Damp Proofing Morpeth

Morpeth Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Morpeth Northumberland (NE61): It isn't simply the fact that damp problems look unattractive, they can also induce chronic health problems and lead to dangerous structural damages. More significant problems can also be concealed under patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you thousands to repair if not resolved speedily. It's generally cheaper in the longer term to call in a professional Morpeth damp proofing specialist to inspect your home, and provide an extensive damp proofing remedy for your property.

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Essentially, when considering damp in the home there are three main problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next paragraphs describe the causes of such damp problems in Morpeth, and the various techniques for preventing and resolving them.


Issues like cavity wall problems, cracked or loose roof tiles, cracks in brickwork and damaged gutters or downspouts are all external factors that can lead to penetrating damp. From within, it can be triggered by cracked shower trays, overflowing sinks or baths and leaking or burst pipework. Noticeable signs such as peeling or bubbling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and damp, dark patches on walls, all point to the fact that these problems have been left uncontrolled.

Wet rot can occur in your roof timbers if you have a leaky roof that is left untreated over a period of time. If worse comes to worse, you might even need to rebuild the whole roof, since wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become dangerous and structurally unsound. A distinctive musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and signs of black fungus growth, could all indicate the existence of wet rot. It is essential to address any signs of wet rot promptly to prevent further harm and the potential need for expensive roof replacement.

The measures for prevention can be quite basic, for example repointing unsound brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof & rain gutters for leaks and examining water pipes for leaks. If you use the services of a reliable Morpeth damp proofing company, they'll check all these factors as part of your all round damp proofing arrangement.


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Condensation is very easy to identify and is one of the most common forms of damp in many properties in Morpeth. When colder surfaces make contact with warm, humid air, minute droplets of water form on those surfaces. Where high humidity is present, as in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, condensation is often caused by poor ventilation.

Easy strategies to prevent condensation involve wiping away any droplets of water as soon as they form and making certain there's adequate ventilation in the problem areas. To help redirect the humid and moist air from your dwelling, you might need to fit or upgrade extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks.

A detailed damp proofing survey by a credible Morpeth specialist could also find things which bring about the problem by sucking in damp air from the outside. The most effective way to successfully control condensation is to correctly regulate airflow , and your local Morpeth damp proofing specialist will offer advice and guidance on how this can best be accomplished.

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Homes constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have been required to have a damp proof course to be installed as standard. You might not have a damp course on your house in Morpeth if it was constructed prior to this period. If you're suffering with rising damp in a property constructed after this time it may be that your damp proof course has been somehow or other.

It can be tricky to distinguish rising damp, however some giveaway indications are; crumbling or rotten skirting boards, "tide marks" on walls and a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces. Although the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp problems.

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The initial step towards fixing your rising damp problems should simply be to check whether or not you've actually got a DPM on the outside walls of your home in Morpeth. For adequate protection it needs to be 150mm (approximately 6 inches) above ground level. If this is not the situation you may be able to dig the ground away to create this space, or if this is not possible, you can install a damp course higher up.

If your damp proof course is correct and the gap from the ground is not the explanation for the problem, dampness may be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a much more challenging issue.

Damp proofing technicians in Morpeth will quickly identify and eliminate rising damp problems using a range of methods. A damp proofing cream can be carefully injected into your walls if you have an older home with no damp proof membrane, or it is damaged over a significant area. Holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar joint, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective water-repelling barrier.

If the damp proof cream treatment isn't sufficient, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a new damp proof course may need to be put in. Though this is of course a pretty drastic approach, it might be the only method to resolve your damp problems effectively.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another potential option for less severe areas of membrane damage. This will be applied under your current floor coverings, so carpeting, wooden flooring and tiles will need to be lifted before any work is done. In basements this is an especially effective solution, and will form part of the tanking process that is used to create watertight spaces. Your Morpeth damp proofing expert might suggest laying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, further protection in these troublesome areas.

Tanking: In areas of a property which are below ground, for instance cellars, "tanking" is a process where surfaces that are exposed are painted with a waterproof coating. This should be applied at the base level of walls and floors, so all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the appropriate surfaces prepared properly before any work begins. You can replaster and decorate over the top, as soon as the paint has completely dried. Because it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is a very disruptive job. Therefore, it is wise to contact at least 2 or 3 damp proofing specialists to make certain that this really is the only possible solution.


To help with condensation issues, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are really efficacious. The fact that these products merely mask the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the downside with dehumidifier use. To get the most reliable advice if you are suffering with dampness in any area of your house, you should call on a professional damp proofing specialist in Morpeth.


Friends and neighbours should invariably be your first choice when you are looking for recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Always get at least two or three different quotations from a variety of companies, and if you've got any doubts you can ask to look at professional membership certificates and accreditations, before hiring any damp proofing services.

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

If your chosen Morpeth damp proofing providers are members of the DPA or PCA they will be well qualified and have acquired the required experience to provide a high quality service for all your damp proofing needs. Any damp proofing work undertaken by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be done in Morpeth and also in nearby places like: Ulgham, Pegswood, Tranwell, Whalton, Guide Post, Longhirst, Loansdean, Stobhill, Mitford, Northgate, Clifton, Choppington, Hepscott, Shadfen, High Church, and in these postcodes NE61 1DJ, NE61 1HQ, NE61 1UL, NE61 1LU, NE61 1PW, NE61 1DX, NE61 1JT, NE61 1JS, NE61 1QY, and NE61 1WX. Local Morpeth damp proofers will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01670 and the postcode NE61. Checking this out can ensure that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Morpeth householders will be able to utilise these and countless other damp proofing services. Just click the "Quote" banner to to make enquiries and obtain quotations for damp proofing.

Morpeth Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Morpeth damp proofing specialist including structural waterproofing, damp proof coursing, solving condensation problems, rendering repairs, replacement of defective flashingsDPC Morpeth, wall tie replacement, woodworm treatments in Morpeth, cementitious tanking in Morpeth, missing DPC installation, japanese knotweed control, basement damp proofing Morpeth, garage damp proofing Morpeth, timber preservation, commercial tanking in Morpeth, resolving mould problems Morpeth, property surveys, damp proof injection cream treatments, floor damp proofing, retaining wall damp proofing Morpeth, damp proofing price quotes, pressure grouting, dry rot treatment Morpeth, solutions for condensation, faulty DPC replacement, property preservation, brickwork damp proofing Morpeth, efflorescence solutions, concrete repair, damp proof paint applications, cavity wall construction, damp proofing brickwork, cellar tanking Morpeth, concrete damp proofing Morpeth, damp proofing floors, invasive weed control in Morpeth, and more. Listed are just a small portion of the tasks that are undertaken by those doing damp proofing. Morpeth contractors will inform you of their entire range of damp proofing services.


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Also find: Choppington damp proofing, Stobhill damp proofing, Whalton damp proofing, Ulgham damp proofing, High Church damp proofing, Clifton damp proofing, Hepscott damp proofing, Longhirst damp proofing, Pegswood damp proofing, Shadfen damp proofing, Mitford damp proofing, Guide Post damp proofing, Loansdean damp proofing, Northgate damp proofing, Tranwell damp proofing and more. These and other towns and settlements are covered by damp proofing companies and associated tradesmen and women. As well as understanding the region's weather-related challenges, these local specialists offer tailored solutions to safeguard your home's safety and longevity. It is critical to promptly and effectively address problems with damp, as they can cause health concerns and structural damage. By clicking here, damp proofing quotes are readily available to local property owners.

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(This damp proofing Morpeth article was last updated on 04-03-2024)

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