Damp Proofing Oxted

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Damp Proofing Oxted Surrey (RH8): It's not just the fact that damp problems look terrible, they can also cause chronic health problems and result in severe structural damages. If not resolved immediately, the more critical issues could cost thousands of pounds to repair, and may be hidden away beneath peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. If you believe that you may have such problems you should call in a certified Oxted damp proofing company to survey your property, and suggest the most beneficial damp proofing solution for your home.

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Basically, when it comes to damp within the home there are 3 major problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

To discover what the likely causes of such damp problems are, and how you can fix them, keep on reading...

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in structures can be the result of various external factors such as: damaged downspouts or gutters, blocked cavity walls, broken or loose roof tiles and cracks in brickwork. Internally, overflowing bathtubs or basins, dripping or burst pipes and damaged shower trays, can contribute to penetrating damp. Walls and woodwork can be affected if left unresolved, and will be visible as peeling paintwork, dark, damp patches on walls and blistering or broken plaster.

Roof timbers that are continually damp due to a leaky roof, can get wet rot if this isn't treated. Although it does not spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsafe, and in the worst case you may even need to have a new roof installed - extremely expensive! A musty, unpleasant smell of rotten wood, the presence of black fungus, and a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers, are all indications of wet rot.

To help in preventing this, there are a few basic preventative measures you can take: examining water pipes for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof & gutters for leaks. As a part of resolving your dampness issues, a professional Oxted damp proofing service provider will check all these areas, so as to help prevent any further issues down the line.

CONDENSATION

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A common form of damp in Oxted homes, condensation is extremely easy to spot. Tiny droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when they make contact with humid, warm air. Inadequate ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, for example in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, is the most common explanation for condensation.

Wiping up any droplets of water that form, and ensuring that there is enough ventilation in the main trouble spots, are among the most basic solutions to such problems. The steps needed may require the installation or updating of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors, with the purpose of redirecting moist air outside of your property in Oxted.

In some cases moist air is sucked in from the outside, plainly making things worse. And the best way to identify the main factors that bring about the situation, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a trusted Oxted damp proofing company. To satisfactorily minimise condensation, airflow needs to be regulated properly. An experienced Oxted damp proofing technician is well qualified to offer advice and solutions in regards to this.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course has been compulsory on houses constructed in Great Britain since 1875. If your property or home was built before this time it's perfectly possible you may not have one installed. If you are suffering with rising damp in a home constructed after this period it's possible your damp proof membrane has been damaged in some way.

It can be notoriously hard to identify rising damp, however some giveaway indications are; a white powdery deposit being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, "tide marks" on walls and crumbling or rotten skirtings. It's plausible that you may have a rising damp problem if you've spotted one or more of these in your property.

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The first step towards resolving your rising damp problems should simply be to check whether you've actually got a damp course on the outside walls of your home in Oxted. For adequate protection it needs to be 150mm above the level of the ground. If this is not the situation you can dig the ground away to create this space, or if this is not possible, you can install a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up.

If your damp proof course is in order and the gap from the ground is not the explanation for the problem, dampness may be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a more challenging issue.

Damp proofing specialists in Oxted will swiftly identify and remedy rising damp using a number of methods. If you have an older house with no damp proof membrane or it is damaged over a substantial area, a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your outside walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the wall's mortar course, and before the cream sets it turns to liquid and soaks into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is water-repellent.

In situations where damp proofing cream isn't an appropriate solution, or where your membrane is too severely damaged, putting in a brand new damp proof course may be neccessary. Though this is naturally a fairly extreme approach, it may be the only method to solve your rising damp problems effectively.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another potential remedy for minimal areas of membrane damage. Since this is going to be applied beneath any existing floor coverings, wooden flooring, tiles and carpeting must be lifted and moved before this process can begin. In basement areas this is an especially effective treatment, and will form an integral part of the tanking procedure that's used to make rooms watertight. Your Oxted damp proofing specialist might recommend the application of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, added protection in these problem areas.

Tanking: Tanking an area, like a cellar or basement, is the process of coating exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. Because this watertight coating has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, any plaster and wall covering must be removed before work begins, and all surfaces prepared properly. As soon as this coating has been applied, it must be allowed to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating over the top of it. You must always get more than one expert's opinion on whether this is the only solution to your damp problems, as this is a very disruptive process as it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

To help with issues with condensation, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are fairly efficacious. The fact that they basically hide the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main disadvantage with dehumidifiers. If you are suffering with dampness in any part of your property in Oxted, you can speak to a professional damp proofing company for the best advice.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN OXTED

As with any home improvement project, the most reliable recommendations for a local professional can be obtained from neighbours and friends. Always obtain at least three different quotations from a variety of companies, and if you have any doubts you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional membership certificates, before hiring any damp proofing services.

Look out for technicians holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness professional qualifications, or local companies who are signed up members of the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association (PCA).

If your selected Oxted damp proofing specialists are members of either the PCA or DPA they will be properly qualified and have acquired the necessary practical experience to offer a first class service for all your damp proofing needs. 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 Oxted and also in nearby places like: Hurst Green, Holland, Old Oxted, Church Town, South Godstone, Titsey, Woldingham, Tatsfield, Limpsfield Chart, Tandridge, Crockham Hill, Limpsfield, as well as in these postcodes RH8 0RD, RH8 0QU, RH8 0PW, RH8 0TF, RH8 0QL, RH8 0HH, RH8 0LW, RH8 0AS, RH8 0AY, RH8 0NN. Locally based Oxted damp proofers will likely have the dialling code 01883 and the postcode RH8. Checking this out can confirm that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Oxted home and business owners can benefit from these and numerous other similar services.

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) Oxted

PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) may be the ideal solution to alleviate problems with damp in your home in Oxted. If you've noticed damp and mould inside your property or condensation on your windows then PIV can help to reduce the humidity. It achieves this by continually circulating fresh air. This constant refresh and replacement of the air inside your home reduces pollutants and odours, increases air quality and has been proven to enhance the day to day life of asthma and allergy sufferers by reducing dust mite allergens in the air. One thing about PIV systems is that it works better when installed in an attic, and your premises does require to be relatively airtight. Air, like water, will take the path of least resistance, and any spaces and gaps in windows or doors will let the fresh air get out, whilst bringing possible polluted air in from the outside.

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Oxted Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Oxted damp proofing specialist including property surveys, positive input ventilation, damp treatments, damp proofing floors, floor damp proofing Oxted, rising damp advice, cementitious tanking, mould treatment, damp proofing services in Oxted, concrete repairs, foundation damp proofing Oxted, damp proof sealing, wall tie replacement Oxted, cellar water-proofing, dampcourse installations, damp proof paint application in Oxted, damp proof injection cream treatments Oxted, landlord damp proofing services Oxted, rising damp prevention, vapour barriers, rendering repairs, the treament of efflorescence, invasive weed control Oxted, dry rot treatment, cavity wall construction, wood rot treatment, garage damp proofing Oxted, damp proofing solutions in lofts, damp control Oxted, dampproofing surveys, damp proof coursing, damp proof tanking in Oxted, structural waterproofing, condensation control in Oxted, flood defence in Oxted, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Oxted specialists will let you know about their entire range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

The most trustworthy way to get a recommendation for damp proofing in Oxted is from friends and family members who have used a certain provider or person previously. Word of mouth is typically considered to be much better than commercial advertising and reviews, because it provides a clearer idea of quality, and comes from the mouth of someone that you trust. It is still important to obtain at least three or four quotations from various companies locally, even if somebody you know has highly recommended a specific damp proofing company.

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The latest Surrey damp proofing requests: Ziggy Glynn recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a conservatory in Peaslake, Surrey. Tom Morley and Abbie Morley recently requested a quote for resolving damp problems in a detached house in Ottershaw. Alex Alcock was looking for damp proof specialists near Wormley. Shiv Moody recently enquired about the possibility of resolving condensation and mould issues in Merrow. Aila Whitmore from Wonersh, Surrey was searching for damp proofing companies nearby. Clara Hoult recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a garage in a cottage in Betchworth. Lilly-Rose and Kobie Hadfield recently enquired about getting a price for resolving damp problems in Newdigate, Surrey. Joel Rodrigues and Hibba Rodrigues recently asked for a quotation for fixing damp problems in a bungalow in Limpsfield. Most of these Surrey homeowners conducted a search for "damp proofing Surrey" and located this web page on either Google, Yahoo or Bing.

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Also find: Church Town damp proofing, Tatsfield damp proofing, South Godstone damp proofing, Hurst Green damp proofing, Holland damp proofing, Woldingham damp proofing, Old Oxted damp proofing, Crockham Hill damp proofing, Tandridge damp proofing, Limpsfield damp proofing, Limpsfield Chart damp proofing, Titsey damp proofing services and more. All of these areas are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Oxted home and business owners can get damp proofing estimates by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Oxted: Damp proofing services have recently been required in the following Oxted streets and roads - Juniper Close, High Street, Culver Drive, Hall Hill, Silkham Road, Sandy Lane, Pollards Oak Road, Quarry Road, Church Lane, West Hill Bank, Hazelwood Road, Mill Lane, Old Lane, Moorhouse Road, Ballards Lane, Church Way, Boulthurst Way, Brassey Hill, Red Lane, Paddock Close, Holland Crescent, Caxton Lane, Hookwood Corner, Titsey Road, Hazelwood Heights, Ridlands Lane, as well as the following Oxted area postcodes: RH8 0RD, RH8 0QU, RH8 0PW, RH8 0TF, RH8 0QL, RH8 0HH, RH8 0LW, RH8 0AS, RH8 0AY, RH8 0NN. These places recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Oxted business and home owners received professional and reliable damp proofing services.

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