Damp Proofing Newtownards

Newtownards Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Newtownards Northern Ireland (BT22): It isn't just the fact that damp problems look terrible, they can also induce chronic health issues and lead to serious structural damage. If not remedied quickly, the more serious problems can cost you thousands to repair, and might be hidden away beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. If you believe that you might have such issues you should get hold of an established Newtownards damp proofing specialist to check out your property, and recommend the most effective damp proofing treatment for your home or business premises.

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Basically, in terms of damp within the home there are 3 significant problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following paragraphs describe what causes such damp issues in Newtownards, and the different methods of avoiding and resolving them.


Problems like damaged guttering, cavity wall issues, cracked or loose roof tiles and unsound brickwork are all external causes of penetrating damp in your home. Inside your Newtownards property, penetrating damp can result from overflowing sinks or baths, leaking or burst pipes and cracked shower trays. If water continues to seep into the walls and woodwork, the obvious signs over time are going to be peeling paintwork, broken or blistered plaster and dark damp patches on walls.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaking roof which is neglected over a long period of time. Wet rot can't spread into the brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsound, necessitating a new roof. If black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you may have an issue with wet rot.

You shouldn't fret however, since to prevent these problems from happening, a few simple steps such as inspecting pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork should aleviate such issues. A knowledgeable Newtownards damp proof service provider will check all of these areas to help prevent any future problems, as an element of fixing your issues with damp.


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Condensation is very easy to identify and is a common form of damp in many properties in Newtownards. Minute droplets of water appear on cool surfaces when warm, moist air makes contact with them. Poor ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, for instance in kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, is the most frequent reason for condensation.

Simple solutions to stop condensation include wiping away any droplets whenever they form and ensuring that you have adequate ventilation in the major problem areas. The necessary steps may involve the installation or upgrading of extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, with the intention of redirecting moist air outside of your home in Newtownards.

The most effective way to identify the main things that play a role in the problem, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey done by a professional Newtownards damp proofing specialist. Sometimes moist air can be sucked in from the outside, simply making matters worse. To successfully minimise condensation, airflow must be properly regulated. A competent Newtownards damp proofing company will be able to offer solutions and advice in this regard.

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Homes built since 1875 in the UK have been required to have a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. If your home was constructed before this time it's possible you may not have this installed. It is a possibility that your damp proof course or membrane could have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a home built after this year.

Rising damp can be rather difficult to identify, but some things to keep an eye out for are; a white powdery deposit being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and tide marks on walls. If you see or think you might have any of these, it's possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.

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Resolving rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your outside walls to see if you can spot a DPM. For satisfactory protection it needs to be 150 millimetres (around 6 inches) above ground level. If this isn't the case you might be able to dig the ground away to create this space, or if this is not plausible, you can install a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up.

If this isn't the problem and your DPM (damp proof membrane) is in fact correct, there may be more serious issues to deal with caused by the dampness rising up from the ground, through your floor, and into the walls of your property.

Using a range of procedures, damp proofing specialists in Newtownards can quickly identify and solve rising damp issues. If you have a somewhat older home with no damp proof course or one that is damaged over an extensive area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your wall. This entails drilling holes at intervals into your wall's mortar joint and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the gaps behind the brickwork.

In situations where damp proofing cream isn't a suitable solution, or where your DPM is too extensively damaged, putting in a brand new damp proof course could be neccessary. Although this is obviously a pretty drastic approach, it may be the only method to remedy your rising damp successfully.

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Another possible remedy for less severe areas of damp course damage might include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. This will be applied underneath your current floor coverings, so carpets, laminate flooring and tiles will need to be lifted before any work can be done. This is especially efficacious in cellar areas as a part of the tanking procedure to create a room that's watertight. Your Newtownards damp proofing expert might recommend the application of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, further protection in these trouble spots.

Tanking: Tanking an area, like a cellar or basement, is the process of covering any exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. This has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, so any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the relevant surfaces prepared correctly before the commencement of any work. When this coating has been put on, it should be permitted to dry thoroughly before replastering any wall surfaces and decorating on top of it. This is a highly disruptive process because it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, and it is wise to get more than one expert opinion about whether this really is the only solution to your rising damp.


To help with problems with condensation, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are very efficient. The fact that these gadgets primarily cover up the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the main downside with the use of dehumidifiers. To get the best advice if you're experiencing dampness in any area of your property, you can get in touch with a professional damp proofing specialist in Newtownards.


The most trustworthy recommendations for specialists with regards to home improvement projects are usually family and friends. Always get at least three different estimates from a variety of companies, and if you've got any doubts you can ask to look at professional memberships and accreditations, before signing up to any damp proof services.

Look for qualifications and membership from bodies such as the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) qualifications.

You can be certain that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the required experience to perform a first class damp proofing service, if they are members of the DPA or PCA. In addition, it offers a guarantee over any remedial work supplied by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Newtownards and also nearby in: Ballywater, Conlig, Dundonald, Greyabbey, Helens Bay, Ballygowan, Donaghee, Crawfordsburn, Bangor, Belfast, Millisle, Comber, Carrowdore, Castlereagh, Scrabo Tower, Holywood, Groomsport, as well as in these postcodes BT23 4JY, BT23 4ES, BT23 4LF, BT23 4GR, BT23 4HU, BT23 4EB, BT23 4FZ, BT23 4DW, BT23 4HQ, BT23 4HE. Local Newtownards damp proofing specialist will likely have the postcode BT22 and the phone code 02891. Checking this out can confirm you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Newtownards property owners will be able to utilise these and many other comparable services.

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Newtownards damp proofing specialist including treatments for rising damp, leak detection, cavity wall construction, dampcourse installations in Newtownards, wood rot treatments Newtownards, plaster replacement, home damp proofing, damp proofing brickwork, chemical DPC injection in Newtownards, pressure grouting Newtownards, damp proof sealing Newtownards, industrial damp proofing, cheap damp proofing, cellar damp proofing, timber treatments, property surveys, structural waterproofing in Newtownards, invasive weed control, dry rot treatment in Newtownards, wet rot treatments, solving condensation problems, mould treatments Newtownards, damp proofing in conservatories in Newtownards, injection damp proofing Newtownards, damp surveys Newtownards, solving mould problems Newtownards, damp proofing a cellar, damp proofing floors, damp proof tanking, vapour barrier installations, damp proof membrane installation Newtownards, damp proofing old stone walls, damp control, black mould treatment Newtownards, and more. These are just a small portion of the duties that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Newtownards specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Whenever you are searching for a good damp proofing contractor you could try asking friends, family or neighbours for a recommendation, particularly if any of them have had damp proofing work carried out recently. It's widely accepted by over eighty percent of householders in Newtownards, that a word of mouth recommendation is better than any other type of endorsement. Even when a particular damp proofing specialist has been recommended by someone, you should still get a minimum of three different quotes from various tradesmen locally, to provide you with an idea of prices.


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Also find: Donaghee damp proofing, Holywood damp proofing, Belfast damp proofing, Conlig damp proofing, Dundonald damp proofing, Greyabbey damp proofing, Helens Bay damp proofing, Carrowdore damp proofing, Ballygowan damp proofing, Scrabo Tower damp proofing, Bangor damp proofing, Castlereagh damp proofing, Millisle damp proofing, Crawfordsburn damp proofing, Groomsport damp proofing, Ballywater damp proofing, Comber damp proofing services and more. The majority of these locations are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Newtownards home and business owners can get price quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Newtownards: Property owners living in the following roads and streets have recently inquired about damp proofing - Craigantlet Road, Belfast Road, Meadow Close, Ten Acre Estate, Hardford Link, Ingledene Park, Valetta Park, William Street Mews, Brooklands Drive, Glenford Road, Beechlea, Halifax Walk, Lansdowne Crescent, Rockland Crescent, William Street Court, Bangor Road, Ballyreagh Road, Newtown Heights, Manor Park, Rochester Heights, Cairndore Grange, Hawthorn Close, Robert Street, William Street, Orchard Place, Court Street, Ardmillan Crescent, Korona Park, Rugby Gardens, Tullynagardy Avenue, as well as the following local Newtownards postcodes: BT23 4JY, BT23 4ES, BT23 4LF, BT23 4GR, BT23 4HU, BT23 4EB, BT23 4FZ, BT23 4DW, BT23 4HQ, BT23 4HE. Work was accomplished in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Newtownards residents received professional and dependable damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing Newtownards information was last updated on 05-01-22)