Damp Proofing Sidmouth

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Damp Proofing Sidmouth Devon (EX10): Problems with damp in your home in Sidmouth not only look unattractive, but they can also trigger severe health and structural problems too. Costing thousands of pounds to repair if not resolved speedily, more extreme issues are often concealed under peeling wallpaper, damp patches and flaking paintwork. It's far more cost effective in the longer term to contact a professional Sidmouth damp proofing company to check your home, and provide a complete damp proofing solution for your dwelling.

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Basically, when it comes to damp in the home there are three principal problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key kinds of damp are outlined in depth below, together with tips on prevention and resolution, in the event you discover them in your property in Sidmouth.


Problems like damaged guttering, cracks in brickwork, broken roof tiles and cavity wall problems are all external factors of penetrating damp. Inside a building, it can be triggered by overflowing basins or baths, damaged shower trays and burst or dripping pipes. If left to continue leaking these factors allow water to seep into woodwork and walls, which in time lead to flaking or bubbling paintwork, broken or blistered plaster and damp dark patches on walls.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaking roof which is been neglected over a period of time. Wet rot doesn't spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. If black fungus appears on your woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you might have a case of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be quite basic, for instance cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks, inspecting piping for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. A professional Sidmouth damp proof service provider will check all of these areas to help prevent any further complications, as an integral part of solving your dampness issues.


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Very easy to identify and the cause of damp in a lot of Sidmouth homes, condensation is extremely common. Minute droplets of water appear on cool surfaces when warm, moist air comes into contact with these surfaces. It often manifests because of poor ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms.

Wiping away any droplets that form, and making sure you've got enough ventilation in the affected areas, are amongst the easiest solutions to such problems. This might call for the installation or upgrading of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors to help redirect the humid air to the outside of your home.

The best way to find out the key things that bring about the situation, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey done by a dependable Sidmouth specialist. Occasionally damp air is drawn in from the outside, plainly making matters worse. To adequately control condensation, airflow has to be properly regulated. A professional Sidmouth damp proofing specialist will gladly offer advice and solutions in this regard.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard on houses constructed in the UK since 1875. You might not have a damp course installed on your house in Sidmouth if it was built earlier than this. If your property was built after this year, but you are still experiencing rising damp, it might be that the damp proof membrane has been impaired.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp in your home, white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and tide marks on walls, are good signs that you may be correct. Although the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they're all clear indications of rising damp problems.

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The first step towards managing your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether or not you've actually got a damp course on the exterior walls of your home in Sidmouth. To be sure of an adequate degree of protection the DPM ought to be above ground level by a minimum of 150 millimetres (approximately six inches). You can dig the surrounding soil away to generate this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you can install a damp proof membrane (DPM) higher up if the first option is not plausible.

If this is not the problem and your DPM is installed and in order, there might be more serious issues to deal with caused by the dampness coming up from the ground, up through your floor, and into the walls of your property.

Damp proofing professionals in Sidmouth can swiftly detect and eliminate rising damp issues using a range of techniques. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof course, or it is damaged over a wide area. This involves drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals into your wall's mortar joint and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the deterioration of your DPM is too severe, or if damp proofing cream is not a suitable solution, you may have to install a brand new damp proof course. Unfortunately this is taking repair work to the extreme, but it may be the only resolution to your rising damp.

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Yet another solution for less severe areas of damp course damage may include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Carpeting, wood flooring or tiles will need to be lifted prior to work being carried out, because it is applied underneath your floor coverings. This is particularly effective in basements as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a room which is watertight. Before the bitumen paint has dried completely, your Sidmouth damp proof expert might recommend the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: In below ground areas like cellars or basements, tanking is the process where any exposed surfaces are painted with a watertight coating. All wall coverings and plaster must be taken off and the pertinent surfaces properly prepared before the commencement of any work, because this waterproof coating has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. When the paint has been put on and dried, it's then possible to replaster the wall surfaces and decorate on top of it. As it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is an extremely disruptive process. It is therefore advisable to bring in at least three damp proofing experts to be sure that this really is the only possible remedy.


Condensation problems can certainly be improved by means of dehumidifiers, which are a highly efficacious way of reducing the moisture content in the air. The drawback with dehumidifiers in seeking to eliminate mould and damp is that they merely alleviate the cause of the damp, not cure it. If you are suffering with mould or damp in any area of your home in Sidmouth, you can speak to a competent damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


Neighbours and friends should always be your first port of call when you are trying to get recommendations for local specialists. If possible you should always see if you can obtain at least 2 or 3 different quotations from a range of companies, and before signing up to any particular damp proof services, you can ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships, as evidence of their credibility.

Professional Sidmouth damp proofing specialists ought to be signed up members of either the PCA (Property Care Association) or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association), or have qualifications from the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments).

You can be certain that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to perform a high quality damp proof service, if they are members of either the PCA or DPA. Such memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any remedial work carried out.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Sidmouth and also in: Colaton Raleigh, Seaton, Aylesbeare, Pinn, Woolbrook, Weston, Stowford, Sidford, Bicton, Ottery St Mary, Otterton, Bowd, Newton Poppleford, Salcombe Regis, Branscombe, Whimple, Farway, as well as in these postcodes EX10 1TJ, EX10 1SD, EX10 8HB, EX10 1SE, EX10 8DP, EX10 8EU, EX10 8NX, EX10 8AZ, EX10 8DB, EX10 1TG. Local Sidmouth damp proofers will most likely have the dialling code 01395 and the postcode EX10. Checking this can make sure that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Sidmouth property owners will be able to utilise these and many other related services.

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There is a wide range of work that can be carried out by your local Sidmouth damp proofing specialist including flood defence, mould treatment, damp proof membranes in Sidmouth, property preservation, home damp proofing in Sidmouth, cavity wall tie replacement in Sidmouth, japanese knotweed control, invasive weed control, rising damp prevention, damp proofing floors, leak detection, landlord damp proofing services in Sidmouth, damp proof coursing, damp proofing assessments, damp control, residential damp proofing in Sidmouth, damp proofing a garage, timber treatment, damp proofing a cellar Sidmouth, solving condensation problems Sidmouth, woodworm treatments in Sidmouth, damp treatments Sidmouth, cellar tanking in Sidmouth, condensation treatments, damp proof paint applications, damp proof sealing in Sidmouth, damp proofing injection cream applications, concrete repairs, timber surveys, cementitious tanking in Sidmouth, rising damp advice, treatments for black mould, rendering repairs, chemical DPC injection, solutions for condensation, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the duties that are carried out by people specialising in damp proofing. Sidmouth providers will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of damp proofing services.

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Around Devon you'll also find: Sandford damp proofing specialists, Berry Pomeroy damp proofing specialists, North Molton damp proofing specialists, Harberton damp proofing specialists, Ottery St Mary damp proofers, Colyton damp proofing specialists, Moretonhampstead damp proofing, Bishops Nympton damp proof specialists, South Tawton damp proofing, Clyst St Mary damp proofing specialists, Bratton Fleming damp proofing specialists, Bickleigh damp proofers, Totnes damp proofing specialists, Lifton damp proofers, Seaton damp proofing specialists, Ipplepen damp proofers, Holsworthy damp proofers, Stoke Gabriel damp proof specialists, Hemyock damp proof specialists, Sidmouth damp proofers, Kenn damp proofers, Seaton damp proofing, Yelverton damp proofing specialists, Bittaford damp proofing, Raymonds Hill damp proofers, South Zeal damp proofers, Honiton damp proofing, High Bickington damp proofers, Cheriton Fitzpaine damp proofing specialists, Shebbear damp proofing specialists.

All throughout Devon you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who'll offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find a satisfactory damp proof expert in Sidmouth itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Homes are damp proofed in Sidmouth every day, so it is fairly likely that a person in your social circle will have had damp proofing work done in the past, so ask friends, family and workmates for a recommendation. It's widely accepted by about eighty percent of people in Sidmouth, that word of mouth recommendations are much better than any other sort of endorsement. You'll want to get at least three or four quotes from your shortlist of potential contractors in Sidmouth.


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Also find: Bicton damp proofing, Ottery St Mary damp proofing, Whimple damp proofing, Branscombe damp proofing, Salcombe Regis damp proofing, Otterton damp proofing, Pinn damp proofing, Bowd damp proofing, Stowford damp proofing, Sidford damp proofing, Newton Poppleford damp proofing, Farway damp proofing, Woolbrook damp proofing, Weston damp proofing, Aylesbeare damp proofing, Colaton Raleigh damp proofing, Seaton damp proofing services and more. All of these villages and towns are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Sidmouth business and home owners can get damp proofing quotations by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Sidmouth: In the past twelve months damp proofing surveys were done in these Sidmouth streets: Cotmaton Road, Bickwell Lane, Coulsdon Road, Back Lane, Water Lane, Moor View Close, Seafield Road, Muttersmoor Road, Barn Hayes, Yardelands Close, Lower Brook Meadow, Howarth Close, Convent Road, Brewery Lane, South Lawn, Tully Gardens, Bulverton Park, Station Road, Balfours, Alexandria Road, Malvern Road, St Martins Close, David's Close, Bedford Square, Woodlands, Meadow View Close, Redwood Road, Salcombe Hill Close, Harcombe Fields, and in these Devon postcodes: EX10 1TJ, EX10 1SD, EX10 8HB, EX10 1SE, EX10 8DP, EX10 8EU, EX10 8NX, EX10 8AZ, EX10 8DB, EX10 1TG. Work was carried out in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Sidmouth householders were given reliable and high quality damp proofing services on each occasion.

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