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Damp Proofing Penzance Cornwall (TR18): Having damp problems in your home in Penzance can cause major structural and health problems, as well as looking unattractive. If not solved immediately, some of the more critical problems could cost thousands to repair, and may be hard to spot beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. If you've got a problem such as this there is very little that you can do to solve it yourself, and the best option is to contact a competent Penzance damp proofing company to do a survey and suggest solutions.

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In Penzance dwellings there are three primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next paragraphs describe the causes of such problems with damp in Penzance, and the various techniques for avoiding and resolving them.


Penetrating damp in the home can be the result of numerous external factors such as: cracks in brickwork, loose or cracked roof tiles, defective guttering and cavity wall problems. Inside a house, overflowing baths or sinks, leaky or burst pipes and damaged shower trays, can contribute to penetrating damp. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the walls and woodwork, the noticeable signs with time will be flaking or bubbling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and damp dark patches on walls.

If you've got a leaky roof and it's been left untreated for some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Even though it is lucky that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case scenario, you may need to replace the whole roof (very expensive!) if the timbers of your roof become unsound structurally. If a black fungus starts to appear on your woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to touch, you could have a case of wet rot.

Simple actions like repointing brickwork, examining pipework for leaks and cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks, are the basic preventative measures. If you employ the expert services of a knowledgeable Penzance damp proofing provider, they'll check all these elements as a part of your complete damp proofing program.


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Quite simple to spot and a cause of damp in a lot of Penzance homes, condensation is extremely common. When cooler surfaces come into contact with warm, moist air, small water droplets appear on those cold surfaces. In places where high humidity is present, as in: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, it forms due to poor ventilation.

Wiping up any droplets that form, and making certain there is sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, are amongst the most basic answers to such problems. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your property in Penzance, by installing or updating air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods, will help you to resolve this annoying problem.

There could be issues with sucking in damp air from outside, and by conducting an in-depth damp proof survey an expert in Penzance will be able to identify things that contribute to the situation. An effective way to successfully minimise condensation is to properly regulate airflow, and your local Penzance damp proofing company will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can best be accomplished.

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Homes constructed since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. It's perfectly possible that you might not have one fitted if your property in Penzance was built in the years before this. It is possible that your damp proof membrane or course might have been damaged in some way if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a property built after this year.

It can be rather difficult to distinguish rising damp, however some giveaway signs are; rotten or crumbling skirtings, "tide marks" on walls and a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls. If you notice or think that you might have any of these issues, it is possible you have a rising damp problem.

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Resolving rising damp problems can be as straightforward as checking your outside walls to see if you can spot a damp course. To be certain of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp course needs to be above ground level by at least 150mm. If this isn't the case you may be able to dig away the ground to create this gap, or if this isn't feasible, you could install a damp course higher up.

If your DPM is installed and in order and the gap isn't the cause of the problem, moisture could be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a much more problematic issue.

Penzance damp proofing technicians will swiftly be able to ascertain the main cause of your rising damp, and using a number of techniques will quickly resolve the problem. Older homes which either don't have a damp proof membrane, or have one which is damaged over a substantial area, can have a damp proof cream injected into the external walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream sets it turns into liquid and penetrates into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proof cream treatment isn't suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a new damp proof course may need to be installed. This is the most extreme of repair works, but it may be the only resolution to your rising damp.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another possible solution for less severe areas of damp course damage. Carpets, tiles or laminate flooring must be lifted prior to work being undertaken, since it's applied beneath your current floor coverings. In cellars this is a particularly efficacious solution, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" procedure which is used to make spaces watertight. Your Penzance damp proofing specialist might recommend the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, further protection in such troublesome areas.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or part below ground area, is a process of covering any exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. This should be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, so any wall covering and plaster must be removed and the relevant surfaces correctly prepared before any work begins. Once this coating has been applied, it should be allowed to dry out thoroughly before replastering and decorating over it. This is an exceedingly disruptive job as it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, and it's preferable to get more than one specialist opinion on whether this is really the only treatment for your damp problems.


Condensation issues can certainly be improved by means of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The downside with the use of dehumidifiers in seeking to stop damp and mould is that they primarily cover up the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. A competent damp proofing specialist in Penzance will be happy to advise on possible solutions if you're experiencing damp in any part of your property.


Friends and relations should always be the first choice when you're trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Before employing any damp proof services, you should always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 estimates from various Penzance companies. If you have any doubts about any damp proofing company you could ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships.

Watch out for technicians holding the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments professional qualifications, or companies who are registered members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association).

You can be certain that your damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has the appropriate experience to provide a top notch damp proof service, if they've got membership of either the DPA or PCA. Such professional memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any remedial work accomplished.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Penzance and also in nearby places like: Madron, Buryas Bridge, Paul, Trevarrack, Heamoor, Wherrytown, Newbridge, Mousehole, Tredarvah, Chyandour, New Mill, Sancreed, Gulval, St Ives, Ludgvan, Hayle, Alverton, Newlyn, Longrock, together with these postcodes TR18 2ES, TR18 2EP, TR18 2DZ, TR18 2NE, TR18 2NP, TR18 2HE, TR18 2JT, TR18 2BT, TR18 2BS, TR18 2PG. Local Penzance damp proofing specialist will probably have the dialling code 01736 and the postcode TR18.

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There is a variety of work that can be carried out by your local Penzance damp proofing specialist including rendering repairs, damp proofing a garage, woodworm treatment in Penzance, commercial tanking, dampproofing surveys, plaster replacement, structural waterproofing in Penzance, condensation solutions, damp proofing floors Penzance, damp proofing assessments, cellar waterproofing, dry rot treatment, cementitious tanking, wet rot treatments, damp proofing in lofts in Penzance, timber preservation, treatments for penetrating damp Penzance, chemical DPC injection, landlord damp proofing services, rising damp treatment Penzance, damp proof membranes Penzance, commercial damp proofing Penzance, efflorescence treatments, damp proofing rates, damp proofing concrete floors, cavity wall tie replacement in Penzance, damp proof cream injections, damp proofing brickwork, and lots more.

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Throughout Cornwall you will be able to find damp proof specialists who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find a satisfactory damp proof expert in Penzance itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.


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Damp proofing work has recently been done in these Penzance roads - Sheffield, Carvossa Estate, Cresswell Terrace, Dumbarton Terrace, Alexandra Gardens, Cove Road, The Close, Chypons Estate, Caravan Park Site 3, Cherry Garden Street, Colenso Cross, Bank Square, Trevean Gardens, Clifton Hill, Alverne Buildings, The Strand, Darlington Road, Stennack Parc, Treban Road, Coastguard Row, Custom House Court, Chapel Road, St Francis Street, Alverton Terrace, Cornwall Terrace, Tregarthen, Trewartha Road, Trewellard Hill, Trevegean, as well as these Penzance area postcodes: TR18 2ES, TR18 2EP, TR18 2DZ, TR18 2NE, TR18 2NP, TR18 2HE, TR18 2JT, TR18 2BT, TR18 2BS, TR18 2PG.

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