Damp Proofing Prestonpans

Prestonpans Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Prestonpans Scotland (EH32): Having problems with damp in your house in Prestonpans can result in serious health and structural issues, as well as being unsightly in appearance. If not resolved swiftly, the more serious problems could cost thousands to repair, and might be hidden away beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. It's frequently cheaper in the longer term to call in an experienced Prestonpans damp proofing specialist to assess your home, and provide an extensive damp proofing solution for your dwelling.

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With regards to dampness in Prestonpans structures, there are essentially three main causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three primary types of damp are reviewed in depth below, together with suggestions for prevention and resolution, in case you discover them in your home or business in Prestonpans.


Problems like defective guttering, cavity wall issues, broken roof tiles and unsound brickwork are typical external factors that can lead to penetrating damp. Inside your Prestonpans property, it can be a result of burst or leaking pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing sinks or baths. If water continues to seep into the woodwork and walls, the noticeable signs over time will be peeling paintwork, blistered or broken plaster and damp dark patches on walls.

Wet rot can occur in your roof timbers if you've got a leaking roof that is been neglected for a while. Whilst it's lucky that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in the worst case, you may need a roof replacement if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. An unfamiliar musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and the appearance of a black fungus, could all indicate the presence of wet rot.

The means of prevention can be quite basic, for instance inspecting pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and repointing brickwork. If you employ the services of a certified Prestonpans damp proofing specialist, they'll check all these factors as a part of your all round damp proofing package.


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A common form of damp in many homes in Prestonpans, condensation is very easy to spot. Minute droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when humid, warm air comes into contact with them. Poor ventilation in areas with high humidity, for example in bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, is the most common reason for condensation.

To avoid condensation problems, easy strategies include making sure that there's adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping up any droplets of water as soon as they form. The necessary steps may involve the installation or updating of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, with the intention of redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in Prestonpans.

A damp proofing survey by an established Prestonpans company could also find areas which contribute to the situation by drawing in damp air from outside. The best way to adequately control condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Prestonpans damp proofing company will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can be accomplished.

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A damp proof course has been compulsory on homes built in Great Britain since 1875. You might not have a damp course installed on your house in Prestonpans if it was constructed prior to this period. It is possible that your damp proof course could have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a home built after this year.

If you believe that you might have rising damp in your home, crumbling or rotten skirtings, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are fair indications that you may be right. If you see or think you may have any of these signs, it is possible that you have a rising damp problem.

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Solving rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your home's external walls to see if you can spot a damp proof course. In order to get a satisfactory degree of protection the damp proof membrane should be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres (around 6 inches). If you find that this gap doesn't exist, you could dig away the soil to increase it, or if this process is not plausible, a higher damp proof membrane will have to be installed.

You might have more problematic issues if you learn that your damp proof course is OK, and it may be that the dampness is seeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls, which is going to be even more of a concern.

Using a range of methods, damp proofing professionals in Prestonpans will swiftly detect and solve your rising damp problems. Older houses which either don't have a damp proof membrane, or have a compromised one that is damaged over a considerable area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream such as Permaguard. This calls for the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals along the wall's mortar course and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

In situations where damp proofing injection cream isn't a suitable treatment, or where the damp course membrane is too seriously damaged, putting in a brand new damp proof course may be neccessary. Whilst this level of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve rising damp, it might be your only solution at the end of the day.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another possible solution for less severe areas of damage. Since this is applied under any floor coverings, tiles, wood flooring and carpeting must be lifted and removed before this process can commence. In basement areas this is an especially effectual solution, and will form part of the tanking procedure that's used to make spaces watertight. Before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, your Prestonpans damp proof specialist may suggest the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a basement or part below ground area, is the process of coating any exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. Since this watertight coating needs to be applied on the bare surfaces of floors and walls, all plaster and wall coverings must be removed before work begins, and the pertinent surfaces correctly prepared. As soon as the coating has been put on and dried, it's then possible to replaster the wall surfaces and decorate over the top of it. Because it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, this is a really disruptive job. It is therefore wise to contact more than one damp proofing expert to ensure that this is really the only resolution.


To help ease issues with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are quite effective. The disadvantage with dehumidifiers in seeking to reduce damp is that they just alleviate the cause of the damp, not cure it. To obtain the most reliable advice if you're suffering with dampness in any part of your property, you should contact a competent damp proofing specialist in Prestonpans.


Friends and relatives should invariably be your first port of call when you're looking for recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Where possible you should always try to obtain at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a variety of companies, and before signing up for any specific damp proofing services, you should ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, as evidence of their trustworthiness.

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

If your chosen Prestonpans damp proofing providers are members of the DPA or PCA you can be certain they'll be well qualified and have the necessary working experience to offer a high quality service for all your damp proofing problems. Any damp proofing work supplied by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Prestonpans and also in: Dirleton, Gladsmuir, Elvingston, Wallyford, East Saltoun, Longniddry, Tranent, Ormiston, Aberlady, Haddington, East Linton, Pencaitland, Cousland, Cockenzie, Macmerry, Port Seton, Drem, Meadowmill, and in these postcodes EH32 9ET, EH32 9EZ, EH32 9JT, EH32 2AB, EH32 9HB, EH32 9GB, EH32 9BU, EH32 9LY, EH32 9AH, EH32 9AJ. Locally based Prestonpans damp proofers will most likely have the telephone code Dialling code 01875 and the postcode EH32. Checking this out should make certain that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Prestonpans home and business owners can utilise these and various other similar services.

Prestonpans Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a number of different tasks that can be accomplished by your local Prestonpans damp proof specialist including rendering repairs, cavity wall construction, efflorescence treatments, mould treatment, damp proof membranes, wet rot treatments, dry rot control Prestonpans, injection damp proofing, condensation treatment in Prestonpans, japanese knotweed control in Prestonpans, concrete repairs, timber treatments, rising damp prevention in Prestonpans, plaster replacement, damp treatments Prestonpans, flood defence, damp proofing a cellar in Prestonpans, woodworm treatment, damp proofing services, dampcourse installation, damp proof coursing Prestonpans, damp proof tanking Prestonpans, cementitious tanking, damp proof sealing, chemical DPC injection in Prestonpans, damp control Prestonpans, property preservation, damp proofing a garage, vapour barrier installation, damp proofing old stone walls, industrial damp proofing, residential damp proofing in Prestonpans, landlord damp proofing services, cheap damp proofing, condensation control, and more. Listed are just a small portion of the duties that are accomplished by those doing damp proofing. Prestonpans professionals will inform you of their whole range of services.

Scotland Damp Proofing Enquiries

Scotland Damp Proofing Enquiries

Recently posted Scotland damp proofing enquiries: Sumayya and Asher Dean recently enquired about getting a price for resolving mould and condensation issues in a kitchen in a detached house in Clarkston. Zavier Deeley recently requested a quote for resolving condensation and mould problems in a bungalow in Auchterarder, Scotland. Walter and Lexi Booth recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in a semi-detached house in Lesmahagow. Raymond Mcgregor recently enquired about solving condensation and damp issues in a detached house in Dollar. Mr and Mrs Whitehead recently asked for a quote for eliminating condensation and damp issues in a detached house in Gretna. Maxim Mccarthy and Lilly-Mai Mccarthy recently enquired about resolving condensation and damp issues in a detached house in Dunkeld, Scotland. Sophie and Huey Cowell recently enquired about clearing up damp problems in a terraced house in Burntisland. Dillon and Mae Reid recently requested a quote for clearing up damp problems in a bungalow in Coalburn. Most of these householders conducted a search for "damp proofing Scotland" and came across this page on Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Friends & Family Recommendations

When you are searching for professionals for any project or service, it is always a great help to look to relatives and friends for recommendations. To choose someone who's suitable for your needs, and to weed out substandard contractors and companies with poor track record, personal referrals are usually the best way to go.

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If you are aware that a family member or friend has used a specific contractor, you could ask whether anything went wrong during the work, if so, how rapidly it was resolved, and what the attitude of the contractor was like as a result. You'll also get a bit of first hand insights into their reliability and timekeeping You can get a notion of how close was the original quotation in comparison to the final price charged. which can often be hard to obtain from the contractors themselves unless they have a guaranteed price promise.

As your friends and family members are folks that you know and can depend on in relation to their advice, they should be your first point of reference. You may notice that they will be reluctant to discuss them, if they have had a disappointing experience in dealing with a particular company or contractor. And, rather than 'bad mouthing' a second-rate contractor, a lot of people might even endorse some alternative company, because generally most people will be more than willing to discuss a decent quality contractor and less inclined to mention an inferior one.


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Also find: Gladsmuir damp proofing, Meadowmill damp proofing, Dirleton damp proofing, Elvingston damp proofing, East Linton damp proofing, Cockenzie damp proofing, Longniddry damp proofing, Cousland damp proofing, Haddington damp proofing, Pencaitland damp proofing, Tranent damp proofing, Aberlady damp proofing, Ormiston damp proofing, Port Seton damp proofing, East Saltoun damp proofing, Macmerry damp proofing, Drem damp proofing, Wallyford damp proofing services and more. All these locations are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Prestonpans homeowners can get quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Prestonpans: In the past twelve months damp proofing surveys were professionally done in the following Prestonpans streets: Alexander Drive, Polwarth Crescent, Summerlee, Grant Road, West End, Northfield Gardens, North Crescent, Preston Court, Glencoe Path, Nethershot Road, Glebe Gardens, North Grange Avenue, Struan Wynd, Redburn Road North, Preston Terrace, Johnny Moat Place, Drummore Drive, North Bank Road, Redburn Road, Dolphingstone Court, Polwarth Terrace, Bellfield Square, Acheson Drive, South Crescent, Perth's Grove, and in these Scotland postcodes: EH32 9ET, EH32 9EZ, EH32 9JT, EH32 2AB, EH32 9HB, EH32 9GB, EH32 9BU, EH32 9LY, EH32 9AH, EH32 9AJ. Work was performed in these areas by experts in damp proofing. Prestonpans homeowners enjoyed dependable and high quality damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing Prestonpans article was updated on 19-05-2022)