Damp Proofing Bridport

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Damp Proofing Bridport Dorset (DT6): Having damp problems in your home in Bridport can result in severe health and structural problems, as well as being unsightly in appearance. Horrible damp patches and peeling wallpaper can hide a much more serious problem which, if not solved speedily, could lead to very expensive repair bills. If you've got a problem such as this there is not much that you can do to solve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to get in touch with a professional Bridport damp proofing company to do an evaluation and come up with solutions.

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In Bridport buildings there are three principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three primary types of damp are explained in more detail in the following paragraphs, together with suggestions for prevention and resolution, if you should find them in your home or business in Bridport.


Penetrating damp in the home can be attributable to various external factors such as: broken roof tiles, unsound brickwork, cavity wall problems and damaged guttering. Inside your Bridport home, it can be the result of damaged shower trays, burst or leaky pipes and overflowing sinks or bathtubs. If water continues to soak into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs over time are going to be broken or blistering plaster, flaking paintwork and damp dark patches on walls.

If you have a leaking roof and it has been neglected for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot can't spread into the brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case your roof timbers become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the wood, coupled with a unique musty smell from the decaying timber.

Simple steps like repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and examining pipes for leaks, can be the basic preventative measures. An experienced damp proofer in Bridport will check all of these areas in order to help avoid any further problems, as an integral part of fixing your damp issues.


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Very easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Bridport homes, condensation is very common. When colder surfaces make contact with moist, warm air, tiny water droplets form on those cold surfaces. It's a problem because of poor ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

To stop condensation issues, easy strategies include ensuring there's enough ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping away any droplets of water the moment they appear. Redirecting moisture laden air outside of your home in Bridport, by updating or fitting cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks, will help you to solve this annoying problem.

There might be issues with sucking in damp air from the outside, and by carrying out a detailed damp proofing survey an expert in Bridport will find circumstances that give rise to the problem. To adequately control condensation, airflow has to be regulated properly. A reliable Bridport damp proofing specialist will gladly offer solutions and advice in connection with this.

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Homes built since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. You may not have a damp course installed on your home in Bridport if it was built earlier than this. It's a possibility that your damp proof course could have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a house built after this year.

Rising damp can be difficult to distinguish, but some things to watch out for are; a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirtings and tide marks on walls. It is plausible that you could have a rising damp issue if you've spotted one or more of these.

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The initial step towards handling your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether or not you've got a DPM on the outside walls of your property in Bridport. For satisfactory protection it needs to be 150 millimetres above ground level. If you discover that this space does not exist, you could dig the earth away to increase it, or if this process isn't plausible, a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be put in.

You could have more serious issues if you learn that your damp proof membrane is fine, and it could be that the moisture is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which can be even more of a concern.

Bridport damp proofing professionals will swiftly be able to establish the root cause of your rising damp, and employing a range of procedures will quickly solve the problem. Older properties which either don't have a damp proof membrane, or have a compromised one that's damaged over a significant area, can have a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) injected into the walls. This entails drilling holes at intervals into your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the damp proof cream treatment is not suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a new damp proof course may need to be put in. This is taking repair work to the extreme, however it may be the only solution to your damp issues.

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For less severe areas of damp course damage, yet another possible option would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. Tiles, wooden flooring or carpets will need to be lifted prior to work being carried out, because it's applied beneath your existing floor coverings. Also used as part of the tanking procedure to create a waterproof room, this is an especially efficacious solution in basement areas. Before the bitumen paint has dried completely, your Bridport damp proof expert may suggest the use of building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: In areas of a property which are below ground, for example cellars, "tanking" is the process where surfaces that are exposed are covered in a watertight coating. Since this coating has to be applied on the bare surfaces of walls and floors, all wall coverings and plaster must be taken off before work begins, and the relevant surfaces correctly prepared. You can replaster and decorate on top of it, as soon as the paint has completely dried out. Because it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, this is an extremely disruptive process. Therefore, it's preferable to bring in more than one damp proofing specialist to make sure that this really is the only effective option.


Issues with condensation can certainly be improved through the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way of reducing the moisture content in the air. The fact that these gadgets merely mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the drawback with dehumidifier use. If you're suffering with damp in any area of your home in Bridport, you should get hold of a competent damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


As with any home improvement project, the most reliable recommendations for a local specialist can be obtained from family and friends. Always get at least 2 or 3 different quotations from various companies, and if you are in any doubt you should ask to see evidence of professional memberships and accreditations, before signing up for any damp proof services.

Watch out for membership of and qualifications from bodies such as the Damp Proofing Association or the PCA (Property Care Association), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) professional qualifications.

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has acquired the appropriate practical experience to provide you with a first class damp proof service, if they've got membership of the DPA or PCA. Such professional memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any work carried out.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Bridport and also nearby in: North Chideock, Eype, Burton Bradstock, Bothenhampton, Chideock, West bay, Salwayash, Dottery, Higher Eype, Walditch, Bradpole, Watton, Shipton Gorge, Allington, Symondsbury, Pymore, Broadoak, together with these postcodes DT6 3LQ, DT6 3DF, DT6 3PU, DT6 3AW, DT6 3BL, DT6 3AQ, DT6 3AD, DT6 3PT, DT6 3FR, DT6 3RR. Local Bridport damp proof specialists will likely have the postcode DT6 and the telephone code 01308.

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There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Bridport damp proof specialist including the treament of efflorescence, residential damp proofing Bridport, cellar tanking, damp proofing brickwork, invasive weed control, pressure grouting Bridport, damp proofing injection cream applications, mould treatment Bridport, basement waterproofing, flood defence, commercial tanking Bridport, damp proofing walls, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proofing floors Bridport, woodworm treatments Bridport, damp proofing a cellar, damp control Bridport, timber treatment Bridport, damp treatments Bridport, chemical DPC injection, landlord damp proofing services in Bridport, property surveys Bridport, solving condensation problems, damp surveys, wet rot treatments in Bridport, leak detection, cementitious tanking in Bridport, cavity wall tie replacement, and more.


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In Fouracre Close, Coneygar Close, Pasture Way, Chestnut Road, Princess Road, Ridgeway, Kenwyn Road, Claremont Road, Apple Cottage, St. Michaels Lane, Lily Terrace, Slades Green, Downes Street, Dorchester Road, Claremont Gardens, Diment Square, Skilling Hill Road, Simene Close, Delapre Gardens, Gundry Lane, Sparrow Mead, Osbourne Road, St. Andrews Gardens, Lilliput Lane, Laurel Close, Kings Head Hill, St. Katherines Drive, Buttercup Way, Townsend Way, Priory Lane, West Bay Fields, as well as these local Bridport postcodes: DT6 3LQ, DT6 3DF, DT6 3PU, DT6 3AW, DT6 3BL, DT6 3AQ, DT6 3AD, DT6 3PT, DT6 3FR, DT6 3RR, property owners have recently needed damp proofing services.

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(This damp proofing Bridport article was updated on 19-05-2022)