Damp Proofing Westham

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Damp Proofing Westham East Sussex (BN24): Having problems with damp in your property in Westham can lead to major health and structural problems, as well as looking unappealing. Under those clumps of flaking paintwork, ugly damp patches and areas of peeling wallpaper, much more serious problems might be hiding, and if they aren't resolved quickly, could be fairly expensive to repair. If you think that you may have such damp problems you should contact an established Westham damp proofing company to survey your property, and come up with the most effective damp proofing treatment for your house.

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Basically, in relation to damp in the home there are three key problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

To find out what the possible reasons behind such damp problems are, and how to go about mending them, continue reading...

PENETRATING DAMP

A few of the external issues that can cause penetrating damp in a structure include: defective gutters or drainpipes, porous brickwork, broken or loose roof tiles and blocked cavities. Inside, overflowing basins or bathtubs, leaking or burst water pipes and damaged shower trays, can lead to penetrating damp. If left to continue leaking these factors enable water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which with time create dark, damp patches on walls, flaking paintwork and blistered or broken plaster.

If you have a leaky roof that has been neglected for some time, your roof timbers can be stricken with wet rot. Even though bricks and brickwork aren't impacted by wet rot, your roof timbers can be seriously damaged, and if it becomes structurally unsound, the whole roof may need to be replaced. A musty smell of decaying wood, the appearance of black fungus, and a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers, are all warning signs of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be quite basic, for example inspecting pipework for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning your roof & rain gutters and checking for leaks. As part of fixing your dampness issues, a professional Westham damp proofing specialist will check all these things, in order to help reduce the chances of any further issues.

CONDENSATION

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There are many factors that can cause dampness, however condensation is among the most common and easily noticed. When a cold surface comes into contact with warm, moist air, water collects as droplets upon that surface. Where high humidity is present, as in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, condensation is often caused by poor ventilation.

To minimise the impact of this issue there are a couple of steps that you can take. You can wipe away any droplets of water the instant they appear, and you can ensure that there is good ventilation in areas that suffer from condensation. The steps needed may involve the installation or upgrade of extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, with the intention of redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your property in Westham.

By undertaking a comprehensive damp proofing survey, a dependable Westham company will identify any spots where damp air is drawn in from outside, simply making matters worse. The best way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow and circulation properly, and your local Westham damp proofing company will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Houses constructed since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. You might not have a damp course installed on your home in Westham if it was built earlier than this. If you're suffering with rising damp in a property constructed after this period it's possible that your damp proof course has been damaged somehow.

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

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Fixing rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your property's outside walls and seeing if you can spot a DPM. It ought to be 150 millimetres above ground level for satisfactory protection. You could dig away the surrounding soil to create this gap if it is currently not enough, or you could install a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up if the first option is not possible.

You may have more problematic issues if you learn that your damp proof membrane is OK, and it may be that the moisture is creeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which can be even more worrying.

Damp proofing professionals in Westham can swiftly identify and remedy rising damp using a range of techniques. Older properties which either don't have a damp proof course, or have a compromised one that is damaged over an extensive area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream. Holes will be drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective waterproof barrier.

In cases where damp proofing cream is not a satisfactory treatment, or where your membrane is extensively damaged, installing a new damp proof course might be neccessary. Regrettably this is the most drastic of repair works, but it could be the only answer to your damp problems.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another potential option for minimal areas of damp course damage. Carpeting, tiles or wooden flooring will have to be lifted before any work can be done, since it's applied beneath your current floor coverings. Also used as a part of the tanking procedure to make a space watertight, this is a particularly efficacious treatment in cellar areas. Your Westham damp proofing technician may recommend laying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, additional protection in such problem areas.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a basement or below ground area is referred to as "tanking". Since this waterproof coating needs to be applied to the bare surfaces of walls and floors, any wall covering and plaster must be taken off before work begins, and all surfaces correctly prepared. When this paint has been put on and is dry, it is then possible to replaster any walls and decorate over it. You must always get more than one expert opinion about whether this really is the only answer to your rising damp, as this is an extremely disruptive process since it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for problems with condensation they can help quite a bit. The drawback with dehumidifiers in seeking to prevent damp and mould is that they only cover up the cause of the damp, not cure it. To get the most reliable advice if you are suffering from damp in any part of your property, you can get in touch with a certified damp proofing specialist in Westham.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN WESTHAM

As with pretty much any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a local specialist can be gleaned from neighbours and friends. Always get at least three different quotations from various local companies, and if in any doubt you should ask to see evidence of professional memberships and qualifications, before hiring any damp proofing services.

Keep an eye out for qualifications and membership from trade bodies such as the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the PCA (Property Care Association), or contractors holding the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments accreditations.

You can be certain that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the required experience to offer a first class damp proofing service, if they are members of either the PCA or DPA. Any damp proofing work supplied by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Westham and also in nearby places like: Bexhill, Pevensey, Stone Cross, Friday Street, Hampden Park, Foulride Green, Hankham, Pevensey Bay, Hooe, Wannock, Ninfield, together with these postcodes BN24 5AD, BN24 9AY, BN24 9DG, BN24 5NB, BN24 5LT, BN24 5AG, BN24 5HP, BN24 5NE, BN24 5AW, BN24 5HB. Local Westham damp proofing specialist will likely have the postcode BN24 and the dialling code 01323. Verifying this can ensure you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Westham property owners can utilise these and various other similar services.

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) Westham

PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) might be the ideal solution for alleviating damp issues within your house in Westham. If you have noticed mould and damp inside your home or condensation on the windows then PIV can help by reducing the humidity. It achieves this by continually supplying a flow of fresh air. This continuous refresh and replacement of the air inside your home increases air quality, reduces pollutants and odours and has been proven to improve the everyday life of allergy and asthma sufferers by reducing the number of dust mite allergens in the air. Some considerations for PIV systems is that it works best when installed in a loft, and your home does need to be fairly airtight. Air, just like water, will take the path of least resistance, and any gaps and spaces around windows or doors will let the fresh air out, whilst bringing possible polluted air in from the outside.

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Family & Friends Recommendations

Friends and relatives are a fantastic source of recommendations, when your are searching for a contractor in Westham for your project or undertaking. These person to person referrals can be one of the most effective ways to point a finger at third-rate contractors and companies with poor track record, and help you identify someone who's a suitable fit for your needs.

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By getting this form of feedback from an acquaintance or member of your family you can discover the attitude of the contractor if things went wrong, how speedily any problems were rectified, and also get some some first hand insights into their diligence, reliability and timekeeping. They will be able to tell you how accurate the initial estimate was in comparison with the final price, which, unless they offer a guaranteed price promise, is often difficult to obtain from the contractors directly.

When it comes to advice, your family and friends are people you know and can depend on. You might discover that they will be hesitant to talk about them, if they have had a disappointing experience in dealing with a certain contractor or company. You may face a scenario where some people will be more than willing to recommend a decent contractor, less likely to talk about an inferior one, and rather than 'malign' a a below par business that they've dealt with in the past, they might endorse a different company instead.

Westham Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Westham damp proofing specialist including wall tie replacement, damp course installation, flood defence, chemical DPC injection Westham, domestic damp proofing Westham, timber surveys, solutions for penetrating damp in Westham, home damp proofing, condensation solutions, concrete damp proofing Westham, timber treatment, damp proofing brickwork, solutions for black mould, floor damp proofing Westham, vapour barrier installation in Westham, rendering repairs, structural waterproofing, cheap damp proofing Westham, cementitious tanking Westham, solving condensation problems, leak detection, damp proofing assessments, cavity wall construction in Westham, concrete repairs Westham, timber preservation in Westham, wet rot treatment, basement damp proofing Westham, garage damp proofing Westham, woodworm elimination, damp proofing in bedrooms, commercial damp proofing Westham, wall damp proofing Westham, damp proofing a garage, pressure grouting, landlord damp proofing services, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Westham specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.

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Also find: Hampden Park damp proofing, Friday Street damp proofing, Pevensey damp proofing, Wannock damp proofing, Ninfield damp proofing, Bexhill damp proofing, Hooe damp proofing, Foulride Green damp proofing, Hankham damp proofing, Pevensey Bay damp proofing, Stone Cross damp proofing services and more. Most of these places are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Westham residents can get quotes by going here.

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