Damp Proofing Dawlish

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Damp Proofing Dawlish Devon (EX7): It's not just the fact that problems with damp look terrible, they can also cause health problems and lead to severe structural damages. If not solved immediately, the more critical problems can cost thousands to repair, and might be hard to spot beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. If you believe you may have such damp issues you must contact an established Dawlish damp proofing specialist to inspect your property, and suggest the most beneficial damp proofing treatment for your home or business.

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In relation to dampness in Dawlish homes, there are basically three major classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next paragraphs describe the sources of such damp issues in Dawlish, and the various methods of preventing and resolving them.


Penetrating damp in your home can be the result of a variety of external factors for instance: unsound brickwork, broken or loose roof tiles, cavity wall issues and defective guttering. Inside a house, damaged shower trays, leaking or burst pipes and overflowing sinks or baths, can lead to penetrating damp. If left uncontrolled, dark damp patches on walls, flaking or bubbling paintwork and blistering or broken plaster, will be the obvious results of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

If you've got a leaky roof and it's been neglected over a long period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Although it's lucky that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof (extremely costly!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. If a black fungus appears on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to touch, you may have problems with wet rot.

Preventative measures can be relatively basic, such as cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and inspecting pipes for leaks. As part of a complete damp proofing program, your local Dawlish damp proofing specialist will check all these factors.


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Condensation is very easy to identify and one of the most common forms of damp within many properties in Dawlish. When cooler surfaces come into contact with warm, moist air, tiny droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. Poor ventilation in areas with high humidity, for example in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, is the most frequent reason for condensation.

To avoid condensation issues, easy solutions include making sure that you have enough ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any droplets of water the moment they arise. Redirecting damp air outside of your home in Dawlish, by fitting or updating air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods, will help you to eliminate this issue.

The most effective way to identify the key things that exacerbate the situation, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey done by a professional Dawlish specialist. Sometimes damp air is sucked in from outside, simply making things worse. The best way to successfully control condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Dawlish damp proofing company will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can best be achieved.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on homes constructed in the UK since 1875. You might not have a damp proof course on your home or property in Dawlish if it was constructed earlier than this. If you're experiencing rising damp in a house built after this date it may be that your damp proof membrane or course has been damaged in some way.

It can be notoriously difficult to distinguish rising damp, but some giveaway signs are; tide marks on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces. Although the existence of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indications of rising damp problems.

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The initial step towards resolving your rising damp should be to simply check whether you have a damp proof course on the exterior walls of your home in Dawlish. For satisfactory protection it ought to be 150mm (about 6 inches) above the level of the ground. If you find this space doesn't exist, you can dig away the earth to increase it, or if this process isn't plausible, a higher damp proof membrane will need to be put in.

You might have more serious issues if you find that your DPM is OK, and it may be that the dampness is seeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which will be an even more disturbing state of affairs.

Using a number of different methods, damp proofing specialists in Dawlish will swiftly detect and eliminate rising damp. If you've got a somewhat older house with no damp proof course or one that's damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream can be carefully injected into your external walls. This calls for the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals into your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the damp proof cream treatment is not sufficient, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course might have to be put in. Although this is of course a pretty drastic plan of action, it might be the only method to resolve your damp issues in an effective way.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another possible solution for less severe areas of membrane damage. This has to be applied underneath your current floor coverings, so wood flooring, tiles and carpeting must be lifted prior to work being done. This is especially effective in basement areas as part of the "tanking" procedure to make a room which is watertight. For extra protection in these troublesome areas, your Dawlish damp proofing technician may suggest the application of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely.

Tanking: In areas of a property which are below ground, such as cellars or basements, "tanking" is a process where any exposed surfaces are covered in a watertight coating. This must be applied at the base level of floors and walls, and so any wall covering and plaster must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared correctly before the commencement of any work. Once this paint has been put on and is dry, it is then the time to replaster and decorate over the top of it. You should always get more than one specialist opinion on whether this is really the only remedy for your rising damp, because this is a very disruptive job as it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building.


To help ease issues with condensation, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are really efficacious. The fact that these products simply alleviate the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the trouble with the use of dehumidifiers. If you're experiencing damp in any area of your property in Dawlish, you can speak to a certified damp proofing company for the best advice.


As with just about any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a professional come from friends and relations. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 quotes from a variety of Dawlish companies. If you have any doubts about any particular damp proofing company you could ask to see evidence of professional memberships and qualifications.

Watch out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) professional qualifications, or companies who are registered members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA).

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees your preferred damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the required experience to offer a first class damp proof service. Such memberships also means there are guarantees for any work completed.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Dawlish and also nearby in: Cockwood, Preston, Kenton, Starcross, Teignmouth, Shutterton, Holcombe, Trusham, Dawlish Warren, Chudleigh Knighton, Mamhead, Bishopsteignton, Cofton, Ashcombe, as well as in these postcodes EX7 0FB, EX7 0HF, EX7 0RE, EX7 0DH, EX7 0PU, EX7 0EN, EX7 0FA, EX7 0NR, EX7 0EB, EX7 9AF. Locally based Dawlish damp proofers will probably have the postcode EX7 and the phone code 01626. Checking this out will make sure that you access local providers of damp proofing. Dawlish home and business owners can benefit from these and many other comparable services.

Problems With Black Mould in Dawlish

If you're experiencing symptoms of black mould, you may have a problem with Stachybotrys chartarum. This fungus is highly toxic and produces a slime head called conidia. It is known as a major cause of indoor air pollution and is considered a health hazard. If you notice any signs of this type of mould in your home in Dawlish, you should contact a professional damp proofing specialist immediately to get the best treatment.

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The first step in removing mould is to clean the area with soap and water. You should also use a disinfectant such as bleach, which can kill mould spores. White vinegar and hydrogen peroxide are also effective disinfectants. However, you must be very careful while using bleach, as it may burn and irritate your eyes. Also, ensure adequate ventilation in the area where you are working to avoid inhaling the fumes.

Another option is the use of a baking soda and water paste to treat mould. This solution has a pH of 2.5, making it an effective antibacterial. Hydrogen peroxide is another solution that can be effective for removing black mould. It is a natural, three-in-one solution that is safe to use, especially on porous surfaces.

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Dawlish Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks Dawlish

There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Dawlish damp proof specialist including positive input ventilation (PIV), treatments for condensation Dawlish, concrete repair, damp proofing old stone walls in Dawlish, damp proofing a garage, damp proof paint application, solving condensation problems, treatments for black mould, basement tanking Dawlish, foundation damp proofing Dawlish, wood rot treatment, commercial tanking, rising damp prevention, chemical DPC injection, cavity wall tie replacement, mould treatment, damp proofing assessments, concrete damp proofing Dawlish, industrial damp proofing Dawlish, damp proofing concrete floors Dawlish, damp course installations in Dawlish, damp proofing cream injections, damp proofing a cellar, cavity wall construction, timber surveys Dawlish, japanese knotweed control Dawlish, damp proofing floors, damp control in Dawlish, damp proof membranes, damp proofing internal walls, damp proofing quotations, damp proofing brickwork Dawlish, garage damp proofing Dawlish, property surveys, flood defence in Dawlish, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the tasks that are handled by those doing damp proofing. Dawlish companies will keep you informed about their full range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It is said that most of householders see endorsements from friends, family and neighbours as the most dependable source of information before accessing any service, or buying any product, therefore if you have a friend or member of their family who has recently had damp proofing carried out, you could ask for a recommendation. Studies have shown that roughly 80 percent of people in Dawlish who are looking for a tradesman, prefer a word of mouth recommendation over any sort of endorsement. Even if a particular damp proofing specialist has been recommended by someone, you should still obtain at least three or four quotations from other companies in the area, to provide you with a range of prices.

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Devon Damp Proofing Enquiries

Recent Devon damp proofing customer enquiries: Ezmae Akhtar from Mortehoe asked "is there anyone who does damp proofing near me?". Leona Harrison recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up damp problems in a bungalow in Kenton. Savanna Greenaway recently enquired about clearing up damp problems in High Bickington. Avery Forde from Seaton, Devon was looking for a company to damp proof a garage. Mr and Mrs Sumner recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up damp and condensation problems in two bedrooms in Bideford. Codie Dawkins recently requested a price quote for damp proofing a cellar in Braunton, Devon. Emilis and Lavinia Bullock recently asked for a price quote for clearing up damp and condensation problems in a bedroom in Lamerton. Paddy and Scarlet Rhodes recently asked for an estimate for damp proofing a basement in a detached house in Sampford Peverell. These householders searched for "damp proofing Devon" and discovered this page on Google, Yahoo or Bing.


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Also find: Cockwood damp proofing, Holcombe damp proofing, Kenton damp proofing, Preston damp proofing, Chudleigh Knighton damp proofing, Dawlish Warren damp proofing, Starcross damp proofing, Trusham damp proofing, Bishopsteignton damp proofing, Mamhead damp proofing, Cofton damp proofing, Shutterton damp proofing, Teignmouth damp proofing, Ashcombe damp proofing services and more. All of these towns and villages are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Dawlish residents can get quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Dawlish: Some Dawlish areas and roads where damp proofing work has recently been undertaken - Stanmore Rise, King Street, Pidgeley Road, The Humpy, Windsor Drive, East Cliff Close, Grove Court, Lamacraft Close, Churchill Avenue, Higher Drive, Willow Way, The Close, Oak Hill Cross Road, Fordens Lane, Warren Road, Weech Road, Ford Grange, Fairlea Road, Oak Park Road, Higher Exeter Road, Fay Road, Hall Lane, Barton Crescent, Priory Hill, Cedar Close, Commercial Road, Mount Pleasant Road, as well as these Dawlish area postcodes: EX7 0FB, EX7 0HF, EX7 0RE, EX7 0DH, EX7 0PU, EX7 0EN, EX7 0FA, EX7 0NR, EX7 0EB, EX7 9AF. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Dawlish home and business owners were given reliable and top notch damp proofing services in all cases.

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