Damp Proofing Nuneaton

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Damp Proofing Nuneaton Warwickshire (CV10): It's not simply the fact that problems with damp look unsightly, they can also cause health problems and result in severe structural damages. Underneath those ugly damp patches, areas of peeling wallpaper and clumps of flaking paintwork, far more serious problems might be hiding, and if they are not resolved quickly, could be extremely costly to repair. To get the most suitable damp proofing remedy for your home, you should get hold of an established Nuneaton damp proofing specialist to check out your property for problems.

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In Nuneaton buildings, there are essentially 3 primary problem areas where damp can affect your house:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These three key kinds of damp are explained in greater detail in this article, along with tips on prevention and resolution, if you happen to discover them in your home or business premises in Nuneaton.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp can be caused by a variety of external factors for instance: loose or cracked roof tiles, damaged or porous brickwork, damaged downspouts or gutters and blocked cavities. Inside a structure, it can be triggered by burst or leaky water pipes, overflowing baths or sinks and damaged shower trays. Visible signs such as peeling or bubbling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and damp, dark patches on walls, all suggest that these issues have been left unresolved.

If you have a leaky roof and it's been neglected for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Though it can't spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally compromised, and in a worst case scenario you could even need a new roof - extremely costly! A musty smell of rotting wood, the appearance of black fungus, and a "spongy" feel to the timbers of your roof, are all indications of wet rot.

You shouldn't panic however, since to stop these problems happening, a few basic steps like examining water pipes for leaks, repointing unsound brickwork and cleaning your roof & rain gutters and checking for leaks, should reduce such concerns. A certified damp proofer in Nuneaton will check all these areas to help avoid any future complications, as an element of fixing your issues with damp.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is very easy to spot and one of the most common forms of damp in many homes in Nuneaton. When a cold surface makes contact with humid, warm air, water collects as tiny droplets upon that surface. Condensation is typically found in areas with high humidity and poor ventilation, such as in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms.

To lower the impact of this issue there are two simple steps that you can take. You can wipe away any droplets of water as soon as they arise, and you can ensure that there's sufficient ventilation in areas that most suffer from condensation. You can minimise the level of humid and moist air that's present in your home by installing or updating cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks.

An in-depth damp proofing survey from a credible Nuneaton company could also find things which contribute to the situation by drawing in damp air from outside. The best way to successfully control condensation is to regulate circulation and airflow properly, and your local Nuneaton damp proofing specialist will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

Houses built since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. It is quite possible that you might not have one installed if your property in Nuneaton was built in the years before this. It is a possibility that your damp proof membrane may have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a house built after this year.

It can be difficult to identify rising damp, however some giveaway signs are; rotten or crumbling skirtings, tide marks on walls and a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces. It's feasible that you might have a rising damp issue if you've seen one or more of these in your property.

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The first step towards handling your problems with rising damp should be to simply check whether or not you've got a damp course on the external walls of your property in Nuneaton. To be sure of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp course must be above ground level by no less than 150 millimetres. If you discover this gap doesn't exist, you can dig away the earth to increase it, or if this process is not feasible, a higher damp proof membrane will need to be installed.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane (DPM) is in order, there could be more problematic issues to deal with caused by the dampness rising up from the ground, through your floors, and into the walls of your property.

Damp proofing experts in Nuneaton will swiftly detect and resolve rising damp using a variety of methods. Older houses which either have no damp proof course, or have a compromised one that's damaged over a wide area, can have a damp proofing cream injected into the external walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the mortar joint, and before the cream sets it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damage to the DPM is too extensive, or if damp proofing cream isn't an appropriate treatment, you might need to put in a new damp proof course. Regrettably this is taking repair work to the extreme, but it could be the only remedy for your rising damp.

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Another possible remedy for smaller areas of damage may include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion coating. Since this is applied under your existing floor coverings, carpeting, tiles and wooden flooring will need to be lifted and removed before this process can begin. This is especially efficacious in cellars as an integral part of the "tanking" procedure to create a room that's watertight. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, your Nuneaton damp proof specialist might recommend laying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a cellar or below ground area is called tanking. Any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the pertinent surfaces prepared properly before work commences, since this waterproof coating has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. You can replaster the walls and decorate over it, as soon as the coating has completely dried out. This is a very disruptive process as it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, and it is advisable to get more than one expert opinion on whether this really is the only answer to your damp problems.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Condensation problems can definitely be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that these products just cover up the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the issue with the use of dehumidifiers. If you're experiencing dampness in any area of your property in Nuneaton, you should call on a competent damp proofing company for the best advice.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN NUNEATON

The best recommendations for professionals with regards to home improvement projects are usually neighbours and friends. Before hiring any damp proofing services, always try to obtain at least three price quotes from a variety of Nuneaton companies. If you have any doubts about any particular damp proofing company you should ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and qualifications.

Keep an eye out for qualifications and membership from organisations such as the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the PCA (Property Care Association), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments professional qualifications.

If your chosen Nuneaton damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the PCA or DPA you can be sure they will be well qualified and have acquired the appropriate working experience to provide you with a high quality service for all your damp proofing issues. Any damp proofing work completed by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Nuneaton and also in: Bramcote, Whitestone, Bermuda, Sketchley, Burton Hastings, Chilvers Coton, Griff, Mancetter, Hartshill, Weddington, Arbury, Stockingford, and in these postcodes CV10 0QA, CV10 0PS, CV10 0UU, CV10 0JX, CV10 0PW, CV10 0PQ, CV10 0EQ, CV10 0DN, CV10 0HH, CV10 0JU. Local Nuneaton damp proofing specialist will most likely have the phone code 024 and the postcode CV10. Checking this will make sure that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Nuneaton householders can benefit from these and countless other similar services.

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV)

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) may be the perfect solution for alleviating damp issues within your house in Nuneaton. If you've noticed mould and damp inside your dwelling or condensation around your windows then Positive Input Ventilation can help to reduce the humidity. It achieves this by continually circulating fresh air. This continual replacement and refresh of the air inside your house reduces odours and pollutants, increases air quality and has been demonstrated to improve the everyday life of asthma and allergy sufferers by reducing dust mite allergens. One thing about PIV systems is that they work best when installed in a roof space, and your house does need to be reasonably airtight. Air, just like water, will take the path of least resistance, and any gaps and spaces around windows or doors will let the fresh air get out, whilst bringing potentially contaminated air in from the outside environment.

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Family & Friends Recommendations

The best recommendation for damp proofing services in Nuneaton will come from friends and neighbours who've hired a certain provider or individual in the past. Word of mouth usually tells if a job was done well, and comes from the mouth of someone who you trust to be truthful and honest. When you have prepared a shortlist of damp proofing companies you should ask them to give you a quote - you will want at least three or four job quotes.

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Nuneaton damp proof specialist including leak detection, retaining wall damp proofing Nuneaton, dampcourse installations, wet rot treatment, timber surveys Nuneaton, concrete repairs Nuneaton, garage damp proofing Nuneaton, wall damp proofing Nuneaton, damp proof paint application, dampproofing surveys, property preservation Nuneaton, damp proofing a garage in Nuneaton, damp proofing assessments in Nuneaton, rendering repairs, basement waterproofing Nuneaton, solving mould problems, rising damp advice, commercial tanking, damp proofing brickwork in Nuneaton, black mould prevention, solutions for penetrating damp, rising damp treatment Nuneaton, damp treatments, timber treatment, japanese knotweed control, plaster replacement, replacement of defective flashingsDPC, home damp proofing in Nuneaton, chemical DPC injection Nuneaton, rising damp prevention, vapour barriers, damp proofing internal walls, floor damp proofing Nuneaton, solving condensation problems in Nuneaton, cavity wall tie replacement, and more. Listed are just a few of the activities that are performed by people specialising in damp proofing. Nuneaton contractors will let you know about their full range of services.

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