Vastly experienced Damp proofing Grimsby offering a professional service at a competitive price

Premier plastering Grimsby offering a professional service at a competitive price

Vastly experienced Damp proofing Grimsby offering a professional service at a competitive price

Benefits of using a Mesh Membrane
  • Lifetime Guarantee.
  • Creates a rot-proof layer.
  • Internal and External uses.
  • Ideal for plasters and renders

 

AREAS COVERED:

  • Grimsby
  • Cleethorpes
  • Immingham
  • Humberston
  • Louth
  • Scunthorpe
  • Hull
  • Barton

DAMP PROOFING GRIMSBY

Premier plastering and damp proofing Grimsby have a vastly experienced team on hand every step of the way to ensure all of your issues with damp are solved quickly, efficiently and at a competitive price.

Modern day houses have a new damp proof membrane installed from the first instance, so they will never suffer damp walls like the older properties. Pre war houses however usually have slate bed damp courses and over time the house will settle down and creates cracks in the slate bed. This is when damp arises. You may notice paper peeling from the walls or damp spots, maybe even mould or rot.

This is a specialised job for an approved damp proofing contractor like Premier Plastering Grimsby. We will do a complete survey of your property using a meter that measures water content in the brick work. We may check the floor to find evidence of damp timber and symptoms like condensation which can be a problem too.

Installing a DPC

Damp walls can be very unsightly and can cause major problems unless they are treated permanently. There are a number of different damp proofing methods for treating damp problems and it can be confusing to know which is the best solution. Common solutions include damp injection methods, damp proof course and damp proof membranes such as the high quality “503 mesh membrane” as used by us.

We recommend in most cases, the installation of damp proof membranes to the damp walls. They are the best solution for damp walls as they can be installed to almost any surface, and are relatively quick and easy to apply.

Damp proof membranes are usually installed to the internal walls but sometimes they are applied to the external walls.

Permanent Damp Proofing Solutions

Damp proof membranes can be applied directly to the wall with the damp problem, and to almost any wall surface without even the need to remove the old plaster. They work by allowing ventilation to circulate around the damp wall, so the wall can dry out completely over time but behind the new wall surface. It can take many months for a damp wall to dry out, but this is made possible by the air gap between the damp wall and the damp proof membrane. In most cases we would advise use of a meshed damp proof membranes because the new plaster surface can be applied directly to the mesh.

How Damp Proof Membranes Work

Damp proof membranes are made from polypropylene or polyethylene. They are installed directly to the damp wall using special fixing plugs. A squirt of mastic waterproof sealant is applied to the holes through which the plugs are inserted to ensure that the dampness cannot come through the holes and affect the new wall surface. Plaster can be applied directly to the meshed damp proof membrane and then, when dry, the internal finish – paint or wallpaper – can be applied. The space between the damp proof membrane and the old damp wall is created by the dimples in the membrane – in a stud formation – and this air gap allows the damp wall to dry out. The damp proof membrane also acts as an impermeable barrier to salts and contaminents between the old damp wall surface and the new plastered surface.

Installing Damp Proof Membranes

It is usually best to have a consultation with a damp specialist about your damp problem first – you may just need some advice over the phone, or we could do a site visit.

Installation of a damp proof course is not necessary when using damp proof membranes. Failure of damp proof courses is often a leading cause of damp problems in properties. Installation of a damp proof membrane negates the need for a damp proof course or other damp injection methods. Damp proof membrane systems are a much more reliable damp proofing solution than other diy damp methods freely available, like black jack and waterproofing paint.

Damp proof membranes are the ideal method for treating most damp problems, including condensation damp, penetrating damp, rising damp, damp mould,.

This method can be used to repair DPC’s, which have deteriorated in certain areas, but it cannot be used for stonewalls. They cannot be drilled in the same way, but there are electrical systems, which can be used. These rely on a series of probes inserted into the wall, which are then electrified to drive moisture from the area.

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