Allerton Damp Proofing have been offering high quality damp proofing services to Selby since 1983.
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Selby Damp Proofing
At Allerton Damp Proofing we provide professional damp proofing services across Yorkshire, and have been doing so since 1983. With over 35 years of experience of damp proofing Selby, you can trust us to provide you with exceptional services in your property. If you are in Selby and looking for a solution to any condensation problems, damp walls or rot issues, then you have come to the right place.
Working in Selby is a true pleasure, the area is filled with friendly people and beautiful properties that we are more than happy to work on. We have an extensive range of services that we offer to the people of Selby, ensuring that all jobs are professionally undertaken and finished to the highest quality. Our services include:
- Damp proofing quotes
- Chemical damp proofing installation
- Membrane systems for cavity drainage
- Condensation control solutions
- Basement waterproofing
If it’s a long lasting solution to damp problems you are looking for, then get in touch with Allerton today. We have a friendly and professional team on hand to answer any questions you may have. We also offer a completely free of charge damp proofing survey, so we can find the source of the damp problem and offer you a solution before you make any commitments.
How Does Damp Affect My Property?
Having damp in your property can lead to problems for both the building and those who spend an extended amount of time there. As soon as damp is noticed, it is important to call in the experts. The longer damp is left to manifest, the worse the problem can become and therefore you are much more likely to see detrimental impacts.
When damp gets into your property, if not treated in a timely manner, it can spread into the woodwork and plaster. This will cause crumbling plaster work, which can eventually lead to the structure of your wall deteriorating. When the damp has successfully entered your property, the surrounding material can also begin to absorb the moisture. This includes wooden materials, which can lead to wet rot growing if left untreated. Damp walls also greatly reduce the ability for them to insulate the building effectively. This means it will take more energy, time and money for your property to be heated.
Damp can provide an ideal environment for fungal microbes to thrive, which can cause mould to grow on your walls and ceilings. Various types can develop here, though it is black mould in particular that can be damaging to your health. This is especially dangerous for those who are more vulnerable such as children, adolescents, elderly people and those with existing health conditions. Black mould can cause people to develop asthma and other respiratory problems. As well as this, it can lower your immune system which makes you more susceptible to other dangerous illnesses.
Types of Damp
Rising damp is an issue we come across commonly when damp proofing Selby. Rising damp occurs when a building is in contact with the ground and the dampness from this is drawn up into the walls. This happens through ‘capillary action’ caused by any cracks or damage in the brickwork which create little tunnels to pull water into the wall. This moisture is then absorbed by the brick and plaster, leading to damp spreading through the material.
Penetrating damp is another variation of damp that impacts buildings throughout Selby. Most commonly this is a problem in cellars or basements that have earth retaining walls which can cause the brickwork to absorb water from the surrounding ground. This will eventually reach the internal surface and spread through the brickwork.
I’VE FOUND DAMP, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
How much does damp proofing Selby cost?
Cost varies when it comes to damp proofing Selby, depending on the damage as well as the size of the property. Having your property professionally surveyed is essential when you are suffering from a damp issue. This means that you will get an accurate quote for the work that needs to be done, as well as allowing the professionals to come up with an effective plan of action.
How long does damp proofing Selby take?
All work undertaken by Allerton is completed as quickly as possible. We always aim to complete all our work in the time our surveyor specifies after evaluating the property. This varies according to the size of the damage and the property, with smaller jobs taking as little as 2-5 days. There also needs to be time set aside for the further drying once the wall is plastered to ensure all the work is effective.