Damp Proofing Skipton

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Damp Proofing Skipton North Yorkshire (BD23): Having problems with damp in your property in Skipton can result in serious health and structural issues, as well as looking unappealing. If not cured swiftly, the more serious problems can cost thousands to repair, and may be hard to spot beneath peeling wallpaper and damp patches. If you have a problem such as this there's not much that you can do yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to call on an experienced Skipton damp proofing specialist to do a thorough inspection and come up with solutions.

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Essentially, when considering damp within the home there are three principal problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 primary forms of damp are discussed in greater detail in the following paragraphs, along with tips on prevention and resolution, in case you discover them in your property in Skipton.


Things like cavity wall problems, broken or loose roof tiles, damaged guttering and cracks in brickwork are typical external factors of penetrating damp. Inside a home, leaking or burst pipes, overflowing bathtubs or basins and cracked shower trays, can trigger penetrating damp. If water continues to soak into the woodwork and walls, the obvious signs in time are going to be damp dark patches on walls, peeling paintwork and broken or blistering plaster.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof that is neglected for quite some time. Even though it can't spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally compromised, and in the worst case scenario you may even need to replace the entire roof - extremely costly! If a black fungus appears on any woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you could have an issue with wet rot.

You need not panic however, because to prevent these problems from happening, a few basic steps like repointing brickwork, cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks and examining pipes for leaks should aleviate such issues. A certified damp proofer in Skipton will check all these areas to help prevent any future problems, as part of solving your damp issues.


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Very easy to spot and the cause of damp in a lot of Skipton homes, condensation is very common. When colder surfaces make contact with warm, humid air, minute droplets of water appear on those surfaces. Inadequate ventilation in places with a high level of humidity, such as in kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, is the most common reason behind condensation.

Wiping up any droplets of water that form, and ensuring that there is sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, are among the most basic answers to such issues. This may involve the upgrading or installation of extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods to help remove the humid air to the outside of your house.

There may be issues with drawing in damp air from outside, and by carrying out an in-depth damp proof survey an expert in Skipton will be able to find things that bring about the situation. Airflow needs to be regulated properly to successfully minimise condensation problems, and a reliable damp proofing technician will offer advice and solutions on this subject.

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A damp proof course has been compulsory on houses built in the United Kingdom since 1875. It's perfectly possible that you may not have one fitted if your property in Skipton was built before this time. It's possible that your damp proof course or membrane might have been damaged if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a house built after this year.

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

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Just checking your home's exterior walls to spot if you've got a DPM can be one step towards managing your rising damp problems. To be certain of a satisfactory degree of protection the damp proof course should be above ground level by at least 150mm. You could dig the surrounding ground away to create this gap if it's currently not enough, or you could install a damp proof course higher up if the former is not feasible.

If your damp proof membrane (DPM) is correct and the gap is not the cause of the problem, moisture might be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a more challenging issue.

Skipton damp proofing technicians will quickly be able to establish the causes of your rising damp issues, and employing a range of techniques will quickly solve the problem. If you have a somewhat older house with no damp proof course or one that is damaged over a significant area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone or Permaguard) can be injected into your walls. This entails drilling holes at intervals along the wall's mortar course and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the damp proof cream is not suitable, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a new damp proof course might need to be installed. Though this is of course a fairly drastic course of action, it may be the only way to remedy your damp problems in an effective way.

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For minimal areas of damp course damage, yet another potential option could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Because this is going to be applied beneath any floor coverings, wooden flooring, carpeting and tiles will need to be lifted and removed before this process can begin. Also used as part of the tanking procedure to make a space watertight, this is a particularly effective treatment in cellar areas. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, your Skipton damp proofing technician may advise laying building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: Tanking an area, such as a basement or part below ground space, is a process of coating any exposed surfaces in a watertight paint. This has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, and so all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the pertinent surfaces prepared properly before the commencement of any work. You can replaster the walls and decorate over it, as soon as the paint has completely dried out. You must invariably get more than one expert's opinion about whether this is the only solution to your damp problems, since this is a really disruptive job because it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property.


To help with condensation problems, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are quite effective. The fact that they simply mask the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the major issue with dehumidifier use. To obtain the most reliable advice if you are suffering from damp in any part of your house, you should contact a certified damp proofing specialist in Skipton.


The best recommendations for local specialists with regards to home improvement projects are usually friends and neighbours. Before signing up to any damp proofing services, you should see if you can get at least 3 or 4 quotes from a variety of Skipton companies. If you're in any doubt about any particular company you should ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and qualifications.

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

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees your preferred damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has acquired the necessary experience to carry out a high quality damp proofing service. Such professional memberships also means there are guarantees for any remedial work carried out.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Skipton and also nearby in: Thorlby, Cross Hills, Stirton, Cononley, Gargrave, Carleton, Thornton-in-Craven, Low Snaygill, Kildwick, Earby, Embsay, Eastby, Lothersdale, Bradley, High Bradley, Broughton, as well as in these postcodes BD23 1HL, BD23 1HJ, BD23 1PF, BD23 1JT, BD23 1JQ, BD23 1BD, BD23 1JG, BD23 1AX, BD23 1JY, BD23 1QL. Local Skipton damp proofing specialist will most likely have the dialling code 01756 and the postcode BD23.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Skipton damp proof specialist including damp proofing floors, cementitious tanking, woodworm treatment, invasive weed control in Skipton, domestic damp proofing in Skipton, timber preservation, black mould prevention, timber treatment, chemical DPC injection, cavity wall tie replacement, commercial tanking in Skipton, damp proofing walls, the treament of efflorescence, damp control in Skipton, flood defence, solving mould problems in Skipton, condensation treatments in Skipton, damp proofing assessments Skipton, vapour barrier installation, cellar damp proofing, mould treatment, solutions for rising damp Skipton, wet rot treatments, solutions for penetrating damp, japanese knotweed control in Skipton, commercial damp proofing, plaster replacement, wood rot treatments Skipton, and lots more.


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Households in Salisbury Street, Bunkers Hill, Milton Street, Court Lane, Hall Croft, Cawder Road, The Drive, Prospect Place, Tarn Moor Crescent, Clifford Street, Airedale Avenue, Duckett Street, Eller Mews, Airedale Mews, Albert Terrace, Counting House Mews, Ashfield Crescent, Wharfedale Close, Park Wood Drive, Raikeswood Road, St Johns Court, Jubilee Close, Rockwood Close, Queen's Street, Caroline Square, Devonshire Place, Simbach Close, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also undertaken in these Skipton area postcodes: BD23 1HL, BD23 1HJ, BD23 1PF, BD23 1JT, BD23 1JQ, BD23 1BD, BD23 1JG, BD23 1AX, BD23 1JY, BD23 1QL.

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