Damp Proofing Matlock

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Damp Proofing Matlock Derbyshire (DE4): It's not simply the fact that damp problems look unattractive, they can also induce chronic health problems and contribute to dangerous structural damage. If not cured promptly, the more critical issues could cost 1000s to repair, and may be hidden away beneath peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. If you believe that you may have such issues you must call in a certified Matlock damp proofing specialist to check your property, and come up with the most effective damp proofing treatment for your home.

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Basically, in terms of damp in the home there are 3 major problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following paragraphs describe what causes such damp issues in Matlock, and the various ways of preventing and resolving them.


Exterior issues like: loose or broken roof tiles, unsound brickwork, damaged gutters or drainpipes and cavity wall issues, can all be major causes of penetrating damp in a structure. Inside your house, it can also be a result of cracked shower trays, overflowing sinks or baths and dripping or burst water pipes. If left to carry on leaking these elements allow water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which over time result in damp, dark patches on walls, blistering or broken plaster and peeling paintwork.

If left untreated for some time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot doesn't spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. A unique musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and indications of black fungus growth, could all indicate the presence of wet rot.

Simple actions like cleaning and checking your roof & rain gutters for leaks, repointing unsound brickwork and inspecting pipes for leaks, are the basic preventative maintenance measures. If you get hold of a professional damp proofing service in Matlock, they will check all these things, and put a plan together for both fixing your damp issues and forestalling further occurrences.


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One of the most common forms of damp in Matlock homes, condensation is very easy to identify. When warm, humid air comes into contact with cooler surfaces (such as the glass in windows), minute droplets of water swiftly appear. It's a problem due to poor ventilation in areas where there is high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

Some of the more quick solutions to condensation include wiping droplets away as they arise, and ensuring that the worst affected areas have enough ventilation. Redirecting humid and moist air outside of your home in Matlock, by fitting or updating cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks, will help you to remedy this issue.

By doing a detailed damp proofing survey, a reliable Matlock company will identify any places where moist air is sucked in from outside, simply making things worse. An effective way to adequately control condensation is to correctly regulate air circulation, and your local Matlock damp proofing technician will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can be achieved.

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A damp proof course has been compulsory on homes built in the UK since 1875. It's quite possible that you might not have one installed if your house in Matlock was constructed before this year. It's a possibility that your damp proof membrane might have been damaged if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a house built after this year.

Although difficult to identify, rotten or crumbling skirtings, a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. It is feasible that you might have a rising damp problem if you've spotted one or all of these in your property.

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The initial step towards handling your rising damp should be to simply check whether you've got a damp course on the exterior walls of your property in Matlock. It ought to be 150mm above the level of the ground for adequate protection. If this is not the case you may be able to dig away the ground to generate this space, or if this is not plausible, you could install a higher DPM (damp proof membrane).

You might have more serious issues if you find that your damp proof membrane is fine, and it may be that the moisture is rising from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which can be even more worrying.

Using a range of methods, damp proofing technicians in Matlock can swiftly identify and solve rising damp. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your walls if you have an older home with no damp proof course, or one that's damaged over an extensive area. This involves the drilling of holes at intervals into your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork.

In instances where damp proofing injection cream is not a satisfactory remedy, or when the DPM is too seriously damaged, putting in a complete new damp proof course may be neccessary. Unfortunately this is taking repair work to the extreme, but it could be the only answer to your rising damp issues.

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Yet another remedy for minimal areas of damp course damage might include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion coating. Carpeting, wooden flooring or tiles must be lifted before any work is done, because it is applied under your existing floor coverings. In basement areas this is an especially efficacious treatment, and will form part of the "tanking" procedure that is used to make spaces watertight. Your Matlock damp proofing technician may suggest the application of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, additional protection in such trouble spots.

Tanking: In areas of a property that are below ground, such as cellars or basements, "tanking" is the process where any exposed surfaces are covered in a waterproof coating. Any plaster and wall coverings must be taken off and the surfaces in question properly prepared before work commences, because this waterproof coating must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. You can replaster and decorate over it, after the coating has dried out completely. You must always get more than one expert's opinion on whether this is really the only cure for your rising damp issues, since this is an incredibly disruptive process as it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air, hence for problems with condensation they can be of help. The fact that these products simply hide the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the drawback with dehumidifier use. An experienced damp proofing specialist in Matlock will be happy to advise on possible solutions if you're suffering from damp or mould in any area of your property.


As with pretty much any home improvement project, the best recommendations for a specialist come from friends and neighbours. Before signing up to any damp proofing services, you should always try to get at least three price quotes from various Matlock companies. If you've got any doubts about any particular damp proofing company you could ask to see qualifications and professional memberships.

Look for qualifications and membership from trade bodies such as the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association, or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) qualifications.

If your selected Matlock damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the PCA or DPA they will be properly qualified and have the appropriate working experience to offer a top notch service for all your damp proofing needs. Any work accomplished by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Matlock and also in: Wessington, Darley Bridge, Lea, Hackney, Grangemill, Birchover, Bonsall, Ashover, Winster, Tansley, Cromford, Two Dales, Brackenfield, Matlock Bank, Rowsley, as well as in these postcodes DE4 3LH, DE4 3DE, DE4 3JY, DE4 3AQ, DE4 3ED, DE4 3DN, DE4 3HR, DE4 3AZ, DE4 3EA, DE4 3GS. Locally based Matlock damp proofing specialist will probably have the telephone code 01629 and the postcode DE4. Verifying this can confirm that you access local providers of damp proofing. Matlock homeowners will be able to benefit from these and many other similar services.

Positive Input Ventilation

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) might be an ideal solution for reducing problems with damp in your home in Matlock. If you've noticed mould and damp in your dwelling or condensation around the windows then Positive Input Ventilation can help by reducing the humidity. It accomplishes this by continually supplying a flow of fresh air. This continual refresh and replacement of the air inside your house increases air quality, reduces pollutants and odours and has been demonstrated to enhance the daily life of asthma and allergy sufferers by reducing the number of dust mite allergens in the air. Some considerations for PIV systems is that they work best when installed in an attic, and your house does need to be fairly airtight. Air, like water, will take the path of least resistance, and any spaces and gaps in doors or windows will let the fresh air get out, while bringing possible contaminated air in.

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be carried out by your local Matlock damp proofing specialist including damp proofing old stone walls Matlock, vapour barrier installation in Matlock, home damp proofing, damp proofing price quotes Matlock, woodworm eradication in Matlock, domestic damp proofing Matlock, rising damp prevention, damp proofing inspections, timber surveys, timber preservation, damp proofing brickwork, dry rot treatment, damp course installations, solutions for penetrating damp, invasive weed control, damp proofing assessments, external damp proofing Matlock, damp proof paint application, damp treatments Matlock, efflorescence treatments, japanese knotweed control Matlock, concrete repairs, flood defence Matlock, foundation damp proofing Matlock, damp control, concrete damp proofing Matlock, replacement of defective flashingsDPC, rising damp advice, rendering repairs, plaster replacement in Matlock, dampproofing surveys, timber treatments in Matlock, cementitious tanking, damp proofing solutions in bathrooms Matlock, brick damp proofing Matlock, and lots more. Listed are just a small portion of the tasks that are conducted by people specialising in damp proofing. Matlock specialists will inform you of their entire range of services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

In many instances, householders ask friends or family members if they have anyone they would recommend, and will usually accept their opinion and employ the damp proofing specialist that is suggested. Is this really the best way to pick your damp proofer? Possibly not, because your friend or family members' needs may have been different than yours, however it's a great starting point. It's acknowledged by roughly 80% of homeowners in Matlock, that word of mouth recommendations are far better than any other form of endorsement. To be on the safe side you will need to get at least 3 or 4 job quotes from your shortlist of possible companies.


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Also find: Rowsley damp proofing, Bonsall damp proofing, Hackney damp proofing, Lea damp proofing, Two Dales damp proofing, Ashover damp proofing, Birchover damp proofing, Tansley damp proofing, Darley Bridge damp proofing, Wessington damp proofing, Winster damp proofing, Matlock Bank damp proofing, Brackenfield damp proofing, Grangemill damp proofing, Cromford damp proofing services and more. Most of these places are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Matlock home and business owners can get quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Matlock: Damp proofing services have recently been required in the following Matlock streets and roads - John Street, Tor Close, Upland Drive, Brooklea, Knowleston Place, Lime Grove Walk, The Close, Maple View, Salters Lane, Nailor Lane, Littlemoor Lane, Pump Close, Pope Carr Road, Lynholmes Rise, Moor Croft, Crook Stile, Alfreton Road, Bent Lane, Far Cross, George Road, Hurds Hollow, Green Close, Brook Walk, Dimple Crescent, Highfield Drive, Sheriff Drive, Olde Englishe Road, Old Lime Court, High Tor Road, as well as these Matlock area postcodes: DE4 3LH, DE4 3DE, DE4 3JY, DE4 3AQ, DE4 3ED, DE4 3DN, DE4 3HR, DE4 3AZ, DE4 3EA, DE4 3GS. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Matlock business and home owners received dependable and professional damp proofing services.

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(This damp proofing Matlock content was checked and updated on 29-01-2023)