Damp Proofing Horsforth

Horsforth Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Horsforth West Yorkshire (LS18): It isn't simply the fact that damp problems look unsightly, they can also induce chronic health problems and lead to dangerous structural damages. Peeling wallpaper and nasty damp patches can hide a much more serious problem which, if not resolved quickly, could result in expensive repair bills. It is generally cheaper in the long term to get in touch with an established Horsforth damp proofing specialist to examine your house, and provide a complete damp proofing treatment for your dwelling.

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When considering dampness in Horsforth houses, there are basically three main classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following paragraphs describe the sources of such damp issues in Horsforth, and the various techniques for preventing and solving them.


Things like cracks in brickwork, broken or loose roof tiles, cavity wall issues and defective guttering are common external factors of penetrating damp in your home. Inside, burst or leaking pipes, damaged shower trays and overflowing bathtubs or sinks, can trigger penetrating damp. If left unresolved, peeling paintwork, broken or blistering plaster and damp dark patches on walls, will be the visible results of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can arise in the timbers of your roof if you have a leaking roof which is left untreated over a period of time. Though it is fortunate that wet rot does not have an impact on brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the rafters, together with an unfamiliar musty smell from the decaying timber.

The means of prevention can be quite basic, for example repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks and examining piping for leaks. As part of a complete damp proofing program, your local Horsforth damp proofing specialist will check all of these aspects.


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A common form of damp in Horsforth homes, condensation is super easy to identify. When colder surfaces come into contact with moist, warm air, tiny water droplets form on those surfaces. It's a problem due to poor ventilation in areas where there's high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Wiping up any droplets that appear, and ensuring that you've got sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, are amongst the most basic answers to such problems. This might call for the updating or installation of extractor fans, cooker hoods and air bricks to help reroute the damp air to the outside of your house.

There could possibly be issues with drawing in damp air from the outside, and by completing an in-depth damp proof survey an expert in Horsforth will be able to find factors that play a role in the problem. An effective way to successfully control condensation is to regulate airflow properly, and your local Horsforth damp proofing specialist will offer advice and guidance on how this can be achieved.

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Houses built since 1875 in Great Britain have been required to have a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. You might not have a damp course on your home or property in Horsforth if it was constructed earlier than this. If your property was built after this date, but you are still experiencing rising damp, it may be that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been damaged.

Rising damp can be hard to distinguish, but some areas to look out for are; white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirtings and "tide marks" on walls. While the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp.

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Just checking your home's exterior walls to find out if you've got a damp course can be the first step towards solving your problems with rising damp. In order to get an adequate degree of protection the damp proof membrane ought to be above ground level by a minimum of 150 millimetres (about 6"). You can dig away the surrounding ground to create this gap if it's currently not sufficient, or you could put in a damp proof course higher up if the first option isn't feasible.

If this is not the root cause of the problem and your DPM (damp proof membrane) is installed and in order, there could be more serious issues to deal with caused by the moisture coming up from the ground, up through your floors, and into your walls.

Horsforth damp proofing professionals will quickly be able to establish the root cause of your rising damp issues, and using a variety of methods will quickly take care of the problem. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your wall if you have a somewhat older property with no damp proof membrane, or one that is damaged over a wide area. This involves drilling holes at intervals in your wall's mortar joint and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill up the gaps behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the damp proof cream treatment isn't appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a brand new damp proof course may have to be put in. This is taking repair work to the extreme, however it might be the only solution to your rising damp.

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For less severe areas of damage, another potential solution would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. This has to be applied under your floor coverings, so tiles, carpeting and wood flooring must be lifted prior to work being done. Also used as a part of the tanking procedure to create a waterproof space, this is an especially effectual solution in cellar areas. Before the bitumen coating has dried completely, your Horsforth damp proofing expert might recommend the use of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a basement or below ground area is called "tanking". Any wall covering and plaster must be taken off and the pertinent surfaces prepared properly before any work begins, because this coating must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors. Once the paint has been applied and dried, it's then possible to replaster the wall surfaces and decorate over it. As it must be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, this is a really disruptive process. Therefore, it is preferable to seek the advice of more than one damp proofing specialist to make certain that this really is the only effective remedy.


Problems with condensation can definitely be improved by means of dehumidifiers, which are a highly effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers just alleviate the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are downsides to this option. To obtain the best advice if you're experiencing damp in any part of your house, you can call on a certified damp proofing company in Horsforth.


The most reliable recommendations for professionals when it comes to home improvements are generally friends and neighbours. When possible you should see if you can acquire at least 2 or 3 different quotations from a range of companies, and before signing up to any specific damp proof services, you can ask to look at professional memberships and qualifications, as a verification of their credibility.

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

Membership of either the DPA or PCA guarantees your chosen damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to carry out a high quality damp proofing service. Furthermore, it offers a guarantee over any remedial work accomplished by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Horsforth and also in: Meanwood, Farsley, Rawdon, West Park, Woodhall Hills, Greengates, Headingley, Hawksworth, Calverley, Kirkstall, Leeds, Rodley, Cragg Hill, Bramley, Troy, Yeadon, Cookridge, as well as in these postcodes LS18 4JP, LS18 4PP, LS18 4HT, LS18 4AJ, LS18 4DG, LS18 4LG, LS18 4FL, LS18 4HD, LS18 4LY, LS18 4EG. Local Horsforth damp proof specialists will likely have the phone code 0113 and the postcode LS18.

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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Horsforth damp proofing specialist including condensation solutions, rising damp advice, plaster replacement, cheap damp proofing Horsforth, residential damp proofing in Horsforth, dampcourse installations Horsforth, treatments for black mould Horsforth, damp proofing internal walls, damp control Horsforth, damp proof cream treatments Horsforth, japanese knotweed control, invasive weed control, dry rot treatment, damp proofing a basement, solving condensation problems, rising damp treatment, damp proofing solutions in kitchens, commercial damp proofing Horsforth, timber preservation Horsforth, basement damp proofing, timber treatment, damp proof membrane installation, flood defence Horsforth, vapour barrier installation, basement tanking, damp proofing a garage Horsforth, property surveys, cavity wall construction, and lots more.


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Around Horsforth

Some Horsforth streets where damp proofing work has recently been undertaken - King Edward Crescent, Newlay Wood Gardens, Layton Road, Melrose Grove, Church Road, Hall Park Garth, Clarence Mews, St James Terrace, Church Grove, Church Avenue, Newlay Wood Avenue, Low Hall Road, Lickless Terrace, Billingwood Drive, Breary Avenue, Micklefield Lane, West End Rise, Hall Park Close, Back Town Street, Lee Lane West, Outwood Chase, Intake Lane, Lanark Drive, Broadgate Avenue, Far Well Fold, Grove Road, Greenbanks Close, Featherbank Avenue, Newlay Wood Road, as well as these Horsforth area postcodes: LS18 4JP, LS18 4PP, LS18 4HT, LS18 4AJ, LS18 4DG, LS18 4LG, LS18 4FL, LS18 4HD, LS18 4LY, LS18 4EG.

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