Damp Proofing Martock

Martock Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

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.

Free Martock Damp Proofing Quotes

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

Damp Proofing Martock Somerset (TA12)


  • 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 you have a leaky roof that has been neglected for some time, the timbers on your roof can be stricken with wet rot. While it cannot spread into your brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally compromised, and in the worst case you might even need a roof replacement - extremely costly! There are various indicators of wet rot that are not hard to spot, the principle ones being; a musty smell of decaying wood, the presence of black fungus on woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timbers.

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.


Condensation Damp Martock UK (01935)

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.

There might be issues with drawing in moist air from outside, and by conducting a detailed damp proofing survey an expert in Martock will identify factors that contribute to the problem. Airflow must be regulated properly to effectively minimise condensation problems, and a competent damp proofing technician will give advice and offer solutions on this topic.

Damp Proofing Quotes in Martock Somerset


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.

Rising Damp Martock Somerset

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.

Damp Proofers Martock (TA12)

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.


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.

Book a Damp Proofing in Martock UK

Friends & Family Recommendations

Obtaining recommendations from relatives and friends is invariably a great help when trying to find a professional contractor for your project or undertaking in Martock. These word of mouth references can be the most effective way to point a finger at second-rate contractors and companies that have below par service records, and help you single out someone who's the perfect fit for what you need.

Friends and Family Recommendations for Damp Proofing

Getting this kind of feedback from a relative or friend should also give you information about the contractor's time keeping and reliability, and if things went wrong, how effectively they were addressed and how swiftly they were resolved. They will be in a position to tell you how the final price in comparison to the original estimate they were presented with, or if the contractor offers a guaranteed price promise.

Finally, the folks that who you know and trust are your friends and family members, so in regards to advice, go to them. If they are unwilling to discuss a specific contractor or company it's probably due to a disappointing experience. Most people will be more than willing to talk about a decent quality contractor, less likely to discuss a poor one, and might even offer a different company rather than 'malign' a far from ideal business they have dealt with previously.

Martock Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks Martock

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.


Damp Proofing Near Martock

Also find: Mid Lambrook damp proofing, New Cross damp proofing, Compton Durville damp proofing, Stapleton damp proofing, Milton damp proofing, Bower Hinton damp proofing, East Stoke damp proofing, Witcombe damp proofing, Southay damp proofing, Stoke-sub-Hamdon damp proofing, Lower Burrow damp proofing, Long Load damp proofing, Burrow damp proofing, Stembridge damp proofing, West Lambrook damp proofing, Thorney damp proofing and more.

Damp Proofing Services Martock

Find Damp Proofing Services in Martock Here
Damp Proofing Estimates in Martock Somerset (01935)
  • Martock Dampcourse Installation
  • Martock Concrete Damp Proofing
  • Martock Cheap Damp Proofing
  • Martock Timber Preservation
  • Martock Condensation Prevention
  • Martock Commercial Tanking
  • Martock Damp Surveys
  • Martock Mould Treatments
  • Martock Residential Damp Proofing
  • Martock Wet Rot Treatments
  • Martock Woodworm Treatment
  • Martock Dry Rot Treatment
  • Martock Timber Treatment
  • Martock Damp Proofing Estimates

Damp Proofing Around Martock: Damp proofing services have recently been required in the following Martock streets and roads - Rope Walk, Ashfield Park, Old Market, Moorlands Close, Beech Road, Lavers Oak, Lyndhurst Grove, West Street, Foldhill Lane, Eastfield, Town Tree Lane, Middle Street, Somerset Close, Marwin Close, The Horseshoe, Higher Street, Hollies Close, Oakland Road, Martock Lane, Barton Close, Printers Court, Bridge Rise, Bracey Road, Bearley Road, Cedar Court, Little Orchard, as well as the following local Martock postcodes: TA12 6PL, TA12 6DZ, TA12 6HP, TA12 6HG, TA12 6LE, TA12 6HZ, TA12 6DW, TA12 6EE, TA12 6LU, TA12 6JA. Work was achieved in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Martock home and business owners enjoyed professional and competent damp proofing services on every occasion.

Somerset Damp Proofing Near Me Martock

More Martock Tradesmen: Naturally, when you're doing home renovations in Martock, Somerset, you are likely to need all sorts of different tradesmen and apart from a damp proofer in Martock, Somerset, you may also need a heating engineer in Martock, tilers in Martock, waste clearance in Martock, carpenters in Martock, an odd job man in Martock, a flooring specialist in Martock, loft conversion in Martock, home insulation in Martock, rendering in Martock, scaffolding in Martock, stone & brick cleaning in Martock, electricians in Martock, a bricklayer in Martock, a building contractor in Martock, screeding in Martock, a painter & decorator in Martock, SKIP HIRE in Martock, and other different Martock tradesmen.

If you would like to get local Martock info take a look here

Martock Damp Proofing Jobs: Get damp proofing jobs near Martock by going here: Damp Proofing Jobs Martock

Professional damp proofing in TA12 area, phone code 01935.

TOP - Damp Proofing Martock

Damp Proofing Specialists Martock - Damp Proof Specialists Martock - Damp Proofing Price Quotes Martock - Woodworm Treatment Martock - Cheap Damp Proofing Martock - Damp Proofing Services Martock - Dry Rot Treatment Martock - Residential Damp Proofing Martock - Damp Proofing Companies Martock


(This damp proofing Martock information was checked and updated on 05-12-2023)