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Damp Proofing Wakefield West Yorkshire (WF1): Having problems with damp in your home in Wakefield can cause severe health and structural issues, as well as looking unsightly. Costing thousands of pounds to repair if not dealt with promptly, more serious issues are often hidden beneath patches of damp, peeling wallpaper and flaking paintwork. If you've got a problem such as this there is not much that you can do to solve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to get in touch with an established Wakefield damp proofing specialist to carry out an evaluation and come up with possible solutions.

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Basically, when it comes to damp within the home there are 3 fundamental problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you will find info on what might cause damp problems in your home or business premises in Wakefield, and precisely how you can set about fixing them.


Typical external factors that can lead to penetrating damp include: loose or cracked roof tiles, cracks in brickwork, defective guttering and cavity wall problems. Inside your Wakefield property, it can result from cracked shower trays, overflowing bathtubs or sinks and leaking or burst pipes. If left unchecked, dark damp patches on walls, peeling or bubbling paintwork and broken or blistered plaster, will be the visible upshot of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof which is been neglected over a long period of time. Though it doesn't spread into your brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally unsound, and in the worst case scenario you could even need to replace the whole roof - very costly! An unfamiliar musty odour, a "spongy" feel to your rafters and indications of black fungus, could all suggest the existence of wet rot.

The means of prevention can be fairly basic, for instance cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks, inspecting pipes for leaks and repointing brickwork. As part of a complete damp proofing program, your local Wakefield damp proofing specialist will check all of these areas.


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Super easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Wakefield homes, condensation is very common. Tiny droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when warm, humid air comes into contact with them. It often arises because of poor ventilation in areas where there is high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Wiping away any droplets of water that appear, and making certain that there is sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, are amongst the most basic solutions to such issues. Redirecting moisture laden air outside of your property in Wakefield, by upgrading or installing air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods, will help you to eliminate this problem.

The most effective way to establish the main circumstances that give rise to the problem, is to have a detailed damp proofing survey done by a trustworthy Wakefield damp proofing company. Occasionally damp air can be drawn in from outside, simply making matters even worse. To successfully control condensation problems, airflow needs to be properly regulated. A professional Wakefield damp proofing specialist will be more than happy to offer solutions and advice in connection with this.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses built in the United Kingdom. If your home was built before this period it's perfectly possible you might not have this installed. If your home was built after this year, but you're still experiencing rising damp issues, it might be that your damp proof membrane or course has been impaired.

If you think that you might have rising damp in your home, rotten or crumbling skirtings, tide marks on walls and white powdery deposits being discovered on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, are good indications that you may be correct. It is possible that you may have a rising damp issue if you have spotted one or more of these.

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Remedying rising damp problems can be as straightforward as checking your property's external walls and seeing if you can spot a damp proof course. To be sure of a satisfactory measure of protection the damp proof membrane needs to be above ground level by a minimum of 150 millimetres. If you discover that this gap doesn't exist, you can dig away the earth to increase it, or if this approach isn't plausible, a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed.

If this isn't the problem and your damp proof membrane is installed and in order, there could be more problematic issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground, up through your floor, and into the walls of your property.

Wakefield damp proofing specialists will swiftly be able to establish the explanation for your rising damp, and using a range of techniques will quickly eliminate the problem. If you have an older home with no damp proof course or one that's damaged over an extensive area, a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your walls. This calls for the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals into your wall's mortar joint and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the gaps behind the brickwork.

If the deterioration of the membrane is too extensive, or if damp proofing injection cream isn't an appropriate solution, you may need to install a brand new damp proof course. Although this is naturally a pretty extreme approach, it may be the only method to solve your damp problems effectively.

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For less severe areas of membrane damage, another potential option would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. Carpets, wood flooring or tiles must be lifted prior to work being undertaken, because it's applied under your floor coverings. In cellar areas this is a particularly efficacious treatment, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" procedure that's used to make spaces watertight. For further protection in those trouble spots, your Wakefield damp proof specialist may suggest a layer of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has has dried out completely.

Tanking: In cellars, basements and below ground areas of a house, "tanking" is a process where exposed surfaces are painted with a waterproof coating. This has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors, and so all plaster and wall covering must be removed and the surfaces correctly prepared before work commences. When this paint has been put on and is dry, it's then the time to replaster and decorate on top of it. This is a really disruptive job since it must be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building, and it's wise to obtain more than one expert's opinion about whether this is the only resolution to your damp problems.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way of reducing the moisture content in the air, so for condensation issues they can help quite a bit. The main drawback with the use of dehumidifiers in seeking to stop damp is that they primarily mask the cause of the damp, not cure it. If you are suffering with damp or mould in any area of your home in Wakefield, you should get hold of a professional damp proofing company for the best advice.


Friends and relations should invariably be the first port of call when you're trying to get recommendations for local professionals. Before hiring any damp proofing services, always see if you can get at least three estimates from different Wakefield companies. If you have any doubts about any particular damp proofing company you can ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships.

Keep an eye out for contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) professional qualifications, or local companies who are signed up members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the Damp Proofing Association.

You can be sure that your damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has the necessary working experience to offer a top notch damp proofing service, if they've got membership of the PCA or DPA. Furthermore, it offers a guarantee over any work completed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Wakefield and also in: Flanshaw, Sandal, Thornes, Outwood, Alverthorpe, Kirkhamgate, Newton Hill, Carr Gate, Lupset, Agbrigg, Horbury Bridge, Wrenthorpe, East Moor, South Ossett, Walton, Durkar, together with these postcodes WF1 1US, WF1 1SA, WF1 2AD, WF1 1AH, WF1 1EH, WF1 1DX, WF1 1QN, WF1 1PN, WF1 1DS, WF1 1XQ. Local Wakefield damp proofing specialist will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01924 and the postcode WF1.

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All throughout West Yorkshire you will be able to find damp proof specialists who'll offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find a suitable damp proofing specialist in Wakefield itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be carried out by your local Wakefield damp proof specialist including property surveys, mould treatment Wakefield, landlord damp proofing services, dampcourse installation in Wakefield, timber preservation, damp proofing in lofts in Wakefield, domestic damp proofing, vapour barrier installation Wakefield, dry rot treatment, condensation treatment, leak detection in Wakefield, pressure grouting, solutions for black mould, commercial tanking, damp proofing brickwork, damp control, damp proofing a garage Wakefield, penetrating damp treatments Wakefield, damp proofing internal walls in Wakefield, basement tanking, structural waterproofing, damp proofing a basement, flood defence, damp proofing services in Wakefield, efflorescence treatments, invasive weed control Wakefield, chemical DPC injection, rising damp advice Wakefield, and more.


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Households in Clough Gate, Bowman Street, Ashton Court, Coxley View, Beech Croft, Acute Terrace, Durkar Fields, Cliff Court, Amblers Bungalows, St James's Court, Springbank Mews, Station Road, Albion Court, Stoney Bank, Cross Park Street, Stonecroft, Billingham Close, Sandal Grange Gardens, Smirthwaite Street, The Beeches, Canal Lane, Swallow Garth, Squirrels Drey, Stanley Lane, Broad Cut, Danella Crescent, St Swithins Court, Sycamore Avenue, Charles Avenue, have needed damp proofing just recently. Waterproofing work also done in the following local Wakefield postcodes: WF1 1US, WF1 1SA, WF1 2AD, WF1 1AH, WF1 1EH, WF1 1DX, WF1 1QN, WF1 1PN, WF1 1DS, WF1 1XQ.

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