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Damp Proofing Stanford-le-Hope Essex (SS17): It isn't just the fact that damp problems look unappealing, they can also cause chronic health problems and result in major structural damage. Peeling wallpaper and nasty damp patches can conceal a much more serious problem which, if not resolved quickly, may cost thousands to repair. If you believe you may have such damp problems you must call on a competent Stanford-le-Hope damp proofing specialist to check your property, and come up with the best damp proofing treatment for your house.

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With regards to dampness in Stanford-le-Hope homes, there are basically three major classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key forms of damp are reviewed in greater detail in the following paragraphs, together with tips on prevention and resolution, should you discover them in your house in Stanford-le-Hope.


Typical external factors that can cause penetrating damp include: broken roof tiles, cavity wall issues, defective guttering and cracks in brickwork. Inside a building, overflowing sinks or baths, cracked shower trays and burst or dripping pipes, can cause penetrating damp. If left unresolved, broken or blistered plaster, flaking or bubbling paintwork and dark damp patches on walls, will be the visible signs of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

If neglected for an extended period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot to occur in the timbers of your roof. Although it cannot spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally unsound, and in the worst case scenario you might even need to have a new roof installed - extremely expensive! Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timber, together with a unique musty smell from the rotting timber.

Simple actions like examining piping for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks and repointing brickwork, are the basic preventative measures. If you employ the services of a competent Stanford-le-Hope damp proofing company, they'll check all these aspects as part of your complete damp proofing program.


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One of the most common forms of damp within many houses in Stanford-le-Hope, condensation is very easy to spot. When colder surfaces make contact with humid, warm air, minute droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. It often forms due to inadequate ventilation in areas where there is high humidity, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

Simple strategies to reduce condensation involve wiping away any droplets of water as soon as they appear and making sure there's adequate ventilation in the major problem areas. The steps needed might involve the upgrading or installation of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans, with the purpose of redirecting damp air outside of your property in Stanford-le-Hope.

There could be issues with sucking in moist air from the outside, and by performing a detailed damp proof survey a specialist in Stanford-le-Hope will identify things that contribute to the problem. Airflow must be regulated properly to successfully control condensation problems, and a knowledgeable damp proofing specialist will offer advice and solutions on this matter.

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Houses built since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course to be installed as standard. You might not have a damp proof course on your house in Stanford-le-Hope if it was constructed prior to this period. If you're experiencing rising damp in a house built after this time it might be that your DPM has been damaged somehow.

Although notoriously difficult to distinguish, rotten or crumbling skirtings, tide marks on walls and white powdery deposits being discovered 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 noticed one or all of these.

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The initial step towards managing your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether you've got a damp course on the exterior walls of your home in Stanford-le-Hope. In order to get an adequate measure of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by a minimum of 150 millimetres. Where you discover this gap does not exist, you could dig the earth away to increase it, or if this process is not plausible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be put in.

If this is not the problem and your damp proof membrane is in order, there may be more serious issues to deal with caused by the dampness rising up from the ground, through your floor, and into the walls of your home.

Damp proofing specialists in Stanford-le-Hope can swiftly identify and eliminate rising damp using a variety of methods. Older properties 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 injected into the external walls. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled at intervals along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream sets it turns into liquid and soaks into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damage to the DPM is too severe, or if damp proofing injection cream isn't an appropriate solution, you might have to put in a brand new damp proof course. Although this is of course a pretty drastic plan of action, it may be the only way to solve your rising damp issues in an effective way.

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For smaller areas of damp course damage, yet another possible solution could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. As this is going to be applied beneath your existing floor coverings, carpeting, tiles and wood flooring will need to be lifted and removed before this process can commence. This is particularly effectual in cellar areas as a part of the tanking process to make a room which is watertight. For additional protection in those problem areas, your Stanford-le-Hope damp proof technician may suggest the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a basement or cellar, is the process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. Because this watertight coating needs to be applied to the base surface of floors and walls, any plaster and wall covering must be removed before any work can begin, and the relevant surfaces correctly prepared. As soon as the paint has been put on and is dry, it is then possible to replaster and decorate on top of it. Since it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is a very disruptive job. Therefore, it's preferable to contact more than one damp proofing specialist to guarantee that this is really the only possible solution.


Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air, hence for condensation issues they can help quite a bit. The main problem with the use of dehumidifiers in seeking to eliminate damp and mould is that they just hide the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. To get the most reliable advice if you're suffering with dampness in any part of your home, you should contact a competent damp proofing company in Stanford-le-Hope.


As with just about any project, the best recommendations for a local professional can be obtained from friends and relations. Where possible you should always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 different quotes from a range of companies, and before hiring any particular damp proofing services, you should ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships, as evidence of their integrity.

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

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees that your selected damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to carry out a first class damp proof service. Such memberships also means that there are guarantees for any work carried out.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Stanford-le-Hope and also in nearby places like: Basildon, Orsett, Horndon on the Hill, North Stifford, South Ockendon, South Benfleet, Linford, West Tilbury, Canvey Island, Mucking, Vange, Grays, Langdon Hills, Corringham, together with these postcodes SS17 0BE, SS17 0BY, SS17, SS17 0NB, SS17 0HF, SS17 0DU, SS17 0FT, SS17 0JP, SS17 0NR, SS17 0HH. Locally based Stanford-le-Hope damp proofers will likely have the postcode SS17 and the phone code 01375.

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Homeowners who live in the following areas have just recently enquired about damp proofing - St Johns Way, Dunstable Road, Beckett Drive, Arne Close, Dessons Court, Branksome Avenue, Allensway, Conrad Road, Southend Road, Taits, Abbotts Hall Chase, Crossway, Burton Close, Anthony Drive, St Margarets Avenue, Carisbrooke Drive, Thames Close, Tudor Avenue, Silvertown Avenue, Coxes Close, Silverdale East, Blackbush Lane, Colville Close, Clarence Road, Butts Lane, Birchwood Road, Cameron Close, Third Avenue, as well as the following Stanford-le-Hope area postcodes: SS17 0BE, SS17 0BY, SS17, SS17 0NB, SS17 0HF, SS17 0DU, SS17 0FT, SS17 0JP, SS17 0NR, SS17 0HH.

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