Damp Proofing Wincanton

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Damp Proofing Wincanton Somerset (BA9): It isn't just the fact that problems with damp look terrible, they can also induce chronic health problems and lead to severe structural damages. Under those areas of peeling wallpaper, clumps of flaking paintwork and ugly damp patches, much more serious issues might be lurking, and if they aren't remedied quickly, could be very expensive to repair. The best alternative if you have issues like this with your house in Wincanton, is to get in touch with an experienced damp proofing company, and ask them to take a look.

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In relation to dampness in Wincanton buildings, there are essentially 3 key types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 key types of damp are explained in depth in this article, together with suggestions for prevention and resolution, if you happen to find them in your house in Wincanton.


Things like cavity wall problems, damaged downpipes or gutters, porous brickwork and broken or loose roof tiles are typical external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home. Inside a structure, burst or dripping water pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing sinks or baths, can cause penetrating damp. If water is allowed to continue seeping into the walls and woodwork, the obvious signs with time will be peeling or bubbling paintwork, damp, dark patches on walls and broken or blistered plaster.

Roof timbers which are constantly damp because of a leaking roof, can develop wet rot if this is not dealt with. This could prove to be very expensive, because in the worst case scenario the structural integrity of your roof timbers could be compromised, meaning that you will need a whole new roof. A musty smell of decaying wood, the presence of black fungus, and a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers, are all indicators of wet rot.

Preventative measures can be basic, such as inspecting water pipes for leaks, cleaning your roof & guttering and checking for leaks and repointing unsound brickwork. A professional Wincanton damp proof service provider will check these areas in order to help prevent any further complications, as part of resolving your issues with dampness.


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Very easy to spot and the cause of damp in many Wincanton properties, condensation is incredibly common. Water forms as small droplets on a cool surface, when moist, warm air comes into contact with it. If there is not enough ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, such as boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, condensation can often be a consequence.

There are a couple of straightforward ways of managing condensation, and these are ensuring that problem areas have good ventilation, and wiping droplets of water away as they appear on surfaces. You can minimise the amount of moist air that is present in your house by installing or updating air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods.

By carrying out a comprehensive damp proofing survey, an experienced Wincanton company will identify any places where damp air is sucked in from outside, simply making things worse. The best way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate circulation and airflow properly, and your local Wincanton damp proofing specialist will offer advice and guidance on how this can best be achieved.

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Homes built since 1875 in the UK have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. It's quite possible that you may not have one installed if your home in Wincanton was built before this year. If you are experiencing rising damp in a property constructed after this time it might be that your damp proof membrane or course has been damaged in some way.

Although hard to identify, "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. If you see or think you might have any of these, it is possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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Remedying rising damp issues can be as simple as checking your outside walls and seeing if you can see a damp course. In order to get a satisfactory degree of protection the DPM must be above ground level by a minimum of 150 millimetres (about 6"). You could dig away the surrounding soil to create this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you could put in a damp proof membrane (DPM) higher up if the former isn't possible.

If your DPM is correct and the gap isn't the root cause of the problem, dampness might be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which might be a much more problematic issue.

Wincanton damp proofing experts will swiftly be able to determine the root cause of your rising damp issues, and using a number of different methods will soon resolve the problem. If you have a somewhat older property with no DPM or one that's damaged over an extensive area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your outside walls. This entails drilling holes at intervals along the wall's mortar joint and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork.

If the deterioration of the DPM is too critical, or if damp proofing cream injection isn't an appropriate treatment, you might need to put in a new damp proof course. Though this is of course a pretty drastic plan of action, it might be the only method to solve your rising damp issues successfully.

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For minimal areas of damp course damage, yet another possible solution would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. This is applied under your floor coverings, so wooden flooring, carpeting and tiles must be lifted prior to work being done. Also used as a part of the "tanking" process to make a room watertight, this is a particularly effective treatment in cellar areas. Your Wincanton damp proofing specialist may advise the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, further protection in those troublesome areas.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a basement or part below ground space, is a process of coating exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. Any wall covering and plaster must be removed and the surfaces in question prepared properly before the commencement of any work, as this coating has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls. When this coating has been applied, it should be permitted to dry out thoroughly before replastering any wall surfaces and decorating on top of it. Because it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, this is a really disruptive process. Therefore, it is wise to bring in more than one damp proofing expert to ensure that this really is the only resolution.


To help ease condensation problems, you could try using dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are really effectual. Because dehumidifiers merely alleviate the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are downsides to this option. If you are experiencing mould or damp in any area of your property in Wincanton, you can contact an experienced damp proofing company for the best advice.


As with any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a local specialist come from family and friends. Where possible you should try to obtain at least three different estimates from a number of companies, and before employing any specific damp proofing services, you can ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, as proof of their integrity.

Watch out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) professional qualifications, or companies who are registered members of the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association (PCA).

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees that your selected damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has the required experience to provide a high quality damp proofing service. Any work performed by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Wincanton and also in nearby places like: Maperton, Stoney Stoke, Marsh, North Cheriton, Lattiford, Southmarsh, Shepton Montague, Stoke Trister, South Cheriton, Bayford, Horsington, Riding Gate, Yarlington, Suddon, Leigh Common, Horwood, Bratton Seymour, Cucklington, Horsington Marsh, Holton, as well as in these postcodes BA9 9NG, BA9 9HW, BA9 9AR, BA9 0BG, BA9 9HT, BA9 9DL, BA9 9BW, BA9 9FF, BA9 9DE, BA9 9AU. Local Wincanton damp proofing specialist will likely have the dialling code 01963 and the postcode BA9. Checking this out will ensure you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Wincanton home and business owners are able to benefit from these and countless other related services.

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV)

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) might be the ideal solution to reduce problems with damp in your home in Wincanton. If you have noticed mould and damp inside your dwelling or condensation on your windows then Positive Input Ventilation can help to reduce the humidity. It achieves this by continuously circulating fresh air. This steady replacement and refresh of the air inside your house reduces odours and pollutants, increases air quality and has been demonstrated to enhance the day to day life of asthma and allergy sufferers by reducing dust mite allergens in the air. Some considerations for PIV systems is that it works best when installed in an attic, and your dwelling does require to be relatively airtight. Air, just like water, will take the path of least resistance, and any gaps and spaces in doors or windows will let the fresh air get out, whilst bringing possible polluted air in.

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Over the length and breadth of the Somerset region you will be able to locate damp proofing services who'll provide you with high quality services for all your damp proofing requirements. If you cannot identify the right damp proofing company in Wincanton itself you should be able to uncover a decent one somewhere nearby.

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Wincanton damp proof specialist including basement water-proofing, dry rot control in Wincanton, dampcourse installation in Wincanton, rising damp advice, cavity wall tie replacement Wincanton, damp treatments, solutions for condensation, efflorescence treatments, wall damp proofing Wincanton, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proof injection cream treatments Wincanton, damp proof membranes, cheap damp proofing Wincanton, floor damp proofing Wincanton, damp proofing in kitchens, chemical DPC injection in Wincanton, damp proofing floors in Wincanton, damp proofing old stone walls, foundation damp proofing Wincanton, garage floor damp proofing Wincanton, rising damp solutions Wincanton, damp proof tanking, damp proofing a garage, basement damp proofing Wincanton, cementitious tanking, damp proofing prices Wincanton, wood rot treatment, timber surveys, property preservation Wincanton, timber treatment in Wincanton, wet rot treatment in Wincanton, woodworm treatments, vapour barrier installations, external damp proofing Wincanton, damp proofing assessments Wincanton, and lots more. Listed are just a small portion of the duties that are conducted by those doing damp proofing. Wincanton specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of damp proofing services.


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Also find: Leigh Common damp proofing, South Cheriton damp proofing, Holton damp proofing, Yarlington damp proofing, Bayford damp proofing, Horsington Marsh damp proofing, Southmarsh damp proofing, Horwood damp proofing, Suddon damp proofing, Riding Gate damp proofing, Maperton damp proofing, Shepton Montague damp proofing, Bratton Seymour damp proofing, Marsh damp proofing, Stoke Trister damp proofing, Horsington damp proofing, Lattiford damp proofing, Stoney Stoke damp proofing, North Cheriton damp proofing, Cucklington damp proofing services and more. The majority of these locations are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Wincanton business and home owners can get damp proofing quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Wincanton: Property owners living in the following roads and areas have just recently enquired about damp proofing - Market Place, Lock's Lane, The Batch, Rodber Close, Bayford Hill, Murray Way, West Hill, Elm Drive, Silver Street, Vale View Gardens, Meadow Close, Pines Close, Snag Lane, Lawrence Hill, Tything Way, Moor Close, Treacle Mine Road, Springfield Road, Wessex Way, Cemetery Lane, Peach Pie Street, Gennes Grove, Balsam Lane, Church Walk, as well as these Wincanton area postcodes: BA9 9NG, BA9 9HW, BA9 9AR, BA9 0BG, BA9 9HT, BA9 9DL, BA9 9BW, BA9 9FF, BA9 9DE, BA9 9AU. Work was achieved in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Wincanton home and property owners were given professional and dependable damp proofing services.

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