Damp Genius Ltd
Mr Tom Dear
Skills & expertise
Skills & expertise
Damp Genius is far more than just a Damp Proof Course installation company.
We carry out the following works:
- Ventilation upgrades to state of the art intelligent fan units
- PIV system installations
- Damp proof membrane installations
- PCA damp and timber surveys - CSRT and CSSW approved surveyor
- Basement waterproofing
- Cellar tanking
- Cavity drain membrane installations
- External render repairs
- Lowering the external ground around your house
- Installation of french drains
- Repointing with natural lime or cement
- Barn conversions
- Plastering using sand and cement, natural lime, and specialist renders
Following the guidelines for diagnosing dampness in buildings laid down by the BRE our damp surveys are the most comprehensive you can get. We aim to methodically rule out all sources of moisture before considering damp proof course failure as a cause.
With over 8 years of experience working with damp buildings, we have learnt a great deal about the cause and solutions of dampness. There is no one size fits all approach and long term success requires a detailed understanding of building pathology plus a skilled installation team.
We know that in modern homes, or traditional homes with modern upgrades, condensation due to inadequate ventilation is often the biggest cause of damp and mould. We install a wide range of advanced ventilation systems to combat this very modern problem. Our systems include Nuaire Drimaster PIV systems, VapourFlow Warm Air Dehumidifiers and Extractors, plus VapourFlow humidistat controlled extract fans which will automatically suck out the condensation.
Rising damp symptoms tend to show in houses as a band of moisture at the base of the walls. After nearly 3,000 damp surveys we know that this is generally caused by a defect leading to the bridging of the existing damp proof course. Our damp surveys look at the 7 most common causes of damp in buildings to identify exactly what is happening. We can then provide a quote for our team of skilled technicians to carry out the installation.
Our basement waterproofing systems will turn your damp old basements into a dry, useable, space perfect for a spare room, office space or even a cinema.
Contact us today to arrange a survey on your own property or one you hope to purchase.
The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade
Damp survey to find out what was causing a damp problem in my lounge
We booked a damp survey to work out what was causing a problem on the front wall of the house. Various builders had guessed at the cause but none seemed to actually know the reason. Tom was very methodical and worked out the cause which took him a few hours of testing. This was a great service and we now feel we can get the damp solved properly.
Damp proofing/tanking damp wall in dining room.
I would not hesitate to refer anyone to Damp Genius. Tom is friendly, smartly presented and highly professional. He is an extremely tidy, methodical worker and his professionalism gave us absolute confidence that the work would be carried out to the highest standard without any problems. Lovely chap, brilliant work.
I had an ongoing damp problem in a tenants house which my builder couldn’t work out. Tom came and did a survey then provided a detailed report with a specification for works which I passed to my builder. The charge for the survey seemed very reasonable at £250 considering that it has saved me taking a trial and error approach to solving the problem.
Waterproofing small basement
I wanted to make my basement a more useful space. The surveyor from Damp Genius suggested a membrane system would be best. It was installed efficiently and so far no problems!
Rising damp treatment in the lounge and PIV system installed in the loft
Excellent. Very tidy and clean Tidied up each day when they left. Problem solved and such a helpful and courteous service.
- Domestic Work
- Commercial Work
- Insurance Work Undertaken
- Cards Accepted
Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset