Damp Proofing Kidlington

Kidlington Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Kidlington Oxfordshire (OX5): Having issues with damp in your home in Kidlington should cause you a fair bit of concern, since along with the reality that damp looks unattractive, it can also have structural and health implications too. More significant issues can also be hidden under damp patches and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you 1000s to fix if not cured speedily. The best alternative if you've got issues like this with your property in Kidlington, is to get in touch with a certified damp proofing company, and have them take a look.

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If you've got issues with dampness in your property in Kidlington, there are 3 likely causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These 3 primary types of damp are outlined in more detail below, together with strategies for prevention and resolution, if you happen to discover them in your home or business premises in Kidlington.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in buildings can be attributable to various external factors for instance: porous brickwork, loose or cracked roof tiles, cavity wall issues and defective downpipes or gutters. Inside your house, it can also be a result of leaky or burst water pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing sinks or baths. Walls and timber components can be affected if left unchecked, and will be visible as broken or blistered plaster, flaking or bubbling paintwork and dark, damp patches on walls.

If you have a leaking roof that's been neglected for a while, the timbers on your roof can be affected by wet rot. Even though it is fortunate that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof installed (very costly!) if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. There are several indicators of wet rot that aren't difficult to spot, the main ones being; a "spongy" feel to the timber, the appearance of black fungus on woodwork and a musty smell.

To help in preventing this, there are some elementary maintenance you can do: cleaning your roof & rain gutters and checking for leaks, examining pipework for leaks and repointing unsound brickwork. If you get in touch with a knowledgeable damp proofing specialist in Kidlington, they'll check all of these things, and put a plan together for both resolving your dampness problems and forestalling further occurrences.

CONDENSATION

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Lots of dwellings in Kidlington have problems with condensation, and this is one of the most common factors that cause damp. Small droplets of water form on cooler surfaces when moist, warm air makes contact with them. It often forms due to inadequate ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

Some of the more simple solutions to condensation include wiping water droplets away whenever they form, and making sure that problem areas have good ventilation. This may involve the updating or installation of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans to help remove the damp air to the outside of your home.

There could be issues with drawing in damp air from the outside, and by performing an in-depth damp proofing survey a specialist in Kidlington will be able to identify circumstances that exacerbate the problem. To adequately minimise condensation, airflow and circulation has to be properly regulated. A knowledgeable Kidlington damp proofing specialist will be able to offer advice and solutions in this regard.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course has been compulsory on homes constructed in Great Britain since 1875. It's quite possible that you may not have one installed if your house in Kidlington was built before this time. If you are suffering with rising damp in a home built after this time it's possible your damp proof membrane has been damaged in some way.

Although quite difficult to identify, "tide marks" on walls, white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. While the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp issues.

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The initial step towards handling your rising damp should be to simply check whether or not you have a damp proof course on the external walls of your home in Kidlington. To be sure of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp course needs to be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres. You could dig away the surrounding soil to generate this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you could put in a damp proof membrane higher up if the first option is not plausible.

If this is not the problem and your damp course is in fact correct, there might be more problematic issues to resolve caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, up through your floor, and into the walls of your property.

Kidlington damp proofing specialists will quickly be able to determine the cause of your rising damp, and using a variety of methods will quickly fix the problem. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your wall if you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof membrane, or one that is damaged over a wide area. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream cures it turns to liquid and penetrates into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proofing cream treatment is not sufficient, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a new damp proof course may need to be installed. While this level of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve damp issues, it might be your only solution in the end.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another potential remedy for less severe areas of damage. Tiles, carpets or wooden flooring will need to be lifted before any work is carried out, because it's applied under your floor coverings. This is especially effective in basement areas as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a room which is watertight. For added protection in these troublesome areas, your Kidlington damp proof specialist might advise the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried.

Tanking: In basements and below ground areas of a house, "tanking" is the process where any surfaces that are exposed are covered in a watertight coating. All plaster and wall covering must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared properly before any work begins, as this coating has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors. You can replaster and decorate over the top of it, as soon as the coating has completely dried out. As it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, this is an incredibly disruptive job. Therefore, it is preferable to seek the advice of at least 3 damp proofing companies to guarantee that this is really the only effective resolution.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Problems with condensation can certainly be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air. The main downside with the use of dehumidifiers in endeavouring to eliminate damp is that they primarily alleviate the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. To get the most reliable advice if you're experiencing dampness in any area of your house, you should speak to a certified damp proofing company in Kidlington.

FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN KIDLINGTON

Friends and family should always be the first choice when you are looking for recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. If possible you should see if you can get at least three different estimates from a range of companies, and before employing any specific damp proof services, you should ask to look at professional memberships and accreditations, as evidence of their credibility.

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

If your Kidlington damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the DPA or PCA you can be sure they will be well qualified and have acquired the appropriate practical experience to offer you a first class service for all your damp proofing needs. Any work supplied by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Kidlington and also nearby in: Thrupp, Yarnton, Weston on the Green, Cassington, Enslow, Shipton on Cherwell, Wolvercote, Bladon, Gosford, Hampton Poyle, Begbroke, Charlton on Otmoor, Bletchingdon, and in these postcodes OX5 1HQ, OX5 1AR, OX5 1AD, OX5 1ED, OX5 1DQ, OX5 1HT, OX5 1EQ, OX5 1EB, OX5 1DL, OX5 1YF. Local Kidlington damp proofers will most likely have the postcode OX5 and the telephone dialling code 01865. Checking this should confirm that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Kidlington property owners can benefit from these and countless other similar services.

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Kidlington Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Kidlington damp proof specialist including vapour barrier installation, pressure grouting, damp proof tanking, cellar damp proofing Kidlington, flood defence, damp proof cream applications, solving mould problems, dry rot treatments, residential damp proofing Kidlington, structural waterproofing, cheap damp proofing Kidlington, timber surveys, mould treatments, damp proofing a garage, cementitious tanking, commercial tanking, damp proofing old stone walls, rendering repairs, damp proof sealing in Kidlington, treatments for penetrating damp Kidlington, timber treatments, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing concrete floors, replacement of faulty flashingsDPC, damp proof coursing Kidlington, retaining wall damp proofing Kidlington, plaster replacement in Kidlington, damp control Kidlington, dampproofing surveys in Kidlington, cavity wall construction, efflorescence solutions in Kidlington, leak detection, condensation solutions, damp proofing floors, damp proof paint applications, and lots more. Listed are just a few of the tasks that are conducted by people specialising in damp proofing. Kidlington specialists will inform you of their whole range of services.

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Oxfordshire Damp Proofing Enquiries

The latest Oxfordshire damp proofing job requests: Kiana Mcewan in Tackley, Oxfordshire was looking for a company to damp proof a basement. Jannat Eastwood from Wolvercote, Oxfordshire was searching for local damp proofers in the Wolvercote area. Ashley Logan recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing an extension in a terraced house in Goring on Thames, Oxfordshire. Gia Dale from Burford was trying to find damp proofing companies nearby. Reginald and Maggie Cotterill recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up damp problems in Burford. Greta Carey and Alfred Carey recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a conservatory in Milton. Shayla Nelson recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a cellar in a bungalow in Littlemore, Oxfordshire. Arwen Coates from Chadlington, Oxfordshire was looking for a specialist to damp proof a bedroom. All of these householders searched for "damp proofing Oxfordshire" and came across this page on either Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Leaving a Review

Currently, the difference between a business in Kidlington gaining prospective clients or seeing them go someplace else, is having positive online reviews and feedback. When the company or person you've used has done a good job, it's always nice to leave them an appreciative review to give them a lift and help others make their choice. Both the business itself and prospective clients can gain benefits from this sharing of your personal knowledge. You might think back to how good or bad reviews helped you decide when you were first looking for someone to do your work. You may have looked somewhere else if a specific company was missing some meaningful reviews and feedback, even if their official company website appeared impressive.

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However, can the customer reviews be relied on when you're on a business's own website? They may have been "thought up" by a company employee, hoping to get more leads, or were they composed by real customers?

If you would like to find authentic and honest reviews on a business in Kidlington, an excellent technique is to check out the Google My Business reviews. There is little doubt that this is THE first place to head to ascertain the reputation of a business, and it is also important for the company because it can have an impact on its search engine rankings. When aiming to leave reviews for local businesses and services in Kidlington, the second biggest review area is Bing Places for Business, which is Google My Business's leading competitor. Helping to create a rundown of the reliability and working standards of a company that worked on your project, leaving a good review here can also help to boost their profile in the area. Facebook and Twitter pages are also a good place to leave testimonials for a company. Social media giants such as this will play a leading role in any small business's marketing and media promotions. If you add your supportive reviews, this can help strengthen their message.

Even in these modern, high-tech times, it is still acceptable to send in a hand-drafted thank you letter, if you're not comfortable with computers. Letters like this can be framed for display in offices or reception areas, gathered together to build a portfolio of reviews which is beneficial in face to face meetings with prospective clients, or photographed and uploaded to the reviews page of the company's website or Instagram page. The reality that your positive review might have helped a small business to get more customers and gain visibility in the local Kidlington marketplace is an incentive in itself. (Tags: Kidlington Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

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Also find: Wolvercote damp proofing, Begbroke damp proofing, Weston on the Green damp proofing, Cassington damp proofing, Enslow damp proofing, Yarnton damp proofing, Hampton Poyle damp proofing, Charlton on Otmoor damp proofing, Gosford damp proofing, Bletchingdon damp proofing, Thrupp damp proofing, Bladon damp proofing, Shipton on Cherwell damp proofing services and more. All these towns and villages are served by companies who do damp proofing. Kidlington property owners can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Kidlington: In the previous twelve months damp proofing surveys have been done in these Kidlington streets: Hazel Crescent, Cherwell Avenue, Dukes Road, Crown Road, Osborne Close, Axtell Close, Lane Close, Banbury Road, Magnolia Close, Spruce Road, South Close, Park Avenue, Rutters Close, Green Road, Orchard Way, Dale Place, Church Street, Croft Avenue, Hawthorn Way, Manor Way, Woodstock Road, St Johns Drive, Helwys Place, South Avenue, Meadow View, and in these Oxfordshire postcodes: OX5 1HQ, OX5 1AR, OX5 1AD, OX5 1ED, OX5 1DQ, OX5 1HT, OX5 1EQ, OX5 1EB, OX5 1DL, OX5 1YF. Work was carried out in these places by experts in damp proofing. Kidlington property owners benefited from professional and reliable damp proofing services on each occasion.

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(This damp proofing Kidlington article was updated on 29-01-2023)