Damp Proofing Wednesfield

Wednesfield Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Wednesfield West Midlands (WV11): Damp problems in your house in Wednesfield may not just look unappealing, but they can also lead to dangerous structural and health issues as well. Costing 1000s to repair if not treated promptly, more extreme issues can easily be hidden beneath flaking paint, peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. If you've got a problem such as this there is very little that you can do to solve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to call in a certified Wednesfield damp proofing company to carry out a thorough inspection and suggest practical solutions.

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In Wednesfield homes there are three major problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you will find details about what might be causing problems with damp in your home or business in Wednesfield, and exactly how you might go about rectifying them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Things like damaged guttering, broken roof tiles, unsound brickwork and cavity wall issues are commonplace external causes of penetrating damp in your home. From within, overflowing sinks or bathtubs, burst or dripping pipes and damaged shower trays, can cause penetrating damp. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs over time are going to be dark damp patches on walls, broken or blistered plaster and peeling paintwork.

If left untreated for an extended period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. While it is lucky that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof installed if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the wood, together with an unusual musty smell from the decaying wood.

You need not panic however, because to prevent these problems occurring, a few simple steps such as inspecting pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks and repointing brickwork should aleviate such concerns. A certified Wednesfield damp proof service will check all of these areas to help prevent any future complications, as an integral part of resolving your damp issues.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is super easy to identify and one of the most common forms of damp in many properties in Wednesfield. When cooler surfaces make contact with warm, moist air, tiny water droplets form on those surfaces. It often manifests because of poor ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

Wiping up any droplets of water that form, and making sure that you've got adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, are amongst the simplest solutions to such problems. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your property in Wednesfield, by installing or updating air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, will help you to remedy this issue.

The most effective way to find out the main circumstances that exacerbate the situation, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by a credible Wednesfield damp proofing specialist. Occasionally damp air is sucked in from outside, plainly making matters even worse. To adequately minimise condensation problems, airflow must be regulated properly. A reliable Wednesfield damp proofing technician will be able to offer advice and solutions in connection with this.

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RISING DAMP

Homes built since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. If your home was built before this time it's possible you might not have this installed. If your home was constructed after this year, but you're still suffering with rising damp issues, it could be that your damp proof membrane has been impaired.

Although difficult to identify, a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. If you see or think you may have any of these signs, it's possible that you have a problem with rising damp.

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Dealing with rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your exterior walls and seeing if you can see a damp course. It needs to be 150mm (around 6 inches) above ground level for satisfactory protection. If you find that this gap does not exist, you can dig away the earth to increase it, or if this process isn't feasible, a higher damp proof membrane will have to be installed.

You may have more challenging issues if you learn that your DPM (damp proof membrane) is fine, and it could be that the moisture is seeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which can be an even more disturbing predicament.

Using a number of different techniques, damp proofing professionals in Wednesfield can quickly detect and remedy your rising damp problems. Older houses which either don't have a damp proof course, or have one which is damaged over a considerable area, can have a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) injected into the outside walls. This entails drilling holes at intervals into your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

If the deterioration of your membrane is too extensive, or if damp proofing cream injection isn't an appropriate treatment, you may need to put in a new damp proof course. Unfortunately this is the most drastic of repair works, however it could be the only resolution to your rising damp issues.

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Another potential remedy for minimal areas of damp course damage may include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. This will be applied underneath your floor coverings, so carpeting, tiles and wooden flooring will have to be lifted prior to work being undertaken. This is particularly effectual in basements as a part of the "tanking" process to make a room that is watertight. Your Wednesfield damp proofing specialist may suggest laying building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, additional protection in those troublesome areas.

Tanking: In below ground areas such as cellars or basements, "tanking" is a process where surfaces that are exposed are painted with a watertight coating. This has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls, and so any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared properly before the commencement of any work. As soon as this coating has been applied, it should be permitted to dry completely before replastering and decorating over it. As it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, this is a highly disruptive job. It's therefore a good idea to call in at least 2 or 3 damp proofing specialists to guarantee that this is really the only possible option.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

To help ease condensation problems, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are very effective. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers merely mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are disadvantages to this solution. To get the best advice if you're suffering from damp or mould in any part of your home, you can speak to a competent damp proofing company in Wednesfield.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN WEDNESFIELD

The most trustworthy recommendations for local professionals when it comes to home improvement projects are generally friends and relatives. Before hiring any damp proofing services, you should always see if you can get at least 3 or 4 estimates from different Wednesfield companies. If you have any doubts about any specific company you can ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and accreditations.

Keep an eye out 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 of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) accreditations.

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the necessary working experience to provide a high quality damp proof service, if they have membership of the PCA or DPA. Any remedial work performed by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Wednesfield and also in nearby places like: Lane Head, Westcroft, Ashmore Park, Essington, Willenhall, Heath Town, Wolverhampton, New Invention, Wood End, Bushbury, Park Village, Moseley Village, Shortheath, Portobello, New Cross, and in these postcodes WV13 3SD, WV11 1SX, WV11 2WW, WV11 9BD, WV11 3WX, WV11 3EJ, WV12 4ZQ, WV11 3NA, WV11 3JQ, WV11 3EA. Local Wednesfield damp proofing specialist will likely have the postcode WV11 and the dialling code 01902. Verifying this can make certain that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Wednesfield householders will be able to utilise these and many other related services.

West Midlands Damp Proofing Enquiries

West Midlands Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Friends & Family Recommendations

There's a fair likelihood that someone you know in Wednesfield will have had damp proofing work done in the past, so you can ask friends, family and neighbours for recommendations of damp proofing contractors they have previously used. Word of mouth is typically a good indication, and should be thought of as a good starting place when hunting for tradespeople who specialise in damp proofing. It's still important to get at least 3 or 4 estimates from other tradesmen locally, even though someone you know has highly recommended a certain damp proofing specialist.

Wednesfield Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks Wednesfield

There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Wednesfield damp proofing specialist including damp proofing assessments, cheap damp proofing, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing brickwork Wednesfield, damp proof membranes, condensation treatments, cavity wall construction, condensation control Wednesfield, vapour barrier installations, efflorescence solutions, mould treatments, invasive weed control, penetrating damp treatment, damp proofing surveys, concrete repair, damp proofing injection cream treatments, basement tanking, flood defence, damp proofing services Wednesfield, property surveys, damp proof tanking, damp proofing old stone walls, dry rot treatments, residential damp proofing, plaster replacement in Wednesfield, basement damp proofing, woodworm treatment, solutions for rising damp in Wednesfield, home damp proofing Wednesfield, wet rot treatments, solving condensation problems Wednesfield, cavity wall tie replacement, injection damp proofing, chemical DPC injection, and more. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are undertaken by those specialising in damp proofing. Wednesfield companies will keep you informed about their whole range of damp proofing services.

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Damp Proofing Around Wednesfield: Households in Firsvale Road, Pickering Road, Phoenix Road, Broad Lane North, Henfield Close, Southfield Road, Redstone Drive, Wem Gardens, Alfred Squire Road, Castlebridge Road, Pool Hayes Lane, Day Avenue, Yarrow Close, Calver Crescent, Rudd Gardens, Backhouse Lane, Wollaston Crescent, New Cross Avenue, Stubby Lane, Haden Crescent, Bentleybridge Way, Whittingham Grove, Worthy Down, Moathouse Lane West, Bluebell Crescent, Holberg Grove, Wood Avenue, Bearing Drive, Lich Avenue, have needed damp proofing just recently. Waterproofing work also done in the following Wednesfield area postcodes: WV13 3SD, WV11 1SX, WV11 2WW, WV11 9BD, WV11 3WX, WV11 3EJ, WV12 4ZQ, WV11 3NA, WV11 3JQ, WV11 3EA. Work was conducted in these places by experts in damp proofing. Wednesfield home and property owners benefited from dependable and top notch damp proofing services on each occasion.

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