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Damp Proofing Westcliff-on-Sea Essex (SS0): It's not just the fact that damp problems look unattractive, they can also induce chronic health issues and contribute to serious structural damage. Costing thousands to repair if not dealt with quickly, more extreme issues can often be concealed under damp patches, flaking paint and peeling wallpaper. If you think that you may have such damp problems you need to contact a certified Westcliff-on-Sea damp proofing company to check your property, and come up with the best damp proofing strategy for your house.

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When considering dampness in Westcliff-on-Sea structures, there are essentially 3 main classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you'll find information on what may be causing damp problems in your home or business in Westcliff-on-Sea, and precisely how you can get started with fixing them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Typical external factors that may lead to penetrating damp include: broken or loose roof tiles, cavity wall issues, cracks in brickwork and defective guttering. Inside a building, it can be caused by overflowing baths or basins, leaking or burst pipes and damaged shower trays. If water continues to soak into the walls and woodwork, the visible signs in time are going to be flaking paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and blistered or broken plaster.

If neglected over a period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Though it's fortunate that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in the worst outcome, you may need to replace the whole roof (extremely expensive!) if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. If a black fungus appears on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you might have problems with wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be quite basic, for example repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and inspecting piping for leaks. A certified damp proofer in Westcliff-on-Sea will check these areas to help prevent any future problems, as part of fixing your issues with damp.

CONDENSATION

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Quite simple to identify and a cause of damp in many Westcliff-on-Sea homes, condensation is very common. Small droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when moist, warm air comes into contact with these surfaces. It's often caused because of poor ventilation in areas where there is high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

To prevent condensation problems, easy solutions include making certain that there is sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping away any droplets of water as they arise. The necessary steps may require the installation or updating of cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks, with the intention of redirecting moist air outside of your home in Westcliff-on-Sea.

There might be issues with drawing in moist air from the outside, and by conducting a detailed damp proofing survey a specialist in Westcliff-on-Sea will be able to find areas that give rise to the problem. An effective way to adequately control condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Westcliff-on-Sea damp proofing company will offer guidance and advice on how this can be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

Houses constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have been required to have a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. You might not have a damp proof course on your home or property in Westcliff-on-Sea if it was constructed earlier than this. It is possible that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane might have been damaged in some way if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a house built after this date.

Although quite difficult to identify, "tide marks" on walls, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and rotten or crumbling skirting boards, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. It is plausible that you could have a rising damp problem if you've spotted one or all of these.

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Dealing with rising damp problems can be as straightforward as checking your home's external walls and seeing if you can spot a damp course. To be certain of an adequate measure of protection the damp proof membrane should be above ground level by no less than 150mm. Where you find this gap does not exist, you can dig the soil away to increase it, or if this process isn't plausible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will need to be installed.

If this isn't the problem and your damp proof membrane is correct, there may be more challenging issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, up through your flooring, and into the walls of your home.

Westcliff-on-Sea damp proofing specialists will quickly be able to determine the root cause of your rising damp, and using a number of procedures will soon solve the problem. If you have an older property with no DPM or one that's damaged over a considerable area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your wall. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled along the mortar course, and before the cream cures it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damage to the damp course membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing cream is not an appropriate treatment, you may have to put in a new damp proof course. This is the most drastic of repair works, but it could be the only answer to your rising damp.

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Another option for smaller areas of membrane damage may include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. This will be applied underneath your current floor coverings, so carpets, wooden flooring and tiles will have to be lifted prior to work being done. Also used as an integral part of the "tanking" procedure to create a waterproof room, this is an especially effectual solution in cellars. Your Westcliff-on-Sea damp proof technician might advise the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, extra protection in such problem areas.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or basement, is a process of covering exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. Because this coating has to be applied on the base surfaces of floors and walls, all wall covering and plaster must be removed before any work can begin, and all surfaces prepared properly. As soon as this paint has been put on, it must be allowed to dry completely before replastering the walls and decorating over the top of it. You must always get more than one expert opinion about whether this is really the only answer to your rising damp problems, since this is a very disruptive job because it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property.

SOLVING DAMP PROBLEMS WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

To help ease problems with condensation, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are quite effectual. The fact that these gadgets primarily hide the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the main problem with the use of dehumidifiers. To get the best advice if you're suffering with damp in any area of your home, you should contact a professional damp proofing company in Westcliff-on-Sea.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA

Neighbours and friends should invariably be the first choice when you're looking for recommendations for local professionals. If possible you should see if you can acquire at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a number of companies, and before signing up for any specific damp proofing providers, you should ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates, as evidence of their integrity.

Watch out for contractors holding the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness qualifications, or local companies who are members of the Property Care Association or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association).

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

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Westcliff-on-Sea and also in nearby places like: Canewdon, Weir, Little Wakering, Great Wakering, Church Hill, Rochford, Marine Estate, Shoeburyness, Hawkwell, Eastwood, Stroud Green, Thundersley, Hockley, Southchurch, Hadleigh, Ballards Gore, Daws Heath, Rayleigh, Prittlewell, as well as in these postcodes SS0 0PR, SS0 0LA, SS0 0DR, SS0 0QH, SS0 0BG, SS0 0NS, SS0 0QF, SS0 0BE, SS0 0RR, SS0 0LG. Local Westcliff-on-Sea damp proof specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01702 and the postcode SS0. Checking this should guarantee that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Westcliff-on-Sea home and business owners can utilise these and lots of other related services.

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There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Westcliff-on-Sea damp proofing specialist including damp proofing brickwork, wall tie replacement, flood defence, home damp proofing, damp proofing assessments in Westcliff-on-Sea, pressure grouting, foundation damp proofing Westcliff-on-Sea, rising damp advice, damp proofing concrete floors, dampproofing surveys in Westcliff-on-Sea, exterior damp proofing Westcliff-on-Sea, condensation control in Westcliff-on-Sea, solutions for penetrating damp, mould treatment in Westcliff-on-Sea, cheap damp proofing Westcliff-on-Sea, damp proof sealing Westcliff-on-Sea, rising damp prevention, damp proofing quotations, brick damp proofing Westcliff-on-Sea, wood rot treatments, concrete repair in Westcliff-on-Sea, invasive weed control, leak detection, woodworm treatment, floor damp proofing Westcliff-on-Sea, structural waterproofing Westcliff-on-Sea, condensation treatment, rising damp solutions, cavity wall construction, rendering repairs, plaster replacement, dampcourse installation, damp proofing a garage, landlord damp proofing services, vapour barriers Westcliff-on-Sea, and more. Listed are just some of the duties that are performed by people specialising in damp proofing. Westcliff-on-Sea professionals will inform you of their entire range of damp proofing services.

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Recent Essex damp proofing customer job requests: Ashleigh Redfern recently asked for a quote for fixing damp problems in Waltham Abbey. Marni and Eden Shaw recently enquired about clearing up damp and condensation problems in a kitchen in Colne Engaine, Essex. Gabriela Barr was trying to find damp proof specialists near Hawkwell. Elias and Nicole Bloggs recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a garage in Lambourne, Essex. Reece Mace and Keeva Mace recently enquired about damp proofing a cellar in Great Wakering. Yash Moffat from Cressing was looking for damp proofing companies nearby. Isaac Howell and Layla-Mae Howell recently enquired about resolving damp and condensation issues in Waltham Abbey, Essex. Jude Smith from Bicknacre asked "is there somebody who does damp proofing near me?". These Essex householders searched for "damp proofing Essex" and discovered this web page on either Yahoo, Google or Bing.

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All throughout Essex you should be able to find damp proofing experts who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find the perfect damp proofer in Westcliff-on-Sea itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.

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