Damp Proofing Taunton

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Damp Proofing Taunton Somerset (TA1): It isn't just the fact that problems with damp look terrible, they can also induce health problems and contribute to severe structural damages. Costing thousands to repair if not dealt with promptly, more extreme issues are often hidden under patches of damp, peeling wallpaper and flaking paint. It's generally cheaper in the long term to get in touch with an established Taunton damp proofing company to survey your house, and provide a complete damp proofing solution for your property.

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

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find info on what could cause damp problems in your home or business in Taunton, and how you can proceed with rectifying them.


Penetrating damp in buildings can be attributable to a whole host of external factors for instance: cavity wall issues, unsound brickwork, defective guttering and cracked roof tiles. Inside a building, it can be caused by leaky or burst pipes, overflowing basins or baths and cracked shower trays. If water continues to soak into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs with time will be peeling paintwork, blistered or broken plaster and damp dark patches on walls.

If left untreated for a while, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Though it's fortunate that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof installed (very expensive!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timbers, together with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting timber.

Preventative maintenance can be basic, such as examining pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. As an integral part of an overall damp proofing arrangement, your local Taunton damp proofing specialist will check out all of these factors.


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Very easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Taunton homes, condensation is incredibly common. Small droplets of water form on cold surfaces when they come into contact with warm, humid air. Inadequate ventilation in places with a high level of humidity, for example in bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, is the most frequent reason for condensation.

Wiping away any droplets of water that appear, and ensuring you have sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, are amongst the simplest solutions to such issues. This might involve the installation or upgrading of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans to help reroute the moist air to the outside of the building.

An in-depth damp proofing survey from an experienced Taunton specialist might also find factors which play a role in the problem by sucking in moist air from outside. The best way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Taunton damp proofing company will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can be accomplished.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard in all homes built in the United Kingdom. It is possible that you may not have one installed if your home in Taunton was constructed before this time. It is a possibility that your damp proof course may have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp issues in a home built after this date.

It can be difficult to distinguish rising damp, nevertheless some giveaway signs are; "tide marks" on walls, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces and rotten or crumbling skirtings. If you notice or think you may have any of these, it's possible you have a problem with rising damp.

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The initial step towards handling your problems with rising damp should be to simply check whether you've got a damp course on the outside walls of your property in Taunton. To be sure of a satisfactory measure of protection the damp proof membrane should be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm. Where you find this gap does not exist, you can dig away the soil to increase it, or if this approach isn't plausible, a higher DPM will have to be installed.

You could have more problematic issues if you learn that your damp proof course is fine, and it may be that the damp is seeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which is going to be an even more disturbing state of affairs.

Using a number of different procedures, damp proofing technicians in Taunton will quickly detect and resolve rising damp issues. If you have a somewhat older home with no damp proof course or it is damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your outside walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled along the mortar joint, and before the cream cures it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

In cases where damp proofing cream is not an appropriate treatment, or when the membrane is too severely damaged, putting in a new damp proof course could be neccessary. Though this is of course a pretty extreme plan of action, it could be the only way to resolve your damp issues successfully.

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For smaller areas of membrane damage, yet another possible solution could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. Carpeting, tiles or wood flooring will need to be lifted before any work can be carried out, as it is applied beneath your current floor coverings. In basements this is a particularly effectual solution, and will form part of the tanking process which is used to create watertight spaces. For extra protection in these problem areas, your Taunton damp proof technician may advise a layer of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out.

Tanking: Tanking an area, like a basement or cellar, is a process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. Because this waterproof coating needs to be applied on the bare surface of walls and floors, any plaster and wall coverings must be taken off before any work can commence, and the relevant surfaces prepared properly. Once this coating has been applied and dried, it's then possible to replaster any walls and decorate over it. This is a very disruptive job since it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, and it is preferable to get more than one expert's opinion on whether this is really the only solution to your damp problems.


Condensation issues can certainly be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that these gadgets merely cover up the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the main problem with dehumidifiers. A competent damp proofing specialist in Taunton will be happy to give you advice on the best solution if you are experiencing dampness in any area of your house.


Friends and neighbours should invariably be your first choice when you're trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. If possible you should try to get at least three different quotes from a variety of companies, and before signing up for any particular damp proof services, you can ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications, as proof of their integrity.

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

If your Taunton damp proofing providers are in fact members of either the DPA or PCA you can be certain they'll be suitably qualified and have acquired the necessary experience to provide a first class service for your damp proofing project. Additionally, it offers guarantees on any remedial work undertaken by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be done in Taunton and also in nearby places like: Holway, Priorswood, Bradford-on-Tone, Bathpool, Norton Fitzwarren, Monkton Heathfield, Staplegrove, Bishops Hull, Creech St Michael, Trull, Lambrook, Ruishton, Galmington, Henlade, Obridge, and in these postcodes TA1 1TP, TA1 1QF, TA1 1QN, TA1 1JW, TA1 1LJ, TA1 1AJ, TA1 1QQ, TA1 1TQ, TA1 1NE, TA1 1DU. Local Taunton damp proofing specialist will likely have the postcode TA1 and the telephone dialling code 01823. Verifying this should confirm you access local providers of damp proofing. Taunton property owners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other comparable services.

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Taunton damp proofing specialist including damp proofing walls, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing a garage, commercial damp proofing, timber treatments Taunton, wall tie replacement Taunton, damp proofing concrete floors in Taunton, damp proof membranes, structural waterproofing Taunton, rendering repairs, plaster replacement, dry rot treatments, treatments for black mould, cementitious tanking in Taunton, cavity wall construction, basement tanking, damp proofing in lofts in Taunton, timber preservation, mould treatments, rising damp prevention in Taunton, treatments for condensation, wood rot treatments, woodworm treatments, treatments for penetrating damp in Taunton, condensation treatments, chemical DPC injection in Taunton, wet rot treatments, damp proofing assessments, damp proofing brickwork Taunton, home damp proofing, vapour barrier installation, invasive weed control in Taunton, damp proofing a cellar Taunton, residential damp proofing, and lots more. Listed are just some of the duties that are accomplished by those doing damp proofing. Taunton professionals will tell you about their whole range of damp proofing services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

When trying to find a professional damp proofing contractor for your project or undertaking, it's invariably really useful to get recommendations from relatives and friends. To choose someone who's ideal for your requirements, and to weed out substandard contractors and companies with unsatisfactory reputations, word of mouth referrals are often the best solution.

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By obtaining this type of testimonial from a family member or friend you can find out the attitude of the contractor if anything went awry, how rapidly any mistakes were rectified, and also get some a bit of first hand experience of their work ethic, dependability and punctuality. They'll also be in a position to give you information about the quotation process and how accurate the initial estimate was in comparison to the eventual price that was demanded by the contractor.

Given that your friends and family are individuals you know and can trust in regards to their advice, they should be your first port of call. If they have had an unsatisfactory experience in dealing with a particular contractor or company, you might discover that they will be reluctant to chat about them. Most people will be more than happy to speak about a decent contractor, but less likely to discuss a mediocre one, and might endorse some alternative company rather than 'slag off' a a below par business they have had dealings with previously.


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Also find: Norton Fitzwarren damp proofing, Trull damp proofing, Bradford-on-Tone damp proofing, Bishops Hull damp proofing, Bathpool damp proofing, Staplegrove damp proofing, Ruishton damp proofing, Lambrook damp proofing, Priorswood damp proofing, Galmington damp proofing, Monkton Heathfield damp proofing, Obridge damp proofing, Henlade damp proofing, Holway damp proofing, Creech St Michael damp proofing services and more. All of these villages and towns are served by companies who do damp proofing. Taunton residents can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Taunton: Damp proofing work has recently been done in the following Taunton roads and areas - Taunton Road, Showell Park, Broad Close, Dene Court, The Square, St Albans Place, Dovetons Close, Broadlands Rise, Thornash Close, Shutemead, The Pound, Bishop Fox Drive, The Drive, Cobhay, Cedar Close, Tauntfield Close, Ashill Close, Smithy, Statham Close, Bluebell Close, St James Street, Cross Keys Close, St Andrews Road, Taunton Vale Park, Carpenters Close, Chapman Court, Thames Drive, Taylor Close, Coleford Water, as well as the following Taunton area postcodes: TA1 1TP, TA1 1QF, TA1 1QN, TA1 1JW, TA1 1LJ, TA1 1AJ, TA1 1QQ, TA1 1TQ, TA1 1NE, TA1 1DU. Work was performed in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Taunton home and business owners benefited from reliable and high quality damp proofing services on each occasion.

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(This damp proofing Taunton information was last updated on 05-01-22)