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Damp Proofing Crediton Devon (EX17): Damp problems in your home in Crediton may not just look unappealing, but they can also lead to major structural and health issues too. More serious issues can also be concealed by patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and can cost you 1000s to fix if not solved swiftly. If you've got a problem like this there is very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best course of action is to get in touch with a certified Crediton damp proofing company to do a thorough inspection and come up with possible solutions.

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Essentially, when it comes to damp within the home there are 3 major problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following paragraphs describe what causes such problems with damp in Crediton, and the various techniques for avoiding and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp can be attributable to a whole host of external factors such as: loose or broken roof tiles, cavity wall problems, defective guttering and cracks in brickwork. Inside a building, the causes can be overflowing basins or baths, dripping or burst pipes and damaged shower trays. If left to continue leaking these factors allow water to seep into the woodwork and walls, which over time result in damp dark patches on walls, peeling paintwork and blistered or broken plaster.

If neglected for an extended period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Even though it's lucky that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in the worst case, you may need to have a new roof if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timber, along with a distinctive musty smell from the decaying timber.

Simple actions like repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks and examining piping for leaks, can be the basic preventative measures. A professional Crediton damp proof service provider will check all of these areas in order to help avoid any further complications, as part of resolving your damp issues.

CONDENSATION

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Very easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in many Crediton properties, condensation is extremely common. When colder surfaces come into contact with moist, warm air, minute water droplets form on those surfaces. It's often caused because of inadequate ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

Basic solutions to stop condensation include wiping away any droplets of water as soon as they form and making certain that there is adequate ventilation in the trouble spots. This may require the upgrading or installation of air bricks, extractors and cooker hoods to help redirect the humid air to the outside of the building.

A detailed damp proof survey from a reputable Crediton company might also find factors which give rise to the problem by drawing in damp air from outside. The most effective way to adequately control condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Crediton damp proofing specialist will offer advice and guidance on how this can best be achieved.

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RISING DAMP

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

It can be hard to identify rising damp, but some giveaway indications are; white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, tide marks on walls and crumbling or rotten skirtings. If you see or think that you may have any of these, it is possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.

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The first step towards resolving your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether or not you have a damp proof course on the outside walls of your property in Crediton. It needs to be 150 millimetres (approximately six inches) above ground level for satisfactory protection. Where you find this gap doesn't exist, you could dig away the ground to increase it, or if this process isn't possible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed.

You could have more problematic issues if you find that your DPM (damp proof membrane) is OK, and it might be that the dampness is rising up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which can be an even more troubling predicament.

Using a number of different methods, damp proofing professionals in Crediton will quickly detect and eliminate rising damp. Older houses which either don't have a DPM, or have a compromised one that's damaged over an extensive area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the mortar course, and before the cream cures it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damage to your membrane is too drastic, or if damp proofing cream is not an appropriate treatment, you may have to install a new damp proof course. While this sort of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve rising damp problems, it could be the only effective solution in the end.

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For minimal areas of damp course damage, yet another possible remedy could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Carpets, wooden flooring or tiles will need to be lifted before any work can be done, as it's applied under your current floor coverings. Also used as a part of the "tanking" process to create a waterproof space, this is an especially effectual solution in basements. Your Crediton damp proof specialist may recommend laying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, further protection in these troublesome areas.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a cellar or below ground area is referred to as tanking. This should be applied at the base level of floors and walls, so any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the appropriate surfaces prepared properly before the commencement of any work. When this paint has been applied, it should be permitted to dry out thoroughly before replastering any walls and decorating over the top of it. Because it needs to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, this is a really disruptive process. It's therefore preferable to seek the advice of at least two or three damp proofing experts to make certain that this is really the only possible option.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Issues with condensation can certainly be improved by means of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The fact that these products primarily cover up the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the main problem with dehumidifier use. If you are suffering from dampness in any part of your home in Crediton, you should call on a professional damp proofing specialist for the best advice.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN CREDITON

As with just about any home improvement project, the most reliable recommendations for a local specialist can be obtained from friends and relations. Always obtain at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a variety of companies, and if you've got any doubts you should ask to see professional memberships and accreditations, before employing any damp proof services.

Professional Crediton damp proofing companies should be signed up members of either the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association, or have professional qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments.

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees your selected damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the necessary experience to carry out a high quality damp proofing service. Such memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any work performed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Crediton and also in: Stoke Canon, Tedburn St Mary, Thorveton, Copplestone, Gunstone, Yeoford, Sandford, Downes Mill, Whitestone, Shobrooke, Creedy Bridge, Poughill, Newton St Cyres, Morchard Bishop, together with these postcodes EX17 1EN, EX17 1DA, EX17 1HE, EX17 3AL, EX17 1HH, EX17 2BU, EX17 1EH, EX17 2AL, EX17 1GB, EX17 2AU. Local Crediton damp proof specialists will likely have the postcode EX17 and the telephone dialling code 01363. Verifying this should confirm that you access local providers of damp proofing. Crediton householders are able to utilise these and lots of other similar services.

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In the Devon area you will likewise find: Hartland damp proofing, Sampford Peverell damp proof specialists, Harberton damp proofing specialists, Halwill damp proofers, Sparkwell damp proofing, Kingskerswell damp proofing, Dunkeswell damp proofing specialists, North Molton damp proofers, Kenn damp proofing specialists, Moretonhampstead damp proof specialists, Bishops Nympton damp proofing, Kingsbridge damp proofers, Dartington damp proofers, Landkey damp proof specialists, Yelverton damp proofing specialists, Winkleigh damp proofers, Chudleigh damp proofers, Seaton damp proofing, Horrabridge damp proofers, West Hill damp proofing specialists, Kingsbridge damp proof specialists, Modbury damp proof specialists, Salcombe damp proofing specialists, Plymstock damp proofing, Woolfardisworthy damp proofing specialists, Plymstock damp proofers, Burlescombe damp proofing specialists, Ilsington damp proof specialists, Plympton damp proofing.

Throughout Devon you should be able to find damp proofers who will provide various solutions for your damp problems. If you're unable to find a suitable damp proof expert in Crediton itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It's quite likely that a person you know in Crediton will have had damp proofing work done fairly recently, therefore you can ask friends and family for recommendations of damp proofing contractors they have found to be reliable. Research has confirmed that around about 80% of householders in Crediton who are searching for a tradesman, prefer a word of mouth recommendation over any form of endorsement. It's still sensible to get a minimum of three different quotations from various companies in the area, even if a specific damp proofing company has been highly recommended by somebody you know.

Crediton Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Crediton damp proof specialist including home damp proofing, chemical DPC injection in Crediton, damp proofing a garage, cheap damp proofing, damp proofing old stone walls Crediton, property preservation, rising damp prevention, woodworm treatments in Crediton, solving mould problems Crediton, damp proof membranes, damp proofing in kitchens, damp course installations, damp proof sealing, plaster replacement in Crediton, damp proof paint applications in Crediton, timber surveys, damp proofing floors, landlord damp proofing services Crediton, property surveys, damp proofing cream treatments in Crediton, damp proofing quotes, cellar damp proofing, timber treatment, damp proofing walls in Crediton, residential damp proofing, solving condensation problems, cementitious tanking, damp proofing a basement Crediton, damp proofing brickwork in Crediton, condensation solutions in Crediton, commercial damp proofing Crediton, commercial tanking, cavity wall construction, flood defence, rendering repairs Crediton, and more. These are just some of the tasks that are performed by those specialising in damp proofing. Crediton professionals will let you know about their whole range of services.

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Latest Devon damp proofing enquiries: Anthony Kearns recently enquired about eliminating condensation and damp problems in a conservatory in Drewsteignton, Devon. Julia and Wesley Orme recently enquired about eliminating damp and condensation issues in a hallway in Hatherleigh. Lina and Bear Procter recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a basement in Holsworthy. Bernard and Huda Button recently asked for an estimate for damp proofing a conservatory in South Brent. Sammy Main and Deborah Main recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in a bungalow in Chittlehampton, Devon. Nikolas Shepherd recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a cellar in a terraced house in Bratton Fleming. Coby Ferguson recently enquired about fixing damp problems in a bungalow in Holsworthy, Devon. Jeremy and Lara Samuels recently enquired about damp proofing a cellar in a semi-detached house in Christow, Devon. These people conducted a search for "damp proofing Devon" and came across this webpage on Google, Yahoo or Bing.

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Damp Proofing Around Crediton: Folks who live in the following roads and areas have just recently enquired about damp proofing - Kirton Drive, Barnfield Close, St Lawrence's Green, Jocelyn Mead, St Martin's Lane, Glen Creedy Court, Orchard Court, Churchill Drive, Church Street, The Burrowe, Prince Of Wales Road, Meadow Gardens, Marsh Lane, Victoria Crescent, Lake View, Park Road, Greenway, Stanbury Court, Beech Park, Deep Lane, Avranches Avenue, St Lawrence Drive, Parliament Street, Blagdon Close, Barnfield, Belle Court, George Hill, as well as these local Crediton postcodes: EX17 1EN, EX17 1DA, EX17 1HE, EX17 3AL, EX17 1HH, EX17 2BU, EX17 1EH, EX17 2AL, EX17 1GB, EX17 2AU. These locations recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Crediton business and home owners were given reliable and top notch damp proofing services on each occasion.

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