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Damp Proofing Budleigh Salterton Devon (EX9): Having issues with damp in your property in Budleigh Salterton should cause you a fair bit of concern, since along with the reality that damp looks unsightly, it can also have health and structural repercussions as well. More serious issues can also be hidden by damp patches and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you 1000's of pounds to fix if not dealt with immediately. If you believe that you might have such issues you should call in an established Budleigh Salterton damp proofing company to check out your property, and recommend the best damp proofing treatment for your home.

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In Budleigh Salterton properties, there are basically three fundamental problem areas of how damp can affect your home:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


To learn what the likely causes of such damp problems are, and how you can go about fixing them, carry on reading...


Some of the exterior issues that can cause penetrating damp include: broken or loose roof tiles, cavity wall problems, damaged or porous brickwork and defective drainpipes or guttering. In the interior of your home it can be the result of dripping or burst pipes, overflowing sinks or baths and damaged shower trays. If left unchecked, walls and timber components can be badly affected, and the sure indicators of this will be broken or blistered plaster, peeling or bubbling paintwork and damp, dark patches on walls.

You can get wet rot in the timbers on your roof, if you have a leaky roof, and it has been neglected for an extended period of time. Whilst it is lucky that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case, you may need a new roof (extremely expensive!) if the timbers of your roof become unsound structurally. If a black fungus appears on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to touch, you may have the beginnings of wet rot.

You should not panic however, because to stop these problems from occurring, a few straightforward steps like inspecting water pipes for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof & rain gutters for leaks, should reduce such issues. As an integral part of resolving your dampness problems, a professional Budleigh Salterton damp proofing specialist will check these things, so as to help reduce the chances of any further issues.


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One of the most common forms of damp in Budleigh Salterton homes, condensation is very easy to spot. When cooler surfaces make contact with warm, moist air, small droplets of water form on those surfaces. In places where high humidity is present, such as: boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, condensation arises due to poor ventilation.

Wiping away any droplets that appear, and making sure that you have enough ventilation in the main trouble spots, are among the easiest solutions to such issues. This might involve the updating or installation of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks to help remove the damp air to the outside of your property.

The best way to identify the key factors that give rise to the problem, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey carried out by an experienced Budleigh Salterton specialist. Occasionally moist air can be sucked in from outside, plainly making matters even worse. To effectively control condensation problems, airflow has to be properly regulated. A competent Budleigh Salterton damp proofing company will gladly offer solutions and advice to accomplish this in your home.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses constructed in the UK. It is possible that you might not have one installed if your home or property in Budleigh Salterton was built in the years before this. It's a possibility that your damp proof membrane could have been damaged if you are experiencing rising damp issues in a home built after this date.

Although difficult to distinguish, crumbling or rotten skirtings, tide marks on walls and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. While the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they're all indications of rising damp.

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Simply checking your outside walls to see if you've got a damp course can be one step towards managing your rising damp problems. In order to get an adequate degree of protection the damp proof course should be above ground level by no less than 150mm. If this isn't the case you may be able to dig the ground away to create this space, or if this isn't feasible, you can put in a damp proof course higher up.

You may have more problematic issues if you learn that your DPM is fine, and it may be that the moisture is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which can be even more of a concern.

Budleigh Salterton damp proofing experts will quickly be able to figure out the cause of your rising damp, and using a range of techniques will quickly deal with the problem. Older homes which either don't have a damp proof course, or have one that's damaged over a substantial area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream. Holes will be drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then penetrates into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective water-repellent barrier.

In cases where damp proofing injection cream is not a satisfactory treatment, or when your damp course membrane is too seriously damaged, installing a brand new damp proof course might be neccessary. Although this is obviously a fairly drastic plan of action, it could be the only way to solve your rising damp issues in an effective way.

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Another potential remedy for smaller areas of membrane damage might include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. This is applied underneath your current floor coverings, so tiles, carpets and wooden flooring will have to be lifted prior to work being undertaken. In basements this is an especially efficacious treatment, and will form an integral part of the tanking procedure that's used to create watertight spaces. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, your Budleigh Salterton damp proof expert might suggest the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a basement or below ground space, is the process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. This must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, and so any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces in question properly prepared before the commencement of any work. When this coating has been put on and dried, it is then possible to replaster any wall surfaces and decorate on top of it. Since it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, this is an extremely disruptive job. It is therefore wise to call in more than one damp proofing specialist to guarantee that this really is the only effective resolution.


Condensation issues can certainly be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that they merely alleviate the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the trouble with the use of dehumidifiers. To obtain the best advice if you are experiencing dampness in any area of your home, you can contact a competent damp proofing company in Budleigh Salterton.


Neighbours and friends should invariably be your first choice when you're looking for recommendations for local professionals. Always get at least three different quotations from various companies, and if you're in any doubt you can ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships, before hiring any damp proof services.

Keep an eye out for technicians holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) qualifications, or companies who are signed up members of the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the Property Care Association.

If your selected Budleigh Salterton damp proofing specialists are in fact members of either the PCA or DPA they'll be well qualified and have acquired the appropriate working experience to offer a high quality service for your damp proofing issues. Such professional memberships also means there are guarantees for any remedial work carried out.

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