Damp Proofing Pembury

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Damp Proofing Pembury Kent (TN2): Damp problems in your house in Pembury not just look unsightly, but they can bring about dangerous health and structural issues too. Nasty damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal a much more serious issue which, if not repaired immediately, could cost 1000s to repair. If you've got an issue like this there is very little that you can do to solve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to contact an experienced Pembury damp proofing specialist to do a survey and suggest solutions.

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Basically, in terms of damp within the home there are three primary problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you will find information about what may cause problems with damp in your home or business in Pembury, and precisely how you may proceed with fixing them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Things like unsound brickwork, defective guttering, cavity wall issues and cracked or loose roof tiles are all external causes of penetrating damp. Inside a structure, the causes can be burst or leaky pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing sinks or bathtubs. If water continues to soak into the woodwork and walls, the visible signs with time are going to be dark damp patches on walls, flaking or bubbling paintwork and broken or blistered plaster.

If left untreated for quite some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to occur in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot cannot spread into brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst outcome your roof timbers become structurally unsound, necessitating a new roof. If a black fungus appears on your woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you may have an issue with wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for instance cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks, inspecting pipework for leaks and repointing brickwork. As part of an overall damp proofing service, your local Pembury damp proofing specialist will check all of these aspects.

CONDENSATION

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Super easy to spot and a cause of damp in a lot of Pembury homes, condensation is incredibly common. When cooler surfaces come into contact with warm, moist air, minute water droplets appear on those surfaces. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, condensation arises due to inadequate ventilation.

Wiping up any water droplets that form, and making certain that there's sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, are among the most basic answers to such problems. The steps needed may involve the upgrading or installation of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks, with the intention of redirecting moist air outside of your home in Pembury.

The most effective way to find out the main circumstances that contribute to the situation, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by a credible Pembury damp proofing specialist. In some cases damp air can be sucked in from the outside, simply making things even worse. Airflow needs to be regulated properly to effectively control condensation problems, and a professional damp proofing technician will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this question.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course has been installed as standard on homes built in the United Kingdom since 1875. It is possible that you might not have one fitted if your house in Pembury was constructed before this year. If your house was built after this date, but you are still experiencing rising damp, it may be that your damp proof course has been impaired.

Rising damp can be hard to distinguish, but some things to look out for are; white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, tide marks on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings. Whilst the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp issues.

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Fixing rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your home's exterior walls and seeing if you can spot a damp course. In order to get an adequate measure of protection the DPM ought to be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres (around 6"). Where you discover this space does not exist, you can dig the soil away to increase it, or if this process isn't plausible, a higher DPM will need to be installed.

You might have more problematic issues if you learn that your DPM (damp proof membrane) is OK, and it might be that the moisture is seeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which can be an even more worrying scenario.

Damp proofing experts in Pembury will quickly detect and remedy rising damp problems using a number of different techniques. If you have an older house with no DPM or one that is damaged over a considerable area, a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your wall. This entails the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals along the brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork.

In situations where damp proofing cream injection is not an appropriate remedy, or where your DPM is severely damaged, installing a whole new damp proof course might be neccessary. Though this is of course a pretty extreme course of action, it might be the only way to solve your rising damp problems in an effective way.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another possible solution for less severe areas of damage. Wooden flooring, carpeting or tiles must be lifted before any work can be undertaken, because it's applied beneath your existing floor coverings. This is especially effectual in cellars as part of the "tanking" process to create a watertight room. Your Pembury damp proofing specialist might advise the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, extra protection in these trouble spots.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a cellar or part below ground area, is the process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. Because this coating needs to be applied to the base surface of floors and walls, all plaster and wall covering must be taken off before work begins, and all surfaces correctly prepared. As soon as this paint has been put on and dried, it is then possible to replaster and decorate over the top of it. As it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, this is an incredibly disruptive process. It is therefore recommended that you call in at least 3 damp proofing experts to ensure that this is really the only possible resolution.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

To help with condensation problems, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are fairly effectual. The fact that these products just alleviate the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the main problem with the use of dehumidifiers. To obtain the most reliable advice if you're suffering with dampness in any area of your property, you should speak to a certified damp proofing specialist in Pembury.

FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN PEMBURY

As with pretty much any project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a professional can be obtained from friends and neighbours. Always obtain at least three different quotations from various companies, and if you have any doubts you should ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, before signing up to any damp proof services.

Keep an eye out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) accreditations, or local companies who are members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association).

If your Pembury damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the DPA or PCA you can be certain they'll be suitably qualified and have acquired the necessary experience to offer a first class service for all your damp proofing needs. Furthermore, it offers guarantees on any work undertaken by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Pembury and also in: Lamberhurst, Rusthall, Lower Green, Bells Yew Green, Collier Street, Matfield, Brenchley, Southborough, High Brooms, Horsmonden, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Paddock Wood, Frant, Henwood Green, together with these postcodes TN2 4PA, TN2 4JG, TN2 4EB, TN2 4HF, TN2 4DQ, TN2 4BU, TN2 4HD, TN2 4ES, TN2 4BS, TN2 4BT. Local Pembury damp proofing specialist will most likely have the telephone code 01892 and the postcode TN2. Verifying this will confirm you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Pembury home and business owners will be able to utilise these and lots of other related services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

There are many different to find reliable tradesmen, and a great place to start is with friends, family and workmates. If anyone you know has had damp proofing work carried out in the past, you could ask if they were trustworthy and did a good job. Favourable word of mouth endorsements are preferred by most householders in Pembury (over eighty per cent according to studies), so if you're aware of a friend or family member who has had damp proofing done, ask if they are prepared to recommend somebody. It is still advisable to obtain at least 2 or 3 estimates from different companies locally, even if a particular damp proofing company has been highly recommended by someone you know.

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There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local Pembury damp proofing specialist including property surveys, condensation control, damp proofing a garage, damp proofing old stone walls, damp proofing injection cream applications in Pembury, damp proofing assessments, solving mould problems, the treament of efflorescence in Pembury, solving condensation problems, home damp proofing, rendering repairs, mould treatments, cavity wall construction, japanese knotweed control, wood rot treatment in Pembury, damp proofing quotes in Pembury, condensation solutions, rising damp prevention in Pembury, invasive weed control Pembury, damp proofing walls, damp proofing services in Pembury, concrete repairs in Pembury, domestic damp proofing, cheap damp proofing, timber surveys, vapour barriers, pressure grouting Pembury, damp proof injection in Pembury, black mould treatments, basement tanking, chemical DPC injection, rising damp treatment, landlord damp proofing services in Pembury, basement waterproofing in Pembury, and more. Listed are just a handful of the activities that are conducted by those doing damp proofing. Pembury professionals will let you know about their full range of damp proofing services.

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The latest Kent damp proofing customer job requests: Huda Mckeown recently enquired about getting a price for eliminating damp and condensation problems in Hoo St Werburgh. Wilbur Buchanan recently asked for a quote for damp proofing a bedroom in Kemsing. Kaitlyn and Carlos Senior recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a garage in a cottage in Chattenden. Coby Pryor and Remi Pryor recently enquired about the possibility of resolving damp problems in Istead Rise, Kent. Teddy Howden and Francesca Howden recently asked for a price quote for clearing up condensation and mould issues in a cottage in Southborough, Kent. Bruce and Iona Thompson recently asked for a quotation for fixing damp problems in a cottage in Chevening. Ophelia and Heath Armstrong recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up condensation and damp problems in a semi-detached house in Sturry. Faith Short recently enquired about getting a price for solving mould and condensation problems in Southborough. Most of these local people conducted a search for "damp proofing Kent" and discovered this webpage on Bing, Google or Yahoo.

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Also find: Matfield damp proofing, High Brooms damp proofing, Collier Street damp proofing, Brenchley damp proofing, Southborough damp proofing, Henwood Green damp proofing, Royal Tunbridge Wells damp proofing, Bells Yew Green damp proofing, Lamberhurst damp proofing, Frant damp proofing, Lower Green damp proofing, Paddock Wood damp proofing, Horsmonden damp proofing, Rusthall damp proofing services and more. All of these places are served by companies who do damp proofing. Pembury home and business owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Pembury: In the last year damp proofing surveys were professionally done in these Pembury streets: Amhurst Bank Road, Pembury Road, Gimble Way, Belfield Road, Snipe Close, Maidstone Road, Cornford Park, Middle Field, Kings Toll Road, Polley Close, Woodside Road, Pembury Close, Stabledene Way, The Paddock, Amberleaze Drive, Beagles Wood Road, Hastings Road, Penns Yard, The Meadow, Beech Hurst, Romford Road, Old Church Road, Pembury Walks, The Glebe, and in these Kent postcodes: TN2 4PA, TN2 4JG, TN2 4EB, TN2 4HF, TN2 4DQ, TN2 4BU, TN2 4HD, TN2 4ES, TN2 4BS, TN2 4BT. Work was accomplished in these areas by experts in damp proofing. Pembury home and property owners enjoyed trusted and competent damp proofing services in all cases.

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