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Damp Proofing Redruth Cornwall (TR15): It isn't just the fact that damp problems look terrible, they can also induce chronic health problems and contribute to major structural damages. More significant issues can also be hidden by damp patches and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you 1000s to fix if not treated speedily. If you've got an issue such as this there's very little that you can do yourself, and the best course of action is to call on an established Redruth damp proofing company to carry out an evaluation and come up with practical solutions.

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With regards to dampness in Redruth buildings, there are essentially three principal classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find information on what could be causing damp problems in your home or business in Redruth, and exactly how you might set about fixing them.


Things like cavity wall issues, damaged guttering, broken roof tiles and cracks in brickwork are commonplace external factors of penetrating damp. Internally, it can be triggered by leaky or burst pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing baths or sinks. If water continues to seep into the walls and woodwork, the obvious signs in time will be broken or blistered plaster, peeling or bubbling paintwork and dark damp patches on walls.

If you've got a leaking roof and it's been left untreated for a while, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot can't spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the rafters, along with an unfamiliar musty smell from the decaying wood.

The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for example cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, examining pipes for leaks and repointing brickwork. An experienced Redruth damp proof service will check all these areas in order to help prevent any further problems, as an element of fixing your dampness issues.


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Condensation is extremely easy to spot and is a common form of damp within many houses in Redruth. When colder surfaces come into contact with warm, moist air, tiny droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, it is often caused due to inadequate ventilation.

Simple strategies to stop condensation include wiping up any droplets of water as they form and ensuring that you have sufficient ventilation in the trouble spots. This might involve the updating or installation of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks to help reroute the moisture laden air outside of your property.

The most effective way to identify the key areas that contribute to the situation, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey done by an experienced Redruth damp proofing specialist. With some homes damp air can be drawn in from outside, simply making matters worse. Airflow must be regulated properly to successfully minimise condensation problems, and a professional damp proofing technician will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this question.

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Houses constructed since 1875 in the UK have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. It is quite possible that you might not have one installed if your house in Redruth was constructed in the years before this. It's possible that your damp proof course or membrane may have been damaged if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a house built after this year.

It can be rather difficult to distinguish rising damp, nevertheless some giveaway signs are; white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, crumbling or rotten skirtings and "tide marks" on walls. It is feasible that you may have a rising damp problem if you've noticed one or all of these.

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The first step towards fixing your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether or not you've got a damp proof course on the external walls of your property in Redruth. For satisfactory protection it ought to be 150mm (around 6") above ground level. If this is not the situation you can dig away the ground to create this space, or if this is not plausible, you could install a higher damp proof course.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane (DPM) is correct, there could be more problematic issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, up through your floor, and into the walls.

Using a number of methods, damp proofing professionals in Redruth will quickly detect and remedy rising damp. A damp proofing cream can be carefully injected into your walls if you've got a somewhat older house with no damp proof course, or it is damaged over a wide area. Holes are drilled at intervals in the brickwork, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective, horizontal water-repelling barrier.

In cases where damp proofing cream injection isn't an appropriate remedy, or where the damp course membrane is severely damaged, installing a new damp proof course might be neccessary. While this level of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve rising damp, it might be the only solution when all is said and done.

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For less severe areas of damp course damage, yet another potential remedy could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Because this will be applied beneath any floor coverings, tiles, wood flooring and carpeting will need to be lifted before this procedure can commence. In basements this is an especially effective solution, and will form an integral part of the tanking process that is used to make rooms watertight. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, your Redruth damp proof expert may recommend the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a cellar or part below ground area, is the process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. Any wall covering and plaster must be taken off and the pertinent surfaces properly prepared before the commencement of any work, as this waterproof coating has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors. When the coating has been applied and is dry, it is then possible to replaster and decorate over the top of it. You must always get more than one expert's opinion about whether this is the only remedy for your rising damp problems, because this is an extremely disruptive job as it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air, hence for issues with condensation they can be of help. The main problem with dehumidifier use in trying to prevent damp and mould is that they merely alleviate the cause of the damp, don't cure it. To obtain the most reliable advice if you're experiencing dampness in any part of your property, you should call on a competent damp proofing specialist in Redruth.


As with just about any project, the best recommendations for a local professional can be gleaned from friends and family. Always acquire at least 3 or 4 different estimates from various companies, and if you have any doubts you should ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, before signing up for any damp proofing services.

Professional Redruth damp proofing specialists should be signed up members of either the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the PCA (Property Care Association), or have qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT).

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees that your preferred damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to offer a top notch damp proof service. Any damp proofing work accomplished by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Redruth and also in nearby places like: Illogan, Blowinghouse, Tolvaddon, Carharrack, Carnice, Carnkie, Busveal, Barncoose, North Country, Pool, Lanner Moor, St Day, Lanner, Trevingey, Tuckingmill, Scorrier, North Roskear, together with these postcodes TR15 1HW, TR15 1PA, TR15 1RA, TR15 1AJ, TR15 1DD, TR15 1AS, TR15 1HH, TR15 1BZ, TR15 1QE, TR15 1AE. Locally based Redruth damp proof specialists will probably have the dialling code 01209 and the postcode TR15.

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Throughout Cornwall you should be able to find damp proofers who'll provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find the perfect damp proofer in Redruth itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.


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Damp proofing work has recently been done in the following Redruth streets and areas - North Street, Manor Terrace, North Pool Road, Roaches Row, Jubilee Drive, Church Walk, Wheal Trelawney, Pednandrea, Trew Parc, East End, Hillside Terrace, West Park, Graham Road, New Portreath Road, Parc Erissey Industrial Estate, Trewans Terrace, Treleigh Terrace, Wheal Harmony, Jon Davey Drive, Treleigh Industrial Estate, Falmouth Road, Trewirgie Vean, Southgate Street, Rule Street, Albany Lane, Sandy Lane, Turnpike Quarry, Carknown Gardens, Miners Row, Miners Court, Cardrew Lane, Cardrew Business Park, Trebarva Close, Fairfield, Little Vauxhall, as well as the following local Redruth postcodes: TR15 1HW, TR15 1PA, TR15 1RA, TR15 1AJ, TR15 1DD, TR15 1AS, TR15 1HH, TR15 1BZ, TR15 1QE, TR15 1AE.

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