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Damp Proofing Crewkerne Somerset (TA18): Having damp problems in your home in Crewkerne can cause dangerous health and structural issues, as well as being unsightly in appearance. If not remedied swiftly, some of the more serious problems can cost you thousands to repair, and may be hidden away beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. If you believe that you might have such damp issues you should contact a competent Crewkerne damp proofing specialist to check out your property, and suggest the most effective damp proofing solution for your home or business.

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In regards to dampness in Crewkerne homes, there are essentially 3 principal types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 key kinds of damp are outlined in greater detail in the following paragraphs, together with recommendations for prevention and resolution, in case you find them in your home in Crewkerne.


Penetrating damp in structures can be attributable to various external factors for instance: cavity wall problems, unsound brickwork, loose or broken roof tiles and defective guttering. Inside a building, the causes can be overflowing baths or sinks, damaged shower trays and burst or leaky pipes. If left to continue leaking these issues enable water to soak into walls and woodwork, which over time result in damp dark patches on walls, broken or blistered plaster and flaking paintwork.

If you have a leaky roof and it's been neglected for quite some time, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Though it doesn't spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsound, and in a worst case scenario you might even need to get a new roof - extremely expensive! An unfamiliar musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and signs of black fungus growth, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

Preventative measures can be relatively basic, such as inspecting pipes for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks. If you employ the expert services of a reliable Crewkerne damp proofing company, they will check all these elements as part of your all round damp proofing service.


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Condensation is extremely easy to spot and one of the most common forms of damp within many houses in Crewkerne. When warm, moist air makes contact with cool surfaces (such as windows), tiny droplets of water rapidly form. It is an issue due to poor ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms.

Basic solutions to prevent condensation involve wiping up any water droplets whenever they appear and making sure there is enough ventilation in the troublesome areas. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in Crewkerne, by updating or installing cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks, will help you to solve this annoying problem.

A damp proofing survey from a credible Crewkerne specialist could also find factors which exacerbate the issue by drawing in moist air from outside. Airflow must be regulated properly to adequately minimise condensation problems, and a competent damp proofing technician will give advice and offer solutions on this topic.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course has been installed as standard in all houses constructed in the United Kingdom. You might not have a damp course installed on your property or home in Crewkerne if it was constructed earlier than this. If your property was constructed after this date, but you are still suffering with rising damp problems, it could be that the damp proof course or membrane has been compromised.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp in your home, "tide marks" on walls, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and rotten or crumbling skirting boards, are good indications that you might be correct. Although the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they're all indications of rising damp issues.

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The first step towards managing your rising damp should simply be to check whether you've actually got a DPM on the exterior walls of your property in Crewkerne. In order to get a satisfactory measure of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by no less than 150 millimetres. If this isn't the case you might be able to dig away the ground to generate this gap, or if this isn't possible, you could install a higher damp proof membrane.

If your damp proof membrane is installed and in order and the gap from the ground isn't the root cause of the problem, dampness could be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a much more problematic issue.

Crewkerne damp proofing professionals will swiftly be able to determine the cause of your rising damp issues, and using a variety of techniques will soon take care of the problem. Older homes which either have no damp proof membrane, or have a compromised one that's damaged over an extensive area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) injected into the outside walls. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream cures it turns to liquid and soaks into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is water-repellent.

In situations where damp proofing cream injection is not a satisfactory solution, or when the DPM is too extensively damaged, putting in a new damp proof course might be neccessary. This is the most extreme of repair works, but it could be the only answer to your rising damp.

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For minimal areas of damage, another possible option would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. This will be applied underneath your current floor coverings, so tiles, wooden flooring and carpets must be lifted prior to work being done. This is particularly effective in cellar areas as part of the tanking procedure to make a room which is watertight. Your Crewkerne damp proofing specialist might suggest the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried, further protection in such trouble spots.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a basement is referred to as "tanking". Any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared correctly before work commences, since this waterproof coating has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. When this coating has been put on, it must be permitted to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating on top of it. Because it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, this is a very disruptive job. Therefore, it's recommended that you contact more than one damp proofing expert to make certain that this really is the only option.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way of reducing the moisture content in the air, hence for issues with condensation they can help quite a lot. The downside with dehumidifier use in attempting to eliminate damp is that they simply cover up the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. A competent damp proofing specialist in Crewkerne will be ready to offer advice on the best solution if you're experiencing damp or mould in any part of your property.


As with any home improvement project, the best recommendations for a local specialist can be obtained from neighbours and friends. Before employing any damp proofing services, you should always see if you can get at least three quotations from a variety of Crewkerne companies. If you have any doubts about any particular company you could ask to look at professional memberships and accreditations.

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

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees your preferred damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has the necessary experience to provide you with a first class damp proof service. Such memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any work carried out.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Crewkerne and also in: Woolminstone, Curriott Hill, Mosterton, Broadshard, Misterton, Fordscroft, Chedington, Henley, Coombe, Hewish, North Perrott, Roundham, Maincombe, South Perrott, Hinton Park, Whetley Cross, and in these postcodes TA18 7JS, TA18 8BB, TA18 7NP, TA18 7NJ, TA18 8AU, TA18 8EQ, TA18 7HA, TA18 7BU, TA18 7TW, TA18 7DA. Local Crewkerne damp proof specialists will probably have the telephone code 01460 and the postcode TA18. Verifying this can ensure that you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Crewkerne property owners can benefit from these and many other damp proofing services.

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There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Crewkerne damp proof specialist including cellar damp proofing Crewkerne, vapour barriers, damp proofing services in Crewkerne, damp proofing concrete floors, rising damp advice, leak detection in Crewkerne, plaster replacement, timber preservation, solving mould problems, damp proofing a basement Crewkerne, cavity wall construction, damp proofing walls, retaining wall damp proofing Crewkerne, commercial damp proofing Crewkerne, damp proof injection, damp proofing floors in Crewkerne, timber surveys, property preservation Crewkerne, flood defence, foundation damp proofing Crewkerne, solutions for rising damp, woodworm treatment Crewkerne, damp course installation, damp proofing brickwork, residential damp proofing Crewkerne, brickwork damp proofing Crewkerne, cellar water-proofing in Crewkerne, damp proof membrane installation, cavity wall tie replacement, solutions for black mould, garage floor damp proofing Crewkerne, dry rot treatment, wall damp proofing Crewkerne, cellar tanking, property surveys, rendering repairs, external damp proofing Crewkerne, and lots more. These are just a few of the activities that are conducted by those doing damp proofing. Crewkerne providers will be happy to tell you about their entire range of services.

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Around Somerset you will additionally discover: Rockwell Green damp proofers, Tatworth damp proofing specialists, Milverton damp proofers, Wraxall damp proofers, Meare damp proofers, West Coker damp proofing specialists, Milborne Port damp proof specialists, Axbridge damp proofers, Tickenham damp proof specialists, North Cadbury damp proof specialists, Bathford damp proofing specialists, Failand damp proofing specialists, Dulverton damp proofing specialists, Dunster damp proofers, Easton in Gordano damp proofing specialists, Temple Cloud damp proof specialists, Brent Knoll damp proofers, Batheaston damp proofing, Wick St Lawrence damp proof specialists, Pitminster damp proofing, Langport damp proofing, Westonzoyland damp proofing, Castle Cary damp proofing specialists, Ruishton damp proofers, Winscombe damp proofing specialists, Cheddon Fitzpaine damp proofers, Westbury damp proofers, Carhampton damp proof specialists, Sandford damp proofers, Portishead damp proof specialists.

Throughout Somerset you should be able to find damp proofing experts who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find the perfect damp proof expert in Crewkerne itself then you should be able to find one nearby.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Often it is the recommendations of friends or neighbours for a particular company or person that can be the best source of damp proofing choices in Crewkerne. It's acknowledged by approximately 80% of householders in Crewkerne, that a word of mouth recommendation is much better than any other kind of endorsement. When you have got a list of contractors you can ask them to price up the job - you'll want at least three or four quotations.


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Also find: Henley damp proofing, Curriott Hill damp proofing, Coombe damp proofing, Woolminstone damp proofing, Broadshard damp proofing, Hinton Park damp proofing, South Perrott damp proofing, Hewish damp proofing, Chedington damp proofing, Misterton damp proofing, North Perrott damp proofing, Roundham damp proofing, Mosterton damp proofing, Whetley Cross damp proofing, Maincombe damp proofing, Fordscroft damp proofing services and more. All of these areas are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Crewkerne property owners can get damp proofing estimates by going here.

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