Damp Proofing Frome

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Damp Proofing Frome Somerset (BA11): It isn't just the fact that problems with damp look unsightly, they can also cause chronic health problems and lead to serious structural damages. Peeling wallpaper and nasty damp patches can hide much more serious problems which, if not repaired quickly, could lead to very expensive repair bills. If you think you might have such issues you should get in touch with an established Frome damp proofing company to examine your property, and come up with the most beneficial damp proofing strategy for your house.

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In Frome dwellings there are 3 major problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find information about what could cause problems with damp in your home or business in Frome, and how you can get started with fixing them.


Penetrating damp in structures can be caused by a variety of external factors for example: loose or broken roof tiles, cavity wall issues, cracks in brickwork and defective guttering. Inside a building, the causes can be overflowing bathtubs or basins, cracked shower trays and leaking or burst pipes. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs in time will be broken or blistered plaster, dark damp patches on walls and peeling paintwork.

If neglected for a while, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Though it's lucky that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case scenario, you may need a new roof (very expensive!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the rafters, along with a distinctive musty smell from the rotting timber.

Simple steps like inspecting piping for leaks, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork, can be the basic preventative measures. A knowledgeable damp proofer in Frome will check these areas to help avoid any further complications, as an element of fixing your damp issues.


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A common form of damp in Frome homes, condensation is extremely easy to spot. Droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when warm, moist air makes contact with these surfaces. Inadequate ventilation in places with high humidity, for example in bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, is the most frequent explanation for condensation.

To prevent condensation issues, simple strategies include making certain there is sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any water droplets as soon as they appear. Redirecting humid air to the outside of your property in Frome, by upgrading or fitting cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks, will help you to resolve this problem.

There may be issues with sucking in damp air from the outside, and by performing a detailed damp proof survey an expert in Frome will find circumstances that exacerbate the situation. The most effective way to adequately control condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Frome damp proofing technician will offer advice and guidance on how this can best be accomplished.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses constructed in the UK. You might not have a damp proof course on your property in Frome if it was built prior to this period. If you're suffering with rising damp in a house constructed after this period it may be that your damp proof membrane has been damaged somehow.

It can be tricky to identify rising damp, however some giveaway indications are; crumbling or rotten skirtings, a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls and "tide marks" on walls. Although the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp issues.

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Purely checking your outside walls to see if you've got a damp proof course can be the first step towards resolving your rising damp. For adequate protection it must be 150mm above the level of the ground. If you discover this space does not exist, you can dig the soil away to increase it, or if this process is not possible, a higher DPM will have to be put in.

If this isn't the root cause of the problem and your damp proof course is in fact correct, there may be more serious issues to deal with caused by the moisture coming up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into the walls.

Using a range of methods, damp proofing technicians in Frome will quickly detect and eliminate your rising damp problems. Older houses which either don't have a damp proof course, or have a compromised one that's damaged over an extensive area, can have a damp proof cream injected into the walls. This entails drilling holes at intervals along the brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork.

In instances where damp proofing cream injection isn't an appropriate remedy, or where the DPM is too seriously damaged, installing a whole new damp proof course might be neccessary. This is taking repair work to the extreme, but it might be the only answer to your rising damp issues.

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For less severe areas of damage, yet another possible remedy would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. As this is going to be applied beneath any existing floor coverings, carpets, wooden flooring and tiles will have to be lifted and removed before this operation can begin. In cellar areas this is an especially effectual solution, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" procedure that's used to make rooms watertight. Before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, your Frome damp proof specialist might advise applying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for additional protection.

Tanking: In areas of a house which are below ground, such as cellars or basements, "tanking" is a process where surfaces that are exposed are painted with a waterproof coating. Any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the pertinent surfaces properly prepared before work commences, since this coating has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. Once this coating has been applied, it must be allowed to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating on top of it. This is an exceedingly disruptive job because it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, and it is advisable to get more than one expert opinion about whether this is really the only answer to your rising damp.


To help ease condensation issues, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are very effectual. The fact that these gadgets basically alleviate the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main disadvantage with the use of dehumidifiers. An experienced damp proofing company in Frome will be glad to give you advice on possible solutions if you're experiencing damp or mould in any part of your house.


As with pretty much any home improvement project, the best recommendations for a local specialist come from friends and neighbours. Always get at least 3 or 4 different quotes from various local companies, and if in any doubt you can ask to look at professional membership certificates and qualifications, before hiring any damp proof services.

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

You can be certain that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has the required working experience to provide you with a first class damp proofing service, if they are members of either the PCA or DPA. In addition, it offers a guarantee over any remedial work undertaken by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Frome and also in: The Butts, Chapmanslade, Nunney, Berkley, Egford, Buckland Dinham, Keyford, Gibbet Hill, Lower Whatley, Chantry, Rodden, Oldford, Great Elm, Clink, Beckington, Spring Gardens, together with these postcodes BA11 1ET, BA11 1HA, BA11 1EN, BA11 1PA, BA11 1JD, BA11 1JA, BA11 1AZ, BA11 1BZ, BA11 1DJ, BA11 1EE. Locally based Frome damp proofers will most likely have the telephone code 01373 and the postcode BA11. Checking this out should ensure you access local providers of damp proofing. Frome homeowners will be able to utilise these and lots of other similar services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Any time you are trying to find professionals for any project or service, it's invariably really useful to turn to family and friends for recommendations. If you're really serious about finding someone who's suitable for your needs, it's generally acknowledged that personal referrals are frequently the best solution. And not only that, they can also be very helpful for pointing a finger at Somerset companies with far from complimentary records of service, or contractors of an inferior nature.

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Asking a friend or family member for feedback also means you can get some insights into the reliability and time keeping of the contractor, and if anything went awry, how speedily were problems rectified and how the contractor reacted. They should also be in a position to let you know how the final price when compared to the initial estimate they were given, or whether the contractor offers a guaranteed price promise.

In regards to advice, your friends and relatives are people you know and can depend on. If you find that they are not wanting to chat about a specific company or contractor it is probably because they have had a disappointing experience. You may face a situation where some people will be perfectly happy to recommend a decent quality contractor, but less likely to discuss an inferior one, and rather than 'denigrate' a a far from perfect business they have dealt with previously, they might even offer a different company instead.

Leaving a Review for a Job Well Done

When people in Frome are hunting for services, a large number of them glance through online reviews to help in making a choice, thus decent reviews and feedback are the driving force for any local business enterprise. If a local business has given good service, you ought to take some time out to thank them by leaving a review of their abilities. Your first hand experience of the business will be beneficial not merely to the company, but also to any potential customers. You might consider how reviews helped you decide when you were initially searching for somebody to do your work. It does not matter how professional a company website looks, without those reviews you may well have looked someplace else.

Leaving a Review

But, when you're actually on a company's own website, how can you believe in the so called customer reviews? Were they penned by actual clients or by some member of the company trying to push the quality of their services?

For authentic and frank reviews on any company in Frome, Google My Business reviews is a good place to start. There is no doubt that this is THE first place to go to establish any company's reputation, and it's also crucial for the company since it can have an effect on its search engine ranking positions. The major Google My Business competitor is Bing Places for Business, which is the 2nd biggest review site for local companies in Frome. Leaving a positive review on either of these platforms will create an overall picture of the company that successfully worked on your damp proofing project and help in raising the profile of that company locally. Equally as effective is posting feedback on Twitter and Facebook pages relating to the company. A big part of any small business's advertising will include the use of these social media giants. Adding your own approving reviews on Facebook or Twitter will help to strengthen their promotional message, and quite possibly generate more leads.

A hand-written letter of thanks is equally as acceptable if you would rather go 'old school'. These can be framed or compiled to create a portfolio of reviews for one on one meetings with prospective customers, or photographed for use on websites. The reward for you is the fantastic feeling that you'll get, knowing you have in some small way helped a local business gain credibility in a highly competitive marketplace and hopefully gain more clients. (Tags: Frome Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

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Recently posted Somerset damp proofing job posts: Teddie Crosby recently asked for a quote for damp proofing a conservatory in a detached house in Portishead. Leena Lilley in Tickenham was searching for somebody to damp proof a garage floor. Genevieve Baker from Trull, Somerset was on the lookout for somebody to damp proof a garage floor. Mr and Mrs Barton recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up mould and condensation problems in Cannington, Somerset. Elaina Muir in Radstock, Somerset was on the lookout for a company to damp proof a floor. Mya Cheshire and Harris Cheshire recently requested a price quote for damp proofing a cellar in Whitchurch, Somerset. Roza Sullivan recently requested a quote for fixing damp problems in Churchill. Agatha Bullock recently enquired about the possibility of solving damp problems in Woolavington, Somerset. All of these property owners did a search for "damp proofing Somerset" and discovered this page on Yahoo, Google or Bing.

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There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Frome damp proofing specialist including damp proof coursing, damp proofing a basement, timber treatment, wall tie replacement, woodworm treatments, home damp proofing, japanese knotweed control in Frome, dry rot treatments, damp control, rising damp advice Frome, condensation control Frome, damp proof injection, cellar damp proofing Frome, leak detection Frome, damp proof paint applications Frome, the treament of efflorescence Frome, commercial damp proofing Frome, garage floor damp proofing Frome, rendering repairs, wood rot treatments, exterior damp proofing Frome, damp proofing services, solutions for black mould, damp proofing cream treatments, plaster replacement, damp treatments, invasive weed control, timber preservation, damp proofing a garage, dampproofing surveys in Frome, rising damp treatments in Frome, damp course installations Frome, property preservation, damp proofing old stone walls Frome, retaining wall damp proofing Frome, concrete damp proofing Frome, landlord damp proofing services, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Frome providers will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of services.

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In the Somerset area you can likewise find: Monkton Heathfield damp proof specialists, Cleeve damp proofing specialists, Milverton damp proof specialists, Watchet damp proof specialists, St Georges damp proofers, North Petherton damp proof specialists, Bathford damp proof specialists, Ashcott damp proofers, Wick St Lawrence damp proofing specialists, Hutton damp proof specialists, Tickenham damp proofers, Horton damp proofers, West Buckland damp proofing specialists, Clutton damp proofing, Winscombe damp proofing, Pawlett damp proofing specialists, Westbury Sub Mendip damp proofers, Meare damp proof specialists, Bathampton damp proofing, Abbots Leigh damp proofing, Porlock damp proofing specialists, Hutton damp proofers, Bleadon damp proofing specialists, Porlock damp proof specialists, Old Cleeve damp proofing specialists, Shepton Mallet damp proofing, Long Ashton damp proof specialists, Bishops Lydeard damp proof specialists.

All throughout Somerset you will be able to find damp proof specialists who will provide various solutions for your damp problems. If you're unable to find the perfect damp proofer in Frome itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.


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Also find: Lower Whatley damp proofing, Oldford damp proofing, Rodden damp proofing, Beckington damp proofing, Keyford damp proofing, Great Elm damp proofing, Nunney damp proofing, The Butts damp proofing, Buckland Dinham damp proofing, Egford damp proofing, Chapmanslade damp proofing, Gibbet Hill damp proofing, Spring Gardens damp proofing, Clink damp proofing, Chantry damp proofing, Berkley damp proofing services and more. All these towns and villages are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Frome householders can get damp proofing price quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Frome: Damp proofing services have recently been required in these Frome streets and roads - Stoneleigh Rise, Stanier Close, Tankeys Close, Bridge Street, Boundary Avenue, Swallow Drive, Beechwood Close, Catherine Street, Stoney Lane, Bonnyleigh View, Charter House Drive, The Mint, The Firs, Broadway, Buckland Lane, Doulting Court, Stephenson Drive, Acacia Drive, Cranmore Court, Beverley Close, Bennetts Gardens, Critchill Road, Spring Road, Trinity Row, Cypress Way, Brunel Way, Culverhill, as well as these Frome area postcodes: BA11 1ET, BA11 1HA, BA11 1EN, BA11 1PA, BA11 1JD, BA11 1JA, BA11 1AZ, BA11 1BZ, BA11 1DJ, BA11 1EE. These places recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Frome homeowners were given dependable and top notch damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing Frome information was updated on 21-09-2022)