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Damp Proofing Rugby Warwickshire (CV21): Problems with damp in your home in Rugby don't only look unappealing, but they can lead to major structural and health problems too. If not resolved swiftly, the more serious issues could cost 1000s to repair, and might be hidden away beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. It's usually cheaper in the longer term to contact an established Rugby damp proofing specialist to check out your house, and provide an extensive damp proofing remedy for your dwelling.

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With regards to dampness in Rugby structures, there are essentially 3 major types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next article describes what causes such problems with damp in Rugby, and the various ways of preventing and resolving them.


Issues like unsound brickwork, damaged guttering, cavity wall issues and broken or loose roof tiles are commonplace external factors that can cause penetrating damp. Inside your Rugby home, penetrating damp can be the result of overflowing sinks or bathtubs, damaged shower trays and dripping or burst pipes. If left uncontrolled, blistering or broken plaster, flaking paintwork and dark damp patches on walls, will be the visible outcome of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

If neglected for a while, a leaking roof can cause wet rot to occur in the timbers of your roof. Even though it cannot spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally compromised, and in a worst case scenario you could even need to have a new roof installed - extremely expensive! If a black fungus appears on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you could have an issue with wet rot.

Simple actions like cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and examining pipes for leaks, are the basic preventative maintenance measures. A competent damp proofer in Rugby will check all these areas in order to help avoid any future complications, as part of solving your dampness issues.


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Very easy to identify and a contributing factor to damp in many Rugby properties, condensation is extremely common. Tiny droplets of water appear on cool surfaces when they make contact with moist, warm air. Poor ventilation in places with high humidity, for instance in boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, is the most frequent reason behind condensation.

To stop condensation problems, easy strategies include making sure you have enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any droplets of water as soon as they form. Redirecting humid air to the outside of your property in Rugby, by updating or fitting extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to solve this problem.

The best way to ascertain the main circumstances that play a role in the problem, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey done by a dependable Rugby damp proofing company. In some cases moist air is drawn in from outside, simply making matters even worse. To adequately control condensation problems, airflow has to be properly regulated. An experienced Rugby damp proofing specialist will gladly offer solutions and advice in connection with this.

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Homes built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. You might not have a damp course on your house in Rugby if it was constructed earlier than this. If you are experiencing rising damp in a property built after this period it may be that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been damaged in some way.

Although difficult to distinguish, white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. If you notice or think that you may have any of these issues, it is possible that you have a rising damp problem.

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Dealing with rising damp problems can be as simple as checking your home's external walls to see if you can spot a DPM. For satisfactory protection it needs to be 150 millimetres (about 6") above the level of the ground. If this isn't the case you may be able to dig away the ground to create this space, or if this is not possible, you can install a higher damp proof course.

If your DPM is installed and in order and the gap from the ground isn't the cause of the problem, moisture could be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a much more serious issue.

Damp proofing specialists in Rugby can swiftly identify and remedy rising damp issues using a number of different procedures. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your wall if you have an older property with no damp proof course, or one that's damaged over a considerable area. This entails drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals in your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the gaps behind the brickwork.

In instances where damp proofing injection cream is not a suitable solution, or when your DPM is severely damaged, installing a whole new damp proof course might be neccessary. Though this is of course a fairly extreme approach, it could be the only method to solve your damp issues successfully.

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Another option for less severe areas of membrane damage could include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. Wooden flooring, tiles or carpets will need to be lifted before any work can be done, since it is applied under your current floor coverings. Also used as a part of the "tanking" procedure to create a waterproof room, this is a particularly effectual treatment in basements. For added protection in these trouble spots, your Rugby damp proofing specialist may suggest the use of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a basement or part below ground area, is a process of coating exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. Any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared correctly before any work begins, as this waterproof coating has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. When this coating has been put on and dried, it is then possible to replaster and decorate over it. This is a very disruptive process as it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, and it's preferable to obtain more than one specialist's opinion about whether this is the only resolution to your damp problems.


Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air, hence for problems with condensation they can help quite a lot. The main drawback with the use of dehumidifiers in trying to prevent damp is that they only alleviate the cause of the damp, not cure it. If you're suffering from dampness in any area of your home in Rugby, you can get in touch with an experienced damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


As with any project, the most reliable recommendations for a local professional come from friends and family. Always acquire at least 2 or 3 different quotations from various companies, and if you are in any doubt you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships, before hiring any damp proofing services.

Watch out for membership of and qualifications from organisations such as the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association, or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) professional qualifications.

If your Rugby damp proofing specialists are members of either the DPA or PCA they will be properly qualified and have the appropriate experience to offer a first class service for all your damp proofing needs. Any damp proofing work accomplished by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Rugby and also in nearby places like: Overslade, Dunchurch, Cawston, Long Lawford, Harborough Magna, Wolston, Newbold on Avon, Brownsover, Bilton, Clifton upon Dunsmore, Lilbourne, Newton, Hillmorton, Church Lawford, Brandon, together with these postcodes CV21 1NA, CV21 1NB, CV21 1BE, CV21 1HP, CV21 1FU, CV21 1HZ, CV21 1BN, CV21 1BF, CV21 1BP, CV21 1AF. Local Rugby damp proofing specialist will probably have the dialling code 01788 and the postcode CV21.

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Households in Acorn Drive, Somers Road, Ambleside, Crick Road, Strath Close, Bretford Road, Brunswick Close, Collingham Lane, Barby Road, Buttermere, Brookside Close, Alfred Street, Bennett Street, Dunchurch Hall, Dryden Walk, Deacon Close, The Banks, Chicory Drive, Boyce Way, Arnills Way, Bell Walk, Bronte Close, Bracken Close, Smarts Estate, Adkinson Avenue, Clifton Road, Sorrel Drive, Sandown Road, Church Road, Cromwell Road, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also undertaken in these local Rugby postcodes: CV21 1NA, CV21 1NB, CV21 1BE, CV21 1HP, CV21 1FU, CV21 1HZ, CV21 1BN, CV21 1BF, CV21 1BP, CV21 1AF.

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