Damp Proofing Stroud

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Damp Proofing Stroud Gloucestershire (GL5): Having damp problems in your property in Stroud can contribute to severe structural and health issues, as well as being unattractive in appearance. More significant issues can also be concealed by damp patches and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you 1000s to repair if not solved speedily. If you've got an issue like this there is very little that you can do yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to speak to a professional Stroud damp proofing specialist to carry out a thorough inspection and recommend solutions.

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In Stroud dwellings there are 3 principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

In the next few paragraphs, we'll take a look at what causes such damp problems, and ways that you can go about fixing them, and stopping them from happening.

PENETRATING DAMP

Exterior issues like: defective gutters or drainpipes, cracked or loose roof tiles, cavity wall issues and porous brickwork, can all be principal causes of penetrating damp. Inside a building, the causes can be cracked shower trays, overflowing basins or bathtubs and leaky or burst pipes. Visible signs like flaking or bubbling paintwork, damp, dark patches on walls and broken or blistered plaster, all suggest that these issues have been left unresolved for some time.

Roof timbers which are continually damp due to a leaky roof, can get wet rot if this isn't treated. Although it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need a new roof if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. There are several indicators of wet rot which are not difficult to spot, the principle ones being; a musty smell, the appearance of black fungus on woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timber.

To help in preventing this, there are some basic preventative measures you can take: repointing brickwork, examining water pipes for leaks and cleaning your roof & rain gutters and checking for leaks. As an integral part of a complete damp proofing package, your local Stroud damp proofing company will check all of these factors.

CONDENSATION

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Super easy to identify and a contributing factor to damp in many Stroud properties, condensation is extremely common. When warm, humid air makes contact with colder surfaces (such as the glass in windows), small droplets of water rapidly form. It often manifests because of poor ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms.

There are two basic ways of addressing condensation issues, and these are making certain that troublesome areas have enough ventilation, and wiping water droplets away as they form on surfaces. Redirecting moisture laden air outside of your property in Stroud, by updating or installing extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to eliminate this problem.

There may be issues with drawing in damp air from the outside, and by performing an in-depth damp proofing survey an expert in Stroud will be able to identify circumstances that exacerbate the situation. An expert on this topic will be able to offer information, solutions and guidance on this matter, because for condensation issues to be controlled, airflow and circulation within the home must be regulated effectively.

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RISING DAMP

Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all homes constructed in the United Kingdom. If your home was built before this period it's possible that you might not have this installed. It is a possibility that your damp proof membrane or course might have been damaged if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a home built after this year.

Rising damp can be tricky to distinguish, but some things to look for are; "tide marks" on walls, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces. It is plausible that you could have a rising damp problem if you have seen one or more of these.

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Dealing with rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your home's external walls to see if you can see a damp proof course. For satisfactory protection it ought to be 150 millimetres above the level of the ground. You could dig the surrounding soil away to generate this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you could install a damp proof membrane higher up if the first option isn't feasible.

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

Damp proofing experts in Stroud can swiftly detect and remedy rising damp problems using a variety of procedures. Older homes which either have no DPM, or have one that's damaged over a substantial area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) injected into the exterior walls. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and before the cream can set it turns into liquid and soaks into the adjoining brickwork forming a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proof cream is not sufficient, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a brand new damp proof course might have to be put in. This is taking repair work to the extreme, but it may be the only solution to your rising damp.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is yet another possible remedy for minimal areas of damp course damage. Tiles, carpets or wooden flooring will need to be lifted prior to work being carried out, because it's applied beneath your existing floor coverings. This is especially efficacious in basement areas as a part of the tanking process to make a room which is watertight. For added protection in those troublesome areas, your Stroud damp proof expert may suggest the use of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or basement, is a process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. All plaster and wall coverings must be taken off and the appropriate surfaces prepared properly before work commences, as this coating must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. When the coating has been put on and dried, it is then possible to replaster and decorate over the top. This is a highly disruptive job as it must be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, and it is preferable to get more than one specialist's opinion about whether this is the only treatment for your damp problems.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Dehumidifiers are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air, so for condensation issues they can help quite a lot. The main issue with the use of dehumidifiers in endeavouring to reduce damp and mould is that they simply hide the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. To obtain the most reliable advice if you are suffering from damp or mould in any part of your house, you should call on a competent damp proofing specialist in Stroud.

FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN STROUD

The most reliable recommendations for local professionals with regards to home improvement projects are generally family and friends. Before signing up to any damp proofing services, you should see if you can get at least 2 or 3 quotes from different Stroud companies. If you're in any doubt about any specific damp proofing company you should ask to look at professional membership certificates and qualifications.

Look out for technicians holding the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments accreditations, or companies who are registered members of the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association.

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees that your chosen damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the required experience to carry out a high quality damp proofing service. Any damp proofing work completed by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Stroud and also in: Woodchester, Ebley, Lightpill, Uplands, Rodborough Common, Paganhill, Cashes Green, Bowbridge, Whiteshill, Thrupp, Ryeford, Dudbridge, Kingscourt, Kings Stanley, and in these postcodes GL5 1EF, GL5 1EP, GL5 1DA, GL5 1LS, GL5 1LT, GL5 1QJ, GL5 1LQ, GL5 1QL, GL5 1LB, GL5 1DF. Local Stroud damp proofing specialist will probably have the phone code 01453 and the postcode GL5. Checking this should confirm that you access local providers of damp proofing. Stroud home and business owners are able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

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PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) might be an ideal solution to reduce damp issues within your home in Stroud. If you have noticed mould and damp inside your property or condensation on your windows then Positive Input Ventilation can help by reducing the humidity. It achieves this by constantly circulating fresh air. This regular refresh and replacement of the air inside your home increases air quality, reduces odours and pollutants and has been demonstrated to enhance the daily life of allergy and asthma sufferers by reducing the number of dust mite allergens. One thing about PIV systems is that they work better when installed in an attic space, and your premises does require to be fairly airtight. Air, just like water, will take the path of least resistance, and any spaces and gaps around windows or doors will let the fresh air get out, whilst bringing potentially polluted air in from the outside.

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Stroud damp proofing specialist including damp proofing brickwork in Stroud, dampcourse installations, flood defence, damp proofing estimates, damp proof coursing, damp proofing a basement, damp proof sealing, japanese knotweed control in Stroud, rendering repairs, damp proofing a garage, damp control, timber surveys Stroud, damp proofing inspections Stroud, retaining wall damp proofing Stroud, damp proof membranes in Stroud, wet rot treatments Stroud, condensation solutions, basement damp proofing Stroud, solutions for penetrating damp, damp proofing assessments, rising damp advice Stroud, basement tanking Stroud, foundation damp proofing Stroud, positive input ventilation, damp proof tanking, landlord damp proofing services, damp proofing in conservatories Stroud, damp proof paint applications, damp proofing concrete floors, cementitious tanking, rising damp prevention, wall damp proofing Stroud, the treament of efflorescence, chemical DPC injection, floor damp proofing Stroud, and lots more. These are just a few of the activities that are carried out by people specialising in damp proofing. Stroud companies will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of damp proofing services.

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There are lots of professionals in the Gloucestershire area who will be delighted to help you with you damp issues, and if you can't find somebody suitable in Stroud itself, you should definitely be able to uncover a specialist nearby.

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The latest Gloucestershire damp proofing customer projects: Mr and Mrs Ashby recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a bedroom in Clifton. Angela James and Franco James recently enquired about solving damp and condensation issues in a cottage in Chedworth, Gloucestershire. Mr and Mrs Blackwell recently requested a quote for damp proofing an extension in a terraced house in Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire. Louise and Jaiden Clarkson recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a garage in a cottage in Berry Hill, Gloucestershire. Alfie Towers recently asked for a quote for damp proofing an extension in Newnham. Avi Frame from Bream, Gloucestershire was searching for damp proofing companies nearby. Harriett and Lachlan Woolley recently asked for a price quote for clearing up damp problems in Pilning. Martin Fielding in Dodington was looking for local damp proofers in the Dodington area. All these Gloucestershire homeowners conducted a search for "damp proofing Gloucestershire" and located this page on either Google, Bing or Yahoo.

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Also find: Uplands damp proofing, Paganhill damp proofing, Lightpill damp proofing, Ryeford damp proofing, Bowbridge damp proofing, Kings Stanley damp proofing, Ebley damp proofing, Woodchester damp proofing, Rodborough Common damp proofing, Thrupp damp proofing, Kingscourt damp proofing, Whiteshill damp proofing, Cashes Green damp proofing, Dudbridge damp proofing services and more. All these areas are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Stroud homeowners can get estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Stroud: Over the last 12 months damp proofing surveys have been done in the following Stroud streets: Birches Close, The Croft, The Headlands, Seven Acres Road, Accommodation Lane, The Heavens, Barnfield Approach, Acre Street, The Weavers, Bell Pitch, Brickfields, Brantwood Road, Brewery Lane, Badgers Way, The Shard, The Lagger, Abnash, Spillmans Road, Bridge Road, Church Place, Cowcombe Hill, The Martins, Dr Crouchs Road, Bearsfield, Bourne Lane, Castle Close, Slad Road, Toadsmoor Road, and in these Gloucestershire postcodes: GL5 1EF, GL5 1EP, GL5 1DA, GL5 1LS, GL5 1LT, GL5 1QJ, GL5 1LQ, GL5 1QL, GL5 1LB, GL5 1DF. Work was carried out in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Stroud residents benefited from competent and top quality damp proofing services.

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