Damp Proofing Westhoughton

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Damp Proofing Westhoughton Greater Manchester (BL5): Damp problems in your property in Westhoughton not only look unattractive, but they can bring about dangerous structural and health problems too. Costing thousands of pounds to fix if not remedied promptly, more serious issues can easily be hidden under flaking paintwork, patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. If you have an issue such as this there is very little that you can do yourself, and the best option is to call in an established Westhoughton damp proofing company to do a thorough inspection and come up with solutions.

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There are essentially 3 fundamental problem areas that are likely to cause dampness in your dwelling in Westhoughton:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


In the following paragraphs, we'll consider what causes such damp problems, and ways that you can go about fixing them, and preventing them from happening in the first place.


Issues like loose or broken roof tiles, damaged or porous brickwork, blocked cavity walls and damaged gutters or drainpipes are common external factors that can lead to penetrating damp. Internal causes of penetrating damp can be dripping or burst water pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing basins or baths. If left unchecked, damp, dark patches on walls, flaking or bubbling paintwork and blistering or broken plaster, will be the noticeable outcome of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

If neglected for quite some time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. This could prove very costly, because in the worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsound, meaning that you are going to need a new roof. If any of the timbers on your roof feel "spongy" to the touch, and a black fungus starts appearing the wood, you might have wet rot in your roof structure.

You shouldn't fret however, because to stop these problems from happening, a few basic steps such as repointing unsound brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof & guttering for leaks and examining piping for leaks, should aleviate such concerns. A knowledgeable Westhoughton damp proof service will check these areas in order to help avoid any further problems, as part of resolving your damp issues.


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There are lots of factors that cause damp in the home, however condensation is one of the most common and easiest to spot. When moist, warm air makes contact with cooler surfaces, small droplets of water rapidly form. Where high humidity is present, as in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, condensation is often caused by poor ventilation.

Some of the more straightforward answers to condensation include wiping water droplets away as soon as they arise, and making sure that troublesome areas have plenty of ventilation. The necessary steps may involve the updating or installation of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans, with the intention of redirecting moist air outside of your home in Westhoughton.

By carrying out a detailed damp proofing survey, a reputable Westhoughton company will identify any spots where damp air is sucked in from the outside, simply exacerbating the problem. It is vital that airflow is properly regulated, in order to manage condensation issues, and you can get information and advice on this from a professional damp proofing company.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all homes constructed in the United Kingdom. You may not have a damp course on your home or property in Westhoughton if it was built prior to this period. If you're suffering with rising damp in a house built after this date it's possible that your DPM has been damaged somehow.

It can be hard to distinguish rising damp, nevertheless some giveaway signs are; white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, rotten or crumbling skirtings and "tide marks" on walls. Although the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp issues.

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The first step towards solving your problems with rising damp should be to simply check whether you have in fact got a damp proof course on the exterior walls of your home in Westhoughton. It should be 150 millimetres (approximately 6") above ground level for adequate protection. If this is not the case you can dig the ground away to generate this gap, or if this is not plausible, you could install a damp proof course higher up.

If this is not the root cause of the problem and your damp course is correct, there could be more challenging issues to deal with caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, up through your flooring, and into your walls.

Using a range of techniques, damp proofing specialists in Westhoughton can quickly identify and remedy rising damp issues. Older homes which either have no damp proof membrane, or have a compromised one that is damaged over a significant area, can have a damp proof cream injected into the outside walls. This involves the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals in your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the deterioration of your membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing injection cream is not a satisfactory solution, you may have to install a brand new damp proof course. Whilst this level of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve rising damp problems, it may be the only solution when all is said and done.

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For less severe areas of damage, yet another possible option could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. This is applied under your floor coverings, so laminate flooring, carpets and tiles will have to be lifted prior to work being undertaken. In basements this is a particularly efficacious solution, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" process that's used to make rooms watertight. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, your Westhoughton damp proof expert may suggest applying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a basement or below ground area is referred to as tanking. All wall coverings and plaster must be taken off and the appropriate surfaces prepared correctly before any work begins, since this coating has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls. You can replaster the walls and decorate over it, after the paint has dried out completely. You should invariably get more than one specialist opinion on whether this really is the only treatment for your damp problems, as this is a highly disruptive job since it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


To help ease problems with condensation, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are pretty effectual. The downside with dehumidifiers in attempting to reduce damp and mould is that they merely cover up the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. An experienced damp proofing specialist in Westhoughton will be glad to offer advice on possible solutions if you are experiencing mould or damp in any part of your home.


Friends and family should invariably be your first choice when you are looking for recommendations for local specialists. Always obtain at least two or three different quotes from various local companies, and if you're in any doubt you should ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships, before employing any damp proofing services.

Watch out for qualifications and membership from bodies such as the Damp Proofing Association or the Property Care Association, or contractors holding the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) qualifications.

If your Westhoughton damp proofing providers are members of the PCA or DPA they'll be suitably qualified and have acquired the appropriate working experience to offer you a high quality service for your damp proofing issues. It also offers guarantees on any work performed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Westhoughton and also in nearby places like: Daisy Hill, Dob Brow, Over Hulton, Lostock, Chequerbent, Hart Common, Chew Moor, Wingates, Cooper Turning, Pennington Green, Dobb Brow, and in these postcodes BL5 2DB, BL5 2HS, BL5 2JG, BL5 2JJ, BL5 2AD, BL5 2BQ, BL5 2HE, BL5 2PY, BL5 2BD, BL5 2BG. Locally based Westhoughton damp proofers will most likely have the postcode BL5 and the dialling code 01942. Verifying this can confirm that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Westhoughton householders can utilise these and countless other similar services.

PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) Westhoughton

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) may be the ideal solution to reduce damp issues within your home in Westhoughton. If you've noticed mould and damp inside your home or condensation on the windows then Positive Input Ventilation can help to reduce the humidity. It achieves this by continually circulating fresh air. This steady refresh and replacement of the air inside your home increases air quality, reduces pollutants and odours and has been demonstrated to improve the day to day life of asthma and allergy sufferers by reducing the number of dust mite allergens in the air. One thing about PIV systems is that they work best when installed in a roof space, and your home does need to be fairly airtight. Air, just like water, will take the path of least resistance, and any spaces and gaps in windows or doors will allow the fresh air out, whilst bringing potentially contaminated air in.

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You should not have too much of a problem finding a damp proofing expert nearby when you're trying to find damp proofing services, but even if you can't find a decent damp proofing expert in Westhoughton itself, there are plenty of specialists all throughout Greater Manchester who'll happily help you.

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