Damp Proofing Newquay

Newquay Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Newquay Cornwall (TR7): It isn't simply the fact that problems with damp look unappealing, they can also induce health problems and result in serious structural damages. Costing thousands to fix if not cured immediately, more serious issues may be hidden beneath flaking paint, peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. If you believe you might have damp issues you should bring in a certified Newquay damp proofing company to examine your property, and suggest the most suitable damp proofing strategy for your home or business.

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In Newquay buildings there are 3 primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 key types of damp are reviewed in more detail in this article, together with recommendations for prevention and resolution, if you happen to find them in your property in Newquay.


Common external factors that may cause penetrating damp include: cavity wall problems, damaged guttering, loose or broken roof tiles and unsound brickwork. Inside a building, it can be caused by overflowing baths or basins, damaged shower trays and leaky or burst pipes. If left to carry on leaking these things allow water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which in time result in peeling or bubbling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and blistered or broken plaster.

If left untreated for some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Even though it is lucky that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in the worst case, you may need to have a new roof (extremely costly!) if the timbers of your roof become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the rafters, together with an unusual musty smell from the rotting timber.

You need not fret however, because to prevent these problems occurring, a few simple steps like examining pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and repointing brickwork should aleviate such concerns. An experienced damp proofer in Newquay will check these areas in order to help avoid any future complications, as part of resolving your issues with damp.


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Condensation is extremely easy to identify and is one of the most common forms of damp within many buildings in Newquay. Minute droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when humid, warm air comes into contact with these surfaces. In places with high humidity, such as: boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, it is often caused because of poor ventilation.

Simple strategies to reduce condensation include wiping up any droplets of water as they form and making certain that there's adequate ventilation in the main problem areas. The steps needed may involve the upgrading or installation of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks, with the intention of redirecting damp air outside of your property in Newquay.

A detailed damp proof survey by a reputable Newquay company may also find areas which give rise to the issue by sucking in moist air from outside. Airflow must be regulated properly to successfully control condensation problems, and a competent damp proofing technician will offer advice and solutions on this topic.

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A damp proof course has been installed as standard on homes constructed in the UK since 1875. You might not have a damp course installed on your home in Newquay if it was built prior to this period. If you are suffering with rising damp in a property built after this period it might be that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been damaged somehow.

If you suppose that you might have rising damp in your home, "tide marks" on walls, a white powdery deposit being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls and rotten or crumbling skirtings, are fair signs that you may be correct. It is possible that you may have a rising damp issue if you've spotted one or all of these.

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Simply checking your home's outside walls to see if you have a DPM can be one step towards eliminating your problems with rising damp. For satisfactory protection it must be 150mm (about six inches) above ground level. You could dig the surrounding ground away to create this space if it's currently not sufficient, or you can put in a higher damp proof membrane if the first option isn't plausible.

You could have more problematic issues if you learn that your damp proof membrane is OK, and it could be that the dampness is rising from the ground, through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which can be an even more concerning state of affairs.

Using a range of techniques, damp proofing specialists in Newquay can quickly detect and resolve rising damp. If you have a somewhat older property with no damp proof membrane or one that's damaged over a wide area, a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your external walls. Holes are drilled at intervals along the brickwork, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective water-repellent barrier.

If the damp proof cream treatment isn't suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a brand new damp proof course may need to be put in. Regrettably this is taking repair work to the extreme, but it may be the only remedy for your rising damp issues.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another potential solution for smaller areas of damage. This is applied under your floor coverings, so tiles, laminate flooring and carpeting will have to be lifted before any work is done. This is especially effectual in basements as a part of the tanking process to create a room that is watertight. For further protection in such problem areas, your Newquay damp proofing technician may suggest the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried.

Tanking: In below ground areas for instance cellars, tanking is a process where exposed surfaces are painted with a waterproof coating. This must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, so all plaster and wall covering must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared correctly before the commencement of any work. You can replaster the walls and decorate over it, after the coating has thoroughly dried out. This is a very disruptive job since it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, and it's recommended that you obtain more than one specialist opinion on whether this really is the only treatment for your rising damp problems.


To help ease condensation issues, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are very efficacious. The fact that these gadgets merely hide the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the main problem with dehumidifiers. To obtain the most reliable advice if you are experiencing damp in any area of your property, you should call on a certified damp proofing company in Newquay.


As with any project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a local specialist come from friends and family. When possible you should see if you can get at least two or three different quotes from a number of companies, and before signing up to any specific damp proof providers, you should ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, as proof of their trustworthiness.

Professional Newquay damp proofing specialists should be registered members of either the Property Care Association or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association), or have accreditations from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments.

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees your chosen damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the required experience to carry out a top notch damp proof service. Such professional memberships also means there are certain guarantees for any remedial work undertaken.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Newquay and also in: Crantock, St Columb Minor, Holywell, Pentire, Trevelgue, St Mawgan, West Pentire, Kestle Mill, Colan, Lane, Rosecliston, Porth, Tregurrian, Cubert, Trencreek, Tretherras, Quintrell Downs, as well as in these postcodes TR7 1JG, TR7 1BQ, TR7 1EB, TR7 1BY, TR7 1NL, TR7 1DN, TR7 1EZ, TR7 1PE, TR7 1HW, TR7 1HL. Local Newquay damp proofers will probably have the postcode TR7 and the telephone dialling code 01637.

Cornwall Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Recent Cornwall damp proofing customer enquiries: Reggie and Rahma Mcavoy recently enquired about clearing up condensation and damp problems in a living room in a terraced house in Praze an Beeble. Sumayyah and Rudi Dolan recently asked for a quote for clearing up condensation and mould problems in Ladock, Cornwall. Elinor and Oliver Baron recently asked for a quotation for clearing up damp problems in Stokeclimsland. Ollie Hill and Evalyn Hill recently enquired about clearing up damp problems in a detached house in Constantine, Cornwall. Kieron Maynard and Skyler Maynard recently enquired about resolving damp problems in a bungalow in Gwennap, Cornwall. Cruz Styles and Vienna Styles recently enquired about the possibility of eliminating condensation and damp issues in Illogan. Caspar Brock and Destiny Brock recently asked for a quote for damp proofing a basement in a semi-detached house in Kelly Bray. Che Chandler recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a basement in Landewednack.

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In Trenance, Treninnick Hill, Tuckers Close, Trevithick Close, Central Square, Berry Road, Carloggas, St Carantoc Way, Treloggan Industrial Estate, Trewithen Parc, Treloggan Road, Dane Road, Stafford Close, Tolcarne Mews, Tor Road, Tregoss Road, Sydney Road, Tower Road, Chesterton Place, Crantock Street, Trevemper Road, Trenarth Road, Chapel Town, Deer Park, Dale Close, Chester Court, St Ambrusca Road, Carter Close, as well as these local Newquay postcodes: TR7 1JG, TR7 1BQ, TR7 1EB, TR7 1BY, TR7 1NL, TR7 1DN, TR7 1EZ, TR7 1PE, TR7 1HW, TR7 1HL, householders have recently needed local damp proofing services.

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