Damp Proofing Swanley

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Damp Proofing Swanley Kent (BR8): Damp problems in your home in Swanley don't only look unsightly, but they can also bring about major health and structural issues too. More serious problems can also be hidden under peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and can cost 1000s to fix if not resolved immediately. It's much more cost effective in the long term to call in a professional Swanley damp proofing specialist to survey your house, and offer a complete damp proofing solution for your property.

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In Swanley dwellings there are 3 primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following article describes what causes such problems with damp in Swanley, and the different techniques for preventing and resolving them.


External factors that may cause penetrating damp in your home include: cavity wall problems, damaged guttering, unsound brickwork and cracked or loose roof tiles. Inside a structure, overflowing basins or bathtubs, damaged shower trays and leaky or burst pipes, can contribute to penetrating damp. If left to carry on leaking these elements enable water to seep into the walls and woodwork, which with time lead to damp dark patches on walls, flaking paintwork and broken or blistered plaster.

If you have a leaky roof and it's been neglected for quite some time, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot cannot spread into the brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound, necessitating a new roof. A unique musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and signs of black fungus, could all herald the existence of wet rot.

Preventative measures can be relatively basic, such as cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and examining pipework for leaks. If you employ the expert services of a certified Swanley damp proofing provider, they will check all these aspects as a part of your overall damp proofing service.


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Condensation is extremely easy to spot and one of the most common forms of damp in many homes in Swanley. When cooler surfaces make contact with warm, humid air, tiny droplets of water form on those cold surfaces. In areas where high humidity is present, as in: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, it is often caused because of poor ventilation.

Easy solutions to prevent condensation involve wiping away any droplets of water as soon as they form and making certain that there's enough ventilation in the problem areas. Redirecting moisture laden air outside of your property in Swanley, by fitting or upgrading cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans, will help you to eliminate this problem.

There may be issues with drawing in moist air from outside, and by performing a detailed damp proofing survey a specialist in Swanley will identify areas that bring about the situation. The best way to adequately control condensation is to regulate airflow properly, and your local Swanley damp proofing specialist will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can best be accomplished.

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A damp proof course has been compulsory on houses built in Great Britain since 1875. It is quite possible that you might not have one fitted if your home or property in Swanley was built before this time. It is a possibility that your damp proof course or membrane may have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a house built after this date.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp in your home, "tide marks" on walls, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, are fair signs that you might be correct. It's feasible that you may have a rising damp problem if you have seen one or more of these.

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Remedying rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your external walls to see if you can spot a damp course. To be sure of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp proof membrane needs to be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres (approximately six inches). You could dig the surrounding earth away to generate this gap if it's currently not enough, or you can install a damp course higher up if the first option is not possible.

If your damp proof course is in order and the gap from the ground isn't the explanation for the problem, dampness might be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a more challenging issue.

Using a variety of techniques, damp proofing experts in Swanley will swiftly detect and remedy rising damp issues. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your walls if you have an older home with no damp proof course, or it is damaged over a substantial area. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and before the cream sets it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proofing cream isn't sufficient, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a brand new damp proof course may have to be installed. Although this is obviously a fairly extreme course of action, it could be the best way to solve your rising damp problems successfully.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is yet another potential solution for less severe areas of damage. Carpeting, wood flooring or tiles must be lifted before any work is undertaken, because it is applied underneath your floor coverings. This is particularly effectual in cellar areas as part of the tanking process to create a watertight room. Your Swanley damp proof technician might recommend the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely, additional protection in such troublesome areas.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a basement or cellar is called tanking. Any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the pertinent surfaces properly prepared before any work begins, since this waterproof coating must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. Once this paint has been applied, it must be allowed to dry out thoroughly before replastering and decorating over it. You should always obtain more than one expert's opinion about whether this really is the only solution to your rising damp, as this is a very disruptive process as it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


To help with condensation issues, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are pretty effectual. The fact that these gadgets just alleviate the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the issue with dehumidifiers. A reliable damp proofing specialist in Swanley will be glad to give you advice on the best solution if you're suffering from dampness in any area of your house.


The most reliable recommendations for professionals with regards to home improvement projects are normally friends and relatives. Always get at least 2 or 3 different quotes from various companies, and if in any doubt you can ask to see professional memberships and qualifications, before signing up for any damp proofing services.

Watch out for technicians holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) qualifications, or local companies who are signed up members of the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association.

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees your selected damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has the necessary experience to perform a first class damp proofing service. Any remedial work supplied by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Swanley and also in: Dartford, Hook Green, Darenth, Sidcup, Kevintown, Chislehurst, Fawkham, Hextable, Horton Kirby, Questor, Farningham, Eynsford, St Mary Cray, Crockenhill, Wilmington, Orpington, together with these postcodes BR8 7LX, BR8 7BL, BR8 7NF, BR8 7JE, BR8 7JH, BR8 7JZ, BR8 7AS, BR8 7HR, BR8 7ED, BR8 7AP. Locally based Swanley damp proofers will probably have the telephone dialling code 01322 and the postcode BR8.

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There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Swanley damp proof specialist including solutions for penetrating damp, property surveys Swanley, mould treatments, damp control, solutions for condensation, damp proofing estimates in Swanley, condensation treatments Swanley, structural waterproofing, damp proofing internal walls in Swanley, damp proof membranes, damp proofing injection cream treatments, commercial damp proofing in Swanley, damp proofing services Swanley, japanese knotweed control Swanley, damp proofing a garage, damp proofing floors in Swanley, damp proofing a cellar, black mould prevention Swanley, plaster replacement in Swanley, residential damp proofing, wet rot treatments, dampcourse installations, solving condensation problems, wood rot treatments, dry rot treatment, cavity wall construction, cellar tanking Swanley, damp proofing brickwork Swanley, and more.

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Latest Kent damp proofing customer projects: Maci Connelly recently asked for a quote for damp proofing a conservatory in Tovil, Kent. Laila Stringer recently asked for a quotation for damp proofing a conservatory in a cottage in Ringwould. Hudson Mccartney recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up condensation and mould problems in a living room in Kingswood, Kent. Donnie Crawford and Hattie Crawford recently enquired about getting a price for resolving damp and condensation issues in a bedroom in Penshurst, Kent. Mr and Mrs Lees recently asked for a quote for fixing damp problems in a detached house in Bekesbourne, Kent. Jan Baker recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a bedroom in a detached house in Patrixbourne. Mr and Mrs Russell recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up condensation and mould problems in two bedrooms in East Peckham. Yannis Ohara recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a bedroom in a bungalow in Temple Ewell.

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In the Kent area you will likewise discover: Tunstall damp proof specialists, Downswood damp proofers, Bekesbourne damp proofing specialists, Crockenhill damp proofing, Smeeth damp proof specialists, Burham damp proofing, Speldhurst damp proof specialists, Patrixbourne damp proofing specialists, Knockholt damp proof specialists, Lamberhurst damp proofers, Southfleet damp proofing, Swanley damp proof specialists, New Romney damp proofing, Eccles damp proofing, Hinxhill damp proofing, Chart Sutton damp proof specialists, Newington damp proofing specialists, New Barn damp proofing specialists, St Mary in the Marsh damp proofing specialists, Lynsted damp proof specialists, Cliffe damp proof specialists, Brenchley damp proofing specialists, Boughton Under Blean damp proofing specialists, Aldington damp proofers, Broad Oak damp proof specialists, Otford damp proofing, Sandhurst damp proofing, Cranbrook damp proofers, Hextable damp proofing.

All throughout Kent you will be able to find damp proofing experts who'll provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find the perfect damp proofer in Swanley itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.


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Also find: Hook Green damp proofing, Eynsford damp proofing, Hextable damp proofing, St Mary Cray damp proofing, Horton Kirby damp proofing, Questor damp proofing, Wilmington damp proofing, Kevintown damp proofing, Sidcup damp proofing, Farningham damp proofing, Chislehurst damp proofing, Darenth damp proofing, Orpington damp proofing, Crockenhill damp proofing, Fawkham damp proofing, Dartford damp proofing services and more.

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Some Swanley streets where damp proofing work has recently been undertaken - The Staples, Bremner Close, Sycamore Drive, Stones Cross Road, Acacia Walk, Charnock, Strawberry Fields, Bourne Way, St Lukes Close, Cranleigh Drive, Sermon Drive, Sheridan Close, Swanley Lane, Springvale Close, Downsview Close, Birchwood Terrace, St Marys Road, Cedar Close, Bevan Place, Azalea Drive, Station Road, Alder Way, The Birches, Dale Road, Squires Field, Bonney Way, Crawfords, as well as the following Swanley area postcodes: BR8 7LX, BR8 7BL, BR8 7NF, BR8 7JE, BR8 7JH, BR8 7JZ, BR8 7AS, BR8 7HR, BR8 7ED, BR8 7AP.

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Of course, whenever you happen to be doing home improvements and repairs in Swanley, Kent, you'll probably need all sorts of different tradesmen and apart from a damp proofer in Swanley, Kent, you might additionally need scaffolders in Swanley, a building contractor in Swanley, rendering in Swanley, SKIP HIRE in Swanley, repointing in Swanley, a handyman in Swanley, basement conversion in Swanley, a painter and decorator in Swanley, plasterers in Swanley, plumbers in Swanley, stone & brick cleaning in Swanley, pebble dashing in Swanley, waste removal in Swanley, a flooring specialist in Swanley, carpenters in Swanley, screeding in Swanley, an electrician in Swanley, a bricklayer in Swanley, tilers in Swanley, and other different Swanley tradesmen.

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