Damp Proofing Tranent

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Damp Proofing Tranent Scotland (EH33): Having damp problems in your house in Tranent can contribute to dangerous structural and health problems, as well as appearing unappealing. Costing 1000s to fix if not resolved speedily, more extreme issues may be concealed under peeling wallpaper, flaking paint and patches of damp. If you believe that you might have such problems you must call in an established Tranent damp proofing specialist to assess your property, and recommend the most effective damp proofing solution for your home or business.

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In Tranent homes there are three major problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find info on what may be causing problems with damp in your home or business premises in Tranent, and precisely how you may set about fixing them.


Issues like broken roof tiles, cavity wall problems, defective guttering and cracks in brickwork are typical external factors that can cause penetrating damp. Inside your Tranent property, it can be the result of burst or dripping pipes, overflowing sinks or baths and damaged shower trays. If left to carry on leaking these elements enable water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which with time lead to flaking paintwork, blistered or broken plaster and damp dark patches on walls.

If neglected for quite some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Even though it doesn't spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsound, and in a worst case scenario you may even need to replace the whole roof - extremely costly! If black fungus starts to appear on your woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you may have a case of wet rot.

The means of prevention can be pretty basic, for example repointing dodgy brickwork, inspecting pipes for leaks and cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks. A knowledgeable Tranent damp proof specialist will check all of these areas in order to help prevent any future problems, as part of fixing your issues with dampness.


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Condensation is super easy to identify and one of the most common forms of damp in many properties in Tranent. When warm, humid air makes contact with colder surfaces, minute droplets of water swiftly appear. Inadequate ventilation in places with high humidity, for example in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, is the most frequent explanation for condensation.

To prevent condensation issues, basic solutions include making sure that there's sufficient ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping up any droplets of water as soon as they appear. The steps needed may involve the installation or updating of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks, with the intention of redirecting damp air to the outside of your property in Tranent.

The most effective way to find out the key things that give rise to the problem, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey done by a credible Tranent damp proofing specialist. Occasionally damp air is drawn in from the outside, simply making things even worse. To effectively control condensation, airflow has to be regulated properly. A reliable Tranent damp proofing company will be happy to offer solutions and advice in regards to this.

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A damp proof course has been installed as standard on houses constructed in the United Kingdom since 1875. You might not have a damp course installed on your property in Tranent if it was constructed earlier than this. It is possible that your damp proof membrane may have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a property built after this year.

Although quite difficult to distinguish, crumbling or rotten skirting boards, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. It's feasible that you might have a rising damp issue if you've noticed one or all of these.

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Solving rising damp problems can be as straightforward as checking your external walls and seeing if you can spot a damp course. It ought to be 150mm (around 6 inches) above the level of the ground for adequate protection. If you find this space doesn't exist, you can dig the earth away to increase it, or if this process isn't possible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed.

If your damp proof course is correct and the gap from the ground isn't the root cause of the problem, moisture might be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a much more challenging issue.

Using a number of different procedures, damp proofing technicians in Tranent will swiftly detect and remedy your rising damp problems. If you have a somewhat older property with no damp proof membrane or it is damaged over a significant area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your external walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar course, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective water-repelling barrier.

If the damp proofing cream is not sufficient, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a brand new damp proof course may have to be installed. Whilst this sort of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve damp problems, it might be your only effective solution in the final analysis.

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Another option for minimal areas of damp course damage could include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. This will be applied under your floor coverings, so carpets, tiles and laminate flooring must be lifted prior to work being undertaken. In cellar areas this is an especially effective solution, and will form a part of the tanking procedure which is used to make spaces watertight. For added protection in such trouble spots, your Tranent damp proof specialist might recommend the application of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely.

Tanking: In below ground areas like basements, "tanking" is a process where any surfaces that are exposed are painted with a waterproof coating. As this coating must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, any wall coverings and plaster must be taken off before any work can commence, and the surfaces in question properly prepared. When this coating has been applied, it must be permitted to dry out thoroughly before replastering and decorating over it. Since it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, this is an incredibly disruptive process. Therefore, it is recommended that you seek the advice of at least 3 damp proofing professionals to make certain that this is really the only possible remedy.


To help ease problems with condensation, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are really effectual. The fact that these gadgets basically hide the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the main issue with the use of dehumidifiers. A certified damp proofing company in Tranent will be delighted to offer advice on the best solution if you are suffering from damp or mould in any part of your property.


Family and friends should invariably be the first port of call when you're looking for recommendations for local professionals. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, you should see if you can get at least three estimates from a variety of Tranent companies. If you're in any doubt about any damp proofing company you can ask to see professional membership certificates and accreditations.

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

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees that your chosen damp proofing provider is well qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to offer a first class damp proofing service. Such professional memberships also means that there are guarantees for any work accomplished.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Tranent and also nearby in: Monks Muir Park, Pencaitland, Cousland, Ormiston, Prestonpans, East Linton, Wallyford, Macmerry, Cockenzie, Port Seton, Drem, Aberlady, Gladsmuir, Longniddry, East Saltoun, Dirleton, Haddington, Elvingston, and in these postcodes EH33 1BU, EH33 2DS, EH33 2EB, EH33 1JA, EH33 1DF, EH33 1HH, EH33 1FH, EH33 1JL, EH33 1BG, EH33 2BP. Locally based Tranent damp proofing specialist will probably have the postcode EH33 and the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01875. Checking this can ensure you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Tranent home and business owners can benefit from these and lots of other comparable services.

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In Scotland you'll likewise find: Townhill damp proofing specialists, Tain damp proofers, Stonehaven damp proof specialists, Loanhead damp proofing specialists, Rosehearty damp proofing specialists, Bishopton damp proofing specialists, Westhill damp proofing, Dunlop damp proofing specialists, Portknockie damp proof specialists, Invergowrie damp proof specialists, Aboyne damp proofers, Blantyre damp proof specialists, Helensburgh damp proof specialists, Maddiston damp proofing specialists, Rhu damp proofing specialists, Stanley damp proofers, Drongan damp proofers, Thornton damp proofing, Dreghorn damp proof specialists, Ardersier damp proofers, Dunning damp proofing specialists, Dunbar damp proof specialists, Dunoon damp proofing specialists, Neilston damp proofers, Gourock damp proof specialists, Ardrossan damp proofers, Innerleithen damp proofing, Larkhall damp proofing specialists, Wigtown damp proofing specialists.

Throughout Scotland you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who'll provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find a suitable damp proof specialist in Tranent itself then you should be able to find one nearby.

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There are a number of different tasks that can be completed by your local Tranent damp proofing specialist including plaster replacement Tranent, woodworm treatments, cavity wall construction, property surveys, pressure grouting, timber surveys, damp proofing concrete floors, chemical DPC injection Tranent, efflorescence treatments, commercial damp proofing, damp proof membranes, damp proofing injection cream applications in Tranent, property preservation, damp proofing quotes, solving mould problems in Tranent, rising damp prevention, damp proofing a cellar, treatments for condensation, rendering repairs, damp proofing brickwork, wood rot treatments Tranent, cellar tanking, damp proof tanking, concrete repairs, japanese knotweed control, damp proof sealing, damp treatments in Tranent, rising damp treatment, home damp proofing, commercial tanking in Tranent, vapour barriers, wall tie replacement, structural waterproofing, damp proof injection Tranent, damp proofing a garage Tranent, and lots more. These are just an example of the tasks that are undertaken by those doing damp proofing. Tranent specialists will keep you informed about their entire range of damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Homes are damp proofed in Tranent every week, so it is quite possible that someone you know will have had damp proofing work done in the past, so ask friends, family and workmates for a recommendation. Studies have shown that around eighty percent of homeowners in Tranent who are searching for a tradesman, prefer a word of mouth recommendation over any sort of endorsement. To find out what it's going to cost you should get at least 3 quotations from your list of potential contractors.


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Also find: Elvingston damp proofing, Dirleton damp proofing, Monks Muir Park damp proofing, Longniddry damp proofing, Wallyford damp proofing, Ormiston damp proofing, Prestonpans damp proofing, Cousland damp proofing, Macmerry damp proofing, Gladsmuir damp proofing, East Saltoun damp proofing, Drem damp proofing, Aberlady damp proofing, Cockenzie damp proofing, Port Seton damp proofing, East Linton damp proofing, Pencaitland damp proofing, Haddington damp proofing services and more. Most of these towns and villages are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Tranent homeowners can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Tranent: Homeowners who live in the following areas and roads have just recently enquired about damp proofing - The Tower House, Morton Road, Albert Place, Braehead Glebe, Arran View, David Dale Avenue, Netherland Road, Albert Avenue, Bogflat, Chapeltoun Lodge, Rysland, Stacklawhill, Canmore Place, Merrygreen Place, Kirk Glebe, Cocklebie Road, Chapeltoun Mains, Kingsford, Bridgend, Mackie Avenue, North Kilbride House, Cauldhame Bungalow, Lochrig Court, as well as the following Tranent area postcodes: EH33 1BU, EH33 2DS, EH33 2EB, EH33 1JA, EH33 1DF, EH33 1HH, EH33 1FH, EH33 1JL, EH33 1BG, EH33 2BP. Work was performed in these places by experts in damp proofing. Tranent home and property owners received competent and high quality damp proofing services in every case.

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(This damp proofing Tranent page was updated on 19-05-2022)