Damp Proofing Yarm

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Damp Proofing Yarm North Yorkshire (TS15): It's not just the fact that damp problems look unattractive, they can also induce health problems and contribute to severe structural damage. Costing thousands to repair if not treated swiftly, more extreme issues can often be concealed beneath peeling wallpaper, flaking paintwork and damp patches. It's generally cheaper in the longer term to bring in a professional Yarm damp proofing company to check your home, and offer a complete damp proofing remedy for your property.

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Essentially, in terms of damp in the home there are 3 significant problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 primary kinds of damp are discussed in depth in the following paragraphs, together with strategies for prevention and resolution, in the event you discover them in your home in Yarm.


Issues like cracks in brickwork, damaged guttering, loose or broken roof tiles and cavity wall issues are commonplace external causes of penetrating damp in your home. Inside your Yarm home, penetrating damp can be the result of overflowing baths or sinks, burst or leaking pipes and cracked shower trays. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the woodwork and walls, the visible signs in time will be blistered or broken plaster, peeling paintwork and damp dark patches on walls.

If neglected for quite some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot doesn't spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. An unusual musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and indications of a black fungus, could all suggest the presence of wet rot.

Preventative maintenance can be basic, such as cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks, examining pipework for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. As part of an overall damp proofing program, your local Yarm damp proofing company will check all these areas.


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Quite simple to identify and a contributing factor to damp in many Yarm properties, condensation is extremely common. When warm, moist air makes contact with cool surfaces, droplets of water quickly appear. It's a problem due to inadequate ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

Easy solutions to stop condensation include wiping away any droplets whenever they form and ensuring that there is sufficient ventilation in the troublesome areas. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in Yarm, by updating or fitting air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, will help you to resolve this annoying problem.

The most effective way to ascertain the key things that play a role in the situation, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey carried out by a reliable Yarm damp proofing company. With some homes damp air can be sucked in from outside, plainly making matters worse. The most effective way to adequately control condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Yarm damp proofing technician will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can best be accomplished.

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Houses constructed since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. If your property was built before this time it's perfectly possible that you may not have one installed. If you are suffering with rising damp in a house built after this date it may be that your damp proof course has been damaged somehow.

Although hard to distinguish, "tide marks" on walls, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. If you notice or think that you might have any of these, it is possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.

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Just checking your home's exterior walls to spot if you have a damp course can be one step towards resolving your rising damp problems. To be sure of an adequate degree of protection the damp proof course must be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm (about six inches). Where you discover this space doesn't exist, you could dig away the earth to increase it, or if this approach is not feasible, a higher damp proof course will need to be put in.

If your damp proof course is in fact correct and the gap from the ground isn't the root cause of the problem, moisture may be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a much more problematic issue.

Yarm damp proofing experts will swiftly be able to establish the main cause of your rising damp, and using a range of procedures will quickly deal with the problem. A damp proofing cream can be carefully injected into your wall if you have a somewhat older property with no DPM, or one that is damaged over a considerable area. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the mortar course, and before the cream cures it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

In instances where damp proofing injection cream isn't a satisfactory solution, or where the damp course membrane is too severely damaged, installing a whole new damp proof course might be neccessary. Although this is of course a fairly drastic plan of action, it may be the best way to solve your damp issues successfully.

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For minimal areas of damp course damage, yet another possible option could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. Carpets, wood flooring or tiles must be lifted before any work can be carried out, because it's applied under your floor coverings. Also used as a part of the "tanking" procedure to create a waterproof space, this is a particularly effective treatment in cellar areas. Your Yarm damp proofing expert might recommend applying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, additional protection in these trouble spots.

Tanking: In areas of a house which are below ground, such as basements or cellars, tanking is a process where exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. All wall covering and plaster must be removed and the surfaces properly prepared before work commences, because this waterproof coating has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. Once this coating has been put on, it must be permitted to dry thoroughly before replastering the walls and decorating over the top of it. You must invariably get more than one expert's opinion about whether this really is the only cure for your rising damp, as this is an extremely disruptive job since it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building.


To help with issues with condensation, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are really efficacious. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers just alleviate the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, there are disadvantages to this option. A reliable damp proofing company in Yarm will be able to advise on the best solution if you are experiencing damp or mould in any area of your house.


As with any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a local professional can be obtained from friends and neighbours. Before signing up for any damp proof services, always see if you can get at least 3 or 4 quotations from a variety of Yarm companies. If you're in any doubt about any particular company you should ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships.

Professional Yarm damp proofing companies should be registered members of either the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association, or have professional qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT).

If your selected Yarm damp proofing specialists are in fact members of either the DPA or PCA you can be certain they'll be well qualified and have the required experience to provide a top notch service for your damp proofing problems. Such memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any work accomplished.

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Damp proofing can be done in Yarm and also in nearby places like: Long Newton, Seamer, Maltby, Crathorne, Hutton Rudby, Kirklevington, Middleton St George, Thornaby-on-Tees, Ingleby Barwick, Newby, Neasham, Eaglescliffe, Egglescliffe, Appleton Wiske, together with these postcodes TS15 9EG, TS15 9HR, TS15 9QS, TS15 9FW, TS15 9EU, TS15 9BN, TS15 9DY, TS15 9AD, TS15 9SY, TS15 9RB. Local Yarm damp proofers will most likely have the postcode TS15 and the phone code 01642.

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There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Yarm damp proof specialist including property surveys, damp proofing floors, rising damp treatment, treatments for penetrating damp in Yarm, damp proofing a garage in Yarm, wall tie replacement, structural waterproofing, damp proofing assessments, damp proofing concrete floors in Yarm, flood defence, solving mould problems in Yarm, dampcourse installations, damp proofing surveys, damp control, pressure grouting Yarm, damp proofing solutions in bedrooms in Yarm, vapour barriers in Yarm, wood rot treatment, leak detection in Yarm, condensation solutions, invasive weed control, industrial damp proofing, woodworm treatment Yarm, timber preservation, damp proofing quotes, rendering repairs, cavity wall construction, cellar damp proofing in Yarm, and more.


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Also find: Kirklevington damp proofing, Maltby damp proofing, Long Newton damp proofing, Thornaby-on-Tees damp proofing, Middleton St George damp proofing, Hutton Rudby damp proofing, Neasham damp proofing, Crathorne damp proofing, Newby damp proofing, Egglescliffe damp proofing, Eaglescliffe damp proofing, Ingleby Barwick damp proofing, Seamer damp proofing, Appleton Wiske damp proofing services and more.

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In the previous 12 months damp proofing surveys were done in the following Yarm streets: Knaith Close, Sefton Way, Ramsey Crescent, Darcy Close, Angrove Close, Allerton Balk, Hedley Close, The Grove, The Spital, Meynell's Walk, Metcalfe Close, Tindale Close, Spell Close, Skirlaw Road, Grammar School Lane, The Royd, Bridge Street, Miller Close, Stevenson Close, Carpenter Close, Atwater Close, Nursery Gardens, Troutsdale Close, Foxton Close, Low Church Wynd, and in these North Yorkshire postcodes: TS15 9EG, TS15 9HR, TS15 9QS, TS15 9FW, TS15 9EU, TS15 9BN, TS15 9DY, TS15 9AD, TS15 9SY, TS15 9RB.

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