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Damp Proofing Swinton Greater Manchester (M27): It's not simply the fact that damp problems look unappealing, they can also cause chronic health problems and contribute to severe structural damages. If not remedied speedily, some of the more critical issues can cost 1000s to repair, and might be hard to spot beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. It's frequently cheaper in the longer term to get in touch with an established Swinton damp proofing specialist to inspect your house, and provide an extensive damp proofing treatment for your property.

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In relation to dampness in Swinton structures, there are basically three key causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next paragraphs describe what causes such damp issues in Swinton, and the different ways of avoiding and resolving them.


Penetrating damp in buildings can be attributable to different external factors for instance: cavity wall problems, cracks in brickwork, broken roof tiles and defective guttering. Inside your Swinton home, penetrating damp can result from overflowing basins or bathtubs, burst or leaky pipes and cracked shower trays. If left unchecked, damp dark patches on walls, broken or blistered plaster and peeling or bubbling paintwork, will be the obvious outcome of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can occur in your roof timbers if you have a leaky roof that is left untreated for quite some time. Wet rot cannot spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case your roof timbers become structurally compromised, necessitating a new roof. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the rafters, along with a unique musty smell from the decaying timber.

You should not panic however, since to prevent these problems from occurring, a few basic steps like inspecting piping for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks should reduce such issues. As part of a complete damp proofing service, your local Swinton damp proofing company will check all of these aspects.


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A common form of damp in Swinton properties, condensation is extremely easy to spot. Tiny water droplets appear on cool surfaces when they come into contact with humid, warm air. It is a problem because of poor ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

To avoid condensation issues, basic strategies include making certain you've got enough ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping up any water droplets whenever they form. Redirecting damp air to the outside of your home in Swinton, by fitting or updating cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks, will help you to solve this problem.

The best way to identify the key factors that exacerbate the situation, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by a professional Swinton damp proofing specialist. Sometimes damp air can be sucked in from outside, plainly making things worse. Airflow must be properly regulated to effectively minimise condensation, and a competent damp proofing specialist will offer advice and solutions on this question.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses built in Great Britain. If your property or home was built before this time it's perfectly possible you may not have one installed. If you're suffering with rising damp in a house constructed after this period it might be that your damp proof course or membrane has been damaged in some way.

If you believe that you may have rising damp in your home, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, "tide marks" on walls and crumbling or rotten skirtings, are fair indications that you might be correct. While the existence of these isn't conclusive, they're all indications of rising damp.

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The initial step towards handling your problems with rising damp should be to simply check whether you have in fact got a damp proof course on the outside walls of your property in Swinton. For adequate protection it should be 150 millimetres above the level of the ground. If this isn't the case you might be able to dig away the ground to generate this gap, or if this isn't plausible, you could put in a higher damp proof course.

You might have more challenging issues if you find that your damp course is OK, and it could be that the dampness is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which can be even more worrying.

Using a number of different procedures, damp proofing professionals in Swinton can swiftly identify and resolve rising damp. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older home with no DPM, or one that is damaged over an extensive area. Holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective water-repellent barrier.

In instances where damp proofing cream is not a suitable treatment, or when the membrane is too extensively damaged, installing a new damp proof course might be neccessary. Whilst this level of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve rising damp problems, it could be your only solution when all is said and done.

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For smaller areas of damp course damage, another possible remedy could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Carpets, tiles or wooden flooring will have to be lifted before any work can be carried out, because it is applied beneath your floor coverings. This is especially efficacious in cellars as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a watertight room. Your Swinton damp proofing specialist may advise applying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, additional protection in such problem areas.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a cellar or below ground area is called "tanking". Since this coating has to be applied on the bare surfaces of floors and walls, any wall coverings and plaster must be removed before any work can begin, and all surfaces prepared properly. You can replaster and decorate over it, as soon as the coating has thoroughly dried. This is an exceptionally disruptive job as it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, and it's recommended that you get more than one specialist's opinion about whether this really is the only treatment for your damp problems.


To help with issues with condensation, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are quite effective. The fact that these gadgets merely cover up the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the drawback with dehumidifier use. A reliable damp proofing company in Swinton will be glad to offer advice on the best solution if you are experiencing damp or mould in any area of your house.


Friends and neighbours should invariably be the first port of call when you're looking for recommendations for local specialists. When possible you should always try to get at least 3 or 4 different estimates from a variety of companies, and before signing up to any specific damp proofing services, you can ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships, as a verification of their credibility.

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

If your selected Swinton damp proofing providers are in fact members of either the PCA or DPA you can be sure they will be properly qualified and have the appropriate practical experience to provide a top notch service for your damp proofing needs. Any remedial work undertaken by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Swinton and also in nearby places like: Worsley, Wath-upon-Dearne, Prestwich, Newhill, Kearsley, Pendlebury, Swinton Park, Kilnhurst, Moorside, Eccles, Patricroft, Hazelhurst, Salford, Rawmarsh, Clifton, Wardley, as well as in these postcodes M27 0DX, M27 0BQ, M27 0AU, M27 0FU, M27 0HZ, M27 0JQ, M27 0FS, M27 0AD, M27 0YE, M27 0DF. Locally based Swinton damp proofing specialist will likely have the postcode M27 and the telephone code 0161.

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In the last 12 months damp proofing surveys have been done in these Swinton streets: Hartley Close, Broadway Close, Wentworth Gardens, Aspen Way, St John's Road, South Avenue, Hesley Court, Broomville Street, Temperance Street, New Station Road, Park Close, Don Pottery Yard, Lawrence Drive, Elmville Avenue, Central Avenue, Duke Street, Goodwin Crescent, Edward Street, Haythorne Way, Rookery Road, St Michael's Avenue, King Street, Brookside, Gleneagles Rise, Kew Court, Buckthorn Close, Charles Street, Coronation Road, The Crescent, Wood Street, and in these Greater Manchester postcodes: M27 0DX, M27 0BQ, M27 0AU, M27 0FU, M27 0HZ, M27 0JQ, M27 0FS, M27 0AD, M27 0YE, M27 0DF.

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