Damp Proofing Calstock

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Damp Proofing Calstock Cornwall (PL18): Having problems with damp in your house in Calstock can contribute to severe health and structural issues, as well as being unsightly in appearance. Costing thousands of pounds to fix if not remedied quickly, more serious issues are often hidden beneath patches of damp, flaking paintwork and peeling wallpaper. If you believe that you may have such problems you should contact an established Calstock damp proofing specialist to inspect your property, and come up with the best damp proofing treatment for your home or business premises.

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Basically, when it comes to damp in the home there are three primary problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key forms of damp are outlined in depth below, together with recommendations for prevention and resolution, if you should find them in your house in Calstock.


Penetrating damp in structures can be attributable to a range of external factors such as: cavity wall problems, cracked roof tiles, defective guttering and unsound brickwork. Inside a building, it can be caused by overflowing bathtubs or basins, burst or dripping pipes and damaged shower trays. If water is allowed to continue seeping into the walls and woodwork, the visible signs in time are going to be blistering or broken plaster, damp dark patches on walls and flaking or bubbling paintwork.

If you've got a leaky roof and it's been left untreated for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Though it's lucky that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst outcome, you may need to have a new roof (extremely expensive!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. If a black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you could have an issue with wet rot.

The means of prevention can be fairly basic, for instance cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and inspecting pipes for leaks. A knowledgeable Calstock damp proof service will check all of these areas to help avoid any further complications, as an element of resolving your damp issues.


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Super easy to identify and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Calstock properties, condensation is very common. When moist, warm air comes into contact with cool surfaces, minute droplets of water immediately form. It's an issue due to poor ventilation in areas where there's high humidity, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

To avoid condensation issues, simple solutions include making sure that there is adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping away any droplets as they form. The steps needed might involve the installation or upgrade of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans, with the intention of redirecting moist air outside of your home in Calstock.

An in-depth damp proofing survey from a reputable Calstock company could also find circumstances which bring about the issue by sucking in moist air from outside. Airflow has to be properly regulated to adequately control condensation, and a knowledgeable damp proofing technician will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this question.

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Houses built since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. If your home or property was constructed before this period it's conceivable that you might not have one installed. If your home was built after this date, but you are still experiencing rising damp problems, it could be that your damp proof membrane has been compromised.

Although rather difficult to identify, rotten or crumbling skirtings, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. Although the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp problems.

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Fixing rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your property's outside walls and seeing if you can spot a DPM. It should be 150mm above the level of the ground for adequate protection. If this is not the situation you may be able to dig away the ground to generate this space, or if this isn't plausible, you can install a higher damp course.

You might have more problematic issues if you learn that your DPM is fine, and it may be that the damp is creeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into the walls, which is going to be an even more troubling predicament.

Calstock damp proofing experts will quickly be able to ascertain the root cause of your rising damp, and employing a variety of techniques will quickly take care of the problem. If you have an older property with no damp proof course or one that's damaged over an extensive area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your outside walls. This entails drilling holes at intervals into your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

In cases where damp proofing cream injection is not a suitable treatment, or when the DPM is too seriously damaged, putting in a complete new damp proof course could be neccessary. Though this is of course a pretty drastic course of action, it could be the best way to remedy your damp problems in an effective way.

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Yet another remedy for less severe areas of damp course damage might include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Because this is applied beneath any floor coverings, tiles, carpeting and wooden flooring will have to be lifted before this operation can begin. Also used as part of the "tanking" process to create a waterproof space, this is an especially efficacious solution in cellars. For further protection in those trouble spots, your Calstock damp proofing technician might advise the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried.

Tanking: Tanking an area, like a cellar or basement, is a process of coating any exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. As this coating has to be applied to the bare surfaces of floors and walls, all plaster and wall coverings must be removed before work begins, and all surfaces prepared properly. Once this coating has been applied and is dry, it is then the time to replaster the wall surfaces and decorate over it. Since it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is an extremely disruptive job. It is therefore preferable to seek the advice of at least 2 or 3 damp proofing professionals to guarantee that this really is the only solution.


Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air, so for condensation issues they can help. The main disadvantage with dehumidifier use in attempting to prevent damp and mould is that they only mask the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. A reliable damp proofing specialist in Calstock will be happy to advise on the best solution if you are experiencing damp in any area of your house.


The most trustworthy recommendations for professionals when it comes to home improvements are generally friends and relations. Before hiring any damp proofing services, you should see if you can get at least two or three estimates from a variety of Calstock companies. If you've got any doubts about any company you can ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates.

Professional Calstock damp proofing specialists ought to be members of either the Damp Proofing Association or the PCA (Property Care Association), or have accreditations from the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB).

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees your selected damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to provide you with a high quality damp proofing service. Such memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any remedial work accomplished.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Calstock and also in nearby places like: Dominick, Morwellham, Burraton, Gunnislake, Morwell, Cotts, Albaston, Weir Quay, Holes Hole, Bohetherick, St Mellion, Harewood, Gulworthy, Bere Alston, St Anns Chapel, and in these postcodes PL18 9SE, PL18 9RZ, PL18 9QX, PL18 9QN, PL18 9QW, PL18 9RS, PL18 9RH, PL18 9SF, PL18 9QQ, PL18 9QD. Locally based Calstock damp proof specialists will probably have the postcode PL18 and the telephone dialling code 01822. Checking this should confirm that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Calstock householders are able to utilise these and many other related services.

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There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Calstock damp proof specialist including vapour barriers, damp proof paint application, damp proofing solutions in kitchens Calstock, timber preservation Calstock, damp proof sealing in Calstock, condensation solutions in Calstock, domestic damp proofing, condensation treatments, concrete repair, damp proofing old stone walls, damp proof membrane installation, wet rot treatments, cementitious tanking, damp treatments, cavity wall construction in Calstock, penetrating damp treatment in Calstock, dampproofing surveys Calstock, japanese knotweed control in Calstock, commercial damp proofing Calstock, solving condensation problems, plaster replacement in Calstock, cheap damp proofing, pressure grouting, cavity wall tie replacement Calstock, damp proofing a garage Calstock, the treament of efflorescence in Calstock, cellar waterproofing, condensation control, leak detection, woodworm treatment Calstock, home damp proofing in Calstock, wood rot treatments, rising damp prevention, structural waterproofing Calstock, chemical DPC injection, and lots more. Listed are just an example of the activities that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Calstock specialists will be happy to inform you of their full range of damp proofing services.

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In the Cornwall area you'll also discover: Praze an Beeble damp proofing specialists, Treverbyn damp proofing specialists, Lewannick damp proofers, Delabole damp proof specialists, Maker damp proof specialists, Stokeclimsland damp proofing specialists, Marazion damp proofing, St Cleer damp proof specialists, St Erney damp proofing, Luxulyan damp proof specialists, Gunnislake damp proofers, St Dennis damp proofing, Mylor damp proof specialists, Tregoney damp proofers, Stithians damp proof specialists, Saltash damp proofers, Lansallos damp proofing, Crantock damp proofing, Gwennap damp proofers, Breage damp proofing specialists, St Columb Major damp proof specialists, St Eval damp proofers, Mount Hawke damp proof specialists, St Gluvias damp proofing specialists, Tywardreath damp proofing, Camelford damp proofers, Stratton damp proofing, Feock damp proofing specialists, St Agnes damp proofing specialists.

Throughout Cornwall you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who will provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find the perfect damp proofing expert in Calstock itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.

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Current Cornwall damp proofing customer projects: Carla Holmes recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up condensation and damp problems in a living room in a detached house in St Keverne, Cornwall. Soren and Lilia Dowell recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up damp and condensation problems in a cottage in Wadebridge. Sonny and Sinead Maxwell recently requested a price quote for clearing up damp and condensation problems in a living room in Cubert, Cornwall. Leighton and Callie Macdonald recently enquired about damp proofing a bedroom in a cottage in Bugle, Cornwall. Zack Milford and Helena Milford recently enquired about resolving damp problems in a terraced house in St Breward, Cornwall. Mr and Mrs Howard recently asked for a price quote for fixing damp problems in a terraced house in Launceston. Nikhil and Maliha Goulding recently asked for a quote for clearing up damp problems in a cottage in Lelant, Cornwall. Frankie and Zach Mould recently asked for a price quote for resolving condensation and mould problems in a kitchen in a semi-detached house in St Erth, Cornwall. All these householders conducted a search for "damp proofing Cornwall" and located this website on Bing, Google or Yahoo.

Friends & Family Recommendations

There are many different to find reliable tradespeople, and an excellent place to start is with friends and family. If any one of your acquaintances has had damp proofing work done in the past, you could ask if they were trustworthy and did a decent job. Word of mouth will tell if a job was done properly, and comes from the mouth of a person you trust to be honest and truthful. From the potential tradesmen, try to get a minimum of three different price quotes.


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Also find: St Mellion damp proofing, St Anns Chapel damp proofing, Morwellham damp proofing, Dominick damp proofing, Burraton damp proofing, Harewood damp proofing, Holes Hole damp proofing, Weir Quay damp proofing, Cotts damp proofing, Morwell damp proofing, Bere Alston damp proofing, Albaston damp proofing, Bohetherick damp proofing, Gunnislake damp proofing, Gulworthy damp proofing services and more. Most of these places are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Calstock home and business owners can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Calstock: Damp proofing services were recently needed by folks living in Harewood Road, Commercial Road, Under Road, Marsh Lane, Ducky Row, Chapel Street, Church Lane, Old Mine Lane, Sand Hill, Quarry Lane, Chequer Tree Court, The Square, Whiterocks Park, All Saints Park, Kingswood Road, Oakey Orchard, Skinnard Lane, Piran Close, Petroc Court, Callington Road, Delaware Road, Sand Hill Park, Turnpike, The Adits, Bealswood Road, Pine View, Church Street and these Calstock postcodes: PL18 9SE, PL18 9RZ, PL18 9QX, PL18 9QN, PL18 9QW, PL18 9RS, PL18 9RH, PL18 9SF, PL18 9QQ, PL18 9QD. These places recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Calstock residents received dependable and top notch damp proofing services.

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(This damp proofing Calstock article was updated on 21-09-2022)