Damp Proofing Camborne

Camborne Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Camborne Cornwall (TR14): Problems with damp in your property in Camborne not just look unattractive, but they can bring about serious health and structural issues as well. More serious problems can also be hidden under peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and can cost you thousands of pounds to repair if not cured promptly. If you believe you might have such problems you must contact a competent Camborne damp proofing specialist to inspect your property, and suggest the most beneficial damp proofing treatment for your home or business premises.

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In regards to dampness in Camborne homes, there are basically 3 key causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 primary types of damp are described in greater detail below, along with suggestions for prevention and resolution, in case you find them in your property in Camborne.


Issues like cracked roof tiles, cracks in brickwork, damaged guttering and cavity wall issues are all external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home. From within, the causes can be burst or leaking pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing sinks or baths. If left unresolved, broken or blistered plaster, peeling paintwork and damp dark patches on walls, will be the visible upshot of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

If you have a leaky roof and it's been neglected for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Wet rot can't spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally compromised, requiring a new roof. If a black fungus appears on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to touch, you may have an issue with wet rot.

Simple steps like cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks, repointing brickwork and inspecting pipes for leaks, can be the basic preventative maintenance measures. As part of an overall damp proofing arrangement, your local Camborne damp proofing specialist will check all these factors.


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A common form of damp within many homes in Camborne, condensation is super easy to identify. When humid, warm air makes contact with cooler surfaces, minute droplets of water rapidly form. Inadequate ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, such as in boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, is the most common explanation for condensation.

Simple strategies to stop condensation include wiping away any droplets as they appear and making sure that there is sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots. This might involve the installation or upgrading of cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks to help remove the moisture laden air to the outside of the building.

There might be issues with sucking in moist air from the outside, and by carrying out an in-depth damp proof survey a specialist in Camborne will identify factors that contribute to the problem. An effective way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow properly, and your local Camborne damp proofing technician will offer guidance and advice on how this can best be accomplished.

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A damp proof course has been compulsory on homes built in the UK since 1875. If your home or property was constructed before this time it's perfectly possible that you may not have one installed. If your home was constructed after this date, but you're still suffering with rising damp, it might be that the damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been impaired.

Rising damp can be hard to identify, but some things to watch out for are; tide marks on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces. If you notice or think you may have any of these signs, it is possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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The first step towards managing your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether or not you've actually got a DPM on the external walls of your property in Camborne. It ought to be 150 millimetres above ground level for adequate protection. You could dig the surrounding earth away to create this space if it is currently not enough, or you could put in a higher damp proof membrane if the first option is not possible.

If your damp course is correct and the gap from the ground is not the explanation for the problem, dampness may be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a more problematic issue.

Damp proofing professionals in Camborne will quickly identify and resolve rising damp issues using a variety of procedures. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your wall if you have a somewhat older house with no DPM, or one that's damaged over a considerable area. This calls for the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals along the brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the damp proof cream isn't suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a brand new damp proof course might have to be put in. This is taking repair work to the extreme, but it may be the only answer to your damp problems.

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For smaller areas of damage, yet another potential remedy would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. This will be applied under your current floor coverings, so carpets, wooden flooring and tiles must be lifted before any work can be done. Also used as part of the tanking procedure to create a waterproof space, this is a particularly effectual solution in cellars. For further protection in those problem areas, your Camborne damp proofing specialist might recommend the application of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a cellar or below ground area is called "tanking". Any wall covering and plaster must be taken off and the pertinent surfaces prepared correctly before work commences, since this coating has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. As soon as this paint has been put on and is dry, it is then the time to replaster any walls and decorate over it. This is an extremely disruptive job since it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, and it's preferable to get more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is really the only answer to your damp problems.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for problems with condensation they can help. The fact that these gadgets primarily alleviate the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the main downside with dehumidifier use. If you are suffering with damp or mould in any part of your home in Camborne, you can get in touch with a competent damp proofing company for the best advice.


Friends and relatives should always be the first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Before signing up to any damp proofing services, always try to obtain at least three estimates from different Camborne companies. If you are in any doubt about any particular company you can ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications.

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

You can be certain that your damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has acquired the required working experience to carry out a high quality damp proofing service, if they've got membership of the DPA or PCA. Such professional memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any work accomplished.

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Condensation Control

Control of condensation is vital in maintaining a healthy and comfortable indoor environment. Cooler surfaces encounter warm, moist air, causing the formation of water droplets through condensation. Damage to building materials, mould growth, and the deterioration of indoor air quality can occur as a consequence of uncontrolled condensation. Essential for controlling condensation is adequate ventilation, which regulates the level of humidity and promotes air flow. Minimising condensation and reducing differences in temperature is possible through the use of insulation and double-glazed windows. By effectively managing condensation, you can prevent potential issues and create a more pleasant living or working environment.

Double-glazed windows and insulation can be used to help reduce temperature differentials and minimise condensation. Insulation prevents cold surfaces and warm, moist air from touching each other by serving as a barrier. Condensation is less likely to form on surfaces like windows, walls and ceilings if the temperature difference is reduced. Double-glazed windows with 2 panes of glass and an insulating layer between are effective at maintaining an even interior temperature, which further inhibits condensation. (23095*)

Camborne Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Camborne damp proof specialist including cavity wall construction, rising damp advice in Camborne, timber preservation in Camborne, solving condensation problems, dampproofing surveys Camborne, cellar tanking, property surveys in Camborne, dry rot treatments, damp proofing a garage in Camborne, dampcourse installations, cellar waterproofing, rendering repairs Camborne, damp proof membranes, treatments for black mould, landlord damp proofing services Camborne, rising damp solutions, cementitious tanking Camborne, wet rot treatment in Camborne, leak detection Camborne, invasive weed control, damp proofing price quotes Camborne, condensation solutions, solving mould problems Camborne, the treament of efflorescence Camborne, timber treatment, damp proof injection cream treatments in Camborne, commercial tanking, damp proofing walls, and more.

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Recent Cornwall damp proofing requests: Piotr Furlong recently requested a price quote for fixing damp problems in Roche, Cornwall. Mr and Mrs Hill recently asked for a quote for solving damp and condensation issues in a hallway in Tintagel, Cornwall. Kourtney and Fletcher Skinner recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in Lizard. Shah Broadbent and Nell Broadbent recently enquired about fixing damp problems in a detached house in Constantine. Hettie Martin and Issa Martin recently enquired about getting a price for fixing damp problems in a cottage in St Erth. Aliyah Cullen recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a bedroom in a cottage in Bugle, Cornwall. Elizabeth Bates recently requested an estimate for clearing up damp problems in Lostwithiel. Mr and Mrs Mccartney recently requested a quotation for damp proofing a basement in a semi-detached house in Mount Hawke.


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Over the last 12 months damp proofing surveys were done in the following Camborne streets: Treberran Gardens, Trenoweth Avenue, Trehane Road, Church Street, Tehidy Road, Chapel Court, Bolenowe Terrace, Treswithian Road, Stray Park Court, Crane Road, Tolgarrick Road, St Aubyn Estate, Trevithick Road, Trethew Gardens, Cranfield Road, Trevean Close, Basset Street, Trenwith Road, Chenoweth Close, Crane, Stray Park Way, Barlowena, Tremayne Park, Coswinsawsin Lane, and in these Cornwall postcodes: TR14 4TD, TR14 0BJ, TR14 0RS, TR14 0EL, TR14 0HT, TR14 4TA, TR14 0BG, TR14 0RE, TR14 0FH, TR14 0WZ.

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