Damp Proofing Nailsea

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Damp Proofing Nailsea Somerset (BS48): Having damp problems in your home in Nailsea can lead to severe health and structural issues, as well as appearing unappealing. If not treated immediately, the more critical issues could cost you thousands to repair, and might be hard to spot beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. It is much more cost effective in the longer term to get in touch with a professional Nailsea damp proofing specialist to survey your home, and offer a complete damp proofing remedy for your dwelling.

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In Nailsea buildings there are 3 major problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 primary forms of damp are reviewed in greater detail below, together with recommendations for prevention and resolution, in the event you find them in your home in Nailsea.


Penetrating damp in buildings can be attributable to a variety of external factors such as: damaged guttering, cavity wall problems, unsound brickwork and broken or loose roof tiles. Inside, overflowing basins or baths, cracked shower trays and burst or leaking pipes, can cause penetrating damp. If left to continue leaking these issues enable water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which with time lead to blistered or broken plaster, peeling or bubbling paintwork and dark damp patches on walls.

Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof that is neglected over a period of time. Wet rot can't spread into the brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timber, coupled with a distinctive musty smell from the decaying wood.

Simple steps like repointing brickwork, examining piping for leaks and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, will be the basic preventative measures. As part of a complete damp proofing program, your local Nailsea damp proofing company will check all of these aspects.


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Very easy to identify and a contributing factor to damp in many Nailsea homes, condensation is very common. Minute droplets of water form on cool surfaces when warm, humid air comes into contact with them. Poor ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, for instance in kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, is the most common explanation for condensation.

Wiping up any water droplets that form, and making sure that you have adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, are amongst the easiest solutions to such problems. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in Nailsea, by fitting or updating air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors, will help you to remedy this issue.

A detailed damp proofing survey from a reputable Nailsea company might also find areas which play a role in the situation by drawing in damp air from the outside. Airflow needs to be properly regulated to effectively control condensation problems, and a professional damp proofing specialist will give advice and offer solutions on this matter.

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Houses built since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course to be installed as standard. If your home was built before this period it's conceivable that you may not have one installed. If you're suffering with rising damp in a home constructed after this period it may be that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been somehow or other.

Although rather difficult to identify, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, "tide marks" on walls and a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. Whilst the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp.

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Dealing with rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your external walls and seeing if you can see a damp proof course. In order to get a satisfactory measure of protection the DPM should be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres. If this is not the situation you might be able to dig the ground away to create this space, or if this isn't plausible, you could install a higher damp proof course.

If your damp course is in order and the gap from the ground is not the cause of the problem, moisture might be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a more problematic issue.

Using a number of different procedures, damp proofing technicians in Nailsea can swiftly identify and resolve your rising damp problems. Older homes which either have no damp proof membrane, or have a compromised one that is damaged over a wide area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) injected into the external walls. This involves the drilling of holes at intervals in your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the damage to the DPM is too extensive, or if damp proofing injection cream is not a suitable solution, you may have to put in a new damp proof course. While this sort of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve damp issues, it could be the only effective solution when all is said and done.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another possible solution for smaller areas of membrane damage. Because this is going to be applied under any existing floor coverings, tiles, wooden flooring and carpets will need to be lifted before this procedure can begin. In cellars this is an especially efficacious treatment, and will form a part of the tanking procedure that is used to make rooms watertight. Your Nailsea damp proofing expert may advise the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, additional protection in those trouble spots.

Tanking: In basements, cellars and below ground areas of a property, tanking is the process where exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. As this waterproof coating has to be applied to the bare surfaces of floors and walls, any wall covering and plaster must be taken off before work commences, and all surfaces properly prepared. When this paint has been applied, it should be permitted to dry completely before replastering any walls and decorating over it. Because it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, this is a really disruptive process. It is therefore wise to contact more than one damp proofing expert to be sure that this is really the only possible remedy.


Problems with condensation can certainly be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way of reducing the moisture content in the air. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers simply cover up the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are downsides to this option. A competent damp proofing specialist in Nailsea will be ready to advise on the best solution if you're suffering from damp in any part of your property.


As with any project, the best recommendations for a professional come from neighbours and friends. Always acquire at least 3 or 4 different estimates from a variety of companies, and if you've got any doubts you can ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and accreditations, before hiring any damp proof services.

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

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees that your selected damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has the necessary experience to provide a first class damp proof service. Such memberships also means that there are guarantees for any work undertaken.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Nailsea and also in: Clapton-in-Gordano, Portbury, Chelvey, Wraxall, Farleigh, Tickenham, Long Ashton, Portishead, East End, Flax Bourton, Kenn, Backwell, St Marys Grove, Failand, Claverham, Brockley, West Town, and in these postcodes BS48 2AT, BS48 1SS, BS48 2EQ, BS48 1QF, BS48 2EA, BS48 1QN, BS48 1QD, BS48 1SB, BS48 2BB, BS48 2AN. Locally based Nailsea damp proof specialists will most likely have the postcode BS48 and the dialling code 01275. Checking this will guarantee that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Nailsea householders are able to utilise these and many other related services.

Nailsea Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Nailsea damp proof specialist including structural waterproofing in Nailsea, damp proofing estimates in Nailsea, solving condensation problems, damp control, condensation solutions in Nailsea, wood rot treatments, solving mould problems Nailsea, damp proofing internal walls, concrete repairs in Nailsea, vapour barriers, industrial damp proofing, damp proof tanking, condensation solutions Nailsea, timber surveys in Nailsea, damp proof injection, dampproofing surveys Nailsea, damp course installations Nailsea, damp proofing concrete floors, invasive weed control Nailsea, damp proof paint application in Nailsea, cellar damp proofing Nailsea, chemical DPC injection, black mould treatments, dry rot control, damp proofing services, damp proofing a garage, rising damp treatments, woodworm treatments, damp proofing assessments, home damp proofing, cementitious tanking, leak detection, damp proofing solutions in loft conversions Nailsea, damp proofing a cellar, and lots more. These are just an example of the tasks that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Nailsea professionals will keep you informed about their entire range of damp proofing services.

Somerset Damp Proofing

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In Somerset you will likewise find: Long Sutton damp proof specialists, Merriott damp proofing, North Weston damp proof specialists, Wellington damp proofers, Cannington damp proofing, Portbury damp proofing specialists, Glastonbury damp proofers, East Huntspill damp proof specialists, Westbury Sub Mendip damp proofers, Misterton damp proofers, Wrington damp proofing specialists, Ilminster damp proofing, Stoke St Michael damp proofing specialists, Ruishton damp proofers, Ilton damp proofing, Nailsea damp proofing, Pensford damp proofing, Yatton damp proofing specialists, Carhampton damp proofing specialists, Huish Episcopi damp proofers, Somerton damp proofing, Wincanton damp proofers, Pilton damp proofing specialists, Ilton damp proofing specialists, Tintinhull damp proofers, Winford damp proofers, Monkton Heathfield damp proofing specialists, Spaxton damp proofing specialists, Publow damp proofing specialists, Tatworth damp proofing specialists.

Throughout Somerset you should be able to find damp proofers who will provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find a suitable damp proof specialist in Nailsea itself then you should be able to find one nearby.

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Recently posted Somerset damp proofing requirements: Mr and Mrs Millard recently enquired about the possibility of resolving condensation and mould issues in a bedroom in Minehead, Somerset. Mr and Mrs Aldred recently requested a price quote for solving damp problems in Tickenham. Benjamin and Gloria Little recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a garage in a cottage in Charlton Mackrell, Somerset. Nathanael Macarthur recently enquired about getting a price for fixing damp problems in Westonzoyland, Somerset. Orion Rhodes recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up damp and condensation issues in a bedroom in a semi-detached house in East Huntspill, Somerset. Esmay Karim and Zayd Karim recently requested a quote for clearing up damp and condensation problems in a conservatory in Highbridge, Somerset. Dawood Downie recently asked for a quotation for solving damp problems in Stoke St Gregory, Somerset. Tayla Thomas recently asked for a price quote for resolving damp problems in a semi-detached house in Combe St Nicholas, Somerset. Most of these householders did a search for "damp proofing Somerset" and discovered this website on either Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Friends & Family Recommendations

An excellent idea, when you're on the lookout for a contractor or service for your project in Nailsea, is to get recommendations from friends and relatives. When it comes to identifying someone who is perfect for your needs, personal references are usually the preferred method, and are just as effective for pointing a finger at companies with a terrible levels of performance, and inferior contractors.

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Getting the feedback of a relative or friend also means that you will be able to discover if anything went awry, how speedily mistakes were resolved, and how the contractor reacted. Additionally you can get some insights into the time keeping and reliability of the contractor in question. You can get an understanding of how the price charged for the work when compared to the original quote they were given, which, unless they've got a guaranteed price promise, can often be difficult to obtain directly from the contractors.

Your friends and family members are people you know, and ultimately in relation to advice, they're the individuals you can trust. If they have had a poor experience in their dealings with a particular contractor or company, you might discover that they won't want to talk about them. And a lot of folks, rather than 'maligning' a poor company who they have had dealings with in the past, may even offer a different contractor, as they're happier talking about a good quality business than a lousy one.


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Also find: Farleigh damp proofing, Chelvey damp proofing, Brockley damp proofing, Failand damp proofing, Backwell damp proofing, Portishead damp proofing, Claverham damp proofing, Flax Bourton damp proofing, Wraxall damp proofing, Kenn damp proofing, Tickenham damp proofing, Clapton-in-Gordano damp proofing, Long Ashton damp proofing, Portbury damp proofing, West Town damp proofing, East End damp proofing, St Marys Grove damp proofing services and more. Most of these towns and villages are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Nailsea householders can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Nailsea: Households in Lion Close, Coates Grove, Newton Green, Brunel Road, Parish Brook Road, Blackfriars Road, Ilminster Close, Causeway View, Barnwood Court, Rowan Close, Bucklands End, Hillcrest Road, Dunkery Close, Scotch Horn Close, Clarken Close, Biddisham Close, Worcester Gardens, Westway, Stock Way North, Mayflower Gardens, Oaksey Grove, Camp View, Kingston Road, Nightingale Gardens, Watery Lane, Orchard Road, Cherry Road, St Mary's Grove, Wedmore Road, Morgans Hill Close, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also completed in the following Nailsea area postcodes: BS48 2AT, BS48 1SS, BS48 2EQ, BS48 1QF, BS48 2EA, BS48 1QN, BS48 1QD, BS48 1SB, BS48 2BB, BS48 2AN. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Nailsea business and home owners enjoyed the benefits of trusted and reliable damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing Nailsea article was updated on 29-01-2023)