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Damp Proofing Linlithgow Scotland (EH49): If you have problems with damp in your home in Linlithgow, it isn't just their undesirable appearance that you need to worry about, but also the fact that they can cause serious health and structural problems. If not dealt with quickly, some of the more serious issues can cost you thousands of pounds to repair, and may be concealed beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. It's usually cheaper in the long run to contact a certified Linlithgow damp proofing company to assess your home, and provide an extensive damp proofing solution for your property.

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There are basically three major problem areas that are likely to cause dampness in your home in Linlithgow:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

To learn what the likely reasons for such damp problems are, and how you can fix them, carry on reading...

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in your home can be caused by different external factors such as: damaged guttering or downpipes, cavity wall problems, cracked roof tiles and cracks in brickwork. Inside your home, it can also be due to overflowing baths or basins, burst or leaky water pipes and damaged shower trays. If left uncontrolled, flaking or bubbling paintwork, broken or blistered plaster and damp, dark patches on walls, will be the obvious results of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

Roofing timbers that are constantly damp due to a leaking roof, can get wet rot if this isn't dealt with. If worse comes to worse, you may even have to replace the whole roof, because wet rot can cause severe issues with the structural integrity of your roofing timbers. An unfamiliar musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and signs of black fungus growth, could all signify the presence of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for example examining piping for leaks, repointing unsound brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof & rain gutters for leaks. As part of fixing your damp problems, a reliable Linlithgow damp proofing service provider will check these things, so as to help reduce the chances of any further problems.

CONDENSATION

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A common form of damp in Linlithgow properties, condensation is super easy to identify. When a cold surface makes contact with warm, humid air, water forms as tiny droplets upon that surface. In areas with high humidity, as in: kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, condensation arises because of poor ventilation.

There are a couple of basic ways of dealing with condensation issues, and these are making certain that the worst areas have enough ventilation, and wiping water droplets away as they appear on surfaces. You may need to update or install cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks, in order to eliminate excess damp air from your property in Linlithgow.

The most effective way to find out the key factors that bring about the situation, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey done by an experienced Linlithgow damp proofing company. With some homes moist air is drawn in from the outside, simply making things even worse. An expert in this field will be able to provide information, solutions and guidance on this matter, because to ensure that condensation problems are controlled, any airflow and circulation in the home must be regulated correctly.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course has been installed as standard on homes built in the United Kingdom since 1875. You may not have a damp course installed on your property or home in Linlithgow if it was constructed prior to this period. If you're experiencing rising damp in a house constructed after this date it might be that your damp proof course or membrane has been somehow or other.

Although difficult to identify, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, "tide marks" on walls and crumbling or rotten skirtings, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. If you see or think that you may have any of these issues, it's possible you have a problem with rising damp.

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Purely checking your outside walls to spot if you have a damp course can be the first step towards resolving your rising damp. For satisfactory protection it should be 150 millimetres (about 6") above the level of the ground. If you find this space does not exist, you could dig away the earth to increase it, or if this approach is not feasible, a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) will need to be installed.

If this is not the problem and your DPM is installed and in order, there could be more serious issues to deal with caused by the dampness rising up from the ground beneath, up through your flooring, and into the walls of your home.

Using a variety of procedures, damp proofing experts in Linlithgow will quickly identify and eliminate your rising damp problems. If you have an older property with no damp proof membrane or one that's damaged over a significant area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your external walls. Holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

In situations where damp proofing cream injection isn't a satisfactory solution, or where the membrane is too seriously damaged, installing a new damp proof course could be neccessary. Regrettably this is taking repair work to the extreme, but it might be the only solution to your rising damp.

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Another solution for smaller areas of membrane damage may include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Tiles, wooden flooring or carpeting will need to be lifted prior to work being carried out, as it is applied under your floor coverings. Also used as a part of the tanking procedure to make a space watertight, this is a particularly effectual treatment in cellars. For extra protection in these problem areas, your Linlithgow damp proofing expert may advise the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out.

Tanking: In below ground areas for instance cellars or basements, "tanking" is the process where any exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. Any plaster and wall covering must be taken off and the surfaces in question properly prepared before any work begins, since this waterproof coating must be applied at the base level of walls and floors. You can replaster and decorate over the top of it, after the paint has dried out completely. This is a really disruptive process because it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, and it's recommended that you obtain more than one expert's opinion about whether this really is the only treatment for your rising damp problems.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

To help with condensation problems, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are very efficient. The main drawback with dehumidifier use in endeavouring to eliminate damp is that they simply alleviate the cause of the damp, don't cure it. If you're suffering with damp in any part of your home in Linlithgow, you should contact a professional damp proofing company for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN LINLITHGOW

Friends and neighbours should always be the first choice when you are trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Always obtain at least three different quotations from various companies, and if you are in any doubt you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional membership certificates, before signing up to any damp proofing services.

Watch out for contractors holding the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness qualifications, or local companies who are registered members of the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the PCA (Property Care Association).

If your selected Linlithgow damp proofing providers are in fact members of the PCA or DPA they'll be well qualified and have acquired the necessary experience to provide a first class service for your damp proofing needs. Such professional memberships also means that there are guarantees for any work completed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Linlithgow and also in nearby places like: Bo'ness, Linlithgow Bridge, Polmont, Maddiston, Kirkliston, Kinneil, Whitecross, Brightons, Belsyde, Muirhouses, Winchburgh, Kingscavil, Rumford, as well as in these postcodes EH49 6BY, EH49 6BQ, EH49 7EA, EH49 6DR, EH49 7EP, EH49 7AY, EH49 6HU, EH49 6QU, EH49 6HT, EH49 6AG. Local Linlithgow damp proofers will most likely have the postcode EH49 and the phone code Dialling code 01506. Checking this will confirm that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Linlithgow homeowners are able to utilise these and many other damp proofing services.

Positive Input Ventilation

PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) might be a perfect solution to eliminate damp problems within your home in Linlithgow. If you've noticed mould and damp inside your dwelling or condensation around your windows then Positive Input Ventilation can help by reducing the humidity. It achieves this by continuously circulating fresh air. This continuous replacement and refresh of the air inside your house increases air quality, reduces odours and pollutants and has been demonstrated to enhance the daily life of allergy and asthma sufferers by reducing the number of dust mite allergens in the air. Some considerations for PIV systems is that they work better when installed in an attic, and your premises does have to be relatively airtight. Air, like water, will take the path of least resistance, and any spaces and gaps in doors or windows will allow the fresh air out, whilst bringing potentially contaminated air in.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Linlithgow damp proofing specialist including damp proofing old stone walls, exterior damp proofing Linlithgow, cavity wall construction in Linlithgow, woodworm eradication Linlithgow, timber preservation, wall damp proofing Linlithgow, cavity wall tie replacement, damp course installations, floor damp proofing Linlithgow, defective damp proof course replacement, solving mould problems, commercial tanking, property surveys, leak detection in Linlithgow, home damp proofing, condensation treatment, flood defence in Linlithgow, timber treatment, damp proofing inspections Linlithgow, injection damp proofing, missing damp proof course installation, damp proofing solutions in lofts, plaster replacement, retaining wall damp proofing Linlithgow, damp proofing price quotes, damp proofing surveys, positive input ventilation (PIV), structural waterproofing, damp treatments, damp proof sealing, cellar water-proofing, damp proofing a garage in Linlithgow, damp proof tanking Linlithgow, residential damp proofing Linlithgow, garage floor damp proofing Linlithgow, and lots more. These are just some of the duties that are conducted by those specialising in damp proofing. Linlithgow specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of damp proofing services.

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Over the length and breadth of the Scotland region you'll be able to find damp proofing services who will provide you with quality services for all your damp proofing requirements. If you're unable to identify the right damp proofing service in Linlithgow itself you will surely be able to find one someplace nearby.

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Damp Proofing Around Linlithgow: Some Linlithgow roads where damp proofing work has recently been undertaken - Oaklea, Manse Road, Ochiltree Castle Gate, Mannerston House, Friarsbrae, Upper Kinneil, Grange Stables, Riccarton Drive, Blowshennie, Burgess Hill, Hamilton Park, The Trees, Lade Court, Lennox Gardens, Wester Burnshot, Grange Knowe, St. Ninians Road, Jocks Hill Crescent, New Merrylees, Riccarton, Douglas Place, Muirhouse, Stanehaddin, Pardovan Lodge, Preston Terrace, Belsyde Lodge, Kettlestounhills, as well as the following Linlithgow area postcodes: EH49 6BY, EH49 6BQ, EH49 7EA, EH49 6DR, EH49 7EP, EH49 7AY, EH49 6HU, EH49 6QU, EH49 6HT, EH49 6AG. Work was completed in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Linlithgow home and property owners received trusted and reliable damp proofing services on every occasion.

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