Damp Proofing Measham

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Damp Proofing Measham Leicestershire (DE12): Having problems with damp in your house in Measham can contribute to dangerous structural and health issues, as well as appearing unappealing. Nasty damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal a much more serious problem which, if not repaired speedily, could cost 1000s to repair. If you think you might have such problems you need to get in touch with an experienced Measham damp proofing specialist to assess your property, and recommend the most suitable damp proofing solution for your home or business.

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Basically, with regards to damp in the home there are three significant problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following article describes the causes of such damp problems in Measham, and the various methods of preventing and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Things like defective guttering, cavity wall issues, cracks in brickwork and loose or broken roof tiles are all external factors that can lead to penetrating damp in your home. Inside your Measham property, penetrating damp can be the result of leaking or burst pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing bathtubs or basins. If left to continue leaking these things enable water to soak into walls and woodwork, which with time lead to damp dark patches on walls, blistered or broken plaster and flaking paintwork.

If neglected over a long period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to occur in your roof timbers. Wet rot can't spread into your brickwork, but it can mean that in a worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally dangerous, requiring a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timbers, coupled with an unusual musty smell from the decaying wood.

Simple actions like repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and inspecting piping for leaks, will be the basic preventative measures. If you employ the services of a competent Measham damp proofing specialist, they'll check all these elements as part of your all round damp proofing program.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is very easy to identify and a common form of damp in many buildings in Measham. When cooler surfaces make contact with warm, moist air, small water droplets form on those surfaces. In places with high humidity, such as: boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, it forms because of poor ventilation.

Wiping away any droplets of water that form, and ensuring that there is enough ventilation in the main trouble spots, are amongst the simplest answers to such problems. Redirecting humid air to the outside of your home in Measham, by updating or installing air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans, will help you to resolve this problem.

The best way to ascertain the key areas that give rise to the problem, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey done by a credible Measham company. Sometimes damp air is sucked in from the outside, simply making matters even worse. The most effective way to successfully control condensation is to regulate airflow properly, and your local Measham damp proofing specialist will offer guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on houses constructed in the United Kingdom since 1875. It is quite possible that you might not have one installed if your property in Measham was constructed before this year. If your property was constructed after this date, but you're still suffering with rising damp issues, it could be that the damp proof course has been compromised.

Rising damp can be rather difficult to identify, but some things to look out for are; "tide marks" on walls, a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and rotten or crumbling skirting boards. If you notice or think that you might have any of these issues, it's possible that you have a rising damp problem.

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The initial step towards managing your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether you've actually got a damp proof course on the external walls of your property in Measham. In order to get an adequate degree of protection the damp proof course must be above ground level by no less than 150mm. You could dig the surrounding soil away to create this gap if it is currently not enough, or you can install a higher damp course if the former is not possible.

If this is not the problem and your damp proof course is correct, there might be more problematic issues to deal with caused by the dampness coming up from the ground, through your floors, and into your walls.

Damp proofing professionals in Measham will quickly identify and resolve rising damp using a range of techniques. If you've got a somewhat older home with no DPM or one that's damaged over a substantial area, a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your wall. This calls for drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals along the wall's mortar course and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork.

In situations where damp proofing injection cream isn't an appropriate remedy, or when your membrane is too seriously damaged, putting in a new damp proof course may be neccessary. Although this is obviously a fairly extreme course of action, it might be the only method to solve your rising damp in an effective way.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another potential remedy for less severe areas of membrane damage. As this is applied underneath any floor coverings, wooden flooring, carpets and tiles will need to be lifted before this procedure can commence. Also used as a part of the tanking procedure to create a waterproof room, this is a particularly effectual treatment in basement areas. Before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, your Measham damp proof specialist might advise a layer of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for additional protection.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a basement or cellar is referred to as tanking. Any wall covering and plaster must be taken off and the surfaces prepared properly before the commencement of any work, because this coating has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. You can replaster and decorate over the top, after the coating has completely dried out. This is an exceptionally disruptive process as it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, and it is advisable to get more than one expert opinion on whether this is the only remedy for your rising damp.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

To help with condensation problems, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are really efficient. The fact that these products simply cover up the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the drawback with dehumidifier use. To get the best advice if you are suffering with mould or damp in any area of your property, you can speak to a competent damp proofing specialist in Measham.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN MEASHAM

The most reliable recommendations for local professionals with regards to home improvement projects are usually friends and neighbours. Always obtain at least 2 or 3 different quotations from various local companies, and if you are in any doubt you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships, before signing up to any damp proof services.

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

You can be sure that your damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has acquired the appropriate working experience to offer a first class damp proofing service, if they've got membership of either the PCA or DPA. Additionally, it offers guarantees on any work carried out by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be done in Measham and also in: Appleby Magna, Newton Burgoland, Heather, Oakthorpe, Packington, Overseal, Willesley, Linton, Netherseal, Acresford, Stone Rows, Donisthorpe, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Snarestone, Blackfordby, Linton Heath, Chilcote, Stretton en le Field, Norris Hill, Ibstock, Swepstone, and in these postcodes DE12 7HW, DE12 7GP, DE12 7GF, DE12 7EB, DE12 7GA, DE12 7FE, DE12 7HQ, DE12 7LQ, DE12 7HX, DE12 7NQ. Local Measham damp proofers will probably have the telephone code 01530 and the postcode DE12. Checking this will confirm you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Measham property owners are able to utilise these and countless other similar services.

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In the Leicestershire area you'll also find: Queniborough damp proof specialists, Rothley damp proofing specialists, Syston damp proof specialists, Heather damp proofers, Appleby Magna damp proofing specialists, Barrow Upon Soar damp proof specialists, Worthington damp proofers, Leicester Forest East damp proofing, Hathern damp proofing specialists, Barlestone damp proofing, Woodhouse damp proofing, Narborough damp proofers, Market Bosworth damp proofing, Broughton Astley damp proofing specialists, Kibworth Harcourt damp proof specialists, Littlethorpe damp proof specialists, Ashby Woulds damp proofing, Glenfields damp proof specialists, Wymeswold damp proof specialists, Bagworth damp proofing specialists, Burbage damp proofing specialists, Earl Shilton damp proofers, Coleorton damp proofing specialists, Redmile damp proofing, Glenfield damp proofing specialists, Redmile damp proof specialists, Ashby de la Zouch damp proofing specialists.

Throughout Leicestershire you should be able to find damp proof specialists who'll provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find the right damp proof expert in Measham itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.

Measham Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Measham damp proofing specialist including property surveys, positive input ventilation (PIV) in Measham, woodworm treatment, wall damp proofing Measham, damp proofing internal walls, condensation control, rising damp solutions, invasive weed control in Measham, commercial tanking, dry rot treatments, rendering repairs, timber preservation, cellar water-proofing, concrete repairs, damp proof coursing in Measham, vapour barrier installation, damp proofing a garage, wet rot control, injection damp proofing Measham, plaster replacement in Measham, cellar damp proofing Measham, damp proofing quotes Measham, domestic damp proofing Measham, retaining wall damp proofing Measham, condensation treatments, cementitious tanking, damp proofing in conservatories, damp proofing assessments in Measham, treatments for black mould, structural waterproofing, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proof tanking Measham, leak detection Measham, damp proofing a cellar in Measham, cheap damp proofing Measham, damp proofing surveys, damp proofing brickwork, and more. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are carried out by those doing damp proofing. Measham professionals will keep you informed about their full range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

A great idea, whenever you're trying to find a contractor or service for your project in Measham, is to get recommendations from friends and family members. So as to choose someone who's suitable for your requirements, person to person referrals are normally preferable, and will often give you the opportunity to weed out a third-rate contractor or a company that has a below par reputation.

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Getting feedback from a friend or member of your family also means that you can get an insight into the reliability and timekeeping of the contractor, and if anything went wrong, how the contractor reacted, and how quickly were the faults resolved. You should also be able to get a good idea of how the final price for the work compared to the initial quote they were given, which, unless they've got a guaranteed price promise, is sometimes difficult to get directly from the contractors.

Given that your friends and family members are people you know and trust when it comes to their advice, they ought to be your first point of reference. If they are unwilling to chat about a certain company or contractor it is likely because of a disappointing experience. And, rather than 'casting aspersions on' a substandard contractor, many people might even suggest an alternative company, because generally most folks will be perfectly willing to speak about a decent contractor and less likely to talk about an inferior one.

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Also find: Ibstock damp proofing, Overseal damp proofing, Packington damp proofing, Chilcote damp proofing, Donisthorpe damp proofing, Oakthorpe damp proofing, Swepstone damp proofing, Linton Heath damp proofing, Newton Burgoland damp proofing, Appleby Magna damp proofing, Ashby-de-la-Zouch damp proofing, Netherseal damp proofing, Snarestone damp proofing, Heather damp proofing, Stretton en le Field damp proofing, Stone Rows damp proofing, Norris Hill damp proofing, Acresford damp proofing, Willesley damp proofing, Blackfordby damp proofing, Linton damp proofing services and more. All of these areas are served by companies who do damp proofing. Measham home and business owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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(This damp proofing Measham article was last updated on 21-09-2022)