Damp Proofing Calne

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Damp Proofing Calne Wiltshire (SN11): It's not just the fact that problems with damp look unattractive, they can also cause health problems and contribute to dangerous structural damages. Costing 1000s to repair if not resolved quickly, more serious issues are often concealed beneath flaking paintwork, peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. It is much more cost effective in the long run to contact a certified Calne damp proofing company to assess your house, and provide an extensive damp proofing remedy for your property.

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With regards to dampness in Calne houses, there are basically 3 primary types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following article describes the causes of such damp problems in Calne, and the different methods of preventing and resolving them.


Things like broken roof tiles, defective guttering, unsound brickwork and cavity wall problems are commonplace external causes of penetrating damp in your home. Inside your Calne home, it can result from leaky or burst pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing sinks or bathtubs. If left to continue leaking these factors allow water to seep into walls and woodwork, which over time lead to dark damp patches on walls, broken or blistered plaster and peeling paintwork.

If you have a leaky roof and it's been left untreated for some time, it can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Wet rot cannot spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally dangerous, requiring a new roof. A unique musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and indications of black fungus growth, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

Simple actions like inspecting pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork, are the basic preventative maintenance measures. If you use the services of a certified Calne damp proofing company, they'll check all these areas as a part of your complete damp proofing program.


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Very easy to spot and the cause of damp in a lot of Calne homes, condensation is very common. When cooler surfaces come into contact with warm, humid air, small droplets of water appear on those surfaces. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, condensation forms due to poor ventilation.

To avoid condensation problems, basic strategies include making certain there's adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any droplets the moment they appear. Redirecting moisture laden air outside of your home in Calne, by installing or updating extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to solve this issue.

There may be issues with drawing in damp air from outside, and by performing a detailed damp proof survey a specialist in Calne will find circumstances that give rise to the situation. Airflow must be properly regulated to effectively minimise condensation problems, and a knowledgeable damp proofing specialist will be able to offer advice and solutions on this topic.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all houses built in Great Britain. If your house was constructed before this period it's conceivable that you might not have one installed. It's possible that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane may have been damaged if you are experiencing rising damp issues in a property built after this date.

If you suppose that you might have rising damp, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces and tide marks on walls, are fair signs that you might be correct. It is possible that you may have a rising damp problem if you have noticed one or all of these.

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Merely checking your property's exterior walls to see if you have a damp course can be the first step towards resolving your problems with rising damp. To be certain of an adequate degree of protection the damp proof membrane must be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres (around 6 inches). You could dig away the surrounding earth to create this gap if it's currently not enough, or you can install a higher DPM if the former isn't possible.

If your damp course is installed and in order and the gap isn't the cause of the problem, dampness may be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a more problematic issue.

Damp proofing specialists in Calne can quickly identify and remedy rising damp using a variety of methods. If you have an older house with no DPM or one that is damaged over a considerable area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your outside walls. This calls for drilling holes at intervals along the brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the damp proofing cream is not suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a new damp proof course may need to be installed. Whilst this sort of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve rising damp, it might be the only solution in the end.

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Another possible option for less severe areas of damage may include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. This is applied beneath your floor coverings, so tiles, wood flooring and carpeting will need to be lifted prior to work being undertaken. In basements this is a particularly effective solution, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" procedure that is used to create watertight spaces. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried, your Calne damp proofing technician might advise the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for additional protection.

Tanking: In areas of a house which are below ground, for example basements, "tanking" is the process where exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. As this waterproof coating has to be applied on the bare surface of floors and walls, any plaster and wall covering must be removed before any work can begin, and the surfaces in question properly prepared. You can replaster and decorate over the top of it, as soon as the paint has dried out completely. You must invariably get more than one expert's opinion about whether this is the only resolution to your rising damp problems, because this is an extremely disruptive process as it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property.


Problems with condensation can certainly be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers only mask the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are issues with this solution. To get the best advice if you are experiencing dampness in any area of your property, you should speak to an experienced damp proofing company in Calne.


The most reliable recommendations for specialists with regards to home improvements are usually friends and family. Where possible you should try to obtain at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a number of companies, and before employing any particular damp proof providers, you should ask to see professional memberships and accreditations, as evidence of their trustworthiness.

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

If your Calne damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the DPA or PCA you can be certain they'll be well qualified and have the appropriate practical experience to offer a top notch service for all your damp proofing issues. Such professional memberships also means that there are guarantees for any work performed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Calne and also in nearby places like: Bromham, Whetham, Heddington, Christian Malford, Bremhill, Bowood, Compton Bassett, Quemerford, Derry Hill, High Penn, Cherhill, Whitley, Salisbury, Calstone, Hillmarton, Chippenham, together with these postcodes SN11 0SP, SN11 0FD, SN11 0QG, SN11 0BA, SN11 0WU, SN11 0EA, SN11 0JE, SN11 0JW, SN11 0AP, SN11 0QP. Local Calne damp proofing specialist will probably have the telephone dialling code 01249 and the postcode SN11.

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Over the last twelve months damp proofing surveys were done in these Calne streets: Church View, Whitehall Gardens, Castle Walk, White Horse Way, Woodroffe Square, Dunnet Close, Heather Way, Hillcroft, Porte Marsh Road, Springfield Drive, Curzon Street, Wessington Court, Woodland Park, Primrose Close, St Dunstan Court, Luckett Way, School Road, Braemor Road, Fynamore Gardens, The Pippin, Ernle Road, Penn Court, Yew Tree Close, Bryans Close Road, Woodland View, North Way, Fir Grove, Horsebrook Park, and in these Wiltshire postcodes: SN11 0SP, SN11 0FD, SN11 0QG, SN11 0BA, SN11 0WU, SN11 0EA, SN11 0JE, SN11 0JW, SN11 0AP, SN11 0QP.

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