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Damp Proofing Melton Mowbray Leicestershire (LE13): Having damp problems in your house in Melton Mowbray can cause dangerous health and structural problems, as well as being unsightly in appearance. If not solved promptly, the more critical issues can cost thousands to repair, and may be hidden away beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. If you think that you may have such problems you need to get in touch with a professional Melton Mowbray damp proofing company to examine your property, and recommend the best damp proofing treatment for your house.

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Basically, in terms of damp within the home there are three principal problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find information on what might cause damp problems in your home or business premises in Melton Mowbray, and exactly how you can get started with fixing them.


External factors that can cause penetrating damp include: cracks in brickwork, cracked roof tiles, cavity wall problems and damaged guttering. Inside, the causes can be damaged shower trays, leaky or burst pipes and overflowing bathtubs or sinks. If left uncontrolled, peeling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and damp dark patches on walls, will be the noticeable signs of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

If you have a leaking roof and it's been left untreated for a while, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Although it's lucky that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to get a new roof (extremely costly!) if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timber, along with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting timber.

You need not panic however, since to prevent these problems occurring, a few basic steps like cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, examining pipes for leaks and repointing brickwork should reduce such issues. A competent damp proofer in Melton Mowbray will check all of these areas in order to help prevent any further complications, as part of fixing your damp issues.


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Condensation is extremely easy to identify and is a common form of damp within many properties in Melton Mowbray. Droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when warm, moist air comes into contact with them. In areas with high humidity, as in: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, condensation forms because of inadequate ventilation.

To prevent condensation issues, simple solutions include ensuring that there is sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping away any droplets as they arise. This might involve the updating or installation of extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods to help reroute the damp air outside of the building.

There could possibly be issues with drawing in damp air from the outside, and by completing an in-depth damp proofing survey a specialist in Melton Mowbray will identify factors that give rise to the problem. Airflow must be regulated properly to successfully control condensation, and a knowledgeable damp proofing technician will give advice and offer solutions on this question.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses built in the United Kingdom. You may not have a damp course installed on your property in Melton Mowbray if it was constructed earlier than this. If you are experiencing rising damp in a property built after this period it is possible your damp proof membrane has been damaged in some way.

Although notoriously tricky to identify, crumbling or rotten skirtings, a white powdery deposit being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. If you notice or think that you may have any of these, it's possible that you have a rising damp problem.

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Simply checking your external walls to find out if you've got a DPM can be one step towards eliminating your rising damp problems. For adequate protection it should be 150 millimetres (approximately 6 inches) above the level of the ground. If this is not the situation you may be able to dig the ground away to generate this space, or if this is not plausible, you can install a DPM higher up.

If this is not the problem and your damp proof membrane (DPM) is in order, there may be more serious issues to deal with caused by the dampness coming up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your walls.

Damp proofing specialists in Melton Mowbray can quickly identify and remedy rising damp issues using a number of procedures. If you've got a somewhat older property with no damp proof membrane or it is damaged over a considerable area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls. This calls for the drilling of holes at intervals in your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the deterioration of the membrane is too drastic, or if damp proofing cream injection is not a satisfactory solution, you may need to install a brand new damp proof course. Although this is obviously a fairly drastic plan of action, it could be the only way to solve your damp issues effectively.

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For smaller areas of membrane damage, another potential option would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. This will be applied beneath your current floor coverings, so wooden flooring, carpets and tiles must be lifted before any work can be done. This is especially effective in cellar areas as a part of the tanking procedure to create a room which is watertight. Your Melton Mowbray damp proof expert may suggest the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely, further protection in such troublesome areas.

Tanking: In below ground areas for instance basements, tanking is a process where any surfaces that are exposed are covered in a watertight coating. All plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared correctly before the commencement of any work, since this waterproof coating has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors. Once the coating has been put on and is dry, it's then the time to replaster any wall surfaces and decorate on top of it. This is a really disruptive job as it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, and it is advisable to get more than one specialist opinion about whether this is really the only treatment for your damp problems.


To help with issues with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are pretty effective. The fact that these gadgets only cover up the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the main drawback with the use of dehumidifiers. If you are suffering from dampness in any area of your property in Melton Mowbray, you can call on a professional damp proofing company for the most reliable advice.


Neighbours and friends should invariably be the first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Always obtain at least three different quotes from various companies, and if you've got any doubts you can ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and qualifications, before employing any damp proof services.

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

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the necessary working experience to carry out a top notch damp proofing service, if they've got membership of the DPA or PCA. Such memberships also means that there are guarantees for any remedial work accomplished.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Melton Mowbray and also nearby in: Asfordby Hill, Scalford, Waltham on the Wolds, Great Dalby, Holwell, Asfordby, Thorpe Arnold, Frisby on the Wreake, Brentingby, Burton Lazars, Eye Kettleby, Kirby Bellars, Welby, together with these postcodes LE13 0GE, LE13 0ED, LE13 0FW, LE13 0FU, LE13 0FG, LE13 0BT, LE13 0HP, LE13 0PF, LE13 0LP, LE13 0FY. Local Melton Mowbray damp proofers will most likely have the postcode LE13 and the phone code 01664. Checking this out will confirm that you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Melton Mowbray homeowners will be able to benefit from these and many other damp proofing services.

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Throughout Leicestershire you should be able to find damp proofing specialists who will provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you're unable to find the ideal damp proofer in Melton Mowbray itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.

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There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Melton Mowbray damp proof specialist including damp proof membrane installation, damp proof injection, rising damp advice, plaster replacement Melton Mowbray, damp proofing quotes, black mould prevention, cavity wall construction Melton Mowbray, damp proofing a cellar, cementitious tanking in Melton Mowbray, home damp proofing, industrial damp proofing, timber preservation, basement damp proofing, cheap damp proofing, damp course installations, damp proofing services, chemical DPC injection, structural waterproofing, vapour barrier installation, damp proofing old stone walls, concrete repairs, condensation treatment, damp proofing concrete floors, damp treatments Melton Mowbray, damp proofing walls in Melton Mowbray, flood defence, property preservation, damp proof tanking, solving mould problems, damp proofing a garage Melton Mowbray, landlord damp proofing services, woodworm treatments, solving condensation problems, timber treatments, japanese knotweed control Melton Mowbray, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the duties that are accomplished by those specialising in damp proofing. Melton Mowbray specialists will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.

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It is known that a high percentage of householders see endorsements from friends and family as the most trustworthy source of information before accessing any service, or buying any product, therefore if you've got a friend or family member who has recently had damp proofing carried out, you should ask for a recommendation or reference. Word of mouth will tell if a project was well done, and comes from the mouth of someone you trust to be honest and truthful. From your shortlist of contractors, make an effort to obtain a minimum of 3 quotes.


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Damp Proofing Around Melton Mowbray: Some Melton Mowbray areas and roads where damp proofing work has recently been undertaken - Bickley Avenue, Tilton Road, Chestnut Way, The Drift Road, Beechwood Avenue, The Drift, The Brickyard, Cotswold Close, Belvoir Street, Dieppe Way, Six Hills Road, Cranmere Road, Colston Bassett Lane, Top Green, The Arcade, Carnegie Crescent, Brookfield Street, Anemone Close, Crown Hill, Tofts Hill, Somerset Close, The Fosse Way, Teigh Road, Sherrard Street, Benskin Close, Clawson Lane, Asfordby Road, Bowley Avenue, Burrough End, as well as these Melton Mowbray area postcodes: LE13 0GE, LE13 0ED, LE13 0FW, LE13 0FU, LE13 0FG, LE13 0BT, LE13 0HP, LE13 0PF, LE13 0LP, LE13 0FY. Work was completed in these locations by experts in damp proofing. Melton Mowbray property owners benefited from reliable and top quality damp proofing services in every case.

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(This damp proofing Melton Mowbray article was updated on 19-05-2022)