Unit 1, Ashbrooke Park,
Sherburn in Elmet,
Our team of highly-trained CSRT Surveyors and PCAQ Technicians are experts in identifying the cause of damp in homes and carrying out the necessary repairs to ensure a lasting solution to the problem.
When damp is discovered, it pays to act fast. If left untreated, any source of damp can cause considerable damage to a home such as the ruin of timber flooring or internal decoration. Getting in touch with us now will help you to protect your home from further damage.
Here at Allerton Damp we offer our damp proofing services to homes across Yorkshire. Founded in 1983, we have over 40 years’ experience behind us to ensure your home gets treated by the best in the field. We offer a wide range of services, including:
Damp in your house can be extremely dangerous for your home and your health. Problems to your home can vary from anything to décor damage, such as peeling wallpaper, or even damage to the structural integrity of your property. In terms of your health, it severely increases your chances of developing respiratory problems such as allergies or asthma.
As dampness ultimately leads to mould, your immune system will be weakened and your likeliness of catching other illnesses is much higher. We offer a water-tight way to protect your property.
The most common of the two varieties that can affect your home and commercial properties is rising damp. This is a process where water rises by travelling upwards through ‘capillary action’ into your buildings brickwork (or other materials).
Any damage, such as holes, draw up water due to the changes in pressure, leading to it spreading outwards once the moisture has intruded the wall from the ground. This type of damp can damage any surface including walls or floors.
Paintwork peeling and wallpaper wrinkling are classic signs of rising damp. If you spot these, it’s time to call in the experts for a free damp proofing survey or quotation. Our specialists at have a high level of experience behind them and will be able to get to the source of your rising damp issue. They will then recommend the best way to treat it, making sure your home is healthy again.
Penetrating damp is a key problem for areas with walls surrounded by earth, such as cellars and basements. It occurs because the whole wall is in contact with moisture, as opposed to rising damp which focuses on the base of the wall.
Water penetrates through the surface via ‘capillary action’ completely soaking into the wall. Penetrating damp can also be caused by broken guttering, cracked render, or damaged window sills. The penetration creates a cold environment where mould often grows.
This type of damp makes it extremely difficult to keep your home warm, as well as also causing respiratory problems if people commonly use the room. If you want to create a useable basement or cellar space, it’s vital you undergo basement tanking or damp proofing.
How much does damp proofing cost?
Damp proofing work varies considerably in price, which is why it is always sensible to have an expert inspect the areas in need of treatment first. We will always provide a full quotation or estimate to you prior to carrying out any project. Additionally, our staff are always happy to discuss the range of options available to you as, more often than not, there is more than one solution to any damp problem. Find out more about damp proofing costs here.
How long does damp proofing take?
This depends on the size of the project, but generally, if a project is reasonably small, it might be possible to complete within 2-5 working days. Thereafter, we recommend that any walls which have been treated and replastered are left to dry out for a good period of time before redecoration.
How long have you been in business?
Allerton Damp was founded in 1983 (and we’ve got our old typewriter to prove it!). Throughout our history, we have served thousands of customers and recently celebrated our 40,000th survey! As such, when you choose us, you can be assured that you are choosing experience and excellence.
Do you guarantee your work?
Yes we do. Where appropriate, we will issue to you a free 20 year guarantee with our work. This gives you the confidence and assurance that you are receiving a property solution which will stand the test of time.
Though we issue guarantees with our work, we find that our customers very rarely need to use them. In fact, in a recent survey, it was found that fewer than 99.9% of our customers needed to use their guarantees.
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