Damp Proofing Walton-on-the-Naze

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Damp Proofing Walton-on-the-Naze Essex (CO14): Problems with damp in your property in Walton-on-the-Naze don't only look unattractive, but they can bring about severe health and structural problems as well. If not cured speedily, the more critical issues can cost thousands of pounds to repair, and may be concealed beneath peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. If you believe that you may have damp issues you must call on a professional Walton-on-the-Naze damp proofing specialist to assess your property, and recommend the most beneficial damp proofing strategy for your home or business.

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In Walton-on-the-Naze homes there are 3 primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following paragraphs describe what may cause such problems with damp in Walton-on-the-Naze, and the different methods of preventing and solving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Things like loose or broken roof tiles, unsound brickwork, defective guttering and cavity wall issues are external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home. Inside your Walton-on-the-Naze property, it can result from burst or leaking pipes, overflowing basins or baths and damaged shower trays. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the walls and woodwork, the obvious signs with time will be flaking or bubbling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and broken or blistered plaster.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof that's been neglected for some time. Even though it cannot spread into your brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsound, and in a worst case scenario you could even need to get a new roof - extremely costly! Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the wood, together with a distinctive musty smell from the rotting wood.

Preventative maintenance can be fairly basic, such as examining pipes for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks. If you employ the expert services of a knowledgeable Walton-on-the-Naze damp proofing specialist, they'll check all these factors as part of your complete damp proofing package.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is very easy to identify and a common form of damp in many houses in Walton-on-the-Naze. When colder surfaces come into contact with humid, warm air, minute droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. Poor ventilation in areas with high humidity, such as in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, is the most frequent reason for condensation.

Wiping away any water droplets that form, and making certain that there's enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, are amongst the simplest answers to such issues. This might call for the updating or installation of air bricks, extractors and cooker hoods to help reroute the moist air outside of the building.

There could be issues with drawing in damp air from the outside, and by completing an in-depth damp proofing survey a specialist in Walton-on-the-Naze will identify factors that bring about the situation. The most effective way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Walton-on-the-Naze damp proofing technician will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course has been compulsory on houses constructed in the United Kingdom since 1875. It is quite possible that you may not have one installed if your house in Walton-on-the-Naze was built in the years before this. It's possible that your damp proof course could have been damaged if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a house built after this year.

Although difficult to distinguish, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirtings and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. It is possible that you may have a rising damp issue if you have noticed one or more of these.

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The first step towards solving your problems with rising damp should be to simply check whether or not you've actually got a damp course on the external walls of your property in Walton-on-the-Naze. For adequate protection it ought to be 150mm (around 6 inches) above ground level. Where you discover this gap does not exist, you could dig away the soil to increase it, or if this approach isn't plausible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be put in.

You might have more challenging issues if you find that your DPM (damp proof membrane) is OK, and it could be that the dampness is rising from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be even more worrying.

Using a number of different techniques, damp proofing experts in Walton-on-the-Naze can swiftly detect and remedy your rising damp problems. A damp proof cream can be carefully injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older property with no damp proof membrane, or one that's damaged over a considerable area. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled along the mortar joint, and before the cream sets it turns to liquid and soaks into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the deterioration of the membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing cream isn't a suitable solution, you might need to put in a new damp proof course. While this sort of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve rising damp issues, it may be the only solution when all is said and done.

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For smaller areas of damp course damage, another possible option would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Because this will be applied beneath your existing floor coverings, wooden flooring, tiles and carpeting will need to be lifted before this process can commence. This is especially efficacious in basements as an integral part of the tanking procedure to make a room that is watertight. Your Walton-on-the-Naze damp proof technician may recommend the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, extra protection in such troublesome areas.

Tanking: In cellars, basements and below ground areas of a house, "tanking" is the process where surfaces that are exposed are covered in a watertight coating. This has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, so any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the pertinent surfaces prepared properly before the commencement of any work. You can replaster the walls and decorate over the top of it, after the paint has thoroughly dried. Because it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, this is a really disruptive job. It's therefore recommended that you bring in more than one damp proofing expert to make sure that this is really the only option.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation issues they can be of help. Because dehumidifiers just cover up the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are issues with this solution. A reliable damp proofing company in Walton-on-the-Naze will be able to offer advice on possible solutions if you are suffering from damp in any part of your home.

FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE

The best recommendations for specialists with regards to home improvements are normally friends and neighbours. Always get at least two or three different quotations from a variety of companies, and if you have any doubts you can ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and accreditations, before signing up to any damp proofing services.

Look out for technicians holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) qualifications, or companies who are registered members of the Damp Proofing Association or the Property Care Association.

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to offer a first class damp proof service, if they have membership of the PCA or DPA. Additionally, it offers guarantees on any work supplied by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Walton-on-the-Naze and also in: Holland-on-Sea, Little Clacton, Weeley, Kirby le Soken, Great Holland, Kirby Cross, Frinton-on-Sea, Beaumont, Thorpe-le-Soken, Little Oakley, Weeley Heath, Great Oakley, Tendring, and in these postcodes CO14 8EW, CO14 8PY, CO14 8QD, CO14 8HZ, CO14 8JR, CO14 8PB, CO14 8JB, CO13 0TG, CO14 8BW, CO14 8DE. Locally based Walton-on-the-Naze damp proofers will most likely have the postcode CO14 and the phone code 01255. Verifying this should confirm that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Walton-on-the-Naze home and business owners are able to utilise these and countless other similar services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It's not that unlikely that someone you know will have had damp proofing work done in the past, hence you can friends, family and neighbours for recommendations of damp proofing contractors that they have used recently in Walton-on-the-Naze. Word of mouth is usually viewed as much better than commercial advertising and reviews, since it provides a clearer perception of quality, and comes from the mouth of someone you trust. To get an idea of prices you should obtain a minimum of 3 different quotes from your shortlist of potential contractors.

Walton-on-the-Naze Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a wide range of work that can be carried out by your local Walton-on-the-Naze damp proofing specialist including wall tie replacement, invasive weed control, commercial damp proofing in Walton-on-the-Naze, concrete repairs, mould treatments in Walton-on-the-Naze, damp proof tanking Walton-on-the-Naze, solving condensation problems Walton-on-the-Naze, rising damp solutions, damp proofing concrete floors, woodworm treatment, basement tanking, wood rot treatments, damp surveys, damp treatments, timber preservation, damp proofing in conservatories, property surveys, damp course installation, timber surveys, chemical DPC injection, condensation control, landlord damp proofing services in Walton-on-the-Naze, cellar waterproofing, plaster replacement, penetrating damp treatments, black mould treatments, the treament of efflorescence, damp proofing estimates, damp proofing services, damp proofing floors in Walton-on-the-Naze, timber treatment, damp proof paint applications, cementitious tanking Walton-on-the-Naze, damp proofing assessments, and more. Listed are just an example of the duties that are conducted by those doing damp proofing. Walton-on-the-Naze companies will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.

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