Damp Proofing Waltham Cross

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Damp Proofing Waltham Cross Hertfordshire (EN8): Damp problems in your property in Waltham Cross may not only look unattractive, but they can also lead to serious health and structural issues as well. Costing thousands of pounds to fix if not dealt with promptly, more serious issues can often be concealed under flaking paintwork, patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. It's usually cheaper in the long term to contact an experienced Waltham Cross damp proofing company to survey your home, and provide a complete damp proofing remedy for your property.

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In regards to dampness in Waltham Cross buildings, there are essentially 3 key classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These three primary forms of damp are reviewed in greater detail in this article, together with suggestions for prevention and resolution, in the event you find them in your property in Waltham Cross.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in buildings can be caused by a whole host of external factors for example: unsound brickwork, defective guttering, broken or loose roof tiles and cavity wall problems. Inside a structure, the causes can be overflowing basins or bathtubs, leaky or burst pipes and damaged shower trays. If left to continue leaking these factors enable water to seep into walls and woodwork, which with time result in damp dark patches on walls, broken or blistering plaster and flaking or bubbling paintwork.

If neglected over a period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot can't spread into the brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. A distinctive musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and the appearance of a black fungus, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

Simple actions like repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks and inspecting piping for leaks, are the basic preventative maintenance measures. If you employ the expert services of a knowledgeable Waltham Cross damp proofing company, they'll check all these aspects as part of your all round damp proofing package.

CONDENSATION

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Very easy to spot and a cause of damp in many Waltham Cross homes, condensation is extremely common. When moist, warm air makes contact with cooler surfaces, minute droplets of water rapidly appear. In areas where high humidity is present, as in: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, it's often caused due to inadequate ventilation.

To stop condensation issues, basic strategies include making certain that there is adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any water droplets whenever they appear. This may involve the installation or upgrading of cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks to help remove the moisture laden air to the outside of the building.

The best way to establish the main areas that play a role in the problem, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey done by a trusted Waltham Cross damp proofing company. Occasionally damp air is drawn in from the outside, simply making things even worse. To effectively minimise condensation problems, airflow must be regulated properly. An experienced Waltham Cross damp proofing technician will gladly offer solutions and advice in this regard.

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RISING DAMP

Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been fitted as standard in all homes built in Great Britain. If your property or home was built before this time it's perfectly possible that you may not have one installed. If you're suffering with rising damp in a home constructed after this date it may be that your DPM has been somehow or other.

Rising damp can be notoriously tricky to identify, but some things to look for are; tide marks on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces. If you see or think you may have any of these, it's possible you have a problem with rising damp.

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Merely checking your property's external walls to spot if you have a damp course can be the first step towards eliminating your rising damp problems. It needs to be 150 millimetres above ground level for adequate protection. Where you find this space does not exist, you can dig away the soil to increase it, or if this approach isn't plausible, a higher damp proof course will have to be installed.

You might have more problematic issues if you find that your damp proof membrane is okay, and it could be that the dampness is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be an even more troubling predicament.

Waltham Cross damp proofing technicians will quickly be able to determine the explanation for your rising damp issues, and using a number of different methods will quickly fix the problem. Older homes which either don't have a damp proof membrane at all, or have one that's damaged over a significant area, can have a damp proofing cream injected into the outside walls. This involves the drilling of holes at intervals along the wall's mortar course and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the damp proof cream is not sufficient, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a new damp proof course may have to be put in. While this level of repair work is a pretty extreme way to solve rising damp problems, it may be the only effective solution in the end.

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Another possible remedy for less severe areas of membrane damage may include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Because this is going to be applied beneath your floor coverings, carpeting, tiles and laminate flooring must be lifted and moved before this operation can begin. This is particularly effective in basement areas as part of the tanking procedure to make a room that is watertight. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, your Waltham Cross damp proofing technician may recommend the application of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or part below ground area, is the process of coating exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. As this coating needs to be applied on the base surfaces of floors and walls, any wall covering and plaster must be removed before work commences, and the surfaces correctly prepared. You can replaster the wall surfaces and decorate over the top, after the coating has thoroughly dried. Because it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, this is a very disruptive job. Therefore, it is advisable to seek the advice of at least three damp proofing companies to guarantee that this really is the only resolution.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

Issues with condensation can definitely be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers simply alleviate the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are drawbacks to this option. A professional damp proofing specialist in Waltham Cross will be delighted to advise on possible solutions if you are suffering from mould or damp in any part of your house.

FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN WALTHAM CROSS

The best recommendations for professionals when it comes to home improvements are generally friends and relations. Before hiring any damp proofing services, you should always try to get at least 3 or 4 price quotes from different Waltham Cross companies. If you've got any doubts about any damp proofing company you can ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates.

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

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees your chosen damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has the appropriate experience to carry out a first class damp proof service. Furthermore, it offers a guarantee over any remedial work completed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Waltham Cross and also in nearby places like: Enfield Lock, Bury Green, Holdbrook North, Cheshunt, Bullsmoor, Freezy Water, Broxbourne, Enfield Wash, Wormley, Waltham Abbey, Holdbrook South, Churchgate, Enfield, Sewardstone, as well as in these postcodes EN8 7PF, EN8 7JP, EN8 7LY, EN8 7BX, EN8 1PG, EN8 7AB, EN8 7HD, EN8 7NW, EN8 1LQ, EN8 7EG. Local Waltham Cross damp proof specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 020, 01992 and the postcode EN8. Verifying this should confirm you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Waltham Cross home and business owners are able to utilise these and various other related services.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Waltham Cross damp proofing specialist including cellar waterproofing in Waltham Cross, leak detection, condensation control Waltham Cross, structural waterproofing, damp proofing brickwork, flood defence Waltham Cross, commercial damp proofing, solutions for rising damp, cheap damp proofing, rising damp prevention, damp proof sealing, damp proofing assessments, dampproofing surveys in Waltham Cross, solving mould problems Waltham Cross, chemical DPC injection Waltham Cross, damp course installations, damp treatments Waltham Cross, woodworm treatment, cementitious tanking, damp proof cream treatments, condensation treatment, landlord damp proofing services Waltham Cross, damp proofing old stone walls Waltham Cross, damp proofing walls, damp proofing concrete floors Waltham Cross, the treament of efflorescence, commercial tanking, treatments for black mould Waltham Cross, damp proof coursing, timber treatment, concrete repairs in Waltham Cross, cavity wall tie replacement Waltham Cross, home damp proofing, property preservation, injection damp proofing, and more. These are just some of the tasks that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Waltham Cross companies will be happy to tell you about their full range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

A good idea, when you are searching for a contractor or service for your project in Waltham Cross, is to get recommendations from friends and relations. Together with weeding out substandard contractors and companies with an atrocious track record, word of mouth references are frequently the best way to choose someone who's perfect for your requirements.

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By getting this type of feedback from an acquaintance or family member you can learn the attitude of the contractor if things went wrong, how quickly any mistakes were rectified, and also get some first hand experience of their time keeping, dependability and diligence. They should also also be able to give you details about the quotation process and how accurate the initial estimate was when compared to the eventual price that was demanded by the contractor.

You can count on your family and friends to be truthful and honest, hence they should be your first port of call in relation to advice. It is probable that they've had a disappointing experience, if they are hesitant to chat about a particular company or contractor. And a lot of people, rather than 'casting aspersions on' a poor company who they've dealt with previously, might even offer a different contractor, as they are happier recommending a decent quality business than a mediocre one.

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All throughout Hertfordshire you should be able to find damp proofers who'll offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find the perfect damp proofing expert in Waltham Cross itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.

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Also find: Bury Green damp proofing, Holdbrook North damp proofing, Freezy Water damp proofing, Broxbourne damp proofing, Churchgate damp proofing, Enfield Lock damp proofing, Wormley damp proofing, Waltham Abbey damp proofing, Sewardstone damp proofing, Enfield Wash damp proofing, Bullsmoor damp proofing, Cheshunt damp proofing, Enfield damp proofing, Holdbrook South damp proofing services and more. All of these locations are served by companies who do damp proofing. Waltham Cross homeowners can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Waltham Cross: In the last 12 months damp proofing surveys were done in the following Waltham Cross streets: Bruce Way, Great Cambridge Road, Winston Churchill Way, Park Lane, Leven Drive, Cross Road, Berwick Close, Joshua Walk, Leven Close, Queen's Drive, Hurst Drive, Stanhope Road, Trust Road, Pauls Green, Central Avenue, Eleanor Way, King's Road, Queen's Road, Britannia Road, Railway Road, Fishers Close, Long Croft Drive, Sterling Avenue, Foundary Gate, Ruthven Avenue, and in these Hertfordshire postcodes: EN8 7PF, EN8 7JP, EN8 7LY, EN8 7BX, EN8 1PG, EN8 7AB, EN8 7HD, EN8 7NW, EN8 1LQ, EN8 7EG. Work was accomplished in these areas by experts in damp proofing. Waltham Cross residents enjoyed dependable and top notch damp proofing services in every case.

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