Damp Proofing Watton

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Damp Proofing Watton Norfolk (IP25): Having problems with damp in your property in Watton can lead to severe health and structural issues, as well as appearing unattractive. More serious issues can also be concealed by peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and can cost you thousands to fix if not solved swiftly. It's usually cheaper in the long run to bring in an established Watton damp proofing specialist to survey your house, and offer an extensive damp proofing treatment for your property.

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In relation to dampness in Watton structures, there are basically three key types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following paragraphs describe what causes such damp issues in Watton, and the different techniques for preventing and solving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp in your home can be the result of a variety of external factors for instance: cavity wall problems, damaged guttering, cracks in brickwork and cracked roof tiles. Inside your Watton home, penetrating damp can be the result of cracked shower trays, overflowing baths or sinks and leaking or burst pipes. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the woodwork and walls, the noticeable signs over time will be flaking or bubbling paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and broken or blistering plaster.

If neglected for a while, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Although it doesn't spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally dangerous, and in the worst outcome you may even need to replace the entire roof - very costly! Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the rafters, along with an unusual musty smell from the decaying timber.

You should not fret however, because to prevent these problems from occurring, a few simple steps like cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks, inspecting pipes for leaks and repointing brickwork should avoid such issues. A certified damp proofer in Watton will check all these areas to help prevent any future complications, as an integral part of fixing your issues with dampness.

CONDENSATION

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One of the most common forms of damp in Watton properties, condensation is very easy to spot. When moist, warm air makes contact with colder surfaces (such as windows), tiny droplets of water immediately appear. In places where high humidity is present, such as: kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, condensation forms due to inadequate ventilation.

Basic solutions to prevent condensation include wiping away any water droplets whenever they form and ensuring there is adequate ventilation in the trouble spots. Redirecting damp air to the outside of your home in Watton, by updating or fitting extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to solve this problem.

The best way to establish the key circumstances that play a role in the situation, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey done by a reliable Watton specialist. Sometimes moist air can be sucked in from the outside, simply making things worse. An effective way to adequately minimise condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Watton damp proofing technician will offer guidance and advice on how this can best be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been fitted as standard in all homes built in the United Kingdom. If your property or home was built before this period it's conceivable that you may not have one installed. If your home was constructed after this date, but you are still experiencing rising damp, it might be that the damp proof membrane has been compromised.

Rising damp can be hard to identify, but some areas to watch out for are; white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and tide marks on walls. Whilst the existence of these is not conclusive, they're all indications of rising damp issues.

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The first step towards handling your problems with rising damp should be to simply check whether you have a DPM on the external walls of your home in Watton. It should be 150mm (around 6") above ground level for satisfactory protection. If you find this gap does not exist, you can dig the earth away to increase it, or if this process isn't possible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will need to be put in.

If this isn't the cause of the problem and your DPM is in order, there could be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, through your floors, and into the walls of your home.

Damp proofing experts in Watton will quickly detect and eliminate rising damp problems using a number of procedures. Older properties which either don't have a DPM, or have a compromised one that's damaged over a wide area, can be treated with a damp proof injection cream. Holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then penetrates into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

If the deterioration of the DPM is too extensive, or if damp proofing injection cream isn't a suitable solution, you might have to install a brand new damp proof course. Though this is of course a fairly drastic plan of action, it could be the only way to resolve your damp problems successfully.

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Another possible solution for minimal areas of damp course damage might include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. Wooden flooring, carpets or tiles will have to be lifted before any work can be undertaken, because it is applied under your existing floor coverings. This is particularly effective in cellars as part of the tanking process to create a room that's watertight. For added protection in those trouble spots, your Watton damp proof specialist might advise a layer of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or below ground area, is the process of coating any exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. All wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the pertinent surfaces correctly prepared before the commencement of any work, as this coating must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. When this paint has been applied, it must be allowed to dry completely before replastering any walls and decorating over it. This is a highly disruptive job since it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, and it's wise to obtain more than one expert opinion about whether this is really the only solution to your rising damp issues.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

To help ease condensation issues, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are quite effective. The fact that these products only cover up the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main drawback with dehumidifiers. An experienced damp proofing specialist in Watton will be able to offer advice on the best solution if you're experiencing dampness in any part of your home.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN WATTON

As with pretty much any home improvement project, the most reliable recommendations for a local specialist come from friends and family. When possible you should try to obtain at least 3 or 4 different estimates from a range of companies, and before signing up to any specific damp proofing services, you should ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications, as a verification of their trustworthiness.

Keep an eye out for technicians holding the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) accreditations, or companies who are members of the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA).

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is well qualified and has the necessary working experience to offer a first class damp proof service, if they've got membership of either the PCA or DPA. Such memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any work carried out.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Watton and also in: Great Hockham, Southborough, Carbrooke, North Pickenham, Mundford, Rockland All Saints, Great Ellingham, Little Ellingham, Ovington, Stow Bedon, Saham Hills, Ashill, Ickburgh, Griston, and in these postcodes IP25 6BU, IP25 6PQ, IP25 6HB, IP25 6LN, IP25 6FN, IP25 6JJ, IP25 6AP, IP25 6EG, IP25 6BT, IP25 6AX. Locally based Watton damp proofing specialist will probably have the postcode IP25 and the phone code 01953. Checking this should confirm that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Watton home and business owners can utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It's always a good idea whenever you are trying to find a professional damp proofing contractor for your project to ask if friends and family members have any recommendations. In an effort to find someone who's suitable for your needs, personal referrals are generally best, and will sometimes give you the chance to filter out an inferior contractor or a company that has a below par service record.

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If you are aware that a friend or relative has used a specific contractor, you can get a bit of first hand insights into their reliability and timekeeping. They will also be able to inform you if anything went wrong, and how speedily any problems were addressed. They should also be in a position to give you information about how the final price stood up compared to the original quotation that was given, details which are usually hard to extract from the contractors directly.

Finally, in relation to advice, your friends and relations are folks that you know and trust to be honest. If they've had an unsatisfactory experience in their dealings with a specific company or contractor, you may find that they'll be hesitant to chat about them. Many people will be more than happy to speak about a decent quality contractor, less inclined to discuss a lousy one, and rather than 'malign' a far from ideal business that they've had dealings with previously, they may even offer a different company.

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There is a variety of work that can be accomplished by your local Watton damp proof specialist including plaster replacement, foundation damp proofing Watton, concrete damp proofing Watton, damp proofing internal walls Watton, damp proofing floors, cheap damp proofing Watton, wood rot treatments, condensation treatment, property preservation in Watton, landlord damp proofing services in Watton, floor damp proofing Watton, solutions for rising damp Watton, mould treatment, damp treatments, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proof tanking, condensation control, home damp proofing, cavity wall tie replacement, japanese knotweed control, rising damp advice in Watton, wet rot control in Watton, damp proofing solutions in conservatories in Watton, damp proofing estimates, efflorescence solutions Watton, flood defence, cementitious tanking, external damp proofing Watton, damp proofing services, damp proofing old stone walls, woodworm treatments in Watton, vapour barriers Watton, leak detection, damp proofing surveys, brickwork damp proofing Watton, dry rot control, damp proofing brickwork in Watton, and lots more. Listed are just some of the activities that are handled by those specialising in damp proofing. Watton specialists will let you know about their full range of damp proofing services.

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