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Damp Proofing Newton Abbot Devon (TQ12): You should be seriously worried if you have problems with damp in your home in Newton Abbot, because along with looking unsightly, damp can have a negative impact on your health and affect the structural integrity of your building. If not dealt with immediately, the more critical problems could cost thousands to repair, and might be concealed beneath peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. To deliver the best damp proofing remedy for your house, it is much more cost effective in the long term to bring in a certified Newton Abbot damp proofing company to check out your property.

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Essentially, when considering damp within the home there are three major problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key forms of damp are described in depth in this article, along with suggestions for prevention and resolution, in case you find them in your home or business premises in Newton Abbot.


Issues like damaged downspouts or gutters, blocked cavity walls, damaged or porous brickwork and loose or cracked roof tiles are all external factors that can lead to penetrating damp. In the interior of your property it can be a result of overflowing basins or baths, burst or dripping pipes and cracked shower trays. If water continues to seep into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs over time are going to be damp, dark patches on walls, flaking or bubbling paintwork and blistering or broken plaster.

If you've got a leaky roof that has been neglected for some time, your roof timbers can be troubled by wet rot. Despite the fact that brickwork isn't affected by wet rot, the timbers of your roof can be seriously damaged, and the whole roof may need to be replaced if it becomes structurally unsound. Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timber, coupled with a unique musty smell from the decaying wood.

You need not panic however, because to stop these problems happening, a few basic steps such as repointing dodgy brickwork, inspecting water pipes for leaks and cleaning your guttering & roof and checking for leaks, should avoid such concerns. If you use the services of a competent Newton Abbot damp proofing company, they will check all these factors as part of your overall damp proofing package.


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Numerous properties in Newton Abbot suffer from condensation issues, and this is among the most common causes of damp. Droplets of water form on colder surfaces when warm, moist air comes into contact with these surfaces. It's a problem because of poor ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

There are two basic ways of managing condensation issues, and these are ensuring that the worst areas have adequate ventilation, and wiping water droplets away as they form on surfaces. To help expell the moist air from your building, you may need to update or fit air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans.

A detailed damp proofing survey by a trustworthy Newton Abbot company might also find areas which give rise to the issue by drawing in damp air from outside. So as to control condensation issues, it's vital that airflow and circulation within the home is regulated correctly, and by conferring with an expert in this industry, you will get information and guidance for resolving these problems.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all homes built in Great Britain. You may not have a damp course installed on your house in Newton Abbot if it was built earlier than this. If you are suffering with rising damp in a house constructed after this time it might be that your damp proof membrane has been somehow or other.

Rising damp can be difficult to distinguish, but some things to look for are; white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and tide marks on walls. Although the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp issues.

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Resolving rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your home's exterior walls and seeing if you can see a damp proof course. It ought to be 150 millimetres (around six inches) above the level of the ground for satisfactory protection. If you find that this gap does not exist, you can dig away the earth to increase it, or if this approach isn't possible, a higher damp proof membrane will need to be put in.

If your DPM is in order and the gap from the ground is not the root cause of the problem, moisture may be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a much more problematic issue.

Using a number of different techniques, damp proofing professionals in Newton Abbot can swiftly identify and resolve rising damp. Older homes which either don't have a DPM, or have a compromised one which is damaged over a significant area, can have a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) injected into the external walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the mortar course, and before the cream cures it turns to liquid and penetrates into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damp proof cream treatment is not suitable, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a new damp proof course may have to be installed. Although this is naturally a pretty extreme course of action, it could be the only way to remedy your rising damp issues effectively.

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Another possible solution for minimal areas of membrane damage could include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. As this is applied beneath your floor coverings, laminate flooring, carpeting and tiles must be lifted before this operation can begin. In basement areas this is a particularly effective solution, and will form part of the "tanking" process that is used to make spaces watertight. Your Newton Abbot damp proofing specialist may advise the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, further protection in such troublesome areas.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a cellar or below ground area is called "tanking". Since this waterproof coating must be applied to the bare surface of floors and walls, any wall covering and plaster must be taken off before work commences, and all surfaces correctly prepared. When this paint has been put on, it must be permitted to dry completely before replastering and decorating on top of it. This is an exceedingly disruptive process as it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, and it's preferable to get more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is really the only resolution to your damp problems.


To help with issues with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are pretty effective. The main drawback with dehumidifiers in attempting to prevent damp and mould is that they basically mask the cause of the damp, don't cure it. If you're experiencing damp or mould in any part of your property in Newton Abbot, you should call on a competent damp proofing company for the most reliable advice.


As with pretty much any home improvement project, the most reliable recommendations for a local specialist can be obtained from friends and relations. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, you should always see if you can get at least three quotations from a variety of Newton Abbot companies. If you are in any doubt about any specific damp proofing company you should ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates.

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

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees that your selected damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the necessary experience to carry out a high quality damp proofing service. Such memberships also means there are guarantees for any remedial work performed.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Newton Abbot and also nearby in: Wilborough, Abbotskerswell, Two Mile Oak, Netherton, East Ogwell, Combeinteignhead, North Wilborough, Highweek, Ogwell, Wolborough, West Ogwell, Milber, Penn Inn, together with these postcodes TQ12 1LR, TQ12 1QF, TQ12 1NU, TQ12 1HR, TQ12 1LB, TQ12 1AS, TQ12 1DG, TQ12 1PQ, TQ12 1NN, TQ12 1LQ. Local Newton Abbot damp proofing specialist will most likely have the postcode TQ12 and the phone code 01626. Verifying this will ensure that you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Newton Abbot property owners will be able to benefit from these and various other comparable services.

Cementitious Tanking

The popular solution for preventing water penetration in cellars and basements is cementitious tanking. To the walls and floors of the room or space, a cement-based waterproofing system is applied as part of this procedure. The tanking material has a range of grades that are suitable for different substratum and can be either pre-manufactured or mixed on-site.

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Cementitious tanking provides a long-lasting and durable barrier against water ingress, but proper application is vital to achieve maximum effectiveness. Before application, it is crucial to make sure that the surface is free from any loose material or contaminants and is clean and dry.

A long-lasting, high-quality result can be attained by opting for professional installation by a seasoned damp proofing specialist. Cementitious tanking, when correctly installed, can be an effective and reliable solution for waterproofing underground spaces and cellars in Newton Abbot. To ensure that cementitious tanking will last for many years, regular maintenance is imperative.

Positive Input Ventilation

PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) might be a perfect solution to alleviate problems with damp in your home in Newton Abbot. If you have noticed mould and damp in your home or condensation around the windows then PIV can help to reduce the humidity. It accomplishes this by continuously circulating fresh air. This steady replacement and refresh of the air inside your property increases air quality, reduces pollutants and odours and has been proven to enhance the everyday life of allergy and asthma sufferers by reducing dust mite allergens in the air. Some considerations for PIV systems is that it works better when installed in a roof space, and your home does have to be relatively airtight. Air, just like water, will take the path of least resistance, and any gaps and spaces in windows or doors will let the fresh air out, while bringing possible contaminated air in.

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Current Devon damp proofing job requests: Milan Hurst in Shebbear was searching for damp proofing companies nearby. Ray Horrocks from Newton Poppleford was searching for an expert to damp proof a cellar. Barnaby Adam and Shreya Adam recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in a bungalow in Tedburn St Mary. Frazer Keating recently asked for an estimate for clearing up damp and condensation problems in two bedrooms in} Clyst St Mary, Devon. Simon Armour and Lydia Armour recently requested a quotation for resolving damp problems in Mary Tavy, Devon. Luca Spooner from Ipplepen, Devon asked the question "is there someone who does damp proofing near me?". Gruffydd Edwards recently enquired about the possibility of fixing damp problems in Hennock. Carter Mccabe from Walkhampton was on the lookout for somebody to damp proof a basement. These property owners searched for "damp proofing Devon" and discovered this web page on Yahoo, Bing or Google.

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There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Newton Abbot damp proofing specialist including property preservation, damp proof sealing, efflorescence solutions, damp proof tanking, missing damp proof course installations, faulty damp proof course replacement, pressure grouting Newton Abbot, timber treatment Newton Abbot, damp proofing in lofts in Newton Abbot, damp proofing old stone walls Newton Abbot, damp proofing a garage Newton Abbot, dampcourse installation, damp proofing inspections, resolving mould problems, wood rot treatments, damp treatments, garage damp proofing, woodworm treatments, retaining wall damp proofing Newton Abbot, basement damp proofing Newton Abbot, solutions for penetrating damp, condensation treatments, PIV (positive input ventilation), damp proofing services, damp proofing assessments, damp proofing floors, exterior damp proofing Newton Abbot, dry rot control, concrete damp proofing Newton Abbot, rising damp prevention, foundation damp proofing, damp proofing internal walls, replacement of faulty flashingsdamp proof course in Newton Abbot, wet rot control, cavity wall construction, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Newton Abbot professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of damp proofing services.

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When you are in need of damp proofing services, it may not always be possible to find somebody suitable in Newton Abbot itself, but because there are plenty of people and companies all over Devon who will happily help you with your damp issues, you should certainly be able to identify somebody close by.


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