Damp Proofing Ilminster

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Damp Proofing Ilminster Somerset (TA19): Problems with damp in your home in Ilminster may not just look unappealing, but they can cause severe structural and health problems as well. If not treated swiftly, the more critical problems could cost you 1000s to repair, and may be hidden away beneath peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. It is usually cheaper in the long term to bring in an established Ilminster damp proofing company to examine your home, and provide an extensive damp proofing treatment for your dwelling.

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With regards to dampness in Ilminster structures, there are essentially three fundamental types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find information about what might be causing damp problems in your home or business in Ilminster, and precisely how you may proceed with rectifying them.


Typical external factors that can lead to penetrating damp in your home include: cracks in brickwork, damaged guttering, cavity wall problems and cracked roof tiles. Inside a structure, the causes can be cracked shower trays, burst or leaky pipes and overflowing baths or sinks. If left to carry on leaking these factors allow water to soak into woodwork and walls, which in time lead to blistering or broken plaster, dark damp patches on walls and flaking paintwork.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaking roof which is been neglected for some time. Though it's lucky that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case, you may need to replace the entire roof (extremely expensive!) if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. An unusual musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and the appearance of black fungus, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

You need not panic however, because to stop these problems from happening, a few simple steps such as inspecting pipes for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks should avoid such issues. If you use the services of a professional Ilminster damp proofing company, they will check all these factors as a part of your all round damp proofing program.


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Condensation is super easy to spot and one of the most common forms of damp within many buildings in Ilminster. Small droplets of water form on cool surfaces when they make contact with moist, warm air. Poor ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, such as in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, is the most frequent explanation for condensation.

Easy strategies to reduce condensation involve wiping up any droplets of water as soon as they appear and making sure there is adequate ventilation in the troublesome areas. Redirecting moist air to the outside of your home in Ilminster, by upgrading or fitting cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans, will help you to eliminate this problem.

There could be issues with sucking in moist air from outside, and by completing an in-depth damp proof survey an expert in Ilminster will be able to find things that bring about the problem. The most effective way to successfully minimise condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Ilminster damp proofing technician will offer guidance and advice on how this can best be accomplished.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses constructed in Great Britain. You might not have a damp proof course installed on your house in Ilminster if it was constructed prior to this period. If you are experiencing rising damp in a property built after this period it's possible that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been damaged somehow.

If you suppose that you might have rising damp, "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are good signs that you may be right. It is possible that you might have a rising damp problem if you have spotted one or more of these in your home.

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The initial step towards handling your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether or not you've got a DPM on the outside walls of your property in Ilminster. In order to get a satisfactory measure of protection the damp proof course ought to be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres. Where you discover that this gap doesn't exist, you can dig the earth away to increase it, or if this process is not possible, a higher damp course will have to be put in.

You could have more challenging issues if you learn that your DPM is fine, and it could be that the moisture is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which will be an even more troubling state of affairs.

Damp proofing technicians in Ilminster will swiftly identify and eliminate rising damp problems using a variety of procedures. If you've got an older property with no DPM or it is damaged over a substantial area, a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your outside walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream cures it diffuses into the adjoining brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

In instances where damp proofing cream injection isn't a satisfactory solution, or when your membrane is too severely damaged, installing a whole new damp proof course could be neccessary. Although this is obviously a fairly drastic approach, it might be the best way to resolve your rising damp successfully.

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For minimal areas of damp course damage, yet another possible option would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Because this is going to be applied under your existing floor coverings, wooden flooring, carpets and tiles will need to be lifted and moved before this procedure can begin. Also used as part of the tanking process to make a room watertight, this is an especially efficacious solution in cellar areas. For further protection in such problem areas, your Ilminster damp proofing technician might recommend the application of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried.

Tanking: In areas of a house that are below ground, for instance cellars or basements, "tanking" is a process where any exposed surfaces are covered in a waterproof coating. This must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, therefore all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins. You can replaster and decorate over it, as soon as the paint has dried completely. This is a very disruptive job because it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, and it is preferable to obtain more than one specialist opinion about whether this is the only remedy for your rising damp.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air, so for issues with condensation they can help. The fact that they primarily mask the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main problem with dehumidifier use. If you're suffering from mould or damp in any part of your home in Ilminster, you can get in touch with a certified damp proofing company for the most reliable advice.


The most trustworthy recommendations for local professionals when it comes to home improvements are normally family and friends. If possible you should always try to get at least three different estimates from a range of companies, and before employing any specific damp proof services, you can ask to see professional memberships and qualifications, as proof of their integrity.

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

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees that your preferred damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to carry out a first class damp proofing service. This also offers guarantees on any damp proofing work accomplished by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be done in Ilminster and also nearby in: Donyatt, Broadway, Whitney, Atherstone, Sea, Dillington, Horton Cross, Hurcott, Ham, Ashwell, Horton, Seavington St Mary, Kingstone, Ilton, Whitelackington, Dowlish Ford, Winterhay Green, together with these postcodes TA19 9BA, TA19 0AS, TA19 9AF, TA19 9AN, TA19 0HB, TA19 0BS, TA19 0AH, TA19 0EW, TA19 0AN, TA19 0HL. Local Ilminster damp proofing specialist will likely have the telephone dialling code 01460 and the postcode TA19. Checking this will guarantee you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Ilminster householders will be able to benefit from these and numerous other damp proofing services.

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There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local Ilminster damp proofing specialist including chemical DPC injection, structural waterproofing Ilminster, invasive weed control Ilminster, damp proofing old stone walls, damp proofing concrete floors, rising damp prevention, damp treatments, damp proofing solutions in conservatories, retaining wall damp proofing Ilminster, dry rot treatment, black mould treatments, penetrating damp treatment Ilminster, damp proofing floors, rendering repairs, damp proof sealing, brickwork damp proofing Ilminster, damp control, damp proofing brickwork in Ilminster, leak detection, damp surveys, damp proofing prices Ilminster, timber treatment in Ilminster, condensation control, property preservation, damp course installations, damp proofing a cellar, efflorescence treatments, damp proofing walls in Ilminster, concrete damp proofing Ilminster, damp proof membranes, damp proof paint application, damp proofing a garage Ilminster, cementitious tanking in Ilminster, timber surveys, damp proofing services, plaster replacement, landlord damp proofing services, and more. These are just a selection of the duties that are accomplished by those specialising in damp proofing. Ilminster providers will inform you of their entire range of services.

Leaving a Review for a Job Well Done

Nowadays, the difference between a local Ilminster business gaining prospective customers or seeing them go to a competitor, is having positive online reviews and feedback. If you are satisfied with the performance of someone you've used, why not take some time to thank them by leaving an enthusiastic review. Both the company itself and potential customers can gain benefits from this sharing of your first hand experience. When you were initially looking to find someone to do your work, you should consider how your decision was ultimately swayed by good or bad reviews. Even if you'd visited a company website which appeared extremely impressive, you would probably have carried on looking if they didn't have convincing reviews.

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But, can the customer reviews be trusted or believed when you are actually on a business's own website? Were genuine customers responsible for these, or were they "conjured up" by an employee of the company trying to make them look more trustworthy?

If you want to find frank and genuine reviews on any company in Ilminster, a good solution is to look at the Google My Business reviews. To discover any business's reputation and also influence a business's ranking in search engines, many will tell you that this is THE review website. Another alternative when you are trying to leave a review for a reliable local business in Ilminster, is Bing Places for Business, which is Google My Business's major rival and the second largest review site available. Helping to provide an outline of the dependability and working standards of a company that worked effectively on your project, leaving an honest review here can also assist in boosting their profile in the area. Twitter and Facebook pages are also an excellent place to leave feedback for your company. Frequently used in the media marketing promotions of many small businesses in Ilminster, such social media platforms are incredibly influential. Your own approving reviews can help strengthen their sales message and give your friends and family a starting point should you offer a recommendation of service for a similar project.

Going 'traditional' is of course still acceptable, and you can prepare a hand-written thank you letter and post it in to the company. These could be put in a frame or compiled to create a portfolio of reviews for face to face meetings with potential clients, or photographed for use on their website. Regardless of how your review is created, you will feel great knowing that you've done your bit to help out a small local business who gave you good service. (Tags: Ilminster Damp Proofing Company Reviews)


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Also find: Whitelackington damp proofing, Hurcott damp proofing, Whitney damp proofing, Horton Cross damp proofing, Seavington St Mary damp proofing, Broadway damp proofing, Dowlish Ford damp proofing, Ilton damp proofing, Ham damp proofing, Winterhay Green damp proofing, Dillington damp proofing, Sea damp proofing, Kingstone damp proofing, Horton damp proofing, Ashwell damp proofing, Atherstone damp proofing, Donyatt damp proofing services and more. All these villages and towns are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Ilminster householders can get damp proofing quotes by going here.

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