Damp Proofing Wiveliscombe

Wiveliscombe Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Wiveliscombe Somerset (TA4): Damp problems in your property in Wiveliscombe not only look unappealing, but they can also bring about dangerous structural and health problems too. Peeling wallpaper and nasty damp patches can hide a much more serious issue which, if not solved swiftly, could lead to very expensive repair bills. If you believe you might have such damp issues you should call on a certified Wiveliscombe damp proofing specialist to assess your property, and recommend the most effective damp proofing solution for your home or business.

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When considering dampness in Wiveliscombe houses, there are essentially three major types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find information about what might be causing damp problems in your home or business premises in Wiveliscombe, and how you may go about fixing them.


Issues like cavity wall issues, unsound brickwork, broken roof tiles and damaged guttering are common external causes of penetrating damp in your home. From within, overflowing basins or baths, damaged shower trays and leaky or burst pipes, can cause penetrating damp. If left unchecked, dark damp patches on walls, broken or blistering plaster and peeling paintwork, will be the visible outcome of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof which is left untreated over a long period of time. Though it's fortunate that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in the worst outcome, you may need to get a new roof (extremely costly!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. If a black fungus appears on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you could have a case of wet rot.

Simple steps like repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks and inspecting pipes for leaks, can be the basic preventative maintenance measures. As an integral part of an overall damp proofing service, your local Wiveliscombe damp proofing company will check all of these areas.


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Very easy to spot and a cause of damp in many Wiveliscombe properties, condensation is extremely common. Small droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when humid, warm air makes contact with these surfaces. Poor ventilation in places with a high level of humidity, such as in boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, is the most common reason for condensation.

Simple solutions to stop condensation include wiping away any water droplets whenever they appear and making sure there's adequate ventilation in the problem areas. The necessary steps may require the installation or updating of cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks, with the intention of redirecting moisture laden air outside of your property in Wiveliscombe.

A damp proof survey from a credible Wiveliscombe specialist may also find things which bring about the issue by drawing in moist air from the outside. To effectively control condensation problems, airflow needs to be regulated properly. A reliable Wiveliscombe damp proofing technician will be happy to offer advice and solutions in connection with this.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory on homes built in the United Kingdom since 1875. If your property was built before this period it's perfectly possible that you might not have this installed. It's possible that your DPM might have been damaged if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a property built after this year.

Although difficult to identify, tide marks on walls, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. It's possible that you might have a rising damp issue if you have seen one or all of these.

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The initial step towards handling your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether or not you've actually got a damp course on the external walls of your property in Wiveliscombe. To be sure of an adequate measure of protection the damp proof course needs to be above ground level by a minimum of 150 millimetres (about 6"). You can dig the surrounding earth away to generate this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you can install a higher damp proof membrane if the former isn't feasible.

If your DPM (damp proof membrane) is in order and the gap from the ground isn't the root cause of the problem, dampness might be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a more serious issue.

Damp proofing experts in Wiveliscombe will swiftly detect and eliminate rising damp issues using a variety of procedures. A damp proofing cream can be carefully injected into your walls if you've got a somewhat older property with no damp proof membrane, or it is damaged over a significant area. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the wall's mortar course, and before the cream sets it turns into liquid and penetrates into the surrounding brickwork forming a barrier that is water-repellent.

If the damp proofing cream treatment is not appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a brand new damp proof course may have to be put in. Whilst this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve rising damp problems, it may be the only effective solution in the final analysis.

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Yet another solution for minimal areas of membrane damage may include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion coating. Since this will be applied under your existing floor coverings, tiles, carpeting and wood flooring must be lifted and moved before this operation can commence. This is particularly efficacious in cellar areas as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a room that's watertight. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried, your Wiveliscombe damp proofing expert might recommend the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: In cellars, basements and below ground areas of a property, "tanking" is the process where surfaces that are exposed are covered in a watertight coating. All wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the relevant surfaces prepared correctly before the commencement of any work, since this watertight coating must be applied at the base level of walls and floors. You can replaster any wall surfaces and decorate on top of it, after the paint has completely dried. This is an extremely disruptive job as it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, and it is preferable to get more than one expert opinion about whether this really is the only resolution to your damp problems.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air, hence for issues with condensation they can help. The downside with dehumidifiers in seeking to prevent mould and damp is that they just alleviate the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. An experienced damp proofing company in Wiveliscombe will be ready to offer advice on possible solutions if you are suffering from dampness in any part of your home.


Friends and family should invariably be your first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Always get at least 2 or 3 different quotes from a variety of companies, and if you are in any doubt you can ask to look at professional membership certificates and accreditations, before employing any damp proofing services.

Professional Wiveliscombe damp proofing specialists ought to be registered members of either the Property Care Association (PCA) or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association), or have professional qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB).

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees that your selected damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has the necessary experience to perform a first class damp proof service. Such memberships also means that there are guarantees for any remedial work accomplished.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Wiveliscombe and also in: Coombe End, Waterrow, Langley Marsh, Huish Champflower, Chipstable, Poleshill, Milverton, Bathealton, Clatworthy, Nunnington Park, Bindon, Petton, Fitzhead, Maundown, Raddington, Croford, Chipley, Langley, as well as in these postcodes TA4 2SU, TA4 2PJ, TA4 2TA, TA4 2NQ, TA4 2LJ, TA4 2JS, TA4 2UB, TA4 2JW, TA4 2PD, TA4 2NF. Locally based Wiveliscombe damp proofing specialist will most likely have the postcode TA4 and the phone code 01984. Verifying this will confirm that you're accessing local providers of damp proofing. Wiveliscombe householders are able to utilise these and countless other damp proofing services.

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All throughout Somerset you should be able to find damp proofers who will offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find a satisfactory damp proofing specialist in Wiveliscombe itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.

Wiveliscombe Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks Wiveliscombe

There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Wiveliscombe damp proofing specialist including damp proof sealing, industrial damp proofing Wiveliscombe, woodworm elimination Wiveliscombe, damp surveys in Wiveliscombe, damp control, concrete repair, property preservation, garage floor damp proofing Wiveliscombe, damp proof cream treatments, commercial tanking, brickwork damp proofing Wiveliscombe, wet rot treatments, wall damp proofing Wiveliscombe, treatments for rising damp in Wiveliscombe, rendering repairs, damp proofing services, dry rot treatment, condensation control, retaining wall damp proofing Wiveliscombe, dampcourse installation, foundation damp proofing Wiveliscombe, damp proofing in kitchens in Wiveliscombe, timber treatment in Wiveliscombe, landlord damp proofing services, cementitious tanking in Wiveliscombe, solving mould problems Wiveliscombe, damp proofing a garage, damp proofing old stone walls Wiveliscombe, damp proofing floors, japanese knotweed control in Wiveliscombe, timber preservation, damp treatments, solutions for black mould, leak detection, condensation treatments, and lots more. Listed are just an example of the duties that are handled by those doing damp proofing. Wiveliscombe specialists will let you know about their whole range of services.

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Latest Somerset damp proofing customer projects: Mr and Mrs Cross recently enquired about the possibility of eliminating mould and condensation issues in a kitchen in Batheaston, Somerset. Hadley and Ariya Cherry recently enquired about getting a price for resolving damp problems in a semi-detached house in East Coker, Somerset. Hazel and Dominik Millar recently asked for a price quote for solving condensation and damp issues in a living room in Brympton, Somerset. Alvin Monaghan from West Coker, Somerset asked "is there anyone who does damp proofing near me?". Christina Houston and Tudor Houston recently asked for an estimate for resolving damp and condensation problems in a detached house in Banwell, Somerset. Mr and Mrs Kay recently enquired about clearing up damp problems in a semi-detached house in North Weston. Nyla and Jak Stewart recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up damp problems in a semi-detached house in Easton in Gordano. Tommy-Lee Mundy recently asked for a quotation for solving damp problems in Bathford. All these Somerset home owners did a search for "damp proofing Somerset" and noticed this website on Google, Yahoo or Bing.

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Obtaining recommendations from friends and family members is invariably a good idea when you are searching for a professional contractor for your project or undertaking in Wiveliscombe. To identify someone who is ideal for your needs, and to weed out bad contractors and companies with below par levels of performance, word of mouth referrals are usually the best solution.

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Getting this sort of feedback from a family member or friend should also give you insights into the contractor's time keeping and reliability, and if things went awry, how they were dealt with and how speedily they were put right. They will also be in a good position to give you info about how the final bill stood up when compared with the original quote that was given, specifics which can be difficult to get from the contractors themselves.

Ultimately, in regards to advice, your friends and family are individuals you know and can depend on to be truthful and honest. If they've had an unsatisfactory experience in dealing with a specific contractor or company, they may be unwilling to chat about them in any detail. It is frequently the case that most people will be more than happy to discuss a good contractor and less likely to mention an inferior one. They might even offer an alternative company, rather than 'denigrate' a below par one they have dealt with.


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Also find: Coombe End damp proofing, Milverton damp proofing, Croford damp proofing, Chipley damp proofing, Bindon damp proofing, Waterrow damp proofing, Langley Marsh damp proofing, Fitzhead damp proofing, Huish Champflower damp proofing, Bathealton damp proofing, Langley damp proofing, Petton damp proofing, Raddington damp proofing, Maundown damp proofing, Nunnington Park damp proofing, Poleshill damp proofing, Chipstable damp proofing, Clatworthy damp proofing services and more. All these areas are catered for by companies who do damp proofing. Wiveliscombe property owners can get damp proofing quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Wiveliscombe: Some Wiveliscombe roads and streets where damp proofing work has recently been done - High Street, Billy Lane, Combe Lane, Southgate, Meadows Way, The Mews, Beech Tree Close, Jews Lane, North Street, Southfield, Castle Lane, Stockers Close, Burges Close, Rotton Row, Sandy Lane, Taunton Road, West Street, Hartswell, Spring Gardens, Station Road, Golden Hill, Kingsmead Close, Bollams Mead, Burges Lane, as well as these Wiveliscombe area postcodes: TA4 2SU, TA4 2PJ, TA4 2TA, TA4 2NQ, TA4 2LJ, TA4 2JS, TA4 2UB, TA4 2JW, TA4 2PD, TA4 2NF. Work was carried out in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Wiveliscombe householders benefited from high quality and reliable damp proofing services.

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