventing and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in buildings can be caused by different external factors for example: unsound brickwork, cavity wall issues, loose or cracked roof tiles and defective guttering. Inside your Kidderminster property, penetrating damp can be the result of overflowing basins or baths, dripping or burst pipes and damaged shower trays. If left to carry on leaking these factors allow water to seep into walls and woodwork, which in time lead to peeling or bubbling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and dark damp patches on walls.

Wet rot can arise in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof that's neglected for an extended period of time. While it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case, you may need to replace the entire roof (extremely costly!) 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 wood, along with an unusual musty smell from the rotting wood.

Simple steps like examining pipework for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks, can be the basic preventative measures. A knowledgeable Kidderminster damp proof service will check all of these areas to help prevent any further complications, as an element of resolving your damp issues.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is extremely easy to spot and one of the most common forms of damp within many buildings in Kidderminster. Droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when warm, moist air makes contact with them. In places where high humidity is present, as in: kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, condensation arises because of poor ventilation.

Simple strategies to prevent condensation involve wiping away any droplets of water as soon as they form and making sure you have adequate ventilation in the major trouble spots. Redirecting humid air outside of your home in Kidderminster, by installing or updating air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods, will help you to remedy this annoying problem.

The best way to identify the main things that contribute to the situation, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a reputable Kidderminster specialist. With some properties moist air can be sucked in from outside, plainly making matters worse. Airflow has to be properly regulated to adequately minimise condensation, and a professional damp proofing specialist will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this topic.

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RISING DAMP

Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been fitted as standard in all houses built in Great Britain. It is perfectly possible that you might not have one installed if your home or property in Kidderminster was built in the years before this. If you are experiencing rising damp in a home built after this date it might be that your damp proof membrane has been somehow or other.

Rising damp can be tricky to distinguish, but some things to look out for are; white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, "tide marks" on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings. It is feasible that you may have a rising damp issue if you've spotted one or more of these in your home.

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The first step towards solving your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether or not you've actually got a DPM on the exterior walls of your home in Kidderminster. In order to get a satisfactory measure of protection the damp proof membrane needs to be above ground level by a minimum of 150 millimetres (about 6"). If you find this space doesn't exist, you can dig away the ground to increase it, or if this approach isn't plausible, a higher DPM will have to be installed.

If your damp course is in order and the gap is not the explanation for the problem, dampness may be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a more problematic issue.

Damp proofing professionals in Kidderminster can swiftly identify and resolve rising damp using a number of procedures. If you've got a somewhat older home with no damp proof course or it is damaged over a significant area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your wall. This entails drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals in your wall's mortar joint and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the gaps behind the brickwork.

If the damage to the damp course membrane is too extensive, or if damp proofing injection cream is not a satisfactory solution, you might have to put in a new damp proof course. While this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve damp issues, it might be your only effective solution in the end.

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Yet another option for less severe areas of membrane damage may include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. As this is applied under your floor coverings, laminate flooring, tiles and carpets will have to be lifted and moved before this procedure can begin. This is particularly efficacious in basement areas as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a watertight room. For additional protection in such troublesome areas, your Kidderminster damp proofing technician might recommend applying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely.

Tanking: In cellars, basements and below ground areas of a property, "tanking" is the process where surfaces that are exposed are painted with a waterproof coating. This must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, therefore all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the relevant surfaces properly prepared before the commencement of any work. You can replaster the wall surfaces and decorate on top of it, as soon as the paint has dried out completely. This is a very disruptive job because it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, and it is preferable to obtain more than one expert's opinion on whether this is the only treatment for your damp problems.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

Issues with condensation can definitely be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The main drawback with the use of dehumidifiers in endeavouring to prevent damp and mould is that they only mask the cause of the damp, not cure it. A competent damp proofing company in Kidderminster will be delighted to offer advice on the best solution if you are suffering from damp in any part of your house.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN KIDDERMINSTER

Friends and relatives should invariably be the first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. When possible you should try to acquire at least 3 or 4 different quotes from a range of companies, and before employing any particular damp proofing providers, you should ask to look at professional membership certificates and qualifications, as proof of their credibility.

Professional Kidderminster damp proofing companies should be registered members of either the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association, or have qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT).

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees that your selected damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has the necessary experience to carry out a top notch damp proofing service. It also offers a guarantee over any work supplied by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Kidderminster and also in nearby places like: Habberley, Ismere, Hoobrook, Summerfield, Cookley, Wolverley, Chaddesley Corbett, Harvington, Stourport, Blakedown, Hurcott, Iverley, Shenstone, Trimpley, Shatterford, Worcester, and in these postcodes DY10 1JL, DY10 1SE, DY10 1QX, DY10 1PU, DY10 1QR, DY10 1PS, DY10 1TF, DY10 1XJ, DY10 1LA, DY10 1HG. Locally based Kidderminster damp proofing specialist will probably have the telephone code 01562 and the postcode DY10. Checking this out will make sure that you access local providers of damp proofing. Kidderminster property owners can utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Kidderminster damp proofing specialist including cementitious tanking, flood defence Kidderminster, damp proofing assessments in Kidderminster, solutions for condensation, damp proof injection Kidderminster, damp proof cream treatments, damp proof tanking, solutions for penetrating damp, damp proof coursing, commercial tanking in Kidderminster, damp proofing old stone walls, damp proofing a garage in Kidderminster, rendering repairs, chemical DPC injection Kidderminster, damp proofing estimates Kidderminster, woodworm treatment Kidderminster, damp treatments, solutions for black mould Kidderminster, mould treatments, rising damp solutions, home damp proofing, rising damp prevention, cheap damp proofing, condensation control, damp proofing solutions in kitchens, property surveys Kidderminster, damp course installation in Kidderminster, condensation solutions Kidderminster, structural waterproofing, leak detection, cavity wall construction Kidderminster, damp proof sealing in Kidderminster, property preservation, damp proofing walls, rising damp advice, and more. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are undertaken by those doing damp proofing. Kidderminster contractors will be happy to inform you of their full range of damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Testimonials for damp proofing specialists can be obtained from a number of sources, however if a family member or friend has previously had damp proofing work carried out, that is one of the most trustworthy references you will get. Something like 80% of people in Kidderminster would favour word of mouth recommendations above any other form of endorsement or review, you should therefore use this to your advantage where possible. It is still advisable to obtain at least three or four quotations from various companies in the area, even when someone you know has recommended a certain damp proofing contractor.

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Also find: Cookley damp proofing, Wolverley damp proofing, Worcester damp proofing, Harvington damp proofing, Shatterford damp proofing, Shenstone damp proofing, Ismere damp proofing, Habberley damp proofing, Hurcott damp proofing, Chaddesley Corbett damp proofing, Stourport damp proofing, Trimpley damp proofing, Summerfield damp proofing, Blakedown damp proofing, Hoobrook damp proofing, Iverley damp proofing services and more. Most of these towns and villages are served by companies who do damp proofing. Kidderminster property owners can get quotations by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Kidderminster: Damp proofing services were recently necessary for homeowners living in Turton Street, Bridge Street, Canterbury Road, St Marys Place, The Birches, Stourport Road, Aggborough Crescent, Sutton Park Road, Ashley Road, Stonechat Close, The Serpentine, The Croft, Buckeridge Bank, Dudley Street, Somerset Drive, St Andrews Green, Doddington, Sugar Loaf Lane, Swallow Drive, Catherton, South Street, Spindle Close, Station Drive, Dunclent Lane, Baxter Avenue, The Parade, Dark Lane, Arley Close, Stone Hill and these Kidderminster postcodes: DY10 1JL, DY10 1SE, DY10 1QX, DY10 1PU, DY10 1QR, DY10 1PS, DY10 1TF, DY10 1XJ, DY10 1LA, DY10 1HG. These places recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Kidderminster homeowners benefited from dependable and professional damp proofing services on every occasion.

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