Damp Proofing Bovey Tracey

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Damp Proofing Bovey Tracey Devon (TQ13): Damp problems in your property in Bovey Tracey not just look unattractive, but they can also lead to severe structural and health issues too. If not resolved immediately, some of the more critical issues could cost thousands of pounds to repair, and might be hard to spot beneath peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. If you believe you may have damp issues you should get in touch with a professional Bovey Tracey damp proofing company to assess your property, and suggest the most beneficial damp proofing solution for your home.

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Essentially, in relation to damp in the home there are three significant problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following article describes what causes such damp issues in Bovey Tracey, and the different ways of preventing and solving them.


External factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home include: broken roof tiles, unsound brickwork, damaged guttering and cavity wall issues. Inside your Bovey Tracey property, it can result from cracked shower trays, dripping or burst pipes and overflowing baths or basins. If left to continue leaking these factors allow water to seep into the woodwork and walls, which over time result in blistered or broken plaster, flaking paintwork and damp dark patches on walls.

Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof that's neglected over a long period of time. Wet rot doesn't spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst outcome your roof timbers become structurally dangerous, necessitating a new roof. A unique musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and indications of black fungus growth, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

The means of prevention can be pretty basic, for instance inspecting piping for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks. As part of a complete damp proofing arrangement, your local Bovey Tracey damp proofing specialist will check all these factors.


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Condensation is extremely easy to spot and one of the most common forms of damp in many houses in Bovey Tracey. Small droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when moist, warm air comes into contact with them. Inadequate ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, such as in bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, is the most common reason for condensation.

Easy strategies to reduce condensation include wiping up any droplets of water whenever they form and ensuring that there is sufficient ventilation in the main problem areas. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in Bovey Tracey, by installing or updating cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors, will help you to eliminate this annoying problem.

There may be issues with drawing in damp air from outside, and by carrying out an in-depth damp proof survey an expert in Bovey Tracey will find things that bring about the situation. The best way to adequately minimise condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Bovey Tracey damp proofing technician will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can best be accomplished.

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Homes constructed since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. You may not have a damp course on your property in Bovey Tracey if it was built prior to this period. It's possible that your damp proof course or membrane could have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a home built after this date.

If you believe that you may have rising damp in your home, crumbling or rotten skirting boards, tide marks on walls and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are good indications that you may be right. Although the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they are all clear indications of rising damp.

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Resolving rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your outside walls and seeing if you can see a DPM. In order to get a satisfactory degree of protection the DPM should be above ground level by no less than 150 millimetres (about 6"). You could dig away the surrounding ground to generate this gap if it is currently not enough, or you could install a higher damp proof membrane if the first option is not feasible.

If your damp proof membrane (DPM) is installed and in order and the gap from the ground isn't the cause of the problem, dampness might be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a much more serious issue.

Using a range of techniques, damp proofing experts in Bovey Tracey will swiftly detect and eliminate rising damp. Older homes which either don't have a DPM, or have one that is damaged over an extensive area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream such as Dryzone. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the mortar course, and before the cream sets it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the deterioration of the membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing cream is not a satisfactory solution, you may need to install a new damp proof course. Whilst this sort of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve rising damp problems, it might be your only effective solution at the end of the day.

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Another possible solution for less severe areas of membrane damage could include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Carpets, wood flooring or tiles must be lifted before any work is done, because it is applied under your current floor coverings. Also used as a part of the "tanking" process to create a waterproof room, this is a particularly effective treatment in cellars. Your Bovey Tracey damp proof technician may suggest the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, extra protection in those troublesome areas.

Tanking: In areas of a property that are below ground, for example basements, tanking is the process where any surfaces that are exposed are painted with a waterproof coating. This should be applied at the base level of walls and floors, therefore any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the relevant surfaces correctly prepared before the commencement of any work. You can replaster and decorate on top of it, after the paint has dried out completely. You should always obtain more than one expert opinion about whether this really is the only remedy for your damp problems, as this is an incredibly disruptive job because it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for issues with condensation they can help. The main disadvantage with dehumidifiers in seeking to prevent damp is that they simply mask the cause of the damp, not cure it. A certified damp proofing specialist in Bovey Tracey will be able to advise on the best solution if you are suffering from damp or mould in any area of your property.


The most trustworthy recommendations for local specialists when it comes to home improvement projects are usually family and friends. Always get at least three different estimates from a variety of companies, and if in any doubt you can ask to see professional memberships and accreditations, before hiring any damp proof services.

Watch out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments qualifications, or local companies who are members of the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association.

If your Bovey Tracey damp proofing specialists are members of either the PCA or DPA they'll be suitably qualified and have the required working experience to provide a high quality service for all your damp proofing needs. This also offers guarantees on any damp proofing work supplied by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Bovey Tracey and also in: Manaton, Lustleigh, Heathfield, Haytor, Widecombe in the Moor, Liverton, Trusham, North Bovey, Chudleigh Knighton, Chudleigh, Stover, Higher Brimley, Newton Abbot, Preston, Chagford, Ilsington, Ingsdon, as well as in these postcodes TQ13 9JD, TQ13 9JB, TQ13 9BU, TQ13 9AS, TQ13 0ER, TQ13 9BD, TQ13 9HY, TQ13 9PW, TQ13 9HH, TQ13 9EU. Locally based Bovey Tracey damp proof specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01626 and the postcode TQ13. Checking this out can guarantee that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Bovey Tracey home and business owners can utilise these and various other similar services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It is invariably a great help to ask if friends and relatives have any recommendations when searching for a professional contractor for your project or undertaking in Bovey Tracey. It is generally accepted, that word of mouth references are a good solution with regards to finding someone who is suitable for your requirements, and can also be a great help in pointing a finger at contractors who are not up to the task, or local companies with far from flattering service records.

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Asking an acquaintance or family member for advice also means you can get a bit of first hand insights into the reliability and time keeping of the contractor, and if anything went awry, how speedily were faults rectified and what the contractor's attitude was like. They will be in a position to let you know how the final price in comparison to the original estimate they were provided with, or whether the contractor offers a guaranteed price promise.

Seeing as your friends and family are individuals you know and trust when it comes to their advice, they ought to be your first port of call. If you find that they are unwilling to talk about a particular company or contractor it is probably because they have had a poor experience. And, rather than 'casting aspersions on' a second-rate contractor, a lot of people might even offer an alternative company, because in general most folks will be perfectly happy to discuss a decent quality contractor and less inclined to discuss an inferior one.

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There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Bovey Tracey damp proofing specialist including damp proofing quotations, commercial damp proofing Bovey Tracey, wood rot treatment Bovey Tracey, treatments for black mould, commercial tanking in Bovey Tracey, damp proofing a cellar Bovey Tracey, damp proofing concrete floors in Bovey Tracey, woodworm treatment in Bovey Tracey, chemical DPC injection, condensation control in Bovey Tracey, rising damp advice in Bovey Tracey, timber preservation, damp treatments, damp control, condensation treatment in Bovey Tracey, solutions for condensation, mould treatment, damp proof coursing, solving mould problems, property surveys Bovey Tracey, leak detection in Bovey Tracey, damp proofing internal walls in Bovey Tracey, damp proofing surveys, japanese knotweed control in Bovey Tracey, damp proofing brickwork, home damp proofing, damp proofing floors in Bovey Tracey, damp proof tanking, structural waterproofing, rising damp prevention in Bovey Tracey, damp proofing old stone walls, vapour barriers, cheap damp proofing in Bovey Tracey, concrete repair, basement tanking, and more. These are just a handful of the duties that are handled by those doing damp proofing. Bovey Tracey providers will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of damp proofing services.


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Also find: Chudleigh Knighton damp proofing, Preston damp proofing, North Bovey damp proofing, Ingsdon damp proofing, Heathfield damp proofing, Chudleigh damp proofing, Chagford damp proofing, Newton Abbot damp proofing, Lustleigh damp proofing, Widecombe in the Moor damp proofing, Manaton damp proofing, Ilsington damp proofing, Liverton damp proofing, Haytor damp proofing, Stover damp proofing, Trusham damp proofing, Higher Brimley damp proofing services and more. Most of these villages and towns are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Bovey Tracey business and home owners can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here.

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(This damp proofing Bovey Tracey information was checked and updated on 19-05-2022)