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Damp Proofing Northallerton North Yorkshire (DL6): Problems with damp in your property in Northallerton may not just look unattractive, but they can bring about severe health and structural issues as well. If not treated speedily, the more serious problems can cost you thousands of pounds to repair, and may be hidden away beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. It's frequently cheaper in the long run to contact an experienced Northallerton damp proofing company to assess your home, and offer an extensive damp proofing treatment for your property.

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In Northallerton buildings there are 3 primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 key forms of damp are outlined in greater detail in this article, along with strategies for prevention and resolution, in case you find them in your home or business premises in Northallerton.


Things like unsound brickwork, broken roof tiles, cavity wall problems and defective guttering are commonplace external factors that can cause penetrating damp. From within, it can be created by cracked shower trays, leaking or burst pipes and overflowing baths or basins. If left unresolved, flaking paintwork, broken or blistered plaster and dark damp patches on walls, will be the noticeable outcome of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

Wet rot can develop in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof which is neglected for an extended period of time. Wet rot cannot spread into the brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst case the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. An unfamiliar musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and signs of black fungus, could all signify the existence of wet rot.

Simple actions like inspecting pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and repointing brickwork, can be the basic preventative measures. If you employ the expert services of a competent Northallerton damp proofing provider, they will check all these areas as part of your all round damp proofing service.


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Condensation is super easy to spot and is a common form of damp within many homes in Northallerton. When cooler surfaces make contact with warm, humid air, small water droplets form on those cold surfaces. In areas with high humidity, as in: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, condensation is often caused because of poor ventilation.

To avoid condensation problems, simple solutions include making sure you've got enough ventilation in the main trouble spots, and wiping away any droplets as they arise. This might involve the installation or updating of air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods to help reroute the moist air outside of your home.

A detailed damp proofing survey by a trustworthy Northallerton specialist may also find areas which play a role in the problem by sucking in moist air from outside. To successfully minimise condensation, airflow must be regulated properly. A certified Northallerton damp proofing specialist will gladly offer advice and solutions in connection with this.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all houses constructed in the UK. You may not have a damp course on your home or property in Northallerton if it was built prior to this period. It's a possibility that your damp proof course might have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a property built after this date.

It can be difficult to distinguish rising damp, however some giveaway signs are; "tide marks" on walls, a white powdery deposit forming on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and crumbling or rotten skirting boards. If you see or think that you may have any of these, it's possible you have a problem with rising damp.

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Solving rising damp problems can be as simple as checking your home's outside walls to see if you can spot a damp proof course. For adequate protection it needs to be 150 millimetres (about 6") above the level of the ground. You can dig away the surrounding ground to create this gap if it is currently not enough, or you could install a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) if the former isn't feasible.

You may have more problematic issues if you learn that your damp proof membrane (DPM) is fine, and it could be that the moisture is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which can be an even more concerning scenario.

Using a variety of procedures, damp proofing professionals in Northallerton can quickly identify and remedy rising damp. A damp proofing cream can be injected into your wall if you have a somewhat older home with no damp proof membrane, or it is damaged over an extensive area. This entails drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals in your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork down to below ground level.

If the damp proof cream treatment is not suitable, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a brand new damp proof course may need to be put in. Although this is obviously a pretty extreme plan of action, it could be the only way to remedy your damp issues in an effective way.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another possible solution for smaller areas of membrane damage. Wood flooring, carpets or tiles will need to be lifted before any work can be done, because it's applied beneath your existing floor coverings. This is particularly efficacious in cellars as a part of the "tanking" procedure to create a room that's watertight. Your Northallerton damp proofing technician may recommend the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, added protection in those trouble spots.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a basement or below ground area is referred to as tanking. This has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, therefore any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the appropriate surfaces prepared properly before any work begins. When this coating has been put on, it should be permitted to dry out thoroughly before replastering the wall surfaces and decorating on top of it. You should always obtain more than one expert opinion on whether this is really the only remedy for your rising damp, because this is a highly disruptive job as it has to be applied to an entire 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 fairly efficacious. The fact that these gadgets just alleviate the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the main problem with the use of dehumidifiers. If you are suffering with damp in any part of your home in Northallerton, you should call on a certified damp proofing company for the best advice.


Family and friends should invariably be the first port of call when you are looking for recommendations and testimonials for local specialists. Before signing up to any damp proofing services, you should try to obtain at least three estimates from a variety of Northallerton companies. If you've got any doubts about any company you can ask to see evidence of professional memberships and qualifications.

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

If your Northallerton damp proofing providers are members of the PCA or DPA they'll be suitably qualified and have acquired the appropriate practical experience to offer a first class service for all your damp proofing problems. Such memberships also means that there are guarantees for any remedial work undertaken.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Northallerton and also in nearby places like: Leeming Bar, Scruton, Thornton-le-Moor, Danby Wiske, Brompton, Kirkby Fleetham, South Otterington, Knayton, Newsham, Romanby, Yafforth, Gatenby, Morton-on-Swale, Pickhill, together with these postcodes DL6 1HL, DL6 1DY, DL6 1BB, DL6 1QB, DL6 1DA, DL6 1JX, DL6 1HF, DL6 1RJ, DL6 1RU, DL6 1EN. Locally based Northallerton damp proofing specialist will most likely have the telephone code 01609 and the postcode DL6.

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In the North Yorkshire area you'll also discover: Earswick damp proof specialists, Langthorpe damp proof specialists, Ingleby Barwick damp proof specialists, Nawton damp proofers, Ormesby damp proofers, New Marske damp proofers, Escrick damp proofing, Carlton Miniott damp proof specialists, Acomb damp proof specialists, Copmanthorpe damp proof specialists, Lealholm damp proofing specialists, Gargrave damp proofing specialists, Dishforth damp proofers, Brompton damp proofing specialists, Hellifield damp proofers, Great Ayton damp proofing specialists, Cross Hills damp proofers, Masham damp proofing, Acomb damp proofers, Richmond damp proofing specialists, Huby damp proofers, East Ayton damp proofing, Bedale damp proofers, Grassington damp proof specialists, Acklam damp proofers, Farndon damp proof specialists, Seamer damp proofing specialists, Marske By the Sea damp proofing, Whixley damp proofing specialists, Kirkbymoorside damp proofing.

All throughout North Yorkshire you will be able to find damp proofers who'll offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find the ideal damp proof specialist in Northallerton itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.

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There is a variety of work that can be carried out by your local Northallerton damp proofing specialist including the treament of efflorescence in Northallerton, commercial tanking, invasive weed control, cavity wall tie replacement, wet rot treatments, cheap damp proofing, chemical DPC injection Northallerton, condensation treatments, damp proofing floors in Northallerton, industrial damp proofing in Northallerton, solving mould problems in Northallerton, mould treatment, damp proofing assessments, property surveys in Northallerton, damp surveys, damp treatments Northallerton, solutions for rising damp in Northallerton, damp proofing services, damp proofing brickwork in Northallerton, pressure grouting Northallerton, damp course installation, damp proof membrane installation, flood defence, leak detection in Northallerton, damp proofing a garage Northallerton, penetrating damp treatments, condensation solutions, woodworm treatments, and more.


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Also find: Gatenby damp proofing, Kirkby Fleetham damp proofing, Romanby damp proofing, Thornton-le-Moor damp proofing, Morton-on-Swale damp proofing, Leeming Bar damp proofing, Brompton damp proofing, Scruton damp proofing, Yafforth damp proofing, Knayton damp proofing, Pickhill damp proofing, Newsham damp proofing, South Otterington damp proofing, Danby Wiske damp proofing services and more.

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Some Northallerton roads and areas where damp proofing work has recently been carried out - Bailey Court, Jubilee Gardens, Cottage Close, Ashlands Close, Hutchinson Drive, Oak Grove, Standard Way, Upwell Road, Mount Road, Binks Close, Central Drive, Anchorage Lane, Beech Grove, Bankhead Road, Thurston Road, Borrowby Avenue, Winton Road, Weavers Green, Trinity Gardens, Elm Close, Ferguson Close, Ashlands Court, South View, Friarage Gardens, as well as the following local Northallerton postcodes: DL6 1HL, DL6 1DY, DL6 1BB, DL6 1QB, DL6 1DA, DL6 1JX, DL6 1HF, DL6 1RJ, DL6 1RU, DL6 1EN.

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