Damp Specialists Harrogate

Allerton Damp are experienced and trusted damp proofers working throughout Yorkshire. We have been working in Harrogate homes and properties for over 40 years, bringing our expert advice to thousands of families and businesses.

  • Damp quotes and surveys
  • Installation of long-lasting chemical damp proofing solutions
  • Cavity draining
  • Condensation control
  • Basement and cellar waterproofing

If you want solutions to damp, rot or condensation that work, get in touch today and one of our friendly customer service team members will be happy to help!

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Damp Proofing

Rising damp and penetrating damp can cause untold damage to any building. Whatever the extent of the problem, we offer a full complement of expert services to suit all needs and all property types. Therefore, you’ll be in safe hands with our damp proofing Harrogate specialists.

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Dry Rot

Dry rot poses a serious risk to your home and your safety. It inevitably leads to the weakening of any timber which it affects, causing eventual collapse. If you’ve discovered dry rot, you should have our experts take care of it quickly.

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Woodworm

Woodworm

Where your home is affected by woodworm, rely on our team of qualified technicians to cure the problem. Tackling a woodworm infestation quickly prevents expansion of the infestation and prevents further damage being caused.

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Property Surveys

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, or simply need to identify problems in it, our CSRT Surveyors will provide the expert advice that you need. Contact us about our no obligation surveys today.

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Damp Proofing

Rising damp and penetrating damp can cause untold damage to any building. Whatever the extent of the problem, we offer a full complement of expert services to suit all needs and all property types. Therefore, you’ll be in safe hands with our damp proofing Harrogate specialists.

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dry rot

Dry Rot

Dry rot poses a serious risk to your home and your safety. It inevitably leads to the weakening of any timber which it affects, causing eventual collapse. If you’ve discovered dry rot, you should have our experts take care of it quickly.

More on dry rot

Woodworm

Where your home is affected by woodworm, rely on our team of qualified technicians to cure the problem. Tackling a woodworm infestation quickly prevents expansion of the infestation and prevents further damage being caused.

More on woodworm

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Property Surveys

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, or simply need to identify problems in it, our CSRT Surveyors will provide the expert advice that you need. Contact us about our no obligation surveys today.

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Causes of Damp

Harrogate is a beautiful area of North Yorkshire with a rich history and, as a result, is the site of many older homes. Over time, the condition of homes and properties naturally deteriorate, which can lead to water ingress and damp. The most common causes of damp in Harrogate are:

  • The absence of a working damp course
  • High external ground levels
  • Leaking pipework
  • Missing roof tiles
  • Cracked mortar or brickwork

Without proper treatment, the water ingress can spread onto walls and into woodwork, causing a range of problems such as plaster spoiling, wood rot, and woodworm infestation.

Signs of Damp

Rising damp is common in Harrogate. Older homes commonly lack protection from rising damp which their modern counterparts have. This lack of protection means that water can rise from the ground through a process known as ‘capillary action’, pulling moisture into the internal structure of an affected wall.

Penetrating damp is another variety of damp that causes the same problems as rising damp to homes in Harrogate. Rather than water being drawn up from the ground, penetrating damp occurs when moisture makes its way through walls horizontally, as it does through an earth-retaining wall, for example.

The key signs of damp are:

  • Flaking or blistering plaster on your walls
  • Mould and black mould spots
  • Cracks in walls
  • Salt deposits on your walls

Damp Treatments we use

Allerton ALL DAMP DPC Gun
CHEMICAL DAMP PROOF COURSE

Our exclusive ALLDAMP chemical damp proof course is our most popular damp treatment in Harrogate as it can be used retrospectively and applied to older buildings. The damp solution adds a water-resistant layer to your properties structure and is guaranteed for 20 years when installed by us.

RENDER ADDITIVE

 A specially-formulated render additive which acts as a water inhibitor and plasticiser. When carrying out plastering inside homes, our staff use ALLDAMP Render Additive, turning their plasterwork into a damp proof barrier to future water ingress. 

ALLDAMP Render Additive is used in most Allerton repair projects. With this system, homeowners can redecorate and furnish with the confidence that damp will not return in future.

DAMP PROOFING MEMBRANE

Perfect for all projects, including waterproofing basements, the ALLDAMP damp proofing membrane creates a barrier and cavity between the existing brickwork and wall surface. The membrane can be plastered over and works to prevent future damp penetration.

FOUND DAMP?

Damp can cause serious damage to your property if left untreated. It gives rise to the growth of wet and dry rot as well as woodworm infestation, all of which can wreak havoc in the home.

If you see any signs of damp, get in touch with a damp proofing expert immediately. Damp and the defects that it causes can worsen in time, so the sooner you speak to a damp proofing specialist the sooner the problem can be addressed and the cheaper the repair will be.

Reviews

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Allerton were exceptional at keeping in touch with me from the first phone call, right through to the quality control visit after work was completed. All the team were friendly, professional and ensured the disruption to the rest of my home whilst works were ongoing were kept to a minimum. They cleaned the site daily and ensured we were happy with progress throughout the project. Pleasure to work with.

Rebecca T

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Allerton provided a highly professional service from start to finish and did a quality job. Their expert visited the property and explained the proposed solution to condensation in a clear way. The information provided on e-mail was clear and comprehensive with an efficient e-payment system.

Richy M

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Allerton’s carried out damp treatment work on our property. They were quick, efficient and tidy. Changes to our requirements were dealt with well and nothing was too much trouble. Indeed we appreciated the hassle free way we were dealt with, the fixed quote with no “hidden extras” or later additional costs that we weren’t expecting. A great service and good work.

David H

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Very professional and reliable company to deal with, after being let down by others not turning up, it was refreshing to deal with Allerton, from arriving to survey and quote through to the finished job. The team of two who carried out the work, were very professional, polite and friendly and did a great job of the work itself and cleaning up afterwards.

Jane H

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Me and my partner cannot recommend Allerton enough. From day 1 they were professional and the level of communication from the start of the job to the final day was exceptional. Constant messages asking questions and for reassurance. A great Company for all damp proofing works but also for the additional works as well, like plastering, boarding, electrics etc.

Greg M

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Excellent service all round! We had damp proofing and a new floor installed. The communication via email beforehand was very useful. Also, the team arrived on time every day and got the job done with great results. I would recommend! Thanks again

Angela P

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Our Process

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SURVEY

An experienced and professional Allerton Surveyor will visit your home to see the problem and discuss your needs

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REPORT

Your Surveyor will provide a clear, plain English report to you describing the problem, showing what we propose to do about it and telling you what it’ll cost

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YOUR PROJECT

Your project is handed over to our knowledgeable Project Management Team who’ll hold your hand from the start to the finish of the work

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AFTERCARE

Our service doesn’t end when our damp solution Technicians have left. We issue a 20 Year Guarantee with our qualifying work!

WHICH? TRUSTED TRADERS

Everyone’s seen the Which? mark on their favourite consumer products, but now Which? is applying its expertise in product testing and rating to recommend outstanding tradesmen.

We invited Which? to assess our working practices and our standards of customer service. As part of the Which? assessment process, we had to pass a series of rigorous tests conducted by trading standards experts. We are proud to say that we passed our assessment with flying colours and so we became Which? Trusted Traders.

As a Which? Trusted Trader, you can expect the highest standards of service and customer care from us. To see what our customers say about us, please visit our testimonials page.

Contact Us To Book A Survey

Whatever your needs, a member of our Customer Care Team will be happy to hear from you. They are trained in all areas of our work from damp proofing to cellar conversions and will aim to help you as far as possible at the initial stage. They’re friendly, approachable and they always have time to discuss your property needs.

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With local knowledge and (just as importantly) local people on our team, there’s a reason we’re the popular choice…

OUR HARROGATE OFFICE

Copthall Bridge House,
Station Bridge,
Harrogate
HG1 1SP

01423 275 337

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs

How much does damp proofing cost?

The cost of damp proofing will vary depending on the size of your project, damp issues and treatment required. 

For the most accurate price get in touch today. We’ll have a damp expert survey your property and provide a comprehensive quote.

How long does damp proofing take?

Damp proofing takes varying amounts of time depending on the size of your property. A small project can take anywhere from 2-5 days to complete. For the most accurate project timeline, have an expert survey the property and provide you with an accurate timeframe.

How often should damp proofing be done?

When fitted by expert damp proof specialists, most damp proof courses should last around 20 years.

Why Choose us?

40

Years In business

30,000

Satisfied customers

5

Star rated

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