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Damp Proofing Chard Somerset (TA20): You should have major concerns if you have damp issues in your home in Chard, because in addition to looking unattractive, damp can have a negative impact on your health and affect the structural integrity of your property. Beneath those areas of peeling wallpaper, ugly damp patches and clumps of flaking paintwork, much more serious problems might be lurking, and if they aren't resolved swiftly, could be fairly costly to repair. The best option if you have such issues with your house in Chard, is to get in touch with an established damp proofing specialist, and ask them to have a look.

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In relation to dampness in Chard homes, there are essentially three main types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find details about what could be causing damp issues in your home in Chard, and how you may proceed with rectifying them.


There are various external issues that can lead to penetrating damp, and included in these are: loose or cracked roof tiles, cavity wall issues, defective guttering or downspouts and porous brickwork. Inside your property, it can also be due to leaking or burst pipework, damaged shower trays and overflowing baths or basins. If left to continue leaking these elements enable water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which with time result in flaking paintwork, blistered or broken plaster and dark, damp patches on walls.

If neglected for some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Even though bricks and brickwork are not impacted by wet rot, your roof timbers can be seriously damaged, and if it becomes structurally unsound, the whole roof may need to be replaced. There are various indications of wet rot that aren't hard to spot, the principle ones being; a "spongy" feel to the timber, a musty smell of rotting wood and the presence of black fungus on woodwork. It is essential to address any signs of wet rot promptly to prevent further harm and the potential need for costly roof replacement.

Preventative maintenance can be basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, inspecting piping for leaks and cleaning and checking your gutters & roof for leaks. A professional damp proofer in Chard will check all these areas in order to help avoid any future problems, as part of fixing your dampness issues.


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There are lots of factors that cause dampness in the home, but condensation is one of the most common and easily noticed. When colder surfaces make contact with warm, humid air, tiny water droplets appear on those surfaces. It often forms due to poor ventilation in areas where there is high humidity, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

Easy strategies to stop condensation involve wiping up any droplets as soon as they form and ensuring that you have adequate ventilation in the troublesome areas. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in Chard, by updating or fitting extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to solve this problem.

The best way to establish the main circumstances that contribute to the problem, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey done by a credible Chard company. Sometimes moist air is sucked in from outside, plainly making things even worse. It's crucial that circulation and airflow is regulated correctly, in order to control condensation issues, and you can get information and guidance on this from a damp proofing professional.

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Homes constructed since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course to be installed as standard. You might not have a damp proof course installed on your property or home in Chard if it was built prior to this period. If your property was built after this date, but you are still suffering with rising damp problems, it might be that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been impaired.

Rising damp can be tricky to identify, but some areas to keep an eye out for are; "tide marks" on walls, white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls and crumbling or rotten skirting boards. If you see or think that you may have any of these, it's possible you have a rising damp problem.

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Just checking your home's exterior walls to see if you have a damp proof course can be one step towards resolving your problems with rising damp. To be certain of an adequate degree of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm (approximately six inches). If you find that this space does not exist, you could dig away the earth to increase it, or if this approach isn't possible, a higher damp proof membrane will have to be put in.

You may have more serious issues if you find that your damp proof course is OK, and it could be that the moisture is rising up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which can be an even more concerning predicament.

Chard damp proofing technicians will swiftly be able to ascertain the causes of your rising damp, and employing a range of procedures will soon resolve the problem. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you've got a somewhat older home with no damp proof course, or it is damaged over a substantial area. This involves the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals into your wall's mortar joint and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork.

In instances where damp proofing cream is not a suitable remedy, or when the DPM is seriously damaged, putting in a new damp proof course might be neccessary. Although this is obviously a pretty extreme plan of action, it might be the only method to remedy your rising damp in an effective way.

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Yet another remedy for less severe areas of damage could include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Carpets, wooden flooring or tiles must be lifted before any work can be done, since it's applied underneath your floor coverings. This is especially effectual in cellar areas as part of the "tanking" process to make a room that's watertight. For additional protection in these troublesome areas, your Chard damp proofing specialist might advise the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a cellar or basement is called "tanking". Because this coating must be applied on the bare surfaces of floors and walls, any plaster and wall coverings must be taken off before work begins, and the surfaces prepared properly. When this paint has been put on, it should be allowed to dry out thoroughly before replastering any walls and decorating over it. Because it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is an extremely disruptive process. Therefore, it's advisable to contact at least two or three damp proofing companies to make sure that this is really the only possible option.


To help with condensation issues, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are pretty efficient. The main downside with dehumidifiers in trying to reduce dampness is that they only cover up the cause of the damp, not cure it. A reliable damp proofing specialist in Chard will be ready to offer advice on the best solution if you are experiencing damp or mould in any area of your home.


As with any home improvement project, the best recommendations for a specialist can be obtained from friends and relatives. Always get at least 3 or 4 different quotations from various companies, and if you are in any doubt you should ask to look at professional membership certificates and accreditations, before signing up to any damp proofing services.

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

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees your chosen damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the required experience to offer a top notch damp proof service. Any damp proofing work undertaken by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Chard and also in: Wadeford, Crimchard, Hornsbury, Chardstock, Furnham, Higher Wambrook, Forton, South Chard, Wambrook, Avishays, Tatworth, Chaffcombe, Burridge, Cricket St Thomas, Winsham, Whitestaunton, together with these postcodes TA20 1BF, TA20 1QF, TA20 1DF, TA20 1LF, TA20 1PZ, TA20 1FD, TA20 1FJ, TA20 1NJ, TA20 1BJ, and TA20 1LE. Local Chard damp proofing specialist will probably have the postcode TA20 and the phone code 01460. Checking this out can confirm you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Chard property owners will be able to benefit from these and various other comparable services. To make enquiries and get damp proofing quotes, simply click the "Quote" banner.

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Safeguarding the structural integrity and visual appeal of your Chard property hinges on the timely replacement of a deteriorating Damp Proof Course (DPC). Over time, the existing DPC may become compromised, potentially leading to the onset of rising damp. Careful monitoring for signs like damp spots, deteriorating brickwork or crumbling plaster is crucial. DPC replacement involves removing the old, ineffective barrier and installing a new, robust one. This process typically requires professional expertise, as it necessitates precision and thoroughness to ensure a reliable seal against moisture ingress.

The selection of materials for the new Damp Proof Course depends on various factors, including the property's age, construction, and the extent of moisture damage. Time-tested methods like slate or bitumen offer proven effectiveness, while modern options like chemical injections provide a minimally invasive solution. Proper DPC replacement not only safeguards against further moisture-related deterioration but also contributes to a healthy indoor environment and maintains the value of your Chard property. Frequent inspections and prompt DPC replacement are crucial for ensuring your property remains dry and structurally robust. (44462 DPC Replacement Chard)

Chard Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Chard damp proofing specialist including commercial tanking, wall damp proofing, dry rot control Chard, invasive weed control Chard, penetrating damp treatments, solutions for black mould in Chard, basement damp proofing Chard, damp proofing services, wood rot treatments, damp proof coursing, external damp proofing Chard, woodworm eradication, cheap damp proofing Chard, structural waterproofing, property preservation, concrete repairs, damp treatments, rising damp prevention in Chard, damp proofing solutions in bedrooms, solving condensation problems, industrial damp proofing Chard, damp control, property surveys, retaining wall damp proofing Chard, damp proof tanking Chard, damp proof membranes, damp proofing floors, basement waterproofing, floor damp proofing, vapour barriers, efflorescence solutions Chard, PIV (positive input ventilation), injection damp proofing, damp course installation, flood defence, and lots more. Listed are just a handful of the activities that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Chard contractors will be happy to inform you of their whole range of damp proofing services.


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Also find: Furnham damp proofing, Hornsbury damp proofing, Avishays damp proofing, Cricket St Thomas damp proofing, Winsham damp proofing, Wadeford damp proofing, Whitestaunton damp proofing, Wambrook damp proofing, Higher Wambrook damp proofing, Burridge damp proofing, Crimchard damp proofing, Chaffcombe damp proofing, South Chard damp proofing, Chardstock damp proofing, Tatworth damp proofing, Forton damp proofing and more. There are companies who do damp proofing in most of these villages and towns. These local professionals are well-versed in the weather conditions and proactively deliver custom solutions for your property's long-term protection and safety. The effective and swift resolution of problems with damp is crucial to avert structural damage and health issues. By clicking here, damp proofing quotes are accessible to local home and business owners. So, why not get cracking with your damp proofing project right away!

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(This damp proofing Chard information was last updated on 14-06-2024)