Damp Proofing Bath

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Damp Proofing Bath Somerset (BA1): Having problems with damp in your property in Bath can lead to major structural and health issues, as well as being unattractive in appearance. If not treated immediately, some of the more serious problems can cost 1000s to repair, and might be hard to spot beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. To deliver a complete damp proofing option for your property, it is far more cost effective in the long run to bring in a professional Bath damp proofing specialist to inspect your property.

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In Bath buildings there are three main problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


We will now look at these 3 main sorts of damp problems, and come up with strategies for how to prevent them and resolve them, should they occur.


Some of the exterior factors that can cause penetrating damp include: cavity wall issues, cracked roof tiles, damaged guttering or drainpipes and unsound brickwork. Inside, cracked shower trays, burst or leaking pipes and overflowing sinks or baths, can trigger penetrating damp. If water continues to seep into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs with time will be broken or blistering plaster, dark, damp patches on walls and peeling or bubbling paintwork.

Roofing timbers that are continually damp due to a leaky roof, can be affected by wet rot if this is not dealt with. This could prove to be extremely expensive, because in the worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsound, with the result that you are going to need a whole new roof. There are various indications of wet rot that aren't hard to spot, the main ones being; a "spongy" feel to the timbers, a musty smell and the presence of black fungus on woodwork.

To help prevent this, there are a few basic preventative measures you can take: repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning your roof & rain gutters and checking for leaks and examining pipes for leaks. As a part of dealing with your damp issues, a certified Bath damp proofing service provider will check these things, so as to help reduce the chances of any further issues.


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Condensation is super easy to identify and one of the most common forms of damp in many buildings in Bath. When a cool surface makes contact with moist, warm air, water collects as small droplets upon that surface. Where high humidity is present, as in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, condensation is often caused by poor ventilation.

Among the more simple solutions to condensation include wiping water droplets away as soon as they arise, and ensuring that troublesome areas have enough ventilation. You may need to install or upgrade air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans, so as to eliminate excess damp air from your home in Bath.

To find areas which play a role in the problem by sucking in damp air from outside, a decent Bath damp proofing company will do a detailed damp proofing survey. Air circulation needs to be regulated properly to effectively minimise condensation problems, and a competent damp proofing technician will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this subject.

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A damp proof course has been compulsory on homes constructed in the UK since 1875. You might not have a damp course on your home or property in Bath if it was constructed earlier than this. If you are suffering with rising damp in a house built after this time it might be that your damp proof membrane has been damaged somehow.

If you think that you might have rising damp in your home, crumbling or rotten skirting boards, a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces and tide marks on walls, are fair signs that you may be correct. If you notice or think that you may have any of these, it's possible that you have a rising damp problem.

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Purely checking your property's outside walls to find out if you've got a DPM can be the first step towards solving your problems with rising damp. To be sure of an adequate measure of protection the DPM should be above ground level by no less than 150 millimetres (about 6"). If you discover that this space doesn't exist, you could dig the earth away to increase it, or if this approach isn't possible, a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) will need to be put in.

If your DPM is in order and the gap from the ground is not the cause of the problem, dampness might be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a more problematic issue.

Damp proofing experts in Bath will swiftly identify and resolve rising damp issues using a number of different techniques. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your wall if you've got an older property with no DPM, or one that is damaged over a wide area. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream can cure it turns to liquid and soaks into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proof cream isn't sufficient, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a new damp proof course may have to be installed. While this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve rising damp problems, it might be the only solution when all is said and done.

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For minimal areas of damp course damage, another possible option could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. This will be applied underneath your floor coverings, so carpeting, tiles and laminate flooring must be lifted prior to work being undertaken. In basements this is a particularly effective solution, and will form part of the tanking process which is used to make rooms watertight. Your Bath damp proof technician might recommend the application of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried, further protection in these problem areas.

Tanking: In basements and below ground areas of a property, "tanking" is a process where any exposed surfaces are covered in a waterproof coating. Since this coating needs to be applied on the base surfaces of walls and floors, all wall covering and plaster must be removed before work begins, and the surfaces in question properly prepared. As soon as this coating has been applied, it must be allowed to dry completely before replastering the wall surfaces and decorating over it. You must always get more than one specialist's opinion about whether this is the only cure for your damp problems, since this is an extremely disruptive job since it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for issues with condensation they can help. The fact that these gadgets just mask the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the downside with dehumidifier use. If you're experiencing dampness in any part of your property in Bath, you can call on a certified damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.


The most trustworthy recommendations for professionals with regards to home improvement projects are usually friends and neighbours. Always acquire at least 3 or 4 different quotes from a variety of companies, and if in any doubt you should ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates, before hiring any damp proof services.

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

If your selected Bath damp proofing providers are members of either the DPA or PCA you can be sure they will be well qualified and have the appropriate practical experience to provide a high quality service for all your damp proofing problems. Any remedial work performed by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be done in Bath and also in nearby places like: Twerton, Batheaston, Limpley Stoke, South Stoke, Bathwick, Bathford, Bradford on Avon, Englishcombe, Corston, Weston, Southdown, Combe Down, Widcombe, together with these postcodes BA1 0DJ, BA1 0NT, BA1 0RY, BA1 0QY, BA1 0NE, BA1 0LP, BA1 0FR, BA1 0TB, BA1 0BY, BA1 0TP. Locally based Bath damp proofing specialist will likely have the phone code 01225 and the postcode BA1. Verifying this should confirm that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Bath property owners are able to utilise these and various other related services.

Positive Input Ventilation

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) could be a perfect solution for reducing problems with damp in your house in Bath. If you've noticed mould and damp in your property or condensation around your windows then Positive Input Ventilation can help by reducing the humidity. It accomplishes this by constantly circulating fresh air. This steady replacement and refresh of the air inside your home increases air quality, reduces odours and pollutants and has been proven to enhance the day to day life of allergy and asthma sufferers by reducing the number of dust mite allergens. Some considerations for PIV systems is that it works best when installed in an attic, and your home does need to be fairly airtight. Air, just like water, takes the path of least resistance, and any spaces and gaps in windows or doors will let the fresh air out, whilst bringing potentially polluted air in.

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There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Bath damp proofing specialist including concrete repairs in Bath, dampproofing surveys, property surveys, timber preservation, japanese knotweed control, cellar damp proofing Bath, efflorescence treatments, mould treatments in Bath, damp proofing a basement in Bath, damp proof cream applications in Bath, damp proof coursing in Bath, property preservation, external damp proofing Bath, structural waterproofing, cementitious tanking, dampcourse installations, brick damp proofing Bath, leak detection, black mould treatment, rising damp prevention, damp proofing concrete floors, chemical DPC injection, damp proofing assessments in Bath, timber treatment, damp proofing old stone walls Bath, commercial tanking, penetrating damp treatments Bath, damp proofing brickwork in Bath, vapour barrier installations, damp proof paint application, damp control, damp proofing quotes, home damp proofing, residential damp proofing Bath, plaster replacement, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the duties that are conducted by people specialising in damp proofing. Bath professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.


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Also find: Twerton damp proofing, Southdown damp proofing, South Stoke damp proofing, Bathford damp proofing, Widcombe damp proofing, Weston damp proofing, Limpley Stoke damp proofing, Englishcombe damp proofing, Combe Down damp proofing, Bradford on Avon damp proofing, Corston damp proofing, Bathwick damp proofing, Batheaston damp proofing services and more. All of these towns and villages are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Bath residents can get damp proofing quotations by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Bath: Damp proofing services have recently been required in these Bath roads and areas - Bengrove, Barton Court, Bennell Close, St Stephens Court, Cliffe Drive, Bloomfield Park, Brow Hill Villas, Abbey View, Canteen Lane, Cautletts Close, Down Lane, St Peters Terrace, Coronation Road, Bedford Street, Bloomfield Park Road, Cleveland Bridge, Anglo Terrace, St Michaels Place, St Marks Gardens, Triangle, St Michaels Road, Blackberry Lane, Charlcombe Way, Shaftesbury Terrace, Argyle Terrace, Daisy Bank, Albion Buildings, The Square, Conygre Green, Stoke Mead, as well as these Bath area postcodes: BA1 0DJ, BA1 0NT, BA1 0RY, BA1 0QY, BA1 0NE, BA1 0LP, BA1 0FR, BA1 0TB, BA1 0BY, BA1 0TP. Work was executed in these areas by experts in damp proofing. Bath home and property owners received professional and reliable damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing Bath information was updated on 29-01-2023)