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Fairly Nerdy Damp Guy

My name is Tom, I am the founder of Damp Genius and the principal surveyor covering Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth. On this page, I would like to take a moment to tell you a bit about Damp Genius Ltd. 

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, I 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. Damp Genius 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. 

If you would like an honest, impartial and incredibly useful damp survey carried out on a property then get in touch. Surveys can generally be carried out within 5 working days of your enquiry. 

As someone who has been in the damp proofing industry for a long time, I strongly recommend that you get a second opinion on any free damp survey carried out as part of a home sale or purchase. 

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