Damp Proofing Holmfirth

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Damp Proofing Holmfirth West Yorkshire (HD9): Having problems with damp in your house in Holmfirth can contribute to major health and structural issues, as well as appearing unappealing. More serious issues can also be hidden beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches, and can cost thousands to fix if not repaired swiftly. If you think that you may have such damp issues you need to bring in a professional Holmfirth damp proofing specialist to check your property, and come up with the most effective damp proofing strategy for your house.

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In relation to dampness in Holmfirth buildings, there are essentially three major classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 primary types of damp are explained in more detail in the following paragraphs, along with recommendations for prevention and resolution, in the event you find them in your home in Holmfirth.


Penetrating damp can be attributable to a range of external factors for example: broken roof tiles, cracks in brickwork, damaged guttering and cavity wall issues. Inside your Holmfirth property, penetrating damp can result from damaged shower trays, overflowing bathtubs or sinks and leaky or burst pipes. If left to continue leaking these things allow water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which with time create peeling paintwork, blistered or broken plaster and dark damp patches on walls.

Wet rot can occur in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof that is been neglected for a while. Whilst it doesn't spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally compromised, and in a worst case scenario you may even need to replace the entire roof - extremely expensive! If a black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to touch, you could have an issue with wet rot.

Preventative measures can be relatively basic, such as cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, examining pipework for leaks and repointing brickwork. An experienced Holmfirth damp proof specialist will check these areas in order to help prevent any future complications, as an integral part of solving your damp issues.


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One of the most common forms of damp in Holmfirth properties, condensation is extremely easy to spot. When cooler surfaces come into contact with humid, warm air, tiny droplets of water appear on those cold surfaces. It often arises due to inadequate ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. boiler rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

Simple strategies to reduce condensation involve wiping away any water droplets whenever they appear and ensuring that there is adequate ventilation in the problem areas. Redirecting humid air outside of your home in Holmfirth, by upgrading or fitting air bricks, extractors and cooker hoods, will help you to remedy this issue.

There could be issues with sucking in damp air from outside, and by conducting a detailed damp proofing survey an expert in Holmfirth will be able to identify areas that exacerbate the situation. To adequately minimise condensation problems, airflow has to be properly regulated. A competent Holmfirth damp proofing company will be happy to offer advice and solutions in this regard.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all homes constructed in the United Kingdom. You may not have a damp course installed on your house in Holmfirth if it was constructed earlier than this. If you're suffering with rising damp in a house constructed after this date it might be that your damp proof course has been somehow or other.

It can be notoriously tricky to distinguish rising damp, however some giveaway indications are; "tide marks" on walls, a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls and crumbling or rotten skirting boards. If you notice or think that you may have any of these, it is possible you have a problem with rising damp.

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The initial step towards solving your problems with rising damp should simply be to check whether you have a DPM on the exterior walls of your home in Holmfirth. It ought to be 150 millimetres above the level of the ground for satisfactory protection. Where you find that this space does not exist, you could dig away the ground to increase it, or if this approach is not possible, a higher damp proof membrane will need to be installed.

You could have more serious issues if you find that your damp proof course is OK, and it may be that the dampness is rising from the ground, up through your flooring, and into the walls, which can be even more worrying.

Damp proofing experts in Holmfirth can quickly identify and remedy rising damp using a number of methods. Older houses which either don't have a damp proof course, or have a compromised one that's damaged over a substantial area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) injected into the walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals in the brickwork, and a special nozzle is used to inject the cream, which then penetrates into the surrounding brickwork before curing to create an effective, horizontal waterproof barrier.

If the deterioration of the damp course membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing cream injection is not a suitable treatment, you might have to install a brand new damp proof course. Though this is obviously a fairly extreme approach, it might be the only way to remedy your rising damp issues effectively.

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For minimal areas of membrane damage, yet another potential option would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Because this is applied beneath your floor coverings, wooden flooring, tiles and carpets will have to be lifted and put aside before this process can begin. This is especially effective in basement areas as an integral part of the tanking process to make a room that's watertight. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, your Holmfirth damp proofing technician may suggest the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a cellar or basement, is a process of covering any exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. This must be applied at the base level of floors and walls, so any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces prepared correctly before the commencement of any work. As soon as this paint has been put on and dried, it is then the time to replaster any walls and decorate over the top of it. Since it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, this is a very disruptive job. Therefore, it is wise to contact at least 3 damp proofing experts to make certain that this really is the only effective solution.


To help ease condensation problems, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for lowering the moisture content of the air, are fairly effectual. The main disadvantage with dehumidifier use in attempting to reduce mould and damp is that they just cover up the cause of the damp, not cure it. To obtain the most reliable advice if you're experiencing damp in any part of your home, you can call on a certified damp proofing company in Holmfirth.


The most trustworthy recommendations for local specialists with regards to home improvements are normally friends and neighbours. Before signing up for any damp proof services, you should always see if you can get at least three estimates from a variety of Holmfirth companies. If you have any doubts about any company you can ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional membership certificates.

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

If your selected Holmfirth damp proofing providers are in fact members of either the DPA or PCA they'll be well qualified and have acquired the required experience to offer you a top notch service for all your damp proofing problems. Any work accomplished by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be done in Holmfirth and also in: Scholes, Upperthong, Totties, Meal Hill, Holmbridge, Longley, Cartworth Fold, Austonley, Netherthong, Thongsbridge, New Mill, Jackson Bridge, Hepworth, Fulstone, Wooldale, together with these postcodes HD9 2RL, HD9 1EA, HD9 1EX, HD9 1RS, HD9 1HE, HD9 1UY, HD9 2RB, HD9 1QJ, HD9 1XS, HD9 2DY. Local Holmfirth damp proofers will most likely have the postcode HD9 and the phone code 01484. Checking this can confirm you are accessing local providers of damp proofing. Holmfirth homeowners are able to utilise these and numerous other similar services.

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Around West Yorkshire you can also find: Oxenhope damp proofers, Kirkburton damp proofers, Luddenden Foot damp proofing specialists, Denby Dale damp proofing, Hebden Bridge damp proofing, Steeton damp proofing, Sandy Lane damp proofing specialists, East Ardsley damp proofers, Clayton West damp proofers, Blackshaw damp proofing specialists, Outwood damp proof specialists, Walton damp proof specialists, Cross Gates damp proofers, Low Ackworth damp proofers, Hipperholme damp proofers, Hemsworth damp proofers, Heptonstall damp proof specialists, Bramhope damp proofing specialists, Upper Cumberworth damp proofing specialists, Upperthong damp proofing, Luddenden Foot damp proof specialists, Allerton Bywater damp proofers, Clayton West damp proofing, East Keswick damp proofing specialists, Upperthong damp proofers, Stocksmoor damp proofing, Hanging Heaton damp proofers, Middleton damp proofers, Silsden damp proofing, Baildon damp proof specialists.

All throughout West Yorkshire you will be able to find damp proofing experts who will offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find the ideal damp proofing specialist in Holmfirth itself then you should be able to find one close by.

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There is a variety of work that can be carried out by your local Holmfirth damp proofing specialist including damp proof injection cream treatments in Holmfirth, damp proofing a basement, landlord damp proofing services, solving condensation problems Holmfirth, woodworm treatment, invasive weed control, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing services, rising damp advice, damp proofing a garage, treatments for black mould, the treament of efflorescence, plaster replacement, wood rot treatments Holmfirth, wall tie replacement in Holmfirth, cellar waterproofing in Holmfirth, rendering repairs, condensation control, damp proof membranes, damp proof tanking, treatments for condensation, timber treatments Holmfirth, rising damp solutions in Holmfirth, damp proof sealing, concrete repair, damp proofing price quotes in Holmfirth, timber surveys, damp proofing in bathrooms Holmfirth, damp proofing old stone walls, flood defence, damp control, condensation solutions, injection damp proofing, damp proofing walls, leak detection, and more. These are just a handful of the activities that are performed by those doing damp proofing. Holmfirth professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It's said that most of folks see endorsements from family and friends as the most dependable source of information before buying any product, or accessing any service, so if you've got a friend or family member who's recently had damp proofing carried out, you could ask for a recommendation or reference. Word of mouth is usually viewed as better than commercial advertising and reviews, because it provides a clearer idea of quality, and comes from the mouth of a person who you trust. When you have got a shortlist of prospective companies you should ask them to give you a quote - you'll want a minimum of 3 different job quotes.


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Also find: Meal Hill damp proofing, Holmbridge damp proofing, Longley damp proofing, Austonley damp proofing, Jackson Bridge damp proofing, Cartworth Fold damp proofing, Fulstone damp proofing, Thongsbridge damp proofing, Upperthong damp proofing, Wooldale damp proofing, Scholes damp proofing, Totties damp proofing, Hepworth damp proofing, New Mill damp proofing, Netherthong damp proofing services and more. All these areas are served by companies who do damp proofing. Holmfirth business and home owners can get estimates by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Holmfirth: Some Holmfirth roads where damp proofing work has recently been done - Quarry Mount, Westgate, The Oval, Upper Bank End Road, Oaklands Close, Green Lane Mill, Church Terrace, Low Common Road, Underbank, Grime Lane, Dover Lane, Wellhouses, New Mill Road, The Terrace, Lamma Well Road, Holt Lane, Summervale, Lane Bottom, Arrunden, Binns Lane, Spring Lane, Hillhouse, Royd Mount, Flight Hill, Penistone Road, Thorpe Avenue, Bank Lane, Victoria Street, Cinderhills Road, as well as these Holmfirth area postcodes: HD9 2RL, HD9 1EA, HD9 1EX, HD9 1RS, HD9 1HE, HD9 1UY, HD9 2RB, HD9 1QJ, HD9 1XS, HD9 2DY. Work was carried out in these areas by experts in damp proofing. Holmfirth home and property owners enjoyed the benefits of dependable and top quality damp proofing services on each occasion.

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(This damp proofing Holmfirth page was updated on 21-09-2022)