Damp Proofing in Taunton

Wessex Damp and Timber carried out significant works, to this property in Taunton, after a survey identifying rising damp and condensation.

Damp Proofing in Somerset

We provided a client with a free of charge damp and timber survey for a rental property in Taunton, Somerset. At the time of survey the house was occupied and our survey identified damp issues to the front bay window area and to the rear external wall in the rear reception.

The issues found are really common in this type of Victorian brick built terrace, to the rear of the property there is a boundary wall at the party line and where this is tied into the wall of the house no allowance was made for a damp proof membrane/course. This is often easy to spot with a stain in an arc shape from the external wall traveling along the party wall, a Protimeter was used to test the internal plaster and high meter readings where noted. Plaster was removed to just over a meter high, a vertical and horizontal damp proof course (DPC) injection was installed and plaster was reinstated.

As is all too common with this type and age of build the front bay window wall had signs of a number of issues, rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation related mould growth! We took a ‘belt and braces’ approach here removing the plaster to all 3 sides of the bay. A DPC injection was installed, external pointing was replaced and to help control the condensation issue we fitted a Newton mesh membrane to the exposed brickwork and adhered 22mm insulated plasterboard to this applying a plaster coat to complete. The improved insulation will stop mould forming in this area and the client was given advice on controlling moisture levels in the building which should remove all condensation related problems.

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Why choose Wessex Damp & Timber

25 Years of Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the service sector you will receive an unrivaled level of customer care from the survey through to the completion of works.

Unrivaled Customer Care

We are a family run business with a professional and modern approach whilst still maintaining that personal level of service you associate with a local company.

Professional Service

Constantly seeking to maintain our knowledge base we access all the latest information and available literature to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.

Wessex Damp and Timber are an industry leading company who provides services to help cure dampness and condensation in both the home and commerical environments.

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Services We Offer

Some of the services we offer in property preservation

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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