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Damp Proofing South Ockendon Essex (RM15): Damp problems in your home in South Ockendon may not only look unappealing, but they can also bring about dangerous health and structural problems too. Costing thousands to fix if not cured immediately, more serious issues can often be concealed beneath flaking paint, peeling wallpaper and damp patches. If you've got an issue like this there is not much that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best course of action is to call on an experienced South Ockendon damp proofing company to undertake a thorough inspection and suggest realistic solutions.

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With regards to dampness in South Ockendon houses, there are essentially 3 key causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key forms of damp are discussed in depth in the following paragraphs, along with suggestions for prevention and resolution, in the event you find them in your home in South Ockendon.


Problems like cracked or loose roof tiles, damaged guttering, cracks in brickwork and cavity wall problems are common external causes of penetrating damp. Internally, it can be created by damaged shower trays, burst or dripping pipes and overflowing basins or bathtubs. If left to continue leaking these factors allow water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which in time lead to blistered or broken plaster, damp dark patches on walls and flaking or bubbling paintwork.

If you have a leaking roof and it has been neglected over a period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. While it does not spread into your brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsound, and in a worst case scenario you might even need to get a new roof - very expensive! A unique musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and the appearance of a black fungus, could all herald the existence of wet rot.

Preventative measures can be relatively basic, such as examining pipes for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks. If you use the services of a competent South Ockendon damp proofing company, they will check all these aspects as a part of your complete damp proofing program.


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Condensation is super easy to identify and a common form of damp within many buildings in South Ockendon. When cooler surfaces make contact with warm, humid air, minute water droplets appear on those cold surfaces. In areas with high humidity, such as: kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, it is often caused because of inadequate ventilation.

Wiping away any droplets that form, and making sure there is adequate ventilation in the affected areas, are among the simplest answers to such problems. The steps needed might involve the upgrading or installation of extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, with the intention of redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in South Ockendon.

A detailed damp proofing survey from a reliable South Ockendon specialist may also find circumstances which contribute to the problem by sucking in moist air from outside. To effectively minimise condensation, airflow must be regulated properly. A knowledgeable South Ockendon damp proofing specialist is well qualified to offer solutions and advice in regards to this.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on homes constructed in Great Britain since 1875. It's possible that you might not have one fitted if your property or home in South Ockendon was constructed in the years before this. It is possible that your damp proof membrane might have been damaged if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a property built after this year.

Although hard to distinguish, tide marks on walls, a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and crumbling or rotten skirtings, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. If you notice or think you may have any of these signs, it is possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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Just checking your home's outside walls to find out if you've got a DPM can be one step towards managing your problems with rising damp. It should be 150mm (about 6") above the level of the ground for adequate protection. You could dig the surrounding earth away to generate this gap if it's currently not sufficient, or you could put in a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) if the first option is not possible.

You may have more challenging issues if you learn that your damp proof course is okay, and it could be that the moisture is rising up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which can be an even more troubling situation.

Using a variety of methods, damp proofing professionals in South Ockendon will quickly identify and eliminate rising damp. A damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older property with no damp proof membrane, or one that's damaged over a wide area. This entails the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals in your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork.

If the damp proof cream isn't suitable, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course may have to be put in. Regrettably this is the most extreme of repair works, however it might be the only answer to your rising damp.

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Yet another remedy for less severe areas of membrane damage could include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion coating. Because this is going to be applied underneath any floor coverings, tiles, wood flooring and carpets will need to be lifted and removed before this procedure can commence. This is especially efficacious in basements as a part of the "tanking" procedure to make a room that's watertight. Your South Ockendon damp proofing expert might recommend the application of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried, added protection in those trouble spots.

Tanking: In areas of a property which are below ground, like basements or cellars, "tanking" is the process where surfaces that are exposed are painted with a waterproof coating. All wall covering and plaster must be taken off and the pertinent surfaces prepared correctly before work commences, as this coating must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. You can replaster and decorate over the top of it, after the paint has dried completely. This is an incredibly disruptive job because it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, and it is advisable to obtain more than one expert opinion on whether this is the only remedy for your damp problems.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way of reducing the moisture content in the air, so for issues with condensation they can be of help. The fact that they primarily alleviate the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the downside with the use of dehumidifiers. To get the best advice if you're suffering with damp or mould in any area of your house, you should contact a certified damp proofing company in South Ockendon.


The most trustworthy recommendations for professionals with regards to home improvement projects are generally friends and relatives. Always get at least two or three different quotes from various local companies, and if you've got any doubts you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional membership certificates, before hiring any damp proof services.

Professional South Ockendon damp proofing specialists should be members of either the Damp Proofing Association or the PCA (Property Care Association), or have professional qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB).

You can be certain that your damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has the appropriate experience to perform a first class damp proof service, if they are members of either the PCA or DPA. Such professional memberships also means there are certain guarantees for any remedial work carried out.

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Damp proofing services are available in in South Ockendon and also in: Horndon on the Hill, Bulphan, Cranham, Stanford-le-Hope, North Stifford, Purfleet, Aveley, West Thurrock, North Ockendon, Linford, Grays, Badgers Dene, Orsett, Chafford Hundred, West Horndon, and in these postcodes RM15 5LA, RM15 5AR, RM15 5FJ, RM15 5HX, RM15 5FQ, RM15 5LT, RM15 5BP, RM15 5AW, RM15 5HH, RM15 5JR. Locally based South Ockendon damp proofers will likely have the postcode RM15 and the telephone dialling code 01708.

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local South Ockendon damp proof specialist including dry rot treatment, timber preservation, wall tie replacement, solutions for penetrating damp in South Ockendon, black mould treatments, vapour barrier installation, dampcourse installations in South Ockendon, wood rot treatments, japanese knotweed control, domestic damp proofing South Ockendon, damp proofing services South Ockendon, cavity wall construction, wet rot treatments, treatments for rising damp, plaster replacement in South Ockendon, condensation treatment South Ockendon, cellar tanking in South Ockendon, mould treatments in South Ockendon, pressure grouting, damp proofing injection cream treatments, damp proofing a cellar in South Ockendon, chemical DPC injection, cementitious tanking, woodworm treatments, solutions for condensation, damp proofing a garage South Ockendon, damp proofing estimates, rendering repairs South Ockendon, and more.

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Throughout Essex you should be able to find damp proofing specialists who'll provide various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find the perfect damp proofing expert in South Ockendon itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.


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In Elan Road, Alder Drive, South Road, Canterbury Parade, Birch Close, Avontar Road, Rosemary Close, Verbena Close, Humber Avenue, Faymore Gardens, Mar Road, Anton Road, Gatehope Drive, Daiglen Drive, Rowan Way, Annifer Way, Bradd Close, Eden Green, Foyle Drive, Fortin Way, Cruick Avenue, Callan Grove, Kennet Green, Anglia Way, South Close, Arcany Road, Fortin Path, Juniper Drive, Easington Way, Daines Close, as well as the following local South Ockendon postcodes: RM15 5LA, RM15 5AR, RM15 5FJ, RM15 5HX, RM15 5FQ, RM15 5LT, RM15 5BP, RM15 5AW, RM15 5HH, RM15 5JR, property owners have recently needed damp proofing services.

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