Damp Proofing Newmarket

Newmarket Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Newmarket Suffolk (CB8): Having damp problems in your property in Newmarket can contribute to dangerous health and structural issues, as well as being unattractive in appearance. More serious problems can also be concealed by patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and can cost thousands of pounds to fix if not remedied promptly. If you have a problem like this there is very little that you can do yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to speak to an established Newmarket damp proofing company to carry out a thorough inspection and suggest viable solutions.

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In Newmarket dwellings there are three main problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key forms of damp are outlined in more detail below, along with tips on prevention and resolution, should you find them in your home or business premises in Newmarket.


Typical external factors that may lead to penetrating damp in your home include: defective guttering, loose or broken roof tiles, cavity wall issues and unsound brickwork. Inside your Newmarket property, penetrating damp can result from overflowing sinks or baths, leaking or burst pipes and cracked shower trays. If water continues to soak into the walls and woodwork, the noticeable signs with time will be broken or blistering plaster, dark damp patches on walls and flaking paintwork.

Wet rot can occur in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof that is neglected for some time. Whilst it doesn't spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally compromised, and in the worst case you may even need to replace the whole roof - extremely costly! Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the rafters, together with a unique musty smell from the rotting wood.

Preventative maintenance can be fairly basic, such as repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and examining pipework for leaks. If you use the expert services of a knowledgeable Newmarket damp proofing firm, they'll check all these factors as a part of your all round damp proofing arrangement.


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One of the most common forms of damp in Newmarket homes, condensation is very easy to identify. Small droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when they come into contact with moist, warm air. It is often caused due to inadequate ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

Easy solutions to reduce condensation involve wiping away any droplets as soon as they appear and making sure there's enough ventilation in the problem areas. Redirecting moist air to the outside of your home in Newmarket, by updating or fitting air bricks, extractors and cooker hoods, will help you to eliminate this annoying problem.

A damp proof survey from a reliable Newmarket company could also find circumstances which bring about the situation by sucking in moist air from the outside. Airflow must be properly regulated to successfully minimise condensation, and a knowledgeable damp proofing specialist will offer advice and solutions on this matter.

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Houses constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. You may not have a damp course installed on your home in Newmarket if it was built earlier than this. It's a possibility that your damp proof membrane might have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a home built after this year.

If you think that you may have rising damp, "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, are good indications that you might be right. Whilst the existence of these isn't conclusive, they are all indications of rising damp.

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Fixing rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your external walls and seeing if you can spot a damp proof course. It needs to be 150 millimetres above ground level for adequate protection. If this isn't the case you can dig the ground away to generate this space, or if this is not plausible, you could put in a damp course higher up.

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

Newmarket damp proofing technicians will quickly be able to establish the cause of your rising damp issues, and employing a range of procedures will quickly resolve the problem. A damp proof cream can be injected into your wall if you've got a somewhat older house with no DPM, or one that's damaged over a significant area. This entails drilling holes at intervals into your wall's mortar course and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the deterioration of your damp course membrane is too critical, or if damp proofing injection cream isn't an appropriate solution, you might need to put in a new damp proof course. Whilst this level of repair work is a pretty extreme way to solve damp problems, it could be the only real solution in the final analysis.

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Another solution for smaller areas of damp course damage could include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Tiles, laminate flooring or carpeting will have to be lifted prior to work being undertaken, as it is applied beneath your current floor coverings. This is particularly effective in basement areas as part of the tanking process to make a room that is watertight. For additional protection in such troublesome areas, your Newmarket damp proof specialist may advise a layer of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a cellar is called "tanking". Because this waterproof coating has to be applied to the base surface of floors and walls, all wall covering and plaster must be removed before work commences, and the pertinent surfaces properly prepared. As soon as this paint has been put on and is dry, it is then possible to replaster any walls and decorate over the top of it. As it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is a really disruptive process. It's therefore recommended that you bring in more than one damp proofing specialist to ensure that this is really the only remedy.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation problems they can help. The main downside with dehumidifier use in endeavouring to stop damp and mould is that they basically hide the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. A reliable damp proofing company in Newmarket will be delighted to give you advice on possible solutions if you are experiencing damp or mould in any part of your home.


As with any project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a local professional come from friends and relations. Where possible you should always try to obtain at least 2 or 3 different quotes from a variety of companies, and before signing up for any specific damp proof providers, you should ask to see professional membership certificates and accreditations, as a verification of their trustworthiness.

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

If your Newmarket damp proofing specialists are in fact members of the PCA or DPA they will be suitably qualified and have the necessary experience to offer you a first class service for your damp proofing issues. Furthermore, it offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work accomplished by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Newmarket and also in nearby places like: Bottisham, Ashley, Dalham, Higham, Moulton, Stetchworth, Gazeley, Great Wilbraham, Chippenham, Swaffham Bulbeck, Reach, Kennet, Snailwell, Cheveley, Swaffham Prior, Burwell, Exning, Kentford, together with these postcodes CB8 0HR, CB8 0BF, CB8 0NX, CB8 0FE, CB8 1AU, CB8 0GZ, CB8 0HP, CB8 0ER, CB8 0AF, CB8 0FL. Locally based Newmarket damp proofing specialist will probably have the postcode CB8 and the dialling code 01638.

Damp Proofing Enquiries Suffolk

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Current Suffolk damp proofing job posts: Amalia Butterworth recently requested an estimate for damp proofing an extension in Trimley St Martin, Suffolk. Keira and Amar Keating recently requested a price quote for eliminating condensation and damp issues in a detached house in Red Lodge. Alia Akhtar and Elijah Akhtar recently asked for an estimate for solving damp problems in Rendlesham, Suffolk. Andrei and Amara Stott recently enquired about the possibility of resolving damp problems in a detached house in Holbrook, Suffolk. Taylor Warwick and Lexi Warwick recently enquired about the possibility of fixing damp problems in a terraced house in Needham Market. Charley and Freya Tait recently enquired about eliminating condensation and damp problems in Cockfield, Suffolk. Jaylen Willis and Ema Willis recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a garage in Needham Market, Suffolk. Mr and Mrs Sallis recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a basement in a bungalow in Rougham.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Newmarket damp proofing specialist including rising damp advice in Newmarket, damp proofing solutions in kitchens in Newmarket, flood defence, damp control in Newmarket, cavity wall construction Newmarket, damp proofing brickwork Newmarket, damp proofing concrete floors, cellar tanking Newmarket, plaster replacement Newmarket, condensation treatment, treatments for black mould, vapour barrier installation Newmarket, japanese knotweed control in Newmarket, solving mould problems, rising damp treatment in Newmarket, damp course installation, woodworm treatments, timber treatments, mould treatment, damp proofing a basement, commercial tanking, damp proof membranes, solving condensation problems in Newmarket, basement waterproofing, damp proofing cream treatments, leak detection Newmarket, pressure grouting Newmarket, commercial damp proofing, and more.


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Folks living in the following streets and roads have recently enquired about damp proofing - Park Avenue, Wragg Drive, Adastral Close, Freshfields, Norfolk Avenue, Seymour Close, Rous Road, Heasman Close, Valley Way, Elliott Close, Bartons Place, Petingo Close, The Rows, Stirling Gardens, Cheveley Road, Dullingham Road, Armstrong Close, Mill Hill, Mill Reef Close, Fred Archer Way, Ferneley Crescent, Greenfields, Hyperion Way, Weston Way, Doug Smith Close, Windsor Road, Highclere Close, Hamilton Road, Parkers Walk, as well as these Newmarket area postcodes: CB8 0HR, CB8 0BF, CB8 0NX, CB8 0FE, CB8 1AU, CB8 0GZ, CB8 0HP, CB8 0ER, CB8 0AF, CB8 0FL.

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