Damp Proofing Budleigh Salterton

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Damp Proofing Budleigh Salterton Devon (EX9): Damp problems in your house in Budleigh Salterton don't just look unattractive, but they can also lead to severe structural and health problems too. More serious problems can also be concealed by peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and can cost 1000's of pounds to fix if not resolved quickly. If you believe you might have such problems you should speak to an experienced Budleigh Salterton damp proofing specialist to check your property, and come up with the most beneficial damp proofing solution for your home or business premises.

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In Budleigh Salterton 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 key kinds of damp are explained in depth in the following paragraphs, along with recommendations for prevention and resolution, if you happen to discover them in your house in Budleigh Salterton.


Penetrating damp in your home can be caused by a whole host of external factors for example: cavity wall problems, broken or loose roof tiles, unsound brickwork and damaged guttering. Inside your Budleigh Salterton property, it can be the result of burst or leaking pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing basins or baths. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the woodwork and walls, the visible signs in time are going to be broken or blistering plaster, peeling paintwork and damp dark patches on walls.

If left untreated for quite some time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot to occur in the timbers of your roof. Though it does not spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally unsafe, and in a worst case scenario you may even need a new roof - extremely costly! An unusual musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and the appearance of black fungus growth, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

Preventative measures can be relatively basic, such as repointing brickwork, examining pipes for leaks and cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks. A professional Budleigh Salterton damp proof specialist will check these areas to help prevent any further problems, as an element of resolving your issues with damp.


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Super easy to identify and a cause of damp in many Budleigh Salterton properties, condensation is incredibly common. When cool surfaces come into contact with moist, warm air, minute water droplets form on those surfaces. In areas where high humidity is present, as in: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, it arises due to inadequate ventilation.

Simple solutions to reduce condensation involve wiping away any droplets of water as soon as they appear and ensuring that you've got adequate ventilation in the problem areas. Redirecting moist air outside of your property in Budleigh Salterton, by fitting or upgrading air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods, will help you to resolve this problem.

An in-depth damp proofing survey by a credible Budleigh Salterton specialist could also find circumstances which give rise to the issue by drawing in moist air from outside. The most effective way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Budleigh Salterton damp proofing company will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can be accomplished.

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A damp proof course has been installed as standard on homes built in the UK since 1875. You may not have a damp proof course installed on your house in Budleigh Salterton if it was constructed prior to this period. It's possible that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane may have been damaged if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a property built after this year.

Although rather difficult to identify, "tide marks" on walls, a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and rotten or crumbling skirtings, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. If you see or think you may have any of these, it is possible that you have a rising damp problem.

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Remedying rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your outside walls to see if you can see a DPM. For adequate protection it should be 150 millimetres (approximately 6") above the level of the ground. You could dig away the surrounding earth to generate this gap if it is currently not enough, or you could put in a higher damp proof membrane if the former isn't feasible.

If this isn't the root cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane is in fact correct, there may be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, through your floor, and into the walls of your property.

Using a range of techniques, damp proofing professionals in Budleigh Salterton will swiftly identify and eliminate your rising damp problems. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older property with no DPM, or one that's damaged over a substantial area. Holes are drilled at intervals in the brickwork, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective waterproof barrier.

If the deterioration of your damp course membrane is too drastic, or if damp proofing cream injection is not a suitable treatment, you may have to put in a new damp proof course. Unfortunately this is taking repair work to the extreme, however it may be the only answer to your rising damp.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another possible option for smaller areas of membrane damage. This will be applied underneath your current floor coverings, so carpeting, wood flooring and tiles will need to be lifted prior to work being done. In cellars this is a particularly efficacious treatment, and will form part of the tanking procedure that is used to make spaces watertight. Your Budleigh Salterton damp proof technician might suggest laying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, extra protection in those troublesome areas.

Tanking: In basements, cellars and below ground areas of a house, "tanking" is the process where exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. This should be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, therefore all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the pertinent surfaces prepared properly before any work begins. Once this paint has been put on and dried, it is then the time to replaster and decorate over it. You should invariably get more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is the only solution to your rising damp, because this is a very disruptive process because it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air, hence for problems with condensation they can help. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers basically alleviate the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are downsides to this solution. To obtain the most reliable advice if you are suffering with dampness in any area of your property, you can speak to an experienced damp proofing specialist in Budleigh Salterton.


Friends and relatives should invariably be your first choice when you're trying to get recommendations for local professionals. Always get at least 3 or 4 different estimates from various companies, and if you have any doubts you should ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, before hiring any damp proofing services.

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

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees your preferred damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has the necessary experience to perform a first class damp proof service. Any remedial work completed by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be done in Budleigh Salterton and also in: Sandy Bay, Otterton, Kersbrook, Knowle Village, East Budleigh, Lympstone, Littleham, Woodbury, Newton Poppleford, Exmouth, Sidford, Sidmouth, Sidbury, Aylesbeare, as well as in these postcodes EX9 6DB, EX9 6SJ, EX9 6LS, EX9 6DU, EX9 6NR, EX9 6JJ, EX9 6LT, EX9 6NW, EX9 6EB, EX9 6JR. Locally based Budleigh Salterton damp proof specialists will probably have the dialling code 01395 and the postcode EX9. Verifying this can make certain that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Budleigh Salterton home and business owners are able to benefit from these and numerous other related services.

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Throughout Devon you should be able to find damp proofing experts who will offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you're unable to find the ideal damp proofing specialist in Budleigh Salterton itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.

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There are a number of different tasks that can be completed by your local Budleigh Salterton damp proof specialist including structural waterproofing, condensation solutions, damp proofing assessments, pressure grouting, damp proofing concrete floors, rising damp prevention Budleigh Salterton, damp proofing a cellar, timber surveys Budleigh Salterton, damp treatments, dampproofing surveys, condensation control, damp proofing injection cream applications, invasive weed control, damp proof coursing Budleigh Salterton, timber treatment, residential damp proofing, black mould treatment, mould treatments Budleigh Salterton, wet rot treatments in Budleigh Salterton, landlord damp proofing services, solving condensation problems, damp proofing floors in Budleigh Salterton, timber preservation, basement damp proofing Budleigh Salterton, wood rot treatment, wall tie replacement, commercial damp proofing, property surveys, dampcourse installations, concrete repair in Budleigh Salterton, rising damp advice, damp proof tanking, damp proofing price quotes, damp proof membranes, home damp proofing, and lots more. These are just a handful of the tasks that are accomplished by people specialising in damp proofing. Budleigh Salterton professionals will be happy to tell you about their entire range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It's always really useful to ask if family and friends have any recommendations when trying to find a professional contractor for your project or undertaking in Budleigh Salterton. Personal references are often the most effective way choose someone who is perfect for your requirements, and equally can filter out a second-rate contractor or a company that has a lousy track record.

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Asking a friend or family member for feedback also means you can learn if anything went wrong, how swiftly problems were put right, and what the contractor's attitude was like as a result. In addition you can get an insight into the punctuality and reliability of the contractor. You should also be able to get a good idea of how the final price for the work compared to the initial quotation they were given, which, unless they offer a guaranteed price promise, can be hard to obtain directly from the contractors.

Finally, the people who you know and can trust are your friends and relations, so when it comes to advice, go to them. If they've had a disappointing experience in dealing with a certain company or contractor, you may find that they won't want to talk about them. A lot of people will be more than happy to speak about a decent contractor, less inclined to talk about a poor one, and might endorse an alternative company rather than 'malign' a far from ideal business they've had dealings with in the past.


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Damp Proofing Around Budleigh Salterton: Householders who live in the following roads have recently inquired about damp proofing - Coastguard Road, Cricket Field Lane, Vales Road, Bramble Close, Ottervale Road, Tidwell Close, East Budleigh Road, Cliff Road, Fore Street, Moorlands Road, West Hill Court, Clinton Terrace, Kersbrook Lane, Lansdowne Road, Raleigh Road, Coppledown Gardens, Salting Hill, Duke's Road, Barn Lane, Stoneborough Lane, Poplar Row, Hayes Close, West Hill Lane, Upper Stoneborough Lane, Fountain Hill, Higher Bedlands, Fore Street Hill, as well as the following local Budleigh Salterton postcodes: EX9 6DB, EX9 6SJ, EX9 6LS, EX9 6DU, EX9 6NR, EX9 6JJ, EX9 6LT, EX9 6NW, EX9 6EB, EX9 6JR. Work was accomplished in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Budleigh Salterton property owners were given reliable and high quality damp proofing services in every case.

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