Damp Proofing Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Bury St Edmunds Suffolk (IP28): Damp problems in your house in Bury St Edmunds may not just look unsightly, but they can also bring about dangerous structural and health issues as well. If not treated quickly, the more critical issues could cost you 1000s to repair, and might be concealed beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. If you think you might have damp problems you need to get in touch with a competent Bury St Edmunds damp proofing company to check your property, and suggest the most beneficial damp proofing strategy for your home.

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With regards to dampness in Bury St Edmunds buildings, there are essentially 3 principal classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key types of damp are reviewed in greater detail below, together with recommendations for prevention and resolution, in case you discover them in your home or business in Bury St Edmunds.


Penetrating damp in the home can be caused by numerous external factors for example: cavity wall problems, defective guttering, cracked or loose roof tiles and cracks in brickwork. Inside a building, burst or leaky pipes, overflowing bathtubs or basins and damaged shower trays, can lead to penetrating damp. If left to carry on leaking these elements allow water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which over time result in damp dark patches on walls, flaking paintwork and blistering or broken plaster.

If left untreated over a period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Even though 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 new roof - very costly! A distinctive musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and signs of black fungus growth, could all signify the presence of wet rot.

The means of prevention can be fairly basic, for example repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks and inspecting pipes for leaks. As part of a complete damp proofing service, your local Bury St Edmunds damp proofing specialist will check all of these factors.


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A common form of damp in Bury St Edmunds homes, condensation is very easy to identify. Tiny droplets of water appear on cold surfaces when they make contact with humid, warm air. It is an issue because of inadequate ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

To reduce condensation issues, easy solutions include making sure you have enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping up any droplets the moment they arise. Redirecting damp air outside of your home in Bury St Edmunds, by updating or installing extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to solve this issue.

A damp proofing survey by an experienced Bury St Edmunds company could also find things which contribute to the problem by drawing in moist air from outside. Airflow must be regulated properly to successfully control condensation, and a reliable damp proofing specialist will be able to offer advice and solutions on this subject.

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A damp proof course has been installed as standard on houses built in Great Britain since 1875. If your home was constructed before this time it's conceivable you may not have this installed. If you are experiencing rising damp in a house built after this period it's possible your damp proof membrane or course has been damaged in some way.

Rising damp can be hard to distinguish, but some areas to look for are; rotten or crumbling skirtings, tide marks on walls and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces. It's feasible that you may have a rising damp issue if you have spotted one or more of these.

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Remedying rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your property's external walls and seeing if you can see a DPM. It should be 150mm (around six inches) above the level of the ground for adequate protection. If this isn't the case you can dig away the ground to create this space, or if this is not possible, you could put in a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up.

If your DPM is in order and the gap is not the root cause of the problem, moisture may be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a more challenging issue.

Damp proofing technicians in Bury St Edmunds will swiftly identify and resolve rising damp problems using a range of methods. A damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your wall if you have an older property with no DPM, or one that's damaged over a wide area. This involves drilling holes at intervals into your wall's mortar joint and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

In cases where damp proofing cream injection isn't an appropriate treatment, or where the membrane is severely damaged, installing a complete new damp proof course may be neccessary. Unfortunately this is taking repair work to the extreme, however it may be the only solution to your rising damp issues.

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Yet another solution for less severe areas of damp course damage might include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Because this is applied underneath any floor coverings, carpeting, tiles and wooden flooring will need to be lifted before this process can begin. Also used as a part of the "tanking" procedure to create a waterproof space, this is a particularly efficacious treatment in cellars. For extra protection in those problem areas, your Bury St Edmunds damp proof technician may recommend applying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely.

Tanking: The process of coating 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 appropriate surfaces prepared correctly before any work begins, as this watertight coating has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls. Once this coating has been applied, it should be permitted to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating on top of it. As it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is a highly disruptive job. It is therefore recommended that you seek the advice of at least 2 or 3 damp proofing professionals to ensure that this is really the only option.


To help with condensation problems, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are quite effective. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers primarily mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are downsides to this option. To get the best advice if you are experiencing damp in any part of your property, you should contact an experienced damp proofing specialist in Bury St Edmunds.


Friends and relatives should always be your first port of call when you are trying to get recommendations for local professionals. Before hiring any damp proof services, you should always try to get at least three quotations from various Bury St Edmunds companies. If you are in any doubt about any specific damp proofing company you should ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates.

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

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees your chosen damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to provide a first class damp proof service. Such professional memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any work undertaken.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Bury St Edmunds and also nearby in: Thurston, Little Welnetham, Blackthorpe, Little Saxham, Battlies Green, Great Barton, Great Whelnetham, Cattishall, Fornham Saint Martin, Culford, Sicklesmere, Rushbrooke, Horringer, Nowton, as well as in these postcodes IP32 7DS, IP32 7DX, IP32 7EZ, IP31 2NQ, IP32 7BN, IP32 6EW, IP32 7GD, IP32 7ES, IP32 7AW, IP32 7HD. Local Bury St Edmunds damp proof specialists will most likely have the postcode IP28 and the telephone dialling code 01284. Checking this should ensure you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Bury St Edmunds property owners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other similar services.

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Damp Proofing Enquiries Suffolk

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Throughout Suffolk you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who'll offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you're unable to find the right damp proofer in Bury St Edmunds itself then you should be able to find one close by.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It's not that unlikely that a person you know in Bury St Edmunds will have had damp proofing work carried out fairly recently, so you could ask friends and acquaintances for recommendations of damp proofing services they have found to be reliable. Positive word of mouth endorsements are favoured by most homeowners in Bury St Edmunds (over eighty percent according to studies), therefore if you're aware of a friend or family member who's had damp proofing done, find out if they are willing to recommend somebody. Even if a specific damp proofing company has been recommended by someone, you still ought to get at least two or three quotations from different tradesmen locally, to provide you with a broad range of what you should be paying.

Bury St Edmunds Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks Bury St Edmunds

There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Bury St Edmunds damp proof specialist including damp treatments, efflorescence solutions Bury St Edmunds, damp proof injection cream treatments, black mould treatments, industrial damp proofing, cavity wall construction Bury St Edmunds, cheap damp proofing Bury St Edmunds, rising damp advice, dampcourse installation Bury St Edmunds, landlord damp proofing services, damp proofing estimates in Bury St Edmunds, basement waterproofing, damp proofing brickwork in Bury St Edmunds, timber preservation Bury St Edmunds, solving condensation problems Bury St Edmunds, damp proofing services, damp proofing concrete floors Bury St Edmunds, condensation treatments, plaster replacement, damp proof membrane installation in Bury St Edmunds, damp proofing old stone walls Bury St Edmunds, structural waterproofing, timber treatments, damp proofing in lofts, domestic damp proofing, rising damp prevention, damp proof tanking, commercial tanking in Bury St Edmunds, home damp proofing Bury St Edmunds, injection damp proofing in Bury St Edmunds, flood defence, leak detection, cellar tanking in Bury St Edmunds, treatments for penetrating damp, and lots more. Listed are just a few of the activities that are conducted by people specialising in damp proofing. Bury St Edmunds contractors will inform you of their full range of services.


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Also find: Fornham Saint Martin damp proofing, Blackthorpe damp proofing, Culford damp proofing, Great Whelnetham damp proofing, Little Welnetham damp proofing, Nowton damp proofing, Little Saxham damp proofing, Cattishall damp proofing, Great Barton damp proofing, Horringer damp proofing, Sicklesmere damp proofing, Thurston damp proofing, Battlies Green damp proofing, Rushbrooke damp proofing services and more. The majority of these locations are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Bury St Edmunds home and business owners can get damp proofing estimates by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Bury St Edmunds: In the past twelve months damp proofing surveys were professionally done in these Bury St Edmunds streets: Tut Hill, Coddington Way, Sandpit Lane, Streetfield Close, Devon Close, Broad Green Close, Brick Kiln Road, Conway Road, Clopton Green, Burts Farm Cottages, Sturgeons Way, Skeltons Drove, Birds Croft, Shores Close, Brunwyn Close, Bull Road, Carr Lane, Crown Mews, South Parade, Brockley Corner, Cambridge Walk, Stockhold Green, Anchor Court, Sudbury Road, Cranesbill Drive, Blackberry Way, The Coppice, The Paddocks, Bell Meadow, St Martins Street, and in these Suffolk postcodes: IP32 7DS, IP32 7DX, IP32 7EZ, IP31 2NQ, IP32 7BN, IP32 6EW, IP32 7GD, IP32 7ES, IP32 7AW, IP32 7HD. Work was accomplished in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Bury St Edmunds home and property owners were given dependable and top notch damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing Bury St Edmunds information was last updated on 05-01-22)