Damp Proofing Stansted Mountfitchet

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Damp Proofing Stansted Mountfitchet Essex (CM24): Having damp problems in your house in Stansted Mountfitchet can contribute to dangerous health and structural issues, as well as being unattractive in appearance. More serious issues can also be hidden beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper, and could cost 1000s to repair if not dealt with quickly. The best solution if you have issues like this with your property in Stansted Mountfitchet, is to get in touch with an experienced damp proofing specialist, and have them take a look.

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Essentially, in terms of damp within the home there are 3 principal problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


In the next few paragraphs, we will consider what leads to such damp problems, and ways that you can set about fixing them, and stopping them from happening in the first place.


External factors like: unsound brickwork, defective guttering or downpipes, blocked cavities and loose or broken roof tiles, can all be principal causes of penetrating damp. Inside your Stansted Mountfitchet home, it can result from overflowing baths or sinks, burst or dripping pipes and cracked shower trays. If left unresolved, woodwork and walls can be severely affected, and the sure indicators of this will be dark, damp patches on walls, blistered or broken plaster and flaking paintwork.

If left untreated over a period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. If worse comes to worse, you might even need to rebuild the whole roof, because wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsound and dangerous. If a black fungus appears on your woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you might have an issue with wet rot.

To prevent this, there are a few basic maintenance measures you can take: cleaning and checking your roof & guttering for leaks, repointing unsound brickwork and inspecting pipes for leaks. As part of an overall damp proofing program, your local Stansted Mountfitchet damp proofing specialist will check all these factors.


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One of the most common causes of dampness is condensation, and a lot of dwellings in Stansted Mountfitchet have problems with this. When a cool surface comes into contact with humid, warm air, water collects as droplets upon that surface. It's often caused because of inadequate ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

To reduce condensation problems, basic solutions include making sure that you've got sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any droplets of water the moment they appear. You might need to update or install cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks, so as to remove excess moisture laden air from your home in Stansted Mountfitchet.

The best way to establish the key circumstances that play a role in the situation, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a credible Stansted Mountfitchet company. Occasionally moist air is drawn in from outside, plainly making things worse. To satisfactorily control condensation, airflow has to be properly regulated. A competent Stansted Mountfitchet damp proofing company will be happy to offer advice and solutions in connection with this.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard in all houses constructed in the UK. It is quite possible that you may not have one installed if your house in Stansted Mountfitchet was built before this year. It's a possibility that your damp proof course or membrane could have been damaged if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a house built after this date.

Although quite difficult to identify, crumbling or rotten skirtings, tide marks on walls and a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. It's possible that you could have a rising damp problem if you have seen one or more of these in your property.

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Dealing with rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your home's external walls and seeing if you can spot a DPM. For adequate protection it should be 150mm (approximately 6") above the level of the ground. You can dig away the surrounding ground to create this space if it is currently not enough, or you can put in a higher damp course if the former isn't feasible.

You may have more serious issues if you find that your damp course is okay, and it may be that the dampness is creeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which will be an even more disturbing state of affairs.

Using a number of methods, damp proofing professionals in Stansted Mountfitchet will swiftly identify and resolve rising damp. If you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof membrane or it is damaged over a significant area, a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your external walls. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled along the mortar course, and before the cream can cure it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the deterioration of the DPM is too drastic, or if damp proofing cream injection is not a satisfactory solution, you might need to put in a new damp proof course. Regrettably this is taking repair work to the extreme, but it may be the only remedy for your damp issues.

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For less severe areas of damage, another possible solution would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. As this will be applied underneath any floor coverings, tiles, wooden flooring and carpeting will need to be lifted before this procedure can begin. This is especially efficacious in cellar areas as a part of the "tanking" procedure to make a room that's watertight. Your Stansted Mountfitchet damp proof technician may advise the application of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried, extra protection in these problem areas.

Tanking: In cellars and below ground areas of a house, tanking is a process where surfaces that are exposed are painted with a watertight coating. Because this waterproof coating has to be applied to the bare surfaces of floors and walls, any wall coverings and plaster must be removed before any work can begin, and the surfaces in question correctly prepared. When the coating has been put on and dried, it is then possible to replaster the walls and decorate on top of it. This is an incredibly disruptive job since it needs to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, and it's advisable to get more than one expert opinion about whether this is really the only solution to your damp problems.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way of lowering the moisture content in the air, so for condensation problems they can help quite a lot. The issue with dehumidifier use in seeking to prevent damp and mould is that they simply mask the cause of the damp, don't cure it. To get the best advice if you are suffering with dampness in any part of your property, you should contact an experienced damp proofing company in Stansted Mountfitchet.


Friends and relations should always be the first port of call when you are trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, you should see if you can get at least 2 or 3 price quotes from various Stansted Mountfitchet companies. If you are in any doubt about any particular damp proofing company you could ask to see evidence of professional memberships and accreditations.

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

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees your chosen damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the appropriate experience to provide a high quality damp proofing service. Any remedial work supplied by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Stansted Mountfitchet and also in nearby places like: Stansted, Farnham, Mountfitchet, Broxted, Elsenham, Ugley, Berden, Quendon, Henham, Widdington, Bishops Stortford, Clavering, Birchanger, Manuden, together with these postcodes CM24 8NJ, CM24 8GU, CM24 8QA, CM24 8NZ, CM24 8SH, CM24 8XG, CM24 8NP, CM24 8FN, CM24 8NG, CM24 8PZ. Local Stansted Mountfitchet damp proofers will likely have the telephone dialling code 01279 and the postcode CM24. Verifying this can confirm you access local providers of damp proofing. Stansted Mountfitchet property owners are able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

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There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Stansted Mountfitchet damp proof specialist including property surveys, timber preservation, damp proofing assessments in Stansted Mountfitchet, cavity wall tie replacement, damp proof injection cream treatments in Stansted Mountfitchet, damp proofing brickwork Stansted Mountfitchet, cementitious tanking, brickwork damp proofing Stansted Mountfitchet, rising damp prevention, woodworm eradication, condensation control, damp proof sealing in Stansted Mountfitchet, invasive weed control, floor damp proofing Stansted Mountfitchet, garage floor damp proofing Stansted Mountfitchet, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proofing a garage, damp proofing a basement, concrete damp proofing Stansted Mountfitchet, missing DPC installation, condensation treatment, replacement of defective flashingsdamp proof course, rendering repairs, damp proofing walls, cheap damp proofing Stansted Mountfitchet, damp treatments, basement waterproofing, flood defence Stansted Mountfitchet, treatments for rising damp in Stansted Mountfitchet, japanese knotweed control Stansted Mountfitchet, leak detection, penetrating damp treatment Stansted Mountfitchet, solving mould problems, injection damp proofing, the treament of efflorescence, and lots more. Listed are just a handful of the tasks that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Stansted Mountfitchet professionals will keep you informed about their entire range of services.

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Throughout Essex you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who will provide various solutions for your damp problems. If you're unable to find the perfect damp proofing expert in Stansted Mountfitchet itself then you should be able to find one close by.


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(This damp proofing Stansted Mountfitchet information was last updated on 18-03-2023)