Damp Proofing Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells-next-the-Sea Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Wells-next-the-Sea Norfolk (NR23): Having problems with damp in your house in Wells-next-the-Sea can lead to severe structural and health issues, as well as being unsightly in appearance. Horrible damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal much more serious problems which, if not remedied quickly, could lead to very expensive repair bills. If you believe you may have such issues you should call in a certified Wells-next-the-Sea damp proofing specialist to survey your property, and recommend the most beneficial damp proofing solution for your home.

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Basically, in terms of damp within the home there are 3 main problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find information about what might cause damp issues in your home or business in Wells-next-the-Sea, and how you might get started with fixing them.


Penetrating damp in buildings can be caused by a range of external factors such as: loose or broken roof tiles, damaged guttering, unsound brickwork and cavity wall issues. Inside, overflowing basins or bathtubs, cracked shower trays and leaking or burst pipes, can lead to penetrating damp. If left to carry on leaking these elements enable water to soak into walls and woodwork, which over time create peeling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and broken or blistered plaster.

If neglected for an extended period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Even though it's fortunate that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to replace the entire roof (very expensive!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. If black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you might have a case of wet rot.

Preventative measures can be fairly basic, such as cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and examining piping for leaks. As part of an overall damp proofing program, your local Wells-next-the-Sea damp proofing company will check out all these aspects.


Condensation Damp Wells-next-the-Sea UK (01328)

Very easy to spot and the cause of damp in many Wells-next-the-Sea properties, condensation is incredibly common. Small droplets of water appear on colder surfaces when humid, warm air comes into contact with them. Poor ventilation in areas with high humidity, for example in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, is the most frequent reason for condensation.

To avoid condensation issues, basic solutions include making certain there's adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping up any water droplets as they appear. Redirecting damp air outside of your home in Wells-next-the-Sea, by upgrading or fitting cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors, will help you to resolve this issue.

The most effective way to find out the main areas that bring about the situation, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a trusted Wells-next-the-Sea company. Sometimes damp air is sucked in from the outside, plainly making things worse. Airflow must be properly regulated to successfully control condensation problems, and a professional damp proofing technician will be able to offer advice and solutions on this subject.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard on houses built in the UK since 1875. It's perfectly possible that you may not have one installed if your home in Wells-next-the-Sea was built in the years before this. It's a possibility that your damp proof course could have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a property built after this year.

Although tricky to identify, a white powdery deposit being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. Whilst the existence of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indications of rising damp problems.

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Resolving rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your property's external walls to see if you can spot a damp course. For satisfactory protection it must be 150 millimetres above the level of the ground. If you discover this space doesn't exist, you can dig away the ground to increase it, or if this process is not plausible, a higher damp course will have to be installed.

You might have more serious issues if you discover that your DPM (damp proof membrane) is okay, and it may be that the damp is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls, which can be even more worrying.

Damp proofing professionals in Wells-next-the-Sea will swiftly detect and resolve rising damp problems using a number of procedures. Older properties which either don't have a DPM, or have one that's damaged over a wide area, can have a damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) injected into the outside walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled evenly along the mortar joint, and before the cream sets it turns to liquid and penetrates into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the damp proofing cream is not suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your DPM, a brand new damp proof course may need to be installed. Whilst this level of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve rising damp, it could be the only effective solution in the final analysis.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another possible remedy for less severe areas of damp course damage. Tiles, wooden flooring or carpets will need to be lifted before any work can be done, because it is applied under your current floor coverings. This is particularly efficacious in cellar areas as part of the "tanking" procedure to make a room which is watertight. Your Wells-next-the-Sea damp proof specialist may advise the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, added protection in those trouble spots.

Tanking: In below ground areas like basements or cellars, "tanking" is a process where surfaces that are exposed are covered in a watertight coating. This should be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, therefore any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the surfaces properly prepared before work commences. As soon as this coating has been put on and is dry, it's then the time to replaster and decorate on top of it. You should always get more than one expert's opinion on whether this really is the only answer to your damp problems, since this is a highly disruptive process since it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


Issues with condensation can definitely be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The fact that they primarily mask the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the main problem with dehumidifier use. An experienced damp proofing specialist in Wells-next-the-Sea will be able to advise on the best solution if you're suffering from damp in any area of your house.


Neighbours and friends should invariably be the first port of call when you're looking for recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. When possible you should always try to get at least 3 or 4 different estimates from a variety of companies, and before signing up for any particular damp proof providers, you can ask to see professional membership certificates and accreditations, as evidence of their integrity.

Look out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) accreditations, or companies who are registered members of the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association.

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the appropriate working experience to offer a top notch damp proof service, if they are members of either the PCA or DPA. Such professional memberships also means that there are guarantees for any work completed.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Wells-next-the-Sea and also in: Burnham Norton, Warham, Binham, Brancaster Staithe, Cockthorpe, Wighton, New Holkham, Stiffkey, Copy's Green, Peterstone, Brancaster, North Creake, Burnham Market, Burnham Thorpe, Burnham Overy Staithe, Titchwell, as well as in these postcodes NR23 1HS, NR23 1EQ, NR23 1DB, NR23 1DN, NR23 1HG, NR23 1JX, NR23 1AF, NR23 1JJ, NR23 1EL, NR23 1BU. Locally based Wells-next-the-Sea damp proofing specialist will probably have the postcode NR23 and the telephone code 01328. Checking this out will confirm that you access local providers of damp proofing. Wells-next-the-Sea home and business owners can utilise these and countless other comparable services.

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Friends & Family Recommendations

When searching for a professional contractor for your project or undertaking, it's invariably extremely helpful to get recommendations from relatives and friends. It's generally acknowledged, that word of mouth references are the preferred solution with regards to finding someone who's suitable for your needs, and can also be a great help in pointing a finger at contractors who aren't up to the job, or local companies with far from glowing track records.

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Getting this form of feedback from a friend or family member should also give you information about the contractor's reliability and time keeping, and if things went wrong, how effectively they were addressed and how quickly they were rectified. They should also be able to give you information about the quote process and how precise the original estimate was in comparison with the eventual price demanded by the contractor.

Finally, your family and friends are people you know and can depend on when it comes to their advice. If you find that it's difficult to get details on a certain company or contractor, it is likely because they've had a disappointing experience in dealing with them. And many folks, instead of 'maligning' a poor company who they have dealt with previously, may even offer a different contractor, as they're happier recommending a good quality business than a mediocre one.

Please Leave a Review

Positive online reviews and testimonials are the lifeblood of any business in Wells-next-the-Sea, and having flattering ones can be the difference between a prospective customer hiring a specific company or opting for a competitor. When the person or company you have employed has done a good job, it is always nice to leave them an appreciative review to give them a lift and help others to make their choice. Letting other know about your first hand experience will be beneficial to any possible employer and also to the company itself. If you think back to the strategies you used to uncover someone to do your work, you will realise how reading reviews helped you. It doesn't actually matter how professional and convincing a company's website appears to be, you would possibly have looked elsewhere if there were no customer reviews to support it.

Leaving a Review

But, when you are on a business's own website, how can the so called customer reviews you see be trusted? Have they been written by a company employee hoping to promote their services, or were they penned by real clients?

Rather than relying on these, you should head to Google My Business reviews, where you will find more authentic and honest reviews on businesses in Wells-next-the-Sea. For discovering the reputation of any company, this is THE review website that's trusted all over the world, and the search engine results of a company website can also be impacted by the results. You could also visit Bing Places for Business when seeking to leave a review for a local company in Wells-next-the-Sea, and this is far and away the number one rival to Google My Business reviews. Helping to create an overall picture of the trustworthiness and working standards of a company that worked effectively on your project, leaving an enthusiastic review here can also assist in elevating their profile in the area. Company reviews can can just as easily be left on Facebook and Twitter pages, which are excellent spots leaving feedback. Most small companies in Wells-next-the-Sea will rely heavily on such social media platforms for their media marketing campaigns. Adding your own favourable review should go some way to strengthening their marketing message, and can help other people who are looking for services of a similar nature.

Going 'traditional' is naturally still acceptable, and you could prepare a hand-drafted thank you letter and send it in to the company. Still useful in an online world, such letters can be scanned or photographed for use on the website, or added to a portfolio of reviews that could be used in one on one meetings with potential customers. Once you've created your review, whichever method you use, you will feel great in the knowledge that you did your bit to raise the profile of a local small business and helped them to grow and prosper. (Tags: Wells-next-the-Sea Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

Damp Proofing Enquiries Norfolk

Damp Proofing Enquiries Norfolk

Current Norfolk damp proofing enquiries: Mr and Mrs Waugh recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up condensation and mould problems in Hickling. Theodore Harrison from Gressenhall was searching for a specialist to damp proof a basement. Nuala and Cain Watson recently requested an estimate for solving damp problems in Heacham, Norfolk. Hasnain Beale in Northrepps asked "is there anyone who does damp proofing near me?". Ned Mather from Attleborough was looking for local damp proofers in the Attleborough area. Amelie Hawkes recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up condensation and mould problems in a bungalow in Costessey, Norfolk. Bethany Bristow in Lingwood, Norfolk was looking for a specialist to damp proof a cellar. Stuart Arnold and Eadie Arnold recently enquired about clearing up damp and condensation problems in a living room in Worstead, Norfolk. These Norfolk homeowners searched for "damp proofing Norfolk" and came across this webpage on either Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Wells-next-the-Sea Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks Wells-next-the-Sea

There are a wide array of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Wells-next-the-Sea damp proofing specialist including damp surveys, garage floor damp proofing Wells-next-the-Sea, cavity wall construction, floor damp proofing Wells-next-the-Sea, commercial damp proofing Wells-next-the-Sea, concrete damp proofing Wells-next-the-Sea, flood defence, property surveys in Wells-next-the-Sea, leak detection Wells-next-the-Sea, commercial tanking in Wells-next-the-Sea, timber treatment, rising damp advice in Wells-next-the-Sea, damp proof paint applications Wells-next-the-Sea, wall damp proofing Wells-next-the-Sea, plaster replacement, damp proofing injection cream treatments in Wells-next-the-Sea, damp proof tanking, chemical DPC injection, dry rot treatment, rendering repairs, solutions for condensation, damp proofing a garage, cellar damp proofing Wells-next-the-Sea, mould treatments, retaining wall damp proofing Wells-next-the-Sea, black mould treatment in Wells-next-the-Sea, dampcourse installation, wood rot treatment in Wells-next-the-Sea, efflorescence solutions, timber preservation, damp proof membrane installation, damp proofing assessments, vapour barrier installation, damp proof sealing, injection damp proofing in Wells-next-the-Sea, and lots more. These are just a selection of the duties that are handled by people specialising in damp proofing. Wells-next-the-Sea providers will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of services.


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Also find: Titchwell damp proofing, Burnham Norton damp proofing, Wighton damp proofing, North Creake damp proofing, Binham damp proofing, Stiffkey damp proofing, Peterstone damp proofing, Burnham Thorpe damp proofing, Warham damp proofing, Burnham Market damp proofing, Cockthorpe damp proofing, Brancaster damp proofing, Burnham Overy Staithe damp proofing, New Holkham damp proofing, Copy's Green damp proofing, Brancaster Staithe damp proofing services and more. The majority of these villages and towns are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Wells-next-the-Sea home and property owners can get quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Wells-next-the-Sea: Some Wells-next-the-Sea roads and streets where damp proofing work has recently been done - Southgate Close, Mill Court, Beach Road, Flint Drive, The Quay, Theatre Road, Beldorma Close, Bolts Close, Croft Yard, Polka Road, Green Dragon Lane, Church Street, Rectory Close, Manor Farm Drive, Northfield Crescent, Lugger Yd, Mill Road, Westfield Avenue, Church Plain, Warham Road, Plummers Hill, Burnt Street, Grove Road, Glebe Road, Golden Gates Drive, Newgate Lane, High Street, as well as these local Wells-next-the-Sea postcodes: NR23 1HS, NR23 1EQ, NR23 1DB, NR23 1DN, NR23 1HG, NR23 1JX, NR23 1AF, NR23 1JJ, NR23 1EL, NR23 1BU. Work was done in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Wells-next-the-Sea homeowners received professional and competent damp proofing services.

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(This damp proofing Wells-next-the-Sea article was checked and updated on 21-09-2022)