Damp Proofing St Blazey

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Damp Proofing St Blazey Cornwall (PL24): It isn't simply the fact that damp problems look unattractive, they can also cause health problems and result in major structural damage. If not solved quickly, the more critical issues could cost you thousands of pounds to repair, and may be hard to spot beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. If you believe you may have such issues you should get in touch with a certified St Blazey damp proofing company to survey your property, and come up with the best damp proofing treatment for your home or business.

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In St Blazey buildings there are 3 primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following paragraphs describe the causes of such damp issues in St Blazey, and the different methods of avoiding and solving them.


Penetrating damp in the home can be attributable to numerous external factors for instance: cavity wall problems, damaged guttering, cracks in brickwork and loose or broken roof tiles. Inside, cracked shower trays, dripping or burst pipes and overflowing sinks or baths, can trigger penetrating damp. If left to carry on leaking these factors allow water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which over time create flaking paintwork, blistering or broken plaster and damp dark patches on walls.

If you have a leaky roof and it has been left untreated for quite some time, it can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Whilst it doesn't spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally compromised, and in the worst case you could even need to have a new roof - very expensive! Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the wood, coupled with a distinctive musty smell from the decaying timber.

Simple actions like cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks, inspecting pipework for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork, can be the basic preventative maintenance measures. An experienced damp proofer in St Blazey will check all of these areas to help avoid any further problems, as part of resolving your dampness issues.


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A common form of damp in St Blazey properties, condensation is super easy to spot. Small droplets of water appear on cold surfaces when they come into contact with humid, warm air. It's a problem because of poor ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Easy solutions to reduce condensation include wiping up any water droplets whenever they appear and making certain you've got adequate ventilation in the trouble spots. Redirecting damp air outside of your property in St Blazey, by fitting or updating cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans, will help you to remedy this problem.

The best way to establish the key factors that give rise to the situation, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey carried out by a professional St Blazey company. Occasionally damp air can be sucked in from the outside, simply making things worse. To adequately minimise condensation problems, airflow must be properly regulated. A reliable St Blazey damp proofing company will gladly offer advice and solutions in connection with this.

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Homes built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. If your property was built before this time it's conceivable that you might not have this installed. If your house was constructed after this date, but you're still experiencing rising damp issues, it might be that the damp proof membrane has been compromised.

Although difficult to identify, "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. It's plausible that you may have a rising damp issue if you have seen one or all of these in your home.

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Solving rising damp problems can be as simple as checking your home's external walls to see if you can see a damp proof course. To be certain of a satisfactory measure of protection the damp proof membrane ought to be above ground level by a minimum of 150 millimetres (around six inches). You can dig the surrounding soil away to create this gap if it is currently not sufficient, or you can put in a higher DPM if the former isn't feasible.

If your damp proof membrane is installed and in order and the gap is not the root cause of the problem, moisture may be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a more problematic issue.

Damp proofing technicians in St Blazey can quickly detect and eliminate rising damp using a number of techniques. Older houses which either have no DPM at all, or have a compromised one that's damaged over an extensive area, can have a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) injected into the outside walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then penetrates into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective waterproof barrier.

If the damp proofing cream treatment is not sufficient, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a new damp proof course may need to be put in. Though this is of course a fairly drastic plan of action, it might be the only method to solve your damp problems successfully.

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Yet another option for less severe areas of membrane damage could include painting on a layer a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Carpeting, laminate flooring or tiles will need to be lifted prior to work being carried out, because it's applied underneath your existing floor coverings. Also used as an integral part of the tanking procedure to create a waterproof space, this is a particularly effective solution in cellars. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried, your St Blazey damp proofing specialist may suggest the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a cellar or below ground area is called tanking. This should be applied at the base level of floors and walls, and so all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the relevant surfaces prepared correctly before the commencement of any work. As soon as this coating has been put on, it should be permitted to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating over the top of it. You must always obtain more than one expert's opinion about whether this is the only remedy for your damp problems, because this is a very disruptive job as it has to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property.


To help ease problems with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are quite effectual. The fact that they merely hide the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the main drawback with dehumidifiers. A certified damp proofing company in St Blazey will be able to offer advice on possible solutions if you are experiencing mould or damp in any part of your house.


Neighbours and friends should invariably be the first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations for local specialists. Always get at least 3 or 4 different quotations from various local companies, and if in any doubt you should ask to look at professional memberships and qualifications, before hiring any damp proofing services.

Professional St Blazey damp proofing specialists ought to be members of either the Property Care Association or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association), or have accreditations from the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness.

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees your selected damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to perform a top notch damp proof service. Such memberships also means there are guarantees for any work completed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in St Blazey and also in: Looe, Treesmill, Penpillick, Trethowel, Tywardreath, Lanlivery, St Austell, Carlyon Bay, Castle Dore, St Blazey Gate, Fowey, Lanescot, Polkerris, Lostwithiel, Lerryn, Bugle, Par, together with these postcodes PL24 2JL, PL24 2LE, PL24 2JJ, PL24 2NT, PL24 2JE, PL24 2NW, PL24 2LL, PL24 2JG, PL24 2DL, PL24 2NH. Local St Blazey damp proofing specialist will likely have the telephone dialling code 01726 and the postcode PL24. Checking this can ensure that you access local providers of damp proofing. St Blazey homeowners are able to utilise these and countless other damp proofing services.

St Blazey Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks St Blazey

There are a wide range of tasks that can be accomplished by your local St Blazey damp proofing specialist including damp proofing price quotes, damp proofing injection cream applications, cavity wall construction in St Blazey, damp proof sealing, cellar damp proofing St Blazey, vapour barrier installation, solving condensation problems, flood defence, timber preservation, timber treatment, home damp proofing, chemical DPC injection in St Blazey, dampcourse installation, damp proof paint application St Blazey, commercial tanking, damp proofing old stone walls in St Blazey, damp proof tanking, damp proofing assessments, wood rot treatment, rising damp solutions in St Blazey, damp proof membranes in St Blazey, damp control, wall tie replacement, condensation solutions, basement tanking St Blazey, damp proof injection in St Blazey, timber surveys, damp proofing surveys St Blazey, damp proofing floors, solving mould problems, damp proofing walls, damp treatments St Blazey, industrial damp proofing in St Blazey, cementitious tanking in St Blazey, woodworm treatments, and more. Listed are just a handful of the tasks that are handled by those specialising in damp proofing. St Blazey providers will be happy to tell you about their entire range of damp proofing services.

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Cornwall Damp Proofing Enquiries

Current Cornwall damp proofing customer projects: Bryan Doran and Katy Doran recently enquired about fixing damp problems in St Issey, Cornwall. Mr and Mrs Partington recently asked for a price quote for clearing up damp problems in a semi-detached house in Delabole, Cornwall. Johnny Gillespie and Lara Gillespie recently enquired about getting a price for eliminating damp and condensation problems in a detached house in Constantine, Cornwall. Ianis and Ebony Ferreira recently enquired about resolving condensation and damp issues in a kitchen in St Goran. Eden and Oliver Hobson recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a conservatory in Launceston. Mr and Mrs Costa recently requested a quotation for damp proofing an extension in Praze an Beeble, Cornwall. Alyssia Fell and Caiden Fell recently enquired about damp proofing a cellar in a semi-detached house in Gerrans, Cornwall. Andrei and Vivienne Ewing recently asked for a quote for solving damp problems in a detached house in Bugle, Cornwall. These people conducted a search for "damp proofing Cornwall" and located this website on either Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It's always a great help when you are trying to find a professional contractor for your project to ask if friends and family have any recommendations. It's widely acknowledged, that word of mouth references are the preferred solution with regards to finding someone who is perfect for your needs, and can also be a great help in filtering out contractors who aren't up to the task, or local companies with less than glowing track records.

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If you are aware that a friend or family member has used a particular contractor, you can get a bit of first hand experience of their timekeeping and reliability. They'll also be able to inform you if anything went awry, and how quickly any mistakes were resolved. They will be in a position to tell you whether the contractor offers a guaranteed price promise for their work, and if they didn't, how accurate the final price was in comparison to the initial quote.

You can depend on your friends and relations to be honest and truthful, hence they should always be your first point of reference in regards to advice. If they have had an unsatisfactory experience in their dealings with a specific company or contractor, you could find that they won't want to chat about them. Most people will be more than willing to talk about a good contractor, less inclined to mention a lousy one, and might offer some alternative company rather than 'malign' a far from ideal business they have had dealings with previously.


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Also find: Trethowel damp proofing, Treesmill damp proofing, St Austell damp proofing, Castle Dore damp proofing, Tywardreath damp proofing, Lostwithiel damp proofing, Bugle damp proofing, Lanescot damp proofing, Polkerris damp proofing, Lanlivery damp proofing, Looe damp proofing, Fowey damp proofing, Par damp proofing, Penpillick damp proofing, Carlyon Bay damp proofing, St Blazey Gate damp proofing, Lerryn damp proofing services and more. The majority of these locations are covered by companies who do damp proofing. St Blazey homeowners can get quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around St Blazey: Damp proofing services were recently necessary for people living in Prideaux Road, Old Roselyon Crescent, Chapel Terrace, Chyandor Close, Bobs Road, Doubletrees Court, New Road, Polgover Way, Lamb Park, Deeble Drive, Fernlea Villas, Penarwyn Road, Sea View Terrace, Rebecca Close, Polgrean Place, Prideaux, Old Roselyon Road, The Old Manor, Station Road, Penince, Old Walled Gardens and these St Blazey postcodes: PL24 2JL, PL24 2LE, PL24 2JJ, PL24 2NT, PL24 2JE, PL24 2NW, PL24 2LL, PL24 2JG, PL24 2DL, PL24 2NH. Work was carried out in these areas by experts in damp proofing. St Blazey householders received professional and reliable damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing St Blazey information was updated on 21-09-2022)