Damp Proofing Heckmondwike

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Damp Proofing Heckmondwike West Yorkshire (WF16): It isn't just the fact that damp problems look unattractive, they can also cause chronic health issues and result in dangerous structural damages. Nasty damp patches and peeling wallpaper can hide much more serious issues which, if not repaired immediately, could lead to costly repair bills. If you have a problem such as this there's very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best option is to contact a professional Heckmondwike damp proofing specialist to do a thorough inspection and recommend solutions.

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Basically, in relation to damp within the home there are three fundamental problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three primary kinds of damp are discussed in more detail in the following paragraphs, together with recommendations for prevention and resolution, if you should find them in your property in Heckmondwike.


Things like cracks in brickwork, cavity wall problems, defective guttering and cracked or loose roof tiles are external factors of penetrating damp. Inside your Heckmondwike home, penetrating damp can be the result of cracked shower trays, leaking or burst pipes and overflowing bathtubs or basins. If left unresolved, peeling or bubbling paintwork, damp dark patches on walls and broken or blistered plaster, will be the visible signs of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

If left untreated over a period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Though it does not spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally dangerous, and in the worst outcome you could even need a new roof - extremely costly! A distinctive musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and signs of black fungus, could all signify the presence of wet rot.

You should not panic however, because to prevent these problems from happening, a few basic steps such as repointing brickwork, inspecting pipes for leaks and cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks should reduce such concerns. A knowledgeable damp proofer in Heckmondwike will check all of these areas to help prevent any further complications, as part of resolving your dampness issues.


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Super easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in many Heckmondwike properties, condensation is extremely common. When cool surfaces come into contact with moist, warm air, small droplets of water form on those surfaces. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, it arises due to inadequate ventilation.

To stop condensation issues, basic solutions include ensuring that you've got adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping up any water droplets as they appear. Redirecting damp air outside of your property in Heckmondwike, by installing or upgrading cooker hoods, extractor fans and air bricks, will help you to remedy this problem.

The most effective way to find out the main areas that play a role in the problem, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a reliable Heckmondwike damp proofing specialist. In some cases moist air can be drawn in from the outside, simply making matters even worse. Airflow needs to be regulated properly to adequately minimise condensation, and a reliable damp proofing technician will offer advice and solutions on this question.

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Houses constructed since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. If your property or home was built before this period it's possible that you might not have this installed. If you are suffering with rising damp in a property constructed after this time it may be that your damp proof membrane has been damaged in some way.

Although notoriously difficult to distinguish, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and "tide marks" on walls, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. If you notice or think you might have any of these, it's possible you have a rising damp problem.

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Simply checking your home's exterior walls to find out if you have a DPM can be the first step towards managing your rising damp problems. In order to get a satisfactory measure of protection the damp course ought to be above ground level by at least 150mm (approximately 6"). If you find this space does not exist, you can dig away the earth to increase it, or if this approach is not possible, a higher damp proof membrane will need to be installed.

If this isn't the cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane is in fact correct, there might be more challenging issues to resolve caused by the dampness coming up from the ground beneath, up through your flooring, and into the walls of your property.

Damp proofing experts in Heckmondwike will swiftly identify and remedy rising damp problems using a range of techniques. If you have an older property with no damp proof membrane or one that's damaged over a wide area, a damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your walls. Holes are drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective water-repelling barrier.

If the damp proofing cream isn't suitable, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a new damp proof course may have to be installed. This is taking repair work to the extreme, however it could be the only answer to your damp issues.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is yet another possible solution for smaller areas of damage. Because this is going to be applied under your existing floor coverings, carpeting, wood flooring and tiles will need to be lifted before this process can commence. Also used as part of the tanking process to create a waterproof space, this is an especially effective solution in basements. Before the bitumen paint has dried completely, your Heckmondwike damp proofing expert may suggest laying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: Tanking an area, like a cellar or basement, is a process of covering any exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. This should be applied at the base level of floors and walls, so any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the appropriate surfaces prepared correctly before the commencement of any work. You can replaster and decorate over it, after the coating has dried out completely. Because it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is a very disruptive job. Therefore, it is recommended that you call in more than one damp proofing specialist to make certain that this is really the only option.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air, hence for issues with condensation they can be of help. Because dehumidifiers merely hide the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are downsides to this option. If you're suffering from damp in any area of your property in Heckmondwike, you should speak to an experienced damp proofing company for the best advice.


Friends and family should invariably be your first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, you should always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 estimates from different Heckmondwike companies. If you are in any doubt about any damp proofing company you could ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships.

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

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees that your chosen damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has acquired the required experience to offer a high quality damp proofing service. Any damp proofing work performed by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Heckmondwike and also in nearby places like: Cleckheaton, Staincliffe, Liversedge, Healey, Dewsbury, Savile Town, Batley, Hartshead, Ravensthorpe, Norristhorpe, Soothill, Gomersal, Mirfield, Westfield, Birstall, Roberttown, Clifton, and in these postcodes WF16 0EP, WF16 9AA, WF16 0DE, WF16 6AG, WF16 0QB, WF16 0DP, WF13 4QF, WF16 0LE, WF16 0JG, WF16 0EJ. Locally based Heckmondwike damp proof specialists will likely have the telephone dialling code 01924 and the postcode WF16. Checking this out can confirm you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Heckmondwike homeowners are able to utilise these and countless other comparable services.

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Heckmondwike damp proofing specialist including damp control, damp proof tanking, damp treatments, cavity wall construction in Heckmondwike, wet rot control, damp proofing estimates in Heckmondwike, cellar waterproofing, landlord damp proofing services, solving mould problems, the treament of efflorescence in Heckmondwike, mould treatments, flood defence, japanese knotweed control, pressure grouting, solving condensation problems in Heckmondwike, damp proofing a garage Heckmondwike, condensation solutions, damp proof paint application in Heckmondwike, property surveys, timber preservation in Heckmondwike, cementitious tanking, timber surveys, home damp proofing, black mould treatment, chemical DPC injection in Heckmondwike, structural waterproofing in Heckmondwike, damp proofing old stone walls in Heckmondwike, commercial damp proofing, wall tie replacement in Heckmondwike, basement tanking in Heckmondwike, damp proof injection, leak detection in Heckmondwike, damp proofing brickwork Heckmondwike, cheap damp proofing in Heckmondwike, invasive weed control Heckmondwike, and more. Listed are just an example of the activities that are accomplished by people specialising in damp proofing. Heckmondwike specialists will inform you of their whole range of damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It is generally accepted that folks are more likely to take notice of an endorsement from a friend or family member. Therefore, if you have family or friends who've recently had damp proofing work done, and were pleased with the result you could ask if they are willing to recommend them. Word of mouth is usually a good indication, and should be considered as a good starting point when looking for tradespeople who specialise in damp proofing. You'll want to obtain at least three or four quotations from your shortlist of prospective contractors in Heckmondwike.

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Throughout West Yorkshire you will be able to find damp proof specialists who'll offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find the right damp proof specialist in Heckmondwike itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.


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Also find: Savile Town damp proofing, Dewsbury damp proofing, Staincliffe damp proofing, Westfield damp proofing, Clifton damp proofing, Gomersal damp proofing, Birstall damp proofing, Cleckheaton damp proofing, Mirfield damp proofing, Healey damp proofing, Liversedge damp proofing, Batley damp proofing, Hartshead damp proofing, Soothill damp proofing, Norristhorpe damp proofing, Ravensthorpe damp proofing, Roberttown damp proofing services and more. All of these villages and towns are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Heckmondwike home and property owners can get damp proofing quotes by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Heckmondwike: In the last year damp proofing surveys have been done in these Heckmondwike streets: Mallard Close, Owler Meadows, Grosvenor Terrace, Mill Close, Alma Lane, Rosedale Avenue, Priestley Avenue, Kilpin Hill Lane, Rayner Avenue, Francis Street, Fairfield Drive, Hirst Avenue, Railway Street, Millers Court, Dale Lane, Mount Avenue, Old Station Court, Milton Gardens, Kings Lea, Kaye Street, Hollins Avenue, Redberry Avenue, Blanket Hall Street, Upper George Street, Hartshead Lane, Curwen Crescent, and in these West Yorkshire postcodes: WF16 0EP, WF16 9AA, WF16 0DE, WF16 6AG, WF16 0QB, WF16 0DP, WF13 4QF, WF16 0LE, WF16 0JG, WF16 0EJ. Work was conducted in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Heckmondwike business and home owners enjoyed the benefits of reliable and top notch damp proofing services on every occasion.

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(This damp proofing Heckmondwike article was checked and updated on 19-05-2022)