Damp Proofing Bridgwater

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Damp Proofing Bridgwater Somerset (TA5): Problems with damp in your house in Bridgwater not only look unsightly, but they can cause major structural and health problems too. Costing thousands of pounds to fix if not treated speedily, more serious problems are often hidden under damp patches, flaking paintwork and peeling wallpaper. It's far more cost effective in the long term to bring in a professional Bridgwater damp proofing company to assess your home, and offer a complete damp proofing solution for your dwelling.

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With regards to dampness in Bridgwater houses, there are essentially 3 primary causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key forms of damp are described in depth in the following paragraphs, along with recommendations for prevention and resolution, in the event you find them in your home or business in Bridgwater.


External factors that may cause penetrating damp include: cavity wall issues, cracks in brickwork, cracked roof tiles and damaged guttering. Inside a structure, damaged shower trays, leaking or burst pipes and overflowing baths or sinks, can lead to penetrating damp. If left unresolved, peeling or bubbling paintwork, blistered or broken plaster and damp dark patches on walls, will be the noticeable results of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

If you have a leaky roof and it has been left untreated for a while, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. While it cannot spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally dangerous, and in a worst case scenario you might even need a roof replacement - very costly! Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the rafters, together with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting wood.

You need not panic however, since to prevent these problems from happening, a few straightforward steps like repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and inspecting piping for leaks should reduce such situations. If you employ the expert services of a professional Bridgwater damp proofing specialist, they'll check all these elements as a part of your overall damp proofing arrangement.


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Quite simple to identify and a cause of damp in many Bridgwater homes, condensation is very common. When colder surfaces come into contact with warm, humid air, tiny droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. In places with high humidity, such as: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, condensation arises because of poor ventilation.

Simple solutions to reduce condensation include wiping up any droplets of water whenever they appear and ensuring you've got enough ventilation in the problem areas. The steps needed might involve the updating or installation of extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks, with the purpose of redirecting humid air to the outside of your property in Bridgwater.

There could be issues with sucking in damp air from the outside, and by carrying out an in-depth damp proof survey an expert in Bridgwater will be able to find things that give rise to the problem. To successfully minimise condensation, airflow needs to be regulated properly. A reliable Bridgwater damp proofing technician is well qualified to offer solutions and advice to accomplish this in your home.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on homes built in Great Britain since 1875. It's quite possible that you might not have one installed if your property or home in Bridgwater was constructed before this time. If you are experiencing rising damp in a house constructed after this period it may be that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been damaged in some way.

Although difficult to distinguish, crumbling or rotten skirting boards, tide marks on walls and a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. If you notice or think you might have any of these signs, it is possible that you have a problem with rising damp.

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Purely checking your exterior walls to see if you've got a damp course can be the first step towards eliminating your rising damp problems. It ought to be 150mm above the level of the ground for satisfactory protection. You could dig the surrounding soil away to create this space if it's currently not enough, or you can install a higher DPM if the first option is not plausible.

You might have more challenging issues if you discover that your damp proof membrane (DPM) is OK, and it may be that the dampness is seeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls, which is going to be an even more concerning situation.

Bridgwater damp proofing specialists will swiftly be able to establish the main cause of your rising damp issues, and using a variety of techniques will quickly take care of the problem. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you've got a somewhat older property with no damp proof course, or it is damaged over a wide area. This involves drilling holes at intervals into your wall's mortar course and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the damp proofing cream is not appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a new damp proof course might need to be put in. This is taking repair work to the extreme, however it may be the only solution to your rising damp problems.

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For smaller areas of damp course damage, another possible solution could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Because this is applied underneath any existing floor coverings, wood flooring, carpeting and tiles will have to be lifted and put aside before this operation can commence. Also used as an integral part of the tanking procedure to create a waterproof room, this is an especially effectual solution in basements. For additional protection in such trouble spots, your Bridgwater damp proofing technician might recommend a layer of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a basement or cellar is referred to as tanking. All wall covering and plaster must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared properly before the commencement of any work, because this watertight coating must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. You can replaster and decorate over the top, after the coating has completely dried. This is an incredibly disruptive process as it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, and it is recommended that you obtain more than one expert's opinion on whether this is the only resolution to your rising damp.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, hence for condensation issues they can be of help. The fact that these gadgets primarily mask the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the trouble with dehumidifiers. To get the most reliable advice if you are suffering from damp in any area of your house, you should get in touch with a competent damp proofing specialist in Bridgwater.


Neighbours and friends should invariably be the first port of call when you're looking for recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. Always acquire at least two or three different quotations from various companies, and if you are in any doubt you should ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and accreditations, before hiring any damp proof services.

Professional Bridgwater damp proofing companies ought to be members of either the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association, or have accreditations from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments.

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees your chosen damp proofing provider is well qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to provide you with a first class damp proof service. It also offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work supplied by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be done in Bridgwater and also nearby in: Bawdrip, West Huntspill, Chilton Trinity, Riverside, Hamp, Stawell, Haygrove, Dunball, Sydenham, Puriton, Cossington, Wembton, Pawlett, Newtown, East Bower, Huntworth, North Petherton, as well as in these postcodes TA5 2RW, TA6 3HR, TA5 2FB, TA5 2GB, TA5 2FF, TA6 3BZ, TA5 2BF, TA6 3BQ, TA6 3BY, TA5 2GN. Locally based Bridgwater damp proofing specialist will probably have the postcode TA5 and the telephone code 01278. Checking this should guarantee you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Bridgwater home and business owners can benefit from these and many other similar services.

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Current Somerset damp proofing customer enquiries: Alexis and Dev Stewart recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a garage in a semi-detached house in Comeytrowe, Somerset. Mya Cavanagh recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a bedroom in Stoke St Gregory, Somerset. Mr and Mrs Oliver recently enquired about fixing damp problems in Sandford. Maria and Lennie Brewer recently asked for a quote for damp proofing an extension in Charlton Mackrell. Emilia Ohara and Karson Ohara recently asked for a quotation for damp proofing an extension in a semi-detached house in Nailsea. Rylee Purvis recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a basement in Paulton. Braydon Jobson and Delilah Jobson recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up damp problems in a cottage in Baltonsborough, Somerset. Mr and Mrs Leek recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a basement in Failand, Somerset. All these householders conducted a search for "damp proofing Somerset" and came across this page on either Yahoo, Google or Bing.

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If you're aware of friends or family members who have used the services of a local Bridgwater damp proofer in the past, they might be willing to offer recommendations. Word of mouth will tell if a task was done well, and comes from someone you trust to be truthful and honest. You should compile a shortlist of at least two or three companies and get a quote from each of them.

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Also find: Dunball damp proofing, Riverside damp proofing, Sydenham damp proofing, Bawdrip damp proofing, North Petherton damp proofing, Huntworth damp proofing, Puriton damp proofing, Pawlett damp proofing, Chilton Trinity damp proofing, West Huntspill damp proofing, Wembton damp proofing, East Bower damp proofing, Stawell damp proofing, Haygrove damp proofing, Newtown damp proofing, Hamp damp proofing, Cossington damp proofing services and more. The majority of these villages and towns are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Bridgwater residents can get damp proofing estimates by going here.

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