Allerton Damp Proofing have been offering high quality damp proofing services to Goole since 1983.
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Goole Damp Proofing
Allerton Damp Proofing have been working throughout Goole and across Yorkshire since 1983. With over 35 years of experience in the field, we bring expert solutions to home and business owners in and around Goole, offering professional damp proofing services. Our team of experts can complete a range of services, including:
- Damp proofing quotations and surveys
- Cellar waterproofing and conversions
- Cavity drainage membrane systems
- Basement tanking and plastering systems
- Chemical damp proofing installations
If you are looking for a long lasting solution to damp problems, then get in touch with Allerton today. Our friendly and professional team will be able to advise you on any damp issues you may have with a completely free of charge damp proofing survey.
How Does Damp Affect My Property?
The effect of damp is widespread, impacting both the property and the people who spend an extended amount of time in it. The longer you leave damp to develop in your home, the bigger the issue can become.
There are several issues that can occur to your property when there is a damp problem. Damp in walls greatly reduces their ability to insulate a property, resulting in a much colder environment. This causes you to use more energy in heating your home. Damp can also spread around the property into woodwork and plaster, which causes crumbling and cracking in the plasterwork. Not only does this ruin your decor, it can also lead to deterioration within the internal structure of your wall. Dry Rot and Wet Rot can occur from damp coming into contact with timber- for example, when floors and timber beams absorb moisture from a damp wall.
A damp environment creates the perfect habitat for mould to grow, and can lead to your home suffering long-term condensation problems. Fungal microbes thrive in damp conditions, so it is possible that you may notice green or black mould developing on your walls and ceilings.
Mould, especially the black variation, can cause serious health problems to those spending a lot of time in the property. It can lead to the development of respiratory issues such as asthma, particularly to vulnerable people such as children, adolescents and the elderly. It can also lower the immune system, which therefore makes you more susceptible to other illnesses.
Types of Damp
Rising damp is the most well known variety of damp, an issue we come across often when damp proofing Goole. Rising damp occurs when water is drawn up through the building’s walls via a ‘capillary action’. Any cracks or damage in the brickwork creates little tunnels that pull water into the wall. The moisture is absorbed by the brick and plaster which then spreads the damp throughout the wall.
Penetrating damp is another variation of damp that impacts a number of buildings throughout Goole. Largely a problem in cellars or basements with earth retaining walls, the brickwork absorbs water from outside which then soaks into the material. This eventually reaches the internal surface and spreads through the brickwork.
I’VE FOUND DAMP, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
How much does damp proofing Goole cost?
The cost of damp proofing Goole properties really depends on the damage as well as the size of the property. It is essential to have an expert survey your home or building so you receive a quote that is accurate for your damp issue and property. When you get a quote from us you can be confident that there won’t be any nasty surprises along the way.
How long does damp proofing Goole take?
We aim to complete our work in the time our surveyor specifies after they have observed your property. The time taken varies according to the size of the project, with a small job taking as little as 2-5 days. Time also needs to be considered for further drying once the wall is plastered. This is to ensure the work is as effective as it can be and the treatment will last a long time. We always aim to complete our work in the time quoted to you, never wasting your time or intruding your space for longer than necessary.