Damp Proofing Thurmaston

Thurmaston Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Thurmaston Leicestershire (LE4): Damp problems in your home in Thurmaston may not only look unattractive, but they can also lead to serious structural and health problems as well. Costing thousands of pounds to fix if not remedied immediately, more serious problems can often be concealed beneath patches of damp, peeling wallpaper and flaking paint. If you think that you may have such damp problems you must speak to a certified Thurmaston damp proofing company to check out your property, and recommend the most beneficial damp proofing strategy for your home or business premises.

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In relation to dampness in Thurmaston structures, there are essentially 3 key causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next article describes what may cause such damp issues in Thurmaston, and the various techniques for preventing and solving them.


Commonplace external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home include: cavity wall problems, loose or cracked roof tiles, cracks in brickwork and damaged guttering. Internally, overflowing baths or sinks, burst or leaking pipes and damaged shower trays, can contribute to penetrating damp. If left to continue leaking these elements allow water to seep into woodwork and walls, which over time lead to flaking paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and blistering or broken plaster.

If neglected over a long period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot to arise in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot cannot spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsafe, requiring a new roof. If black fungus appears on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you could have problems with wet rot.

You shouldn't panic however, since to prevent these problems occurring, a few simple steps such as inspecting pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and repointing brickwork should aleviate such situations. If you employ the expert services of a competent Thurmaston damp proofing provider, they will check all these areas as part of your overall damp proofing package.


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Very easy to spot and the cause of damp in a lot of Thurmaston properties, condensation is incredibly common. Tiny water droplets appear on cooler surfaces when they come into contact with humid, warm air. It is a problem because of inadequate ventilation in areas where there is high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

Wiping away any water droplets that form, and making sure that you have adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, are among the simplest answers to such issues. Redirecting moist air to the outside of your property in Thurmaston, by installing or upgrading air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, will help you to remedy this issue.

The most effective way to establish the main areas that give rise to the situation, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey carried out by a trusted Thurmaston specialist. Sometimes moist air is sucked in from outside, simply making matters even worse. The most effective way to successfully control condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Thurmaston damp proofing technician will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can best be accomplished.

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Homes built since 1875 in the UK have been required to have a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. If your house was built before this time it's conceivable that you may not have this installed. If your property was built after this date, but you're still experiencing rising damp, it might be that your damp proof course or membrane has been damaged.

It can be tricky to identify rising damp, nevertheless some giveaway indications are; rotten or crumbling skirting boards, white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls and "tide marks" on walls. While the existence of these isn't conclusive, they are all clear indications of rising damp problems.

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Just checking your property's exterior walls to find out if you have a DPM can be the first step towards solving your problems with rising damp. To be certain of an adequate degree of protection the DPM needs to be above ground level by no less than 150mm (about 6 inches). You can dig the surrounding soil away to create this space if it's currently not enough, or you can put in a higher damp proof membrane if the first option is not possible.

If your DPM (damp proof membrane) is in fact correct and the gap from the ground is not the cause of the problem, moisture may be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a much more challenging issue.

Thurmaston damp proofing experts will quickly be able to establish the causes of your rising damp, and employing a number of different methods will soon deal with the problem. Older properties which either have no damp proof course, or have a compromised one that is damaged over a considerable area, can have a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) injected into the outside walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled at intervals along the wall's mortar course, and before the cream cures it diffuses into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damp proofing cream is not suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a brand new damp proof course may need to be put in. While this sort of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve rising damp problems, it may be the only effective solution at the end of the day.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another potential remedy for less severe areas of membrane damage. Tiles, wooden flooring or carpets will need to be lifted before any work can be undertaken, because it is applied underneath your floor coverings. In cellar areas this is a particularly efficacious treatment, and will form a part of the tanking process which is used to make rooms watertight. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried, your Thurmaston damp proof specialist might recommend the application of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for additional protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a cellar or below ground area is called tanking. Since this coating must be applied on the bare surface of walls and floors, any wall covering and plaster must be taken off before work commences, and all surfaces prepared properly. Once this paint has been put on, it must be allowed to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating over the top of it. This is a really disruptive job because it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, and it is recommended that you obtain more than one expert's opinion about whether this really is the only answer to your rising damp.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation issues they can be of help. The downside with the use of dehumidifiers in trying to prevent damp is that they merely cover up the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. To obtain the best advice if you're suffering from mould or damp in any part of your property, you can contact a competent damp proofing company in Thurmaston.


Neighbours and friends should always be your first choice when you're trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Always obtain at least 2 or 3 different estimates from various local companies, and if in any doubt you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships, before employing any damp proof services.

Professional Thurmaston damp proofing companies should be members of either the Property Care Association (PCA) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA), or have accreditations from the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments).

You can guarantee that your damp proofing provider is well qualified and has the appropriate experience to perform a top notch damp proof service, if they have membership of either the DPA or PCA. Such memberships also means there are guarantees for any remedial work completed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Thurmaston and also in: Birstall, Rothley, Syston, Leicester, South Croxton, Beaumont Leys, Cropston, Wanlip, Thurcaston, Scraptoft, Belgrave, Cossington, Quenilborough, Humberstone, Barkby, Hamilton, and in these postcodes LE4 8GJ, LE4 8AA, LE4 8EW, LE4 8GN, LE4 8BP, LE4 8NU, LE4 9AA, LE4 8LX, LE4 8BG, LE4 8JU. Local Thurmaston damp proof specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 0116 and the postcode LE4. Verifying this should make certain that you access local providers of damp proofing. Thurmaston property owners will be able to utilise these and various other comparable services.

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The latest Leicestershire damp proofing job requests: Lexie Batty recently enquired about resolving condensation and damp problems in a bedroom in a bungalow in Ravenstone, Leicestershire. Markus and Carolina Grimshaw recently enquired about the possibility of fixing damp problems in a terraced house in Cropston. Daisy Fernandez and Albi Fernandez recently enquired about resolving damp problems in Swannington. Oliwia Pond and Rayaan Pond recently requested a price quote for clearing up damp problems in Wigston, Leicestershire. Aleksandra Hirst in Long Clawson was looking for an expert to damp proof a wall in the kitchen. Lola-Rose Mellor and Alessio Mellor recently requested a price quote for solving damp problems in Quorn. Mr and Mrs Mcculloch recently enquired about clearing up condensation and mould problems in a conservatory in Rothley. Aria Kaye in Shepshed was searching for someone to damp proof a kitchen wall. Most of these Leicestershire householders searched for "damp proofing Leicestershire" and noticed this webpage on either Yahoo, Bing or Google.

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All throughout Leicestershire you will be able to find damp proofing experts who will provide various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find the ideal damp proofing specialist in Thurmaston itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.

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For any business in Thurmaston, reviews are their lifeblood, and the difference between a prospective client choosing a specific company, or going with someone else, could be whether they have complimentary online reviews or not. If you have received a good standard of work, you might want to take the time to thank them by giving a positive review of their performance on your project. This has benefits for both the company itself and for prospective future clients who may be thinking about using them. If you cast your mind back to the techniques you used to locate someone to do your damp proofing work, you'll appreciate how reading reviews helped (or could have helped) you yourself. Even when you looked at a company with an impressive looking website, you would likely have looked elsewhere if this early promise wasn't backed up by some positive reviews.

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However, when so called customer reviews are prominently shown on a company's website, can you actually trust that they are authentic? Have they been penned by a company employee seeking to promote their services, or were they provided by genuine clients?

Looking at the reviews on Google My Business listings is a good way to look for authentic and honest reviews. For determining a company's reputation, this is THE review website that's trusted around the globe, and the search engine rankings of a business website can also be impacted by the reviews given. The 2nd largest review site for local companies in Thurmaston is Bing Places for Business, and this is the serious rival to Google My Business. A rundown of the dependability and working standards of a company that successfully worked on your project can be established by leaving an appreciative review here, and simultaneously you can help raise their profile in Thurmaston. Equally as effective is leaving testimonials on Twitter and Facebook relating to the company. Most small businesses in Thurmaston will rely heavily on such social media sites for their media marketing campaigns. Your reviews can help strengthen their marketing message, and if you've given recommendations to friends and family who are looking for similar services, this will give them a starting place for their hunt for the perfect tradesman.

Going 'old school' and traditional is obviously still acceptable, and you can prepare a hand-written thankyou letter and post it in to the company. These are easy to scan for use on company websites, and are still vital in an online world. They can even be framed or gathered together to form a review portfolio to show to potential customers in face to face meetings. No matter which technique you choose to create your review of a local company, you'll get a fuzzy feeling inside knowing that you have helped someone who gave you good service. (Tags: Thurmaston Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

Thurmaston Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Thurmaston damp proof specialist including damp proofing brickwork, damp proofing assessments, treatments for rising damp, basement waterproofing, foundation damp proofing Thurmaston, wall damp proofing Thurmaston, japanese knotweed control, invasive weed control Thurmaston, damp proof paint application Thurmaston, solving condensation problems in Thurmaston, pressure grouting Thurmaston, damp proof tanking, damp proofing a garage, cellar damp proofing Thurmaston, damp proofing concrete floors Thurmaston, retaining wall damp proofing Thurmaston, cellar tanking, cheap damp proofing Thurmaston, solving mould problems, damp proofing floors, floor damp proofing Thurmaston, commercial tanking, timber surveys, exterior damp proofing Thurmaston, vapour barrier installations, damp proof injection in Thurmaston, cavity wall construction, woodworm treatment, cementitious tanking Thurmaston, damp course installations, positive input ventilation Thurmaston, damp control, wet rot treatment, damp proofing a cellar, damp proofing solutions in loft conversions, flood defence Thurmaston, rising damp prevention in Thurmaston, and more. These are just a handful of the tasks that are handled by those doing damp proofing. Thurmaston specialists will be happy to tell you about their whole range of damp proofing services.


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Also find: Quenilborough damp proofing, Birstall damp proofing, Cropston damp proofing, Cossington damp proofing, Wanlip damp proofing, Thurcaston damp proofing, Leicester damp proofing, Barkby damp proofing, Hamilton damp proofing, Syston damp proofing, South Croxton damp proofing, Belgrave damp proofing, Beaumont Leys damp proofing, Humberstone damp proofing, Scraptoft damp proofing, Rothley damp proofing services and more. All these areas are served by companies who do damp proofing. Thurmaston householders can get price quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Thurmaston: Some Thurmaston streets and roads where damp proofing work has recently been carried out - Hillcroft Close, Spencer Avenue, Maple Road, Charnwood Avenue, Kiln Avenue, Thorpe Field Drive, Cooke Close, Earls Way, Britannia Way, Manor Road, Wayside Drive, Beverley Close, Langdale Road, Overdale Road, Ivydale Road, Ridgeway Drive, Lonsdale Road, Ferndale Road, Smith Avenue, Margaret Close, Church Street, Charnwood Close, Field View, Southdown Drive, Colby Road, Garden Street, Lawn Close, as well as these local Thurmaston postcodes: LE4 8GJ, LE4 8AA, LE4 8EW, LE4 8GN, LE4 8BP, LE4 8NU, LE4 9AA, LE4 8LX, LE4 8BG, LE4 8JU. These locations recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Thurmaston householders benefited from reliable and professional damp proofing services on each occasion.

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