Damp Proofing Torpoint

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Damp Proofing Torpoint Cornwall (PL11): Problems with damp in your property in Torpoint not only look unsightly, but they can also bring about severe health and structural issues as well. If not solved swiftly, the more serious problems could cost you thousands to repair, and might be hidden away beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. If you think that you may have damp issues you need to get in touch with an experienced Torpoint damp proofing company to inspect your property, and come up with the most effective damp proofing treatment for your home.

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In Torpoint homes there are 3 principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you'll find info on what may be causing damp problems in your home or business in Torpoint, and exactly how you can set about rectifying them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in buildings can be the result of numerous external factors for example: broken or loose roof tiles, damaged guttering, unsound brickwork and cavity wall issues. Inside your Torpoint home, penetrating damp can result from leaky or burst pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing basins or baths. If left to continue leaking these elements allow water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which with time result in blistering or broken plaster, flaking paintwork and dark damp patches on walls.

If you have a leaky roof and it's been left untreated for some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Whilst it's fortunate that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in the worst outcome, you may need to replace the whole roof (extremely costly!) if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. An unusual musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and the appearance of black fungus growth, could all herald the existence of wet rot.

You shouldn't panic however, because to stop these problems occurring, a few simple steps such as inspecting piping for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks should avoid such issues. As part of an overall damp proofing program, your local Torpoint damp proofing company will check out all these areas.

CONDENSATION

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Super easy to identify and the cause of damp in many Torpoint homes, condensation is extremely common. Tiny droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when humid, warm air comes into contact with these surfaces. Poor ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, such as in kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, is the most frequent reason for condensation.

To prevent condensation issues, easy solutions include ensuring there's adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping up any water droplets as they appear. The necessary steps might call for the upgrading or installation of air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods, with the purpose of redirecting humid air to the outside of your property in Torpoint.

There might be issues with sucking in moist air from outside, and by carrying out an in-depth damp proofing survey a specialist in Torpoint will be able to identify areas that give rise to the problem. The most effective way to successfully control condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Torpoint damp proofing company will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can best be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Houses built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. If your home or property was built before this time it's possible that you might not have this installed. It is a possibility that your damp proof course or membrane could have been damaged somehow if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a house built after this year.

Rising damp can be hard to identify, but some things to look for are; tide marks on walls, crumbling or rotten skirtings and white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls. If you notice or think you may have any of these, it is possible that you have a problem with rising damp.

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Resolving rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your property's outside walls to see if you can see a DPM. In order to get a satisfactory measure of protection the damp proof course must be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres (around 6"). If this is not the situation you might be able to dig the ground away to generate this space, or if this isn't plausible, you could install a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up.

You may have more problematic issues if you find that your damp proof membrane (DPM) is fine, and it could be that the damp is rising up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be an even more troubling state of affairs.

Torpoint damp proofing experts will quickly be able to identify the explanation for your rising damp issues, and employing a number of different methods will quickly resolve the problem. Older homes which either have no DPM, or have a compromised one which is damaged over an extensive area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream such as Dryzone. This entails drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals along the wall's mortar joint and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the damp proof cream isn't appropriate, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a new damp proof course may have to be put in. Though this is naturally a fairly drastic plan of action, it might be the best way to solve your rising damp issues successfully.

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For less severe areas of damage, another potential option would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. Wooden flooring, tiles or carpets will need to be lifted before any work is undertaken, since it is applied underneath your existing floor coverings. This is particularly effective in basement areas as a part of the tanking process to create a room that's watertight. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried, your Torpoint damp proof expert might advise applying building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: In below ground areas for instance basements or cellars, "tanking" is the process where any surfaces that are exposed are painted with a watertight coating. Since this waterproof coating must be applied to the bare surfaces of walls and floors, all plaster and wall coverings must be removed before work commences, and the relevant surfaces correctly prepared. When this paint has been applied, it should be allowed to dry out completely before replastering and decorating on top of it. Because it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, this is an incredibly disruptive process. It is therefore advisable to seek the advice of more than one damp proofing specialist to be sure that this is really the only remedy.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Problems with condensation can certainly be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. Because dehumidifiers primarily alleviate the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are issues with this solution. A certified damp proofing company in Torpoint will be ready to advise on the best solution if you're experiencing dampness in any part of your property.

FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN TORPOINT

As with just about any project, the most reliable recommendations for a professional come from friends and relations. Always obtain at least 3 or 4 different quotes from various local companies, and if you have any doubts you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships, before signing up for any damp proofing services.

Look for membership of and qualifications from organisations such as the Damp Proofing Association or the PCA (Property Care Association), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) accreditations.

If your selected Torpoint damp proofing providers are in fact members of either the PCA or DPA they will be well qualified and have the necessary practical experience to offer a top notch service for all your damp proofing project. Such professional memberships also means that there are guarantees for any remedial work completed.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Torpoint and also nearby in: St John, Kingsand, Anthony, Crafthole, Saltash, Sheviock, Maryfield, Latchbrook, Keyham, St Germans, Plymouth, Lower Tregantle, Cawsand, Wilcove, Rame, Devonport, Millbrook, together with these postcodes PL11 2LF, PL11 2EZ, PL11 2DS, PL11 2BU, PL11 2NT, PL11 2HB, PL11 2PX, PL11 2QR, PL11 2QW, PL11 2HT. Locally based Torpoint damp proofing specialist will likely have the telephone code 01752 and the postcode PL11. Checking this can make certain that you access local providers of damp proofing. Torpoint home and business owners will be able to utilise these and lots of other damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Properties are damp proofed in Torpoint every day of the week, so it is fairly likely that someone you know will have had damp proofing work done recently, so ask friends, family and workmates for a recommendation. A word of mouth recommendation is preferred over any other type of review or endorsement by around eighty percent of householders in Torpoint, so when the chance presents itself, you should use this fact to your advantage. You should get a list of at least three or four contractors and obtain a job quote from each one.

Cornwall Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Recently posted Cornwall damp proofing postings: Mr and Mrs Jacques recently enquired about resolving damp problems in a bungalow in Sennen. Ada Burns recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a conservatory in Hayle, Cornwall. Jia and Kenny Stevens recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a conservatory in St Blazey. Freya Price and Bear Price recently requested a quote for damp proofing a bedroom in a detached house in St Columb Major. Francis Hamill and Nieve Hamill recently requested a quotation for clearing up condensation and mould problems in a detached house in Linkinhorne. Ewan Bloggs recently enquired about damp proofing an extension in Landewednack, Cornwall. Jeremiah Rowley recently enquired about getting a price for eliminating mould and condensation issues in a living room in a semi-detached house in Mylor Bridge. Teddy Thorne recently requested a quotation for damp proofing a bedroom in a cottage in St Breward. All of these Cornwall home owners conducted a search for "damp proofing Cornwall" and located this page on either Google, Yahoo or Bing.

Torpoint Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Torpoint damp proof specialist including leak detection in Torpoint, damp proofing a basement in Torpoint, condensation treatment, rising damp prevention Torpoint, cementitious tanking, damp proofing assessments, damp proofing floors, timber preservation, damp course installations, solving mould problems Torpoint, damp proof tanking, timber surveys Torpoint, industrial damp proofing, damp proof membranes, damp treatments in Torpoint, cavity wall construction, damp proofing quotes, home damp proofing, japanese knotweed control, damp proof sealing, damp proofing services, damp proofing a garage, damp proof paint application, the treament of efflorescence, concrete repair Torpoint, solving condensation problems, damp proof injection, wet rot treatment in Torpoint, basement tanking, property preservation, condensation control in Torpoint, invasive weed control Torpoint, cavity wall tie replacement in Torpoint, damp proofing old stone walls, rendering repairs in Torpoint, and lots more. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are handled by those doing damp proofing. Torpoint companies will keep you informed about their full range of services.

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In Cornwall you will also find: Pensilva damp proofers, Mawnan Smith damp proof specialists, Maker damp proof specialists, Sennen damp proof specialists, Gunnislake damp proofing, Hayle damp proof specialists, Mawgan damp proofing, Mullion damp proof specialists, St Germans damp proofing, Deviock damp proofers, Praze an Beeble damp proofing, St Issey damp proofers, Tintagel damp proofing, Gwinear damp proofing specialists, Perranarworthal damp proof specialists, Mevagissey damp proof specialists, Roche damp proof specialists, Luxulyan damp proofers, Constantine damp proof specialists, Breage damp proofers, Crantock damp proofers, Lewannick damp proofing specialists, Gerrans damp proofing, St Dennis damp proofing, Tregoney damp proof specialists, Mylor damp proofers, St Day damp proofing, Flexbury damp proof specialists, Treverbyn damp proof specialists.

Throughout Cornwall you should be able to find damp proofing experts who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find the right damp proofer in Torpoint itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.

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Also find: Sheviock damp proofing, Maryfield damp proofing, Keyham damp proofing, Kingsand damp proofing, Latchbrook damp proofing, Cawsand damp proofing, St John damp proofing, Millbrook damp proofing, Wilcove damp proofing, Lower Tregantle damp proofing, St Germans damp proofing, Devonport damp proofing, Crafthole damp proofing, Plymouth damp proofing, Rame damp proofing, Anthony damp proofing, Saltash damp proofing services and more. Most of these locations are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Torpoint home and property owners can get quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Torpoint: Folks living in the following streets and roads have recently enquired about damp proofing - Woodland Way, Vicarage Road, Thanckes Close, Roeselare Avenue, Fistral Close, Borough Park, Lamorna Park, Ince Close, Cedar Close, Grove Park, St James Road, Sango Road, Khyber Close, Pendennis Close, Hawthorn Avenue, Sennen Close, Well Park Road, Gravesend Gardens, Pengelly Hill, Trevithick Avenue, Park Road, Chestnut Close, Wellington Street, Penlee Park, Bellevue Square, Clarence Road, as well as the following Torpoint area postcodes: PL11 2LF, PL11 2EZ, PL11 2DS, PL11 2BU, PL11 2NT, PL11 2HB, PL11 2PX, PL11 2QR, PL11 2QW, PL11 2HT. These places recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Torpoint homeowners enjoyed the benefits of high quality and dependable damp proofing services in all cases.

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(This damp proofing Torpoint article was updated on 19-05-2022)