Damp Proofing Wells

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Damp Proofing Wells Somerset (BA5): Having damp problems in your house in Wells can contribute to serious health and structural issues, as well as appearing unattractive. If not cured promptly, the more serious issues can cost 1000s to repair, and may be concealed beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. If you think that you might have damp issues you must get in touch with a certified Wells damp proofing company to check out your property, and come up with the most beneficial damp proofing solution for your house.

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In regards to dampness in Wells structures, there are essentially 3 primary types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 primary types of damp are described in greater detail in this article, along with tips on prevention and resolution, if you should find them in your home or business premises in Wells.


Penetrating damp in structures can be attributable to a range of external factors for instance: cracks in brickwork, cavity wall problems, damaged guttering and cracked roof tiles. Inside a building, it can be triggered by cracked shower trays, leaky or burst pipes and overflowing sinks or bathtubs. If left to continue leaking these factors enable water to seep into the walls and woodwork, which with time lead to blistering or broken plaster, damp dark patches on walls and flaking paintwork.

If neglected for some time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to occur in your roof timbers. Although it is fortunate that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof if the timbers of your roof become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timbers, together with an unusual musty smell from the decaying timber.

You should not panic however, because to stop these problems happening, a few basic steps such as inspecting pipework for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks should aleviate such issues. As part of an overall damp proofing package, your local Wells damp proofing company will check all of these areas.


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Quite simple to spot and the cause of damp in many Wells properties, condensation is extremely common. When colder surfaces make contact with moist, warm air, tiny water droplets form on those surfaces. It often manifests due to poor ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

Easy solutions to reduce condensation include wiping away any water droplets whenever they appear and making sure you've got adequate ventilation in the troublesome areas. Redirecting moisture laden air outside of your home in Wells, by fitting or updating air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods, will help you to remedy this problem.

A detailed damp proofing survey from a reputable Wells specialist might also find areas which exacerbate the issue by sucking in damp air from the outside. The most effective way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Wells damp proofing company will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can be accomplished.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on houses built in the UK since 1875. You might not have a damp proof course installed on your home in Wells if it was constructed prior to this period. If your home was constructed after this year, but you are still experiencing rising damp problems, it might be that the damp proof membrane or course has been impaired.

Rising damp can be tricky to distinguish, but some things to look out for are; tide marks on walls, crumbling or rotten skirtings and white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces. It's possible that you could have a rising damp issue if you have spotted one or all of these.

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The initial step towards solving your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether or not you've actually got a damp proof course on the outside walls of your home in Wells. For satisfactory protection it should be 150mm (about 6 inches) above the level of the ground. Where you discover that this gap doesn't exist, you could dig away the ground to increase it, or if this approach is not feasible, a higher damp proof course will need to be installed.

If your damp proof course is in order and the gap isn't the explanation for the problem, moisture might be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a much more challenging issue.

Using a number of different methods, damp proofing experts in Wells can swiftly detect and resolve your rising damp problems. Older properties which either don't have a damp proof membrane, or have a compromised one that's damaged over a considerable area, can be treated with a damp proof injection cream such as Dryzone. Holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective water-repellent barrier.

If the damp proof cream is not sufficient, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a new damp proof course may need to be put in. This is taking repair work to the extreme, however it could be the only remedy for your damp problems.

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For minimal areas of membrane damage, yet another possible option could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. This has to be applied beneath your current floor coverings, so tiles, laminate flooring and carpets will need to be lifted before any work is undertaken. This is particularly effectual in cellars as part of the tanking process to make a room which is watertight. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, your Wells damp proof technician might advise a layer of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a basement or cellar is called tanking. Because this watertight coating has to be applied on the bare surface of floors and walls, any wall coverings and plaster must be removed before work begins, and all surfaces prepared correctly. When this paint has been applied and dried, it's then possible to replaster and decorate on top of it. You must always obtain more than one expert's opinion about whether this really is the only cure for your damp problems, because this is a really disruptive job since it needs to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building.


To help ease problems with condensation, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are pretty efficient. The fact that these gadgets merely mask the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main disadvantage with dehumidifiers. If you're suffering from damp in any part of your home in Wells, you can speak to an experienced damp proofing company for the most reliable advice.


As with pretty much any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a specialist can be gleaned from neighbours and friends. When possible you should try to get at least two or three different estimates from a range of companies, and before hiring any particular damp proofing services, you should ask to look at professional memberships and qualifications, as a verification of their trustworthiness.

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

If your chosen Wells damp proofing specialists are in fact members of either the PCA or DPA they will be suitably qualified and have acquired the required experience to provide a high quality service for all your damp proofing project. Such professional memberships also means that there are guarantees for any work performed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Wells and also nearby in: Dinder, Haybridge, Launcherley, South Horrington Village, Upper Coxley, Upper Milton, Pilton, Easton, Wookey, Keyward, North Wootton, Dulcote, Milton, Croscombe, Woodbury, Worminster, East Horrington, together with these postcodes BA5 1TR, BA5 1SY, BA5 1UN, BA5, BA5 1UU, BA5 1GF, BA5 1LY, BA5 1AX, BA5 2EP, BA5 2AH. Locally based Wells damp proofers will most likely have the dialling code 01749 and the postcode BA5. Checking this will ensure that you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Wells property owners will be able to benefit from these and various other damp proofing services.

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The latest Somerset damp proofing postings: Lewis and Hazel Scott recently requested a price quote for eliminating mould and condensation issues in a kitchen in a terraced house in Trull, Somerset. Sammy Hood from Keinton Mandeville, Somerset asked "is there anybody who does damp proofing near me?". Lawrence and Sienna-Rose Briggs recently enquired about solving damp problems in Radstock, Somerset. Isabella and Herbie Plummer recently asked for a quote for solving damp problems in Queen Camel, Somerset. Elsa Lacey in Milverton, Somerset was looking for damp proofing companies nearby. Aiden Paul from Misterton was on the lookout for a company to damp proof a kitchen wall. Marni and Tudor Flower recently requested a quotation for damp proofing an extension in Pensford. Ruby Merritt and Bear Merritt recently asked for a quotation for clearing up damp problems in a semi-detached house in Ansford. All these Somerset property owners conducted a search for "damp proofing Somerset" and located this page on either Bing, Yahoo or Google.

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When people in Wells are looking for services, a large number of them browse reviews online to help them to make a choice, thus positive reviews are the lifeblood of any local business or company. It's helpful for them if you could leave a positive review when they have done a good job or offered a great service, and of course it's useful for other folks too. Potential future clients can benefit from hearing your personal experience, and of course there are benefits for the business too. If like most other people in Wells you read reviews to find someone to do your damp proofing work, you'll realise how useful that process can be. It does not matter how professional a business's website may look, without those reviews you may have looked someplace else.

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However, can the so called customer reviews be trusted when you are on a business's own website? Did "real" people write these reviews or did a company employee, looking to push their services, make them up?

However there is another solution, because Google My Business reviews are an effective way to look for sincere and authentic reviews. Potential customers in Wells, and all around the world, examine company reputations each day on this most trusted of websites. When leaving reviews for local services and businesses in Wells, the second largest review website is Bing Places for Business, which is Google My Business's main rival. In order to improve the profile of a company that worked successfully on your damp proofing project, you can leave a review in either (or both) of these places, which will in addition provide an overview of their reliability and standards, which can be beneficial for others seeking similar services. You can also leave business reviews on Facebook and Twitter pages, which can often be just as effective. These social media sites are a major part of any small company's marketing and promotional advertising. Your reviews will help to reinforce their marketing message.

Whilst a hand-drafted letter of thanks is considered a bit 'old school', this is still perfectly appropriate. These are still handy in an internet crazy world and can be scanned in for use on company websites, or maybe even framed or gathered together to create a portfolio of reviews for use in face to face meetings with prospective customers. The belief that your review might have helped a small business to gain more customers and gain credibility in the local marketplace is an incentive in itself. (Tags: Wells Damp Proofing Company Reviews)

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All throughout Somerset you will be able to find damp proofers who will provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find a satisfactory damp proof specialist in Wells itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.

Wells Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Wells damp proofing specialist including structural waterproofing Wells, damp proofing solutions in bathrooms Wells, concrete repairs, foundation damp proofing Wells, plaster replacement, woodworm eradication, invasive weed control, basement water-proofing, damp control, property preservation, damp proof injection cream treatments, chemical DPC injection, dampcourse installation, damp proof coursing Wells, rendering repairs, solving condensation problems, japanese knotweed control, flood defence, rising damp prevention, cavity wall construction in Wells, damp proof tanking Wells, damp proof membrane installation, commercial damp proofing Wells, solving mould problems, penetrating damp treatments Wells, the treament of efflorescence, leak detection, home damp proofing, commercial tanking Wells, dry rot control, pressure grouting, cementitious tanking, damp proofing old stone walls, timber surveys, wood rot treatments in Wells, and more. These are just a handful of the tasks that are handled by those doing damp proofing. Wells specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of damp proofing services.


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Also find: Upper Coxley damp proofing, Launcherley damp proofing, Croscombe damp proofing, Upper Milton damp proofing, Dinder damp proofing, Haybridge damp proofing, South Horrington Village damp proofing, Milton damp proofing, Woodbury damp proofing, East Horrington damp proofing, Pilton damp proofing, Dulcote damp proofing, Keyward damp proofing, Worminster damp proofing, Easton damp proofing, Wookey damp proofing, North Wootton damp proofing services and more. All of these locations are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Wells homeowners can get damp proofing quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Wells: Some Wells areas and streets where damp proofing work has recently been undertaken - Creighton Close, Barnard Court, Becket Place, Parsons Way, Hamilton Court, Stiles Court, Tor Wood View, Welsh Court, Reid Court, Elm Close, Portway Avenue, North Road, Webb's Close, Churchill Road, Little Entry, Palace Court, Alfred Street, Melrose Avenue, Singleton Court, Crease Close, Mullins Close, Perkins Court, Seymour Close, Allens Lane, West Street, Mount Pleasant Avenue, Barley Close, Southover, as well as the following Wells area postcodes: BA5 1TR, BA5 1SY, BA5 1UN, BA5, BA5 1UU, BA5 1GF, BA5 1LY, BA5 1AX, BA5 2EP, BA5 2AH. These areas recently saw activity by experts in damp proofing. Wells business and home owners were given professional and dependable damp proofing services on each occasion.

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More Wells Tradespeople: Of course, when you are doing home repairs and improvements in Wells, Somerset, you are likely to need all sorts of different tradespeople and apart from a damp proofer in Wells, Somerset, you could additionally need carpenters in Wells, an electrician in Wells, SKIP HIRE in Wells, cellar conversion in Wells, garage conversion in Wells, pebble dashing in Wells, floor screeding in Wells, a handyman in Wells, brick & stone cleaning in Wells, a bricklayer in Wells, a plumber in Wells, scaffolders in Wells, a tiler in Wells, painters & decorators in Wells, rendering in Wells, a builder in Wells, flooring specialists in Wells, a plasterer in Wells, waste removal in Wells, and other different Wells specialists.

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