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Damp Proofing Ilminster Somerset (TA19): It's not just the fact that damp problems look terrible, they can also cause chronic health issues and lead to major structural damages. If not remedied promptly, some of the more critical issues can cost you 1000s to repair, and might be hard to spot beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. If you think you may have damp issues you need to get hold of a professional Ilminster damp proofing specialist to survey your property, and recommend the best damp proofing strategy for your home.

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Essentially, when it comes to damp in the home there are 3 main problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find information on what could cause damp problems in your home in Ilminster, and precisely how you may set about fixing them.


Commonplace external factors that can lead to penetrating damp in your home include: damaged guttering, cavity wall problems, cracks in brickwork and loose or broken roof tiles. Inside your Ilminster property, penetrating damp can be a result of burst or leaking pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing sinks or baths. If left to carry on leaking these issues allow water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which in time create peeling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and broken or blistering plaster.

Wet rot can occur in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof that is left untreated over a long period of time. Whilst it doesn't spread into your brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally unsafe, and in a worst case scenario you may even need to replace the whole roof - extremely expensive! If a black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to touch, you may have an issue with wet rot.

Preventative measures can be basic, such as inspecting piping for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks. An experienced Ilminster damp proof service provider will check all of these areas in order to help prevent any further problems, as part of solving your issues with dampness.


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A common form of damp in Ilminster homes, condensation is extremely easy to identify. When cool surfaces come into contact with humid, warm air, minute droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, condensation is often caused due to inadequate ventilation.

Wiping away any droplets of water that appear, and making sure there's adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, are among the easiest solutions to such issues. This might involve the installation or upgrading of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans to help remove the moisture laden air to the outside of your house.

There could possibly be issues with sucking in moist air from the outside, and by completing an in-depth damp proofing survey a specialist in Ilminster will identify areas that give rise to the problem. To successfully minimise condensation problems, airflow has to be properly regulated. A certified Ilminster damp proofing specialist will gladly offer advice and solutions in regards to this.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been fitted as standard in all houses constructed in the United Kingdom. You may not have a damp proof course on your house in Ilminster if it was built earlier than this. If you are experiencing rising damp in a house built after this date it may be that your damp proof membrane has been damaged in some way.

Although notoriously difficult to distinguish, crumbling or rotten skirting boards, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. Although the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indications of rising damp problems.

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The first step towards resolving your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether you've got a damp proof course on the outside walls of your home in Ilminster. It ought to be 150mm above ground level for satisfactory protection. If this isn't the case you might be able to dig away the ground to create this space, or if this is not plausible, you can install a higher damp course.

If this is not the root cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane (DPM) is correct, there might be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the dampness rising up from the ground beneath, through your floors, and into the walls of your home.

Using a variety of techniques, damp proofing specialists in Ilminster will quickly identify and solve rising damp. If you have an older house with no damp proof course or one that is damaged over a wide area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls. This entails drilling holes at intervals in your wall's mortar joint and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the gaps behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

If the damage to your DPM is too critical, or if damp proofing cream isn't a suitable solution, you may have to put in a new damp proof course. Whilst this level of repair work is a pretty extreme way to solve rising damp, it might be the only solution when all is said and done.

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For smaller areas of membrane damage, another possible option would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Wooden flooring, carpeting or tiles will have to be lifted before any work is carried out, because it's applied under your floor coverings. Also used as a part of the tanking procedure to create a waterproof space, this is a particularly efficacious solution in cellars. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, your Ilminster damp proofing specialist might suggest laying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: In areas of a house which are below ground, such as basements or cellars, tanking is the process where surfaces that are exposed are covered in a waterproof coating. All wall covering and plaster must be removed and the pertinent surfaces prepared properly before the commencement of any work, since this coating must be applied at the base level of walls and floors. You can replaster the walls and decorate over it, as soon as the paint has dried out completely. Since it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, this is a very disruptive job. It's therefore advisable to bring in at least 2 or 3 damp proofing experts to make sure that this really is the only possible resolution.


Problems with condensation can certainly be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way to remove moisture from the air. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers only mask the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are drawbacks to this solution. If you are suffering with damp or mould in any part of your property in Ilminster, you can get in touch with a certified damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


The most trustworthy recommendations for professionals with regards to home improvements are usually friends and relations. Before hiring any damp proof services, you should always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 estimates from various Ilminster companies. If you are in any doubt about any particular damp proofing company you could ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships.

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

If your Ilminster damp proofing specialists are members of either the DPA or PCA they'll be suitably qualified and have acquired the necessary practical experience to offer a top notch service for all your damp proofing issues. It also offers guarantees on any damp proofing work undertaken by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Ilminster and also nearby in: Ham, Winterhay Green, Horton, Whitney, Atherstone, Horton Cross, Broadway, Kingstone, Seavington St Mary, Ilton, Donyatt, Dowlish Ford, Hurcott, Dillington, Sea, Whitelackington, Ashwell, and in these postcodes TA19 9DS, TA19 9DA, TA19 0EF, TA19 0BN, TA19 0BB, TA19 9DG, TA19 0EY, TA19 0DZ, TA19 0BW, TA19 9BT. Locally based Ilminster damp proofers will most likely have the dialling code 01460 and the postcode TA19. Verifying this should ensure that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Ilminster home and business owners can benefit from these and lots of other comparable services.

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All throughout Somerset you will be able to find damp proofers who'll offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you can't find the ideal damp proof specialist in Ilminster itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.

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(This damp proofing Ilminster article was checked and updated on 21-09-2022)