Allerton Remedial Treatments are experts at damp proofing in Leeds.
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DAMP PROOFING IN LEEDS
Allerton Remedial Treatments
We are established and experienced Leeds damp proofers, working throughout the city. With over thirty years experience, we offer the best damp proofing in West Yorkshire. As part of our wide range of services, we offer:
- Quotations and surveys.
- Chemical damp proof course installation.
- Specialist tanking and plastering systems.
- Cavity drainage membrane systems.
- Cellar waterproofing and conversion.
Interested in finding out more? Discover our full list of services, give us a call on 0330 111 3377 or fill out our contact form and a member of our customer services team will get in touch. We would love to chat with you about your damp proofing, rot or condensation problems and to provide you with a professional and lasting solution.
Causes of damp
Damp proofing Leeds specialists
Damp proofing Leeds for more than 30 years. Providing high quality property repair and improvement services throughout Leeds and the wider Yorkshire area, you can be assured that your home is in safe hands when choosing Allerton Remedial Treatments.
Rising damp is the most well known of the two varieties of damp that can affect Leeds’ homes and commercial properties. It describes the process wherein water permeates upwards through a building’s brickwork (or other material) through a mechanism called ‘capillary action’. This describes the way holes or damage draw up water due to changing pressures, in a similar way to the way plants pull up water from their roots. When the moisture has infiltrated the wall from the ground, it then spreads outwards and causes further damage.
Rising Damp damages any surfaces of walls or floors (both timber and other material) which it comes into contact with. You can see it as it causes wrinkling of your wallpaper, peeling of your paintwork, and damp and discoloured patches. It’s vital the problem is addressed as soon as you notice it in order to prevent the expense of repair increasing with further damage. Allerton Remedial Treatment’s CSRT surveyors are experiences and can pinpoint the cause of your rising damp as well as recommend the best way to treat it. Our technicians are PCAQ trained and experts at completing damp proofing (and associated jobs) with excellence and respect for your space.
Penetrating damp is the other kind of damp that affects a large number of buildings. It’s a key problem for cellars and basements which have earth retaining walls (walls surrounded by earth). While rising damp occurs because the base of the wall is in contact with the damp ground, penetrating damp occurs as the whole wall is in contact with moisture. It means that its effects can be more widespread or happen more quickly. Water penetrates the brickwork from the outside and, through capillary action, soaks into the wall, reaching the inside. It creates a very cold and unpleasant environment in which mould often follows. It can be hard to keep your home warm if you’re suffering from this form of damp and, if the room is used by people, can cause respiratory problems.
It’s possible to have penetrating damp affect other walls. Broken guttering, cracked render or brickwork, or damaged window sills can all lead to this form of damp. Allerton Remedial Treatments can help. From our base in Leeds, damp proofing your home is done by local, Yorkshire experts. Get in touch with us today to book your free survey.
You can now meet us in Leeds!
If you’d like to meet with us in Leeds to discuss your damp proofing needs, you can arrange to do so at:
Allerton Remedial Treatments, 33 Great George St, Leeds LS1 3AJ
I’VE FOUND DAMP, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
How much does damp proofing cost?
It varies considerably in price according to each individual project that we undertake. It’s always the best idea to have an expert visit your home or property to see the areas in need of treatment. They can then advise you on the cost. We always give full quotations and estimates before beginning work and can talk through the best choice for your budget.
How long does damp proofing take?
The answer varies upon the size of the job, but usually, for a reasonably small project, it could be completed in as little as 2-5 working days. We advise that any treated and plastered walls are left to dry for a good period of time before being redecorated.