Damp Proofing Swindon

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Damp Proofing Swindon Wiltshire (SN1): Having problems with damp in your property in Swindon can contribute to serious structural and health issues, as well as being unattractive in appearance. Costing thousands of pounds to repair if not resolved promptly, more serious issues are often concealed under flaking paint, peeling wallpaper and damp patches. If you have an issue like this there is not much that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to call in a professional Swindon damp proofing company to do a thorough inspection and come up with possible solutions.

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Essentially, in terms of damp in the home there are 3 key problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key forms of damp are described in more detail in this article, along with strategies for prevention and resolution, if you should find them in your home or business premises in Swindon.


Issues like cracked roof tiles, defective guttering, cavity wall issues and unsound brickwork are all external factors of penetrating damp. Inside your Swindon property, it can result from leaking or burst pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing sinks or bathtubs. If left to carry on leaking these issues allow water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which over time lead to peeling paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and blistered or broken plaster.

Wet rot can develop in your roof timbers if you've got a leaking roof which is neglected for quite some time. While it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need a roof replacement (extremely costly!) if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timbers, coupled with an unfamiliar musty smell from the decaying wood.

You should not fret however, because to stop these problems from occurring, a few basic steps like cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks, examining pipework for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork should reduce such situations. A professional damp proofer in Swindon will check all of these areas in order to help avoid any future problems, as part of resolving your damp issues.


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Super easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Swindon homes, condensation is extremely common. Droplets of water form on cool surfaces when moist, warm air comes into contact with these surfaces. It often manifests because of inadequate ventilation in areas where there's high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Basic strategies to prevent condensation involve wiping away any droplets as soon as they appear and making certain that there's sufficient ventilation in the troublesome areas. This may require the installation or updating of extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods to help remove the humid air outside of your property.

There might be issues with sucking in damp air from the outside, and by conducting a detailed damp proofing survey a specialist in Swindon will identify circumstances that contribute to the situation. Airflow needs to be properly regulated to effectively minimise condensation, and a reliable damp proofing technician will be able to offer advice and solutions on this topic.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard in all homes constructed in the United Kingdom. It is possible that you might not have one installed if your property in Swindon was constructed in the years before this. If your property was built after this year, but you are still suffering with rising damp issues, it may be that the damp proof course or membrane has been impaired.

Rising damp can be rather difficult to distinguish, but some things to look for are; "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces. It is plausible that you may have a rising damp issue if you have seen one or all of these.

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Solving rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your outside walls and seeing if you can spot a damp course. It needs to be 150mm (around 6") above the level of the ground for satisfactory protection. If this is not the case you may be able to dig the ground away to generate this space, or if this is not feasible, you can put in a higher damp proof membrane (DPM).

If this is not the problem and your damp course is in fact correct, there could be more challenging issues to deal with caused by the dampness coming up from the ground, through your floors, and into the walls of your home.

Swindon damp proofing specialists will swiftly be able to determine the main cause of your rising damp issues, and using a number of different procedures will quickly take care of the problem. If you have a somewhat older property with no damp proof membrane or one that is damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your external walls. This entails drilling holes at intervals into your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the deterioration of your DPM is too severe, or if damp proofing cream is not a satisfactory treatment, you might need to put in a brand new damp proof course. This is the most drastic of repair works, however it could be the only answer to your damp issues.

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For smaller areas of membrane damage, yet another possible remedy would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. This is applied underneath your floor coverings, so tiles, carpeting and laminate flooring will have to be lifted prior to work being undertaken. In cellars this is a particularly effective solution, and will form part of the tanking process that is used to create watertight spaces. Before the bitumen paint has dried completely, your Swindon damp proof specialist might suggest the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a basement or below ground area is called tanking. As this watertight coating has to be applied to the bare surface of floors and walls, any wall covering and plaster must be removed before work begins, and the appropriate surfaces properly prepared. You can replaster any walls and decorate on top of it, as soon as the paint has dried out completely. This is an extremely disruptive job as it must be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, and it's advisable to obtain more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is the only treatment for your rising damp.


Condensation issues can definitely be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The fact that these gadgets basically mask the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the trouble with the use of dehumidifiers. To get the best advice if you're suffering from damp in any part of your home, you can speak to a competent damp proofing specialist in Swindon.


Friends and relatives should always be the first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. Always get at least two or three different estimates from various local companies, and if you have any doubts you should ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications, before employing any damp proof services.

Watch out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments professional qualifications, or local companies who are registered members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA).

You can guarantee that your damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to provide you with a first class damp proof service, if they are members of the DPA or PCA. Additionally, it offers guarantees on any damp proofing work supplied by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Swindon and also in: Cheney Manor, Stratton, Cricklade, Broome Manor, Walcot, Brinkworth, Kembrey Park, Bridgemead, West Leaze, Salisbury, Haydon Wick, Westlea, South Leaze, Purton, Dorcan, Toothill, Chiseldon, together with these postcodes SN1 1RZ, SN1 2AN, SN1 2DU, SN1 2EQ, SN1 1DX, SN1 2DF, SN1 1GW, SN1 2AG, SN1 1BX, SN1 2BT. Local Swindon damp proof specialists will likely have the postcode SN1 and the phone code 01793. Checking this out can guarantee you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Swindon homeowners can utilise these and various other related services.

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Swindon damp proof specialist including vapour barriers, injection damp proofing in Swindon, japanese knotweed control Swindon, foundation damp proofing Swindon, damp proof paint application Swindon, damp proofing a cellar, wood rot treatment in Swindon, damp proof sealing, damp proof membrane installation Swindon, property surveys, damp proofing concrete floors, structural waterproofing in Swindon, industrial damp proofing Swindon, rising damp prevention, concrete repair, invasive weed control, condensation solutions, damp proofing quotes Swindon, leak detection in Swindon, garage floor damp proofing Swindon, damp proofing old stone walls in Swindon, timber surveys, brick damp proofing Swindon, damp proofing floors, domestic damp proofing Swindon, dry rot treatments, timber preservation, cellar damp proofing Swindon, damp proofing walls in Swindon, damp proofing brickwork, treatments for black mould, retaining wall damp proofing Swindon, chemical DPC injection, rendering repairs, damp proof tanking in Swindon, and more. Listed are just an example of the duties that are undertaken by those doing damp proofing. Swindon contractors will keep you informed about their full range of services.


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Also find: Westlea damp proofing, West Leaze damp proofing, Walcot damp proofing, Bridgemead damp proofing, Brinkworth damp proofing, Cricklade damp proofing, Cheney Manor damp proofing, Haydon Wick damp proofing, South Leaze damp proofing, Stratton damp proofing, Chiseldon damp proofing, Toothill damp proofing, Broome Manor damp proofing, Purton damp proofing, Salisbury damp proofing, Dorcan damp proofing, Kembrey Park damp proofing services and more. The majority of these places are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Swindon householders can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Swindon: Over the past year damp proofing surveys have been done in these Swindon streets: Saltram Close, Baydon Close, Attlee Crescent, Blunsdon Road, Stanmore Street, Spindle Tree Court, Darcey Close, Banwell Avenue, Stewart Close, Trinity Close, South Street, Speresholt, Durnford Road, Birdcombe Road, St John Road, Alder Close, Beauchamp Close, Boldrewood, Bolingbroke Road, The Mulberrys, Spencers Orchard, Briarswood Court, Beckhampton Street, Trenchard Road, Toothill Cottages, The Fiddle, Castle View Road, Berkshire Drive, Acorn Close, Sound Copse, and in these Wiltshire postcodes: SN1 1RZ, SN1 2AN, SN1 2DU, SN1 2EQ, SN1 1DX, SN1 2DF, SN1 1GW, SN1 2AG, SN1 1BX, SN1 2BT. These places recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Swindon home and property owners were given competent and top notch damp proofing services on every occasion.

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