Damp Proofing Shipley

Shipley Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Shipley West Yorkshire (BD17): Having problems with damp in your house in Shipley can result in dangerous structural and health problems, as well as looking unappealing. Costing thousands of pounds to repair if not dealt with quickly, more serious issues can easily be concealed under patches of damp, flaking paint and peeling wallpaper. It's usually cheaper in the long term to contact a professional Shipley damp proofing specialist to check your house, and offer an extensive damp proofing remedy for your property.

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Basically, in terms of damp in the home there are three main problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next article describes the sources of such damp problems in Shipley, and the various techniques for avoiding and solving them.


Things like cracks in brickwork, loose or broken roof tiles, damaged guttering and cavity wall problems are external factors that can lead to penetrating damp. From within, damaged shower trays, leaky or burst pipes and overflowing baths or basins, can trigger penetrating damp. If left to carry on leaking these issues allow water to seep into the woodwork and walls, which with time result in dark damp patches on walls, peeling paintwork and blistered or broken plaster.

Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you've got a leaking roof which is neglected for a while. Whilst it is lucky that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need a roof replacement if the timbers of your roof become structurally unsound. If a black fungus appears on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you could have an issue with wet rot.

The means of prevention can be quite basic, for instance inspecting pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks and repointing brickwork. A competent damp proofer in Shipley will check these areas in order to help avoid any future problems, as an integral part of fixing your dampness issues.


Condensation Damp Shipley UK (01274)

Very easy to identify and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Shipley homes, condensation is incredibly common. When warm, moist air comes into contact with colder surfaces (such as windows), minute droplets of water immediately appear. It's a problem because of inadequate ventilation in places where high humidity is present, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms.

To avoid condensation issues, basic solutions include making sure you have enough ventilation in the affected areas, and wiping up any water droplets whenever they appear. This may require the installation or upgrade of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans to help redirect the humid air to the outside of the building.

The best way to find out the main things that contribute to the problem, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey carried out by a professional Shipley damp proofing company. In some cases damp air can be drawn in from outside, plainly making matters even worse. The most effective way to successfully control condensation is to regulate airflow properly, and your local Shipley damp proofing technician will offer advice and guidance on how this can best be accomplished.

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A damp proof course has been fitted as standard on homes built in the United Kingdom since 1875. You may not have a damp proof course installed on your property in Shipley if it was built earlier than this. If your house was built after this year, but you're still suffering with rising damp, it may be that the damp proof membrane or course has been compromised.

It can be rather difficult to identify rising damp, nevertheless some giveaway signs are; white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or forming on walls, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and tide marks on walls. Although the existence of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp.

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Merely checking your exterior walls to spot if you've got a damp course can be the first step towards fixing your problems with rising damp. It should be 150mm (around 6") above ground level for adequate protection. If this isn't the situation you can dig away the ground to create this space, or if this is not possible, you can install a damp proof membrane (DPM) higher up.

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

Damp proofing experts in Shipley can swiftly identify and remedy rising damp issues using a range of methods. Older properties which either have no damp proof membrane, or have a compromised one which is damaged over a significant area, can be treated with a damp proof injection cream such as Dryzone. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the mortar joint, and before the cream cures it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is repellent to water.

In instances where damp proofing cream injection isn't an appropriate solution, or when the membrane is severely damaged, putting in a complete new damp proof course could be neccessary. While this sort of repair work is a pretty extreme way to solve rising damp issues, it might be your only real solution at the end of the day.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another possible remedy for minimal areas of damage. As this will be applied beneath any floor coverings, tiles, carpeting and laminate flooring will need to be lifted and put aside before this process can commence. Also used as a part of the "tanking" process to create a waterproof room, this is a particularly efficacious treatment in cellars. For further protection in those problem areas, your Shipley damp proof technician may suggest the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has completely dried out.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a cellar or part below ground area, is the process of coating exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. Because this waterproof coating has to be applied on the bare surface of floors and walls, all plaster and wall covering must be removed before any work can begin, and all surfaces correctly prepared. Once this paint has been applied, it must be allowed to dry out completely before replastering and decorating over the top of it. You must invariably obtain more than one specialist opinion about whether this is the only solution to your rising damp problems, because this is a highly disruptive process because it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building.


Dehumidifiers are an effective way of reducing the moisture content in the air, so for problems with condensation they can help. The fact that they just cover up the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the main drawback with dehumidifier use. A reliable damp proofing company in Shipley will be ready to offer advice on the best solution if you are experiencing dampness in any part of your home.


Neighbours and friends should always be the first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations for local specialists. When possible you should try to acquire at least 2 or 3 different quotations from a variety of companies, and before hiring any particular damp proof services, you should ask to look at professional membership certificates and accreditations, as proof of their trustworthiness.

Professional Shipley damp proofing companies ought to be signed up members of either the PCA (Property Care Association) or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association), or have accreditations from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments.

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

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Damp proofing services are available in in Shipley and also in nearby places like: Wrose, Eldwick, Windhill, Five Lane Ends, Idle Moor, Esholt, Baildon, Charlestown, Harden, Cottingley, Thackley, Bolton Outlanes, Yeadon, Manningham, Apperley Bridge, Heaton, together with these postcodes BD10 0AN, BD18 1HP, BD17 7AJ, BD17 7DT, BD18 1BZ, BD18 1DX, BD10 8UR, BD10 8WD, BD18 1DN, BD18 1HB. Local Shipley damp proofing specialist will likely have the telephone dialling code 01274 and the postcode BD17.

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Households in Tentercroft, Alma Grove, Somerset Avenue, Barnsley Beck Grove, Summerfield Drive, Briar Wood, Brantcliffe Drive, Briar Rhydding, Tennis Way, Branksome Drive, Summerfield Grove, South Edge, Booth Street, Constance Street, Croft Street, Brow Foot, Dewhirst Close, South Grove, Amyroyce Drive, Birklands Road, Bankfield Grove, Thompson Green, Baker Street, Crowtree Close, Daisy Place, Thirlmere Grove, Aireville Drive, Bargrange Avenue, Bankfield Avenue, Dale Garth, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also undertaken in these local Shipley postcodes: BD10 0AN, BD18 1HP, BD17 7AJ, BD17 7DT, BD18 1BZ, BD18 1DX, BD10 8UR, BD10 8WD, BD18 1DN, BD18 1HB.

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(This damp proofing Shipley information was checked and updated on 19-05-2022)