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Damp Proofing Leatherhead Surrey (KT22): Damp problems in your house in Leatherhead not just look unsightly, but they can bring about serious structural and health problems too. Underneath those ugly damp patches, areas of peeling wallpaper and clumps of flaking paintwork, far more serious issues could be hiding, and if they are not resolved swiftly, could be very costly to repair. It's generally cheaper in the long run to contact an established Leatherhead damp proofing specialist to check your home, and offer an extensive damp proofing treatment for your property.

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There are essentially three major problem areas which are prone to cause dampness in your house in Leatherhead:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

In the next few paragraphs, we'll have a look at what triggers such damp problems, and ways that you can go about resolving them, and stopping them from happening.

PENETRATING DAMP

A few of the exterior factors that may cause penetrating damp in a property include: blocked cavity walls, defective downspouts or gutters, porous brickwork and cracked or loose roof tiles. From within, overflowing baths or sinks, dripping or burst pipework and damaged shower trays, can lead to penetrating damp. If water continues to soak into the woodwork and walls, the noticeable signs over time are going to be damp, dark patches on walls, blistering or broken plaster and flaking paintwork.

If you've got a leaky roof that has been left untreated for a while, the timbers of your roof can be stricken with wet rot. In the worst case scenario, you might even have to replace the entire roof, because wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsound and dangerous. An unusual musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and the appearance of black fungus growth, could all suggest the presence of wet rot.

You need not fret however, because to stop these problems from occurring, a few simple steps like repointing brickwork, cleaning your roof & rain gutters and checking for leaks and examining piping for leaks, should reduce such issues. As part of an overall damp proofing program, your local Leatherhead damp proofing specialist will check out all these aspects.

CONDENSATION

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Quite simple to spot and a contributing factor to damp in many Leatherhead properties, condensation is extremely common. When humid, warm air comes into contact with cooler surfaces, small droplets of water immediately form. Condensation is typically found in areas with high humidity and poor ventilation, such as in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

There are a couple of simple ways of managing condensation, and these are making certain that the worst affected areas have sufficient ventilation, and wiping droplets away as they form on surfaces. This may involve the installation or upgrade of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors to help redirect the humid air to the outside of the building.

Sometimes moist air is drawn in from outside, simply making things worse. And the most effective way to ascertain the main areas that exacerbate the problem, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a credible Leatherhead company. It is essential that air circulation is regulated properly, in order to minimise condensation problems, and you'll be able to get guidance and advice on this from a damp proofing specialist.

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RISING DAMP

Houses constructed since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. If your home was built before this time it's perfectly possible you may not have this installed. If your home was built after this date, but you're still suffering with rising damp problems, it might be that your damp proof membrane or course has been impaired.

Although hard to identify, "tide marks" on walls, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and crumbling or rotten skirting boards, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. If you see or think you may have any of these issues, it is possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.

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Purely checking your exterior walls to find out if you have a damp course can be the first step towards solving your problems with rising damp. For satisfactory protection it needs to be 150 millimetres (approximately six inches) above ground level. If you find that this space doesn't exist, you could dig away the earth to increase it, or if this approach is not plausible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be put in.

If your damp course is correct and the gap is not the root cause of the problem, dampness might be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a more serious issue.

Leatherhead damp proofing professionals will swiftly be able to establish the causes of your rising damp issues, and employing a number of techniques will quickly fix the problem. If you've got a somewhat older house with no DPM or one that is damaged over a significant area, a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your outside walls. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream sets it diffuses into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damp proof cream treatment is not appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a new damp proof course might need to be put in. Although this is of course a pretty extreme plan of action, it might be the best way to solve your damp problems successfully.

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For smaller areas of damp course damage, another potential remedy would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. Wood flooring, carpets or tiles must be lifted prior to work being undertaken, since it is applied under your floor coverings. This is particularly effectual in basements as a part of the tanking procedure to create a watertight room. For extra protection in these trouble spots, your Leatherhead damp proofing technician might suggest a layer of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out.

Tanking: In below ground areas for example basements, "tanking" is the process where exposed surfaces are covered in a watertight coating. Because this coating needs to be applied on the base surfaces of walls and floors, all wall coverings and plaster must be removed before work commences, and all surfaces properly prepared. As soon as this coating has been applied and is dry, it is then the time to replaster the wall surfaces and decorate over it. You should invariably get more than one expert opinion about whether this is the only remedy for your damp problems, because this is an extremely disruptive job because it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

To help ease problems with condensation, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are pretty efficient. The fact that these gadgets primarily alleviate the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main disadvantage with dehumidifiers. If you're experiencing damp in any area of your home in Leatherhead, you can speak to a certified damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN LEATHERHEAD

As with just about any project, the best recommendations for a local specialist can be gleaned from friends and relatives. Where possible you should always see if you can obtain at least two or three different quotations from a range of companies, and before hiring any particular damp proofing services, you can ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, as evidence of their credibility.

Professional Leatherhead damp proofing specialists ought to be registered members of either the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA), or have qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness.

You can be certain that your damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to provide you with a top notch damp proofing service, if they are members of either the DPA or PCA. This also offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work carried out by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Leatherhead and also nearby in: Langley Vale, Ranmore, Givens Grove, Headley, Fetcham, Effingham, Burgh Heath, Brockham, Betchworth, Mickleham, Downside, together with these postcodes KT22 7GJ, KT22 7ET, KT22 7BL, KT22 7GU, KT22 2EU, KT22 7AA, KT22 7GF, KT22 7ES, KT22 7FU, KT22 2AT. Local Leatherhead damp proofers will probably have the dialling code 01372 and the postcode KT22. Checking this will ensure that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Leatherhead homeowners will be able to utilise these and countless other damp proofing services.

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV)

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) might be a perfect solution for eliminating problems with damp in your house in Leatherhead. If you've noticed damp and mould inside your property or condensation around your windows then Positive Input Ventilation can help by reducing the humidity. It achieves this by continually supplying a flow of fresh air. This steady replacement and refresh of the air inside your property increases air quality, reduces odours and pollutants and has been demonstrated to improve the day to day life of asthma and allergy sufferers by reducing dust mite allergens. One thing about PIV systems is that they work better when installed in an attic space, and your home does require 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 out, while bringing possible polluted air in.

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Current Surrey damp proofing job postings: Cara Hitchcock was searching for damp proof specialists near Ottershaw, Surrey. Rodrigo Cain in Smallfield, Surrey was on the lookout for an expert to damp proof a retaining wall. Mr and Mrs Linley recently requested a quote for clearing up condensation and mould problems in a terraced house in Betchworth, Surrey. Aleksandra and Corben Healey recently enquired about the possibility of eliminating mould and condensation issues in a semi-detached house in Tatsfield, Surrey. Zaynab Weeks recently asked for a quotation for damp proofing a conservatory in a terraced house in Wood Street Village, Surrey. Mr and Mrs Harrington recently requested an estimate for solving damp problems in a cottage in Westcott, Surrey. Lexi-Mae Pierce and Kane Pierce recently asked for an estimate for solving damp problems in Frensham. Nathanael Redman from Brockham asked "is there anybody who does damp proofing near me?". These Surrey homeowners did a search for "damp proofing Surrey" and came across this page on either Yahoo, Google or Bing.

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When you are in need of damp proofing services, you may not always be able to find somebody suitable in Leatherhead itself, but as there are lots of companies and people in every district of Surrey who will be able to assist you with your damp issues, you ought to be able to locate somebody nearby.

Leatherhead Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Leatherhead damp proofing specialist including damp proofing solutions in lofts, damp proofing walls, timber surveys in Leatherhead, damp proofing old stone walls, chemical DPC injection, treatments for condensation in Leatherhead, structural waterproofing, condensation control, flood defence in Leatherhead, damp proofing floors, leak detection Leatherhead, pressure grouting, damp control Leatherhead, rising damp treatments Leatherhead, solving condensation problems in Leatherhead, damp proofing assessments, wet rot treatments, vapour barrier installations in Leatherhead, damp proofing inspections, landlord damp proofing services, mould treatment, damp proofing price quotes Leatherhead, rising damp advice, wood rot treatments, replacement of defective flashingsDPC, invasive weed control in Leatherhead, timber treatment Leatherhead, concrete damp proofing Leatherhead, property preservation Leatherhead, cavity wall construction in Leatherhead, plaster replacement, commercial damp proofing Leatherhead, damp proofing services, damp proof paint applications, timber preservation, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the tasks that are conducted by those specialising in damp proofing. Leatherhead specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

The most reliable recommendation for damp proofing services in Leatherhead will come from friends or family members who've hired a certain company or individual in the past. Word of mouth is often considered to be much better than commercial advertising and reviews, as it gives a clearer perception of quality, and comes directly from the mouth of somebody you trust. You'll want to get at least two or three quotes from your shortlist of possible damp proofing companies in Leatherhead.

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Also find: Fetcham damp proofing, Downside damp proofing, Brockham damp proofing, Langley Vale damp proofing, Givens Grove damp proofing, Mickleham damp proofing, Effingham damp proofing, Headley damp proofing, Burgh Heath damp proofing, Ranmore damp proofing, Betchworth damp proofing services and more. Most of these areas are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Leatherhead homeowners can get quotes by going here.

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