Damp Proofing Walmer

Walmer Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Walmer Kent (CT14): Having damp problems in your property in Walmer can result in severe health and structural issues, as well as appearing unappealing. Peeling wallpaper and nasty damp patches can conceal a much more serious problem which, if not dealt with promptly, can cost thousands of pounds to repair. If you've got a problem such as this there is not much that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to speak to a certified Walmer damp proofing company to carry out a thorough inspection and come up with solutions.

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Essentially, when considering damp within the home there are three principal problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you will find info on what may cause problems with damp in your home in Walmer, and exactly how you might go about rectifying them.

PENETRATING DAMP

External factors that can lead to penetrating damp include: unsound brickwork, cavity wall problems, loose or cracked roof tiles and damaged guttering. Inside a structure, the causes can be burst or leaking pipes, overflowing sinks or baths and damaged shower trays. If left unchecked, dark damp patches on walls, peeling or bubbling paintwork and blistering or broken plaster, will be the visible signs of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

If you've got a leaky roof and it's been left untreated for a while, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Whilst it is lucky that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to replace the entire roof (extremely costly!) if the timbers of your roof become unsound structurally. If black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to touch, you could have problems with wet rot.

Simple actions like examining pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks and repointing brickwork, can be the basic preventative measures. An experienced Walmer damp proof specialist will check these areas to help avoid any further problems, as part of fixing your damp issues.

CONDENSATION

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Super easy to identify and a cause of damp in a lot of Walmer properties, condensation is very common. Small water droplets appear on cold surfaces when they come into contact with warm, moist air. It often manifests because of poor ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

To prevent condensation issues, basic strategies include making sure that there is sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping up any droplets the moment they appear. This may require the updating or installation of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans to help reroute the damp air outside of your property.

There may be issues with drawing in damp air from the outside, and by completing a detailed damp proofing survey an expert in Walmer will be able to find factors that bring about the situation. The most effective way to successfully control condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Walmer damp proofing specialist will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can best be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Homes built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. If your property or home was constructed before this period it's conceivable that you might not have this installed. If you are experiencing rising damp in a home built after this period it might be that your damp proof course or membrane has been damaged in some way.

If you believe that you may have rising damp in your home, rotten or crumbling skirtings, tide marks on walls and a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, are good signs that you may be correct. If you notice or think that you might have any of these signs, it's possible that you have a rising damp problem.

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The initial step towards solving your rising damp problems should simply be to check whether you have in fact got a damp course on the external walls of your home in Walmer. It needs to be 150mm above ground level for adequate protection. If you discover this gap doesn't exist, you can dig away the earth to increase it, or if this approach is not plausible, a higher damp proof course will have to be installed.

If this isn't the cause of the problem and your damp proof course is installed and in order, there might be more serious issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, up through your floor, and into the walls of your home.

Walmer damp proofing experts will swiftly be able to ascertain the cause of your rising damp, and using a range of procedures will soon eliminate the problem. Older properties which either don't have a DPM, or have one that is damaged over a wide area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream such as Dryzone. This calls for the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals along the brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the gaps behind the brickwork.

In instances where damp proofing cream injection is not an appropriate solution, or when your damp course membrane is extensively damaged, putting in a whole new damp proof course may be neccessary. Whilst this sort of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve damp problems, it could be your only solution at the end of the day.

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Yet another solution for smaller areas of membrane damage could include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Because this is applied underneath any existing floor coverings, laminate flooring, carpeting and tiles will need to be lifted and removed before this process can begin. In basement areas this is a particularly effective treatment, and will form a part of the tanking procedure which is used to make rooms watertight. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, your Walmer damp proofing technician might recommend the application of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a basement or cellar is known as tanking. All wall covering and plaster must be removed and the surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins, because this coating must be applied at the base level of floors and walls. You can replaster and decorate over it, as soon as the paint has completely dried. You should invariably get more than one expert opinion about whether this is really the only cure for your rising damp problems, because this is an incredibly disruptive process since it must be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Dehumidifiers are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air, so for issues with condensation they can be of help. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers basically mask the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are drawbacks to this option. If you are suffering from mould or damp in any part of your home in Walmer, you should call on an experienced damp proofing specialist for the best advice.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN WALMER

The best recommendations for specialists with regards to home improvement projects are generally friends and neighbours. Before employing any damp proof services, you should always see if you can get at least three quotations from various Walmer companies. If you're in any doubt about any company you could ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships.

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

If your selected Walmer damp proofing specialists are members of the DPA or PCA you can be sure they will be properly qualified and have acquired the appropriate experience to provide you with a first class service for your damp proofing issues. In addition, it offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work completed by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Walmer and also in nearby places like: Worth, Tilmanstone, Ripple, Dover, Deal, Sandwich, Kingsdown, Elvington, Ringwould, Eastry, Eyethorne, Lydden, Great Mongeham, Betteshanger, Sholden, St Margarets at Cliffe, Guston, Whitfield, and in these postcodes CT14 7RT, CT14 7LB, CT14 7GF, CT14 7QH, CT14 7PD, CT14 7EZ, CT14 7LP, CT14 7DY, CT14 7PH, CT14 7JZ. Locally based Walmer damp proofers will likely have the postcode CT14 and the telephone dialling code 01304. Checking this can ensure you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Walmer householders will be able to utilise these and countless other related services.

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Current Kent damp proofing customer job requests: Mr and Mrs Macmillan recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing an extension in Chestfield. Alastair and Lucia Corcoran recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing an extension in a bungalow in Hartley. Skylar and Mitchell Weaver recently enquired about solving damp problems in a cottage in Cliffs End, Kent. Gruffydd and Deborah Murphy recently enquired about the possibility of resolving condensation and damp problems in a hallway in South Darenth. Ray Garbett and Safaa Garbett recently enquired about solving damp and condensation issues in a kitchen in Knockholt, Kent. Mr and Mrs Chadwick recently asked for a price quote for solving damp problems in Densole, Kent. Juliette Giles recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a garage in St Margarets At Cliffe, Kent. Siena Heath recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a bedroom in a detached house in Goudhurst, Kent. All of these householders did a search for "damp proofing Kent" and discovered this webpage on either Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Walmer Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Walmer damp proofing specialist including woodworm treatment Walmer, landlord damp proofing services, damp proofing assessments Walmer, vapour barriers Walmer, damp proofing walls, damp treatments, the treament of efflorescence in Walmer, rising damp advice, solving condensation problems, damp proofing in conservatories, leak detection, damp proofing surveys, structural waterproofing in Walmer, property surveys, cavity wall construction, solving mould problems, damp proofing floors, timber preservation, damp proof cream treatments in Walmer, black mould treatments Walmer, commercial tanking, treatments for condensation Walmer, chemical DPC injection in Walmer, timber treatments, damp control, damp proof sealing Walmer, pressure grouting, home damp proofing in Walmer, damp course installations Walmer, timber surveys, damp proofing old stone walls, cementitious tanking, damp proofing a garage, dry rot control, and lots more. Listed are just a small portion of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Walmer professionals will tell you about their full range of damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It is invariably a great help when trying to find a professional contractor for your project to ask if friends and relatives have any recommendations. It's widely acknowledged, that word of mouth references are an excellent solution with regards to finding someone who is suitable for your needs, and can also help in weeding out contractors who are not up to standard, or Kent companies with less than complimentary track records.

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Getting this form of feedback from an acquaintance or family member will also give you information about the contractor's reliability and punctuality, and if things went wrong, how they were dealt with and how speedily they were rectified. They will be able to tell you whether the contractor offers a guaranteed price promise for their work, and if not, how accurate the eventual price was when compared to the original estimate.

Finally, your family and friends are individuals you know and can trust in regards to their advice. If you find that they are hesitant to discuss a certain contractor or company it's likely because they have had an unsatisfactory experience. Although it may not necessarily be true, in some situations people are happier to discuss a decent contractor than they are about a poor one, and may even endorse a different company instead of 'bad mouthing' one who didn't fully match their expectations.

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Also find: Eyethorne damp proofing, Lydden damp proofing, Ringwould damp proofing, Worth damp proofing, Elvington damp proofing, Sholden damp proofing, Deal damp proofing, Great Mongeham damp proofing, Betteshanger damp proofing, Sandwich damp proofing, Whitfield damp proofing, Tilmanstone damp proofing, Dover damp proofing, Guston damp proofing, Eastry damp proofing, Kingsdown damp proofing, Ripple damp proofing, St Margarets at Cliffe damp proofing services and more. All these locations are served by companies who do damp proofing. Walmer householders can get estimates by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Walmer: Households in Jubilee Drive, Kingsdown Road, Glen Road, Bamford Way, St Marys Road, Kingsland Gardens, Campbell Road, Nevill Gardens, Dorset Gardens, Gothic Close, Court Road, Herschell Road West, Kennedy Drive, Granville Street, Archery Square, St Mildreds Court, York And Albany Close, The Shrubbery, Cambridge Road, James Hall Gardens, Cavalry Court, North Barracks, White Acre Drive, Admiralty Mews, Boundary Road, Hanover Close, Wollaston Road, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also undertaken in these Walmer area postcodes: CT14 7RT, CT14 7LB, CT14 7GF, CT14 7QH, CT14 7PD, CT14 7EZ, CT14 7LP, CT14 7DY, CT14 7PH, CT14 7JZ. Work was performed in these places by experts in damp proofing. Walmer householders benefited from trusted and dependable damp proofing services.

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