Damp Proofing Mirfield

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Damp Proofing Mirfield West Yorkshire (WF14): Having damp problems in your home in Mirfield can cause serious health and structural problems, as well as being unsightly in appearance. Costing thousands of pounds to fix if not treated speedily, more extreme problems can easily be concealed under damp patches, peeling wallpaper and flaking paintwork. It is generally cheaper in the long term to contact a competent Mirfield damp proofing specialist to examine your house, and provide a complete damp proofing solution for your property.

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

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find information on what may cause damp problems in your home in Mirfield, and precisely how you can get started with fixing them.


Penetrating damp in the home can be the result of a whole host of external factors for instance: unsound brickwork, cracked or loose roof tiles, cavity wall issues and damaged guttering. Inside, it can be caused by overflowing sinks or bathtubs, damaged shower trays and burst or dripping pipes. If left unchecked, broken or blistered plaster, peeling or bubbling paintwork and damp dark patches on walls, will be the visible upshot of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

If you have a leaky roof and it has been neglected for quite some time, it can cause wet rot in the timbers of your roof. Whilst it is lucky that wet rot does not affect brickwork, in the worst case scenario, you may need a new roof if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. If a black fungus appears on your woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you could have an issue with wet rot.

Simple actions like examining pipework for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and gutters for leaks, can be the basic preventative measures. As part of an overall damp proofing package, your local Mirfield damp proofing company will check out all these factors.


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Condensation is super easy to identify and is one of the most common forms of damp in many buildings in Mirfield. Small droplets of water form on cooler surfaces when they make contact with warm, moist air. In areas with high humidity, such as: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, it's often caused because of inadequate ventilation.

To stop condensation problems, easy solutions include ensuring that you've got sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping up any droplets whenever they arise. This might involve the upgrading or installation of extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods to help reroute the moist air to the outside of your house.

There could possibly be issues with sucking in moist air from outside, and by completing an in-depth damp proofing survey a specialist in Mirfield will identify things that give rise to the problem. To adequately minimise condensation problems, airflow must be properly regulated. A competent Mirfield damp proofing specialist is well qualified to offer advice and solutions in this regard.

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A damp proof course has been compulsory on homes built in Great Britain since 1875. You may not have a damp course installed on your house in Mirfield if it was constructed earlier than this. It's a possibility that your damp proof membrane or course may have been damaged if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a home built after this date.

If you suppose that you might have rising damp, "tide marks" on walls, crumbling or rotten skirtings and white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are good indications that you may be correct. While the existence of one or more of these isn't conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp issues.

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Purely checking your property's outside walls to see if you have a damp proof course can be the first step towards resolving your problems with rising damp. For satisfactory protection it must be 150 millimetres above ground level. You can dig the surrounding earth away to create this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you could put in a DPM higher up if the first option isn't feasible.

If your damp course is installed and in order and the gap from the ground isn't the cause of the problem, moisture might be rising up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a more problematic issue.

Mirfield damp proofing technicians will swiftly be able to figure out the root cause of your rising damp issues, and using a variety of procedures will quickly eliminate the problem. A damp proofing cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your wall if you've got a somewhat older home with no damp proof course, or it is damaged over a wide area. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the mortar course, and before the cream sets it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

If the deterioration of the damp course membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing cream is not an appropriate solution, you might have to put in a new damp proof course. Unfortunately this is taking repair work to the extreme, however it may be the only resolution to your rising damp.

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The application of a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another possible remedy for smaller areas of damp course damage. Since this is applied under your current floor coverings, carpets, tiles and wooden flooring will have to be lifted and put aside before this operation can begin. This is especially effectual in cellar areas as a part of the tanking process to create a room which is watertight. For additional protection in such problem areas, your Mirfield damp proofing specialist may advise the laying of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely.

Tanking: In basements and below ground areas of a house, "tanking" is the process where any surfaces that are exposed are covered in a watertight coating. This has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, and so any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces in question properly prepared before work commences. You can replaster the wall surfaces and decorate over it, as soon as the paint has thoroughly dried out. You should always get more than one expert's opinion about whether this is the only solution to your rising damp issues, as this is a really disruptive process because it must be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building.


To help with condensation problems, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are pretty efficient. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers merely cover up the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are downsides to this solution. A professional damp proofing specialist in Mirfield will be able to give you advice on possible solutions if you're experiencing damp or mould in any area of your house.


As with just about any home improvement project, the most trustworthy recommendations for a specialist come from family and friends. Where possible you should see if you can get at least two or three different quotes from a number of companies, and before employing any specific damp proof providers, you should ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates, as a verification of their credibility.

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

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees your selected damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to carry out a high quality damp proof service. Any damp proofing work completed by any one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Mirfield and also in: Batley, Ravensthorpe, Brighouse, Kirkheaton, Thornhill Lees, Thornhill Edge, Huddersfield, Grange Moor, Hartshead, Middlestown, Savile Town, Dewsbury, Overton, Liversedge, and in these postcodes WF14 0DF, WF14 0QJ, WF13, WF13 3SL, WF14 0LZ, WF13 3DX, WF14 0JJ, WF14 0BP, WF14 0PB, WF14 0NU. Local Mirfield damp proof specialists will probably have the postcode WF14 and the dialling code 01924.

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All throughout West Yorkshire you will be able to find damp proof specialists who will provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find the right damp proofing expert in Mirfield itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.

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Damp proofing services were recently necessary for householders living in Bishops Way, Oddfellow Street, Foxroyd Lane, Huddleston Court, Huddersfield Road, Ingham Close, Marmaville Court, The Embankment, Wellhouse, Briery Grove, Parkfield Avenue, The Clough, Robin Royd Garth, York Grove, Jenny Lane, Sunny Bank Parade, Lady Heton Drive, Stoney Lane, Linnet Court, Lockwood Avenue, Calder View, Waste Lane, Hand Bank Lane, Doctor Lane, Robin Royd Drive, The Maltings, Crossley Lane, Chadwick Hall Gardens and these Mirfield postcodes: WF14 0DF, WF14 0QJ, WF13, WF13 3SL, WF14 0LZ, WF13 3DX, WF14 0JJ, WF14 0BP, WF14 0PB, WF14 0NU.

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