Damp Proofing Poole

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Damp Proofing Poole Dorset (BH15): Problems with damp in your property in Poole may not just look unappealing, but they can trigger serious structural and health issues as well. More significant problems can also be hidden by peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and could cost you thousands to fix if not remedied immediately. If you think you may have damp issues you need to call on a professional Poole damp proofing company to check out your property, and recommend the most beneficial damp proofing strategy for your home or business.

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When considering dampness in Poole houses, there are essentially three main causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key forms of damp are outlined in greater detail in this article, along with suggestions for prevention and resolution, should you discover them in your property in Poole.


Penetrating damp in the home can be attributable to numerous external factors for instance: cracks in brickwork, broken roof tiles, damaged guttering and cavity wall issues. Inside a structure, dripping or burst pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing basins or bathtubs, can trigger penetrating damp. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the walls and woodwork, the visible signs with time will be broken or blistered plaster, peeling paintwork and damp dark patches on walls.

If neglected for some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Even though it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to replace the entire roof if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. A distinctive musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and the appearance of black fungus, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

You should not fret however, because to stop these problems occurring, a few simple steps like repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and examining pipework for leaks should reduce such issues. If you employ the services of a competent Poole damp proofing specialist, they'll check all these aspects as a part of your all round damp proofing package.


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A common form of damp in many houses in Poole, condensation is extremely easy to identify. Tiny droplets of water form on cool surfaces when warm, moist air comes into contact with them. In areas where high humidity is present, as in: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, condensation arises because of inadequate ventilation.

To prevent condensation issues, simple solutions include ensuring that there's adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any droplets of water the moment they arise. The necessary steps might involve the updating or installation of air bricks, extractors and cooker hoods, with the intention of redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your home in Poole.

A detailed damp proofing survey by a reputable Poole company might also find circumstances which bring about the issue by sucking in moist air from the outside. To successfully control condensation problems, airflow has to be regulated properly. A competent Poole damp proofing technician will be able to offer solutions and advice in connection with this.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses built in Great Britain. It is quite possible that you might not have one fitted if your home in Poole was built before this time. If your property was built after this year, but you are still experiencing rising damp problems, it might be that the damp proof course or membrane has been impaired.

It can be hard to distinguish rising damp, however some giveaway indications are; rotten or crumbling skirting boards, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and tide marks on walls. If you see or think that you may have any of these, it's possible you have a rising damp problem.

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Solving rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your property's exterior walls to see if you can see a damp course. To be sure of an adequate degree of protection the damp proof membrane needs to be above ground level by a minimum of 150 millimetres. If this is not the situation you may be able to dig the ground away to create this space, or if this isn't plausible, you could install a higher damp proof membrane.

If your damp proof course is correct and the gap from the ground is not the root cause of the problem, dampness might be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a more challenging issue.

Damp proofing specialists in Poole can swiftly detect and eliminate rising damp problems using a number of different procedures. A damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls if you've got an older property with no DPM, or one that's damaged over a considerable area. This calls for the drilling of holes at intervals along the wall's mortar joint and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

If the deterioration of your DPM is too critical, or if damp proofing cream injection isn't an appropriate treatment, you might have to install a brand new damp proof course. Though this is naturally a pretty drastic approach, it could be the only way to resolve your rising damp issues successfully.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another possible remedy for less severe areas of damp course damage. Tiles, carpeting or wooden flooring must be lifted before any work is done, as it's applied under your floor coverings. This is particularly effectual in cellars as an integral part of the tanking process to create a watertight room. Your Poole damp proofing specialist might recommend laying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely, further protection in such problem areas.

Tanking: In below ground areas for instance cellars or basements, "tanking" is a process where any surfaces that are exposed are covered in a waterproof coating. Any wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the appropriate surfaces prepared properly before the commencement of any work, since this coating has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. When this paint has been applied, it should be allowed to dry out thoroughly before replastering the wall surfaces and decorating over it. As it needs to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property, this is an incredibly disruptive process. It is therefore a good idea to call in more than one damp proofing expert to guarantee that this is really the only effective resolution.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for problems with condensation they can help quite a bit. Because dehumidifiers basically alleviate the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are downsides to this solution. A professional damp proofing specialist in Poole will be glad to give you advice on possible solutions if you are suffering from mould or damp in any area of your home.


Neighbours and friends should always be your first choice when you are looking for recommendations for local professionals. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, always try to obtain at least three estimates from different Poole companies. If you are in any doubt about any particular damp proofing company you can ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications.

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

You can guarantee that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the required experience to carry out a first class damp proof service, if they are members of either the PCA or DPA. It also offers a guarantee over any work supplied by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Poole and also in nearby places like: Parkstone, Broadstone, Creekmoor, Hillbourne, Oakdale, Waterloo, Corfe Mullen, Christchurch, Lilliput, Upton, Hill View, Hamworthy, Stanley Green, Bournemouth, Sandbanks, Longfleet, Sterte, together with these postcodes BH12 1AU, BH12 1DQ, BH12 1HB, BH12 1EJ, BH12 1DH, BH12 1BP, BH12 1DB, BH12 2AS, BH12 1QB, BH11 8RA. Local Poole damp proof specialists will most likely have the phone code 01202 and the postcode BH15.

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Current Dorset damp proofing job postings: Jordan Barrow recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a cellar in Bradford Abbas. Imogen Horner recently requested a quote for fixing damp problems in a semi-detached house in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. Harvey Peck recently enquired about the possibility of resolving condensation and mould problems in a conservatory in a detached house in Wool. Cleo Preston recently enquired about getting a price for fixing damp problems in a terraced house in Ferndown. Sammy Neal recently enquired about resolving mould and condensation issues in a cottage in Bradpole, Dorset. Mr and Mrs Nuttall recently enquired about solving damp and condensation problems in a kitchen in Alderholt, Dorset. Craig Piper recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a garage in a detached house in Cann, Dorset. Iona Ferreira recently asked for a quote for damp proofing a garage in a detached house in Bere Regis.


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Damp proofing services were recently needed by people living in Burley Road, St Marys Road, Dunford Road, Deneve Avenue, Spur Hill Avenue, Shipstal Close, Shillito Road, Birds Hill Gardens, Catalina Drive, St Davids Road, Clyde Road, Crichel Mount Road, Chandos Avenue, Albert Road, Totmel Road, Sherrin Close, Sydling Close, Chideock Close, Carters Avenue, Stirrup Close, Dolmans Hill, Dean Swift Crescent, Sandpiper Close, Charmouth Grove, Dolbery Road South, Sopers Lane, Argyll Road, Thwaite Road, Dansie Close, Tower Park and these Poole postcodes: BH12 1AU, BH12 1DQ, BH12 1HB, BH12 1EJ, BH12 1DH, BH12 1BP, BH12 1DB, BH12 2AS, BH12 1QB, BH11 8RA.

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