Damp Proofing Holmfirth

Holmfirth Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Holmfirth West Yorkshire (HD9): It's not simply the fact that damp problems look unsightly, they can also induce chronic health problems and result in major structural damages. Costing thousands of pounds to fix if not resolved swiftly, more extreme problems are often hidden under peeling wallpaper, flaking paint and damp patches. It's generally cheaper in the long term to bring in an experienced Holmfirth damp proofing company to assess your home, and offer an extensive damp proofing solution for your property.

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

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next article describes the sources of such damp problems in Holmfirth, and the different methods of preventing and solving them.


Common external factors that can lead to penetrating damp in your home include: cracked roof tiles, unsound brickwork, defective guttering and cavity wall issues. Internally, it can be triggered by overflowing bathtubs or sinks, burst or dripping pipes and damaged shower trays. If left unchecked, flaking or bubbling paintwork, blistering or broken plaster and dark damp patches on walls, will be the obvious results of water seeping into the walls and woodwork.

If you have a leaking roof and it's been left untreated over a period of time, it can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Wet rot does not spread into your brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case scenario the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timber, coupled with a unique musty smell from the decaying wood.

Simple actions like cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and inspecting pipework for leaks, are the basic preventative measures. As an integral part of an overall damp proofing program, your local Holmfirth damp proofing specialist will check out all these aspects.


Condensation Damp Holmfirth UK (01484)

One of the most common forms of damp in Holmfirth homes, condensation is extremely easy to identify. When cool surfaces come into contact with warm, moist air, minute water droplets form on those cold surfaces. It is a problem because of inadequate ventilation in places where there is high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

Basic strategies to prevent condensation involve wiping away any water droplets as soon as they form and making certain there is sufficient ventilation in the problem areas. This may involve the installation or upgrade of air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods to help redirect the moisture laden air to the outside of the building.

There could possibly be issues with sucking in damp air from outside, and by carrying out a detailed damp proof survey an expert in Holmfirth will find factors that contribute to the problem. Airflow must be regulated properly to adequately control condensation problems, and a professional damp proofing technician will be able to offer advice and solutions on this matter.

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Since 1875, a damp proof course has been fitted as standard in all homes constructed in the UK. It's quite possible that you may not have one installed if your property or home in Holmfirth was built in the years before this. If you're experiencing rising damp in a house built after this period it is possible that your damp proof membrane or course has been somehow or other.

Although notoriously hard to identify, rotten or crumbling skirting boards, "tide marks" on walls and white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. Whilst the existence of these is not conclusive, they are all indications of rising damp issues.

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The initial step towards solving your rising damp problems 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 (approximately 6") above the level of the ground for adequate protection. Where you find this space doesn't exist, you could dig the ground away to increase it, or if this approach is not possible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will need to be put in.

You might have more challenging issues if you discover that your DPM (damp proof membrane) is fine, and it could be that the damp is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls, which will be an even more troubling state of affairs.

Using a variety of techniques, damp proofing technicians in Holmfirth will quickly detect and eliminate rising damp. Older homes which either have no damp proof course, or have a compromised one which is damaged over an extensive area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) injected into the exterior walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar joint, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

If the damp proof cream is not suitable, or the damage to your DPM is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course might need to be installed. Although this is naturally a pretty extreme plan of action, it could be the only method to resolve your damp issues in an effective way.

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For minimal areas of membrane damage, another possible option would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. This will be applied underneath your current floor coverings, so tiles, wooden flooring and carpets must be lifted prior to work being done. This is particularly effectual in basement areas as part of the "tanking" procedure to make a room that is watertight. Before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely, your Holmfirth damp proof technician might advise the application of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: In areas of a property which are below ground, such as basements, "tanking" is the process where any exposed surfaces are covered in a waterproof coating. Any plaster and wall covering must be removed and the relevant surfaces prepared correctly before work commences, because this coating must be applied at the base level of walls and floors. You can replaster and decorate over it, as soon as the coating has dried completely. You should always obtain more than one specialist's opinion about whether this is really the only solution to your rising damp, because this is a very disruptive job as it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


To help ease issues with condensation, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are really effective. Because dehumidifiers just mask the cause of the damp and not cure it, there are drawbacks to this solution. To get the most reliable advice if you're experiencing dampness in any part of your property, you should call on a professional damp proofing company in Holmfirth.


The most reliable recommendations for local specialists when it comes to home improvement projects are usually family and friends. Always obtain at least 2 or 3 different quotes from various companies, and if in any doubt you can ask to see professional memberships and accreditations, before hiring any damp proof services.

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

If your chosen Holmfirth damp proofing providers are in fact members of either the DPA or PCA you can be sure they will be suitably qualified and have the appropriate practical experience to provide a high quality service for your damp proofing needs. Additionally, it offers a guarantee over any work performed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Holmfirth and also in: Totties, Holmbridge, Jackson Bridge, Cartworth Fold, Meal Hill, New Mill, Austonley, Thongsbridge, Wooldale, Fulstone, Netherthong, Longley, Upperthong, Scholes, Hepworth, and in these postcodes HD9 1XN, HD9 2JD, HD9 1XT, HD9 2LN, HD9 2DX, HD9 1EJ, HD9 2JA, HD9 1HQ, HD9 2BG, HD9 2RN. Local Holmfirth damp proofing specialist will likely have the dialling code 01484 and the postcode HD9.

Holmfirth Damp Proofing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be completed by your local Holmfirth damp proofing specialist including penetrating damp treatments, structural waterproofing, plaster replacement, vapour barrier installations in Holmfirth, damp proofing floors, wall tie replacement in Holmfirth, damp proofing brickwork, damp proofing services in Holmfirth, property surveys, damp proofing concrete floors Holmfirth, cementitious tanking, damp proof membrane installation in Holmfirth, cavity wall construction, damp proofing cream applications in Holmfirth, treatments for condensation, mould treatment, landlord damp proofing services in Holmfirth, japanese knotweed control Holmfirth, flood defence in Holmfirth, chemical DPC injection, damp proofing a garage, timber treatments, pressure grouting, damp proofing assessments in Holmfirth, condensation solutions, damp proofing rates in Holmfirth, damp course installations in Holmfirth, wood rot treatments, and more.

West Yorkshire Damp Proofing Enquiries

West Yorkshire Damp Proofing Enquiries

Current West Yorkshire damp proofing job requests: Angel Linley recently enquired about clearing up damp and condensation problems in two bedrooms in Ripponden, West Yorkshire. Kaira and Faizan Reed recently enquired about the possibility of fixing damp problems in Northowram, West Yorkshire. Kuba Whitfield and Safa Whitfield recently asked for a quote for damp proofing an extension in a detached house in Bramhope, West Yorkshire. Mr and Mrs Bishop recently asked for a quotation for clearing up mould and condensation problems in a bungalow in Bramhope, West Yorkshire. Mahnoor Bevan and Nana Bevan recently asked for a quote for damp proofing a cellar in Guiseley, West Yorkshire. Mathilda Pemberton recently asked for an estimate for damp proofing a garage in Eastburn, West Yorkshire. Kaira Cameron recently enquired about damp proofing a cellar in a detached house in Sandy Lane, West Yorkshire. Mr and Mrs Carter recently enquired about solving damp problems in a detached house in Shepley.


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In the previous 12 months damp proofing surveys were done in these Holmfirth streets: Shaley Wood, Market Street, Town End Road, Calf Hill Road, Parkhead Lane, Clifton Avenue, Berry Bank Lane, Wilshaw Road, New Street, Dover Lane, Knowl Road, Prospect Place, South Street, Stoney Bank Road, Summervale, Huddersfield Road, Perseverance Place, Thong Lane, Victoria Square, Choppards Bank Road, Market Walk, Carr Lane, Fearnley Court, Thorpe Avenue, Burnlee Road, Ward Place Lane, and in these West Yorkshire postcodes: HD9 1XN, HD9 2JD, HD9 1XT, HD9 2LN, HD9 2DX, HD9 1EJ, HD9 2JA, HD9 1HQ, HD9 2BG, HD9 2RN.

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