Damp Proofing Askern

Askern Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Askern South Yorkshire (DN6): Having problems with damp in your home in Askern can result in severe health and structural problems, as well as looking unattractive. More significant issues can also be hidden under peeling wallpaper and patches of damp, and can cost you 1000s to fix if not dealt with immediately. If you've got an issue like this there is very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best course of action is to contact a certified Askern damp proofing specialist to carry out a thorough inspection and suggest solutions.

Free Askern Damp Proofing Quotes

With regards to dampness in Askern structures, there are basically 3 major types:

Damp Proofing Askern South Yorkshire (DN6)


  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find information on what may be causing problems with damp in your home or business in Askern, and how you may go about rectifying them.


Commonplace external factors that can cause penetrating damp include: unsound brickwork, cavity wall problems, damaged guttering and broken roof tiles. Inside your Askern home, penetrating damp can be the result of burst or leaky pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing bathtubs or sinks. If left to continue leaking these factors enable water to soak into walls and woodwork, which in time result in damp dark patches on walls, flaking paintwork and broken or blistered plaster.

If neglected for an extended period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Though it's fortunate that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case scenario, you may need to replace the whole roof (extremely expensive!) if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. If black fungus appears on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you might have problems with wet rot.

The means of prevention can be quite basic, for example repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks and examining pipes for leaks. An experienced damp proofer in Askern will check these areas to help avoid any further problems, as an element of solving your issues with dampness.


Condensation Damp Askern UK (01302)

Condensation is very easy to spot and a common form of damp in many homes in Askern. Small droplets of water form on cooler surfaces when they come into contact with humid, warm air. It's an issue due to inadequate ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

Basic solutions to stop condensation include wiping up any droplets as they form and making certain that there is sufficient ventilation in the trouble spots. The steps needed might involve the upgrading or installation of extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, with the intention of redirecting humid air outside of your property in Askern.

A detailed damp proof survey from a reputable Askern company may also find things which give rise to the situation by sucking in damp air from the outside. To successfully minimise condensation problems, airflow has to be properly regulated. A professional Askern damp proofing company will be able to offer advice and solutions in connection with this.

Damp Proofing Quotes in Askern South Yorkshire


Ever since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard in all houses constructed in the UK. You may not have a damp proof course installed on your property or home in Askern if it was built earlier than this. It is possible that your damp proof course or membrane could have been damaged in some way if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a home built after this year.

It can be rather difficult to identify rising damp, however some giveaway signs are; "tide marks" on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls. It's plausible that you could have a rising damp problem if you have spotted one or more of these in your home.

Rising Damp Askern South Yorkshire

Just checking your exterior walls to spot if you have a damp course can be the first step towards managing your problems with rising damp. For adequate protection it ought to be 150mm above ground level. If you discover that this gap doesn't exist, you could dig away the ground to increase it, or if this approach is not feasible, a higher damp proof course will need to be installed.

You might have more challenging issues if you find that your damp proof membrane is fine, and it might be that the moisture is creeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which can be an even more disturbing scenario.

Askern damp proofing specialists will swiftly be able to establish the explanation for your rising damp, and employing a range of methods will quickly eliminate the problem. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof course, or one that is damaged over a substantial area. This involves the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals along the wall's mortar course and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

If the damage to the DPM is too extensive, or if damp proofing cream injection isn't a suitable solution, you might have to install a new damp proof course. Although this is of course a fairly extreme plan of action, it may be the only way to resolve your rising damp successfully.

Damp Proofing Specialists Askern (DN6)

For less severe areas of membrane damage, yet another possible solution could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Since this will be applied under any floor coverings, laminate flooring, tiles and carpeting must be lifted and removed before this process can commence. This is particularly efficacious in cellars as a part of the tanking process to create a room that is watertight. Before the bitumen coating has dried completely, your Askern damp proofing expert may recommend a layer of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a cellar or below ground area is referred to as tanking. Any wall covering and plaster must be taken off and the surfaces in question properly prepared before the commencement of any work, because this coating must be applied at the base level of walls and floors. When this coating has been applied and dried, it's then the time to replaster and decorate over the top. You must always get more than one expert's opinion about whether this really is the only solution to your damp problems, because this is an extremely disruptive process since it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property.


Condensation issues can certainly be improved by means of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. The downside with dehumidifiers in attempting to stop damp is that they just alleviate the cause of the damp, don't cure it. To obtain the best advice if you are suffering from mould or damp in any area of your house, you should speak to a certified damp proofing specialist in Askern.


As with just about any project, the most reliable recommendations for a local professional come from neighbours and friends. Always get at least two or three different quotes from various companies, and if you've got any doubts you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional membership certificates, before signing up to any damp proof services.

Watch out for qualifications and membership from organisations such as the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the Property Care Association, or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) professional qualifications.

If your Askern damp proofing providers are in fact members of the DPA or PCA they will be suitably qualified and have the necessary practical experience to provide a high quality service for your damp proofing project. Any work performed by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

Book a Damp Proofing in Askern UK

Damp proofing services are available in in Askern and also nearby in: Campsall, Moss, Carcroft, Burghwallis, Trumfleet, Little Smeaton, Sutton, Arksey, Skelbrooke, Toll Bar, Norton, Kirkhouse Green, Skellow, Owston, Bentley, and in these postcodes DN6 0HZ, DN6 0EQ, DN6 0PX, DN6 0DF, DN6 0ER, DN6 0NB, DN6 0NG, DN6 0JT, DN6 0JZ, DN6 0LF. Local Askern damp proofers will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01302 and the postcode DN6. Verifying this should ensure that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Askern householders can utilise these and various other comparable services.

Black Mould

Black mould is a common problem in buildings in Askern, especially those made of wood. This fungus is often considered to be toxic. It produces slime heads and conidia, which are a symptom of its presence. If you find this type of mould in your home in Askern, it is important to remove it right away. If you think you might have black mould, it is important to have it checked by a professional. Qualified damp proofing specialists in Askern can conduct free tests and provide you with a free estimate. If you are concerned that the mould is affecting your health, a damp proofing specialist can provide you with an inspection to determine the extent of the problem.

Black Mould Askern

Fortunately, there are several methods for removing black mould. The first method uses white vinegar, which is an environmentally-friendly solution. You can apply the vinegar neat to large areas, or mix it 50:50 with water for small patches. Once applied, the solution should sit on the mould for 60 minutes before scrubbing off.

Another method involves increasing ventilation in your home. It is believed that black mould is more likely to grow in areas of the house that lack sufficient ventilation. Even though this can't completely eliminate the risk, it's still important to make sure that the air is getting out of the house as much as possible. Open up the windows so that fresh air can flow in and out.

Another option is the use of a baking soda and water paste to treat mould. This solution has a pH of 2.5, making it an effective antibacterial. Hydrogen peroxide is another solution that can be effective for removing black mould. It is a natural, three-in-one solution that is safe to use, especially on porous surfaces.

Coming Soon: Damp course installation Askern.

Friends & Family Recommendations

When looking for a professional damp proofing contractor for your project or undertaking, it's invariably really helpful to get recommendations from friends and relatives. It's widely acknowledged, that word of mouth referrals are a good solution when it comes to finding someone who is perfect for your requirements, and can also be helpful in pointing a finger at contractors who aren't up to the job, or local companies with far from glowing records of service.

Friends and Family Recommendations for Damp Proofing

Getting this kind of testimonial from a friend or family member should also give you insights into the contractor's timekeeping and reliability, and if things went wrong, how they were addressed and how quickly they were resolved. They should also be able to tell you if the contractor offers a guaranteed price promise for their work, and if they didn't, how accurate the final price was in comparison to the original quote.

Given that your friends and relatives are folks that you know and can trust when it comes to their advice, they ought to be your first point of reference. If they've had a poor experience in their dealings with a specific company or contractor, you could find that they won't want to talk about them. Most people will be more than happy to speak about a good contractor, less inclined to discuss a lousy one, and rather than 'bad mouth' a a far from perfect business that they have had dealings with previously, they might suggest an alternative company.

Damp Proofing Enquiries South Yorkshire

Damp Proofing Enquiries South Yorkshire

Latest South Yorkshire damp proofing job requests: Maxim Molyneux recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing an extension in a terraced house in Royston. Ariella Coles and Leopold Coles recently enquired about the possibility of resolving mould and condensation problems in Millhouse Green, South Yorkshire. Joseph Algar from Goldthorpe was on the lookout for a specialist to damp proof a floor. Edward Carmichael recently enquired about fixing damp problems in a detached house in Wadworth. Saara Warner recently requested a quote for damp proofing an extension in Harthill, South Yorkshire. Bartosz Mcfadden was searching for damp proof specialists near Thurgoland, South Yorkshire. Aiza and Denny Henderson recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a cellar in a cottage in Darton. Jayden Khalid in Dunscroft, South Yorkshire asked "is there anyone who does damp proofing near me?". All of these homeowners conducted a search for "damp proofing South Yorkshire" and discovered this page on Yahoo, Bing or Google.

Askern Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks Askern

There is a wide range of work that can be carried out by your local Askern damp proof specialist including vapour barriers Askern, japanese knotweed control, cellar tanking, damp proofing services in Askern, cavity wall construction in Askern, basement damp proofing Askern, damp proofing old stone walls in Askern, damp treatments, wood rot treatments, rising damp advice, plaster replacement in Askern, damp proof paint application, timber surveys, mould treatments, positive input ventilation (PIV), damp proofing a garage, damp proofing floors, damp proofing surveys, damp proof membranes, timber treatments, condensation solutions, concrete repairs, structural waterproofing in Askern, property preservation in Askern, landlord damp proofing services in Askern, damp proof tanking, chemical DPC injection, cementitious tanking, timber preservation, retaining wall damp proofing Askern, solving mould problems, dampcourse installations Askern, commercial damp proofing Askern, woodworm elimination, damp proofing quotations Askern, and lots more. Listed are just a small portion of the tasks that are accomplished by those specialising in damp proofing. Askern providers will inform you of their full range of damp proofing services.

South Yorkshire Damp Proofing

01302 Damp Proofing Proof Damp Proof DN6 Problems Damp South Yorkshire Askern Proofers Specialists Treatment Proofing

In the South Yorkshire area you can additionally find: Mapplewell damp proofing, Braithwell damp proof specialists, Brierley damp proofers, Moorends damp proof specialists, Edlington damp proofing, Brampton Bierlow damp proofing specialists, Edenthorpe damp proofing companies, Woodsetts damp proofing companies, Thurgoland damp proofing companies, Brinsworth damp proof specialists, Cudworth damp proofing, Great Houghton damp proof specialists, Rossington damp proofing companies, Catcliffe damp proofers, Carcroft damp proofers, Treeton damp proof specialists, Thorne damp proofing companies, Bawtry damp proofers, Anston damp proofing, Great Houghton damp proofing companies, Shafton damp proofing, Todwick damp proofing specialists, Thrybergh damp proofing companies, Conisbrough damp proof specialists, Millhouse Green damp proofing, Branton damp proof specialists, Darfield damp proofers, Edenthorpe damp proofing, Braithwell damp proofing, Royston damp proofing companies.

All throughout South Yorkshire you should be able to find damp proofing specialists who'll provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find the ideal damp proofing specialist in Askern itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.


Damp Proofing Near Askern

Also find: Skelbrooke damp proofing, Burghwallis damp proofing, Arksey damp proofing, Moss damp proofing, Carcroft damp proofing, Skellow damp proofing, Kirkhouse Green damp proofing, Campsall damp proofing, Bentley damp proofing, Sutton damp proofing, Trumfleet damp proofing, Toll Bar damp proofing, Little Smeaton damp proofing, Owston damp proofing, Norton damp proofing services and more. All these locations are served by companies who do damp proofing. Askern householders can get quotes by clicking here.

Damp Proofing Services Askern

Find Damp Proofing Services in Askern Here
Damp Proofing Estimates in Askern South Yorkshire (01302)
  • Askern Mould Treatments
  • Askern Dampcourse Installation
  • Askern Cementitious Tanking
  • Askern Basement Waterproofing
  • Askern Damp Surveys
  • Askern Wet Rot Treatments
  • Askern Damp Proofing Estimates
  • Askern Damp Proofing Services
  • Askern Woodworm Treatment
  • Askern Dry Rot Treatment
  • Askern Industrial Damp Proofing
  • Askern Cheap Damp Proofing
  • Askern Timber Treatment
  • Askern Domestic Damp Proofing

Damp Proofing Around Askern: Some Askern areas and streets where damp proofing work has recently been carried out - Sherwood Avenue, Rushy Moor Avenue, Swan Court, Campsall Road, Marian Crescent, Doncaster Road, Llewelyn Crescent, Anna Road, High Street, Station Road, Theodore Road, Victoria Road, Green Lane, Queen's Road, Eden Drive, Sunnymede Avenue, Norbreck Road, King's Terrace, Westfield Crescent, Highfield Road, Coniston Road, Manor Road, Avenue Road, Mary Road, as well as the following Askern area postcodes: DN6 0HZ, DN6 0EQ, DN6 0PX, DN6 0DF, DN6 0ER, DN6 0NB, DN6 0NG, DN6 0JT, DN6 0JZ, DN6 0LF. Work was completed in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Askern home and business owners benefited from dependable and top notch damp proofing services in every case.

Damp Proofing Jobs Askern: View damp proofing jobs in Askern by clicking here: Damp Proofing Jobs Askern

If you need local Askern information take a look here

Damp proofing in DN6 area, and dialling code 01302.

TOP - Damp Proofing Askern

Dry Rot Treatments Askern - Damp Proofing Specialists Askern - Damp Proofing Estimates Askern - Damp Proofing Services Askern - Damp Proofing Near Me - Woodworm Treatment Askern - Damp Proofing Companies Askern - Cheap Damp Proofing Askern - Industrial Damp Proofing Askern


(This damp proofing Askern information was last updated on 21-09-2022)