Damp Proofing Nairn

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Damp Proofing Nairn Scotland (IV12): Having damp problems in your property in Nairn can contribute to severe health and structural problems, as well as being unsightly in appearance. More serious issues can also be hidden by peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and can cost you 1000's of pounds to fix if not resolved swiftly. If you have a problem like this there is very little that you can do yourself, and the best course of action is to contact an established Nairn damp proofing specialist to undertake a survey and suggest solutions.

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In Nairn dwellings there are 3 main problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find details of what could be causing damp issues in your home or business in Nairn, and how you might proceed with rectifying them.


Penetrating damp in buildings can be caused by numerous external factors for example: loose or broken roof tiles, defective guttering, cracks in brickwork and cavity wall issues. Inside your Nairn property, it can be the result of cracked shower trays, burst or leaking pipes and overflowing bathtubs or basins. If left uncontrolled, dark damp patches on walls, flaking paintwork and broken or blistered plaster, will be the visible upshot of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaky roof which is left untreated over a period of time. Wet rot doesn't spread into the brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case the timbers of your roof become structurally dangerous, necessitating a new roof. A distinctive musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and indications of black fungus, could all herald the presence of wet rot.

Preventative measures can be basic, such as cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks, repointing brickwork and inspecting pipework for leaks. A competent damp proofer in Nairn will check these areas in order to help avoid any further complications, as an element of fixing your issues with damp.


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A common form of damp within many properties in Nairn, condensation is extremely easy to identify. Droplets of water form on cooler surfaces when warm, humid air makes contact with them. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, it forms because of poor ventilation.

Wiping away any water droplets that form, and making certain there's sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, are among the simplest solutions to such problems. This may require the installation or upgrading of extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks to help remove the humid air to the outside of the building.

An in-depth damp proofing survey by an established Nairn company may also find things which give rise to the issue by sucking in moist air from the outside. The best way to adequately control condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Nairn damp proofing specialist will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can best be achieved.

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A damp proof course has been compulsory on houses built in Great Britain since 1875. You may not have a damp proof course on your home in Nairn if it was constructed earlier than this. If your house was built after this year, but you're still suffering with rising damp, it may be that your damp proof course or membrane has been damaged.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp in your home, tide marks on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are fair signs that you might be right. Whilst the existence of these is not conclusive, they're all indications of rising damp.

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Simply checking your property's outside walls to find out if you've got a damp proof course can be one step towards fixing your problems with rising damp. For satisfactory protection it must be 150mm above the level of the ground. If this is not the situation you might be able to dig away the ground to generate this gap, or if this isn't plausible, you can install a higher DPM.

You could have more serious issues if you discover that your DPM (damp proof membrane) is OK, and it could be that the damp is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which can be an even more troubling predicament.

Using a number of different techniques, damp proofing technicians in Nairn will quickly detect and solve rising damp issues. If you've got a somewhat older house with no damp proof course or one that's damaged over an extensive area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your external walls. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream can cure it diffuses into the adjoining brickwork forming a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damage to your membrane is too drastic, or if damp proofing injection cream is not a satisfactory treatment, you may have to install a brand new damp proof course. Whilst this sort of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve rising damp problems, it may be the only effective solution when all is said and done.

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Yet another option for smaller areas of damp course damage might include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Carpets, tiles or laminate flooring will need to be lifted before any work is done, because it's applied underneath your current floor coverings. This is especially effective in cellars as part of the "tanking" procedure to create a watertight room. For additional protection in such trouble spots, your Nairn damp proofing expert may advise the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a basement or below ground area is referred to as "tanking". All plaster and wall coverings must be taken off and the appropriate surfaces correctly prepared before the commencement of any work, as this coating must be applied at the base level of walls and floors. Once this coating has been applied, it must be allowed to dry completely before replastering any walls and decorating on top of it. Since it needs to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, this is a highly disruptive process. Therefore, it is advisable to call in at least two or three damp proofing companies to ensure that this really is the only resolution.


Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for issues with condensation they can be of help. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers just alleviate the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are issues with this option. A certified damp proofing company in Nairn will be happy to give you advice on possible solutions if you're suffering from damp or mould in any area of your property.


Friends and neighbours should always be the first choice when you are trying to get recommendations for local specialists. If possible you should always see if you can acquire at least 3 or 4 different estimates from a range of companies, and before signing up for any specific damp proofing services, you should ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, as a verification of their trustworthiness.

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

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has acquired the appropriate working experience to provide you with a top notch damp proofing service, if they've got membership of the DPA or PCA. Such memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any remedial work undertaken.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Nairn and also in: Culloden, Gollanfield, Househill, Findhorn, Kinloss, Forres, Westhill, Smithton, Blairmore, Auldearn, Burghead, Piperhill, Dalcross, Kingsteps, Balloch, Grantown-on-Spey, Blackcastle, together with these postcodes IV12 4PX, IV12 4HN, IV12 4EU, IV12 4QJ, IV12 4TG, IV12 4SD, IV12 4EJ, IV12 4RW, IV12 4SE, IV12 4JD. Local Nairn damp proofing specialist will likely have the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01667 and the postcode IV12. Verifying this should guarantee that you access local providers of damp proofing. Nairn householders can benefit from these and various other damp proofing services.

Nairn Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks Nairn

There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Nairn damp proof specialist including solving condensation problems Nairn, damp proofing quotations, damp proof membrane installation, property surveys Nairn, treatments for rising damp, wood rot treatment Nairn, injection damp proofing, condensation treatment, landlord damp proofing services in Nairn, wet rot control, plaster replacement Nairn, pressure grouting Nairn, damp proof sealing, chemical DPC injection in Nairn, vapour barrier installations in Nairn, damp proof paint application, damp proofing a basement, concrete repair, condensation control Nairn, cheap damp proofing in Nairn, wall tie replacement, damp proof tanking in Nairn, dampproofing surveys, damp proofing assessments, damp treatments, commercial damp proofing, damp proofing cream applications Nairn, damp proofing brickwork, japanese knotweed control Nairn, damp proofing a garage, efflorescence treatments Nairn, cavity wall construction, solutions for black mould, structural waterproofing, solving mould problems in Nairn, and more. These are just a selection of the tasks that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Nairn professionals will tell you about their whole range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It is invariably a great help to ask whether family and friends have any recommendations when trying to find a professional contractor for your project or undertaking in Nairn. Person to person references are usually the most effective way identify someone who's suitable for your needs, and equally can single out an inferior contractor or a company that has a dismal reputation.

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Asking an acquaintance or family member for their advice also means you get first hand experience of the reliability and timekeeping of the contractor, and if anything went wrong, how quick were faults rectified and what the contractor's attitude was like. They should also be able to tell you if the contractor offered a guaranteed price promise for their work, and if they didn't, how close the final price was when compared with the initial estimate.

Your family and friends are folks that you know, and ultimately in relation to advice, they are the people you can trust. If you find that they're reluctant to discuss a particular contractor or company it's probably because they have had an unsatisfactory experience. It is quite often the case that some people will be perfectly happy to talk about a decent contractor, but less inclined to mention a lousy one, and rather than 'slag off' a a far from perfect business they've had dealings with previously, they might even suggest an alternative company instead.


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Also find: Forres damp proofing, Kingsteps damp proofing, Smithton damp proofing, Westhill damp proofing, Blackcastle damp proofing, Findhorn damp proofing, Dalcross damp proofing, Blairmore damp proofing, Grantown-on-Spey damp proofing, Gollanfield damp proofing, Balloch damp proofing, Burghead damp proofing, Piperhill damp proofing, Kinloss damp proofing, Auldearn damp proofing, Househill damp proofing, Culloden damp proofing services and more. The majority of these towns and villages are served by companies who do damp proofing. Nairn residents can get estimates by going here.

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More Nairn Tradesmen: Naturally, when you happen to be doing home renovations in Nairn, Scotland, you'll probably be in need of all sorts of different tradespeople and aside from a damp proofer in Nairn, Scotland, you could also need plasterers in Nairn, a flooring specialist in Nairn, a bricklayer in Nairn, a painter & decorator in Nairn, a carpenter in Nairn, SKIP HIRE in Nairn, scaffolding in Nairn, waste clearance in Nairn, a handyman in Nairn, stone & brick cleaning in Nairn, loft conversion in Nairn, screeding in Nairn, rendering in Nairn, a builder in Nairn, electricians in Nairn, a heating engineer in Nairn, cellar conversion in Nairn, repointing in Nairn, tilers in Nairn, and other different Nairn specialists.

Damp Proofing Around Nairn: Some Nairn roads where damp proofing work has recently been undertaken - Newlands Of Broomhill, Lime Grove, Auchnacloich, Lyne Of Urchany, Ardclach, Seabank Road, Smiths Lane, Blair Road, Sutors Way, Easter Hardmuir, Hillswick, Achnatone, Moyness House, Lodgehill Park, Wester Tomloan, Forres Road, Ashfield Court, Thurlow Road, Royal Walk, Wilson Street, Macrae Avenue, Tamlins, Wyvis Drive, Meikle Geddes, Links Place, Boath Terrace, Drumdelnies, Oldpots, Assynt Gardens, Wellington Road, as well as these local Nairn postcodes: IV12 4PX, IV12 4HN, IV12 4EU, IV12 4QJ, IV12 4TG, IV12 4SD, IV12 4EJ, IV12 4RW, IV12 4SE, IV12 4JD. Work was achieved in these places by experts in damp proofing. Nairn business and home owners benefited from competent and high quality damp proofing services on each occasion.

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(This damp proofing Nairn information was checked and updated on 21-09-2022)