Damp Proofing Padiham

Padiham Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Padiham Lancashire (BB12): Having damp problems in your house in Padiham can lead to major health and structural problems, as well as looking unappealing. More serious issues can also be hidden beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and could cost you thousands of pounds to repair if not solved immediately. It is generally cheaper in the long run to call in a professional Padiham damp proofing company to inspect your house, and provide a complete damp proofing remedy for your dwelling.

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With regards to dampness in Padiham homes, there are basically 3 key classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key forms of damp are discussed in depth in this article, together with recommendations for prevention and resolution, should you find them in your house in Padiham.


External factors that may lead to penetrating damp in your home include: cavity wall issues, broken roof tiles, damaged guttering and unsound brickwork. Inside, the causes can be cracked shower trays, leaking or burst pipes and overflowing basins or bathtubs. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the walls and woodwork, the obvious signs in time will be flaking or bubbling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and broken or blistered plaster.

If you've got a leaking roof and it has been left untreated for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Even though it is lucky that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case, you may need a roof replacement if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timber, together with a unique musty smell from the rotting wood.

The means of prevention can be fairly basic, for example repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks and inspecting pipework for leaks. As part of an overall damp proofing service, your local Padiham damp proofing specialist will check out all these aspects.


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Condensation is very easy to spot and is a common form of damp in many homes in Padiham. Small droplets of water form on cooler surfaces when they come into contact with warm, moist air. Poor ventilation in areas with high humidity, for example in kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, is the most frequent cause of condensation.

To stop condensation problems, easy strategies include making sure there is enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any water droplets the moment they appear. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in Padiham, by fitting or updating cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks, will help you to resolve this issue.

The best way to ascertain the key things that play a role in the problem, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by an experienced Padiham specialist. In some cases damp air is sucked in from the outside, simply making things even worse. An effective way to successfully control condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Padiham damp proofing company will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard on houses built in the UK since 1875. You may not have a damp proof course on your property or home in Padiham if it was built prior to this period. It is a possibility that your damp proof course or membrane may have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a property built after this date.

It can be difficult to distinguish rising damp, but some giveaway signs are; "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces. It's plausible that you might have a rising damp issue if you've spotted one or more of these.

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Purely checking your home's exterior walls to find out if you have a DPM can be one step towards resolving your rising damp problems. It ought to be 150mm (about 6 inches) above ground level for adequate protection. If you discover that this space does not exist, you could dig away the earth to increase it, or if this process isn't possible, a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) will need to be put in.

If your damp proof membrane (DPM) is correct and the gap is not the cause of the problem, moisture could be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a much more serious issue.

Using a number of different procedures, damp proofing professionals in Padiham can quickly detect and eliminate rising damp. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your walls if you've got an older house with no damp proof membrane, or one that's damaged over a considerable area. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then penetrates into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective, horizontal water-repelling barrier.

If the damp proof cream treatment isn't suitable, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a new damp proof course may have to be installed. While this level of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve rising damp problems, it might be the only effective solution in the end.

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Another potential remedy for less severe areas of damp course damage might include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. This is applied beneath your current floor coverings, so wooden flooring, carpets and tiles must be lifted before any work can be done. In cellars this is an especially effectual solution, and will form a part of the "tanking" procedure that is used to create watertight spaces. For added protection in such trouble spots, your Padiham damp proofing expert may suggest the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely.

Tanking: In below ground areas for instance cellars, tanking is a process where exposed surfaces are painted with a waterproof coating. As this coating must be applied on the bare surface of walls and floors, any plaster and wall coverings must be removed before any work can begin, and all surfaces correctly prepared. Once this coating has been applied and dried, it's then the time to replaster any walls and decorate over the top. As it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, this is a highly disruptive job. It is therefore advisable to bring in at least two or three damp proofing professionals to ensure that this really is the only resolution.


To help ease problems with condensation, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are fairly effectual. The disadvantage with dehumidifiers in trying to eliminate mould and damp is that they just alleviate the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. If you're suffering from mould or damp in any part of your home in Padiham, you should call on a competent damp proofing company for the best advice.


The most reliable recommendations for local specialists when it comes to home improvements are generally friends and family. If possible you should always see if you can acquire at least 2 or 3 different quotes from a variety of companies, and before employing any specific damp proofing providers, you should ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, as proof of their credibility.

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

If your chosen Padiham damp proofing specialists are members of either the DPA or PCA you can be certain they'll be well qualified and have the necessary working experience to offer you a high quality service for all your damp proofing project. Such memberships also means there are guarantees for any work completed.

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Damp proofing can be done in Padiham and also in: Rosegrove, Hapton, Altham, Brierfield, Spen Brook, Fence, Huncoat, Higham, Sabden, Read, Habergham, Wheatley Lane, Reedley, Simonstone, Barrowford, Burnley, Lane Ends, Lowerhouse, as well as in these postcodes BB12 7BQ, BB12 7EX, BB12 7BJ, BB12 7HB, BB12 8JX, BB12 7BG, BB12 8EN, BB12 8HN, BB12 7BN, BB12 7DQ. Locally based Padiham damp proof specialists will probably have the postcode BB12 and the phone code 01282. Checking this will ensure that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Padiham property owners are able to benefit from these and countless other similar services.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Padiham damp proof specialist including condensation solutions in Padiham, rising damp prevention in Padiham, woodworm treatment, black mould prevention, damp proof paint application, concrete repair, damp proof sealing, wet rot control, cavity wall construction, condensation solutions Padiham, damp treatments Padiham, damp proofing floors, damp proof coursing, dampproofing surveys, leak detection, landlord damp proofing services, domestic damp proofing in Padiham, solving condensation problems, structural waterproofing, damp proof membranes, damp proofing cream applications, commercial damp proofing, treatments for rising damp, rising damp advice, japanese knotweed control, property preservation Padiham, damp course installation, vapour barrier installation, basement waterproofing, home damp proofing, pressure grouting, flood defence in Padiham, damp proofing quotations, damp proofing solutions in bedrooms, damp proofing a garage, and lots more. These are just an example of the tasks that are handled by those specialising in damp proofing. Padiham companies will tell you about their entire range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Testimonials for damp proofing companies can be gathered from a variety of places, however if a member of their family or a friend has recently had damp proofing work done, that is one of the most trustworthy endorsements you'll ever get. Word of mouth is often more reliable, and should be viewed as a good starting position when searching for tradesmen who specialise in damp proofing. Even if a particular damp proofing contractor has been recommended by someone, you still ought to get a minimum of three different job quotes from various tradesmen in the area, to provide you with a wide range of what you should be paying.

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Recent Lancashire damp proofing postings: Chaya Crook and Dawson Crook recently enquired about resolving damp problems in Samlesbury, Lancashire. Douglas and Tayla Mclaughlin recently asked for a quote for clearing up damp problems in a terraced house in Caton, Lancashire. Mr and Mrs Grimshaw recently enquired about solving damp problems in Bispham, Lancashire. Rita and Rafe Keenan recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up damp problems in Clifton. Kodi and Monica Storr recently enquired about resolving mould and condensation problems in a cottage in Bispham, Lancashire. Mr and Mrs Harden recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp and condensation problems in a terraced house in Sollom. Nathan Jeffries and Kiana Jeffries recently enquired about clearing up condensation and damp issues in two bedrooms in Halton, Lancashire. Maisie Oldham recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire. Most of these Lancashire homeowners conducted a search for "damp proofing Lancashire" and discovered this page on Yahoo, Google or Bing.


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Also find: Higham damp proofing, Lane Ends damp proofing, Reedley damp proofing, Habergham damp proofing, Rosegrove damp proofing, Barrowford damp proofing, Sabden damp proofing, Huncoat damp proofing, Hapton damp proofing, Altham damp proofing, Lowerhouse damp proofing, Spen Brook damp proofing, Read damp proofing, Brierfield damp proofing, Fence damp proofing, Simonstone damp proofing, Wheatley Lane damp proofing, Burnley damp proofing services and more. All these towns and villages are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Padiham business and home owners can get damp proofing quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Padiham: Homeowners living in the following roads and streets have recently requested damp proofing - Moor Lane, Mill Street, Green Street, Adamson Street, West Street, Gawthorpe Edge, Gawthorpe Street, Sabden Road, Park View, Stockbridge Road, Thirlmere Avenue, The Shortlands, Cambridge Drive, Well Street, St John's Road, Livesey Street, Burnley Road, Guy Street, Wytham Street, St Giles Street, Darwen Street, Back Altham Street, Hambledon Street, Villiers Street, Windermere Road, as well as the following local Padiham postcodes: BB12 7BQ, BB12 7EX, BB12 7BJ, BB12 7HB, BB12 8JX, BB12 7BG, BB12 8EN, BB12 8HN, BB12 7BN, BB12 7DQ. These locations recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Padiham business and home owners received trusted and reliable damp proofing services in all cases.

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(This damp proofing Padiham page was checked and updated on 19-05-2022)