Damp Proofing Watchet

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Damp Proofing Watchet Somerset (TA23): Damp problems in your home in Watchet don't just look unappealing, but they can trigger severe structural and health problems as well. Peeling wallpaper and horrible damp patches can hide a much more serious issue which, if not remedied swiftly, could result in extremely expensive repair bills. It is far more cost effective in the long run to get in touch with an experienced Watchet damp proofing company to check your home, and offer a complete damp proofing treatment for your property.

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In Watchet dwellings there are 3 key problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following paragraphs describe what may cause such damp issues in Watchet, and the various ways of avoiding and solving them.


Things like defective guttering, cracks in brickwork, broken roof tiles and cavity wall issues are common external factors that can lead to penetrating damp. Inside your Watchet property, it can be a result of cracked shower trays, overflowing baths or sinks and burst or leaking pipes. If left unresolved, flaking paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and broken or blistering plaster, will be the visible signs of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can arise in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaking roof that is left untreated for quite some time. While it's fortunate that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case, you may need a new roof (very expensive!) if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. If a black fungus appears on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you may have problems with wet rot.

Simple actions like inspecting pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork, are the basic preventative maintenance measures. An experienced damp proofer in Watchet will check all of these areas in order to help prevent any future complications, as part of resolving your issues with damp.


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Condensation is super easy to identify and one of the most common forms of damp in many houses in Watchet. When cool surfaces make contact with moist, warm air, minute droplets of water form on those cold surfaces. Inadequate ventilation in areas with high humidity, for example in bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, is the most frequent reason behind condensation.

To stop condensation issues, basic strategies include making certain that there is enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any water droplets as soon as they arise. This may require the updating or installation of air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods to help remove the moist air to the outside of the building.

An in-depth damp proofing survey by a credible Watchet specialist may also find circumstances which bring about the problem by drawing in damp air from outside. To successfully control condensation, airflow must be regulated properly. A professional Watchet damp proofing technician will gladly offer advice and solutions in connection with this.

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Houses constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. You may not have a damp course on your house in Watchet if it was constructed prior to this period. It's possible that your damp proof membrane could have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp issues in a house built after this year.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp in your home, rotten or crumbling skirtings, a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are fair signs that you may be right. If you see or think that you might have any of these, it is possible you have a rising damp problem.

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Purely checking your outside walls to find out if you have a damp course can be the first step towards resolving your rising damp problems. It ought to be 150 millimetres above ground level for satisfactory protection. If this isn't the case you might be able to dig away the ground to create this gap, or if this is not feasible, you could install a higher damp proof course.

If your damp proof membrane is correct and the gap from the ground is not the cause of the problem, dampness might be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a more problematic issue.

Watchet damp proofing professionals will quickly be able to identify the root cause of your rising damp, and employing a number of different methods will quickly fix the problem. Older properties which either don't have a DPM, or have one that is damaged over a considerable area, can be treated with a damp proof injection cream. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar joint, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective, horizontal waterproof barrier.

If the damp proofing cream is not appropriate, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a new damp proof course may need to be installed. Although this is naturally a pretty drastic approach, it could be the only way to remedy your rising damp problems successfully.

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For minimal areas of damage, another possible option would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. Laminate flooring, tiles or carpeting will have to be lifted before any work is undertaken, because it is applied underneath your floor coverings. In basement areas this is a particularly effectual solution, and will form a part of the tanking procedure that is used to make rooms watertight. For added protection in these trouble spots, your Watchet damp proof technician might advise laying building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a basement or below ground area, is the process of covering any exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. Since this waterproof coating must be applied on the bare surface of walls and floors, any plaster and wall covering must be removed before work commences, and the surfaces correctly prepared. Once the coating has been put on and dried, it is then the time to replaster and decorate on top of it. As it must be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, this is a highly disruptive job. Therefore, it's wise to contact at least two or three damp proofing experts to be sure that this is really the only solution.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air, hence for problems with condensation they can be of help. The disadvantage with dehumidifiers in endeavouring to prevent mould and damp is that they merely cover up the cause of the damp, don't get rid of it. If you are experiencing mould or damp in any part of your property in Watchet, you should get hold of a professional damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


As with just about any project, the most reliable recommendations for a local specialist can be obtained from neighbours and friends. Always get at least two or three different quotations from a variety of companies, and if you've got any doubts you should ask to see evidence of professional memberships and qualifications, before employing any damp proof services.

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

If your chosen Watchet damp proofing providers are members of the PCA or DPA you can be sure they will be well qualified and have acquired the necessary working experience to provide you with a high quality service for all your damp proofing problems. Such memberships also means there are certain guarantees for any work undertaken.

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Damp proofing can be done in Watchet and also in: Capton, Bicknoller, Hungerford, Carhampton, Sampford Brett, West Quantoxhead, Old Cleeve, Withycombe, Washford, Sampford, Woolston, Blue Anchor, Beggearn Huish, Domiford, Weacombe, Williton, Chapel Cleeve, Bilbrook, and in these postcodes TA23 0AA, TA23 0BY, TA23 0AZ, TA23 0AJ, TA23 0TH, TA23 0BH, TA23 0DJ, TA23 0EH, TA23 0DY, TA23 0JG. Local Watchet damp proofing specialist will most likely have the postcode TA23 and the phone code 01984. Checking this out should ensure you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Watchet property owners can utilise these and various other similar services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

A good idea, whenever you're looking for a contractor or service for your project in Watchet, is to get friends and relations recommendations. When it comes to finding someone who is perfect for your needs, person to person references are generally the preferred method, and are equally good for pointing a finger at companies with a dissatisfactory service records, and bad contractors.

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If you know that an acquaintance or family member has used a specific contractor, you could ask if anything went wrong during the work, if so, how rapidly it was put right, and how did the contractor respond as a result. You will also get an insight into their reliability and time keeping They will be able to tell you if the contractor offers a guaranteed price promise for their work, and if they didn't, how precise the final price was compared to the initial quotation.

When it comes to advice, your relatives and friends are individuals you know and trust. If you find that it is difficult to get specifics on a particular company or contractor, it is likely because they've had a disappointing experience in their dealings with them. It is frequently the case that many people will be more than willing to talk about a decent contractor and less inclined to discuss an inferior one. They may even offer a different company, rather than 'denigrate' far from ideal one that they've dealt with.

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In the Somerset area you will also find: West Coker damp proofers, Nailsea damp proofing, Carhampton damp proofing specialists, Cotford St Luke damp proofers, Hutton damp proof specialists, Nunney damp proofing specialists, Westbury damp proofers, Cotford St Luke damp proofing, Martock damp proof specialists, Keinton Mandeville damp proofers, Kewstoke damp proofing, North Petherton damp proof specialists, Pill damp proofing, Norton Fitzwarren damp proofers, Stoke St Michael damp proofers, Brympton damp proofers, Cameley damp proofers, Templecombe damp proof specialists, South Petherton damp proofers, Axbridge damp proofers, Spaxton damp proofers, Winford damp proof specialists, Chilcompton damp proofers, Templecombe damp proofing specialists, Timsbury damp proofing specialists, Stoke Sub Hamdon damp proofing specialists, Norton St Philip damp proofing specialists, Coleford damp proofing specialists.

Throughout Somerset you will be able to find damp proof specialists who'll offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find a suitable damp proof expert in Watchet itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.

Watchet Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Watchet damp proofing specialist including wood rot treatments, damp proofing services Watchet, rising damp prevention, cellar damp proofing Watchet, damp proofing assessments in Watchet, condensation solutions, rising damp advice, chemical DPC injection, damp proof sealing, foundation damp proofing Watchet, vapour barriers, timber preservation, retaining wall damp proofing Watchet, basement water-proofing in Watchet, invasive weed control Watchet, dampcourse installations, floor damp proofing Watchet, damp proof cream applications in Watchet, cavity wall construction Watchet, cementitious tanking in Watchet, damp proof coursing, home damp proofing, solving condensation problems, woodworm treatment, damp proofing a basement Watchet, damp proofing old stone walls, concrete repair, structural waterproofing, cavity wall tie replacement, damp proofing solutions in bathrooms, dry rot treatment, landlord damp proofing services in Watchet, exterior damp proofing Watchet, damp surveys Watchet, cellar tanking, plaster replacement, wall damp proofing Watchet, and lots more. Listed are just a few of the tasks that are carried out by those specialising in damp proofing. Watchet providers will be happy to tell you about their whole range of damp proofing services.

Somerset Damp Proofing Enquiries

Somerset Damp Proofing Enquiries

Recent Somerset damp proofing customer projects: Cerys Mcphee and Fox Mcphee recently enquired about getting a price for eliminating mould and condensation problems in a living room in a detached house in Baltonsborough. Mr and Mrs Mills recently requested a price quote for damp proofing a basement in a detached house in Langport, Somerset. Dorothy Obrien in Paulton was looking for a specialist to damp proof a retaining wall. Archibald Millington in Timsbury, Somerset was looking for a company to damp proof a conservatory. Roxanne Mcmahon and Kallum Mcmahon recently requested a quotation for damp proofing a garage in a detached house in Locking, Somerset. Efan Harvey and Lillia Harvey recently enquired about damp proofing a conservatory in a semi-detached house in Locking. Mr and Mrs Rodriguez recently requested a price quote for clearing up damp problems in Horton, Somerset. Esmay and Chris Brain recently requested an estimate for damp proofing a conservatory in a detached house in Paulton. Most of these local people searched for "damp proofing Somerset" and found this website on Yahoo, Google or Bing.


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Also find: Washford damp proofing, Beggearn Huish damp proofing, Chapel Cleeve damp proofing, Williton damp proofing, Bilbrook damp proofing, Woolston damp proofing, Capton damp proofing, Weacombe damp proofing, Sampford damp proofing, Bicknoller damp proofing, Carhampton damp proofing, Sampford Brett damp proofing, Blue Anchor damp proofing, Domiford damp proofing, Old Cleeve damp proofing, West Quantoxhead damp proofing, Hungerford damp proofing, Withycombe damp proofing services and more. All these places are served by companies who do damp proofing. Watchet home and property owners can get estimates by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Watchet: Households in Roman Way, Mill Lane, Market Street, Churchill Way, West Street, Cleeve Hill, Wristland Road, Lorna Doone, Harbour Road, Wouldham Road, Mill Street, Cherry Tree Way, Liddymore Road, Werren Close, Risdon Road, Swain Street, Penny Lea, Admirals Close, Rangoon Road, Normandy Avenue, Govier's Lane, Ingrams Meadow, St Decuman's Road, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also completed in these local Watchet postcodes: TA23 0AA, TA23 0BY, TA23 0AZ, TA23 0AJ, TA23 0TH, TA23 0BH, TA23 0DJ, TA23 0EH, TA23 0DY, TA23 0JG. Work was conducted in these areas by experts in damp proofing. Watchet homeowners enjoyed competent and professional damp proofing services.

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(This damp proofing Watchet article was checked and updated on 21-09-2022)