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Damp Proofing Street Somerset (BA16): It's not just the fact that damp problems look unsightly, they can also cause health problems and lead to major structural damages. If not solved immediately, some of the more serious problems can cost thousands of pounds to repair, and might be hidden away beneath peeling wallpaper and patches of damp. If you think that you may have such issues you need to get in touch with a professional Street damp proofing company to check your property, and suggest the most effective damp proofing treatment for your home or business premises.

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When considering dampness in Street homes, there are essentially 3 principal causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These three primary kinds of damp are discussed in greater detail below, together with suggestions for prevention and resolution, in case you find them in your house in Street.

PENETRATING DAMP

Problems like broken roof tiles, unsound brickwork, damaged guttering and cavity wall problems are common external factors that can lead to penetrating damp. Inside a structure, it can be caused by cracked shower trays, dripping or burst pipes and overflowing sinks or bathtubs. If left to carry on leaking these factors allow water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which in time create flaking or bubbling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and blistered or broken plaster.

If you have a leaky roof and it has been neglected for quite some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot can't spread into brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case your roof timbers become structurally compromised, necessitating a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the rafters, along with a distinctive musty smell from the rotting wood.

Simple actions like cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks, inspecting pipes for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork, are the basic preventative maintenance measures. If you use the services of a certified Street damp proofing company, they will check all these areas as a part of your all round damp proofing arrangement.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is extremely easy to spot and is one of the most common forms of damp in many buildings in Street. When moist, warm air comes into contact with cool surfaces (such as windows), small droplets of water swiftly appear. Inadequate ventilation in places with high humidity, for instance in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, is the most frequent reason behind condensation.

Easy solutions to reduce condensation involve wiping up any water droplets as soon as they form and ensuring that there's sufficient ventilation in the trouble spots. The steps needed might involve the installation or upgrading of cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks, with the purpose of redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your property in Street.

There could possibly be issues with drawing in damp air from the outside, and by conducting a detailed damp proofing survey an expert in Street will find areas that play a role in the situation. To adequately minimise condensation, airflow has to be properly regulated. A certified Street damp proofing technician is well qualified to offer solutions and advice to accomplish this in your home.

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RISING DAMP

Homes constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course to be installed as standard. If your property or home was constructed before this time it's conceivable you might not have one installed. If you are suffering with rising damp in a home constructed after this period it is possible your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been damaged in some way.

Although rather difficult to distinguish, "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are all giveaway clues that you may have rising damp. It's plausible that you may have a rising damp issue if you've noticed one or all of these in your property.

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Merely checking your property's exterior walls to spot if you have a damp course can be the first step towards eliminating your rising damp. It should be 150 millimetres above the level of the ground for satisfactory protection. You can dig away the surrounding soil to generate this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you can install a higher damp proof membrane if the first option isn't plausible.

If this is not the root cause of the problem and your damp proof course is in fact correct, there could be more serious issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, through your flooring, and into the walls.

Street damp proofing experts will swiftly be able to determine the causes of your rising damp issues, and using a number of procedures will quickly resolve the problem. Older properties which either have no damp proof course at all, or have a compromised one which is damaged over a significant area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) injected into the exterior walls. This involves drilling holes at intervals in your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the gaps behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the damp proof cream is not appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a brand new damp proof course might have to be installed. Regrettably this is the most drastic of repair works, but it could be the only remedy for your damp problems.

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For smaller areas of damage, yet another potential option would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. This will be applied beneath your floor coverings, so carpeting, tiles and wood flooring will need to be lifted before any work can be done. Also used as a part of the "tanking" procedure to create a waterproof room, this is a particularly effective solution in cellar areas. Before the bitumen coating has dried completely, your Street damp proofing expert may suggest applying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for additional protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a basement or part below ground space, is a process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. All wall covering and plaster must be removed and the surfaces correctly prepared before the commencement of any work, because this coating must be applied at the base level of walls and floors. As soon as this paint has been put on, it must be permitted to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating on top of it. As it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is an incredibly disruptive job. Therefore, it is wise to contact at least three damp proofing companies to make certain that this really is the only effective resolution.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

Condensation issues can certainly be improved through the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The drawback with the use of dehumidifiers in attempting to reduce dampness is that they merely mask the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. To obtain the best advice if you're experiencing mould or damp in any area of your property, you can contact a professional damp proofing specialist in Street.

FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN STREET

The most trustworthy recommendations for specialists with regards to home improvements are generally friends and neighbours. Before signing up for any damp proof services, you should always try to get at least 3 or 4 quotes from various Street companies. If you are in any doubt about any particular damp proofing company you should ask to see evidence of professional memberships and accreditations.

Look for qualifications and membership from organisations such as the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association, or contractors holding the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness accreditations.

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees your preferred damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to offer a top notch damp proof service. Such professional memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any work performed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Street and also in nearby places like: Overleigh, Butleigh, Ashcott, Shapwick, Glastonbury, Butleigh Wootton, Meare, Lower Leigh, Beckery, Walton, Northover, West Pennard, High Ham, Stone Hill, Compton Dundon, Baltonsborough, together with these postcodes BA16 0FG, BA16 0LU, BA16 0EU, BA16 0HD, BA16 0JW, BA16 0HG, BA16 0HL, BA16 0JS, BA16 0GA, BA16 0DU. Local Street damp proofing specialist will probably have the telephone code 01458 and the postcode BA16. Checking this out should make certain that you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Street homeowners are able to benefit from these and countless other comparable services.

Leaving a Review

Right now, the difference between a business in Street gaining possible customers or watching them go to a rival, is having glowing online reviews and testimonials. If you've received outstanding work, you might want to take some time to thank them with a review of their performance. Both prospective future clients and the company itself can gain benefits from you sharing your personal experience in this way. Cast your mind back to when you were searching for somebody to do your work and how reviews helped you to decide. Even if a specific company website appears impressive, in the absence of any favourable reviews and feedback you might well have looked at other providers for your damp proofing.

Leaving a Review

However, when you are on a company's own website, exactly how much reliance can be placed on reviews that you see? Are they written by actual clients or by some member of the company hoping to push the quality of their services?

If you wish to find sincere and genuine reviews, an excellent technique is to go through the the reviews on Google My Business listings on any business in Street. Many millions of folks look into the reviews on this website each day, in order for determining the standing and reputation companies around the world. Google My Business's serious competitor and the second largest local company review platform is Bing Places for Business, which is run by Microsoft. Helping to create an overview of the reliability and standards of a company that successfully worked on your damp proofing project, leaving a good review here can also help to increase their profile. Leaving feedback on Facebook and Twitter pages is similarly effective for endorsing a company that has performed well. A leading part of any small business's media marketing promotions will include the effective use of these social media giants. Your favourable reviews will help strengthen their sales message.

Even in these modern, high-tech times, a traditional hand-drafted thank you letter is more than acceptable. Still useful in an internet crazy world, these letters can be photographed or scanned and used on the company website, or added to a portfolio of reviews which could be used in face to face meetings with potential customers. No matter how your review is created, you will feel good that you may have helped out a small local business who gave you good service. (Tags: Street Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

Friends & Family Recommendations

An excellent idea, when you are on the lookout for a contractor or service for your project in Street, is to get family and friends recommendations. It's widely accepted, that person to person referrals are a good solution when it comes to identifying someone who is perfect for your needs, and can also be helpful in filtering out contractors who are not up to the task, or Somerset companies with far from glowing records of service.

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If you're aware that a relative or friend has used a particular contractor, you can ask if anything went wrong during the work, if so, how speedily it was rectified, and what the attitude of the contractor was like as a consequence. You will also get an insight into their reliability and punctuality You can get a good idea of how the price charged for the work when compared with the original quotation they were given, which, unless they offer a guaranteed price promise, can often be tricky to get directly from the contractors.

When push comes to shove, your friends and relations are people you know and can trust in relation to their advice. You may discover that they will be reluctant to chat about them, if they've had a disappointing experience in their dealings with a particular company or contractor. And many folks, instead of 'bad mouthing' a poor company who they have dealt with previously, may even offer an alternative contractor, as they're happier speaking about a decent quality business than a poor one.

Street Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Street damp proofing specialist including leak detection, damp proofing old stone walls Street, vapour barriers, basement tanking, cellar waterproofing, damp proofing floors, damp treatments, brick damp proofing Street, external damp proofing Street, cheap damp proofing Street, wood rot treatment, cavity wall construction, solving mould problems Street, solving condensation problems, plaster replacement, damp proofing surveys Street, damp proofing concrete floors in Street, damp proof paint applications, industrial damp proofing Street, damp proofing a garage, damp proofing in conservatories, condensation control, damp control, timber surveys, basement damp proofing Street, woodworm treatment in Street, damp proof sealing, rising damp prevention, damp proofing cream treatments, timber preservation, landlord damp proofing services, pressure grouting, property preservation, efflorescence treatments, chemical DPC injection, damp proof membranes, invasive weed control, and lots more. These are just a handful of the tasks that are conducted by those specialising in damp proofing. Street companies will tell you about their full range of services.

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Also find: Meare damp proofing, Ashcott damp proofing, Butleigh damp proofing, Walton damp proofing, Stone Hill damp proofing, Beckery damp proofing, West Pennard damp proofing, Overleigh damp proofing, Glastonbury damp proofing, Compton Dundon damp proofing, Baltonsborough damp proofing, Shapwick damp proofing, Lower Leigh damp proofing, Butleigh Wootton damp proofing, Northover damp proofing, High Ham damp proofing services and more. All these villages and towns are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Street householders can get damp proofing estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Street: In the previous twelve months damp proofing surveys were professionally done in these Street streets: Church Road, Clarks Village, Downside, Grange Road, The Boardwalk, Quantock Court, Back Lane, Springbok Close, Stoke Road, Briar Road, Hulk Moor Drove, Glanvill Road, Jubilee Road, Hooper Road, Grange Avenue, Eileen Close, Overleigh, Leigh Road, Westacre, Housman Road, Oakfield Road, Badgers Green Road, Kingston Close, Clemence Road, Lias Road, Goss Drive, and in these Somerset postcodes: BA16 0FG, BA16 0LU, BA16 0EU, BA16 0HD, BA16 0JW, BA16 0HG, BA16 0HL, BA16 0JS, BA16 0GA, BA16 0DU. These locations recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Street homeowners benefited from high quality and reliable damp proofing services in all cases.

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