Damp Proofing Strathaven

Strathaven Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Strathaven Scotland (ML10): Having damp problems in your home in Strathaven can lead to major health and structural problems, as well as being unattractive in appearance. More significant issues can also be concealed beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper, and can cost 1000's of pounds to fix if not repaired speedily. If you have an issue such as this there is not much that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to call in an experienced Strathaven damp proofing company to do an evaluation and come up with solutions.

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

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following article describes what may cause such damp problems in Strathaven, and the various ways of avoiding and solving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Common external factors that may lead to penetrating damp in your home include: defective guttering, unsound brickwork, cavity wall problems and loose or cracked roof tiles. Inside a building, damaged shower trays, burst or leaking pipes and overflowing baths or basins, can lead to penetrating damp. If left to continue leaking these issues enable water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which in time lead to damp dark patches on walls, flaking or bubbling paintwork and broken or blistering plaster.

If you have a leaky roof and it has been left untreated over a long period of time, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot doesn't spread into brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst outcome the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the wood, along with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting timber.

Preventative measures can be basic, such as inspecting pipes for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks. If you employ the services of a reliable Strathaven damp proofing company, they'll check all these factors as part of your all round damp proofing package.

CONDENSATION

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Super easy to spot and the cause of damp in a lot of Strathaven properties, condensation is incredibly common. When warm, moist air comes into contact with colder surfaces (such as windows), droplets of water rapidly appear. Inadequate ventilation in areas with high humidity, such as in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, is the most common cause of condensation.

To reduce condensation issues, basic strategies include making sure that you have adequate ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any droplets the moment they appear. Redirecting damp air to the outside of your home in Strathaven, by fitting or upgrading air bricks, extractors and cooker hoods, will help you to remedy this issue.

The most effective way to find out the key things that bring about the problem, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey carried out by a trustworthy Strathaven specialist. Occasionally damp air can be drawn in from the outside, simply making things even worse. To satisfactorily control condensation problems, airflow has to be regulated properly. A certified Strathaven damp proofing company will be happy to offer solutions and advice in connection with this.

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RISING DAMP

Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all homes built in Great Britain. You might not have a damp proof course on your house in Strathaven if it was constructed earlier than this. It's possible that your damp proof course or membrane might have been damaged somehow if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a home built after this date.

If you think that you may have rising damp in your home, rotten or crumbling skirtings, tide marks on walls and a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, are fair signs that you may be correct. If you notice or think you may have any of these, it's possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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Merely checking your home's outside walls to see if you've got a DPM can be the first step towards resolving your rising damp. It needs to be 150mm above the level of the ground for adequate protection. You could dig away the surrounding ground to create this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you can put in a higher damp course if the former is not possible.

You might have more problematic issues if you discover that your damp proof membrane is okay, and it could be that the dampness is rising up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which can be an even more troubling predicament.

Strathaven damp proofing technicians will swiftly be able to figure out the explanation for your rising damp, and using a number of methods will quickly deal with the problem. If you've got an older property with no damp proof course or it is damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream can be carefully injected into your external walls. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the wall's mortar course, and before the cream sets it turns to liquid and soaks into the adjoining brickwork forming a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damage to the DPM is too extensive, or if damp proofing injection cream isn't a suitable treatment, you might need to put in a brand new damp proof course. While this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve damp issues, it might be your only real solution when all is said and done.

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For smaller areas of membrane damage, yet another possible solution could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Tiles, wood flooring or carpeting will have to be lifted prior to work being done, as it's applied beneath your current floor coverings. This is particularly effective in cellar areas as part of the tanking process to make a room that's watertight. Before the bitumen coating has dried completely, your Strathaven damp proofing technician may recommend laying building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for additional protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a cellar is called tanking. Because this watertight coating needs to be applied to the bare surfaces of floors and walls, any wall covering and plaster must be taken off before work commences, and the surfaces prepared properly. As soon as the coating has been applied and is dry, it's then the time to replaster any wall surfaces and decorate over the top. You should invariably get more than one specialist opinion about whether this is really the only cure for your rising damp, because this is a highly disruptive process as it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Dehumidifiers are an efficient way of reducing the moisture content in the air, hence for problems with condensation they can help quite a bit. The main drawback with dehumidifiers in seeking to reduce damp is that they only mask the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. If you're suffering from damp or mould in any part of your home in Strathaven, you can get in touch with a professional damp proofing company for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN STRATHAVEN

The most reliable recommendations for local specialists with regards to home improvement projects are normally friends and family. Before employing any damp proof services, always try to obtain at least 2 or 3 estimates from a variety of Strathaven companies. If you've got any doubts about any specific damp proofing company you could ask to see qualifications and professional memberships.

Keep an eye out for membership of and qualifications from bodies such as the 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 qualifications.

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees your preferred damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has acquired the required experience to carry out a top notch damp proofing service. Furthermore, it offers guarantees on any damp proofing work supplied by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be done in Strathaven and also in nearby places like: Stonehouse, Dalserf, Crossford, Sandford, Glassford, Netherburn, Ashgill, Caldermill, Larkhall, Kirkmuirhill, Darvel, Braidwood, Chapelton, Deadwaters, as well as in these postcodes ML10 6EX, ML10 6HX, ML10 6BW, ML10 6AS, ML10 6AW, ML10 6FL, ML10 6BX, ML10 6AR, ML10 6QA, ML10 6JT. Local Strathaven damp proofers will most likely have the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01357 and the postcode ML10. Checking this will confirm that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Strathaven homeowners can benefit from these and countless other related services.

Scotland Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Recent Scotland damp proofing postings: Rafe and Nel Horrocks recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a basement in a detached house in Comrie, Scotland. Axl and Bethan Ramsey recently requested a quotation for eliminating condensation and damp issues in a bedroom in a cottage in Duns. Kayleigh Rogers and Rupert Rogers recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a garage in a detached house in Limekilns. Nathaniel Montague recently enquired about resolving mould and condensation issues in a bedroom in Kennoway, Scotland. Gethin Procter and Hawwa Procter recently asked for a quotation for fixing damp problems in a cottage in Crieff. Elif Hussey and Eliot Hussey recently asked for a quote for clearing up damp and condensation issues in a bedroom in a cottage in Ochiltree. Tanisha Stark and Laurence Stark recently enquired about getting a price for fixing damp problems in Drongan, Scotland. Henry Olivier and Esmae Olivier recently requested a quote for clearing up condensation and mould problems in Stenhousemuir. All of these householders searched for "damp proofing Scotland" and found this web page on Yahoo, Bing or Google.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Whenever you've got a project or undertaking that requires hiring a contractor or service in Strathaven, asking friends and family for recommendations is always extremely helpful. Word of mouth references are usually the best way to find someone who is ideal for your requirements, and equally can filter out a bad contractor or a company with a terrible level of performance.

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By obtaining this form of testimonial from a friend or relative you can find out the attitude of the contractor if things went wrong, how rapidly any mistakes were rectified, and also get an insight into their punctuality, dependability and work ethic. They should be able to tell you how accurate the original estimate was when compared with the eventual price, which, unless they've got a guaranteed price promise, is frequently hard to obtain from the contractors themselves.

Your family and friends are people you know, and at the end of the day in regards to advice, they are the individuals you can trust. If they have had a disappointing experience in dealing with a certain contractor or company, you may find that they'll not want to talk about them. It is generally the case that many people will be perfectly happy to talk about a good quality contractor and less likely to mention a lousy one. They may even endorse an alternative company, rather than 'bad mouth' far from ideal one they have previously dealt with.

Strathaven Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks Strathaven

There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Strathaven damp proofing specialist including property preservation, rising damp prevention, pressure grouting, rendering repairs, cavity wall construction, black mould treatments, landlord damp proofing services, damp proof coursing, damp treatments, solving condensation problems, damp proofing floors, chemical DPC injection Strathaven, cellar tanking, damp proof membrane installation, concrete repair in Strathaven, damp proofing assessments, home damp proofing in Strathaven, damp proof tanking Strathaven, wet rot control, property surveys in Strathaven, flood defence, damp control, rising damp advice, damp proof injection, commercial tanking, woodworm treatments, structural waterproofing Strathaven, vapour barrier installations, mould treatments, damp proofing a cellar Strathaven, timber preservation, dry rot treatment, damp proofing injection cream treatments, plaster replacement in Strathaven, damp proofing services, and more. Listed are just an example of the activities that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Strathaven professionals will tell you about their whole range of services.

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Also find: Larkhall damp proofing, Netherburn damp proofing, Crossford damp proofing, Stonehouse damp proofing, Chapelton damp proofing, Braidwood damp proofing, Ashgill damp proofing, Kirkmuirhill damp proofing, Deadwaters damp proofing, Dalserf damp proofing, Sandford damp proofing, Glassford damp proofing, Darvel damp proofing, Caldermill damp proofing services and more. All these villages and towns are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Strathaven residents can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Strathaven: In the past year damp proofing surveys were done in the following Strathaven streets: Glengavel House, Rosebank Gardens, South Hookhead, Goodbushill, Main Street, West View, Dunavon Avenue, Tukalo Drive, Cairnsmore, Applegarth Road, Southend Court, West Priestgill House, Crosskirk Crescent, St. Anne's Well, Hamilton Road Industrial Estate, Craigbridge, Wellbrae Drive, Berryhill Lane, Avonlea Of Priestgill, Orchard Gardens, Braehead Court, Sandford, Kirkland Park Avenue, Flemington Avenue, Hillview Drumclog, Townhead Of Priestgill, Tower Of Udstonhead, Ashkirk Road, and in these Scotland postcodes: ML10 6EX, ML10 6HX, ML10 6BW, ML10 6AS, ML10 6AW, ML10 6FL, ML10 6BX, ML10 6AR, ML10 6QA, ML10 6JT. These locations recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Strathaven property owners enjoyed professional and dependable damp proofing services in every case.

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