Damp Proofing Newton Mearns

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Damp Proofing Newton Mearns Scotland (G77): Having problems with damp in your house in Newton Mearns can contribute to serious structural and health issues, as well as being unattractive in appearance. Horrible damp patches and peeling wallpaper can hide much more serious problems which, if not cured immediately, could lead to expensive repair bills. If you've got an issue such as this there's very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to call on an established Newton Mearns damp proofing specialist to carry out a thorough inspection and come up with practical solutions.

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Basically, when considering damp in the home there are 3 major problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next article describes the causes of such damp problems in Newton Mearns, and the different ways of preventing and solving them.


Penetrating damp in your home can be attributable to a whole host of external factors for example: cavity wall problems, defective guttering, broken roof tiles and unsound brickwork. Inside your Newton Mearns property, it can be the result of burst or leaky pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing sinks or baths. If water continues to soak into the woodwork and walls, the noticeable signs in time are going to be flaking paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and blistered or broken plaster.

If you have a leaking roof and it's been neglected for some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Whilst it cannot spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally compromised, and in the worst case you could even need a new roof - very expensive! If a black fungus appears on your woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you may have a case of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for example repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and inspecting pipes for leaks. A certified damp proofer in Newton Mearns will check all of these areas to help avoid any future complications, as an element of fixing your dampness issues.


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Super easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Newton Mearns properties, condensation is incredibly common. When humid, warm air makes contact with cool surfaces (such as windows), tiny droplets of water swiftly form. In places where high humidity is present, such as: boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, condensation arises because of poor ventilation.

Wiping up any water droplets that appear, and making sure you have adequate ventilation in the affected areas, are amongst the most basic solutions to such problems. Redirecting moist air outside of your home in Newton Mearns, by updating or installing air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, will help you to solve this issue.

A damp proof survey from a credible Newton Mearns company might also find circumstances which exacerbate the situation by sucking in damp air from the outside. Airflow must be regulated properly to adequately minimise condensation problems, and a knowledgeable damp proofing technician will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this matter.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard in all homes built in the UK. If your property or home was constructed before this period it's conceivable you may not have one installed. It is a possibility that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane may have been damaged in some way if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a home built after this date.

Although hard to identify, a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, tide marks on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. Although the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they are all clear indications of rising damp.

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Dealing with rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your property's outside walls to see if you can spot a DPM. In order to get an adequate degree of protection the DPM should be above ground level by no less than 150mm. You can dig the surrounding soil away to create this gap if it's currently not enough, or you could install a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) if the former isn't possible.

If this isn't the cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane is in order, there could be more problematic issues to resolve caused by the dampness rising up from the ground beneath, through your flooring, and into the walls of your property.

Using a number of methods, damp proofing specialists in Newton Mearns can quickly detect and eliminate your rising damp problems. If you have an older property with no damp proof membrane or one that is damaged over a substantial area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your outside walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the mortar course, and before the cream sets it turns to liquid and soaks into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proof cream treatment isn't sufficient, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course might need to be installed. While this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve rising damp, it may be the only solution in the end.

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For smaller areas of damage, another possible remedy would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. As this is applied beneath your current floor coverings, carpets, wood flooring and tiles must be lifted and removed before this operation can begin. Also used as an integral part of the "tanking" procedure to make a space watertight, this is an especially efficacious treatment in basement areas. Your Newton Mearns damp proof technician may suggest the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely, additional protection in those problem areas.

Tanking: Tanking an area, like a basement or cellar, is a process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. All wall coverings and plaster must be taken off and the pertinent surfaces prepared correctly before any work begins, since this coating must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. As soon as this coating has been put on, it must be allowed to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating over it. This is an incredibly disruptive job as it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, and it's preferable to get more than one expert's opinion on whether this is the only solution to your rising damp problems.


Condensation issues can certainly be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers only mask the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are downsides to this option. To get the best advice if you're experiencing mould or damp in any part of your property, you can contact a professional damp proofing specialist in Newton Mearns.


Family and friends should invariably be your first port of call when you are trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Always acquire at least two or three different estimates from a variety of companies, and if you have any doubts you should ask to see professional membership certificates and accreditations, before hiring any damp proof services.

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

If your chosen Newton Mearns damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the DPA or PCA you can be sure they will be properly qualified and have acquired the appropriate practical experience to provide you with a top notch service for all your damp proofing project. Any work supplied by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be done in Newton Mearns and also nearby in: Uplawnmoor, Thornliebank, East Kilbride, Waterfoot, Elderslie, Thorntonhall, Johnstone, Lugton, Kelvin, Eaglesham, Giffnock, Strathaven, Fenwick, Barrhead, Neilston, Kilmarnock, Howwood, as well as in these postcodes G77 5BJ, G77 5JA, G77 5EG, G77 5GP, G77 5JF, G77 5LY, G77 5FD, G77 5EJ, G46 6SY, G77 5NA. Locally based Newton Mearns damp proof specialists will most likely have the dialling code Dialling code 0141 and the postcode G77. Verifying this should ensure that you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Newton Mearns homeowners are able to utilise these and various other damp proofing services.

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Current Scotland damp proofing requests: Milly Haynes recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in East Linton, Scotland. Gus Fellows and Olivia Fellows recently asked for a quotation for damp proofing an extension in Head of Muir. Ronan Dandy and Roisin Dandy recently requested an estimate for clearing up damp problems in Cardrona. Ray Gilmour recently requested a quotation for resolving damp problems in a detached house in Bridge of Earn, Scotland. Krish and Orla Biddle recently enquired about getting a price for resolving damp and condensation problems in a kitchen in Alford, Scotland. Valentino and Lilith Sheppard recently enquired about getting a price for eliminating condensation and damp problems in a bedroom in a cottage in Skelmorlie, Scotland. Rocco and Evie-May Deacon recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up damp problems in a cottage in East Calder. Zavier Thompson and Chaya Thompson recently enquired about getting a price for fixing damp problems in Aberfeldy. All of these local people did a search for "damp proofing Scotland" and discovered this page on Bing, Yahoo or Google.

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Throughout Scotland you should be able to find damp proofing specialists who'll offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you're unable to find the right damp proofing specialist in Newton Mearns itself then you should be able to find one nearby.

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There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Newton Mearns damp proofing specialist including damp proof injection, structural waterproofing in Newton Mearns, damp proofing brickwork Newton Mearns, mould treatment, black mould prevention in Newton Mearns, wet rot treatment, rising damp prevention, damp proof coursing in Newton Mearns, damp proofing internal walls Newton Mearns, residential damp proofing in Newton Mearns, damp proofing assessments, damp proof paint application, damp proofing floors Newton Mearns, damp proofing services Newton Mearns, home damp proofing, rising damp solutions in Newton Mearns, efflorescence solutions in Newton Mearns, damp control Newton Mearns, damp proofing solutions in kitchens, property preservation, cellar tanking, timber preservation, invasive weed control, landlord damp proofing services, rendering repairs in Newton Mearns, cheap damp proofing, damp proofing concrete floors, timber treatment, damp proofing quotations in Newton Mearns, damp proof membranes, treatments for penetrating damp in Newton Mearns, leak detection in Newton Mearns, plaster replacement, woodworm treatment, cavity wall construction, and more. Listed are just a handful of the tasks that are conducted by those doing damp proofing. Newton Mearns professionals will let you know about their whole range of damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

When trying to find a professional contractor for your project or undertaking, it's invariably really useful to ask for recommendations from friends and family members. As well as filtering out second-rate contractors and companies that have a lousy performance record, word of mouth referrals are often the most effective way to single out someone who's ideal for your requirements.

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Asking a friend or relative for their advice also means you can get some insights into the reliability and time keeping of the contractor, and if anything went awry, how speedily were errors rectified and how the contractor responded. You can also get a notion of how precise was the initial quotation when compared with the final price charged. which is usually difficult to get from the contractors themselves unless they've got a guaranteed price promise.

Finally, in relation to advice, your family and friends are folks that you know and can depend on to be honest. You may notice that they will be unwilling to discuss them, if they've had a poor experience in dealing with a certain contractor or company. And, rather than 'slagging off' a substandard contractor, a lot of people might even offer a different company, because generally most people will be more than willing to recommend a good quality contractor and less likely to discuss a mediocre one.


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Also find: Lugton damp proofing, Elderslie damp proofing, Waterfoot damp proofing, Barrhead damp proofing, Kelvin damp proofing, Eaglesham damp proofing, Strathaven damp proofing, Neilston damp proofing, Howwood damp proofing, Fenwick damp proofing, Kilmarnock damp proofing, Uplawnmoor damp proofing, Thorntonhall damp proofing, Giffnock damp proofing, East Kilbride damp proofing, Thornliebank damp proofing, Johnstone damp proofing services and more. The majority of these villages and towns are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Newton Mearns residents can get price quotes by clicking here.

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(This damp proofing Newton Mearns article was updated on 19-05-2022)