Damp Proofing Stoke-on-Trent

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Damp Proofing Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire (ST1): Damp problems in your house in Stoke-on-Trent may not just look unattractive, but they can also lead to severe structural and health problems too. Peeling wallpaper and nasty damp patches can hide a much more serious issue which, if not remedied quickly, may cost 1000s to repair. If you believe that you may have such damp issues you need to call in a professional Stoke-on-Trent damp proofing specialist to assess your property, and recommend the best damp proofing strategy for your house.

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Essentially, in relation to damp within the home there are three primary problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you will find information about what might be causing problems with damp in your home or business premises in Stoke-on-Trent, and how you might get started with rectifying them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Issues like loose or cracked roof tiles, defective guttering, cavity wall problems and cracks in brickwork are commonplace external factors of penetrating damp in your home. Inside a house, burst or dripping pipes, overflowing sinks or bathtubs and damaged shower trays, can trigger penetrating damp. If left to carry on leaking these things enable water to seep into walls and woodwork, which with time result in dark damp patches on walls, peeling or bubbling paintwork and broken or blistering plaster.

Wet rot can develop in your roof timbers if you've got a leaking roof that's left untreated over a period of time. Wet rot does not spread into brickwork, but it can mean that in a worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. An unusual musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and indications of black fungus, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

Simple steps like repointing brickwork, inspecting pipework for leaks and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, are the basic preventative maintenance measures. As an integral part of an overall damp proofing service, your local Stoke-on-Trent damp proofing company will check out all these aspects.

CONDENSATION

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One of the most common forms of damp within many properties in Stoke-on-Trent, condensation is super easy to spot. When cool surfaces come into contact with warm, moist air, minute droplets of water appear on those surfaces. It often forms because of inadequate ventilation in areas where there's high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms.

Easy strategies to reduce condensation involve wiping away any water droplets whenever they form and ensuring you've got enough ventilation in the problem areas. The necessary steps may involve the updating or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors, with the purpose of redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your property in Stoke-on-Trent.

There may be issues with sucking in damp air from outside, and by performing an in-depth damp proofing survey a specialist in Stoke-on-Trent will find circumstances that give rise to the problem. To successfully minimise condensation problems, airflow must be regulated properly. A knowledgeable Stoke-on-Trent damp proofing technician will gladly offer advice and solutions in regards to this.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course has been installed as standard on houses built in Great Britain since 1875. If your home was constructed before this time it's perfectly possible you might not have one installed. It is a possibility that your DPM might have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a house built after this year.

Although notoriously hard to distinguish, white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. While the existence of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp.

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Dealing with rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your home's external walls to see if you can spot a damp course. For adequate protection it ought to be 150 millimetres above the level of the ground. If this is not the situation you might be able to dig the ground away to generate this space, or if this isn't plausible, you can install a higher damp course.

You may have more challenging issues if you discover that your DPM is okay, and it might be that the damp is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls, which is going to be an even more troubling situation.

Damp proofing experts in Stoke-on-Trent will swiftly detect and resolve rising damp using a variety of procedures. If you have a somewhat older home with no damp proof course or one that's damaged over a significant area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your wall. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar joint, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective, horizontal water-repelling barrier.

If the damage to your DPM is too severe, or if damp proofing injection cream is not a satisfactory solution, you might need to install a new damp proof course. Though this is naturally a pretty drastic course of action, it might be the only method to resolve your damp problems successfully.

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Another option for minimal areas of damp course damage may include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion coating. Since this is applied under your existing floor coverings, carpeting, wooden flooring and tiles will have to be lifted and removed before this operation can begin. This is especially efficacious in basement areas as part of the tanking procedure to make a room that is watertight. Your Stoke-on-Trent damp proofing technician may suggest the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, further protection in such troublesome areas.

Tanking: In below ground areas such as basements or cellars, tanking is a process where surfaces that are exposed are covered in a waterproof coating. This must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, and so any wall covering and plaster must be removed and the pertinent surfaces properly prepared before work commences. Once this paint has been applied, it should be allowed to dry out completely before replastering any wall surfaces and decorating over it. You should always obtain more than one specialist opinion on whether this really is the only cure for your rising damp, since this is a very disruptive job since it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

Condensation issues can certainly be improved by means of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that they basically cover up the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the trouble with dehumidifiers. If you are experiencing damp or mould in any area of your home in Stoke-on-Trent, you should speak to a professional damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN STOKE-ON-TRENT

As with just about any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a local professional can be gleaned from neighbours and friends. Where possible you should try to acquire at least two or three different quotes from a variety of companies, and before signing up to any specific damp proofing services, you can ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates, as a verification of their credibility.

Professional Stoke-on-Trent damp proofing specialists ought to be members of either the Damp Proofing Association or the PCA (Property Care Association), or have accreditations from the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness.

If your Stoke-on-Trent damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the PCA or DPA you can be sure they will be well qualified and have the necessary working experience to offer a top notch service for all your damp proofing issues. Any damp proofing work accomplished by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Stoke-on-Trent and also in: Etruria, Bucknall, Mount Pleasant, Boothen, Wolstanton, Springfields, Fulford, Keele, Dresden, Trent Vale, Penkhull, Trentham, Audley, Clayton, Barlaston, Shelton, Ubberley, Fenton, Blurton, May Bank, together with these postcodes ST1 1NR, ST1 1JJ, ST1 2AS, ST1 2LF, ST1 1HG, ST1 1DH, ST1 2DQ, ST1 2HR, ST1 2ER, ST1 2JD. Locally based Stoke-on-Trent damp proofing specialist will probably have the telephone code 01782 and the postcode ST1. Verifying this can make sure that you access local providers of damp proofing. Stoke-on-Trent property owners will be able to utilise these and numerous other similar services.

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Recently posted Staffordshire damp proofing requests: Gwen and Ignacy Pallett recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up damp problems in Brindley Heath, Staffordshire. Aurelia Mcloughlin and Eric Mcloughlin recently requested a quote for resolving damp problems in a semi-detached house in Lower Penn. Fleur Bedford and Jeremy Bedford recently enquired about the possibility of solving condensation and damp problems in a conservatory in Horninglow, Staffordshire. Mr and Mrs Hunt recently requested an estimate for damp proofing a cellar in Barton Under Needwood, Staffordshire. Dylan and Kiana Corcoran recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing an extension in a detached house in Longdon, Staffordshire. Saffron and Fred Blair recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up damp problems in a terraced house in Kinver. Helena Norton from Seighford asked the question "is there anybody who does damp proofing near me?". Arissa Isherwood in Waterhouses was searching for a company to damp proof a concrete floor. These local people did a search for "damp proofing Staffordshire" and discovered this webpage on Bing, Google or Yahoo.

Stoke-on-Trent Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be carried out by your local Stoke-on-Trent damp proof specialist including woodworm treatments, japanese knotweed control, rising damp treatment, dry rot treatment, cellar water-proofing in Stoke-on-Trent, damp proofing assessments, condensation solutions, damp proofing a garage, damp proof membranes, landlord damp proofing services in Stoke-on-Trent, solving mould problems, damp proofing concrete floors in Stoke-on-Trent, mould treatment, damp proof coursing, damp proofing brickwork Stoke-on-Trent, floor damp proofing Stoke-on-Trent, positive input ventilation (PIV), property preservation, brick damp proofing Stoke-on-Trent, leak detection Stoke-on-Trent, damp proof paint applications Stoke-on-Trent, dampproofing surveys, efflorescence solutions Stoke-on-Trent, penetrating damp treatment, damp proof sealing Stoke-on-Trent, solving condensation problems, cavity wall construction, concrete repairs Stoke-on-Trent, damp proofing old stone walls, basement damp proofing Stoke-on-Trent, cheap damp proofing Stoke-on-Trent, cementitious tanking, chemical DPC injection Stoke-on-Trent, timber treatments, garage damp proofing Stoke-on-Trent, and more. These are just some of the tasks that are performed by people specialising in damp proofing. Stoke-on-Trent providers will let you know about their full range of services.

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Also find: Keele damp proofing, Trent Vale damp proofing, Wolstanton damp proofing, Dresden damp proofing, Clayton damp proofing, Penkhull damp proofing, Fulford damp proofing, Audley damp proofing, Blurton damp proofing, May Bank damp proofing, Barlaston damp proofing, Fenton damp proofing, Ubberley damp proofing, Bucknall damp proofing, Trentham damp proofing, Springfields damp proofing, Mount Pleasant damp proofing, Boothen damp proofing, Etruria damp proofing, Shelton damp proofing services and more. All these locations are served by companies who do damp proofing. Stoke-on-Trent home and property owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Stoke-on-Trent: Damp proofing work has recently been done in the following Stoke-on-Trent areas and streets - Bedford Grove, Adams Street, South Place, Beech Dale Lane, Caldy Road, Balfour Street, Barthomley Road, Downfield Place, Dalegarth Grove, Carina Gardens, Ashleigh Road, Chestnut Avenue, Banbury Grove, Saltersford Lane, Barncroft Road, Adamthwaite Close, Chatteris Close, Denstone Lane, Chartley Close, Tellwright Street, Charlestown Grove, Sheepwash, Carr Bank, Alma Close, Selby Walk, Amblecote Drive, Telford Way, Daventry Close, Ainsworth Street, Defoe Drive, as well as these Stoke-on-Trent area postcodes: ST1 1NR, ST1 1JJ, ST1 2AS, ST1 2LF, ST1 1HG, ST1 1DH, ST1 2DQ, ST1 2HR, ST1 2ER, ST1 2JD. These locations recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Stoke-on-Trent homeowners received reliable and professional damp proofing services on each occasion.

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