Damp Proofing Midsomer Norton

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Damp Proofing Midsomer Norton Somerset (BA3): Having problems with damp in your property in Midsomer Norton can lead to serious health and structural issues, as well as looking unattractive. Ugly damp patches and peeling wallpaper can hide much more serious issues which, if not remedied promptly, could cost thousands of pounds to repair. It's frequently cheaper in the long run to contact a competent Midsomer Norton damp proofing specialist to assess your house, and offer an extensive damp proofing treatment for your property.

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In relation to dampness in Midsomer Norton houses, there are essentially three fundamental classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following paragraphs describe what causes such damp issues in Midsomer Norton, and the various methods of preventing and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Problems like loose or cracked roof tiles, cavity wall problems, damaged guttering and unsound brickwork are all external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home. Inside a home, overflowing basins or bathtubs, damaged shower trays and leaky or burst pipes, can trigger penetrating damp. If water continues to seep into the walls and woodwork, the noticeable signs with time will be broken or blistering plaster, dark damp patches on walls and peeling paintwork.

If you've got a leaking roof and it has been left untreated for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot cannot spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case your roof timbers become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. If a black fungus appears on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you may have the beginnings of wet rot.

Simple steps like repointing dodgy brickwork, examining pipework for leaks and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, are the basic preventative maintenance measures. A certified damp proofer in Midsomer Norton will check these areas to help prevent any further complications, as an integral part of resolving your issues with dampness.

CONDENSATION

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Quite simple to identify and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Midsomer Norton properties, condensation is very common. When cooler surfaces make contact with humid, warm air, small droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. Inadequate ventilation in places with a high level of humidity, for example in kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, is the most common explanation for condensation.

To stop condensation problems, basic strategies include ensuring there's enough ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping away any droplets of water whenever they arise. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your property in Midsomer Norton, by updating or installing air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans, will help you to solve this issue.

There might be issues with drawing in moist air from outside, and by performing a detailed damp proof survey an expert in Midsomer Norton will identify areas that contribute to the situation. Airflow has to be properly regulated to adequately control condensation, and a knowledgeable damp proofing technician will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this subject.

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RISING DAMP

Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard in all homes constructed in the UK. You may not have a damp course installed on your property in Midsomer Norton if it was built prior to this period. If your home was built after this year, but you're still experiencing rising damp, it might be that your damp proof course or membrane has been damaged.

Rising damp can be hard to distinguish, but some areas to keep an eye out for are; white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, rotten or crumbling skirtings and "tide marks" on walls. Although the existence of these isn't conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp.

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The initial step towards managing your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether you have in fact got a damp proof course on the exterior walls of your property in Midsomer Norton. To be sure of a satisfactory degree of protection the DPM must be above ground level by no less than 150 millimetres. If this is not the case you might be able to dig away the ground to create this space, or if this is not feasible, you can install a higher DPM (damp proof membrane).

If this isn't the cause of the problem and your DPM (damp proof membrane) is correct, there may be more problematic issues to deal with caused by the dampness coming up from the ground, through your floors, and into the walls.

Damp proofing specialists in Midsomer Norton can quickly identify and remedy rising damp using a variety of methods. If you've got an older house with no DPM or one that's damaged over a significant area, a damp proofing 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 at intervals along the mortar course, and before the cream can cure it turns into liquid and soaks into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damage to your damp course membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing injection cream is not a satisfactory solution, you might have to put in a new damp proof course. Although this is of course a fairly extreme plan of action, it might be the only method to solve your damp issues effectively.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is yet another potential remedy for smaller areas of damp course damage. As this is going to be applied beneath any floor coverings, wooden flooring, tiles and carpeting must be lifted and removed before this operation can begin. Also used as a part of the "tanking" process to make a space watertight, this is an especially effectual treatment in basement areas. Your Midsomer Norton damp proofing expert might advise the application of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely, additional protection in such problem areas.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a basement or cellar, is the process of coating any exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. This should be applied at the base level of walls and floors, so all wall covering and plaster must be removed and the appropriate surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins. You can replaster any wall surfaces and decorate over the top, after the paint has dried out completely. Because it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is a really disruptive job. It is therefore preferable to seek the advice of more than one damp proofing expert to guarantee that this really is the only resolution.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

To help ease problems with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are fairly efficient. The fact that they only hide the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the major issue with dehumidifiers. To obtain the best advice if you are experiencing dampness in any area of your house, you should contact a certified damp proofing company in Midsomer Norton.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN MIDSOMER NORTON

As with any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a specialist come from family and friends. Before signing up to any damp proofing services, always try to get at least three estimates from various Midsomer Norton companies. If you've got any doubts about any company you can ask to see evidence of professional memberships and qualifications.

Keep an eye out for membership of and qualifications from organisations such as the Damp Proofing Association or the Property Care Association, or contractors holding the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) accreditations.

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the appropriate working experience to offer a first class damp proof service, if they are members of either the DPA or PCA. It also offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work carried out by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be done in Midsomer Norton and also in nearby places like: High Littleton, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Farrington Gurney, Haydon, Peasedown St John, Chilcompton, Camerton, Radstock, Ston Easton, Paulton, Hallatrow, Whitehall, Welton, Clapton, Old Mills, as well as in these postcodes BA3 2AU, BA3 2JP, BA3 2QY, BA3 2HS, BA3 2DB, BA3 2QR, BA3 2LT, BA3 2AF, BA3 2DG, BA3 2LE. Locally based Midsomer Norton damp proof specialists will probably have the telephone code 01761 and the postcode BA3. Checking this out will guarantee that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Midsomer Norton homeowners are able to utilise these and many other similar services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Friends and family are a good source of recommendations, whenever your are looking for a damp proofing contractor in Midsomer Norton for your project or undertaking. Person to person referrals are often the most effective way identify someone who is suitable for your needs, and equally can point a finger at an inferior contractor or a company with an atrocious record for service.

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If you are aware that a friend or relative has used a specific contractor, you could ask if anything went wrong during the work, if so, how speedily it was put right, and how did the contractor respond as a consequence. You will also be able to get some insights into their reliability and punctuality They will also be in a position to give you details about the quotation process and how precise the initial estimate was when compared to the eventual price demanded by the contractor.

Given that your family and friends are individuals you know and trust in relation to their advice, they ought to be your first point of reference. If you find that they are reluctant to discuss a particular company or contractor it's likely because they have had a poor experience. Most people will be more than happy to talk about a good quality contractor, but less likely to talk about a mediocre one, and rather than 'denigrate' a a far from perfect business they've dealt with in the past, they may suggest some alternative company.

Leaving a Review for a Job Well Done

Decent online reviews and testimonials are the driving force for any business in Midsomer Norton, and having these could make the difference between a possible customer choosing a particular company or going with a competitor. If somebody you have hired has done an excellent job, let others know how they did, by leaving them a nice review and sharing your experience. Telling others about your personal experience will be beneficial to any possible client and also to the company itself. If reviews helped you to decide on the best company to employ for your damp proofing project, you will understand how this can be useful. Even if a specific company website appeared professional, without any compelling reviews and testimonials you might well have looked at other providers for your damp proofing.

Leaving a Review

However how can you really put your trust in so called customer reviews on a business's website? Were they composed by actual customers or by an employee of the company hoping to push the quality of their services?

For frank and genuine reviews on a company in Midsomer Norton, Google My Business reviews is the first place to check out. Folks in Midsomer Norton, and all over the world, examine the reputation of companies each day on this widely trusted website. The second largest review site for local companies in Midsomer Norton is Bing Places for Business, and this is the main competitor of Google My Business. Your review here can create a summary of the company that worked on your project and help to raise their their business profile. You could also post company testimonials on Twitter and Facebook pages, which can often be just as effective. Most small companies in Midsomer Norton will rely heavily on such social media websites for their marketing and promotion strategies. Their marketing message can be reinforced by your positive reviews and give a starting place for friends and relations who may be interested in services of a similar nature.

If you're not all that computer savvy you can always just send in a hand-written letter of thanks to the company involved. These can be gathered together to create a review portfolio which is handy in one on one meetings with prospective clients, put in a frame for display in receptions, or scanned and published on the company website. No matter which approach you use to create your review of a trustworthy local company, you'll get a warm feeling inside knowing that you have rewarded somebody in return for great service. (Tags: Midsomer Norton Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

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There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Midsomer Norton damp proofing specialist including cellar waterproofing, damp proof injection, cementitious tanking, damp control, damp proofing old stone walls, damp proofing walls Midsomer Norton, brickwork damp proofing Midsomer Norton, damp proofing a cellar, wall damp proofing Midsomer Norton, damp proof sealing, japanese knotweed control, rendering repairs in Midsomer Norton, concrete repairs, damp proof coursing, damp proofing quotes Midsomer Norton, damp proofing assessments Midsomer Norton, commercial damp proofing Midsomer Norton, solutions for black mould, concrete damp proofing Midsomer Norton, chemical DPC injection, damp proofing concrete floors, the treament of efflorescence, invasive weed control, treatments for rising damp, residential damp proofing Midsomer Norton, damp proofing floors, vapour barrier installations, treatments for penetrating damp, damp proofing injection cream treatments Midsomer Norton, wood rot treatment, damp proof paint application in Midsomer Norton, rising damp prevention Midsomer Norton, wet rot control in Midsomer Norton, external damp proofing Midsomer Norton, leak detection, condensation control in Midsomer Norton, landlord damp proofing services, and lots more. These are just a handful of the tasks that are carried out by people specialising in damp proofing. Midsomer Norton contractors will keep you informed about their full range of damp proofing services.

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Also find: Whitehall damp proofing, Stratton-on-the-Fosse damp proofing, Farrington Gurney damp proofing, Paulton damp proofing, Hallatrow damp proofing, Welton damp proofing, Ston Easton damp proofing, Camerton damp proofing, Haydon damp proofing, Peasedown St John damp proofing, Old Mills damp proofing, High Littleton damp proofing, Radstock damp proofing, Clapton damp proofing, Chilcompton damp proofing services and more. All these places are served by companies who do damp proofing. Midsomer Norton property owners can get damp proofing quotations by clicking here.

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