Damp Proofing Rushden

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Damp Proofing Rushden Northamptonshire (NN10): It isn't simply the fact that problems with damp look terrible, they can also cause chronic health problems and lead to dangerous structural damages. More serious problems can also be hidden by patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you thousands of pounds to repair if not dealt with promptly. If you think you may have such problems you need to call on a professional Rushden damp proofing company to inspect your property, and recommend the most suitable damp proofing solution for your home.

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In Rushden homes there are three key problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key forms of damp are discussed in greater detail in this article, along with tips on prevention and resolution, in case you find them in your house in Rushden.


Typical external factors that may lead to penetrating damp in your home include: defective guttering, loose or cracked roof tiles, cavity wall issues and unsound brickwork. Inside, overflowing baths or basins, leaky or burst pipes and cracked shower trays, can lead to penetrating damp. If water continues to seep into the walls and woodwork, the visible signs with time will be damp dark patches on walls, flaking or bubbling paintwork and blistered or broken plaster.

If you've got a leaky roof that has been neglected for some time, the timbers on your roof can be affected by wet rot. Even though brickwork is not impacted by wet rot, your roofing timbers can be seriously damaged, and if it becomes structurally unsound, the whole roof might need to be replaced. Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the wood, coupled with a unique musty smell from the decaying wood. If you detect any of these wet rot symptoms, it is imperative to address the issue promptly to prevent further damage and the potential for a expensive roof replacement.

Preventative maintenance can be basic, such as inspecting piping for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks. An experienced Rushden damp proof specialist will check these areas to help prevent any future complications, as an element of resolving your issues with damp.


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One of the most common forms of damp in Rushden homes, condensation is extremely easy to spot. When warm, moist air makes contact with cooler surfaces, minute droplets of water swiftly form. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, condensation forms due to poor ventilation.

Wiping away any droplets of water that form, and making certain that you've got adequate ventilation in the affected areas, are among the most basic answers to such problems. This may require the updating or installation of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans to help reroute the damp air outside of the building.

To find things which play a role in the situation by sucking in moist air from outside, a reputable Rushden company will carry out a comprehensive damp proofing survey. To effectively minimise condensation problems, circulation and airflow must be regulated properly. An experienced Rushden damp proofing company will be able to offer advice and solutions in this regard.

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Homes built since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. If your property or home was built before this time it's conceivable you might not have this installed. If your home was constructed after this year, but you are still suffering with rising damp, it may be that your damp proof membrane has been compromised.

Although rather difficult to distinguish, crumbling or rotten skirting boards, tide marks on walls and a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. It's plausible that you may have a rising damp issue if you've spotted one or all of these in your home.

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Purely checking your external walls to find out if you have a damp course can be the first step towards eliminating your problems with rising damp. For adequate protection it must be 150 millimetres above ground level. Where you find this gap doesn't exist, you could dig away the ground to increase it, or if this approach isn't feasible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will need to be put in.

If your damp proof membrane (DPM) is in fact correct and the gap from the ground is not the explanation for the problem, moisture could be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a much more challenging issue.

Using a number of methods, damp proofing experts in Rushden will quickly identify and remedy rising damp issues. Older houses which either don't have a damp proof course, or have a compromised one that is damaged over an extensive area, can have a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) injected into the walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then diffuses before curing to form an effective water-repellent barrier.

If the damp proof cream treatment is not appropriate, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a new damp proof course may have to be installed. This is the most drastic of repair works, however it could be the only remedy for your rising damp.

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For smaller areas of damage, another possible option would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. This will be applied underneath your floor coverings, so tiles, carpeting and wood flooring will have to be lifted before any work is undertaken. In cellars this is a particularly effectual treatment, and will form part of the "tanking" process which is used to create watertight spaces. Your Rushden damp proof technician may advise laying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, further protection in such troublesome areas.

Tanking: In below ground areas such as basements or cellars, tanking is a process where any exposed surfaces are painted with a waterproof coating. Since this watertight coating has to be applied on the bare surfaces of floors and walls, any wall coverings and plaster must be removed before work commences, and the appropriate surfaces prepared correctly. When the paint has been put on and is dry, it is then the time to replaster and decorate over it. You should always obtain more than one expert opinion about whether this is really the only remedy for your rising damp issues, as this is a very disruptive job as it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building.


To help ease issues with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are quite effective. The fact that they merely mask the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the trouble with the use of dehumidifiers. If you are suffering from damp or mould in any part of your home in Rushden, you should speak to a professional damp proofing company for the most reliable advice.


Friends and family should always be the first choice when you are trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Where possible you should always see if you can acquire at least two or three different estimates from a number of companies, and before signing up to any particular damp proof services, you can ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships, as proof of their credibility.

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

If your selected Rushden damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the PCA or DPA they will be suitably qualified and have acquired the appropriate experience to offer you a high quality service for all your damp proofing project. Any work undertaken by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Rushden and also nearby in: Stanwick, Bletsoe, Podington, Chelveston, Wilby, Caldecott, Great Doddington, Yelden, Sharnbrook, Knuston, Wymington, as well as in these postcodes NN10 0NA, NN10 0FR, NN10 0AX, NN10 0JX, NN10 0DF, NN10 0GZ, NN10 0NG, NN10 0AB, NN10 0DU, and NN10 0AW. Locally based Rushden damp proofers will most likely have the postcode NN10 and the phone code 01933. Checking this out should ensure you access local providers of damp proofing. Rushden homeowners will be able to utilise these and lots of other similar services. To to make enquiries and obtain price quotes for damp proofing, you just need to click on the "Quote" banner.

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Also find: Yelden damp proofing, Bletsoe damp proofing, Knuston damp proofing, Chelveston damp proofing, Wilby damp proofing, Stanwick damp proofing, Sharnbrook damp proofing, Great Doddington damp proofing, Wymington damp proofing, Caldecott damp proofing, Podington damp proofing and more. All of these towns and areas are catered for by firms who do damp proofing. Customised solutions to guarantee your home's safety and durability are provided by these local professionals, who fully comprehend the unique challenges brought by the climate. Tackling problems with dampness effectively and without delay is imperative to prevent health risks and structural damage. To get quotations for damp proofing, local property owners can click here.

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(This damp proofing Rushden information was updated on 14-06-2024)