Damp Proofing Tiptree

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Damp Proofing Tiptree Essex (CO5): Having problems with damp in your home in Tiptree should cause you quite a bit of concern, since along with the reality that damp looks unsightly, it can also have structural and health implications as well. Costing 1000s to repair if not resolved immediately, more serious issues may be hidden under peeling wallpaper, flaking paint and damp patches. If you believe you may have damp problems you must bring in a professional Tiptree damp proofing specialist to check your property, and recommend the most effective damp proofing treatment for your home.

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Basically, when it comes to damp in the home there are 3 primary problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The next article describes the sources of such problems with damp in Tiptree, and the different ways of avoiding and solving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

There are numerous exterior issues that can cause penetrating damp, and included in these are: cavity wall issues, damaged guttering or downpipes, loose or cracked roof tiles and unsound brickwork. In the interior of your dwelling it can be caused by damaged shower trays, overflowing sinks or bathtubs and dripping or burst pipework. Woodwork and walls can be impacted if left uncontrolled, and will be noticeable as dark, damp patches on walls, peeling paintwork and broken or blistered plaster.

You could get wet rot developing in the timbers on your roof, if you've got a leaky roof, and it has been neglected for a while. Though it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst outcome, you may need a new roof (extremely costly!) if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. There are several indicators of wet rot that are not difficult to spot, the main ones being; the presence of black fungus on woodwork, a "spongy" feel to the timber and a musty smell.

To help prevent this, there are some basic measures you can take: examining water pipes for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof & guttering for leaks. A knowledgeable damp proofer in Tiptree will check these areas in order to help prevent any future problems, as an integral part of resolving your dampness issues.

CONDENSATION

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Very easy to identify and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Tiptree homes, condensation is incredibly common. When cooler surfaces make contact with humid, warm air, small water droplets appear on those surfaces. It is an issue due to poor ventilation in places where there is high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms.

There are a couple of basic ways of managing condensation issues, and these are making certain that the worst affected areas have adequate ventilation, and wiping droplets away as they appear on surfaces. Redirecting moist air outside of your home in Tiptree, by updating or installing extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks, will help you to remedy this problem.

A detailed damp proof survey by a professional Tiptree specialist could also find things which play a role in the situation by drawing in damp air from the outside. An effective way to adequately minimise condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Tiptree damp proofing company will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can best be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course has been compulsory on homes constructed in Great Britain since 1875. It's possible that you may not have one installed if your home in Tiptree was built in the years before this. If your home was built after this year, but you're still suffering with rising damp, it may be that your damp proof course has been impaired.

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

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Just checking your home's exterior walls to find out if you have a damp course can be the first step towards eliminating your rising damp. To be certain of a satisfactory measure of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by at least 150mm. You can dig away the surrounding ground to create this gap if it's currently not enough, or you could install a damp proof course higher up if the former isn't possible.

If your DPM (damp proof membrane) is correct and the gap from the ground is not the explanation for the problem, dampness could be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a more serious issue.

Using a variety of methods, damp proofing specialists in Tiptree will quickly detect and remedy rising damp. Older properties which either don't have a damp proof course, or have a compromised one which is damaged over a significant area, can be treated with a damp proof injection cream such as Permaguard. This calls for the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals in your wall's mortar course and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the deterioration of the membrane is too extensive, or if damp proofing cream injection isn't a suitable solution, you may have to install a new damp proof course. Unfortunately this is the most drastic of repair works, but it may be the only solution to your rising damp.

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Another option for smaller areas of damage could include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. Laminate flooring, carpeting or tiles will need to be lifted before any work can be done, since it's applied beneath your existing floor coverings. This is particularly effective in basement areas as part of the tanking process to make a room that's watertight. For additional protection in those trouble spots, your Tiptree damp proofing technician might recommend the application of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out.

Tanking: Tanking an area, like a basement or cellar, is the process of covering any exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. Any plaster and wall covering must be taken off and the relevant surfaces properly prepared before the commencement of any work, because this watertight coating has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors. You can replaster any wall surfaces and decorate over the top of it, after the paint has completely dried out. You must invariably obtain more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is the only remedy for your damp problems, because this is an extremely disruptive job because it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation issues they can help quite a lot. The main disadvantage with dehumidifiers in endeavouring to prevent damp and mould is that they only alleviate the cause of the damp, don't cure it. If you are suffering from damp or mould in any part of your property in Tiptree, you can speak to a certified damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.

FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN TIPTREE

The most reliable recommendations for local professionals when it comes to home improvement projects are usually friends and neighbours. Always acquire at least 2 or 3 different quotations from a variety of companies, and if you are in any doubt you should ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates, before hiring any damp proof services.

Professional Tiptree damp proofing specialists should be members of either the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA), or have professional qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments.

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has the appropriate experience to perform a top notch damp proofing service, if they are members of the DPA or PCA. Any damp proofing work performed by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Tiptree and also nearby in: Little Totham, Messing, Tolleshunt Major, Rivenhall, Silver End, Feering, Birch, Tolleshunt Knights, Layer Marney, Great Totham, Inworth, Great Braxted, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Great Wigborough, as well as in these postcodes CO5 0HD, CO5 0HJ, CO5 0DL, CO5 0FB, CO5 0JH, CO5 0BX, CO5 0PG, CO5 0NA, CO5 0JE, CO5 0ER. Locally based Tiptree damp proofing specialist will likely have the telephone code 01621 and the postcode CO5. Checking this out should make sure that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Tiptree property owners can benefit from these and countless other comparable services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Homes are damp proofed in Tiptree every day of the week, so there is a likelihood that someone you know will have had damp proofing carried out in the past, so ask family and friends for a recommendation. Word of mouth is often more reliable, and should be viewed as a decent starting point when you are on the lookout for tradespeople who specialise in damp proofing. You should compile a shortlist of at least two or three companies and obtain a quote from each one.

Tiptree Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a wide range of work that can be carried out by your local Tiptree damp proof specialist including treatments for condensation in Tiptree, defective DPC replacement, timber treatments, injection damp proofing, timber surveys, landlord damp proofing services, black mould treatments, damp proofing a basement Tiptree, damp proofing internal walls Tiptree, damp proofing assessments in Tiptree, rendering repairs Tiptree, structural waterproofing, property preservation, damp proof tanking in Tiptree, damp course installations, external damp proofing Tiptree, wet rot treatments, damp proofing a garage Tiptree, garage damp proofing Tiptree, dampproofing surveys, leak detection, wood rot treatment, damp proofing inspections in Tiptree, damp proofing brickwork in Tiptree, damp proofing prices in Tiptree, cavity wall tie replacement Tiptree, invasive weed control, rising damp advice, concrete damp proofing Tiptree, brickwork damp proofing Tiptree, plaster replacement, damp proof membrane installation, rising damp prevention, damp proofing services, penetrating damp treatment, and more. These are just a selection of the tasks that are conducted by those specialising in damp proofing. Tiptree companies will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of services.

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When folks in Tiptree are searching for services, many of them browse online reviews to help them make a choice, therefore decent reviews and testimonials are the driving force for any local business. It's helpful for them if you could leave a review when they have done an excellent job or provided a great service, and of course it is useful for others as well. Both the business itself and potential customers can gain benefits from this sharing of your first hand experience. Let's be honest, reviews were most likely useful for you yourself when you were first trying to find somebody to damp proofing work. Even if you'd visited a company website which looked extremely impressive, you would likely have looked at other providers if they didn't have good reviews and testimonials.

Leaving a Review

However, how can the so called customer reviews on a business's website be relied on? Are such reviews penned by genuine people who were happy with the services they got, or were they penned by a member of the company?

If you would like to find authentic and honest reviews on a company in Tiptree, an excellent strategy is to look at the Google My Business reviews. There's little doubt that this is THE first place to head to ascertain the reputation of any company, and it's also important for the company as it can have an impact on its search engine ranking positions. After Google My Business reviews, the next biggest spot for leaving local company reviews is Microsoft's alternative - Bing Places for Business. So as to enhance the profile of a company that successfully worked on your damp proofing project, you could leave a glowing review on either these platforms, which will additionally build an outline of their reliability and standards, which can be great for other local people searching for similar services. Other excellent spots to leave feedback for a company include Facebook and Twitter pages. A big part of any small business's marketing and promotion strategy, such social media websites are an important element of the review process. Their sales message will be reinforced by your supportive reviews and give a starting place for friends and acquaintances who may be interested in services of a similar nature.

If you are not comfortable with computers you could always just send in a hand-drafted letter of thanks to the company involved. These can be gathered together to create a portfolio of reviews which is useful in one on one meetings with potential customers, framed for display in receptions, or scanned and published on the company website. The fact that your positive review may have helped a small business to gain more clients and gain visibility in the local Tiptree marketplace is a reward in itself. (Tags: Tiptree Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

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Also find: Messing damp proofing specialists, Rivenhall damp proofing specialists, Inworth damp proofing specialists, Layer Marney damp proofing specialists, Little Totham damp proofing specialists, Silver End damp proofing specialists, Feering damp proofing specialists, Great Wigborough damp proofing specialists, Great Braxted damp proofing specialists, Tolleshunt Major damp proofing specialists, Tolleshunt D'Arcy damp proofing specialists, Great Totham damp proofing specialists, Tolleshunt Knights damp proofing specialists, Birch damp proofing services and more. Most of these places are served by companies who do damp proofing. Tiptree business and home owners can get quotes by going here.

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(This damp proofing Tiptree article was last updated on 29-01-2023)