Damp Proofing Truro

Truro Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Truro Cornwall (TR1): It's not simply the fact that problems with damp look unattractive, they can also induce health problems and lead to severe structural damage. More significant issues can also be hidden by peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and can cost thousands of pounds to fix if not repaired quickly. If you believe that you may have such damp problems you must call in an experienced Truro damp proofing specialist to survey your property, and come up with the most suitable damp proofing treatment for your home.

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In Truro buildings there are three primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find information about what might be causing damp issues in your home or business in Truro, and precisely how you may go about rectifying them.


Commonplace external factors that may lead to penetrating damp in your home include: loose or cracked roof tiles, cavity wall problems, defective guttering and unsound brickwork. Internally, damaged shower trays, overflowing basins or baths and burst or dripping pipes, can contribute to penetrating damp. If left uncontrolled, flaking or bubbling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and broken or blistering plaster, will be the obvious outcome of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

Wet rot can arise in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaking roof that is left untreated for quite some time. While it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case, you may need to replace the whole roof if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timber, together with a distinctive musty smell from the rotting timber.

The measures for prevention can be fairly basic, for example cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and examining pipework for leaks. An experienced damp proofer in Truro will check all these areas to help avoid any further problems, as an integral part of solving your damp issues.


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Super easy to identify and the cause of damp in a lot of Truro properties, condensation is incredibly common. When warm, moist air makes contact with colder surfaces (such as the glass in windows), droplets of water immediately appear. In places with high humidity, as in: kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, condensation forms due to inadequate ventilation.

To avoid condensation issues, basic strategies include ensuring there's adequate ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any droplets of water as soon as they appear. Redirecting humid air outside of your home in Truro, by updating or fitting extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to resolve this issue.

There could be issues with drawing in moist air from outside, and by performing a detailed damp proof survey an expert in Truro will be able to find circumstances that play a role in the problem. Airflow needs to be regulated properly to effectively minimise condensation, and a competent damp proofing specialist will give advice and offer solutions on this question.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard in all homes built in the UK. It is quite possible that you may not have one installed if your property in Truro was built in the years before this. It's a possibility that your damp proof membrane or course may have been damaged somehow if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a house built after this year.

Although hard to identify, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. It is plausible that you might have a rising damp issue if you've noticed one or more of these in your home.

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Purely checking your outside walls to find out if you have a damp course can be the first step towards fixing your problems with rising damp. For satisfactory protection it ought to be 150mm above ground level. You could dig the surrounding earth away to generate this gap if it is currently not sufficient, or you can install a damp proof course higher up if the first option is not feasible.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane (DPM) is in order, there may be more serious issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls of your property.

Using a number of procedures, damp proofing specialists in Truro can quickly identify and solve rising damp. If you've got an older house with no damp proof membrane or it is damaged over a wide area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your outside walls. This involves the drilling of holes at intervals along the wall's mortar joint and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the damp proofing cream treatment isn't suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a new damp proof course might need to be installed. Though this is naturally a pretty extreme plan of action, it might be the best way to solve your rising damp issues in an effective way.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another potential remedy for less severe areas of membrane damage. Because this is going to be applied under your current floor coverings, wooden flooring, carpets and tiles must be lifted before this operation can commence. This is particularly effectual in basements as a part of the tanking process to create a room that's watertight. Your Truro damp proof technician may advise the application of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely, extra protection in such troublesome areas.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or 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 in question prepared properly before the commencement of any work, since this waterproof coating has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. You can replaster and decorate over it, as soon as the coating has thoroughly dried. This is an incredibly disruptive process as it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, and it is preferable to obtain more than one specialist opinion about whether this is the only resolution to your rising damp problems.


To help with condensation problems, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are very effectual. The main issue with the use of dehumidifiers in endeavouring to reduce damp is that they basically mask the cause of the damp, not cure it. To obtain the best advice if you're experiencing mould or damp in any part of your property, you can contact a competent damp proofing company in Truro.


Friends and family should invariably be your first port of call when you are looking for recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Always get at least three different quotes from various local companies, and if you're in any doubt you should ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates, before employing any damp proofing services.

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

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees your selected damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has the appropriate experience to carry out a top notch damp proof service. Such memberships also means there are certain guarantees for any remedial work undertaken.

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Damp proofing can be done in Truro and also in nearby places like: Malpas, Bodrean, St Clement, Highertown, Kea, Kenwyn Hill, Calenick, Ladock, Newham, Tregony, Trelander, St Erme, Treliske, Kenwyn, Threemilestone, Moresk, Probus, Chasewater, Carnon Downs, as well as in these postcodes TR1 1EX, TR1 1FE, TR1 1JD, TR1 1HE, TR1 1DQ, TR1 1ED, TR1 1JG, TR1 1GP, TR1 1LE, TR1 1AT. Local Truro damp proof specialists will most likely have the postcode TR1 and the phone code 01872. Verifying this should ensure that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Truro home and business owners will be able to utilise these and various other comparable services.

Cornwall Damp Proofing Enquiries

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Latest Cornwall damp proofing job requests: Arham Dwyer recently requested a quote for damp proofing an extension in a semi-detached house in Gorran Haven. Vlad Macmillan and Daisy-May Macmillan recently requested an estimate for resolving damp problems in Rock. Mr and Mrs Masters recently asked for a quotation for damp proofing a garage in Ponsanooth. Rueben Corbett recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a cellar in a semi-detached house in Deviock, Cornwall. Mr and Mrs Laing recently enquired about the possibility of solving damp problems in a bungalow in Stithians. Maci and Mckenzie Potts recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a conservatory in Stratton. Alessio Firth and Liyana Firth recently requested a quote for fixing damp problems in Callington. Lorcan Whitfield recently enquired about damp proofing a basement in St Breward. All of these property owners conducted a search for "damp proofing Cornwall" and discovered this web page on either Google, Bing or Yahoo.

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All throughout Cornwall you should be able to find damp proof specialists who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you're unable to find the right damp proofing specialist in Truro itself then you should be able to find one close by.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Whenever you have a project or undertaking that necessitates hiring a contractor or service in Truro, asking for relatives and friends recommendations is invariably extremely useful. It's generally acknowledged, that personal referrals are the preferred solution when it comes to finding someone who's perfect for your requirements, and can also be helpful in weeding out contractors who aren't up to the job, or Cornwall companies with far from glowing track records.

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If you're aware that a friend or member of your family has used a specific contractor, you can get a bit of first hand insights into their timekeeping and reliability. They will also be able to let you know if anything went wrong, and how quickly any faults were addressed. They should also also be able to give you information about the quotation process and how precise the original estimate was when compared to the eventual price demanded by the contractor.

You can count on your friends and relations to be truthful and honest, hence they should be your first point of reference in relation to advice. You may well notice that they'll be hesitant to chat about them, if they've had a disappointing experience in dealing with a particular contractor or company. Most people will be more than happy to recommend a decent quality contractor, less inclined to talk about a lousy one, and rather than 'malign' a a below par business that they have dealt with previously, they might even offer some alternative company.

Truro Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Truro damp proofing specialist including cavity wall construction, plaster replacement Truro, rising damp prevention, wet rot control in Truro, solving condensation problems Truro, damp control, condensation treatments, damp proofing rates, rising damp advice in Truro, property surveys, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing assessments, invasive weed control, residential damp proofing in Truro, damp proofing solutions in lofts Truro, damp proofing a cellar Truro, basement tanking, damp proofing a garage, woodworm treatment, solutions for penetrating damp, damp proof injection, pressure grouting, dampcourse installations, home damp proofing in Truro, structural waterproofing, cellar waterproofing, rising damp treatment, cavity wall tie replacement Truro, damp proof sealing, damp proof tanking Truro, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proofing services, timber preservation in Truro, damp proofing injection cream treatments, and lots more. These are just a selection of the tasks that are undertaken by those specialising in damp proofing. Truro professionals will be happy to inform you of their full range of services.


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Also find: Highertown damp proofing, Moresk damp proofing, St Erme damp proofing, Malpas damp proofing, Calenick damp proofing, St Clement damp proofing, Kenwyn Hill damp proofing, Carnon Downs damp proofing, Ladock damp proofing, Newham damp proofing, Probus damp proofing, Kenwyn damp proofing, Tregony damp proofing, Bodrean damp proofing, Chasewater damp proofing, Threemilestone damp proofing, Kea damp proofing, Treliske damp proofing, Trelander damp proofing services and more. All of these areas are served by companies who do damp proofing. Truro home and property owners can get estimates by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Truro: People who live in the following areas and roads have recently inquired about damp proofing - Berveth Close, Station Road, Crellow Lane, Tregassick Road, The Lugger, Cusvey, Trewedna, Sampson Way, St Aubyns Terrace, Chancery Close, Brewery Court, Treworthal Road, St Marys Terrace, Treneglos, The Leas, Trehaddle, Bishop Temple Road, Commercial Road, Bridge Road, Thomas Johnson Court, Bosvean Road, Bosvigo Road, The Quay, Springfield Way, Tower Road, Carriage Parc, Tomperrow, Clifton Gardens, Alverton Terrace, Courtney Road, as well as these local Truro postcodes: TR1 1EX, TR1 1FE, TR1 1JD, TR1 1HE, TR1 1DQ, TR1 1ED, TR1 1JG, TR1 1GP, TR1 1LE, TR1 1AT. Work was undertaken in these areas by experts in damp proofing. Truro property owners benefited from reliable and high quality damp proofing services.

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