Damp Control Specialists

Damp control is the method of preventing and tackling the effects of damp in the home. Not only can damp cause damage to your home, it can affect the health and wellbeing of those living in it.

Damp control is an essential part of general building maintenance that involves protecting a property from the effects of damp. Damp can enter the home in many forms, some of which you will have heard of such as rising/penetrating damp or condensation. At Allerton Damp, we understand the importance of proper damp control and offer a range of products and services to help property owners protect their homes and those living in them.

Varieties of

In essence, there are three main types of damp which homeowners need to be mindful of; these are set out below. Now more than ever, it’s important that everyone is vigilant to the signs of damp. Not only does damp present a risk to our homes, it can affect the health and wellbeing of those living in them. We hope that you find the information below useful and a rough guide to help you spot damp in your home.


This is a type of damp that occurs when water from the ground travels up through the walls of a property by capillary action. This is a natural process that occurs in all buildings to some extent, but it can become problematic when it makes its way into home and begins to affect internal wall surfaces.

When moisture affects a home in this way, there are telltale signs, such as:

  1. Salting or blown plasterwork
  2. Visible stains appearing close to the ground level
  3. A visible tide mark which rises from the ground to a height of around 1.5m

Damp affecting the wall of a residential property


Often symptomatic of a building defect, this type of damp enters a home from any source, other than from the ground. In this case, moisture penetrates a home laterally, rather than by rising, though its effects on the home are somewhat the same.

Some of the most common signs of this type of damp are:

  1. Stains and salt contamination on walls and/or ceilings
  2. Blistering or crumbling plasterwork
  3. Peeling paint or wallpaper

Damp penetrating through a wall


This problem forms in property in a very different way to either of the above. It can be caused by many different factors, but the three main contributors are:

  1. A lack of suitable ventilation
  2. Rooms which are unheated or under heated
  3. An absence of sufficient insulation in the home

Condensation is the most common damp problem and often occurs at the same time as other forms of damp.

Damp Control Services

Our team of experts are specialists in damp control. Our Surveyors identify the extent of any existing problems and determine to what extent repairs are required.

Once this has been established, a remedy for the problem will be designed. Our qualified technicians will apply our specialist treatments to affected areas, repairing the damage and preventing the return of the problem.

Walls which are affected by damp will often be treated with ALLDAMP Render Additive to ensure a lasting resolution.

Damp Prevention

You might wonder why the repair of damage caused by damp goes hand-in-hand with the prevention of its return. Well, the answer is simple; it is cost effective to install preventative measures at the same time as making good the affected areas. Doing so will ensure that any future attempts to decorate these areas aren’t ruined by the return of damp.

More than ever, it is important to prevent damp from affecting a home. It is widely accepted that the occupants of a home which is affected by damp can suffer health problems as a result of its presence. Allerton Damp provides damp proofing services to prevent moisture from becoming problematic in the home.

Technicians applying a damp membrane

The Allerton Difference

At Allerton, our expert Surveyors are leaders in the field of the diagnosis of damp and water ingress. As part of our service, our Surveyors will recommend:

  1. The appropriate treatment required to repair the effects of damp and prevent its return, using our exclusive ALLDAMP range of products
  2. The amount of repairs required (if any)
  3. The works required to fix the source of water which has led to the decay or infestation

Once our Surveyor has prepared their report, our Technicians will carry out the repair works to the highest possible standard.

With more than 40 years experience in the trade, what we don’t know about damp isn’t worth knowing! Having the right knowledge is essential, but the way in which we share our expertise with our customers in what makes us different from our competition.

Firstly, our Surveyors are rewarded for good customer service; as such, you can guarantee that when we inspect your home, we provide our analysis as an expert, with outstanding service at the forefront of our minds.

Secondly, we ensure that we always have the capacity to react to our customer’s problems quickly, especially emergency works. When damp is found, reacting quickly is important as it can pose a risk to your health as well as your home. If you’ve found any evidence of damp in your home, don’t hesitate and contact us today for a fast and lasting remedy.


Are chemicals used in repairing damp?

The process of eliminating damp from the home can necessitate the use of specialist substances. However, we only use products from our exclusive ALLDAMP range which meet the required industry standards and are approved for use in homes. These products are tried and tested rigourously to ensure that they provide a safe and lasting solution.

I’ve found damp in my home, can I ignore it?

It is never advisable to ignore damp. Left unchecked, damp can cause lasting damage to a home and can cause other issues to develop such as dry rot or woodworm.

The presence of damp in the home can aggravate pre-existing health problems, which can be particularly dangerous for children, the elderly or vulnerable adults.

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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 repairs 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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