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Damp Proofing Radstock Somerset (BA3): Problems with damp in your house in Radstock may not just look unappealing, but they can also trigger severe health and structural issues too. More significant issues can also be concealed beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and can cost you 1000's of pounds to fix if not treated immediately. If you believe that you might have damp problems you should speak to an experienced Radstock damp proofing company to check your property, and come up with the most effective damp proofing treatment for your home.

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With regards to dampness in Radstock houses, there are basically three key causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key types of damp are explained in greater detail in this article, together with tips on prevention and resolution, if you happen to find them in your home in Radstock.


Things like defective guttering, unsound brickwork, cracked or loose roof tiles and cavity wall issues are external factors that can lead to penetrating damp in your home. Inside your Radstock home, penetrating damp can result from cracked shower trays, burst or dripping pipes and overflowing baths or basins. If water is allowed to continue seeping into the walls and woodwork, the visible signs over time are going to be damp dark patches on walls, peeling or bubbling paintwork and blistering or broken plaster.

If left untreated for a while, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to occur in your roof timbers. Although it doesn't spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsafe, and in the worst case you might even need to get a new roof - extremely expensive! Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the rafters, along with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting wood.

You need not fret however, since to prevent these problems from happening, a few simple steps like cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, examining pipework for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork should aleviate such concerns. If you use the services of a knowledgeable Radstock damp proofing provider, they will check all these areas as a part of your complete damp proofing package.


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Condensation is super easy to identify and is one of the most common forms of damp in many buildings in Radstock. Small water droplets form on cooler surfaces when they make contact with warm, moist air. Poor ventilation in places with a high level of humidity, such as in boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, is the most common reason behind condensation.

Wiping up any water droplets that appear, and making certain that there's adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, are amongst the easiest solutions to such problems. This might call for the updating or installation of cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks to help reroute the moisture laden air to the outside of your house.

The best way to identify the main circumstances that give rise to the problem, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey carried out by a trusted Radstock damp proofing specialist. With some properties moist air can be sucked in from outside, plainly making things even worse. To successfully minimise condensation problems, airflow needs to be properly regulated. A professional Radstock damp proofing technician is well qualified to offer advice and solutions in this regard.

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Homes built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. You might not have a damp proof course installed on your home in Radstock if it was constructed earlier than this. If you're experiencing rising damp in a house built after this date it may be that your damp proof membrane or course has been damaged somehow.

Although hard to distinguish, tide marks on walls, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and crumbling or rotten skirtings, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. Whilst the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they are all clear indications of rising damp problems.

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Solving rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your property's exterior walls and seeing if you can spot a damp course. It should be 150mm above ground level for adequate protection. If you discover this space does not exist, you could dig away the soil to increase it, or if this process isn't feasible, a higher damp course will have to be installed.

You might have more serious issues if you learn that your damp proof course is OK, and it may be that the damp is rising from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be an even more troubling predicament.

Damp proofing professionals in Radstock can swiftly detect and remedy rising damp problems using a number of different techniques. Older houses which either don't have a DPM at all, or have a compromised one that is damaged over an extensive area, can have a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) injected into the outside walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled at intervals along the wall's mortar course, and before the cream sets it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proofing cream isn't appropriate, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a new damp proof course might need to be installed. Whilst this sort of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve damp issues, it may be the only solution in the final analysis.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another possible option for less severe areas of damp course damage. Because this will be applied beneath your current floor coverings, tiles, carpeting and wooden flooring will have to be lifted and removed before this operation can commence. In basements this is a particularly effective solution, and will form part of the "tanking" process which is used to create watertight spaces. Your Radstock damp proofing specialist may suggest the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried, added protection in those troublesome areas.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a cellar or below ground area is referred to as tanking. This has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, and so all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the pertinent surfaces prepared properly before the commencement of any work. As soon as this paint has been put on, it must be permitted to dry out thoroughly before replastering and decorating over it. Since it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, this is a highly disruptive job. Therefore, it's a good idea to bring in more than one damp proofing specialist to guarantee that this really is the only option.


Condensation issues can certainly be helped by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. Because dehumidifiers basically cover up the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are disadvantages to this option. A competent damp proofing company in Radstock will be delighted to offer advice on the best solution if you are experiencing dampness in any area of your property.


As with just about any home improvement project, the most reliable recommendations for a local professional come from friends and family. Before signing up for any damp proof services, you should try to get at least 2 or 3 quotations from a variety of Radstock companies. If you are in any doubt about any specific company you could ask to see qualifications and professional memberships.

Watch out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness qualifications, or companies who are signed up members of the Damp Proofing Association or the Property Care Association.

If your selected Radstock damp proofing specialists are members of the DPA or PCA they will be well qualified and have the appropriate working experience to provide a top notch service for all your damp proofing problems. In addition, it offers guarantees on any work carried out by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Radstock and also nearby in: Faulkland, Haydon, Writhlington, Midsomer Norton, Welton, Buckland Dinham, Shoscombe, Peasedown Saint John, Westfield, Foxcote, Clandown, White Ox Mead, Spring Gardens, Kilmersdon, together with these postcodes BA3 3PT, BA3 3QB, BA3 3LL, BA3 3GD, BA3 3HH, BA3 3AJ, BA3 3HU, BA3 3PJ, BA3 3HJ, BA3 3BY. Locally based Radstock damp proofing specialist will most likely have the postcode BA3 and the phone code 01761. Verifying this should ensure you access local providers of damp proofing. Radstock householders can benefit from these and countless other similar services.

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All throughout Somerset you should be able to find damp proofing experts who'll offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you're unable to find a satisfactory damp proofing specialist in Radstock itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.


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