Damp Proofing Oxted

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Damp Proofing Oxted Surrey (RH8): It isn't simply the fact that problems with damp look terrible, they can also induce chronic health problems and contribute to serious structural damages. Costing 1000s to fix if not solved immediately, more serious problems may be hidden under patches of damp, peeling wallpaper and flaking paint. If you have a problem like this there is very little that you can do yourself, and the best option is to contact an experienced Oxted damp proofing specialist to carry out a survey and recommend viable solutions.

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In regards to dampness in Oxted buildings, there are essentially three principal causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The next article describes the sources of such damp issues in Oxted, and the different methods of avoiding and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Issues like cracks in brickwork, cavity wall issues, broken roof tiles and damaged guttering are typical external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home. Internally, overflowing bathtubs or basins, leaking or burst pipes and cracked shower trays, can lead to penetrating damp. If water continues to seep into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs with time will be blistered or broken plaster, damp dark patches on walls and peeling or bubbling paintwork.

If you have a leaky roof and it has been left untreated for some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Whilst it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof installed (extremely costly!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timbers, together with a unique musty smell from the decaying wood.

You should not panic however, since to prevent these problems from occurring, a few simple steps such as inspecting pipes for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks should aleviate such concerns. A certified damp proofer in Oxted will check all of these areas in order to help avoid any future problems, as an element of solving your damp issues.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is extremely easy to spot and one of the most common forms of damp within many homes in Oxted. Small water droplets form on cooler surfaces when they come into contact with moist, warm air. In places with high humidity, as in: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, it forms due to inadequate ventilation.

Simple strategies to stop condensation include wiping away any droplets whenever they form and ensuring there is adequate ventilation in the major problem areas. This might call for the installation or upgrading of cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks to help redirect the moisture laden air to the outside of your house.

There could be issues with sucking in moist air from the outside, and by completing a detailed damp proofing survey an expert in Oxted will be able to identify areas that give rise to the problem. Airflow has to be properly regulated to effectively minimise condensation problems, and a reliable damp proofing specialist will offer advice and solutions on this subject.

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RISING DAMP

Houses built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. You might not have a damp course on your property in Oxted if it was constructed prior to this period. If you are suffering with rising damp in a home built after this time it might 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, white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls and "tide marks" on walls. If you notice or think that you might have any of these signs, it's possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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The initial step towards solving your rising damp should be to simply check whether you have in fact got a DPM on the exterior walls of your home in Oxted. To be sure of a satisfactory measure of protection the damp proof course must be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm. If this isn't the case you can dig away the ground to create this space, or if this is not possible, you can put in a higher damp course.

If your damp proof course is installed and in order and the gap from the ground isn't the root cause of the problem, moisture could be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a more problematic issue.

Using a number of techniques, damp proofing technicians in Oxted can swiftly detect and resolve rising damp issues. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls if you have an older home with no damp proof membrane, or it is damaged over a wide area. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals in the brickwork, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective, horizontal waterproof barrier.

In situations where damp proofing cream isn't a satisfactory remedy, or where the membrane is severely damaged, putting in a complete new damp proof course could be neccessary. While this sort of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve rising damp issues, it may be the only solution when all is said and done.

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For smaller areas of damage, yet another possible remedy would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. As this will be applied beneath any floor coverings, tiles, carpeting and laminate flooring must be lifted and removed before this procedure can commence. This is especially effective in basement areas as a part of the tanking process to create a watertight room. For further protection in such troublesome areas, your Oxted damp proof specialist may suggest the application of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a basement or below ground space, is the process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. Since this waterproof coating must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, any wall coverings and plaster must be removed before work commences, and the pertinent surfaces correctly prepared. You can replaster any walls and decorate over the top of it, after the coating has dried completely. Since it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, this is an extremely disruptive process. It is therefore a good idea to bring in at least 3 damp proofing companies to make sure that this is really the only possible remedy.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation problems they can help. The main drawback with the use of dehumidifiers in endeavouring to reduce damp is that they primarily alleviate the cause of the damp, don't cure it. To obtain the best advice if you are suffering with dampness in any part of your property, you can call on an experienced damp proofing company in Oxted.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN OXTED

Family and friends should invariably be your first choice when you are looking for recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Before signing up to any damp proofing services, always see if you can get at least two or three quotations from a variety of Oxted companies. If you've got any doubts about any particular company you should ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications.

Professional Oxted damp proofing specialists should be registered members of either the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the Property Care Association, or have accreditations from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments).

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has the necessary working experience to perform a first class damp proofing service, if they are members of the PCA or DPA. Any damp proofing work undertaken by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Oxted and also in: Caterham, Limpsfield Chart, South Godstone, Westerham, Tandridge, Limpsfield, Woldingham, Old Oxted, Holland, Tatsfield, Titsey, Godstone, Church Town, Crockham Hill, Hurst Green, as well as in these postcodes RH8 0NE, RH8 0TE, RH8 0BU, RH8 0QZ, RH8 0HG, RH8 0EF, RH8 0TG, RH8 0LS, RH8 0NG, RH8 0DX. Local Oxted damp proof specialists will likely have the postcode RH8 and the dialling code 01883. Checking this out can confirm that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Oxted home and business owners can utilise these and countless other comparable services.

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Damp Proofing Enquiries Surrey

Recent Surrey damp proofing enquiries: Lloyd and Sumayyah Keay recently enquired about getting a price for resolving damp problems in Horsell. Taylor Pollard and Archie Pollard recently requested a quotation for clearing up damp problems in a bungalow in Brockham. Lewis and Isabel Butler recently requested a quotation for solving condensation and mould problems in Worplesdon, Surrey. Rio Michel recently enquired about the possibility of resolving damp problems in a detached house in Deepcut, Surrey. Miles Dove recently requested a quote for clearing up condensation and damp problems in a hallway in a semi-detached house in Charlwood. Deacon Wilkinson and Sadie Wilkinson recently enquired about clearing up damp problems in Newdigate. Roxy Jones and Rupert Jones recently asked for a quotation for clearing up damp problems in a bungalow in Charlwood. Kaelan Mullen recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in a semi-detached house in Limpsfield. Most of these homeowners did a search for "damp proofing Surrey" and located this webpage on Yahoo, Google or Bing.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It is always extremely helpful whenever you are searching for a professional damp proofing contractor for your project to ask if friends and relatives have any recommendations. When it comes to pinpointing someone who is perfect for your requirements, word of mouth referrals are generally the best method, and are just as good for filtering out companies with a dissatisfactory reputations, and bad contractors.

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Asking a friend or member of your family for their feedback also means you get an insight into the time keeping and reliability of the contractor, and if anything went wrong, how quickly were mistakes rectified and how the contractor reacted. They'll be in a position to tell you if the contractor offered a guaranteed price promise for their work, and if they didn't, how close the eventual price was in comparison with the original quote.

Finally, the individuals who you know and can depend on are your relatives and friends, so when it comes to advice, rely on them. If they've had a poor experience with a specific company or contractor, they may well be reluctant to chat about them in any great detail. You may face a scenario where some people will be more than willing to talk about a decent quality contractor, less likely to talk about a poor one, and rather than 'slag off' a a below par business they have dealt with previously, they may even offer a different company instead.

Oxted Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Oxted damp proof specialist including wet rot treatments, damp proofing old stone walls, condensation control, concrete repairs Oxted, cellar tanking, leak detection, structural waterproofing, pressure grouting, dampcourse installations in Oxted, black mould prevention, japanese knotweed control Oxted, cementitious tanking in Oxted, flood defence, damp proofing a basement, dry rot treatment Oxted, damp proofing assessments, timber surveys Oxted, wood rot treatments Oxted, damp proofing internal walls Oxted, invasive weed control in Oxted, property surveys, treatments for penetrating damp Oxted, damp proofing a garage in Oxted, cavity wall construction, damp treatments, injection damp proofing, commercial tanking, solving mould problems in Oxted, wall tie replacement, damp proof sealing, damp proof tanking, rising damp advice, property preservation, landlord damp proofing services, mould treatment, and more. These are just a selection of the activities that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Oxted contractors will keep you informed about their whole range of damp proofing services.

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Also find: Titsey damp proofing, Holland damp proofing, South Godstone damp proofing, Old Oxted damp proofing, Godstone damp proofing, Westerham damp proofing, Tandridge damp proofing, Church Town damp proofing, Woldingham damp proofing, Hurst Green damp proofing, Caterham damp proofing, Limpsfield damp proofing, Limpsfield Chart damp proofing, Tatsfield damp proofing, Crockham Hill damp proofing services and more. All these villages and towns are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Oxted property owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Oxted: Homeowners who live in the following areas and streets have just recently enquired about damp proofing - Gainsford Place, Chichele Road, The Waldrons, Mill Lane, Roseacre, Neb Lane, Moorhouse Road, Field Court, Eastlands Close, New Lodge Drive, Caterfield Lane, Holland Crescent, Master Close, Winterbourne Mews, Quarry Road, Icehouse Wood, Hurst Green Road, Ellice Road, The Hollies, Rockfield Road, Memorial Close, Pollards Oak Road, Silkham Road, Ballards Lane, Coldshott, as well as the following Oxted area postcodes: RH8 0NE, RH8 0TE, RH8 0BU, RH8 0QZ, RH8 0HG, RH8 0EF, RH8 0TG, RH8 0LS, RH8 0NG, RH8 0DX. Work was performed in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Oxted business and home owners were given competent and professional damp proofing services.

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(This damp proofing Oxted article was checked and updated on 19-05-2022)