Damp Proofing Kirriemuir

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Damp Proofing Kirriemuir Scotland (DD8): Having problems with damp in your house in Kirriemuir should cause you quite a bit of concern, since as well as the reality that damp looks undesirable, it often also has health and structural consequences too. Costing 1000s to repair if not remedied speedily, more extreme issues are often hidden beneath peeling wallpaper, flaking paintwork and damp patches. The best solution if you've got such problems with your house in Kirriemuir, is to contact an established damp proofing company, and have them take a look.

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In Kirriemuir buildings there are 3 key problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

To understand what the possible reasons for such damp problems are, and how to resolve them, keep on reading...

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp can be caused by a whole host of external factors such as: blocked cavities, defective guttering or drainpipes, unsound brickwork and loose or broken roof tiles. From within, overflowing bathtubs or sinks, leaking or burst pipes and cracked shower trays, can cause penetrating damp. Visible signs like flaking or bubbling paintwork, blistering or broken plaster and damp, dark patches on walls, all point to the reality that these problems have been left uncontrolled.

If neglected over a period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. If worse comes to worse, you may even need to replace the entire roof, since wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become dangerous and structurally unsound. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the rafters, together with an unfamiliar musty smell from the decaying timber. It is essential to address any signs of wet rot immediately to prevent further harm and the potential need for costly roof replacement.

To help in preventing this, there are a few basic maintenance you can do: repointing unsound brickwork, cleaning your roof & rain gutters and checking for leaks and examining water pipes for leaks. If you get hold of a professional damp proofing specialist in Kirriemuir, they'll check all these areas, and put a strategy together for both dealing with your damp issues and forestalling further occurrences.

CONDENSATION

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There are a lot of factors that can cause damp in the home, however condensation is among the most common and easily noticed. Water collects as droplets on a cool surface, when moist, warm air makes contact with it. In areas where high humidity is present, as in: kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, it forms because of inadequate ventilation.

There are two basic ways of dealing with condensation issues, and these are ensuring that trouble spots have ample ventilation, and wiping droplets of water away as they appear on surfaces. This might involve the installation or upgrading of extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods to help redirect the moisture laden air to the outside of your home.

Sometimes moist air can be sucked in from the outside, simply making matters even worse. And the best way to identify the main areas that exacerbate the problem, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey carried out by a professional Kirriemuir specialist. It is crucial that air circulation is correctly regulated, in order to minimise condensation issues, and you will be able to get information and advice on this from a damp proofing expert.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course has been fitted as standard on homes built in Great Britain since 1875. You might not have a damp course installed on your home or property in Kirriemuir if it was constructed earlier than this. If your house was built after this date, but you are still experiencing rising damp, it might be that the damp proof course has been damaged.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp in your home, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are fair signs that you may be correct. It's feasible that you may have a rising damp issue if you have spotted one or more of these.

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Dealing with rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your home's outside walls to see if you can spot a damp proof course. To be certain of an adequate measure of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by no less than 150mm (about 6"). Where you discover that this gap does not exist, you could dig away the earth to increase it, or if this approach isn't feasible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will need to be installed.

You may have more serious issues if you learn that your damp course is OK, and it could be that the dampness is rising up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into the walls, which is going to be even more of a concern.

Using a variety of methods, damp proofing technicians in Kirriemuir can swiftly identify and resolve your rising damp problems. A damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls if you've got an older house with no damp proof course, or one that is damaged over a significant area. This involves drilling holes at intervals into your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork.

In situations where damp proofing cream injection isn't a satisfactory solution, or where your DPM is too extensively damaged, putting in a complete new damp proof course might be neccessary. While this level of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve rising damp, it could be the only real solution in the end.

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Another option for smaller areas of damp course damage could include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion coating. This is applied underneath your current floor coverings, so tiles, wooden flooring and carpets will need to be lifted prior to work being done. In basement areas this is a particularly effective treatment, and will form part of the tanking procedure which is used to make rooms watertight. For added protection in these trouble spots, your Kirriemuir damp proof specialist may suggest the use of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out.

Tanking: Applying a special watertight paint to exposed surfaces in cellars or below-ground areas, known as "tanking," is a method used to waterproof these spaces. Before this application, it is necessary to strip all plaster and wall coverings so the paint can be directly applied to the wall and floor bases, a step crucial for establishing a moisture barrier. Once applied, allowing the coating to dry completely is essential before moving on to replastering and decorating. The extensive nature of tanking, which involves treating the whole lower level of a property, means it's important to seek opinions from several damp proofing experts to determine if it's the appropriate solution for your damp issues. Given its disruptive scale, exploring alternative, less intrusive methods that may be equally effective is advisable.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

To help with issues with condensation, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are really effectual. The downside with dehumidifiers in endeavouring to reduce damp and mould is that they only alleviate the cause of the damp, not cure it. If you're experiencing dampness in any part of your property in Kirriemuir, you should call on an experienced damp proofing specialist for the best advice.

FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN KIRRIEMUIR

As with pretty much any home improvement project, the most reliable recommendations for a local specialist can be obtained from family and friends. Before hiring any damp proofing services, you should always see if you can get at least two or three price quotes from various Kirriemuir companies. If you are in any doubt about any particular damp proofing company you could ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and accreditations.

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

If your Kirriemuir damp proofing specialists are members of either the DPA or PCA they will be suitably qualified and have acquired the necessary experience to provide you with a high quality service for all your damp proofing needs. Any work accomplished by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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DPC Replacement Kirriemuir

Preserving the structural integrity and aesthetic charm of your property in Kirriemuir necessitates the timely replacement of the Damp Proof Course (DPC). As age takes its toll, the existing DPC can deteriorate, potentially leading to rising damp and its associated issues. Vigilantly monitoring for signs such as crumbling plaster, deteriorating brickwork or damp patches is crucial. Replacing the DPC involves removing the old, ineffective barrier and installing a new, robust one. This intricate process typically requires the expertise of seasoned professionals, as it hinges on precision and meticulousness to guarantee an impenetrable seal against moisture intrusion.

The choice of materials for the new DPC can vary, from traditional methods like bitumen or slate to more modern options such as chemical injections. Properly executed DPC replacement not only prevents further moisture-related damage but also helps maintain a healthy indoor environment and preserves the value of your Kirriemuir home. Frequent inspections and timely DPC replacement can go a long way in ensuring your property remains structurally sound and dry. (55779 DPC Replacement Kirriemuir)

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There is a variety of work that can be accomplished by your local Kirriemuir damp proof specialist including solving condensation problems, floor damp proofing Kirriemuir, flood defence, concrete repairs in Kirriemuir, damp control, damp proofing quotes, woodworm elimination, wood rot treatment, condensation treatment Kirriemuir, brick damp proofing Kirriemuir, positive input ventilation (PIV), damp proof membrane installation, timber surveys in Kirriemuir, commercial damp proofing Kirriemuir, structural waterproofing, wall tie replacement, wall damp proofing Kirriemuir, japanese knotweed control, rising damp advice in Kirriemuir, damp proofing assessments, timber treatments, cellar tanking, damp proofing in loft conversions in Kirriemuir, foundation damp proofing Kirriemuir, timber preservation in Kirriemuir, dry rot control in Kirriemuir, damp proofing old stone walls, damp proof coursing Kirriemuir, replacement of defective flashingsDPC, dampproofing surveys, plaster replacement, damp proofing floors, property preservation, cheap damp proofing Kirriemuir, damp proofing services, and more. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are conducted by people specialising in damp proofing. Kirriemuir contractors will be happy to tell you about their entire range of damp proofing services.

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