Damp Proofing Paulton

Paulton Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Paulton Somerset (BS39): It isn't just the fact that damp problems look unappealing, they can also cause chronic health issues and contribute to major structural damage. Ugly damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal much more serious problems which, if not remedied speedily, could cost 1000s to repair. If you believe that you may have such damp problems you need to get in touch with a competent Paulton damp proofing company to examine your property, and suggest the best damp proofing strategy for your home.

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In Paulton homes there are 3 principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find info on what may be causing damp problems in your home or business in Paulton, and exactly how you can go about rectifying them.


Issues like loose or broken roof tiles, damaged guttering, cavity wall issues and cracks in brickwork are external factors that can lead to penetrating damp. Inside a structure, it can be caused by overflowing basins or baths, burst or dripping pipes and damaged shower trays. If left to carry on leaking these issues enable water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which in time lead to damp dark patches on walls, peeling paintwork and broken or blistered plaster.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof which is left untreated for some time. Whilst it's fortunate that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof (extremely expensive!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. If a black fungus starts to appear on your woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to touch, you could have the beginnings of wet rot.

Preventative maintenance can be relatively basic, such as repointing dodgy brickwork, inspecting piping for leaks and cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks. As an integral part of an overall damp proofing service, your local Paulton damp proofing company will check out all these factors.


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Condensation is very easy to identify and is one of the most common forms of damp in many properties in Paulton. Tiny droplets of water form on colder surfaces when warm, humid air makes contact with them. It's an issue because of poor ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

To reduce condensation issues, simple solutions include making sure you have sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any water droplets the moment they arise. This might call for the upgrading or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors to help reroute the humid air outside of your home.

There could be issues with drawing in damp air from the outside, and by performing a detailed damp proofing survey a specialist in Paulton will identify circumstances that play a role in the situation. To effectively minimise condensation, airflow needs to be regulated properly. An experienced Paulton damp proofing technician will be more than happy to offer solutions and advice in regards to this.

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Homes built since 1875 in the UK have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. If your home or property was constructed before this time it's perfectly possible that you may not have one installed. It's possible that your damp proof membrane or course may have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a house built after this date.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp, tide marks on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, are good indications that you might be correct. Whilst the existence of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp.

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Fixing rising damp issues can be as easy as checking your home's external walls to see if you can spot a damp proof course. In order to get an adequate measure of protection the damp proof membrane ought to be above ground level by no less than 150 millimetres (approximately six inches). If this is not the case you might be able to dig away the ground to generate this gap, or if this is not possible, you could install a damp proof membrane (DPM) higher up.

You may have more serious issues if you learn that your damp proof membrane is okay, and it might be that the moisture is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls, which will be even more of a concern.

Paulton damp proofing technicians will swiftly be able to ascertain the cause of your rising damp, and using a variety of techniques will soon eliminate the problem. If you have an older property with no damp proof course or one that is damaged over a considerable area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your external walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals in the brickwork, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then penetrates into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective water-repelling barrier.

In situations where damp proofing injection cream isn't a satisfactory treatment, or when your damp course membrane is extensively damaged, installing a complete new damp proof course could be neccessary. This is the most extreme of repair works, however it may be the only resolution to your rising damp problems.

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For less severe areas of damage, another potential option could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. This is applied underneath your current floor coverings, so wooden flooring, tiles and carpeting will have to be lifted before any work can be undertaken. In cellars this is an especially effective solution, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" procedure that is used to create watertight spaces. Your Paulton damp proofing technician may recommend the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, added protection in these trouble spots.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a basement is referred to as "tanking". Since this waterproof coating must be applied to the base surfaces of walls and floors, any wall covering and plaster must be taken off before any work can begin, and the surfaces prepared properly. You can replaster the walls and decorate on top of it, as soon as the coating has dried completely. You should always obtain more than one specialist opinion about whether this is the only answer to your rising damp, since this is a highly disruptive job since it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property.


Dehumidifiers are a highly effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air, so for condensation problems they can help. The issue with dehumidifier use in trying to reduce damp and mould is that they basically mask the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. To obtain the best advice if you're suffering from damp in any part of your home, you should speak to a professional damp proofing company in Paulton.


Friends and neighbours should invariably be your first choice when you are looking for recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. Before signing up for any damp proof services, you should try to obtain at least 3 or 4 estimates from various Paulton companies. If you are in any doubt about any damp proofing company you could ask to look at professional membership certificates and accreditations.

Keep an eye out for technicians holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) accreditations, or companies who are members of the Damp Proofing Association or the Property Care Association (PCA).

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

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Somerset Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Recent Somerset damp proofing job postings: Kaja Fryer from Westonzoyland was searching for someone to damp proof a wall in the kitchen. Jia Storey and Zak Storey recently requested a price quote for fixing damp problems in Wiveliscombe, Somerset. Indigo and Iwan Prior recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing an extension in a semi-detached house in Brent Knoll. Casey and Kelsey Whittington recently asked for a quotation for clearing up mould and condensation issues in a conservatory in Pilton, Somerset. Lilly-Mai Eden and Jace Eden recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a garage in a cottage in Chard. Dante Duggan from South Horrington was on the lookout for someone to damp proof a garage. Demi-Leigh Lightfoot in Stoke St Michael, Somerset was looking for someone to damp proof a basement. Dolcie and Charley Cannon recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up condensation and mould problems in a terraced house in Puriton. All of these Somerset home owners did a search for "damp proofing Somerset" and noticed this website on Yahoo, Bing or Google.

Paulton Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Paulton damp proofing specialist including rendering repairs in Paulton, damp proofing internal walls in Paulton, plaster replacement Paulton, wood rot treatments Paulton, injection damp proofing in Paulton, damp proof tanking Paulton, timber treatments, damp proof cream applications, floor damp proofing Paulton, condensation treatment, treatments for penetrating damp, cementitious tanking in Paulton, condensation control Paulton, solving condensation problems, retaining wall damp proofing Paulton, damp proofing quotes, damp proofing assessments, pressure grouting in Paulton, industrial damp proofing Paulton, treatments for condensation, cellar damp proofing Paulton, woodworm treatments Paulton, concrete damp proofing Paulton, wall damp proofing Paulton, damp proofing brickwork, structural waterproofing, damp control, property surveys, cavity wall construction Paulton, vapour barrier installations Paulton, external damp proofing Paulton, rising damp prevention, cheap damp proofing Paulton, damp proof coursing, garage damp proofing Paulton, timber preservation, damp course installations, and more. These are just a selection of the duties that are performed by those specialising in damp proofing. Paulton specialists will inform you of their whole range of services.

Leaving a Review

When people in Paulton are searching for services, the majority of them browse online reviews to help in making a choice, thus decent customer reviews are the lifeblood of any local business. It is helpful for them if you could leave them a review when they have done a good job or offered a great service, and of course it is handy for others too. Letting other know about your personal experience will be beneficial to any potential employer and also to the business itself. Truth be told, reviews were almost certainly useful for you yourself when you were first searching for someone to damp proofing work. Even if you'd visited a company website which looks extremely impressive, you might have carried on looking if they did not have good reviews and feedback.

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However, how much reliance can be placed on customer reviews which are displayed on the website of a company? They may have been "made up" by a company employee, seeking to improve their conversion rate, or were they written by "real" clients?

An effective way to find authentic and sincere reviews is to go through the the reviews on Google My Business listings. Trusted, because this also affects a business's ranking in search engines, this is THE review website to discover any business's reputation. Bing Places for Business is another review area that you could try when posting reviews for local businesses in Paulton, and is the key rival to Google My Business, holding second place in the reviews sector. Leaving an honest review in either of these places will create a summary of the company that worked on your damp proofing project and help to increase the profile of that company locally. Some people would rather leave reviews for a company on Facebook and Twitter pages, which are just as effective. A leading part of any small company's advertising strategy, these social media websites are an important aspect of the review process. Your feedback can help to strengthen their marketing message, and if you have given recommendations to friends and acquaintances who are trying to find similar services, this will give them a starting point for their hunt for the ideal tradesman.

Going 'old school' and traditional is obviously still appropriate, and you could prepare a hand-written letter of thanks and post it in to the company. Such letters can be compiled to build a review portfolio which is beneficial in face to face meetings with prospective customers, scanned and uploaded to the business website, or framed for display in offices or reception areas. The reward for you is the wonderful feeling that you will get, knowing you've in some small way helped a local business get a foothold in a highly competitive marketplace and with a little luck gain more clients. (Tags: Paulton Damp Proofing Company Reviews)


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Damp Proofing Around Paulton: Households in Salisbury Road, Winterfield Park, Jubilee Terrace, Winterfield Close, Ham Grove, Plumptre Close, Alexandra Park, Park Road, Valley View Road, Phillis Hill, Gregorys Tyning, Langley's Lane, Somerset Way, High Park, Simon's Close, Alpine Close, West Road, Goosard Lane, St Julien's Close, Ludwells Orchard, Brookside Close, Bloomfield Rise, Tennis Court Avenue, Clover Close, Hayboro Way, Badman Close, have needed damp proofing just recently. Waterproofing work also undertaken in these local Paulton postcodes: BS39 7RZ, BS39 7RP, BS39 7RD, BS39 7XP, BS39 7SN, BS39 7TB, BS39 7PZ, BS39 7QN, BS39 7TA, BS39 7YS. These locations recently saw activity by specialists in damp proofing. Paulton residents benefited from competent and professional damp proofing services in every case.

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(This damp proofing Paulton article was last updated on 12-09-2023)