Damp Proofing Eynsham

Eynsham Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Eynsham Oxfordshire (OX29): Damp problems in your house in Eynsham don't just look unappealing, but they can also bring about major health and structural issues too. If not cured quickly, some of the more critical problems can cost thousands of pounds to repair, and may be hidden away beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. It is far more cost effective in the long run to bring in a certified Eynsham damp proofing company to check out your house, and offer an extensive damp proofing treatment for your property.

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In Eynsham homes there are three main problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following article describes what causes such damp issues in Eynsham, and the different techniques for avoiding and resolving them.


Penetrating damp in the home can be the result of a range of external factors for example: cracks in brickwork, cavity wall issues, cracked roof tiles and damaged guttering. Inside your Eynsham home, it can result from overflowing sinks or baths, damaged shower trays and leaky or burst pipes. If left unresolved, damp dark patches on walls, flaking paintwork and blistered or broken plaster, will be the noticeable results of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

If you have a leaking roof and it's been left untreated over a long period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Whilst it is lucky that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to replace the whole 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 wood, together with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting timber.

Simple steps like cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, inspecting pipes for leaks and repointing brickwork, will be the basic preventative measures. As an integral part of a complete damp proofing program, your local Eynsham damp proofing specialist will check out all these aspects.


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Condensation is super easy to identify and is one of the most common forms of damp within many houses in Eynsham. Small droplets of water appear on cool surfaces when they come into contact with warm, humid air. In areas with high humidity, as in: kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, condensation is often caused due to poor ventilation.

Wiping away any water droplets that appear, and making sure that you've got enough ventilation in the main trouble spots, are amongst the most basic answers to such problems. Redirecting damp air outside of your property in Eynsham, by fitting or updating extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks, will help you to solve this issue.

The most effective way to ascertain the main circumstances that contribute to the situation, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey done by an experienced Eynsham company. Sometimes damp air can be sucked in from the outside, simply making things worse. The best way to successfully control condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Eynsham damp proofing specialist will offer advice and guidance on how this can best be achieved.

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Houses built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course to be installed as standard. It is quite possible that you might not have one installed if your property or home in Eynsham was built before this year. If your property was built after this year, but you're still experiencing rising damp issues, it may be that the damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been compromised.

Rising damp can be notoriously hard to identify, but some things to keep an eye out for are; crumbling or rotten skirting boards, "tide marks" on walls and a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls. It's feasible that you may have a rising damp issue if you've noticed one or more of these.

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The initial step towards resolving your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether you have a DPM on the external walls of your property in Eynsham. For adequate protection it must be 150mm (around 6") above ground level. You can dig away the surrounding earth to create this gap if it is currently not enough, or you could install a DPM higher up if the former isn't feasible.

You might have more serious issues if you learn that your damp proof membrane (DPM) is okay, 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 even more of a concern.

Damp proofing experts in Eynsham can quickly detect and remedy rising damp using a range of methods. If you've got a somewhat older home with no damp proof course or one that is damaged over a wide area, a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your external walls. This calls for the drilling of holes at intervals along the wall's mortar joint and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the damage to the damp course membrane is too extensive, or if damp proofing cream injection is not an appropriate treatment, you might need to put in a new damp proof course. This is the most drastic of repair works, but it might be the only answer to your damp issues.

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Another solution for smaller areas of damp course damage could include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. This will be applied under your current floor coverings, so laminate flooring, tiles and carpets will need to be lifted before any work is done. Also used as a part of the "tanking" procedure to make a space watertight, this is a particularly effective solution in basements. For additional protection in these troublesome areas, your Eynsham damp proofing technician might suggest laying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a cellar or part below ground area, is a process of coating any exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. Any wall covering and plaster must be taken off and the relevant surfaces properly prepared before any work begins, because this waterproof coating must be applied at the base level of floors and walls. When this paint has been put on and is dry, it's then possible to replaster and decorate over the top. This is an exceedingly disruptive process as it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, and it is recommended that you obtain more than one specialist's opinion about whether this really is the only remedy for your damp problems.


To help ease issues with condensation, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are quite effective. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers basically cover up the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are disadvantages to this solution. If you're suffering with mould or damp in any part of your home in Eynsham, you can call on a professional damp proofing company for the best advice.


Friends and relatives should invariably be your first port of call when you're looking for recommendations for local professionals. Before hiring any damp proofing services, you should always see if you can get at least 3 or 4 price quotes from a variety of Eynsham companies. If you're in any doubt about any specific damp proofing company you can ask to see qualifications and professional memberships.

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

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has the required experience to perform a high quality damp proof service, if they've got membership of either the PCA or DPA. Additionally, it offers guarantees on any damp proofing work performed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Eynsham and also nearby in: Freeland, Bladon, Farmoor, Begbroke, Sutton Green, Barnard Gate, Wolvercote, South Leigh, Long Hanborough, Yarnton, Swinford, Church Hanborough, New Yatt, Cassington, as well as in these postcodes OX29 4TL, OX29 4JH, OX29 4PS, OX29 4TX, OX29 4HB, OX29 4JX, OX29 4NA, OX29 4BY, OX29 4HP, OX29 4ND. Locally based Eynsham damp proofers will most likely have the dialling code 01865 and the postcode OX29. Checking this out should guarantee you access local providers of damp proofing. Eynsham home and business owners will be able to utilise these and various other damp proofing services.

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Also find: Wolvercote damp proofing, Yarnton damp proofing, Long Hanborough damp proofing, Bladon damp proofing, Swinford damp proofing, Sutton Green damp proofing, Barnard Gate damp proofing, New Yatt damp proofing, Cassington damp proofing, Begbroke damp proofing, South Leigh damp proofing, Farmoor damp proofing, Church Hanborough damp proofing, Freeland damp proofing services and more. The majority of these places are served by companies who do damp proofing. Eynsham home and business owners can get estimates by going here.

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(This damp proofing Eynsham content was checked and updated on 21-09-2022)