Damp Proofing Skegness

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Damp Proofing Skegness Lincolnshire (PE24): Problems with damp in your property in Skegness not only look unappealing, but they can cause major health and structural problems too. Costing thousands of pounds to repair if not solved swiftly, more extreme issues are often hidden under peeling wallpaper, damp patches and flaking paintwork. It is usually cheaper in the long run to call in a certified Skegness damp proofing company to check out your house, and provide a complete damp proofing treatment for your property.

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Basically, in relation to damp in the home there are 3 fundamental problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following paragraphs describe the causes of such problems with damp in Skegness, and the various methods of avoiding and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

External factors that may cause penetrating damp in your home include: cavity wall problems, cracks in brickwork, loose or broken roof tiles and damaged guttering. Inside a structure, it can be created by leaking or burst pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing sinks or baths. If left unresolved, peeling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and dark damp patches on walls, will be the visible results of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

If left untreated over a period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Although it is lucky that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in the worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof (extremely costly!) if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the wood, coupled with a distinctive musty smell from the decaying wood.

Simple steps like cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks, examining pipes for leaks and repointing brickwork, will be the basic preventative measures. A competent damp proofer in Skegness will check all of these areas in order to help prevent any future complications, as an integral part of resolving your dampness issues.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is very easy to identify and is a common form of damp within many buildings in Skegness. When moist, warm air makes contact with cooler surfaces, droplets of water immediately form. It often forms due to poor ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

Wiping away any droplets of water that appear, and making certain that there's enough ventilation in the affected areas, are among the simplest solutions to such problems. The steps needed may require the updating or installation of cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks, with the intention of redirecting damp air to the outside of your property in Skegness.

An in-depth damp proof survey by an established Skegness specialist could also find factors which give rise to the problem by sucking in moist air from outside. The best way to successfully minimise condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Skegness damp proofing specialist will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all houses constructed in the UK. It's quite possible that you may not have one installed if your property or home in Skegness was built in the years before this. If your home was built after this date, but you are still suffering with rising damp, it might be that your damp proof course or membrane has been impaired.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp, "tide marks" on walls, white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls and rotten or crumbling skirting boards, are good signs that you may be right. Although the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp problems.

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The first step towards managing your rising damp should be to simply check whether you have a DPM on the external walls of your property in Skegness. It should be 150mm (around six inches) above ground level for satisfactory protection. You can dig the surrounding earth away to generate this space if it is currently not enough, or you can put in a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up if the former is not feasible.

If your damp proof course is in fact correct and the gap isn't the explanation for the problem, dampness might be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a much more problematic issue.

Damp proofing specialists in Skegness can swiftly identify and resolve rising damp using a range of techniques. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your wall if you've got a somewhat older property with no DPM, or one that's damaged over a considerable area. This involves drilling holes at intervals into your wall's mortar course and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill up the gaps behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

In cases where damp proofing cream injection isn't an appropriate solution, or where the membrane is severely damaged, installing a whole new damp proof course might be neccessary. Regrettably this is taking repair work to the extreme, but it might be the only remedy for your rising damp.

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For smaller areas of damage, yet another potential remedy could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. This has to be applied underneath your floor coverings, so tiles, carpeting and wooden flooring will have to be lifted prior to work being undertaken. This is particularly effectual in cellar areas as a part of the "tanking" procedure to create a room which is watertight. Your Skegness damp proofing technician might advise the application of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried, further protection in those problem areas.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a cellar or below ground area is known as "tanking". This has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors, and so all wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the surfaces properly prepared before the commencement of any work. You can replaster and decorate over the top, as soon as the coating has dried out completely. You must invariably get more than one expert opinion about whether this really is the only treatment for your damp problems, because this is an extremely disruptive process as it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air, hence for issues with condensation they can help quite a lot. The fact that they just cover up the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main disadvantage with dehumidifiers. An experienced damp proofing company in Skegness will be ready to advise on possible solutions if you are suffering from damp or mould in any area of your home.

FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN SKEGNESS

The most trustworthy recommendations for professionals when it comes to home improvement projects are generally friends and neighbours. Where possible you should always see if you can acquire at least two or three different quotes from a variety of companies, and before hiring any particular damp proof services, you should ask to see professional memberships and qualifications, as a verification of their credibility.

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

If your Skegness damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the PCA or DPA they will be suitably qualified and have the required working experience to offer you a high quality service for your damp proofing project. In addition, it offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work performed by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Skegness and also nearby in: Hogsthorpe, Wainfleet All Saints, Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards, Seacroft, Croft, Wainfleet St Mary, Orby, Roman Bank, Thorpe Saint Peter, Burgh le Marsh, Seathorne, Addlethorpe, and in these postcodes PE25 1GS, PE25 1JR, PE25 1TN, PE25 1EU, PE25 1TS, PE25 1QR, PE24 4SR, PE25 1BY, PE25 1ER, PE25 1SL. Locally based Skegness damp proofers will likely have the telephone code 01754 and the postcode PE24. Checking this out can confirm you access local providers of damp proofing. Skegness householders are able to utilise these and various other similar services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Houses are damp proofed in Skegness every day of the week, so it is fairly likely that someone in your social circle will have had damp proofing work done in the past, so ask family and friends for a recommendation. A word of mouth recommendation is favoured over any other form of review or endorsement by around eighty percent of homeowners in Skegness, so where possible, you should put this fact to good use. Even when a specific damp proofing specialist has been recommended by someone, you still ought to get a minimum of three different job quotes from different companies in the area, to provide you with a wide range of prices.

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There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Skegness damp proof specialist including industrial damp proofing, treatments for rising damp, the treament of efflorescence, damp proofing a basement Skegness, damp proof sealing, damp proofing brickwork, injection damp proofing, structural waterproofing Skegness, damp course installations Skegness, damp proofing floors, damp proofing walls, condensation control, flood defence, damp control, treatments for condensation, rising damp prevention, chemical DPC injection in Skegness, rendering repairs, damp proofing concrete floors, cheap damp proofing, wet rot control, black mould prevention, plaster replacement Skegness, damp treatments, landlord damp proofing services in Skegness, home damp proofing, damp proofing services, basement damp proofing, cellar tanking Skegness, penetrating damp treatments, dry rot control, leak detection, timber surveys, invasive weed control Skegness, and more. Listed are just a handful of the activities that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Skegness companies will tell you about their whole range of damp proofing services.

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Also find: Wainfleet All Saints damp proofing, Ingoldmells damp proofing, Seacroft damp proofing, Seathorne damp proofing, Wainfleet St Mary damp proofing, Orby damp proofing, Thorpe Saint Peter damp proofing, Hogsthorpe damp proofing, Roman Bank damp proofing, Croft damp proofing, Addlethorpe damp proofing, Chapel St Leonards damp proofing, Burgh le Marsh damp proofing services and more. Most of these towns and villages are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Skegness property owners can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Skegness: Damp proofing services were recently needed by homeowners living in Green Lane, Orchid Way, Franklin Avenue, Arcadia Crescent, Fainlight Close, Alma Avenue, Seacroft Drive, Jenkins Close, Swan Drive, Harvest Way, Winthorpe Way, Queen's Drive, Robert's Grove, South View Close, Spirewic Avenue, Coots Close, Dutton Avenue, Grantham Drive, Tennyson Green, Mill Lane, Regents Close, Kingfisher Drive, Sydney Drive, Portland Drive, Bramley Walk, Alma Close, Cross Street, Kings Avenue, Barnes Road, Roseberry Avenue and these Skegness postcodes: PE25 1GS, PE25 1JR, PE25 1TN, PE25 1EU, PE25 1TS, PE25 1QR, PE24 4SR, PE25 1BY, PE25 1ER, PE25 1SL. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Skegness home and business owners were given trusted and dependable damp proofing services on each occasion.

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