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Damp Proofing Tunstall Staffordshire (ST6): Having problems with damp in your house in Tunstall can lead to serious structural and health problems, as well as appearing unappealing. Horrible damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal a much more serious problem which, if not repaired promptly, could cost thousands to repair. If you think that you might have such damp problems you must call in an experienced Tunstall damp proofing specialist to survey your property, and recommend the best damp proofing treatment for your home or business premises.

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In relation to dampness in Tunstall houses, there are essentially 3 major causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These three key kinds of damp are outlined in greater detail in this article, along with suggestions for prevention and resolution, if you happen to discover them in your home in Tunstall.

PENETRATING DAMP

Typical external factors that may cause penetrating damp include: unsound brickwork, cavity wall problems, loose or cracked roof tiles and damaged guttering. Inside, the causes can be leaky or burst pipes, overflowing baths or basins and damaged shower trays. If left unresolved, broken or blistering plaster, dark damp patches on walls and peeling or bubbling paintwork, will be the obvious outcome of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof that's left untreated for some time. Wet rot can't spread into your brickwork, but it can mean that in a worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. If a black fungus appears on your woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you may have an issue with wet rot.

Preventative measures can be relatively basic, such as examining pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. As part of an overall damp proofing package, your local Tunstall damp proofing specialist will check all these factors.

CONDENSATION

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One of the most common forms of damp in Tunstall homes, condensation is very easy to identify. When cooler surfaces come into contact with warm, humid air, tiny droplets of water form on those surfaces. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, condensation forms because of inadequate ventilation.

To reduce condensation issues, simple strategies include ensuring that there is adequate ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any droplets as they arise. Redirecting moist air outside of your home in Tunstall, by installing or upgrading extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to remedy this issue.

An in-depth damp proof survey by a credible Tunstall specialist might also find things which give rise to the problem by sucking in damp air from the outside. Airflow has to be regulated properly to effectively control condensation, and a professional damp proofing specialist will be able to offer advice and solutions on this topic.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course has been installed as standard on homes constructed in the UK since 1875. You might not have a damp proof course installed on your home or property in Tunstall if it was built earlier than this. If your property was built after this date, but you are still suffering with rising damp, it might be that the damp proof membrane or course has been compromised.

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

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The initial step towards managing your rising damp should simply be to check whether you've got a damp course on the outside walls of your property in Tunstall. It needs to be 150 millimetres (approximately 6 inches) above the level of the ground for adequate protection. If this isn't the case you may be able to dig the ground away to create this gap, or if this is not possible, you can install a damp proof membrane (DPM) higher up.

If your DPM (damp proof membrane) is in order and the gap is not the cause of the problem, dampness may be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a more serious issue.

Tunstall damp proofing specialists will swiftly be able to ascertain the cause of your rising damp, and using a variety of methods will quickly eliminate the problem. Older houses which either have no damp proof course, or have a compromised one that's damaged over a significant area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream such as Dryzone. This involves the drilling of holes at intervals along the brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the gaps behind the brickwork.

In situations where damp proofing cream injection isn't a satisfactory remedy, or where the damp course membrane is too seriously damaged, putting in a new damp proof course may be neccessary. Although this is obviously a pretty drastic plan of action, it might be the only method to solve your rising damp issues in an effective way.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another potential remedy for less severe areas of membrane damage. This is applied underneath your current floor coverings, so tiles, wooden flooring and carpeting will have to be lifted prior to work being done. This is particularly efficacious in cellars as part of the "tanking" process to create a room that's watertight. Your Tunstall damp proof expert might advise a layer of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely, additional protection in such trouble spots.

Tanking: In cellars, basements and below ground areas of a property, "tanking" is the process where any exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. Any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the appropriate surfaces prepared properly before the commencement of any work, as this waterproof coating has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls. You can replaster any wall surfaces and decorate over the top, after the paint has completely dried. You must invariably get more than one specialist opinion on whether this really is the only remedy for your rising damp, since this is an incredibly disruptive job since it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Issues with condensation can definitely be improved by means of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that these products just cover up the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the disadvantage with dehumidifiers. A reliable damp proofing company in Tunstall will be glad to offer advice on the best solution if you are experiencing damp or mould in any area of your property.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN TUNSTALL

As with any home improvement project, the most reliable recommendations for a local professional can be obtained from friends and family. Where possible you should see if you can obtain at least three different quotes from a number of companies, and before hiring any specific damp proofing services, you can ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, as proof of their integrity.

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

If your selected Tunstall damp proofing specialists are members of the DPA or PCA they will be suitably qualified and have acquired the required experience to provide a top notch service for your damp proofing issues. Such memberships also means there are certain guarantees for any remedial work performed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Tunstall and also in nearby places like: Middleport, Goldenhill, Bemersley Green, Sandyford, Pitts Hill, Brindley Ford, Chell, Stanfield, Ball Green, Burslem, Little Chell, Newchapel Packmore, Bradeley Village, Talke, Bradwell, Great Chell, and in these postcodes ST6 5AX, ST6 5BT, ST6 1HZ, ST6 4HA, ST6 5BG, ST6 1JW, ST6 4LG, ST6 1HP, ST6 5DL, ST6 1EX. Local Tunstall damp proof specialists will probably have the telephone code 01782 and the postcode ST6. Verifying this can confirm that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Tunstall home and business owners are able to utilise these and many other similar services.

Leave a Review for a Job Well Done

For any business in Tunstall, reviews and testimonials are their driving force, and the difference between a prospective client choosing a company, or going elsewhere, may be whether they have favourable online reviews or not. If a local business has served you well, you ought to take some time out to thank them by leaving a review of their abilities. Sharing your first hand knowledge in this manner can benefit both the company itself and any possible clients down the line. You might think back to how good or bad reviews helped you to decide when you were first trying to find somebody to do your damp proofing work. In the absence of those positive reviews, you might have looked somewhere else, even if a particular company website appeared to be extremely outstanding.

Leaving a Review

However, when you are actually on a business's own website, how can you believe in the so called customer reviews? Were they penned by genuine people or by a member of the company seeking to push their services?

An excellent way to look for genuine and frank reviews of any company or service in Tunstall is to check out the reviews on Google My Business listings, which are far more likely to be trustworthy. Trusted, because this also affects a business's ranking in search engines, this is THE go-to review website for determining the reputation of any business. The second largest review area for local companies in Tunstall is Bing Places for Business, and this is undoubtedly the main competitor of Google My Business. Your positive review here can provide a rundown of the company that worked successfully on your project and assist in raising their profile. Company reviews can can just as easily be posted on Twitter and Facebook pages, which are great places leaving comments. The media marketing campaigns of any small company in Tunstall will depend heavily on such social media giants. Your feedback can help to reinforce their marketing message, and if you have offered recommendations to relatives and friends who are looking for services of a similar nature, this will give them a starting point for their search for the ideal tradesman.

You could of course go 'old school' and prepare a hand-drafted thankyou letter. These can be mounted in a frame or gathered together to form a portfolio of reviews for face to face meetings with prospective customers, or photographed for use on websites. The incentive for you is the amazing feeling that you'll get, knowing that you have in some way helped a local small business get a foothold in a highly competitive marketplace and hopefully drum up more custom. (Tags: Tunstall Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

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In the Staffordshire area you can additionally get: Rolleston on Dove damp proofers, Anglesey damp proofers, Cheadle damp proofers, Rugeley damp proof specialists, Werrington damp proof specialists, Brewood damp proof specialists, Loggerheads damp proofers, Wigginton damp proofing, Stapenhill damp proof specialists, Seighford damp proofers, Swynnerton damp proof specialists, Tunstall damp proofers, Upper Tean damp proofing specialists, Branston damp proofing specialists, Betley damp proofers, Cheslyn Hay damp proofing, Hednesford damp proofers, Bednall damp proofing, Anglesey damp proof specialists, Berkswich damp proof specialists, Draycott in the Moors damp proof specialists, Madeley damp proofers, Fulford damp proofers, Hill Ridware damp proof specialists, Brown Edge damp proofing specialists, Stone damp proofers, Leigh damp proof specialists, Perton damp proofing, Checkley damp proofing, Kings Bromley damp proofing.

All throughout Staffordshire you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who'll offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you're unable to find a satisfactory damp proofing specialist in Tunstall itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.

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Recent Staffordshire damp proofing requests: Carmen and Bruce Buckley recently enquired about solving damp problems in Barlaston. Mr and Mrs Burrows recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up damp problems in a bungalow in Stretton, Staffordshire. Melissa and Damon Storr recently enquired about the possibility of resolving damp problems in a bungalow in Waterhouses, Staffordshire. Sophia-Rose Bassett recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing an extension in a terraced house in Berkswich. Ryley Mathers and Maryam Mathers recently asked for an estimate for damp proofing a basement in Gnosall. Seamus and Arya Woodward recently requested an estimate for resolving damp problems in Leigh, Staffordshire. Claudia Mcintosh from Longdon, Staffordshire was looking for an expert to damp proof a living room wall. Zunairah Armour recently asked for an estimate for resolving damp problems in a bungalow in Keele, Staffordshire. Most of these Staffordshire home owners searched for "damp proofing Staffordshire" and came across this website on Google, Yahoo or Bing.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Tunstall damp proof specialist including mould treatment, damp proofing brickwork Tunstall, chemical DPC injection, damp proof injection cream treatments, property surveys, garage floor damp proofing Tunstall, damp proofing assessments, commercial damp proofing Tunstall, landlord damp proofing services, cementitious tanking, damp proofing a garage, treatments for black mould in Tunstall, damp control, structural waterproofing, treatments for penetrating damp, home damp proofing Tunstall, condensation control Tunstall, vapour barrier installations, efflorescence treatments, damp surveys, cavity wall construction, flood defence, foundation damp proofing Tunstall, damp proof sealing, rising damp prevention in Tunstall, damp proofing a cellar, solving mould problems, concrete repairs in Tunstall, injection damp proofing, cavity wall tie replacement, basement damp proofing Tunstall, retaining wall damp proofing Tunstall, damp proofing old stone walls Tunstall, condensation solutions, rising damp advice, cellar tanking, exterior damp proofing Tunstall, and lots more. These are just a handful of the duties that are handled by those specialising in damp proofing. Tunstall specialists will be happy to tell you about their full range of services.

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Also find: Stanfield damp proofing, Pitts Hill damp proofing, Burslem damp proofing, Goldenhill damp proofing, Talke damp proofing, Great Chell damp proofing, Bradwell damp proofing, Chell damp proofing, Little Chell damp proofing, Ball Green damp proofing, Brindley Ford damp proofing, Bradeley Village damp proofing, Middleport damp proofing, Sandyford damp proofing, Bemersley Green damp proofing, Newchapel Packmore damp proofing services and more. The majority of these places are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Tunstall home and property owners can get damp proofing quotations by going here.

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(This damp proofing Tunstall article was checked and updated on 21-09-2022)