Damp Proofing Rainham

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Damp Proofing Rainham Essex (RM13): Having damp problems in your home in Rainham can cause major health and structural issues, as well as appearing awful. If not dealt with quickly, some of the more serious issues could cost you thousands to repair, and might be concealed beneath peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. If you've got an issue like this there is very little that you can do yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to call on a professional Rainham damp proofing specialist to undertake a thorough inspection and suggest viable solutions.

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With regards to dampness in Rainham houses, there are basically 3 principal classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find information about what might be causing damp issues in your home in Rainham, and exactly how you can go about fixing them.


Issues like cavity wall problems, broken roof tiles, defective guttering and cracks in brickwork are typical external causes of penetrating damp. From within, it can be caused by cracked shower trays, overflowing sinks or baths and burst or leaking pipes. If left uncontrolled, blistering or broken plaster, flaking or bubbling paintwork and dark damp patches on walls, will be the obvious outcome of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

If you have a leaky roof and it's been left untreated for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Wet rot can't spread into your brickwork, but it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the rafters, together with a distinctive musty smell from the decaying wood.

Preventative measures can be basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, inspecting piping for leaks and cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks. If you use the expert services of a professional Rainham damp proofing specialist, they'll check all these factors as a part of your overall damp proofing program.


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Very easy to identify and the cause of damp in a lot of Rainham homes, condensation is extremely common. When cool surfaces make contact with warm, moist air, minute droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. Poor ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, for example in kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, is the most frequent explanation for condensation.

To avoid condensation issues, simple solutions include making certain that there is sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any droplets of water as soon as they arise. Redirecting moist air outside of your home in Rainham, by updating or fitting cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans, will help you to solve this problem.

A damp proofing survey from an experienced Rainham company could also find areas which give rise to the situation by drawing in damp air from outside. Airflow needs to be regulated properly to effectively minimise condensation problems, and a certified damp proofing technician will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this subject.

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Homes constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have been required to have a damp proof course to be installed as standard. It is quite possible that you might not have one installed if your home or property in Rainham was built in the years before this. It's possible that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane may have been damaged in some way if you are experiencing rising damp issues in a property built after this date.

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

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Simply checking your outside walls to spot if you have a DPM can be one step towards solving your rising damp. For adequate protection it must be 150 millimetres above ground level. You could dig the surrounding earth away to create this gap if it is currently not enough, or you can put in a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up if the first option is not possible.

You might have more problematic issues if you learn that your damp course is OK, and it could be that the moisture is rising up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into the walls, which is going to be even more worrying.

Damp proofing professionals in Rainham will quickly detect and eliminate rising damp problems using a range of methods. A damp proofing cream can be carefully injected into your walls if you have an older house with no damp proof membrane, or one that's damaged over an extensive area. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream cures it turns into liquid and penetrates into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

In instances where damp proofing cream injection is not a suitable remedy, or where the DPM is too severely damaged, installing a complete new damp proof course may be neccessary. This is the most drastic of repair works, but it may be the only solution to your rising damp problems.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another potential solution for less severe areas of damp course damage. Tiles, wooden flooring or carpets will need to be lifted before any work can be carried out, since it's applied beneath your floor coverings. This is especially effective in cellars as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a watertight room. For additional protection in those troublesome areas, your Rainham damp proofing expert may advise the use of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely.

Tanking: In areas of a house that are below ground, for instance basements, "tanking" is the process where any exposed surfaces are covered in a waterproof coating. This has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls, and so any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins. When this coating has been put on, it must be permitted to dry out completely before replastering and decorating over it. This is an exceptionally disruptive job since it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, and it is wise to obtain more than one expert's opinion about whether this is the only solution to your damp problems.


To help with issues with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are quite efficient. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers simply mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are drawbacks to this option. A competent damp proofing specialist in Rainham will be happy to offer advice on the best solution if you are experiencing damp or mould in any area of your property.


The most trustworthy recommendations for local specialists with regards to home improvements are usually friends and relatives. Always obtain at least 2 or 3 different quotes from a variety of companies, and if you have any doubts you should ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, before signing up to any damp proof services.

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

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees that your preferred damp proofing provider is well qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to offer a top notch damp proofing service. Any work performed by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be done in Rainham and also in: Romford, Ilford, Barking, Cranham, Rush Green, Upminster, Hacton, Hornchurch, Dagenham, Aveley, Elm Park, Wennington, Grays, South Ockendon, Purfleet, South Hornchurch, North Ockendon, together with these postcodes RM10 9ED, RM13 7PS, RM13 7BB, RM13 7AA, RM12 5LN, RM13 7TU, RM13 7DU, RM13 0AE, RM13 7BD, RM12 5JJ. Locally based Rainham damp proof specialists will likely have the postcode RM13 and the telephone code 01708. Checking this out can guarantee you access local providers of damp proofing. Rainham home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and various other comparable services.

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There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Rainham damp proofing specialist including damp proofing assessments Rainham, damp proof membranes, timber preservation, damp proof cream treatments Rainham, injection damp proofing, damp proofing a cellar, dampcourse installations, commercial damp proofing Rainham, penetrating damp treatment, vapour barrier installations, cementitious tanking, rising damp treatments, damp proof paint application, timber treatment, damp proof sealing, mould treatments, damp proof tanking Rainham, damp proofing old stone walls Rainham, cellar damp proofing, landlord damp proofing services, damp proofing concrete floors, condensation solutions Rainham, wall tie replacement, damp proofing a garage Rainham, japanese knotweed control, damp control, flood defence in Rainham, invasive weed control Rainham, damp proofing walls, timber surveys, leak detection in Rainham, woodworm treatment Rainham, rising damp prevention, cellar tanking in Rainham, and lots more. These are just a few of the activities that are accomplished by those specialising in damp proofing. Rainham specialists will let you know about their entire range of damp proofing services.

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In Essex you can also find: Maylandsea damp proofing specialists, West Thurrock damp proofers, Margaretting damp proofing, Chadwell St Mary damp proofing specialists, Thaxted damp proof specialists, Little Dunmow damp proof specialists, Kirkby le Soken damp proofing, Sheering damp proofing specialists, Hatfield Heath damp proof specialists, Fyfield damp proofers, Dedham damp proofers, West Bergholt damp proofing, Burnham on Crouch damp proofing, Henham damp proofers, Langham damp proof specialists, Nazeing damp proofing specialists, St Lawrence damp proofing specialists, Ashingdon damp proofers, Marks Tey damp proofers, Epping damp proofers, Stansted Mountfitchet damp proofing, Boxted damp proofers, Tollesbury damp proofers, Great Burstead damp proof specialists, Elsenham damp proofing, Heybridge damp proof specialists, Sandon damp proof specialists, Wyatts Green damp proof specialists, Bannister Green damp proof specialists, Feering damp proofers.

Throughout Essex you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who'll offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you're unable to find a satisfactory damp proof specialist in Rainham itself then you should be able to find one close by.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It is fairly likely that a person you know in Rainham will have had damp proofing work completed recently, therefore you could ask friends and family for recommendations of damp proofing contractors they've found to be good. Word of mouth will tell if a project was done well, and comes from the mouth of somebody you trust to be honest and truthful. You should prepare a shortlist of at least three different contractors and get a quotation from each one.


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Also find: Grays damp proofing, Barking damp proofing, South Ockendon damp proofing, Hacton damp proofing, Cranham damp proofing, Wennington damp proofing, Elm Park damp proofing, Rush Green damp proofing, Aveley damp proofing, North Ockendon damp proofing, Hornchurch damp proofing, Upminster damp proofing, Romford damp proofing, Dagenham damp proofing, South Hornchurch damp proofing, Ilford damp proofing, Purfleet damp proofing services and more. All these towns and villages are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Rainham homeowners can get price quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Rainham: In the past twelve months damp proofing surveys were done in the following Rainham streets: Beechwood Gardens, Cloister Close, Chafford Walk, Stoke Road, Thaxted Walk, Askwith Road, Alexandra Road, Canfield Road, Sunningdale Road, Avelon Road, Betterton Road, Cherry Tree Lane, Stephen Avenue, South Hall Drive, Salamons Way, Southview Parade, Spring Farm Close, Acer Avenue, Stanley Road North, Deri Avenue, Bader Way, Anglesey Drive, Abbey Wood Lane, Spencer Road, Danyon Close, Briscoe Road, Burwood Gardens, Bulmer Walk, Boulter Gardens, The Green, and in these Essex postcodes: RM10 9ED, RM13 7PS, RM13 7BB, RM13 7AA, RM12 5LN, RM13 7TU, RM13 7DU, RM13 0AE, RM13 7BD, RM12 5JJ. These locations recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Rainham householders received professional and reliable damp proofing services.

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More Rainham Tradespeople: Naturally, whenever you're doing home repairs and improvements in Rainham, Essex, you will likely need all kinds of different tradespeople and along with a damp proofer in Rainham, Essex, you may also need an electrician in Rainham, SKIP HIRE in Rainham, concrete flooring in Rainham, tilers in Rainham, plasterers in Rainham, painters & decorators in Rainham, a bricklayer in Rainham, a builder in Rainham, rendering in Rainham, flooring specialists in Rainham, carpenters in Rainham, brick & stone cleaning in Rainham, loft conversion in Rainham, a handyman in Rainham, waste clearance in Rainham, pebble dashing in Rainham, scaffolders in Rainham, plumbers in Rainham, cellar conversion in Rainham, and other different Rainham tradesmen.

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(This damp proofing Rainham page was updated on 19-05-2022)