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Damp Proofing Milngavie Scotland (G62): You should be seriously worried if you've got problems with damp in your home in Milngavie, because along with looking undesirable, damp can cause health conditions and affect the structural integrity of your building. If not resolved quickly, the more critical issues could cost you thousands of pounds to repair, and might be concealed beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. To provide a complete damp proofing remedy for your home, it is usually cheaper in the long term to bring in a certified Milngavie damp proofing company to check your house.

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In Milngavie dwellings there are 3 major problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


In the following paragraphs, we'll consider what causes such damp problems, and ways that you can go about solving them, and preventing them from occurring.


Typical external issues that may lead to penetrating damp in your home include: damaged gutters or downspouts, blocked cavity walls, broken or loose roof tiles and damaged or porous brickwork. Inside your house, it can also be a result of overflowing baths or basins, damaged shower trays and burst or leaking water pipes. If left to continue leaking these issues allow water to soak into walls and woodwork, which with time create damp, dark patches on walls, blistered or broken plaster and peeling or bubbling paintwork.

You could get wet rot developing in the timbers of your roof, if you have a leaky roof, and it's been neglected for some time. If worse comes to worse, you might even need to replace the entire roof, as wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become dangerous and structurally unsound. A unique musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and signs of black fungus growth, could all suggest the presence of wet rot.

Some basic measures can help to prevent this, such as: inspecting piping for leaks, repointing unsound brickwork and cleaning your roof & gutters and checking for leaks. A certified Milngavie damp proof specialist will check all these areas in order to help prevent any further problems, as part of resolving your damp issues.


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Quite simple to identify and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Milngavie properties, condensation is incredibly common. When humid, warm air makes contact with colder surfaces (such as windows), tiny droplets of water rapidly form. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, condensation arises because of inadequate ventilation.

Basic strategies to reduce condensation involve wiping away any droplets as soon as they appear and ensuring there's enough ventilation in the problem areas. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in Milngavie, by upgrading or fitting air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, will help you to remedy this problem.

There could possibly be issues with sucking in damp air from the outside, and by performing a detailed damp proof survey a specialist in Milngavie will identify factors that bring about the situation. An effective way to successfully control condensation is to regulate airflow properly, and your local Milngavie damp proofing specialist will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can be achieved.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all houses constructed in Great Britain. You may not have a damp course on your home or property in Milngavie if it was constructed earlier than this. If your house was built after this year, but you are still suffering with rising damp problems, it could be that the damp proof course has been compromised.

Although difficult to distinguish, crumbling or rotten skirtings, a white powdery deposit being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. If you see or think that you may have any of these issues, it is possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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Simply checking your exterior walls to find out if you've got a damp proof course can be one step towards solving your rising damp problems. It should be 150mm (approximately 6 inches) above ground level for satisfactory protection. If this isn't the case you can dig away the ground to generate this space, or if this is not feasible, you could put in a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your DPM is correct, there could be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, through your flooring, and into your walls.

Milngavie damp proofing specialists will quickly be able to identify the explanation for your rising damp issues, and employing a number of different procedures will quickly solve the problem. If you've got an older property with no DPM or one that's damaged over a significant area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your external walls. This entails drilling holes at intervals in your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the gaps behind the brickwork.

In instances where damp proofing cream isn't an appropriate solution, or where the damp course membrane is severely damaged, installing a complete new damp proof course could be neccessary. Though this is of course a pretty drastic course of action, it could be the best way to remedy your damp problems successfully.

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Yet another solution for less severe areas of damage could include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. As this will be applied beneath any existing floor coverings, carpets, wood flooring and tiles must be lifted and removed before this operation can commence. In cellars this is a particularly efficacious treatment, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" procedure that's used to make spaces watertight. Your Milngavie damp proof specialist might suggest the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, further protection in those trouble spots.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a cellar or part below ground space, is the process of covering any exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. Any wall coverings and plaster must be taken off and the appropriate surfaces properly prepared before any work begins, because this watertight coating has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. When this paint has been put on, it should be permitted to dry out thoroughly before replastering the wall surfaces and decorating on top of it. This is a really disruptive job because it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, and it's preferable to obtain more than one specialist's opinion about whether this is the only resolution to your rising damp.


To help ease condensation issues, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are really effective. Because dehumidifiers basically hide the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are downsides to this option. To obtain the best advice if you are suffering from damp in any part of your house, you can get in touch with a competent damp proofing company in Milngavie.


As with any home improvement project, the best recommendations for a local professional come from family and friends. Always obtain at least 2 or 3 different estimates from various companies, and if in any doubt you can ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, before signing up for any damp proofing services.

Watch out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) qualifications, or local companies who are members of the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association.

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the required experience to carry out a first class damp proof service, if they are members of the PCA or DPA. Furthermore, it offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work completed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Milngavie and also in: Croftamie, Dumbarton, Bearsden, Strathblane, Duntocher, Bishopton, Hardgate, Paisley, Anniesland, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow, Bishopbriggs, Campsie Glen, Killearn, Renfrew, Torrance, Clydebank, Bowling, together with these postcodes G62 6DB, G62 7AY, G62 6DG, G62 6PH, G61 3SD, G62 6LR, G62 7EA, G62 6AH, G62 6RA, G62 6BH. Locally based Milngavie damp proofing specialist will probably have the postcode G62 and the phone code Dialling code 0141. Verifying this will make certain that you access local providers of damp proofing. Milngavie homeowners will be able to utilise these and many other related services.

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Around Scotland you'll likewise find: Tain damp proofing specialists, Stonehaven damp proofing companies, Slamannan damp proofers, Galston damp proofers, Gourdon damp proofing, Lockerbie damp proofers, Pencaitland damp proofers, Portlethen damp proofers, Birkhill damp proofing, Dreghorn damp proof specialists, Carstairs damp proof specialists, Bonnyrigg damp proofing specialists, Springside damp proofing specialists, Johnstone damp proof specialists, Newburgh damp proofers, Fallin damp proof specialists, Carluke damp proof specialists, Coupar Angus damp proofing specialists, Longniddry damp proofers, North Berwick damp proofing companies, Kirkcudbright damp proofing companies, Inchture damp proofing companies, Newtonhill damp proofing companies, Bridge of Earn damp proofing, Edzell damp proofing, East Whitburn damp proof specialists, Letham damp proofers, Broughty Ferry damp proofing, Carronshore damp proofing, Avoch damp proofing companies.

All throughout Scotland you should be able to find damp proofers who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find a suitable damp proof expert in Milngavie itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.

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Current Scotland damp proofing job posts: Mr and Mrs Dixon recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up condensation and mould problems in a living room in a terraced house in Fraserburgh. Hayley Core recently enquired about getting a price for eliminating damp and condensation issues in Kingskettle. Marwa Howes recently requested a quote for damp proofing a bedroom in a terraced house in Buckhaven. Mr and Mrs Byrne recently requested a quote for damp proofing a basement in a detached house in Wemyss Bay, Scotland. Kye Dunn and Lucie Dunn recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing an extension in a bungalow in Alyth, Scotland. Olivier Ahmed in Forth, Scotland asked "is there somebody who does damp proofing near me?". Lillie Darcy from Lenzie, Scotland was on the lookout for a specialist to damp proof a kitchen wall. Laura Radford and Kodi Radford recently asked for a price quote for resolving condensation and damp problems in Crossgates, Scotland. All these Scotland householders searched for "damp proofing Scotland" and discovered this webpage on Bing, Yahoo or Google.

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There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Milngavie damp proofing specialist including damp proof tanking, cheap damp proofing Milngavie, rendering repairs, damp control, penetrating damp treatments, basement damp proofing Milngavie, rising damp advice Milngavie, damp proofing surveys, external damp proofing Milngavie, woodworm eradication, damp proof injection, mould treatment, structural waterproofing, flood defence, damp proofing a garage, damp proofing in lofts, timber surveys, timber treatment, solving condensation problems in Milngavie, residential damp proofing Milngavie, floor damp proofing Milngavie, damp proof coursing, damp proof sealing in Milngavie, chemical DPC injection, damp treatments, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proofing rates, solving mould problems in Milngavie, vapour barriers, rising damp prevention, dry rot treatments, damp proofing brickwork, damp proof membrane installation Milngavie, damp proofing floors, property surveys, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are carried out by those doing damp proofing. Milngavie companies will tell you about their entire range of services.


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Also find: Renfrew damp proofers, Anniesland damp proofers, Strathblane damp proofers, Bowling damp proofers, Campsie Glen damp proofers, Glasgow damp proofers, Old Kilpatrick damp proofers, Paisley damp proofers, Killearn damp proofers, Torrance damp proofers, Bishopbriggs damp proofers, Bishopton damp proofers, Clydebank damp proofers, Hardgate damp proofers, Bearsden damp proofers, Dumbarton damp proofers, Duntocher damp proofers, Croftamie damp proofing services and more. All these towns and villages are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Milngavie home and business owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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