Damp Proofing Lymington

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Damp Proofing Lymington Hampshire (SO41): Problems with damp in your home in Lymington not only look unappealing, but they can cause dangerous health and structural problems too. More significant issues can also be hidden by peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and could cost you thousands of pounds to fix if not dealt with immediately. If you think you may have such damp problems you must bring in an experienced Lymington damp proofing company to assess your property, and come up with the most beneficial damp proofing solution for your home or business premises.

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In Lymington dwellings there are three principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you will find info on what could cause damp issues in your home or business in Lymington, and exactly how you can go about rectifying them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Typical external factors that may cause penetrating damp include: unsound brickwork, defective guttering, loose or cracked roof tiles and cavity wall issues. Inside your Lymington property, it can be the result of overflowing basins or baths, leaky or burst pipes and damaged shower trays. If water continues to seep into the walls and woodwork, the noticeable signs in time will be broken or blistering plaster, damp dark patches on walls and flaking paintwork.

If left untreated for quite some time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Even though it can't spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally unsound, and in a worst case scenario you may even need to replace the entire roof - extremely costly! A distinctive musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and the appearance of a black fungus, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

Preventative maintenance can be relatively basic, such as cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks, repointing brickwork and examining piping for leaks. A professional damp proofer in Lymington will check these areas to help avoid any future problems, as part of fixing your damp issues.

CONDENSATION

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One of the most common forms of damp in Lymington properties, condensation is extremely easy to identify. Tiny droplets of water appear on cold surfaces when they come into contact with moist, warm air. Poor ventilation in areas with high humidity, for instance in kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, is the most frequent cause of condensation.

To avoid condensation issues, simple solutions include ensuring that you have sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any droplets of water as soon as they arise. The steps needed might call for the installation or upgrade of cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks, with the purpose of redirecting moist air outside of your property in Lymington.

A detailed damp proofing survey from a professional Lymington company might also find things which contribute to the issue by sucking in damp air from outside. The most effective way to adequately control condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Lymington damp proofing specialist will offer guidance and advice on how this can best be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

Houses constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. It's perfectly possible that you may not have one fitted if your property or home in Lymington was built in the years before this. If your house was built after this date, but you are still suffering with rising damp, it may be that your damp proof membrane has been damaged.

Rising damp can be hard to identify, but some things to look out for are; rotten or crumbling skirtings, "tide marks" on walls and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces. It is plausible that you could have a rising damp issue if you've spotted one or all of these in your home.

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Simply checking your property's outside walls to spot if you have a damp course can be the first step towards solving your rising damp problems. For adequate protection it ought to be 150mm above the level of the ground. Where you find this space doesn't exist, you could dig away the soil to increase it, or if this approach isn't plausible, a higher damp proof membrane will need to be installed.

If your damp proof membrane (DPM) is in order and the gap from the ground isn't the explanation for the problem, dampness may be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a more challenging issue.

Using a number of techniques, damp proofing specialists in Lymington will swiftly detect and resolve your rising damp problems. A damp proof cream can be carefully injected into your wall if you've got an older property with no damp proof membrane, or it is damaged over a significant area. This entails drilling holes at intervals into your wall's mortar course and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

In situations where damp proofing cream injection isn't an appropriate solution, or when your DPM is extensively damaged, installing a new damp proof course may be neccessary. Though this is of course a pretty drastic approach, it could be the best way to solve your rising damp problems in an effective way.

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Another potential remedy for less severe areas of damp course damage might include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. This is applied beneath your current floor coverings, so tiles, laminate flooring and carpeting will have to be lifted before any work can be done. This is especially efficacious in cellars as part of the "tanking" process to make a room which is watertight. Before the bitumen coating has dried completely, your Lymington damp proof specialist may suggest laying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: In below ground areas like basements, "tanking" is the process where any exposed surfaces are covered in a watertight coating. Any wall covering and plaster must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared properly before any work begins, as this coating has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. As soon as this coating has been put on and dried, it is then the time to replaster the walls and decorate on top of it. This is a highly disruptive job as it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, and it is advisable to obtain more than one expert's opinion on whether this is really the only remedy for your damp problems.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Condensation problems can certainly be improved through the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The fact that these gadgets simply cover up the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the main problem with dehumidifier use. If you are suffering with dampness in any part of your property in Lymington, you can get in touch with an experienced damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN LYMINGTON

Friends and relations should always be the first port of call when you're looking for recommendations for local specialists. Before employing any damp proofing services, always try to get at least two or three quotes from different Lymington companies. If you are in any doubt about any particular damp proofing company you can ask to see evidence of professional memberships and qualifications.

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

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees that your chosen damp proofing provider is well qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to offer a high quality damp proof service. Any work accomplished by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Lymington and also in nearby places like: Pilley, East Boldre, New Milton, Everton, Milford on Sea, Portmore, Upper Pennington, Buckland, Boldre, Mount Pleasant, Pennington, Sway, Downton, Beaulieu, Hordle, Walhampton, Woodside, together with these postcodes SO41 1EP, SO41 3NL, SO41 3PR, SO41 3QW, SO41 5RD, SO41 3RZ, SO41 3AF, SO41 3RG, SO41 8AA, SO41 3ZA. Local Lymington damp proofing specialist will most likely have the postcode SO41 and the phone code 01590. Checking this should confirm that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Lymington homeowners can utilise these and many other comparable services.

Issues With Black Mould in Lymington

If you're experiencing symptoms of black mould in your Lymington property, you may have a problem with Stachybotrys chartarum. This fungus is highly toxic and produces a slime head called conidia. It is known as a major cause of indoor air pollution and is considered a health hazard. If you notice any signs of this type of mould in your home in Lymington, you should contact a professional damp proofing specialist immediately to get the best treatment.

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The first step in removing mould is to clean the area with soap and water. You should also use a disinfectant such as bleach, which can kill mould spores. White vinegar and hydrogen peroxide are also effective disinfectants. However, you must be very careful while using bleach, as it may burn and irritate your eyes. Also, ensure adequate ventilation in the area where you are working to avoid inhaling the fumes.

Black mould is a fungus that is highly infectious. It can cause life-threatening infections in people with weakened immune systems. Often, it grows in cracks and other areas where the air cannot circulate. Symptoms can include large warts and cauliflower-like lesions on the skin. The area may also be swollen or red. It can even affect the nails.

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Lymington Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be carried out by your local Lymington damp proof specialist including solving condensation problems Lymington, damp treatments, damp proofing brickwork, damp proofing services, pressure grouting in Lymington, home damp proofing Lymington, concrete damp proofing Lymington, damp proof coursing in Lymington, chemical DPC injection in Lymington, damp proofing a garage Lymington, mould treatments, invasive weed control, timber preservation, flood defence Lymington, rising damp advice, cementitious tanking, damp proof sealing, leak detection, brick damp proofing Lymington, condensation treatment, timber surveys in Lymington, dry rot treatments, solving mould problems, damp proofing concrete floors, damp control Lymington, damp course installations, wall tie replacement, woodworm eradication, vapour barrier installations, garage damp proofing Lymington, domestic damp proofing Lymington, retaining wall damp proofing Lymington, damp proofing solutions in bedrooms in Lymington, wood rot treatment, rising damp treatments, and more. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are performed by those specialising in damp proofing. Lymington contractors will keep you informed about their entire range of services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Recommendation from friends, family and neighbours is often an excellent way of locating the perfect damp proofing service, therefore that ought to be your first port of call when trying to find a damp proofer. It's accepted by about 80% of householders in Lymington, that word of mouth endorsements are better than any other sort of recommendation. It is still wise to obtain a minimum of 3 quotations from other companies locally, even when someone you know has highly recommended a particular damp proofing specialist.

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Also find: Mount Pleasant damp proofing, Downton damp proofing, Buckland damp proofing, Pilley damp proofing, Beaulieu damp proofing, Pennington damp proofing, Walhampton damp proofing, Hordle damp proofing, Milford on Sea damp proofing, Portmore damp proofing, East Boldre damp proofing, Woodside damp proofing, Sway damp proofing, Boldre damp proofing, New Milton damp proofing, Upper Pennington damp proofing, Everton damp proofing services and more. Most of these locations are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Lymington householders can get estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Lymington: Over the past twelve months damp proofing surveys were done in the following Lymington streets: Samphire Close, Fairlea Road, Highfield Road, Anchor Mews, Rookes Lane, High Street, Brackens Way, Holmsley Close, Clinton Road, Station Street, Queen Street, Hightrees, Emsworth Road, Stanford Hill, Waterford Lane, Wellworthy Road, Lyteltane Road, Campion Way, Peartree, Peartree Court, Spartina Drive, Efford Way, Widbury Road, Princess Royal Close, Bramble Walk, Oliver Road, Normandy Lane, Long Close, Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Fox Pond Lane, and in these Hampshire postcodes: SO41 1EP, SO41 3NL, SO41 3PR, SO41 3QW, SO41 5RD, SO41 3RZ, SO41 3AF, SO41 3RG, SO41 8AA, SO41 3ZA. Work was achieved in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Lymington householders enjoyed trusted and competent damp proofing services.

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(This damp proofing Lymington article was checked and updated on 21-09-2022)