Damp Proofing Somerton

Somerton Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Somerton Somerset (TA11): It isn't simply the fact that problems with damp look unappealing, they can also induce health issues and result in major structural damage. Ugly damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal much more serious issues which, if not resolved immediately, can cost 1000s to repair. If you have a problem like this there is very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to contact an experienced Somerton damp proofing specialist to carry out a survey and suggest solutions.

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In relation to dampness in Somerton structures, there are basically three major classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

Below you'll find information on what may cause damp problems in your home or business in Somerton, and exactly how you may set about rectifying them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Things like defective guttering, cavity wall problems, loose or cracked roof tiles and unsound brickwork are common external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home. Inside, dripping or burst pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing sinks or baths, can lead to penetrating damp. If water continues to seep into the walls and woodwork, the obvious signs in time will be peeling or bubbling paintwork, blistered or broken plaster and damp dark patches on walls.

Wet rot can arise in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaky roof which is been neglected for an extended period of time. Wet rot cannot spread into the brickwork, but it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. If black fungus appears on your woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you might have a case of wet rot.

Simple actions like examining pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks and repointing brickwork, can be the basic preventative maintenance measures. As part of a complete damp proofing service, your local Somerton damp proofing company will check all of these factors.

CONDENSATION

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Super easy to identify and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Somerton properties, condensation is incredibly common. Tiny droplets of water appear on cool surfaces when warm, moist air makes contact with these surfaces. It often arises due to inadequate ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

Basic solutions to reduce condensation include wiping up any droplets whenever they form and making certain that you have enough ventilation in the problem areas. This may require the installation or upgrade of extractors, cooker hoods and air bricks to help redirect the moisture laden air outside of your house.

There could be issues with sucking in damp air from the outside, and by conducting an in-depth damp proof survey a specialist in Somerton will find things that play a role in the problem. The best way to adequately control condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Somerton damp proofing specialist will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can best be accomplished.

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RISING DAMP

Since 1875, a damp proof course has been installed as standard in all houses built in the United Kingdom. If your home was built before this time it's possible that you might not have one installed. If you are suffering with rising damp in a property built after this period it is possible your damp proof membrane or course has been somehow or other.

If you think that you might have rising damp in your home, crumbling or rotten skirtings, a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are good signs that you may be correct. While the existence of these isn't conclusive, they're all indications of rising damp problems.

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Just checking your property's external walls to spot if you've got a DPM can be one step towards fixing your problems with rising damp. For satisfactory protection it should be 150 millimetres above ground level. You could dig the surrounding ground away to create this gap if it is currently not enough, or you could put in a damp course higher up if the former isn't possible.

If your damp course is in fact correct and the gap from the ground is not the explanation for the problem, moisture might be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a much more serious issue.

Somerton damp proofing experts will quickly be able to determine the explanation for your rising damp issues, and using a variety of techniques will quickly eliminate the problem. If you have a somewhat older home with no damp proof course or it is damaged over an extensive area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your outside walls. Holes will be drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a special nozzle is used to inject the cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective waterproof barrier.

If the damage to the DPM is too extensive, or if damp proofing cream injection is not a satisfactory solution, you might need to install a new damp proof course. This is taking repair work to the extreme, however it could be the only remedy for your rising damp.

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For smaller areas of membrane damage, another potential solution would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. As this is applied under your current floor coverings, wood flooring, carpets and tiles will need to be lifted before this process can commence. Also used as part of the "tanking" process to make a space watertight, this is a particularly efficacious treatment in cellar areas. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried, your Somerton damp proof expert may suggest a layer of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a basement is called "tanking". This must be applied at the base level of floors and walls, therefore all wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the surfaces prepared correctly before any work begins. You can replaster any wall surfaces and decorate over it, as soon as the paint has dried out completely. This is a really disruptive process as it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, and it is wise to obtain more than one expert opinion about whether this really is the only answer to your rising damp problems.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

To help ease condensation issues, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are very effectual. The fact that these products only cover up the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the main drawback with dehumidifier use. To obtain the most reliable advice if you're suffering from dampness in any area of your house, you can get in touch with an experienced damp proofing specialist in Somerton.

FINDING A DEPENDABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN SOMERTON

Friends and family should always be the first choice when you are looking for recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. Always get at least three different estimates from a variety of companies, and if you've got any doubts you can ask to look at professional membership certificates and accreditations, before signing up for any damp proofing services.

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

If your selected Somerton damp proofing specialists are in fact members of either the DPA or PCA they will be properly qualified and have acquired the necessary working experience to provide you with a high quality service for your damp proofing needs. Any remedial work performed by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Somerton and also nearby in: Keinton Mandeville, Butleigh, Kingweston, Pitney, Plot Gate, Knole, Hurcot, Cary Fitzpaine, Charlton Adam, Upton, Long Sutton, Kingsdon, Dundon, Compton Dundon, Etsome, Littleton, Charlton Mackrell, together with these postcodes TA11 6JS, TA11 6JF, TA11 6QE, TA11 6SG, TA11 6JX, TA11 6NB, TA11 6LF, TA11 6QZ, TA11 6LH, TA11 6LG. Local Somerton damp proofers will most likely have the postcode TA11 and the telephone dialling code 01458. Verifying this will ensure that you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Somerton householders will be able to benefit from these and lots of other damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Any time that you are in need of professionals for any project or service, it's invariably extremely helpful to look to friends and relatives for recommendations. When it comes to pinpointing someone who is ideal for your needs, person to person references are generally the preferred method, and are equally effective for filtering out companies with a below par service history, and bad contractors.

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Getting the advice of a friend or family member also means that you get an insight into the reliability and timekeeping of the contractor, and if anything went awry, what the contractor's attitude was like, and how swiftly were any errors resolved. You can also get a perception of how the price charged for the work in comparison with the initial quote they were given, which, unless they've got a guaranteed price promise, is normally tricky to get directly from the contractors.

Finally, the individuals who you know and can trust are your family and friends, so in relation to advice, go to them. If they have had a poor experience in their dealings with a specific company or contractor, you may discover that they'll not want to talk about them. It's frequently the case that most people will be perfectly willing to recommend a decent quality contractor and less likely to discuss a lousy one. They might even endorse a different company, rather than 'malign' far from ideal one they've dealt with.

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Recent Somerset damp proofing enquiries: Sydney Kershaw and Ray Kershaw recently asked for a price quote for clearing up condensation and damp issues in a bungalow in Wiveliscombe, Somerset. Mr and Mrs Cohen recently asked for a quote for resolving damp problems in Bruton. Ieuan Sweeney and Imaan Sweeney recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a garage in a detached house in Wincanton. Elvis and Lilliana Chaplin recently enquired about damp proofing a garage in Axbridge. Dolcie Howe and Mckenzie Howe recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a garage in Abbots Leigh. Kai Ridley recently requested a quote for resolving mould and condensation issues in a semi-detached house in Dunster. Noor Hind from Chilcompton was looking for an expert to damp proof a garage floor. Kieran and Liyana Chamberlain recently requested a price quote for damp proofing a bedroom in Bruton. These Somerset home owners did a search for "damp proofing Somerset" and came across this page on Google, Bing or Yahoo.

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There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Somerton damp proof specialist including damp proofing rates Somerton, landlord damp proofing services Somerton, damp proof coursing Somerton, timber preservation, damp proof tanking Somerton, brickwork damp proofing Somerton, rising damp prevention, plaster replacement, damp proofing floors, dampproofing surveys, leak detection Somerton, external damp proofing Somerton, basement tanking in Somerton, wet rot treatment Somerton, damp proofing concrete floors, injection damp proofing, garage floor damp proofing Somerton, damp proof cream treatments, solving mould problems, black mould treatment, damp proof paint application, mould treatments, damp proof membranes, flood defence, damp proofing a garage in Somerton, the treament of efflorescence, solving condensation problems, cheap damp proofing Somerton, home damp proofing in Somerton, concrete repair, chemical DPC injection, damp proofing services, industrial damp proofing Somerton, timber treatment in Somerton, damp proofing old stone walls, damp proof sealing, commercial tanking, and more. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Somerton providers will keep you informed about their whole range of services.

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Also find: Keinton Mandeville damp proofing, Charlton Mackrell damp proofing, Etsome damp proofing, Knole damp proofing, Long Sutton damp proofing, Kingsdon damp proofing, Plot Gate damp proofing, Compton Dundon damp proofing, Charlton Adam damp proofing, Cary Fitzpaine damp proofing, Dundon damp proofing, Butleigh damp proofing, Upton damp proofing, Pitney damp proofing, Hurcot damp proofing, Kingweston damp proofing, Littleton damp proofing services and more. Most of these locations are served by companies who do damp proofing. Somerton home and property owners can get quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Somerton: Over the past year damp proofing surveys were professionally done in these Somerton streets: Perry Hill Road, Catsgore Road, Park Lane, Bradley View, Bancombe Road, Pound Pool, Etsome Hill, The Triangle, Mill Lane, Water Lane, Behind Berry, Kirkham Street, Brockle Close, Barley Croft, Ricksey Lane, Orchard Road, Blackthorn Way, New Cross, The Court, Lodge Hill, Slippery Batch, Whiscombe Lane, Dew Water Lane, Market Place, Hodges Barton, Huish Road, Pesters Lane, Chestnut Close, Etsome Close, and in these Somerset postcodes: TA11 6JS, TA11 6JF, TA11 6QE, TA11 6SG, TA11 6JX, TA11 6NB, TA11 6LF, TA11 6QZ, TA11 6LH, TA11 6LG. These places recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Somerton homeowners enjoyed the benefits of professional and reliable damp proofing services in every case.

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(This damp proofing Somerton article was updated on 11-07-2022)