Damp Proofing Basildon

Basildon Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Basildon Essex (SS12 and SS13): Having problems with damp in your home in Basildon can contribute to dangerous structural and health issues, as well as appearing awful. More serious problems can also be concealed beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and can cost 1000s to fix if not remedied swiftly. It is usually cheaper in the long term to get in touch with a certified Basildon damp proofing specialist to inspect your house, and provide an extensive damp proofing remedy for your property.

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Basically, when considering damp in the home there are three major problem areas:

Damp Proofing Basildon Essex (SS12 and SS13)


  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find information about what may be causing damp issues in your home or business in Basildon, and exactly how you can set about rectifying them.


Penetrating damp in your home can be the result of numerous external factors for instance: unsound brickwork, cracked roof tiles, damaged guttering and cavity wall issues. Inside a structure, it can be created by damaged shower trays, overflowing baths or basins and burst or dripping pipes. If left to carry on leaking these issues allow water to seep into the woodwork and walls, which in time lead to damp dark patches on walls, flaking paintwork and blistered or broken plaster.

If you have a leaking roof and it's been left untreated for a while, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Wet rot can't spread into the brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally compromised, necessitating a new roof. If black fungus appears on your woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you may have an issue with wet rot.

Preventative maintenance can be basic, such as cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, examining pipes for leaks and repointing brickwork. A competent Basildon damp proof specialist will check all of these areas to help prevent any future complications, as an integral part of solving your issues with dampness.


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Condensation is very easy to identify and is one of the most common forms of damp within many houses in Basildon. When cool surfaces make contact with warm, humid air, tiny droplets of water form on those surfaces. In areas with high humidity, such as: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, it forms because of poor ventilation.

Wiping away any droplets of water that appear, and ensuring there's adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, are among the simplest solutions to such issues. The steps needed may require the upgrading or installation of extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, with the purpose of redirecting moist air outside of your home in Basildon.

A detailed damp proofing survey from a professional Basildon company may also find circumstances which give rise to the situation by sucking in moist air from outside. Airflow needs to be properly regulated to adequately control condensation, and a reliable damp proofing technician will give advice and offer solutions on this topic.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on homes built in the United Kingdom since 1875. If your property or home was constructed before this time it's possible that you may not have one installed. It's possible that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane could have been damaged if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a home built after this date.

It can be tricky to distinguish rising damp, but some giveaway signs are; tide marks on walls, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls. If you notice or think that you may have any of these issues, it is possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.

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The initial step towards solving your problems with rising damp should be to simply check whether you've actually got a DPM on the outside walls of your property in Basildon. To be sure of an adequate degree of protection the damp course must be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres (about 6 inches). Where you discover this gap doesn't exist, you could dig the earth away to increase it, or if this process is not possible, a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be installed.

If your damp proof membrane is in order and the gap from the ground is not the cause of the problem, moisture may be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a more challenging issue.

Basildon damp proofing experts will swiftly be able to determine the cause of your rising damp issues, and employing a number of procedures will soon take care of the problem. If you have an older property with no DPM or one that's damaged over a significant area, a damp proof cream can be carefully injected into your walls. This entails drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals in your wall's mortar course and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

If the damage to the DPM is too extensive, or if damp proofing cream injection isn't a satisfactory treatment, you may need to put in a brand new damp proof course. Though this is of course a pretty drastic plan of action, it might be the only method to solve your damp problems successfully.

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Another potential option for less severe areas of damp course damage could include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. As this is applied beneath any existing floor coverings, tiles, laminate flooring and carpeting will have to be lifted and put aside before this process can begin. Also used as an integral part of the tanking process to make a space watertight, this is a particularly efficacious treatment in cellar areas. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, your Basildon damp proof specialist might recommend a layer of building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a basement or cellar, is the process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. This should be applied at the base level of floors and walls, and so all wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the pertinent surfaces prepared properly before work commences. Once this paint has been put on, it should be allowed to dry completely before replastering any wall surfaces and decorating over the top of it. As it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, this is an extremely disruptive process. Therefore, it's advisable to contact more than one damp proofing specialist to be sure that this really is the only resolution.


Condensation problems can definitely be improved by means of dehumidifiers, which are a highly efficacious way to remove moisture from the air. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers only mask the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are drawbacks to this solution. If you are suffering from mould or damp in any area of your property in Basildon, you should speak to a certified damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


As with any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a professional come from friends and family. Before employing any damp proofing services, you should see if you can get at least 3 or 4 quotes from various Basildon companies. If you have any doubts about any damp proofing company you should ask to look at professional membership certificates and accreditations.

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

If your Basildon damp proofing providers are in fact members of either the PCA or DPA they will be suitably qualified and have acquired the required practical experience to offer you a top notch service for your damp proofing problems. In addition, it offers guarantees on any damp proofing work completed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Basildon and also nearby in: Runwell, Bulphan, Langdon Hills, Galmington, Vange, Laindon, Rayleigh, Rawreth, Great Burstead, Pitsea, Nevendon, Eastgate, Fobbing, Billericay, Dunton, Wickford, Crays Hill, Corringham, North Benfleet, together with these postcodes SS13 1NP, SS13 1FN, SS13 1JX, SS13 1DT, SS13 1RT, SS13 1NE, SS13 1QU, SS13 1AX, SS13 1RJ, SS13 1BW. Locally based Basildon damp proofing specialist will likely have the telephone dialling code 01268 and the postcode SS12 and SS13.

Basildon Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks Basildon

There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Basildon damp proof specialist including damp proofing injection cream applications, cheap damp proofing in Basildon, woodworm treatments in Basildon, solving mould problems Basildon, chemical DPC injection, solutions for rising damp, cavity wall tie replacement, damp proof membrane installation, basement damp proofing, damp proofing assessments in Basildon, domestic damp proofing, invasive weed control in Basildon, black mould treatment, structural waterproofing in Basildon, cellar tanking, condensation treatments Basildon, rising damp advice, cementitious tanking, damp proofing services, timber treatments Basildon, pressure grouting, damp control, timber preservation Basildon, damp proofing floors Basildon, wet rot treatment in Basildon, damp proofing in bedrooms, dry rot treatments, flood defence in Basildon, and lots more.

Damp Proofing Enquiries Essex

Essex Damp Proofing Enquiries

Recent Essex damp proofing customer projects: Bruno Swann recently requested an estimate for damp proofing a cellar in Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex. Alba Bond and Cassius Bond recently enquired about the possibility of solving condensation and mould problems in a detached house in Chalkwell, Essex. Jeremiah Sanderson and Inaayah Sanderson recently enquired about the possibility of resolving condensation and mould issues in a hallway in Hook End, Essex. Maria Mustafa and Maximilian Mustafa recently enquired about the possibility of eliminating condensation and damp issues in a hallway in a bungalow in Sible Hedingham, Essex. Chloe and Macsen Rawlings recently requested an estimate for fixing damp problems in a terraced house in Newport. Faris and Adelaide Gibb recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a garage in Dedham, Essex. Albert and Sylvia Houston recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing an extension in a cottage in Abridge, Essex. Izabella and Mahdi Macpherson recently enquired about solving mould and condensation problems in Ashingdon, Essex.


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Also find: Crays Hill damp proofing, Rawreth damp proofing, Nevendon damp proofing, Vange damp proofing, Laindon damp proofing, Eastgate damp proofing, Wickford damp proofing, Pitsea damp proofing, Corringham damp proofing, Rayleigh damp proofing, Dunton damp proofing, Galmington damp proofing, Billericay damp proofing, Runwell damp proofing, Fobbing damp proofing, North Benfleet damp proofing, Bulphan damp proofing, Langdon Hills damp proofing, Great Burstead damp proofing services and more.

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Around Basildon

Over the past year damp proofing surveys have been done in the following Basildon streets: The Frame, St Marys Path, Drake Road, Delvins, Byrd Court, Altar Place, Sunnedon, Takely Ride, Tennyson Drive, Battleswick, Charleston Avenue, Beambridge, Bearsted Drive, Somercotes Court, The Mead, Ampers End, St Nicholas Lane, Savoy Close, Swinbourne Road, St Marys Crescent, Sandon Road, Calvert Drive, Alnwick Close, Takely End, Chantry Lane, Thetford Place, Derby Close, Cattawade End, Somerdean, The Barnyard, and in these Essex postcodes: SS13 1NP, SS13 1FN, SS13 1JX, SS13 1DT, SS13 1RT, SS13 1NE, SS13 1QU, SS13 1AX, SS13 1RJ, SS13 1BW.

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(This damp proofing Basildon page was checked and updated on 21-09-2022)