Damp Proofing Chapeltown

Chapeltown Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Chapeltown South Yorkshire (S35): It isn't just the fact that damp problems look unsightly, they can also cause health issues and lead to dangerous structural damages. More significant problems can also be concealed by damp patches and peeling wallpaper, and can cost 1000's of pounds to fix if not cured immediately. If you have an issue like this there is not much that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best course of action is to speak to an established Chapeltown damp proofing company to undertake an evaluation and come up with solutions.

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In Chapeltown dwellings there are 3 principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key kinds of damp are reviewed in depth in this article, along with suggestions for prevention and resolution, if you should find them in your property in Chapeltown.


Common external factors that may lead to penetrating damp in your home include: damaged guttering, loose or cracked roof tiles, cracks in brickwork and cavity wall problems. Inside, it can be triggered by overflowing sinks or baths, damaged shower trays and leaky or burst pipes. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the woodwork and walls, the noticeable signs with time are going to be broken or blistered plaster, flaking paintwork and dark damp patches on walls.

If you have a leaking roof and it has been neglected for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot does not spread into brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. An unusual musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and the appearance of black fungus growth, could all suggest the existence of wet rot.

Simple steps like inspecting pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks and repointing brickwork, can be the basic preventative measures. If you use the expert services of a professional Chapeltown damp proofing company, they'll check all these factors as a part of your all round damp proofing program.


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Very easy to identify and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Chapeltown homes, condensation is very common. When warm, humid air makes contact with cooler surfaces (such as the glass in windows), small droplets of water rapidly appear. Inadequate ventilation in areas with high humidity, such as in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, is the most frequent reason behind condensation.

To reduce condensation problems, basic strategies include making certain that you've got enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping up any droplets the moment they form. Redirecting moisture laden air to the outside of your property in Chapeltown, by updating or installing cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans, will help you to resolve this annoying problem.

A damp proof survey from an established Chapeltown company might also find factors which give rise to the problem by drawing in moist air from the outside. To effectively control condensation, airflow has to be properly regulated. A reliable Chapeltown damp proofing specialist will gladly offer advice and solutions in regards to this.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses constructed in Great Britain. You might not have a damp proof course on your property in Chapeltown if it was constructed earlier than this. If you are experiencing rising damp in a home constructed after this date it may be that your damp proof membrane has been damaged somehow.

If you believe that you might have rising damp in your home, "tide marks" on walls, a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and crumbling or rotten skirtings, are fair signs that you may be right. It's plausible that you may have a rising damp problem if you have seen one or more of these.

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Solving rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your property's external walls and seeing if you can spot a damp course. It ought to be 150 millimetres above ground level for adequate protection. Where you discover that this gap doesn't exist, you can dig away the earth to increase it, or if this process isn't feasible, a higher damp course will have to be put in.

You might have more problematic issues if you find that your damp proof course is fine, and it may be that the damp is rising up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which is going to be even more of a concern.

Damp proofing technicians in Chapeltown can quickly identify and eliminate rising damp problems using a number of different procedures. Older houses which either have no damp proof membrane, or have a compromised one that's damaged over a substantial area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) injected into the exterior walls. This involves drilling holes at intervals in your wall's mortar course and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

In cases where damp proofing cream injection isn't a satisfactory remedy, or where your DPM is extensively damaged, installing a whole new damp proof course might be neccessary. While this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve damp problems, it could be your only solution in the final analysis.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another potential remedy for less severe areas of membrane damage. Wood flooring, tiles or carpeting will need to be lifted before any work is undertaken, as it's applied under your existing floor coverings. Also used as a part of the tanking process to make a room watertight, this is a particularly efficacious treatment in basement areas. Your Chapeltown damp proof technician might suggest a layer of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, additional protection in these troublesome areas.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a basement or cellar, is a process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. This has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls, so all wall coverings and plaster must be removed and the surfaces in question correctly prepared before the commencement of any work. Once this coating has been put on, it must be permitted to dry out completely before replastering and decorating over the top of it. You must always obtain more than one expert's opinion on whether this is the only solution to your rising damp problems, because this is an extremely disruptive process as it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property.


To help ease condensation problems, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are really effectual. Because dehumidifiers simply cover up the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are downsides to this solution. To get the best advice if you're suffering from dampness in any part of your house, you should get in touch with an experienced damp proofing specialist in Chapeltown.


As with just about any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a local professional can be gleaned from family and friends. Before hiring any damp proofing services, you should always see if you can get at least two or three quotations from a variety of Chapeltown companies. If you are in any doubt about any particular company you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships.

Look out for technicians holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments qualifications, or local companies who are registered members of the Property Care Association or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association).

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has acquired the necessary working experience to offer a top notch damp proof service, if they have membership of either the PCA or DPA. Any work performed by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Chapeltown and also in: Deepcar, Wortley, Elsecar, Jump, Tankersley, Harley, Thorpe Hesley, Ecclesfield, Oughtibridge, Wentworth, Grenoside, Burncross, High Green, Scholes, Birdwell, Hoyland, Wharncliffe Side, and in these postcodes S35 2JS, S35 2RE, S35 2TQ, S35 1QE, S35 1XE, S35 1RG, S35 2EP, S35 1ZF, S35 2TN, S35 1RJ. Local Chapeltown damp proofing specialist will likely have the postcode S35 and the telephone code 0114.

Chapeltown Damp Proofing Tasks

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South Yorkshire Damp Proofing Enquiries

Damp Proofing Enquiries South Yorkshire

Recently posted South Yorkshire damp proofing customer projects: Bianka and Rocco Porter recently requested a quote for damp proofing a bedroom in Harlington. Cassidy and Rylee Bird recently requested a quote for damp proofing a garage in Kirk Sandall, South Yorkshire. Yusuf Tyler recently requested a quotation for clearing up condensation and damp issues in a conservatory in a bungalow in Beighton, South Yorkshire. Kate Allen and Ayub Allen recently requested a quotation for damp proofing a conservatory in Hellaby. Mr and Mrs James recently requested a quotation for clearing up condensation and damp issues in Hoylandswaine, South Yorkshire. Finn Bryan and Yasmin Bryan recently enquired about clearing up condensation and mould problems in two bedrooms in a detached house in Moorends. Aanya and Hendrix Clifton recently enquired about getting a price for resolving mould and condensation problems in a hallway in a terraced house in Blaxton, South Yorkshire. Will Mckie and Honey Mckie recently asked for a price quote for solving damp problems in a semi-detached house in Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire.


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Also find: Deepcar damp proofing, Wharncliffe Side damp proofing, Scholes damp proofing, Harley damp proofing, Elsecar damp proofing, Hoyland damp proofing, Wentworth damp proofing, High Green damp proofing, Oughtibridge damp proofing, Tankersley damp proofing, Burncross damp proofing, Jump damp proofing, Thorpe Hesley damp proofing, Grenoside damp proofing, Ecclesfield damp proofing, Wortley damp proofing, Birdwell damp proofing services and more.

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Property owners who live in the following streets and areas have recently enquired about damp proofing - Upper Ley Dell, Bridge Inn Road, Chambers Drive, Newton Close, Woodland Court, Sherburn Gate, Thorncliffe Lane, Chambers Valley Road, Caister Avenue, Wood Close, Upper Ley Court, Harvey Road, Willow Crescent, Marrick Court, Greenhead Lane, Cedar Way, Lansbury Avenue, Burns Drive, Hillcrest Road, Smith Street, Cherry Walk, Seniors Place, Cotswold Avenue, Byron Avenue, Dickenson Court, Hodder Court, Backfield Rise, as well as the following Chapeltown area postcodes: S35 2JS, S35 2RE, S35 2TQ, S35 1QE, S35 1XE, S35 1RG, S35 2EP, S35 1ZF, S35 2TN, S35 1RJ.

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