Damp Proofing Stone

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Damp Proofing Stone Staffordshire (ST15): It's not simply the fact that problems with damp look unsightly, they can also cause chronic health problems and contribute to serious structural damage. Peeling wallpaper and nasty damp patches can conceal a much more serious problem which, if not cured quickly, can cost thousands of pounds to repair. If you think that you may have such problems you must speak to a certified Stone damp proofing specialist to inspect your property, and come up with the most effective damp proofing strategy for your home or business premises.

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In Stone homes there are 3 key problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you'll find details of what might cause damp problems in your home or business in Stone, and precisely how you might proceed with rectifying them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Typical external factors that can lead to penetrating damp include: cavity wall problems, cracks in brickwork, defective guttering and cracked or loose roof tiles. Internally, the causes can be cracked shower trays, overflowing baths or basins and dripping or burst pipes. If left to continue leaking these things allow water to soak into woodwork and walls, which over time lead to dark damp patches on walls, peeling paintwork and blistering or broken plaster.

Wet rot can develop in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof which is neglected for a while. Whilst it can't spread into 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 costly! An unfamiliar musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and indications of a black fungus, could all suggest the existence of wet rot.

Preventative measures can be basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, examining piping for leaks and cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks. An experienced Stone damp proof service will check all these areas to help avoid any further problems, as an element of fixing your issues with dampness.

CONDENSATION

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A common form of damp in Stone properties, condensation is super easy to spot. When cool surfaces make contact with warm, moist air, tiny droplets of water form on those cold surfaces. Poor ventilation in places with a high level of humidity, for instance in bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, is the most common reason behind condensation.

To prevent condensation issues, easy solutions include making sure there is sufficient ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping up any water droplets as soon as they appear. This might call for the updating or installation of extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods to help redirect the humid air to the outside of the building.

There could be issues with sucking in moist air from outside, and by performing an in-depth damp proofing survey a specialist in Stone will identify factors that play a role in the problem. An effective way to adequately minimise condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Stone damp proofing company will offer advice and guidance on how this can best be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been fitted as standard in all houses built in the UK. It's quite possible that you might not have one fitted if your property in Stone was built in the years before this. If your home was constructed after this date, but you are still experiencing rising damp, it may be that your damp proof membrane has been compromised.

Although hard to identify, a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirtings and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. If you see or think that you might have any of these, it is possible that you have a problem with rising damp.

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Just checking your external walls to see if you have a damp course can be the first step towards managing your problems with rising damp. For adequate protection it needs to be 150mm (approximately 6 inches) above ground level. If this is not the situation you may be able to dig the ground away to generate this space, or if this is not possible, you can put in a higher damp proof membrane.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane (DPM) is correct, there could be more challenging issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, up through your floors, and into the walls.

Stone damp proofing technicians will swiftly be able to figure out the cause of your rising damp, and employing a variety of procedures will soon eliminate the problem. If you've got an older house with no damp proof course or one that's damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your walls. Holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then penetrates into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective waterproof barrier.

If the damp proofing cream treatment isn't suitable, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a new damp proof course might have to be put in. Unfortunately this is taking repair work to the extreme, but it could be the only resolution to your rising damp.

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For minimal areas of damp course damage, another potential remedy could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. Tiles, laminate flooring or carpeting will have to be lifted prior to work being done, because it is applied beneath your existing floor coverings. Also used as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a waterproof space, this is a particularly efficacious solution in basements. Your Stone damp proof specialist might suggest applying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely, additional protection in these troublesome areas.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a basement or part below ground area, is a process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. As this coating needs to be applied on the base surfaces of floors and walls, any plaster and wall covering must be taken off before any work can begin, and all surfaces correctly prepared. When this coating has been applied, it must be permitted to dry out thoroughly before replastering the wall surfaces and decorating on top of it. You must invariably get more than one expert's opinion about whether this is the only answer to your rising damp, since this is an incredibly disruptive job since it needs to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Condensation issues can definitely be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are a highly efficacious way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The downside with the use of dehumidifiers in seeking to eliminate damp is that they basically hide the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. To obtain the most reliable advice if you're suffering from damp or mould in any area of your house, you can call on a competent damp proofing company in Stone.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN STONE

As with pretty much any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a professional can be gleaned from friends and neighbours. Before signing up to any damp proofing services, you should always see if you can get at least three quotes from various Stone companies. If you have any doubts about any damp proofing company you could ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and qualifications.

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

You can be sure that your damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has acquired the required experience to carry out a top notch damp proofing service, if they are members of either the DPA or PCA. Such professional memberships also means that there are guarantees for any remedial work completed.

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Damp proofing can be done in Stone and also in: Barlaston, Fulford, Tittensor, Swynnerton, Eccleshall, Cresswell, Stonefield, Little Stoke, Weston, Cold Meece, Sandon, Walton, Cotes Heath, Moddershall, Rough Close, Milwich, Hilderstone, Great Bridgeford, and in these postcodes ST15 0LJ, ST15 0TW, ST15 0AG, ST15 0LY, ST15 0JW, ST15 0AN, ST15 0UN, ST15 0SA, ST15 0WH, ST15 0HF. Local Stone damp proof specialists will most likely have the phone code 01785 and the postcode ST15. Verifying this can confirm you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Stone homeowners are able to utilise these and many other comparable services.

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There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local Stone damp proof specialist including damp proofing floors, solving mould problems, structural waterproofing, cellar waterproofing Stone, cheap damp proofing in Stone, damp control Stone, damp proofing concrete floors, home damp proofing, condensation solutions, black mould treatments in Stone, damp proof sealing, damp proofing brickwork, japanese knotweed control Stone, damp proofing rates, treatments for penetrating damp, leak detection, damp treatments Stone, damp proofing a garage, solving condensation problems, damp proofing services in Stone, commercial tanking in Stone, rising damp advice, wet rot control, concrete repairs in Stone, invasive weed control in Stone, vapour barrier installation, damp proofing assessments, mould treatment in Stone, treatments for condensation, damp proofing internal walls, landlord damp proofing services in Stone, rising damp solutions, rendering repairs in Stone, plaster replacement in Stone, and more. Listed are just a small portion of the tasks that are undertaken by those specialising in damp proofing. Stone professionals will keep you informed about their whole range of damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Recommendation from family, friends and neighbours is always a good way of finding the perfect damp proofing service, so that ought to be your first calling point when trying to find a damp proofer. Somewhere around eighty per cent of people in Stone would take word of mouth recommendations above any other sort of endorsement or review, therefore you should make use of this where possible. Even when a specific damp proofing company has been recommended by someone, you still ought to obtain at least three or four quotations from various companies in the area, to provide you with an idea of prices.

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Also find: Sandon damp proofing, Hilderstone damp proofing, Tittensor damp proofing, Cotes Heath damp proofing, Cold Meece damp proofing, Barlaston damp proofing, Rough Close damp proofing, Moddershall damp proofing, Eccleshall damp proofing, Swynnerton damp proofing, Weston damp proofing, Cresswell damp proofing, Stonefield damp proofing, Fulford damp proofing, Little Stoke damp proofing, Great Bridgeford damp proofing, Walton damp proofing, Milwich damp proofing services and more. Most of these villages and towns are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Stone business and home owners can get damp proofing quotations by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Stone: In the past year damp proofing surveys were professionally done in the following Stone streets: Mercer Avenue, Blackies Lane, Mount Road, The Crescent, Hayes Bank, Chestnut Court, St. Michaels Mount, Holyrood Close, Forrester Road, Blundell Drive, Bushberry Close, Millwalk Avenue, Kent Grove, Riverway, Lichfield Street, Aston Chase, Hill Crescent, Oakleigh Court, Tilling Drive, Kings Avenue, Redwood Avenue, Lander Close, Woodlands Avenue, Millers Gate, Barnton Edge, Tudor Close, Cooper Close, Beacon Rise, and in these Staffordshire postcodes: ST15 0LJ, ST15 0TW, ST15 0AG, ST15 0LY, ST15 0JW, ST15 0AN, ST15 0UN, ST15 0SA, ST15 0WH, ST15 0HF. Work was accomplished in these areas by experts in damp proofing. Stone property owners benefited from trusted and competent damp proofing services on each occasion.

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