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DAMP PROOFING YORKSHIRE
Here at Allerton Damp Proofing we offer our damp proofing services to homes across Yorkshire. Founded in 1983, we have over 30 years’ experience behind us to ensure your home gets treated by the best in the field. We offer a wide range of services, including:
- Damp proofing Installation
- Quotes and Surveys
- Basement Conversion and tanking
- Timber Preservation
- Cavity Membrane Drainage Systems
Interested in finding out more about damp proofing Yorkshire? Call us on 0330 111 3377 or explore our website. We would love to discuss your home repair needs or home improvement project in detail.
Causes of damp
Damp proofers Yorkshire
Damp in your house can be extremely dangerous for your home and your health. Problems to your home can vary from anything to décor damage, such as peeling wallpaper, or even damage to the structural integrity of your property. In terms of your health, it severely increases your chances of developing respiratory problems such as allergies or asthma. As dampness ultimately leads to mould, your immune system will be weakened and your likeliness of catching other illnesses is much higher. Damp proofing Yorkshire homes offers a water-tight way to protect your property.
There are two types of damp that damage homes across Yorkshire, both of which we can tackle for you.
The most common of the two varieties that can affect your home and commercial properties is rising damp. This is a process where water rises by travelling upwards through ‘capillary action’ into your buildings brickwork (or other materials). Any damage, such as holes, draw up water due to the changes in pressure, leading to it spreading outwards once the moisture has intruded the wall from the ground. This type of damp can damage any surface including walls or floors. Paintwork peeling and wallpaper wrinkling are classic signs of rising damp. If you spot these, it’s time to call in the experts for a free survey or quotation. Our Yorkshire damp specialists at Allerton Damp Proofing have a high level of experience behind them and will be able to get to the source of your rising damp issue. They will then recommend the best way to treat it, making sure your home is healthy again.
Penetrating damp in Yorkshire
Penetrating damp is a key problem for areas with walls surrounded by earth, such as cellars and basements. It occurs because the whole wall is in contact with moisture, as opposed to rising damp which focuses on the base of the wall. Water penetrates through the surface via ‘capillary action’ completely soaking into the wall. Penetrating damp can also be caused by broken guttering, cracked render, or damaged window sills. The penetration creates a cold environment where mould often grows. This type of damp makes it extremely difficult to keep your home warm, as well as also causing respiratory problems if people commonly use the room. If you want to create a useable basement or cellar space, it’s vital you undergo basement tanking or damp proofing.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what we do, head to our full list of services. You can then contact us on 0330 111 3377 or fill out our contact form and a member of our team will get in touch. We are more than happy to talk to you about all things damp proofing, rot or condensation.
I’VE FOUND DAMP, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
How much does damp proofing cost?
Answer: Damp proofing 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.