Damp Proofing Martock

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Damp Proofing Martock Somerset (TA12): Having problems with damp in your property in Martock can cause dangerous health and structural issues, as well as being unsightly in appearance. Ugly damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal a much more serious problem which, if not dealt with promptly, could cost thousands of pounds to repair. To provide an extensive damp proofing alternative for your home, it is much more cost effective in the long term to bring in a certified Martock damp proofing company to check your house.

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There are essentially three main problem areas which are likely to cause dampness in your house in Martock:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


We'll discuss these 3 main forms of damp problems, and come up with tips on how to prevent them happening and resolve them, should they come about.


Penetrating damp can be caused by a variety of external factors such as: loose or cracked roof tiles, damaged or porous brickwork, damaged guttering or downspouts and cavity wall issues. In the interior of your dwelling it can be a result of damaged shower trays, overflowing sinks or baths and leaky or burst pipes. If left to carry on leaking these factors allow water to soak into walls and woodwork, which over time lead to peeling paintwork, blistering or broken plaster and damp, dark patches on walls.

If neglected for quite some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Even though brickwork isn't impacted by wet rot, your roof timbers can be seriously damaged, and the whole roof may need to be replaced if it becomes structurally unsound. A musty, unpleasant smell of rotting wood, the presence of black fungus, and a "spongy" feel to the timbers on your roof, are all indications that wet rot is already a problem. To avoid expensive repairs and potential roof replacement, it's essential to address any signs of wet rot as soon as possible.

You should not panic however, because to stop these problems happening, a few straightforward steps such as cleaning and checking your rain gutters & roof for leaks, repointing brickwork and examining pipes for leaks, should aleviate such issues. A competent damp proofer in Martock will check all of these areas in order to help avoid any further problems, as an integral part of solving your dampness issues.


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One of the most common forms of damp in Martock homes, condensation is very easy to spot. When a cold surface comes into contact with warm, moist air, water forms as droplets upon that surface. If there isn't adequate ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, such as bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, condensation can frequently be a consequence.

There are two straightforward ways of managing condensation, and these are making sure that trouble spots have plenty of ventilation, and wiping droplets away as they form on surfaces. You can minimise the level of moist air that's present in your house by upgrading or fitting extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods.

To find factors which play a role in the situation by sucking in damp air from outside, a reliable Martock damp proofing company will undertake an exhaustive damp proofing survey. A specialist on this topic will be able to provide guidance, information and solutions on this matter, because in order for condensation issues to be controlled, any airflow and circulation in the home must be correctly regulated.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard in all homes built in Great Britain. You may not have a damp course on your house in Martock if it was constructed prior to this period. If you're experiencing rising damp in a home constructed after this date it is possible that your damp proof course has been damaged somehow.

Rising damp can be rather difficult to identify, but some things to look for are; white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and "tide marks" on walls. If you see or think that you may have any of these issues, it is possible that you have a rising damp problem.

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Purely checking your property's outside walls to find out if you've got a DPM can be the first step towards solving your rising damp problems. It needs to be 150 millimetres above the level of the ground for adequate protection. If this isn't the situation you might be able to dig away the ground to generate this space, or if this isn't possible, you could put in a higher damp proof membrane (DPM).

You could have more serious issues if you find that your DPM is fine, and it may be that the dampness is rising up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be an even more worrying scenario.

Damp proofing professionals in Martock will swiftly identify and eliminate rising damp using a number of procedures. Older houses which either have no DPM, or have one that's damaged over a wide area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) injected into the external walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to form an effective water-repelling barrier.

If the damp proofing cream treatment is not appropriate, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course may need to be put in. While this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve rising damp problems, it could be your only effective solution in the final analysis.

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Yet another solution for smaller areas of membrane damage could include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Because this will be applied underneath your current floor coverings, laminate flooring, tiles and carpeting will have to be lifted before this operation can begin. This is particularly effective in basements as part of the tanking process to create a watertight room. Your Martock damp proofing technician may advise the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, further protection in such trouble spots.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a basement or below ground area is known as tanking. This should be applied at the base level of floors and walls, and so all wall covering and plaster must be removed and the surfaces prepared correctly before any work begins. As soon as the coating has been applied and is dry, it's then the time to replaster the wall surfaces and decorate on top of it. You should invariably obtain more than one specialist opinion on whether this is really the only solution to your damp problems, because this is an extremely disruptive job because it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building.


Condensation problems can certainly be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air. The main problem with dehumidifiers in seeking to prevent damp and mould is that they simply hide the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. To obtain the most reliable advice if you're suffering from mould or damp in any area of your house, you should get in touch with a competent damp proofing specialist in Martock.

Some Benefits of Using Dehumidifiers

Below, you'll find a list of notable advantages that come with the utilisation of dehumidifiers:

  1. Odour Reduction: Removes musty smells linked to elevated humidity levels, resulting in a more refreshing and enjoyable living space.
  2. Energy Efficiency: Some dehumidifiers can help in making heating systems more efficient as drier air is easier to heat, potentially leading to energy savings.
  3. Health Improvements: Dehumidifiers contribute to lowering humidity levels, which in turn reduces the proliferation of mould and dust mites, allergens known to exacerbate allergies and asthma and lead to respiratory problems.
  4. Comfort: The reduction of humidity inside can lead to a feeling of increased coolness and comfort, thereby bettering living conditions.
  5. Protects Structure and Belongings: Reducing humidity levels serves to shield the structural stability of the dwelling and protect items from damage caused by moisture, thus preventing damp-related problems.


Friends and relatives should always be the first choice when you are trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. Before signing up for any damp proof services, you should always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 estimates from various Martock companies. If you're in any doubt about any specific company you can ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and accreditations.

Watch out for membership of and qualifications from bodies such as the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments accreditations.

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees your selected damp proofing provider is well qualified and has the appropriate experience to provide you with a high quality damp proof service. Any damp proofing work carried out by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be done in Martock and also nearby in: Milton, Lower Burrow, Stembridge, Southay, West Lambrook, Long Load, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, East Stoke, Compton Durville, New Cross, Burrow, Thorney, Stapleton, Witcombe, Mid Lambrook, and in these postcodes TA12 6ED, TA12 6FP, TA12 6HR, TA12 6AB, TA12 6JU, TA12 6JA, TA12 6LZ, TA12 6EA, TA12 6DW, and TA12 6HT. Local Martock damp proof specialists will likely have the dialling code 01935 and the postcode TA12. Checking this out will make sure that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Martock home and business owners are able to utilise these and various other comparable services. Click the "Quote" banner to obtain quotes for damp proofing.

DPC Replacement Martock

Ensuring the structural stability and visual appearance of your property in Martock hinges on the timely replacement of the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Over time, the existing DPC can succumb to the forces of wear and tear, potentially leading to rising damp and its associated complications. Vigilantly monitoring for signs such as crumbling plaster, damp patches or deteriorating brickwork is paramount. DPC replacement necessitates the removal of the old, compromised barrier and the installation of a new, resilient one. This intricate process typically requires the expertise of seasoned professionals, as it hinges on precision and meticulousness to guarantee an impenetrable seal against moisture intrusion.

When it comes to the new Damp Proof Course, the materials at your disposal exhibit a range of options, spanning from conventional approaches like bitumen or slate to modern alternatives like chemical injections. A well-executed DPC replacement serves a dual purpose, preventing further moisture-related deterioration and preserving the overall health of your indoor environment, all while safeguarding the value of your Martock property. Frequent inspections and timely DPC replacement efforts play a pivotal role in ensuring your property remains both dry and structurally resilient. (20879 DPC Replacement Martock)

Martock Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Martock damp proof specialist including damp proofing walls, black mould treatment Martock, basement damp proofing Martock, damp control, retaining wall damp proofing Martock, rendering repairs in Martock, solving mould problems, damp proofing estimates Martock, damp proof paint applications Martock, injection damp proofing, rising damp prevention, damp proof sealing, condensation control, wood rot treatment, leak detection, damp proofing solutions in conservatories, property surveys, flood defence, damp proofing a garage, mould treatments, condensation solutions, plaster replacement Martock, home damp proofing in Martock, pressure grouting, faulty DPC replacement in Martock, cellar tanking in Martock, cellar waterproofing in Martock, garage damp proofing Martock, external damp proofing Martock, woodworm elimination, concrete damp proofing Martock, dry rot treatments, domestic damp proofing Martock, foundation damp proofing Martock, damp proof coursing, and lots more. These are just a selection of the tasks that are accomplished by those specialising in damp proofing. Martock providers will be happy to tell you about their entire range of damp proofing services.


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Also find: Burrow damp proofing, Southay damp proofing, Long Load damp proofing, Milton damp proofing, Compton Durville damp proofing, East Stoke damp proofing, Witcombe damp proofing, Stoke-sub-Hamdon damp proofing, West Lambrook damp proofing, Lower Burrow damp proofing, Stapleton damp proofing, Thorney damp proofing, New Cross damp proofing, Mid Lambrook damp proofing, Stembridge damp proofing and more. Damp proofing services are widely available in all these towns and areas. These local specialists don't just understand the challenges posed by the region's climatic conditions but also offer tailored solutions to guarantee the safety and longevity of your home. Structural damage and health concerns caused by damp problems require effective and urgent intervention. Local homeowners can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here. Does your house need damp proofing? Why not get a quote today?

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