Damp Proofing Lee-on-the-Solent

Lee-on-the-Solent Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Lee-on-the-Solent Hampshire (PO13): It's not just the fact that problems with damp look terrible, they can also cause chronic health problems and contribute to serious structural damages. Costing thousands of pounds to fix if not cured swiftly, more serious problems can often be hidden under peeling wallpaper, flaking paint and patches of damp. If you've got an issue like this there is not much that you can do yourself, and the best option is to bring in a competent Lee-on-the-Solent damp proofing specialist to undertake an evaluation and come up with possible solutions.

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With regards to dampness in Lee-on-the-Solent buildings, there are essentially 3 major classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These three key types of damp are discussed in greater detail below, together with strategies for prevention and resolution, in the event you find them in your home or business premises in Lee-on-the-Solent.

PENETRATING DAMP

Things like unsound brickwork, damaged guttering, broken or loose roof tiles and cavity wall issues are common external factors that can lead to penetrating damp. Inside, burst or leaky pipes, overflowing bathtubs or basins and damaged shower trays, can trigger penetrating damp. If left to carry on leaking these factors allow water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which with time result in peeling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and blistering or broken plaster.

If left untreated for some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. While it is lucky that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to replace the entire 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 wood, along with an unfamiliar musty smell from the decaying wood.

The means of prevention can be pretty basic, for instance cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and inspecting pipework for leaks. A certified damp proofer in Lee-on-the-Solent will check these areas to help avoid any further problems, as an integral part of resolving your dampness issues.

CONDENSATION

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One of the most common forms of damp in Lee-on-the-Solent homes, condensation is super easy to spot. Small droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when warm, moist air comes into contact with them. In areas with high humidity, such as: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, it arises because of inadequate ventilation.

Wiping up any water droplets that appear, and making sure there's sufficient ventilation in the worst affected areas, are amongst the easiest solutions to such issues. Redirecting humid air outside of your property in Lee-on-the-Solent, by fitting or upgrading extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to remedy this issue.

There might be issues with drawing in moist air from outside, and by performing a detailed damp proof survey a specialist in Lee-on-the-Solent will find areas that contribute to the situation. The most effective way to adequately control condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Lee-on-the-Solent damp proofing technician will offer guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all homes constructed in Great Britain. You may not have a damp course installed on your property or home in Lee-on-the-Solent if it was constructed earlier than this. If your home was built after this date, but you're still suffering with rising damp problems, it may be that the damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been damaged.

Rising damp can be difficult to identify, but some areas to keep an eye out for are; white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and tide marks on walls. While the existence of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp issues.

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Simply checking your external walls to see if you have a DPM can be one step towards fixing your rising damp problems. It should be 150 millimetres above ground level for satisfactory protection. If this is not the situation you may be able to dig away the ground to create this gap, or if this is not possible, you can put in a higher damp proof membrane (DPM).

If this isn't the cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane (DPM) is correct, there may be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground, through your floor, and into the walls.

Lee-on-the-Solent damp proofing experts will quickly be able to ascertain the causes of your rising damp, and employing a variety of methods will soon take care of the problem. If you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof membrane or it is damaged over a substantial area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls. This involves the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals in your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

In situations where damp proofing cream injection is not a satisfactory solution, or where the damp course membrane is severely damaged, putting in a whole new damp proof course may be neccessary. While this level of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve damp problems, it might be your only solution when all is said and done.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another potential remedy for minimal areas of damp course damage. This will be applied beneath your floor coverings, so laminate flooring, tiles and carpeting will need to be lifted before any work is done. Also used as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a waterproof space, this is an especially effectual solution in basement areas. Your Lee-on-the-Solent damp proofing technician may advise a layer of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, added protection in such problem areas.

Tanking: In below ground areas for example basements or cellars, "tanking" is the process where any exposed surfaces are covered in a waterproof coating. As this waterproof coating needs to be applied to the base surface of floors and walls, any wall coverings and plaster must be removed before any work can commence, and all surfaces correctly prepared. Once this coating has been put on and is dry, it's then the time to replaster and decorate over it. You must always obtain more than one expert's opinion on whether this is the only solution to your rising damp issues, because this is a very disruptive process as it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

To help with problems with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are fairly effectual. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers only cover up the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are downsides to this solution. If you're suffering from damp or mould in any part of your home in Lee-on-the-Solent, you can get in touch with a certified damp proofing specialist for the best advice.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT

The most trustworthy recommendations for local specialists with regards to home improvement projects are normally friends and relatives. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, you should always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 estimates from a variety of Lee-on-the-Solent companies. If you've got any doubts about any particular company you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional membership certificates.

Professional Lee-on-the-Solent damp proofing companies should be signed up members of either the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA), or have professional qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness.

If your chosen Lee-on-the-Solent damp proofing providers are in fact members of either the PCA or DPA they will be suitably qualified and have acquired the appropriate working experience to offer a top notch service for your damp proofing problems. Such memberships also means there are guarantees for any work undertaken.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Lee-on-the-Solent and also in: Hardway, Stubbington, Hill Head, Browndown, Titchfield, Alverstoke, Locks Heath, Warsash, Elson, Gosport, Rowner, Portsmouth, Brockhurst, Knowle, Bridgemary, Fareham, as well as in these postcodes PO13 9BD, PO13 9DU, PO13 8AB, PO13 8GY, PO13 9DF, PO13 8FJ, PO13 8FY, PO13 8LA, PO13 8FN, PO13 8JF. Locally based Lee-on-the-Solent damp proof specialists will most likely have the dialling code 023 and the postcode PO13. Checking this out will guarantee that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Lee-on-the-Solent homeowners will be able to benefit from these and numerous other damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

When you are looking for a decent damp proofing expert you could consider asking family, friends or workmates for a recommendation, if any of them have had damp proofing work done in the past. A word of mouth recommendation is preferred above any other type of endorsement or review by around eighty percent of people in Lee-on-the-Solent, so when the chance presents itself, you should take full advantage of this fact. Even if a particular damp proofing contractor has been recommended, you still ought to obtain at least 3 or 4 quotations from different tradesmen locally, to give you a range of what you should be paying.

Hampshire Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Recent Hampshire damp proofing enquiries: Halima Short and Shiloh Short recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in Sandleheath, Hampshire. Amaya and Vlad Oldfield recently enquired about the possibility of solving damp problems in a detached house in New Alresford, Hampshire. Jaden and Tara Gibson recently enquired about solving damp problems in a cottage in Southwick, Hampshire. Salma and Callan Marshall recently requested a price quote for clearing up condensation and damp problems in a conservatory in a semi-detached house in Pennington, Hampshire. Elsie-Mae Budd recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a cellar in a cottage in Totton, Hampshire. Kara Rees and Owain Rees recently requested a price quote for damp proofing a conservatory in Silchester. Mr and Mrs Mccormack recently requested a quote for eliminating condensation and damp problems in two bedrooms in Fawley. Jonas and Abbie Page recently requested an estimate for damp proofing a basement in a terraced house in Selborne, Hampshire. All these Hampshire homeowners searched for "damp proofing Hampshire" and found this webpage on either Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Lee-on-the-Solent Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be carried out by your local Lee-on-the-Solent damp proof specialist including rendering repairs Lee-on-the-Solent, damp proof membranes, solutions for penetrating damp Lee-on-the-Solent, damp proof sealing Lee-on-the-Solent, damp proofing a cellar, wet rot treatments Lee-on-the-Solent, damp proof cream applications, rising damp solutions, damp course installations in Lee-on-the-Solent, cementitious tanking, wall tie replacement in Lee-on-the-Solent, home damp proofing in Lee-on-the-Solent, woodworm treatments, commercial damp proofing, cheap damp proofing, mould treatment Lee-on-the-Solent, wood rot treatments, damp proofing solutions in lofts in Lee-on-the-Solent, commercial tanking, condensation solutions, injection damp proofing, rising damp advice, damp control in Lee-on-the-Solent, timber preservation, damp proofing concrete floors in Lee-on-the-Solent, domestic damp proofing, vapour barrier installation in Lee-on-the-Solent, cellar tanking in Lee-on-the-Solent, cavity wall construction in Lee-on-the-Solent, leak detection in Lee-on-the-Solent, basement damp proofing, plaster replacement, dampproofing surveys, damp proof coursing, damp proof tanking, and lots more. Listed are just a small portion of the duties that are undertaken by those specialising in damp proofing. Lee-on-the-Solent companies will be happy to tell you about their whole range of services.

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Also find: Warsash damp proofing, Elson damp proofing, Stubbington damp proofing, Knowle damp proofing, Hill Head damp proofing, Portsmouth damp proofing, Browndown damp proofing, Gosport damp proofing, Locks Heath damp proofing, Rowner damp proofing, Alverstoke damp proofing, Fareham damp proofing, Hardway damp proofing, Bridgemary damp proofing, Titchfield damp proofing, Brockhurst damp proofing services and more. All these places are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Lee-on-the-Solent homeowners can get estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Lee-on-the-Solent: Damp proofing services were recently requested by people living in Salterns Road, Westcliff Close, Anstice Court, Russell Close, Montserrat Road, Nottingham Place, Goldfinch Lane, Lakeside, Empson Walk, Inverkip Close, Queens Close, Ross Way, Carnegie Close, Derwent Road, Rosemary Walk, Darwin Close, Gosport Road, Cheyne Way, Waveney Close, Osborne Road, Swallow Court, Gibson Close, Larch Close, Francis Close, David Newberry Drive, Cherry Close, Chester Crescent, Saunders Close, Hollybank and these Lee-on-the-Solent postcodes: PO13 9BD, PO13 9DU, PO13 8AB, PO13 8GY, PO13 9DF, PO13 8FJ, PO13 8FY, PO13 8LA, PO13 8FN, PO13 8JF. Work was accomplished in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Lee-on-the-Solent residents received trusted and dependable damp proofing services in every case.

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