Damp Proofing Sevenoaks

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Damp Proofing Sevenoaks Kent (TN13): Having damp problems in your house in Sevenoaks can lead to dangerous structural and health problems, as well as being unsightly in appearance. More significant problems can also be hidden beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you thousands to fix if not repaired swiftly. If you have an issue such as this there's not much that you can do yourself, and the best option is to contact a competent Sevenoaks damp proofing specialist to undertake a thorough inspection and come up with solutions.

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In Sevenoaks homes there are 3 key problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you will find information on what may cause damp problems in your home or business premises in Sevenoaks, and precisely how you may go about fixing them.

PENETRATING DAMP

External factors that may cause penetrating damp in your home include: loose or broken roof tiles, unsound brickwork, defective guttering and cavity wall problems. Internally, cracked shower trays, burst or leaky pipes and overflowing basins or bathtubs, can lead to penetrating damp. If left uncontrolled, damp dark patches on walls, blistered or broken plaster and peeling or bubbling paintwork, will be the noticeable upshot of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

If you have a leaking roof and it has been left untreated for quite some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Even though it is lucky that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case, you may need to replace the entire roof if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the rafters, together with a distinctive musty smell from the decaying timber.

Preventative measures can be relatively basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and inspecting pipework for leaks. If you employ the services of a professional Sevenoaks damp proofing company, they'll check all these aspects as part of your complete damp proofing program.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is very easy to identify and a common form of damp in many properties in Sevenoaks. Small water droplets form on cooler surfaces when they come into contact with humid, warm air. Poor ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, for example in bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, is the most frequent reason behind condensation.

To avoid condensation issues, basic strategies include making certain there's sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any water droplets as soon as they arise. The steps needed may involve the installation or updating of air bricks, extractors and cooker hoods, with the intention of redirecting moist air to the outside of your home in Sevenoaks.

The most effective way to identify the main factors that exacerbate the problem, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by a professional Sevenoaks specialist. With some homes moist air can be sucked in from outside, simply making things worse. The best way to successfully control condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Sevenoaks damp proofing technician will offer guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Houses built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. If your home or property was constructed before this time it's perfectly possible that you may not have this installed. It is a possibility that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane might have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp issues in a property built after this date.

If you believe that you may have rising damp, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are good indications that you may be right. It's plausible that you could have a rising damp problem if you've seen one or all of these in your home.

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Fixing rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your property's exterior walls and seeing if you can spot a DPM. It ought to be 150mm (around 6 inches) above the level of the ground for adequate protection. You can dig away the surrounding soil to generate this space if it's currently not enough, or you could install a damp proof course higher up if the first option is not possible.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your DPM (damp proof membrane) is correct, there could be more serious issues to resolve caused by the dampness coming up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into the walls of your home.

Sevenoaks damp proofing professionals will quickly be able to identify the cause of your rising damp, and using a number of methods will soon deal with the problem. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your wall if you have an older property with no DPM, or one that is damaged over a wide area. This entails the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals along the brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the gaps behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the deterioration of your DPM is too drastic, or if damp proofing injection cream is not an appropriate solution, you may need to put in a brand new damp proof course. While this level of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve damp problems, it may be the only effective solution in the end.

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Another possible solution for smaller areas of membrane damage could include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion coating. This will be applied beneath your current floor coverings, so wooden flooring, carpets and tiles will have to be lifted before any work is done. Also used as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a waterproof space, this is an especially effectual treatment in cellar areas. Your Sevenoaks damp proof technician might recommend the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried, added protection in these trouble spots.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a cellar is known as tanking. This must be applied at the base level of floors and walls, and so all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the appropriate surfaces properly prepared before the commencement of any work. You can replaster the wall surfaces and decorate over the top of it, after the coating has completely dried out. Because it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, this is a highly disruptive process. It is therefore advisable to seek the advice of more than one damp proofing expert to ensure that this is really the only possible solution.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

To help with condensation problems, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are quite effectual. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers merely hide the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are drawbacks to this option. To obtain the best advice if you are suffering with damp in any area of your home, you can speak to an experienced damp proofing company in Sevenoaks.

FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN SEVENOAKS

As with any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a professional come from friends and family. Before employing any damp proofing services, always try to get at least two or three quotations from various Sevenoaks companies. If you're in any doubt about any specific damp proofing company you should ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications.

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

You can be certain that your damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has the necessary experience to provide you with a high quality damp proof service, if they have membership of either the PCA or DPA. Any damp proofing work accomplished by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Sevenoaks and also in: Westerham, Dunton Green, Oldbury, Stone Street, Ightham, Knockholt, Shipbourne, Ide Hill, Otford, Twitton, Godden Green, Shoreham, Cudham, Chipstead, Brasted, Sundridge, Halstead, Kemsing, together with these postcodes TN13 1SJ, TN13 1QL, TN13 1DQ, TN13 1QZ, TN13 1JN, TN13 1LW, TN13 1QB, TN13 1NA, TN13 1RS, TN13 1QE. Locally based Sevenoaks damp proofing specialist will most likely have the postcode TN13 and the telephone dialling code 01732. Checking this should confirm that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Sevenoaks householders can utilise these and many other similar services.

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All throughout Kent you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who will offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find a suitable damp proofer in Sevenoaks itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Testimonials for damp proofing professionals can be gathered from a range of sources, but if a member of their family or a friend has recently had damp proofing work carried out, that's one of the most reliable endorsements you can get. Positive word of mouth endorsements are favoured by most homeowners in Sevenoaks (over eighty per cent according to research), therefore if you are aware of a friend or relative who has had damp proofing completed, ask them if they are willing to recommend somebody. It is still sensible to obtain at least 2 or 3 quotes from other tradesmen in the area, even if a specific damp proofing contractor has been recommended by someone you know.

Sevenoaks Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Sevenoaks damp proof specialist including residential damp proofing Sevenoaks, solving mould problems, the treament of efflorescence, property surveys, damp proofing in lofts, damp proofing brickwork Sevenoaks, treatments for penetrating damp, dry rot treatments, damp proof sealing Sevenoaks, treatments for black mould in Sevenoaks, mould treatment, damp proof injection, timber preservation Sevenoaks, damp proofing concrete floors, damp control in Sevenoaks, property preservation, timber surveys, damp proofing walls Sevenoaks, damp course installations, rising damp treatment in Sevenoaks, rising damp prevention, damp treatments, damp proof membranes Sevenoaks, japanese knotweed control, cheap damp proofing, rendering repairs Sevenoaks, damp proofing floors in Sevenoaks, cavity wall construction Sevenoaks, cellar waterproofing, home damp proofing, wet rot treatment in Sevenoaks, condensation solutions in Sevenoaks, cementitious tanking, landlord damp proofing services, damp proofing assessments, and more. These are just a few of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Sevenoaks professionals will be happy to tell you about their entire range of damp proofing services.

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Latest Kent damp proofing enquiries: Isabel Regan recently enquired about clearing up damp problems in a semi-detached house in Sellindge, Kent. Cayden Mustafa and Octavia Mustafa recently enquired about the possibility of solving condensation and mould issues in a hallway in a terraced house in Sutton At Hone. Walter Blundell recently asked for an estimate for clearing up damp problems in Orlestone, Kent. Heath Spicer and Alanna Spicer recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a bedroom in a semi-detached house in Upchurch. Leonardo Wilkes and Georgie Wilkes recently asked for a quote for clearing up damp and condensation issues in a living room in a detached house in Bobbing, Kent. Seb and Rosemary Maxwell recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a cellar in a semi-detached house in Boughton Monchelsea. Mr and Mrs Drury recently enquired about fixing damp problems in a bungalow in Headcorn. Karol and Rita Leonard recently enquired about solving damp problems in Penshurst, Kent. Most of these Kent homeowners conducted a search for "damp proofing Kent" and came across this page on either Bing, Google or Yahoo.

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