Damp Proofing Midhurst

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Damp Proofing Midhurst West Sussex (GU29): It isn't simply the fact that damp problems look unattractive, they can also induce chronic health problems and result in major structural damages. More serious problems can also be concealed by peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and could cost thousands of pounds to repair if not dealt with speedily. It is generally cheaper in the long run to bring in a professional Midhurst damp proofing company to examine your house, and provide an extensive damp proofing solution for your dwelling.

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In regards to dampness in Midhurst buildings, there are basically three fundamental types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following paragraphs describe the sources of such damp problems in Midhurst, and the different ways of avoiding and solving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in the home can be caused by a range of external factors for example: broken or loose roof tiles, unsound brickwork, cavity wall problems and damaged guttering. Inside a structure, the causes can be damaged shower trays, overflowing bathtubs or sinks and leaking or burst pipes. If left uncontrolled, peeling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and dark damp patches on walls, will be the obvious outcome of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

If you have a leaky roof and it has been left untreated for a while, it can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Wet rot can't spread into the brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally unsafe, requiring a new roof. If a black fungus starts to appear on your woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you may have an issue with wet rot.

You should not fret however, because to stop these problems from happening, a few basic steps such as repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and inspecting pipework for leaks should aleviate such issues. A knowledgeable damp proofer in Midhurst will check these areas to help avoid any future problems, as an integral part of fixing your damp issues.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is extremely easy to spot and is one of the most common forms of damp in many properties in Midhurst. When cooler surfaces come into contact with warm, moist air, small water droplets form on those surfaces. In places where high humidity is present, such as: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, condensation is often caused because of poor ventilation.

Simple strategies to reduce condensation involve wiping away any droplets whenever they form and making certain that you've got adequate ventilation in the major trouble spots. Redirecting humid air outside of your property in Midhurst, by upgrading or installing cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans, will help you to eliminate this issue.

A damp proof survey by a trusted Midhurst specialist may also find areas which play a role in the issue by sucking in damp air from outside. The most effective way to adequately minimise condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Midhurst damp proofing specialist will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can best be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on homes built in the United Kingdom since 1875. You might not have a damp course installed on your property in Midhurst if it was constructed earlier than this. If your home was constructed after this date, but you're still suffering with rising damp issues, it might be that your damp proof membrane or course has been compromised.

Rising damp can be hard to distinguish, but some areas to look out for are; tide marks on walls, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces and rotten or crumbling skirting boards. Although the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they are all indications of rising damp problems.

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Solving rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your external walls and seeing if you can see a damp course. To be certain of an adequate degree of protection the damp course must be above ground level by no less than 150mm (approximately 6 inches). If this isn't the case you can dig away the ground to generate this gap, or if this isn't feasible, you can put in a damp course higher up.

If this is not the problem and your damp proof course is in fact correct, there may be more challenging issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, up through your floor, and into your walls.

Using a range of techniques, damp proofing specialists in Midhurst can quickly identify and eliminate rising damp issues. Older properties which either have no DPM, or have one that is damaged over a substantial area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream such as Dryzone. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the mortar course, and before the cream cures it turns to liquid and soaks into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damage to the damp course membrane is too drastic, or if damp proofing cream is not an appropriate solution, you may need to put in a new damp proof course. This is the most extreme of repair works, however it may be the only remedy for your rising damp issues.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another potential remedy for less severe areas of membrane damage. Since this is going to be applied beneath your floor coverings, carpeting, wooden flooring and tiles will have to be lifted before this process can commence. Also used as part of the tanking process to make a space watertight, this is an especially effective solution in cellars. For extra protection in these problem areas, your Midhurst damp proofing expert may recommend the application of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a cellar is known as tanking. Any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared correctly before work commences, as this coating must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. When this paint has been applied, it should be permitted to dry thoroughly before replastering any wall surfaces and decorating over the top of it. As it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is a very disruptive job. Therefore, it is preferable to contact at least 2 or 3 damp proofing specialists to guarantee that this really is the only effective resolution.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

Condensation issues can definitely be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air. The disadvantage with the use of dehumidifiers in endeavouring to reduce damp and mould is that they simply mask the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. If you're experiencing dampness in any area of your home in Midhurst, you can speak to a professional damp proofing specialist for the best advice.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN MIDHURST

The most reliable recommendations for professionals when it comes to home improvements are usually friends and relatives. When possible you should see if you can acquire at least 3 or 4 different quotations from a variety of companies, and before hiring any specific damp proof providers, you can ask to see professional membership certificates and accreditations, as proof of their trustworthiness.

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

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to provide a top notch damp proofing service, if they've got membership of the DPA or PCA. Any remedial work completed by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Midhurst and also in: Graffham, Chithurst, Dumpford, Elstead, South Ambersham, Tot Hill, Redford, Trotten Common, Lodsworth, Minstead, Selham, Heyshott, Easebourne, Hoyle, Iping, Treyford, Didling, West Lavington, Woodlbeding, Upperton, Lickfold, Ingrams Green, Pendean, and in these postcodes GU29 9PB, GU29 9QY, GU29 9FR, GU29 9DX, GU29 9FU, GU29 9HE, GU29 9ER, GU29 9HQ, GU29 9PZ, GU29 9QL. Local Midhurst damp proofers will probably have the postcode GU29 and the telephone code 01730. Verifying this will ensure you access local providers of damp proofing. Midhurst householders will be able to benefit from these and many other similar services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Friends and family are a fantastic source of recommendations, when you're on the lookout for a contractor in Midhurst for your project or undertaking. If you're really serious about identifying someone who's suitable for your requirements, it's generally accepted that word of mouth references are frequently the preferred solution. And not only that, they can also be very helpful for weeding out local companies with far from flattering records of service, or contractors with bad reputations.

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By getting this sort of feedback from an acquaintance or family member you can learn the attitude of the contractor if things went wrong, how swiftly any errors were rectified, and also get an insight into their work ethic, punctuality and reliability. You can get a perception of how the final price for the work compared to the original quote they were given, which, unless they've got a guaranteed price promise, is normally hard to obtain directly from the contractors.

In relation to advice, your friends and relations are individuals you know and can trust. If they are unwilling to chat about a particular contractor or company it's likely because of a poor experience. Even though it may not always be the case, in many situations people are happier to talk about a good contractor than an inferior one, and may even endorse an alternative company rather than 'denigrate' one that failed to meet their requirements.

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Throughout West Sussex you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who'll provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find the right damp proof specialist in Midhurst itself then you should be able to find one nearby.

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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Midhurst damp proof specialist including structural waterproofing, damp proofing brickwork, commercial tanking, cheap damp proofing, damp proof paint application, concrete repairs, solutions for rising damp, damp proofing internal walls Midhurst, japanese knotweed control, cementitious tanking, timber treatment, treatments for condensation, basement tanking, damp proofing old stone walls, basement damp proofing, home damp proofing, damp course installations, wood rot treatment Midhurst, damp treatments, property preservation, solving mould problems Midhurst, injection damp proofing Midhurst, penetrating damp treatment, treatments for black mould, vapour barrier installations, damp proofing a garage, residential damp proofing Midhurst, damp proof coursing, timber preservation, damp proof membrane installation, wet rot treatment, damp proof cream applications, condensation control Midhurst, damp surveys Midhurst, property surveys, and lots more. Listed are just an example of the activities that are performed by people specialising in damp proofing. Midhurst contractors will let you know about their full range of damp proofing services.

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Also find: Treyford damp proofing, Dumpford damp proofing, South Ambersham damp proofing, Hoyle damp proofing, Didling damp proofing, Easebourne damp proofing, Graffham damp proofing, West Lavington damp proofing, Selham damp proofing, Tot Hill damp proofing, Woodlbeding damp proofing, Trotten Common damp proofing, Iping damp proofing, Minstead damp proofing, Lodsworth damp proofing, Elstead damp proofing, Upperton damp proofing, Chithurst damp proofing, Lickfold damp proofing, Redford damp proofing, Heyshott damp proofing, Ingrams Green damp proofing, Pendean damp proofing services and more. All of these places are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Midhurst business and home owners can get price quotes by going here.

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