Damp Proofing Potters Bar Hertfordshire (EN6): It isn't simply the fact that problems with damp look unappealing, they can also cause chronic health problems and lead to severe structural damage. Costing thousands to repair if not dealt with promptly, more extreme issues can easily be concealed beneath peeling wallpaper, patches of damp and flaking paint. If you believe you might have such problems you must contact a professional Potters Bar damp proofing company to assess your property, and recommend the best damp proofing treatment for your home or business.
In regards to dampness in Potters Bar buildings, there are essentially 3 main causes:
• Penetrating Damp
• Rising Damp
Below you'll find info on what might be causing damp problems in your home or business premises in Potters Bar, and precisely how you can proceed with rectifying them.
Commonplace external factors that can lead to penetrating damp include: broken roof tiles, defective guttering, unsound brickwork and cavity wall problems. Inside a building, burst or leaking pipes, overflowing baths or basins and damaged shower trays, can contribute to penetrating damp. If left uncontrolled, flaking or bubbling paintwork, blistering or broken plaster and damp dark patches on walls, will be the obvious signs of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.
If neglected for an extended period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Whilst it's fortunate that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof (very costly!) if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the rafters, together with a distinctive musty smell from the rotting wood.
The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for example cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks, examining piping for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. As an integral part of a complete damp proofing package, your local Potters Bar damp proofing specialist will check all of these factors.
Condensation is very easy to identify and is a common form of damp in many houses in Potters Bar. When warm, moist air comes into contact with colder surfaces (such as the glass in windows), minute droplets of water swiftly form. It often forms due to inadequate ventilation in areas where there is high humidity, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.
To stop condensation issues, easy solutions include ensuring you have enough ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping up any droplets of water as they form. The steps needed might involve the updating or installation of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks, with the purpose of redirecting moist air to the outside of your property in Potters Bar.
A detailed damp proofing survey from a professional Potters Bar company may also find areas which give rise to the problem by sucking in damp air from outside. Airflow has to be regulated properly to successfully control condensation problems, and a professional damp proofing technician will be able to offer advice and solutions on this subject.
A damp proof course has been compulsory on homes constructed in the United Kingdom since 1875. It is possible that you might not have one installed if your home in Potters Bar was constructed in the years before this. If your home was built after this year, but you're still suffering with rising damp, it might be that the DPM has been impaired.
Although difficult to identify, white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, "tide marks" on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. It's possible that you may have a rising damp problem if you have noticed one or all of these in your property.
Just checking your outside walls to find out if you've got a damp course can be one step towards managing your problems with rising damp. In order to get a satisfactory measure of protection the damp proof course must be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm (approximately six inches). You can dig away the surrounding earth to generate this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you could put in a damp course higher up if the former is not feasible.
You might have more problematic issues if you find that your DPM is okay, and it may be that the dampness is rising up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be an even more worrying situation.
Potters Bar damp proofing technicians will swiftly be able to establish the root cause of your rising damp, and employing a number of different procedures will soon take care of the problem. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your walls if you've got an older house with no damp proof membrane, or it is damaged over a substantial area. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled at intervals along the wall's mortar course, and before the cream cures it turns to liquid and soaks into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.
If the damp proof cream isn't suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a new damp proof course might need to be installed. This is taking repair work to the extreme, but it may be the only answer to your damp problems.
For less severe areas of damage, another possible solution could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Tiles, carpets or wooden flooring will need to be lifted before any work can be undertaken, as it is applied beneath your floor coverings. Also used as an integral part of the tanking process to create a waterproof room, this is a particularly effectual solution in basements. Before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, your Potters Bar damp proof technician might suggest the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for additional protection.
Tanking: In basements, cellars and below ground areas of a property, "tanking" is the process where exposed surfaces are covered in a watertight coating. This has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls, so any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the relevant surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins. Once this paint has been applied, it should be allowed to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating over the top of it. You should always get more than one specialist opinion on whether this is really the only remedy for your rising damp, because this is a very disruptive process because it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property.
DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS
Dehumidifiers are an efficient way of reducing the moisture content in the air, so for condensation issues they can help quite a bit. The main issue with dehumidifier use in trying to eliminate mould and damp is that they merely hide the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. If you're suffering from mould or damp in any area of your property in Potters Bar, you can get in touch with a certified damp proofing company for the best advice.
FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN POTTERS BAR
The best recommendations for specialists with regards to home improvement projects are generally family and friends. When possible you should see if you can get at least 2 or 3 different quotes from a variety of companies, and before signing up for any specific damp proof providers, you should ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, as proof of their credibility.
Look for qualifications and membership from organisations such as the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the PCA (Property Care Association), or contractors holding the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness accreditations.
You can guarantee that your damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the required experience to offer a high quality damp proof service, if they are members of the DPA or PCA. In addition, it offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work undertaken by one of their membership.
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