Damp Proofing Garforth

Garforth Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Garforth West Yorkshire (LS25): Problems with damp in your house in Garforth don't just look unsightly, but they can bring about severe health and structural problems as well. Horrible damp patches and peeling wallpaper can conceal a much more serious problem which, if not remedied quickly, may cost 1000s to repair. It is frequently cheaper in the long term to get in touch with an established Garforth damp proofing specialist to assess your house, and provide a complete damp proofing solution for your dwelling.

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In relation to dampness in Garforth houses, there are basically 3 principal types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find information about what could be causing damp problems in your home or business premises in Garforth, and precisely how you might get started with rectifying them.


Commonplace external factors that may lead to penetrating damp in your home include: cavity wall problems, unsound brickwork, defective guttering and cracked roof tiles. Inside a building, damaged shower trays, overflowing bathtubs or basins and dripping or burst pipes, can trigger penetrating damp. If water continues to seep into the woodwork and walls, the noticeable signs over time are going to be blistered or broken plaster, flaking or bubbling paintwork and damp dark patches on walls.

If you have a leaky roof and it has been neglected for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Even though it's lucky that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need a new roof (very expensive!) if the timbers of your roof become unsound structurally. If black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you could have a case of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be quite basic, for example repointing brickwork, examining pipes for leaks and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks. A competent Garforth damp proof service provider will check these areas in order to help avoid any further complications, as part of resolving your issues with dampness.


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A common form of damp in many homes in Garforth, condensation is very easy to identify. Small droplets of water form on cold surfaces when they make contact with warm, humid air. In areas with high humidity, as in: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, it forms because of inadequate ventilation.

Wiping away any water droplets that appear, and making certain there is adequate ventilation in the worst affected areas, are among the simplest answers to such problems. This may involve the upgrading or installation of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans to help reroute the moist air to the outside of the building.

An in-depth damp proof survey from an established Garforth specialist might also find areas which play a role in the problem by drawing in damp air from the outside. To satisfactorily control condensation, airflow needs to be properly regulated. A reliable Garforth damp proofing specialist will be able to offer solutions and advice in connection with this.

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Houses built since 1875 in Great Britain have been required to have a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. You might not have a damp course installed on your house in Garforth if it was built earlier than this. If you're suffering with rising damp in a home built after this period it's possible that your damp proof membrane or course has been damaged somehow.

It can be tricky to identify rising damp, however some giveaway signs are; a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, "tide marks" on walls and crumbling or rotten skirtings. It's possible that you may have a rising damp issue if you have noticed one or more of these in your home.

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Purely checking your exterior walls to find out if you've got a damp course can be one step towards managing your rising damp problems. To be certain of an adequate measure of protection the DPM must be above ground level by no less than 150 millimetres (around 6"). You can dig away the surrounding soil to create this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you could install a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) if the first option is not feasible.

If this is not the problem and your damp proof membrane is installed and in order, there might be more serious issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground, through your floors, and into the walls.

Damp proofing specialists in Garforth can quickly identify and remedy rising damp using a number of procedures. If you've got an older house with no DPM or it is damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your wall. This entails drilling holes at intervals along the wall's mortar joint and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork down to beneath ground level.

If the deterioration of the membrane is too extensive, or if damp proofing injection cream isn't a suitable treatment, you may need to install a new damp proof course. While this level of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve damp issues, it may be the only effective solution in the end.

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For minimal areas of membrane damage, yet another potential solution could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. This will be applied underneath your floor coverings, so tiles, carpets and wood flooring will have to be lifted prior to work being done. This is especially efficacious in cellars as an integral part of the tanking procedure to create a watertight room. Before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, your Garforth damp proof technician may suggest the application of building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for additional protection.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a basement or below ground area is called tanking. This has to be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, so any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the relevant surfaces prepared properly before any work begins. Once the paint has been applied and dried, it's then possible to replaster and decorate on top of it. This is an exceptionally disruptive job since it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building, and it's recommended that you obtain more than one expert opinion on whether this is really the only solution to your rising damp.


Condensation issues can certainly be helped through the use of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that they only mask the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the main downside with dehumidifier use. If you're suffering from damp or mould in any part of your property in Garforth, you can contact a professional damp proofing company for the best advice.


Friends and relations should always be your first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations for local professionals. Always get at least two or three different quotes from various local companies, and if you've got any doubts you should ask to look at professional memberships and qualifications, before employing any damp proofing services.

Keep an eye out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) accreditations, or local companies who are signed up members of the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the PCA (Property Care Association).

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees your selected damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to carry out a first class damp proofing service. Such memberships also means there are guarantees for any remedial work completed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Garforth and also nearby in: Church Fenton, Thorpe Park, Colton, Micklefield, Aberford, Kippax, Cross Gates, Whinmoor, Scarcroft, Barwick in Elmet, Peckfield, Rothwell, Swillington Common, Great Preston, as well as in these postcodes LS25 1LA, LS25 1LE, LS25 1HU, LS25 1DH, LS25 1BB, LS25 1HB, LS25 1BL, LS25 1LB, LS25 1AS, LS25 1QL. Locally based Garforth damp proof specialists will most likely have the phone code 0113 and the postcode LS25.

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Current West Yorkshire damp proofing job postings: Farrah Cowell recently enquired about resolving damp problems in Marsden. Fatima Speed recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up condensation and mould problems in a bungalow in Berry Brow, West Yorkshire. John Flanagan recently enquired about the possibility of resolving damp problems in a semi-detached house in Luddenden Foot, West Yorkshire. Kaia and Kingsley Rothwell recently asked for a price quote for damp proofing a garage in a detached house in Cullingworth, West Yorkshire. Elin and Jordan Sanders recently enquired about solving damp problems in a cottage in Upper Cumberworth. Nihal and Lavinia Price recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a cellar in Havercroft, West Yorkshire. Amalia and Colin Austin recently enquired about the possibility of clearing up condensation and damp issues in Woolley, West Yorkshire. Mr and Mrs Ricketts recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up damp problems in a semi-detached house in Rothwell, West Yorkshire.

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Throughout West Yorkshire you should be able to find damp proofers who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you're unable to find the perfect damp proofing specialist in Garforth itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.

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There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Garforth damp proof specialist including damp control Garforth, damp proofing estimates, black mould treatment Garforth, pressure grouting, damp proofing brickwork in Garforth, solving condensation problems Garforth, damp proofing a garage Garforth, wet rot treatments Garforth, cementitious tanking, wood rot treatments, chemical DPC injection, plaster replacement, commercial tanking in Garforth, residential damp proofing Garforth, rising damp solutions Garforth, damp treatments, dry rot treatments, damp proof cream treatments Garforth, condensation solutions, mould treatment in Garforth, structural waterproofing, damp proofing walls, rising damp advice Garforth, flood defence, damp proofing a cellar, timber preservation in Garforth, solving mould problems in Garforth, commercial damp proofing, and lots more.


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Some Garforth areas and roads where damp proofing work has recently been done - Fosse Way, Church Square, Alandale Crescent, Paddock Close, Arran Drive, Meriden Avenue, Oakfield Close, Leabank Avenue, Beech Grove Avenue, Muncaster Road, Summerhill Grove, Taylor Grove, Cricketers Close, Church Gardens, Station Close, Lidgett Court, Rectory Close, Hazelwood Avenue, Invargarry Close, Richmond Way, Pinfold Lane, Station Road, Ash Lane, The Chase, Hanbury Gardens, Parsley Mews, Bar Mount, Kingsway, Gainford Drive, as well as these local Garforth postcodes: LS25 1LA, LS25 1LE, LS25 1HU, LS25 1DH, LS25 1BB, LS25 1HB, LS25 1BL, LS25 1LB, LS25 1AS, LS25 1QL.

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(This damp proofing Garforth article was updated on 19-05-2022)