Damp Proofing Kinross

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Damp Proofing Kinross Scotland (KY13): It isn't just the fact that damp problems look unsightly, they can also cause health problems and lead to dangerous structural damages. More significant issues can also be concealed by peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and can cost you thousands of pounds to repair if not treated promptly. If you think you might have such damp problems you must get in touch with a competent Kinross damp proofing company to examine your property, and come up with the most beneficial damp proofing strategy for your home or business premises.

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In relation to dampness in Kinross homes, there are basically 3 primary classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three primary kinds of damp are described in greater detail in the following paragraphs, together with suggestions for prevention and resolution, should you discover them in your property in Kinross.


Penetrating damp in structures can be caused by various external factors for example: cracks in brickwork, cavity wall problems, broken roof tiles and defective guttering. Inside a building, damaged shower trays, burst or leaking pipes and overflowing basins or bathtubs, can trigger penetrating damp. If left to carry on leaking these things allow water to seep into woodwork and walls, which with time create damp dark patches on walls, flaking paintwork and blistered or broken plaster.

If left untreated over a period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. While it's lucky that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in the worst outcome, you may need to get a new roof if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timbers, together with an unfamiliar musty smell from the decaying timber.

The means of prevention can be pretty basic, for example repointing brickwork, examining pipework for leaks and cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks. A professional damp proofer in Kinross will check all of these areas in order to help avoid any further problems, as an integral part of solving your damp issues.


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Quite simple to spot and a cause of damp in a lot of Kinross properties, condensation is extremely common. When humid, warm air makes contact with colder surfaces, tiny droplets of water immediately form. It's a problem because of poor ventilation in places where there is high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

To stop condensation issues, simple solutions include making certain there is enough ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any water droplets whenever they arise. The steps needed might call for the updating or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors, with the intention of redirecting damp air to the outside of your home in Kinross.

A damp proofing survey by a trusted Kinross company might also find areas which contribute to the issue by drawing in damp air from the outside. Airflow must be regulated properly to successfully minimise condensation, and a professional damp proofing technician will be able to offer advice and solutions on this question.

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Homes constructed since 1875 in the UK have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. It is perfectly possible that you might not have one installed if your property in Kinross was constructed before this time. If your property was built after this date, but you're still suffering with rising damp issues, it could be that the damp course or damp proof membrane has been impaired.

Although quite difficult to identify, tide marks on walls, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and rotten or crumbling skirting boards, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. Whilst the existence of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp.

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Resolving rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your property's outside walls and seeing if you can see a DPM. To be certain of a satisfactory measure of protection the damp course ought to be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres (approximately 6 inches). You can dig away the surrounding ground to generate this gap if it's currently not sufficient, or you could install a damp proof membrane higher up if the former is not plausible.

You might have more serious issues if you learn that your DPM is OK, and it might be that the dampness is seeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into the walls, which will be an even more troubling predicament.

Kinross damp proofing technicians will swiftly be able to identify the root cause of your rising damp, and using a number of techniques will soon solve the problem. If you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof course or one that is damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your external walls. This entails the drilling of holes at intervals into your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the deterioration of your membrane is too critical, or if damp proofing injection cream isn't a suitable treatment, you might have to install a new damp proof course. Whilst this sort of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve damp problems, it may be the only effective solution when all is said and done.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another potential option for minimal areas of membrane damage. Since this is going to be applied under your floor coverings, carpeting, tiles and wooden flooring will need to be lifted and put aside before this process can begin. This is especially effectual in basement areas as part of the "tanking" process to create a watertight room. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried, your Kinross damp proof technician may recommend a layer of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for additional protection.

Tanking: In areas of a property which are below ground, like cellars, "tanking" is a process where any exposed surfaces are covered in a waterproof coating. Any plaster and wall coverings must be taken off and the surfaces in question prepared properly before the commencement of any work, because this watertight coating must be applied at the base level of floors and walls. As soon as this coating has been applied and is dry, it is then possible to replaster and decorate over the top. This is a very disruptive process since it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, and it's preferable to obtain more than one specialist's opinion on whether this really is the only remedy for your rising damp.


Issues with condensation can certainly be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that these gadgets just hide the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the main drawback with dehumidifier use. An experienced damp proofing company in Kinross will be happy to advise on the best solution if you are suffering from damp or mould in any area of your property.


As with any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a local professional can be obtained from family and friends. If possible you should always try to acquire at least two or three different quotes from a variety of companies, and before signing up to any specific damp proofing providers, you should ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates, as proof of their trustworthiness.

Keep an eye out for membership of and qualifications from bodies such as the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association (PCA), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) qualifications.

You can be certain that your damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has the necessary working experience to provide a first class damp proofing service, if they are members of the PCA or DPA. Any work supplied by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Kinross and also in: Upper Tillyrie, Glemlomond, Kinnesswood, Mawcarse, Milnathort, Cleish, Lochore, Balgedie, Middleton, Balado, Dalqueich, Carnbo, Lethangie, Criagow, Ballingry, Arlary, Duncrievie, Warroch, Crook of Devon, Scotlandwell, Glenfarg, and in these postcodes KY13 8DN, KY13 8DQ, KY13 8AJ, KY13 8FF, KY13 8YZ, KY13 8GD, KY13 8GB, KY13 8AU, KY13 8BD, KY13 8DF. Local Kinross damp proofing specialist will probably have the dialling code Dialling code 01577 and the postcode KY13. Checking this out should confirm that you access local providers of damp proofing. Kinross householders can utilise these and lots of other similar services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Whenever you're looking for a decent damp proofing contractor you could consider asking family or friends for a recommendation, especially if any of them have had damp proofing work undertaken in the past. After all, a word of mouth testimonial is more widely accepted, and this should certainly come as no great surprise, since we all love to chat about goods and services to our friends and relatives. You should prepare a shortlist of at least two or three tradesmen and obtain a price quote from each one.

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In the Scotland area you can likewise find: Aberfeldy damp proofers, Keith damp proof specialists, Bonnybridge damp proof specialists, Tillicoultry damp proofing, Longside damp proof specialists, Airth damp proofing specialists, Dalkeith damp proofing, Law damp proof specialists, Biggar damp proofing specialists, Ormiston damp proofers, Dunkeld damp proof specialists, Bearsden damp proofers, Tullibody damp proofing specialists, Leslie damp proof specialists, Ullapool damp proofing specialists, Banavie damp proofing specialists, Lamlash damp proofers, Stanley damp proof specialists, Turriff damp proof specialists, Dalmellington damp proof specialists, Bridge of Earn damp proofing specialists, Head of Muir damp proofing specialists, Wishaw damp proofers, Buckhaven damp proof specialists, Patna damp proofers, Darvel damp proof specialists, Kinglassie damp proof specialists, Peterculter damp proof specialists, Whitecraig damp proofing specialists, Gourdon damp proofing.

Throughout Scotland you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who will provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find a satisfactory damp proofing specialist in Kinross itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be conducted by your local Kinross damp proof specialist including structural waterproofing, vapour barriers Kinross, condensation treatments, damp proof sealing, treatments for penetrating damp Kinross, landlord damp proofing services, rendering repairs, damp proofing assessments, wet rot control, invasive weed control, mould treatment, leak detection Kinross, cementitious tanking Kinross, woodworm treatments, damp treatments, timber treatment Kinross, wall tie replacement in Kinross, basement damp proofing, damp proofing walls Kinross, damp proofing a basement Kinross, timber surveys Kinross, solving mould problems, damp proofing in bathrooms in Kinross, domestic damp proofing in Kinross, damp proofing old stone walls in Kinross, property surveys, rising damp solutions, japanese knotweed control in Kinross, pressure grouting, commercial tanking, solutions for black mould in Kinross, concrete repairs, dry rot treatments Kinross, damp proof membrane installation, flood defence in Kinross, and lots more. These are just a handful of the activities that are performed by people specialising in damp proofing. Kinross specialists will keep you informed about their entire range of services.


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Also find: Arlary damp proofing, Glenfarg damp proofing, Dalqueich damp proofing, Balgedie damp proofing, Milnathort damp proofing, Lethangie damp proofing, Warroch damp proofing, Balado damp proofing, Scotlandwell damp proofing, Crook of Devon damp proofing, Cleish damp proofing, Upper Tillyrie damp proofing, Ballingry damp proofing, Kinnesswood damp proofing, Mawcarse damp proofing, Carnbo damp proofing, Duncrievie damp proofing, Lochore damp proofing, Glemlomond damp proofing, Criagow damp proofing, Middleton damp proofing services and more. All of these areas are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Kinross homeowners can get quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Kinross: Damp proofing work has recently been done in the following Kinross areas and streets - Maree Place, Thomanean House, The Barn, Muir Grove, Burnbank Meadows, Braelin, Beeches Park, Turfhills House, Mawmill, Whinfield Gardens, Station Road, Broom Court, Argyll Road, Myre Terrace, Heatheryford, Gairneybank, Mavisbank, Sandport Close, Muirhead Of Warroch, Dalqueich, Smiddy House, Avenue Road, Hirsel Levenmouth, Muirpark Road, Bridgend, Macdonald Avenue, Courcelles Court, as well as the following local Kinross postcodes: KY13 8DN, KY13 8DQ, KY13 8AJ, KY13 8FF, KY13 8YZ, KY13 8GD, KY13 8GB, KY13 8AU, KY13 8BD, KY13 8DF. Work was executed in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Kinross business and home owners enjoyed professional and dependable damp proofing services in all cases.

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(This damp proofing Kinross page was updated on 19-05-2022)