Damp Proofing St Agnes

St Agnes Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing St Agnes Cornwall (TR5): Problems with damp in your home in St Agnes don't just look unsightly, but they can also bring about dangerous health and structural problems as well. More serious problems can also be concealed under damp patches and peeling wallpaper, and could cost thousands to fix if not resolved swiftly. It's generally cheaper in the long term to get in touch with a competent St Agnes damp proofing specialist to examine your home, and offer a complete damp proofing solution for your dwelling.

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In St Agnes buildings there are three key problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These 3 key kinds of damp are described in more detail in this article, together with tips on prevention and resolution, if you should find them in your home or business in St Agnes.

PENETRATING DAMP

Issues like cracked roof tiles, cavity wall problems, cracks in brickwork and damaged guttering are all external factors that can lead to penetrating damp. Inside your St Agnes property, penetrating damp can be a result of burst or leaky pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing bathtubs or sinks. If left unresolved, damp dark patches on walls, blistered or broken plaster and flaking paintwork, will be the obvious results of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

If left untreated for an extended period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to occur in your roof timbers. Whilst it is lucky that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof (very expensive!) if the timbers of your roof become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timber, coupled with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting timber.

You need not fret however, because to prevent these problems from occurring, a few basic steps like cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and inspecting pipework for leaks should avoid such concerns. If you employ the services of a competent St Agnes damp proofing specialist, they will check all these areas as part of your all round damp proofing package.

CONDENSATION

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Quite simple to spot and the cause of damp in many St Agnes properties, condensation is incredibly common. When colder surfaces come into contact with humid, warm air, tiny water droplets appear on those surfaces. In areas with high humidity, as in: boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, it's often caused due to poor ventilation.

Wiping away any droplets of water that appear, and ensuring you've got adequate ventilation in the affected areas, are among the easiest solutions to such issues. Redirecting moist air outside of your property in St Agnes, by installing or upgrading air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans, will help you to resolve this issue.

There may be issues with sucking in damp air from the outside, and by carrying out a detailed damp proofing survey a specialist in St Agnes will be able to find things that play a role in the problem. To successfully control condensation, airflow must be regulated properly. A knowledgeable St Agnes damp proofing specialist will be able to offer advice and solutions in regards to this.

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RISING DAMP

Houses constructed since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. If your home or property was built before this period it's perfectly possible that you may not have one installed. If your home was constructed after this year, but you are still experiencing rising damp, it could be that your damp proof membrane has been damaged.

Although hard to distinguish, "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and a white powdery deposit being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. It's plausible that you may have a rising damp issue if you've noticed one or all of these.

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Solving rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your home's external walls and seeing if you can spot a DPM. To be sure of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp proof membrane ought to be above ground level by no less than 150mm (around 6"). You can dig the surrounding soil away to create this gap if it's currently not enough, or you can put in a damp proof membrane (DPM) higher up if the first option is not plausible.

If your damp proof membrane (DPM) is correct and the gap is not the explanation for the problem, moisture could be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a more problematic issue.

Damp proofing technicians in St Agnes will quickly identify and eliminate rising damp issues using a number of methods. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your walls if you have an older property with no damp proof membrane, or one that's damaged over a significant area. This calls for the drilling of holes at intervals along the brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill up the gaps behind the brickwork.

If the deterioration of your DPM is too severe, or if damp proofing injection cream is not a suitable treatment, you may need to put in a new damp proof course. Although this is obviously a fairly drastic approach, it could be the best way to remedy your damp problems in an effective way.

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For less severe areas of membrane damage, another potential remedy would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. Tiles, wooden flooring or carpets will need to be lifted prior to work being carried out, since it is applied beneath your existing floor coverings. In cellar areas this is an especially effective treatment, and will form a part of the "tanking" procedure that is used to create watertight spaces. For additional protection in those trouble spots, your St Agnes damp proof specialist may recommend the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a basement or part below ground space, is the process of coating any exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. Any wall covering and plaster must be taken off and the surfaces in question correctly prepared before any work begins, as this coating has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors. As soon as this paint has been applied, it should be permitted to dry out completely before replastering and decorating over the top of it. You should always get more than one specialist opinion on whether this is really the only answer to your rising damp, because this is a really disruptive job as it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Dehumidifiers are an efficient way of lowering the moisture content in the air, hence for problems with condensation they can help. The main issue with dehumidifier use in attempting to eliminate dampness is that they primarily cover up the cause of the damp, don't cure it. If you're suffering from damp or mould in any part of your property in St Agnes, you can call on a professional damp proofing company for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN ST AGNES

As with pretty much any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a specialist can be obtained from friends and relatives. Always get at least three different quotes from various local companies, and if in any doubt you should ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and accreditations, before signing up for any damp proofing services.

Professional St Agnes damp proofing specialists ought to be registered 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 CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments).

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees your chosen damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has the necessary experience to offer a top notch damp proof service. It also offers a guarantee over any work accomplished by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in St Agnes and also in: Perranzabuloe, Trevellas, Goonhavern, Barkla Shop, Mithian, Mingoose, Higher Bal, Penwartha, Goonvrea, Skinners Bottom, Three Burrows, Goonown, Towan Cross, Perranwell, Crosscombe, Perranporth, Bolingey, Silverwell, Goonbell, Penstraze, Manor Parsley, Zelah, Coldharbour, and in these postcodes TR5 0SG, TR5 0RG, TR5 0SX, TR5 0TN, TR5 0RX, TR5 0NA, TR5 0RH, TR5 0SB, TR5 0NH, TR5 0PA. Locally based St Agnes damp proofers will most likely have the telephone code 01872 and the postcode TR5. Checking this out can make sure that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. St Agnes home and business owners are able to utilise these and various other related services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Recommendation from friends, family and neighbours is always an excellent way of finding a suitable damp proofing service, so that ought to be your first port of call when hunting for damp proofing professionals. Studies have shown that approximately eighty percent of homeowners in St Agnes who are looking for a tradesman, prefer word of mouth recommendations above any kind of endorsement. Even when a particular damp proofing specialist has been recommended by someone, you should still obtain at least 3 or 4 estimates from different companies in the area, to provide you with an idea of what you should be paying.

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be carried out by your local St Agnes damp proof specialist including commercial damp proofing, injection damp proofing, damp proof coursing St Agnes, cellar tanking in St Agnes, solving mould problems, leak detection, timber surveys, commercial tanking, cheap damp proofing, japanese knotweed control, damp control, damp proofing quotations, pressure grouting, invasive weed control in St Agnes, damp proofing old stone walls, wet rot treatment St Agnes, condensation treatment, dry rot control, domestic damp proofing, damp course installation, solving condensation problems St Agnes, damp proofing a garage, vapour barrier installation, damp proof tanking, rising damp prevention, damp surveys St Agnes, timber treatments in St Agnes, damp proofing assessments St Agnes, landlord damp proofing services, home damp proofing, plaster replacement, woodworm treatment in St Agnes, cellar damp proofing, property surveys St Agnes, damp proof paint application, and more. These are just a selection of the activities that are undertaken by those specialising in damp proofing. St Agnes professionals will be happy to tell you about their full range of damp proofing services.

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Also find: Goonhavern damp proofing, Mingoose damp proofing, Perranwell damp proofing, Penstraze damp proofing, Silverwell damp proofing, Towan Cross damp proofing, Bolingey damp proofing, Perranporth damp proofing, Skinners Bottom damp proofing, Barkla Shop damp proofing, Mithian damp proofing, Trevellas damp proofing, Penwartha damp proofing, Goonown damp proofing, Crosscombe damp proofing, Goonvrea damp proofing, Zelah damp proofing, Three Burrows damp proofing, Manor Parsley damp proofing, Coldharbour damp proofing, Higher Bal damp proofing, Perranzabuloe damp proofing, Goonbell damp proofing services and more. All these towns and villages are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. St Agnes business and home owners can get damp proofing quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around St Agnes: In the previous 12 months damp proofing surveys have been done in these St Agnes streets: Polbreen Avenue, Angwin Avenue, Highview Crescent, Goyne's Field, Goonown Lane, Penwinnick Parc, Pengarth, High Field Road, Miners Way, Coast Road, Henley Drive, Green Lane, Wheal Friendly Lane, Kemp's Close, Treven Noweth, South Towan, Trevaunance Road, Castle Meadows, Penhall Lane, Polbreen Lane, Eastcliff Avenue No2, British Road, West Beach Road, Banns Road, Henley Crescent, and in these Cornwall postcodes: TR5 0SG, TR5 0RG, TR5 0SX, TR5 0TN, TR5 0RX, TR5 0NA, TR5 0RH, TR5 0SB, TR5 0NH, TR5 0PA. Work was executed in these places by specialists in damp proofing. St Agnes residents enjoyed professional and reliable damp proofing services on each occasion.

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