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Damp proofing in blocks of flats

Posted by Jonathan White on August 30, 2017 (0 Comments)

One of the biggest issues that our customers ask about is water ingression into blocks of flats. Compared to house, flats can create more complex issues, with joint and unclear ownership leading to badly maintained structures.

Problems and common place and understanding the causes behind water ingression can be difficult, with the possible sources being leaking pipes, porous walls or clogged drains in neighbours’ flats.

Examples we have come across include:

  • Water rising from a basement to a first floor flat (without becoming apparent in the basement)
  • Guttering and porous wall leaking into the flat underneath
  • Water leaking through balcony’s to flats underneath

The biggest problem in blocks of flats do not stem from the products used to remedy these issues (a range of these can be seen here). However, understanding the root cause of the leak and who has the responsibility to fix this.

The answer starts with having a managing agent who can properly assign rights and responsibilities to each flat owner in a building. An example, of how to find a managing agent who has experience with such things can be seen here.

This will allow each flat owner to know who they should talk to when the see the symptoms of damp. It will also help them understand what work they may be expected to undertake to protect their own flat as well as their neighbours.


A good managing agent will also be proactive – ensuring that flats that are at risk of water ingression which can spread to neighbouring areas are treated before the event – reducing the cost and disruption within the building


Popular types of damp proof material

Posted by Ashvini Vyas on February 03, 2012 (0 Comments)

Many of you all might be thinking why it is so important to make your homes damp proof. Usually, those homes which are not given damp proof course become prone to dampness. In such cases, high quality damp proof material must be induced into buildings during damp proofing. Make sure that damp proofing is highly essential for those properties which are on risk of perpetual dampness, and these are those homes which were ignored from it.

Mostly people are not aware of how to check quality of damp proof material and which are they? Firstly, you should know the types of materials of which damp proof course are prepared. In this way, you can easily identify and then can fetch your money on right materials. Some of the most popular types of damp proof material required for damp proofing include: Flexible materials like hot bitumen, plastic sheets, bituminous felts, sheets of lead, and copper; Semi-rigid materials like mastic asphalt; Rigid materials like impervious bricks, stones, slates, cement mortar or cement concrete painted with bitumen; Stones, Mortar with waterproofing compounds, Coarse sand layers under floors, and continuous plastic sheets under floors etc. A damp proof material is cost effective and easily available on stores.  

Builders must follow the DPC/DPM buildings construction rules, and in many countries its approval is must before construction. If cost is a concern that becoming a hurdle to choose between water proofing and damp proofing then must consult with damp proofing consultants, and apply a qualitative damp proof material in your homes for longevity and hygienic life. 


Damp proofing businesses in the UK

Posted by Ashvini Vyas on January 31, 2012 (0 Comments)

Dampness is a major cause of weakening and making your home walls disfigured. There are three major causes of damp such as rising damp, penetrating damp, and condensation; all of each can be well treated using damp proofing services. If you are serious about rising damp then you need to take help of a damp proofer. Our damp proofing services are highly cost effective and offer long lasting results. A damp proofing course involves a physical barrier insertion into the fabric of a building so that water passing from one place to another can be stopped. If you need our assistance regarding this job, then we can send our damp proofer from our skilled team so that your problem can be sorted out to the best. They offer qualitative and result oriented damp proofing services round the clock.    

Some of our major damp proofing services are: Cellar Tanking (Types of Damp: Condensation); Cellar Damp proofing (Types of Damp: Damp); Damp Proofing (Types of Damp: Dry Rot); Dry Proofing (Types of Damp: Fungal Decay); Dry Rot Treatment (Types of Damp: Rising Damp); Replastering (Wet Rot); Timber Preservation (Woodworm), and many more.

Damp Away holds years of experience in damp proofing services and has spread its legs in all parts of UK. With the help of their skilled damp proofing team, they’re assisting Londoners brilliantly how to cope up with damp and how well they can make utmost use of damp proofing, which are within the reach of each Londoner. They are there, just waiting for your call. 


The uses for Acrypol

Posted by Ashvini Vyas on January 29, 2012 (0 Comments)

Acrypol is one of the leading UK’s roof waterproofing solution providers to all types of substrates. Its products are available in solar white, black, and medium grey. These products can fill cracks up to 1 cm wide and hold coverage rate of 1-2 kg per m2. Acrypol experts count them as an ideal solution to a leaking flat roof or counting them as an extra layer of protection to felt/asphalt. Acrypol usually applied during all types of damp weather conditions, and offers a long lasting solution to all types of waterproofing problems on daily basis. If you want to shield your home walls or office walls then don’t delay further in choosing Acrypol products. They are available in solar white, black, and medium grey within your budget. These products are of high quality standards.

Acrypol experts count them ideal for general property maintenance and also for day-to-day patching repairs. Make sure in advance that Acrypol is a totally roof coating waterproof system basically produced to refurbish failed domestic, commercial and industrial flat roofs. Users must know how to use them for better performance. Brush must be applied as a semi liquid paste, which dries to form an ultra tough and seamless flexible overlay with great appearance. It can be easily applied by DIY enthusiasts and professionals. Whenever you need this service can come in touch with Acrypol professionals and can shield your flat roofs perfectly. Nowadays, for buyers budget is not a huge concern as high quality and performances are. So, you decide when to have them.             


What are damp proof membranes made from

Posted by Ashvini Vyas on January 27, 2012 (0 Comments)

The importance of a damp proof membrane insertion within the inner spaces of walls delivers huge impact as increases the life expectancy of buildings. Usually damp proof membranes act as a physical barrier between sources of water and interiors of buildings and structures. These membranes can be either vertical or horizontal depending on the condition of the moisture being transmitted. A damp proof membrane is made out of high density polyethene material that used to be a waterproof, strong, and unlikely to corrode. Damp proof membrane experts say that such membranes especially designed for walls and floors involves a studded pattern so that can lift the sheet slightly away from the source of water. Builders or even you should be aware about those materials they are made along with quality involved.

A damp proof membrane shields your home walls beyond imagination. It helps walls to maintain their beauty and longevity. Also, membranes try to make hygienic place for living. You may come cross membranes in a mesh form that can be plastered over but that in the case of remedial work. Mesh helps the affected are to dry out and breathe properly once the source of moisture blocked properly. All these factors must be taken into consideration before you plan for the proper damp proof solution. Only the major issue associated with a damp proof membrane is their consistency which is a major aspect. So, damp proof membranes can be friendly to your home walls if they are chosen of high quality materials


Damp proof courses in buildings

Posted by Ashvini Vyas on January 24, 2012 (0 Comments)

If you are losing the beauty of your home due to dampness then apply damp proof course as a solution. Usually found that most of the buildings get prone to dampness every year. These buildings become very easily prone to all the three majorly damp: rising damp, condensation, and penetration damp. Damp proof course (DCP) should be inserted during the construction of the building and protecting its walls from moisture. Damp proofing means waterproofing applied to building foundation walls preventing them from moisture which passes through the walls into the inner spaces of the home walls. It must be applied during construction otherwise your home may become prone to any type of damp like rising damp. Builders should not forget the fact that Damp proof course prevents dampness in buildings and extending their life cycle.  

Damp proof course not only protects the beauty and life of your home walls but also saves your money. Lots of materials are required for damp proofing such as flexible materials such as plastic sheets, lead sheets etc; semi-rigid materials, rigid materials, stones, mortar covered with waterproofing compounds, coarse & layers under floors, insertion of plastic sheets under floors and many more. So, all these materials are used to complete damp proof course in buildings and strengthening the walls more than previously. Just to avoid water reaching to these walls, a layer of DCP is inserted at the plinth level (it’s a joint level of walls and foundations). Make sure that a DPC membrane is 4" to 9" wide, a point to be checked before hand. 


John Newtons Offers

Posted by Ashvini Vyas on January 20, 2012 (0 Comments)
Damp problems are increasing in houses a lot nowadays. Home owners need to adopt a permanent damp proofing solution. Technology has provided that permanent solution by inducing Newton membrane in the market. This Newton membrane yields faster results and is easy to install. John Newtons offers a great and long lasting damp proofing solution by maintaining the beauty of the homes. Rising damp, penetrating damp, and condensation damp prevention and treatment can be done by using DIY tips. All the three are major and most common types of damp, generally found in every home. Homeowners must have look on key benefits of Newton damp proof membrane before applying them on the walls. Newton Membrane prevents the contaminants, salts, and moisture and moisture vapors lying within the structure that affects the internal finishing of the walls by inserting a damp proof course between the old damp and the new finish.    
Newton membrane is a BBA certified and offers life expectancy of 50 years. It’s quite friendly to the buildings, and is known for guaranteed damp proof solution. Besides Newton Membrane, Newtons offers damp proofing solutions of high quality as per your needs in best ranges. John Newton & Company provides trained damp proofing specialist required for the installation of varieties of damp proofing products. Newton registered installers hiring can be done by just dialing their provided numbers active round the clock. You can benefit yourself from their unparalleled advice and technical support. So, install damp proof membranes for damp proofing walls and enjoy a warm, dry, and comfortable dwelling forever. Above all, you will keep admiring the beauty of your walls with long lasting breath.


Symptoms of rising damp

Posted by Ashvini Vyas on January 18, 2012 (0 Comments)


To maintain the beauty of your home it’s important to be aware of symptoms of rising damp. You must have come across in your house or others the presence of damaged skirting boards and floorboards, crumbling or salt stained plaster along with peeling paint and wallpaper etc. All these are counted as major symptoms of a rising damp. Usually, rising damp is caused due to ground water moving upwards through a wall. Most of the walls allow this insertion of water but can be stopped from causing damages if a barrier known as damp proof course is inducted. They are nothing but a horizontal plastic or slate strip that inserted into the walls of a home. If in case you forget to do this course or become ineffectual then chances may become high that your home walls become prone to rising damp. Make sure that this type of damp may occur if the outside ground level of your home is higher than inserted damp proof course enabling the water to go above it.    

Generally, three major damp come across in our daily life like rising, penetrating, and condensation. If you want to work out properly on damp for long lasting results then first of all you have to identify the type. And if you think that your property may damp, and you cannot spot the cause then must consult with reputed damp specialist. Those who really loves their houses and want to make their houses rising damp free then must be in touch with damp specialist but before that should have knowledge about symptoms of rising damp so that can defend the damages on time.    


How to deal with rising damp?

Posted by Ashvini Vyas on January 16, 2012 (0 Comments)

Whenever you build your home ensure in advance how to deal with rising damp? Afterwards, you may come across wastage of money, time, and efforts and above all unhappiness. However, being a home lover you should be aware of all the most common types of damp and how to deal with them. Rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation are the three major damp that usually shows their reaction in houses or unstructured homes. But, cases of rising damp are more than other types. So, it’s important for you to know how to correct such dampness and how you can enhance the beauty of your home.    

Now, how to deal with rising damp? In your mind lots of suggestions used to come but best way is that whatever type of damp-proof course you have inserted within the walls should be working. If in case you have done a good damp proof course job then minor problems can be dealt simply by digging away the soil on the exterior side of the damp wall to the below level of damp proof course. If you come across that your provided damp-proof course isn’t working then you need to give a rethink. You can approach to a builder or damp specialist for this and your chosen damp specialists will drill holes into the walls and will inject damp proof cream but make sure that there are other alternative solutions too. So, whenever you come across rising damp don’t get panic instead consult with the builder or damp specialists and beautify your home and protect it for longer.


Advantages of Stormdry over other water repellants

Posted by Sachit Patel on June 09, 2011 (0 Comments)

We do not need to tell you how important it is to address the issues of damp and unwanted water having detrimental effects on your house, especially if it is built from stone, untreated concrete or brick. The effects that water can have on such objects are more than adverse and they can seriously reduce the quality of life inside such a house. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to try and do something about the situation that has arisen.

One solution in such a case is Stormdry. It is much like other water repellents, in that it is applied to the wall externally, applied using a roller or a brush. However, unlike other water repellants, Stormdry is cream-based and it can penetrate the walls much more extensively. Not only this, but as Stormdry is based on a proven and tested silane/siloxane technology, it does not block the pores in the masonry, like other water repellants do, but it lines them, which prevents the water and the damp from spreading, as well as allows the wall to breathe.

In addition to this, it also saves energy by insulating the house and it is also much more cost-efficient as only a single coat of Stormdry is needed to be applied unlike other similar solutions which require two coats. It also has to be noted that Stormdry can be applied safely and without repercussions to walls that are freshly painted.


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