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DAMP PROOFING PONTEFRACT SPECIALISTS
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.
Causes of damp
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.
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.
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.
I’VE FOUND DAMP, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
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.