Damp Proofing Broadstairs

Broadstairs Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Broadstairs Kent (CT10): Having damp problems in your property in Broadstairs can contribute to dangerous health and structural problems, as well as being unsightly in appearance. Horrible damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal much more serious issues which, if not solved speedily, can cost thousands to repair. If you've got an issue such as this there's very little that you can do yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to get in touch with a certified Broadstairs damp proofing specialist to do a survey and suggest practical solutions.

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When considering dampness in Broadstairs structures, there are basically three principal classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following paragraphs describe what may cause such damp problems in Broadstairs, and the various ways of preventing and resolving them.


Penetrating damp in the home can be the result of a whole host of external factors for example: cavity wall problems, damaged guttering, broken roof tiles and cracks in brickwork. Inside a building, leaky or burst pipes, overflowing baths or basins and cracked shower trays, can contribute to penetrating damp. If left to continue leaking these elements enable water to seep into the walls and woodwork, which over time create blistering or broken plaster, damp dark patches on walls and flaking or bubbling paintwork.

If neglected for quite some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. While it's lucky that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof installed (extremely expensive!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the wood, along with an unfamiliar musty smell from the decaying wood.

You should not fret however, since to stop these problems happening, a few straightforward steps like inspecting pipework for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks should reduce such situations. An experienced damp proofer in Broadstairs will check all of these areas in order to help avoid any future problems, as an element of fixing your dampness issues.


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Super easy to identify and a contributing factor to damp in many Broadstairs properties, condensation is incredibly common. Small droplets of water form on cooler surfaces when warm, moist air comes into contact with these surfaces. In places where high humidity is present, such as: kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, it's often caused due to poor ventilation.

Wiping away any droplets of water that appear, and making sure that there's enough ventilation in the affected areas, are amongst the most basic answers to such problems. The steps needed might involve the installation or updating of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks, with the intention of redirecting humid air outside of your property in Broadstairs.

There could be issues with drawing in damp air from the outside, and by completing a detailed damp proof survey an expert in Broadstairs will be able to find areas that exacerbate the situation. The most effective way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Broadstairs damp proofing technician will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can best be accomplished.

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Houses built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. You might not have a damp course on your house in Broadstairs if it was constructed earlier than this. If you're experiencing rising damp in a home built after this date it may be that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been somehow or other.

It can be hard to identify rising damp, nevertheless some giveaway signs are; rotten or crumbling skirting boards, a white powdery deposit being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls and "tide marks" on walls. If you see or think that you may have any of these, it's 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 or not you've got a damp proof course on the external walls of your property in Broadstairs. To be certain of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp proof membrane needs to be above ground level by at least 150mm (around 6"). If you find this space does not exist, you can dig away the earth to increase it, or if this process is not plausible, a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) will need to be put in.

If this isn't the root cause of the problem and your DPM (damp proof membrane) is correct, there may be more serious issues to deal with caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, up through your flooring, and into the walls of your property.

Using a number of procedures, damp proofing technicians in Broadstairs will quickly detect and solve rising damp issues. If you've got an older home with no damp proof membrane or it is damaged over a wide area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your walls. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream can cure it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proofing cream is not suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a new damp proof course might need to be put in. Whilst this sort of repair work is a pretty extreme way to solve damp issues, it might be the only real solution at the end of the day.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another possible remedy for smaller areas of membrane damage. Wood flooring, tiles or carpeting will need to be lifted prior to work being done, because it's applied under your floor coverings. In cellars this is an especially effective treatment, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" process that's used to create watertight spaces. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, your Broadstairs damp proofing technician may recommend the application of building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: In basements, cellars and below ground areas of a property, "tanking" is a process where surfaces that are exposed are covered in a watertight coating. Any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared properly before any work begins, because this coating has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors. When this paint has been put on, it must be allowed to dry completely before replastering the wall surfaces and decorating over it. Since it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is an extremely disruptive process. Therefore, it's advisable to bring in more than one damp proofing expert to make sure that this is really the only effective option.


Issues with condensation can certainly be improved through the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way to remove moisture from the air. The main downside with dehumidifier use in trying to reduce dampness is that they only mask the cause of the damp, not cure it. To get the most reliable advice if you're suffering from dampness in any part of your house, you should call on an experienced damp proofing company in Broadstairs.


The most trustworthy recommendations for professionals when it comes to home improvements are usually neighbours and friends. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 estimates from various Broadstairs companies. If you've got any doubts about any damp proofing company you can ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates.

Professional Broadstairs 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 (CSTDB) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments).

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees that your chosen damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the required experience to perform a high quality damp proof service. In addition, it offers guarantees on any damp proofing work accomplished by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Broadstairs and also nearby in: Birchington, St Lawrence, Cliftonville, Margate, Woodchurch, Cliffs End, Haine, Westwood, Manston, Pegwell Bay, St Peters, Westgate-on-Sea, Minster, Ramsgate, Monkton, Northdown, and in these postcodes CT10 1JJ, CT10 1NL, CT10 1PS, CT10 1LS, CT10 1FE, CT10 1BN, CT10 1JT, CT10 1AL, CT10 1DE, CT10 1DN. Local Broadstairs damp proof specialists will likely have the telephone dialling code 01843 and the postcode CT10. Checking this out will make certain that you access local providers of damp proofing. Broadstairs homeowners are able to benefit from these and various other comparable services.

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Current Kent damp proofing requests: Owen and Lillie-Rose Saunders recently enquired about solving mould and condensation problems in a kitchen in a semi-detached house in Leigh. Asha Wilkes and Francesco Wilkes recently enquired about getting a price for fixing damp problems in a bungalow in Hartley, Kent. Cade and Shannon Love recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a conservatory in St Margarets At Cliffe, Kent. Caden Frame recently requested a price quote for damp proofing a basement in a cottage in Lamberhurst. Madison and Edgar Carmichael recently asked for a price quote for clearing up damp problems in a terraced house in Goudhurst, Kent. Anisa and Neil D arcy recently requested an estimate for solving damp and condensation problems in a terraced house in Riverhead. Theodore Hamilton recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a conservatory in a cottage in Tunbridge Wells. Mr and Mrs Farrow recently enquired about the possibility of resolving damp problems in a bungalow in Five Oak Green. All these householders conducted a search for "damp proofing Kent" and discovered this web page on Bing, Google or Yahoo.

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There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Broadstairs damp proof specialist including damp proofing a garage in Broadstairs, damp proof membrane installation in Broadstairs, damp proof sealing Broadstairs, damp proofing quotations, basement tanking in Broadstairs, damp proofing brickwork, timber surveys, plaster replacement Broadstairs, damp proofing services, damp proofing floors, damp control, property surveys Broadstairs, dampproofing surveys, damp proof injection cream treatments, chemical DPC injection, structural waterproofing Broadstairs, damp proofing in bathrooms, invasive weed control, rising damp prevention, solving mould problems, home damp proofing, wall tie replacement, damp proofing a cellar in Broadstairs, damp proof paint applications, rising damp advice Broadstairs, damp proofing assessments, rendering repairs Broadstairs, treatments for black mould in Broadstairs, solving condensation problems, damp proof injection in Broadstairs, treatments for penetrating damp, cementitious tanking, damp treatments in Broadstairs, pressure grouting, and lots more. Listed are just an example of the activities that are carried out by those doing damp proofing. Broadstairs specialists will be happy to inform you of their whole range of services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It's not that unlikely that someone you know in Broadstairs may have had damp proofing work carried out fairly recently, therefore you can ask friends and acquaintances for recommendations of damp proofing services they've found to be reliable. Something close to 80 percent of householders in Broadstairs would favour word of mouth recommendations over any other form of review or endorsement, so you should put this to good use whenever you can. To be on the safe side you will need to obtain at least two or three quotes from your shortlist of potential companies.


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Also find: Woodchurch damp proofing, Minster damp proofing, Birchington damp proofing, Margate damp proofing, St Peters damp proofing, Cliftonville damp proofing, Westwood damp proofing, Ramsgate damp proofing, Manston damp proofing, Monkton damp proofing, Westgate-on-Sea damp proofing, Pegwell Bay damp proofing, Cliffs End damp proofing, St Lawrence damp proofing, Northdown damp proofing, Haine damp proofing services and more. All of these places are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Broadstairs homeowners can get quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Broadstairs: Households in The Maples, The Broadway, Dickens Road, Stanley Place, St Peters Court, Seacroft Road, Ash Close, Thanet Close, St Peters Park Road, The Oaks, Dane Court Gardens, Broadstairs Road, Dalmaney Close, Botany Road, Brassey Avenue, The Bungalow, Sanctuary Close, Trotwood Place, Tina Gardens, Salts Drive, St Mildreds Avenue, Beech Drive, Briars Walk, Bromstone Road, Dane Court Road, have needed damp proofing just recently. Waterproofing work also done in the following Broadstairs area postcodes: CT10 1JJ, CT10 1NL, CT10 1PS, CT10 1LS, CT10 1FE, CT10 1BN, CT10 1JT, CT10 1AL, CT10 1DE, CT10 1DN. Work was done in these places by specialists in damp proofing. Broadstairs home and business owners received reliable and top notch damp proofing services in all cases.

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(This damp proofing Broadstairs page was updated on 05-01-22)