Damp Proofing Driffield

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Damp Proofing Driffield East Yorkshire (YO25): Problems with damp in your home in Driffield don't only look unsightly, but they can also cause severe structural and health issues too. Nasty damp patches and peeling wallpaper can hide a much more serious issue which, if not resolved promptly, could lead to costly repair bills. It's usually cheaper in the long term to bring in an experienced Driffield damp proofing company to inspect your house, and offer a complete damp proofing treatment for your property.

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Essentially, in terms of damp within the home there are 3 key problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find information on what could be causing damp problems in your home or business premises in Driffield, and exactly how you can get started with fixing them.


Things like cracks in brickwork, cavity wall issues, cracked roof tiles and damaged guttering are commonplace external factors that can lead to penetrating damp. Inside your Driffield property, it can be the result of burst or leaky pipes, overflowing basins or baths and cracked shower trays. If left unchecked, damp dark patches on walls, blistering or broken plaster and peeling paintwork, will be the obvious signs of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

Wet rot can develop in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof that's neglected for quite some time. Even though it cannot spread into your brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally compromised, and in the worst outcome you might even need a new roof - very expensive! An unusual musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and signs of black fungus, could all herald the presence of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be quite basic, for example cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, inspecting pipework for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. A certified Driffield damp proof service will check these areas to help avoid any further complications, as an element of fixing your issues with dampness.


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Very easy to spot and the cause of damp in a lot of Driffield properties, condensation is incredibly common. Small droplets of water form on cooler surfaces when warm, humid air comes into contact with them. Inadequate ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, such as in boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, is the most common cause of condensation.

To stop condensation issues, basic solutions include making certain there's enough ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any droplets of water whenever they arise. Redirecting humid air to the outside of your property in Driffield, by fitting or upgrading cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors, will help you to resolve this problem.

There might be issues with drawing in damp air from outside, and by performing a detailed damp proofing survey an expert in Driffield will identify areas that exacerbate the situation. The best way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Driffield damp proofing technician will offer advice and guidance on how this can best be achieved.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all homes built in Great Britain. It's possible that you might not have one installed if your home or property in Driffield was built in the years before this. It is a possibility that your damp proof membrane or course might have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp issues in a house built after this date.

Although notoriously hard to identify, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, "tide marks" on walls and white powdery deposits being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. If you see or think that you might have any of these, it is possible you have a problem with rising damp.

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Purely checking your external walls to find out if you've got a damp course can be one step towards managing your rising damp. For satisfactory protection it needs to be 150 millimetres (about six inches) above the level of the ground. If you find that this space does not exist, you can dig away the ground to increase it, or if this approach isn't feasible, a higher damp proof course will need to be installed.

If your damp proof membrane (DPM) is correct and the gap from the ground isn't the root cause of the problem, dampness may be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a much more challenging issue.

Driffield damp proofing specialists will swiftly be able to ascertain the cause of your rising damp issues, and employing a range of procedures will soon eliminate the problem. If you've got an older home with no damp proof course or it is damaged over a considerable area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be injected into your walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the brickwork, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective, horizontal waterproof barrier.

If the deterioration of your membrane is too drastic, or if damp proofing cream isn't an appropriate solution, you might have to install a brand new damp proof course. While this sort of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve damp problems, it might be the only solution in the final analysis.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another potential solution for less severe areas of damp course damage. This will be applied under your current floor coverings, so tiles, wood flooring and carpeting will have to be lifted prior to work being done. This is particularly effective in basement areas as part of the "tanking" process to make a room that is watertight. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried, your Driffield damp proof expert might suggest a layer of building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: In cellars and below ground areas of a house, tanking is the process where any surfaces that are exposed are covered in a watertight coating. All plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the pertinent surfaces correctly prepared before work commences, as this waterproof coating has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls. You can replaster and decorate over it, as soon as the paint has dried completely. This is a really disruptive process because it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, and it is preferable to obtain more than one expert opinion about whether this is the only solution to your damp problems.


Condensation problems can definitely be helped by means of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that these products primarily cover up the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the main problem with dehumidifier use. A professional damp proofing company in Driffield will be delighted to offer advice on the best solution if you're suffering from damp in any part of your house.


The best recommendations for local professionals with regards to home improvements are normally family and friends. When possible you should always try to acquire at least 3 or 4 different quotes from a range of companies, and before employing any specific damp proofing services, you should ask to see professional membership certificates and qualifications, as evidence of their credibility.

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

If your chosen Driffield damp proofing providers are members of the PCA or DPA they'll be suitably qualified and have the necessary experience to provide you with a top notch service for all your damp proofing project. Any remedial work carried out by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Driffield and also in nearby places like: Nafferton, Burton Agnes, Langtoft, Kilham, Sledmere, Watton, Skerne, Middleton-on-the-Wolds, Beeford, North Frodingham, Kelleythorpe, Hutton Cranswick, North Dalton, Harpham, and in these postcodes YO25 5BS, YO25 5YU, YO25 6AG, YO25 5BA, YO25 5YZ, YO25 6DE, YO25 5FG, YO25 5HQ, YO25 5HJ, YO25 5JQ. Local Driffield damp proofing specialist will most likely have the postcode YO25 and the phone code 01377.

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Households in Darwin Drive, Londesborough Court, Copse Mead, Wold View Road North, Park Avenue, Meadowcroft Road, Riverside, Verity Way, Randall Garth, River Head, Greenways, Porter Close, Etherington Lane, Kings Mill Park, Kestrel Close, Middle Street South, Greenlands, St John's Gardens, West Gate, Sylvan Lea, Nayfield Close, Langley Garth, Spencers Mead, Victoria Road, Riverside Close, Duncombe Drive, Mill Street, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also undertaken in the following local Driffield postcodes: YO25 5BS, YO25 5YU, YO25 6AG, YO25 5BA, YO25 5YZ, YO25 6DE, YO25 5FG, YO25 5HQ, YO25 5HJ, YO25 5JQ.

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(This damp proofing Driffield information was updated on 19-05-2022)