Allerton Damp Proofing have been damp proofing Boston Spa for over thirty five years, bringing excellent solutions no matter what your damp problem is.
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Boston Spa’s Damp Proofers
Allerton Damp Proofing have been working throughout Boston Spa and across Yorkshire for decades. We bring expert solutions to home and business owners throughout the Leeds area, offering the best damp proofing services. Our team of trained technicians can also complete:
Causes of damp
Want a long-lasting solution to your damp problems? Contact Allerton Damp Proofing via our contact form or on 01904 295 337. We have a friendly customer services team who would love to discuss your requirements and send out a local surveyor to provide you with a quote.
How Does Damp Affect my Home?
The effect of damp is widespread, impacting both the properties themselves as well as the people who live in them. The longer damp affects a home, the more widespread the issues become and the more you’ll notice the problems. For example, damp in walls reduces their ability to insulate, resulting in a much colder environment. You use more energy (and spend more money!) heating your home and it often has very little effect.
Damp also spreads into woodwork and plaster, causing crumbling or cracking in the plasterwork and ruining your decor. It leads to deterioration within the internal structure of your wall. Surrounding material absorbs the moisture, including floors and timber beams, which can develop into wet rot.
Damp also creates the perfect environment for mould, especially if your home also suffers from condensation control problems. Fungal microbes need damp conditions in order to thrive, so you might notice orange, green or even black mould developing on walls, ceilings or even in cupboards. Mould, particularly black mould, can cause serious health problems – some of which last a lifetime. For example, it can lead to the development of asthma, particularly in children or adolescents. It also lowers the immune system of people of all ages, increasing your likelihood of developing other illnesses.
Rising damp is the variety of damp that is most well known and often the most common problem for homes and commercial properties in Boston Spa. Rising damp is caused when water is drawn up through a building’s brickwork (or other material) through ‘capillary action’. Cracks or damage in the brick creates tunnels that, due to pressure, pull water into the wall.
Penetrating damp is the second variety of damp that affects a large number of different buildings throughout Boston Spa and the surrounding area. It’s largely a problem in cellars or basements with earth retaining walls – these are walls surrounded by damp earth. The brickwork absorbs water from outside which then soaks into the material and eventually reaches the internal surface.
From our base in York, we undertake damp proofing Boston Spa to protect homes and commercial businesses. It is completed by local, Yorkshire experts.
I’VE FOUND DAMP; WHAT SHOULD I DO?
How much does damp proofing cost?
There’s not a single answer to the cost of damp proofing in Boston Spa as it depends on the damage as well as the size of your property – and potentially other other unique requirements. It is always so important to have an expert survey your home or building so you receive an accurate quote that with no nasty surprises! We at Allerton Damp Proofing want to ensure you’re completely satisfied with the whole damp proofing process so will never leave anything until the end!
How long does damp proofing take?
We always aim to complete damp proofing work in the time specified by you expert surveyor. It varies according to the size of the project; a small job could take as little as 2-5 days. Once the wall is plastered, it also requires further drying time to ensure the work is as effective as it can be and the treatment lasts for years. In every job we undertake, we will always give you an approximate time frame and ensure we work as effectively as possible – never wasting your time or intruding on your space for longer than necessary.