Damp Proofing Pontefract

Welcome to Allerton Damp Proofing, providing expert damp proofing Pontefract and specialist damp proofing in West Yorkshire and:

Leeds | York | Wakefield | Harrogate | Bradford | Huddersfield | Halifax | Doncaster | Sheffield | Hull | Selby

 01977 512 920

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Long-term guarantees issued with our work

 Highly Experienced

More than 35 years in business to-date

 Quality Approved

Vetted and checked by our Trade Bodies

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Finance plans of up to 10 years available


Pontefract Damp Proofers

Homes in Pontefract can be easily protected from damage with our damp proofing services. At Allerton Damp Proofing we use our experience of over 30 years to ensure all houses in Pontefract are protected from issues involving damp: removing any existing damp and mould, and protecting your house from future issues. Our services include:

  • Property survey with an accurate quote
  • Damp proof course installation
  • Basement tanking and plastering
  • Cavity drainage membrane systems.
  • Cellar waterproofing and conversion

You can find a list of everything we offer over on our services page or call us on 0330 111 3377.  Our friendly customer services team would love to discuss your home repair needs or home improvement project in detail.

Damp brings a lot of issues with it, not only to your home but also you and your family’s health. Noticeable damage to your home includes wallpaper wrinkling, paint peeling off your walls, and discoloured marks. It can also inevitably harm your home structurally, damaging the integrity of your property. It can cause respiratory health issues such as asthma and allergies, and if you already suffer from these conditions, they can greatly worsen. Dampness also regularly leads to mould which is proven to weaken your immune system and make the likeliness of getting other illnesses higher.


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Rising damp in Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Rising Damp

Pontefract homes are affected by two types of damp, rising damp being the most common. Water travels upwards in your walls through what is referred to as the ‘capillary action’, named after blood vessels due to their similar means of travel. Water is drawn up from the rear due to changes in pressure, which then spreads outwards once the wall is fully saturated. Signs of this damp include damage to your décor, such as the previously mentioned paint and wallpaper issues.

Our CSRT Surveyors are professional experts and can identify the cause of rising damp, recommending the appropriate treatment to get rid of it for good. PCAQ Technicians, trained specialists in damp proofing Pontefract, carry out all damp proofing associated works, ensuring that your home becomes dry and stays dry, wherever you are in Yorkshire.

Penetrating Damp

The other type of damp which tends to be less common is penetrating damp. This is particularly an issue for cellars and basements because the walls are surrounded by earth. The issue comes from the fact that the entire wall is in contact with moisture, making it a lot more likely to become damp and for issues occur quicker as it is constantly touching the moisture. Water once again uses the ‘capillary action’ to penetrate and moisten the wall, creating a cold environment where mould will grow due to the dampness. This once again can cause respiratory issues, as well as making your home harder to keep warm.

Other issues that can cause penetrating dampness are:

  • Broken guttering
  • Cracked render
  • Damaged window sills

Allerton Damp Proofing are the leading damp proofing Pontefract specialist. Our CSRT surveyors are happy to help you with a home visit if your household is suffering from dampness. If your home is affected, call us on 0330 111 3377 or fill out a contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.


Rising Damp Proofing Pontefract, West Yorkshire

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Penetrating Damp Proofing Pontefract, West Yorkshire

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Speak to a member of the team now on 0330 111 3377 or press the button below to book your survey

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Our accreditations

Below, you’ll find the logos of the organisations with which we are accredited.  Click on them to find out more information.

The logo of the Property Care Association PCA

The logo of CHAS

The logo of Constructionline, a UK Giovernment Certification Scheme

Trustmark logo, a UK Government Scheme


Act now

Act now

When damp is discovered, it pays to act fast.  If left untreated, any source of damp can cause considerable damage to a home such as the ruin of timber flooring or internal decoration.  Getting in touch with us now will help you to protect your home from further damage.

Damp proofing experts

Damp proofing experts

When it comes to all forms of damp proofing in Knottingley, the name that you can trust is Allerton Damp Proofing.  Our team of highly-trained CSRT Suveyors and PCAQ Technicians are experts in identifying the cause of damp in homes and carrying out the necessary repairs to ensure a lasting solution to the problem.


How much does damp proofing cost?

Answer: Damp proofing Pontefract work varies considerably in price, which is why it is always sensible to have an expert inspect the areas in need of treatment first.  At Allerton Damp Proofing, we will always provide a full quotation or estimate to you prior to carrying out any project.  Additionally, our staff are always happy to discuss the range of options available to you as, more often than not, there is more than one solution to any damp problem.

How long does damp proofing take?

Answer: This depends on the size of the project, but generally, if a project is reasonably small, it might be possible to complete within 2-5 working days.  Thereafter, we recommend that any walls which have been treated and replastered are left to dry out for a good period of time before redecoration.

Please note that, as a provider of essential services, we are still open for business, with some restrictions. As a new or existing customer, you can continue to call us to discuss new or existing projects.

Please note that we have had to restrict our work in occupied homes considerably, due to the risk that this might pose to our customers and workforce. However, our work in empty homes and properties continues largely as normal.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about anything to do with our work during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact us, as normal, using any of the contact details on this site.