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J D Lacey Damp Proofing is a family run business based in Taunton, Somerset with 25 years of knowledge within the industry. We cover damp proofing, rising damp and penetrating damp, condensation and woodworm. We use high quality materials with advanced and up to date systems. We offer a 25 year guarantee.

General Causes of Damp

There are various causes of damp and some of which are generally bad for your health especially people with respiratory problems. The causes of damp can be due to a failed damp proof course, ground that has been built up above a damp proof course, air bricks that have been covered up, blocked cavities due to debris and insulation being installed, bad ventilation and poor brickwork and pointing.

Solutions

To eradicate these problems you would clear cavities of debris and/or ventilation under the floor using air bricks and/or a new damp course and/or a membrane to stop penetrating damp. This is to cover all the ways that water can enter a property, a property may not need all of the solutions listed.

Penetrating Damp

This can be found on all levels of a property, the causes are due to damaged exterior brickwork and pointing, insulation filled cavities, saturated exterior bricks due to old bricks losing water retention abilities as they age, failed guttering and downpipes and earth buildup on the exterior walls.

Solutions

To eradicate these problems you would Re-point and/or replace damaged bricks using a breathable , colourless, water repellent cream to regenerate the bricks. In extreme cases you would remove the plaster and apply a breathable membrane.

Rising Damp

The causes of rising damp can be due to a failed damp proof course, ground that has been built up above a damp proof course, air bricks that have been covered up, blocked cavities due to debris and insulation being installed, bad ventilation and poor brickwork and pointing.

Solutions

To eradicate these problems you would drill holes into the base of the wall in the mortar course and insert dry rods which will form a damp course without removing the bricks, which in time melts into a glass membrane which creates a new damp course

Remove interior plaster back to brickwork up to 1.2m high and a highly durable and flexible membrane is then fixed to the brickwork and replastered. Exterior air bricks are raised if they are too low a telescopic air system is installed to ensure dry, clean air flow.

Condensation

The causes of rising damp can be due to a failed damp proof course, ground that has been built up above a damp proof course, air bricks that have been covered up, blocked cavities due to debris and insulation being installed, bad ventilation and poor brickwork and pointing.

Solutions

You can eradicate these problems by improving air flow and/or insulating walls by applying cream on the exterior bricks to dry the walls out and helps to insulate the house, the walls can also be treated to inhibit mould growth on internal walls.

Dry and Wet Rot

A wood destroying fungus can form when wood gets damp. This can be from interior causes due to a dishwasher, shower or washing machine leak and exterior causes can be due to any type of damp i.e. penetrating or rising damp.

Solutions

To eradicate this problem the removal of timbers infected with dry/wet rot and replace with treated timbers. All adjacent timbers to be treated with a dry/wet rot solution which kills fungi and any remaining spores.

Woodworm Treatments

Usually a high-moisture content in the timber, predominantly sought after by adult female beetles in the summer months so that eggs can be laid. The larvae then burrow, and when it exits, leaves behind the exit holes you commonly see. This can weaken the timber.

Solutions

To eradicate the problem you would need to remove and replace the weakened timber and spray with a woodworm and rot treatment that kills and prevents any future infestations and is effective against a variety of wood boring beetles.
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J D Lacey Damp Proofing is a family run business based in Taunton, Somerset with 25 years of knowledge within the industry. We cover damp proofing, rising damp and penetrating damp, condensation and woodworm. We use high quality materials with advanced and up to date systems. We offer a 25 year guarantee.

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