Damp Proofing Ripon

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Damp Proofing Ripon North Yorkshire (HG4): Having problems with damp in your property in Ripon can lead to major health and structural issues, as well as looking unsightly. Costing thousands to fix if not resolved immediately, more extreme issues can often be concealed under flaking paintwork, peeling wallpaper and damp patches. If you believe you might have such issues you should call on a competent Ripon damp proofing company to assess your property, and suggest the most beneficial damp proofing treatment for your house.

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Essentially, with regards to damp in the home there are three primary problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find information about what could be causing damp issues in your home in Ripon, and exactly how you can go about rectifying them.


Penetrating damp in your home can be the result of numerous external factors for example: cavity wall issues, defective guttering, broken roof tiles and cracks in brickwork. From within, overflowing sinks or baths, damaged shower trays and burst or leaky pipes, can cause penetrating damp. If left unresolved, broken or blistering plaster, peeling paintwork and dark damp patches on walls, will be the visible outcome of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

Wet rot can occur in your roof timbers if you have a leaky roof that's neglected over a long period of time. While it's lucky that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case scenario, you may need to get a new roof (very expensive!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. An unfamiliar musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and signs of black fungus growth, could all indicate the existence of wet rot.

Simple actions like inspecting pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks and repointing brickwork, will be the basic preventative maintenance measures. If you use the expert services of a competent Ripon damp proofing provider, they'll check all these elements as a part of your overall damp proofing program.


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Condensation is super easy to identify and is a common form of damp within many buildings in Ripon. When warm, moist air comes into contact with cooler surfaces, minute droplets of water quickly appear. In areas where high humidity is present, such as: bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens, it's often caused because of inadequate ventilation.

To stop condensation problems, basic solutions include making sure there is enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping up any droplets as they arise. This may involve the installation or upgrading of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans to help remove the damp air to the outside of your property.

There could possibly be issues with drawing in damp air from the outside, and by performing a detailed damp proofing survey a specialist in Ripon will be able to find factors that bring about the problem. An effective way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow correctly, and your local Ripon damp proofing technician will be able to give you advice and guidance on how this can be achieved.

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Houses built since 1875 in the UK have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. You might not have a damp proof course on your house in Ripon if it was constructed prior to this period. If you're suffering with rising damp in a property built after this period it may be that your damp proof membrane or course has been somehow or other.

Although tricky to distinguish, white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway signs of rising damp. If you notice or think you might have any of these signs, it's possible you have a problem with rising damp.

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Merely checking your property's exterior walls to find out if you have a DPM can be one step towards eliminating your rising damp problems. It ought to be 150mm (approximately six inches) above the level of the ground for satisfactory protection. If this is not the case you might be able to dig the ground away to create this gap, or if this isn't feasible, you could put in a damp proof membrane higher up.

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

Using a variety of procedures, damp proofing professionals in Ripon will swiftly identify and solve rising damp issues. Older properties which either don't have a damp proof course, or have one that's damaged over a considerable area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream such as Dryzone. This calls for the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals into your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill the gaps behind the brickwork.

In situations where damp proofing cream isn't a satisfactory treatment, or when your DPM is too seriously damaged, putting in a complete new damp proof course may be neccessary. This is the most extreme of repair works, but it might be the only resolution to your rising damp.

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For less severe areas of damp course damage, another potential remedy could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion paint. Since this is going to be applied under any existing floor coverings, carpets, laminate flooring and tiles will need to be lifted and put aside before this operation can commence. This is particularly efficacious in basements as part of the tanking procedure to create a watertight room. For added protection in these trouble spots, your Ripon damp proofing specialist may suggest the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely.

Tanking: Tanking an area, like a basement or cellar, is the process of coating any exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. As this coating must be applied on the base surfaces of floors and walls, all plaster and wall coverings must be removed before any work can commence, and all surfaces prepared properly. Once this coating has been applied, it should be allowed to dry out thoroughly before replastering and decorating on top of it. You must always get more than one expert opinion about whether this really is the only solution to your rising damp, as this is a highly disruptive process because it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air, so for issues with condensation they can help quite a bit. Owing to the fact that dehumidifiers merely hide the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are issues with this option. An experienced damp proofing company in Ripon will be happy to advise on the best solution if you are suffering from dampness in any part of your house.


The most reliable recommendations for local professionals when it comes to home improvements are normally friends and family. Where possible you should try to obtain at least 2 or 3 different quotes from a variety of companies, and before signing up to any specific damp proofing providers, you should ask to see professional membership certificates and accreditations, as proof of their credibility.

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

Membership of the PCA or DPA guarantees your chosen damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to perform a first class damp proof service. Additionally, it offers a guarantee over any remedial work undertaken by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Ripon and also nearby in: Studley Roger, Skelton on Ure, Quarry Moor, Copt Hewick, Clotherholme, Melmerby, North Lees, Hutton Conyers, Sharow, North Stainley, Littlethorpe, Bishopton, together with these postcodes HG4 1QR, HG4 1DB, HG4 1DX, HG4 1EG, HG4 1PQ, HG4 1NU, HG4 1HL, HG4 1DP, HG4 1EU, HG4 1PZ. Local Ripon damp proofing specialist will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01765 and the postcode HG4.

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Throughout North Yorkshire you will be able to find damp proof specialists who will offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you're unable to find a satisfactory damp proof specialist in Ripon itself then you should be able to find one close by.

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There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Ripon damp proof specialist including damp proofing concrete floors in Ripon, dampproofing surveys, commercial tanking Ripon, the treament of efflorescence, damp proofing services, invasive weed control Ripon, cellar tanking, rising damp solutions Ripon, pressure grouting Ripon, wet rot treatment Ripon, rendering repairs, damp proofing assessments Ripon, damp treatments in Ripon, property surveys, solving condensation problems in Ripon, commercial damp proofing, treatments for black mould, leak detection in Ripon, dry rot treatment, solving mould problems, vapour barrier installation, damp proofing cream treatments, plaster replacement, residential damp proofing, structural waterproofing, mould treatment, damp proof membrane installation, flood defence in Ripon, and more.


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Also find: Studley Roger damp proofing, Sharow damp proofing, Hutton Conyers damp proofing, Littlethorpe damp proofing, Clotherholme damp proofing, Quarry Moor damp proofing, Skelton on Ure damp proofing, North Stainley damp proofing, Melmerby damp proofing, Copt Hewick damp proofing, North Lees damp proofing, Bishopton damp proofing services and more.

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People living in the following roads and areas have just recently requested damp proofing - Campbell Avenue, Mallorie Park Drive, West Lane, Old Park Mews, Dallamires Way North, Mallorie Court, Grosvenor Park, Meadow Avenue, Kangel Close, Fordgreen, Willow Walk, Doublegates Green, Napier Road, Whitcliffe Drive, Thirlway Drive, Barefoot Street, Skellbank, Princess Road, Doublegates Close, Station Close, Hillshaw Parkway, Kirkby Avenue, Low Street, Bondgate Green, Hell Wath Lane, Doublegates Walk, Skelldale View, Nicholson Avenue, as well as these Ripon area postcodes: HG4 1QR, HG4 1DB, HG4 1DX, HG4 1EG, HG4 1PQ, HG4 1NU, HG4 1HL, HG4 1DP, HG4 1EU, HG4 1PZ.

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