Damp Proofing Royton

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Damp Proofing Royton Greater Manchester (OL2): Damp problems in your house in Royton don't only look unappealing, but they can lead to dangerous health and structural issues too. Costing 1000s to fix if not resolved swiftly, more extreme issues are often hidden under patches of damp, peeling wallpaper and flaking paintwork. If you believe you might have such damp problems you need to bring in a professional Royton damp proofing company to survey your property, and come up with the most effective damp proofing treatment for your home or business.

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In Royton dwellings there are three main problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three primary types of damp are described in greater detail in this article, together with suggestions for prevention and resolution, if you happen to discover them in your property in Royton.


Penetrating damp can be attributable to a range of external factors such as: broken roof tiles, defective guttering, cavity wall problems and cracks in brickwork. Internally, the causes can be burst or leaky pipes, overflowing bathtubs or sinks and cracked shower trays. If water continues to seep into the walls and woodwork, the noticeable signs with time will be flaking paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and broken or blistered plaster.

If neglected over a long period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Whilst it is fortunate that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof installed (very expensive!) if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. A unique musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and signs of black fungus growth, could all suggest the presence of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for instance inspecting pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. If you use the expert services of a competent Royton damp proofing provider, they'll check all these areas as a part of your complete damp proofing service.


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Condensation is super easy to spot and one of the most common forms of damp within many homes in Royton. Small water droplets appear on cooler surfaces when they come into contact with warm, moist air. It's often caused due to inadequate ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

Wiping up any droplets of water that form, and ensuring there's adequate ventilation in the affected areas, are among the easiest answers to such issues. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in Royton, by installing or updating extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks, will help you to resolve this annoying problem.

The most effective way to find out the main areas that give rise to the problem, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a professional Royton damp proofing company. With some properties damp air can be drawn in from outside, simply making things worse. Airflow has to be properly regulated to successfully control condensation, and a reliable damp proofing specialist will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this matter.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard in all homes built in the United Kingdom. If your house was built before this period it's perfectly possible that you may not have this installed. If your house was constructed after this year, but you are still experiencing rising damp, it might be that the damp proof course or membrane has been damaged.

If you believe that you might have rising damp in your home, rotten or crumbling skirtings, "tide marks" on walls and white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, are fair signs that you might be right. It is plausible that you might have a rising damp issue if you have spotted one or all of these in your home.

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Just checking your outside walls to see if you've got a damp course can be the first step towards fixing your rising damp. For adequate protection it needs to be 150 millimetres (around 6 inches) above the level of the ground. If this isn't the situation you might be able to dig the ground away to generate this space, or if this is not plausible, you could install a damp proof membrane (DPM) higher up.

If your DPM (damp proof membrane) is in fact correct and the gap from the ground is not the root cause of the problem, moisture may be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a more problematic issue.

Using a number of different methods, damp proofing technicians in Royton can swiftly identify and remedy rising damp issues. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you've got a somewhat older house with no damp proof membrane, or one that's damaged over a wide area. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a special nozzle is used to inject the cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

If the damp proof cream is not appropriate, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course may need to be put in. Unfortunately this is the most extreme of repair works, but it might be the only resolution to your damp issues.

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For smaller areas of damage, another potential remedy could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Laminate flooring, tiles or carpeting will have to be lifted before any work can be done, since it is applied beneath your existing floor coverings. In cellars this is an especially efficacious treatment, and will form part of the "tanking" process which is used to make rooms watertight. Before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, your Royton damp proof expert may recommend laying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for additional protection.

Tanking: In cellars and below ground areas of a house, "tanking" is a process where any exposed surfaces are painted with a waterproof coating. Since this coating has to be applied on the bare surface of floors and walls, all plaster and wall coverings must be taken off before any work can commence, and the pertinent surfaces correctly prepared. Once the paint has been put on and dried, it's then the time to replaster and decorate over it. Because it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is a really disruptive job. Therefore, it is recommended that you seek the advice of at least two or three damp proofing companies to be sure that this really is the only remedy.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation problems they can help quite a lot. The fact that these gadgets simply hide the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the main downside with the use of dehumidifiers. An experienced damp proofing company in Royton will be ready to give you advice on the best solution if you're suffering from damp in any part of your home.


As with just about any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a local specialist can be gleaned from friends and relatives. When possible you should always try to acquire at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a variety of companies, and before employing any particular damp proof services, you can ask to see professional membership certificates and accreditations, as a verification of their integrity.

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

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has acquired the necessary working experience to provide you with a top notch damp proof service, if they've got membership of either the PCA or DPA. Any work performed by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Royton and also nearby in: Heyside, Spring Hill, Burnedge, Holden Fold, High Crompton, Oldham, Watersheddings, Oldham Edge, Long Sight, Luzley Brook, Chadderton, Shaw and Crompton, Busk, Moorside, Greenacres, as well as in these postcodes OL2 5LU, OL2 5DE, OL2 5QA, OL2 5HD, OL1, OL2 5QT, OL2 5EY, OL2 5HB, OL2 5AU, OL2 5BE. Locally based Royton damp proof specialists will likely have the postcode OL2 and the telephone dialling code 0161.

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All throughout Greater Manchester you will be able to find damp proof specialists who will provide various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find a satisfactory damp proof specialist in Royton itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Royton damp proof specialist including dry rot treatments, dampproofing surveys in Royton, flood defence, black mould treatment, efflorescence treatments, cavity wall construction Royton, damp proofing solutions in loft conversions in Royton, treatments for rising damp, industrial damp proofing, damp control in Royton, damp proofing a basement, wall tie replacement, vapour barrier installations, wood rot treatment in Royton, condensation treatments, solving condensation problems Royton, commercial tanking, residential damp proofing, solutions for penetrating damp Royton, damp proofing concrete floors, damp course installation, plaster replacement Royton, japanese knotweed control, pressure grouting Royton, damp proofing services Royton, rising damp advice, cellar waterproofing in Royton, rendering repairs in Royton, and more.


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Damp proofing services were recently needed by folks living in Water Street, Kershaw Street, Cemetery Road, Elmwood Drive, Brownlow Avenue, Albion Gardens Close, Hall Street, Chiltern Drive, Croydon Avenue, All Saints Close, Cardigan Street, Haggate Crescent, Dunkerley Street, Queen Street, Norwood Crescent, Narrowgate Brow, Bransdale Avenue, Ullswater Avenue, Water Mill Clough, Market Street, Duncote Grove, Delta Close, Lowther Avenue, Maplewood Close, Grosvenor Way, Ashworth Close, Rosebay Close, Grisedale Avenue, Cheviot Avenue and these Royton postcodes: OL2 5LU, OL2 5DE, OL2 5QA, OL2 5HD, OL1, OL2 5QT, OL2 5EY, OL2 5HB, OL2 5AU, OL2 5BE.

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