Damp Proofing Looe

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Damp Proofing Looe Cornwall (PL13): Having problems with damp in your home in Looe can result in serious health and structural problems, as well as being unattractive in appearance. More significant problems can also be concealed under damp patches and peeling wallpaper, and can cost 1000s to fix if not cured quickly. It's much more cost effective in the long run to contact a certified Looe damp proofing company to check out your home, and offer a complete damp proofing treatment for your dwelling.

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In relation to dampness in Looe buildings, there are essentially three primary causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The next paragraphs describe what may cause such damp issues in Looe, and the different ways of preventing and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Commonplace external factors that may cause penetrating damp include: unsound brickwork, cavity wall problems, damaged guttering and cracked or loose roof tiles. Inside your Looe home, it can result from burst or leaking pipes, overflowing sinks or baths and cracked shower trays. If left to carry on leaking these elements enable water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which with time lead to blistered or broken plaster, flaking paintwork and dark damp patches on walls.

Wet rot can occur in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof that is left untreated for quite some time. Though it's lucky that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in the worst case, you may need to get a new roof (very costly!) if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. An unfamiliar musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and the appearance of a black fungus, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be fairly basic, for example examining pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. If you employ the expert services of a knowledgeable Looe damp proofing firm, they'll check all these elements as part of your all round damp proofing program.

CONDENSATION

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A common form of damp in many properties in Looe, condensation is extremely easy to spot. Tiny water droplets appear on cooler surfaces when they make contact with warm, moist air. Inadequate ventilation in areas with high humidity, for example in bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, is the most common reason for condensation.

Wiping up any droplets of water that form, and ensuring you've got sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, are amongst the most basic solutions to such problems. Redirecting damp air to the outside of your property in Looe, by installing or upgrading air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, will help you to remedy this problem.

An in-depth damp proof survey from a trustworthy Looe company might also find circumstances which exacerbate the issue by drawing in damp air from outside. Airflow must be regulated properly to adequately control condensation problems, and a competent damp proofing technician will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this question.

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RISING DAMP

Homes constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. You might not have a damp course installed on your property or home in Looe if it was constructed earlier than this. If your home was constructed after this date, but you're still suffering with rising damp problems, it might be that your damp course or damp proof membrane has been compromised.

Although notoriously hard to distinguish, "tide marks" on walls, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and crumbling or rotten skirtings, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. It is plausible that you could have a rising damp issue if you've noticed one or more of these in your home.

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Merely checking your outside walls to spot if you have a damp proof course can be one step towards solving your problems with rising damp. To be sure of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp course ought to be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm (approximately 6 inches). You can dig the surrounding ground away to generate this gap if it's currently not enough, or you could install a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up if the former is not possible.

You could have more serious issues if you find that your DPM (damp proof membrane) is fine, and it may be that the damp is rising up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which can be even more of a concern.

Using a variety of procedures, damp proofing experts in Looe can swiftly detect and remedy rising damp issues. A damp proof cream can be carefully injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older property with no DPM, or it is damaged over a substantial area. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the mortar course, and before the cream cures it diffuses into the adjoining brickwork forming a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damp proofing cream treatment isn't suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a brand new damp proof course may need to be installed. Whilst this level of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve damp problems, it could be the only effective solution in the end.

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Another possible remedy for smaller areas of membrane damage might include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. Since this will be applied under any existing floor coverings, carpeting, laminate flooring and tiles must be lifted before this process can begin. In basement areas this is a particularly efficacious treatment, and will form a part of the tanking procedure that's used to make spaces watertight. For added protection in those troublesome areas, your Looe damp proofing expert might suggest a layer of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a cellar or basement, is the process of coating any exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. This should be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, so all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces correctly prepared before work commences. You can replaster and decorate on top of it, after the paint has thoroughly dried. You should always obtain more than one specialist's opinion about whether this is the only cure for your rising damp problems, since this is a really disruptive job because it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Condensation issues can certainly be helped through the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way of reducing the moisture content in the air. Because dehumidifiers only mask the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, there are drawbacks to this option. An experienced damp proofing specialist in Looe will be ready to give you advice on possible solutions if you're experiencing dampness in any area of your home.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN LOOE

As with just about any project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a professional can be obtained from neighbours and friends. When possible you should always see if you can obtain at least three different quotes from a variety of companies, and before employing any particular damp proof services, you can ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, as proof of their credibility.

Professional Looe damp proofing companies ought to be signed up members of either the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the PCA (Property Care Association), or have professional qualifications from the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments).

If your Looe damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the PCA or DPA they'll be suitably qualified and have the necessary practical experience to offer a high quality service for all your damp proofing issues. Any remedial work undertaken by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be done in Looe and also in: Widegates, Polperro, Millendreath, Lanreath, Pelynt, Seaton, Killigarth, West Looe, Porthallow, Trelawne, St Martin, East Looe, Downderry, Herodsfoot, Shutta, Morval, and in these postcodes PL13 2BL, PL13 1AJ, PL13 1FD, PL13 1BG, PL13 1LT, PL13 2BY, PL13 1HT, PL13 1HP, PL13 1JD, PL13 1JZ. Locally based Looe damp proofers will probably have the telephone code 01503 and the postcode PL13. Checking this can confirm you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Looe home and business owners will be able to utilise these and many other related services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It is not that unlikely that a person you know in Looe may have had damp proofing work completed fairly recently, so you could ask friends and acquaintances for recommendations of damp proofing specialists they have previously used. A word of mouth recommendation is preferred above any other type of review or endorsement by around 80 percent of homeowners in Looe, so where possible, you should make use of this fact. You'll need to obtain a minimum of three quotes from your list of prospective companies in Looe.

Looe Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Looe damp proof specialist including cavity wall tie replacement Looe, commercial tanking, pressure grouting, invasive weed control, dry rot treatments, damp proofing a cellar, damp proofing floors, solutions for condensation, cellar waterproofing, damp proofing services in Looe, damp proof coursing, landlord damp proofing services, japanese knotweed control, plaster replacement, property surveys, damp proofing estimates, condensation control in Looe, chemical DPC injection Looe, damp control, industrial damp proofing, rising damp advice, damp proofing brickwork Looe, concrete repairs in Looe, leak detection, cementitious tanking, vapour barrier installation Looe, property preservation in Looe, efflorescence treatments, timber surveys in Looe, timber treatments Looe, dampproofing surveys Looe, condensation solutions in Looe, mould treatment, damp proofing a garage Looe, solving condensation problems, and more. These are just a few of the duties that are accomplished by those doing damp proofing. Looe professionals will tell you about their full range of damp proofing services.

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Also find: East Looe damp proofing, Trelawne damp proofing, St Martin damp proofing, Herodsfoot damp proofing, Millendreath damp proofing, Seaton damp proofing, Killigarth damp proofing, Morval damp proofing, Downderry damp proofing, Polperro damp proofing, Lanreath damp proofing, Shutta damp proofing, Pelynt damp proofing, Widegates damp proofing, West Looe damp proofing, Porthallow damp proofing services and more. The majority of these locations are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Looe property owners can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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(This damp proofing Looe article was checked and updated on 19-05-2022)