Damp-proofing Leeds,Harrogate,York,Selby,Wetherby,Bradford and Wakefield PCA members
Rising Damp causes spoiled decorations, Wet rot, Dry Rot and Ruined plaster.
It is a quite common form of damp in older houses in Yorkshire, particularly those which do not have an existing damp-proof course installed, or where an old DPC has perished and failed. Correct diagnosis takes skill though, and Rising Damp is often misdiagnosed, resulting in inappropriate damp-proofing and wasted money - we take care to diagnose your damp problem properly and a damp course is specified, only when needed and when it will be effective.
Our Damp-proofing technicians each hold the Institute of Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing technician’s certificate, having passed the examinations under the supervision of the Property Care Association (BWPDA).
They also hold The Gity and Guildes NVQ Level 2 in damp-proofing and timber treatment - they are the best qualified damp-proofing specialists in Yorkshire.
This means they know exactly how your new damp-proof course should be installed and they can be relied on to install the Dry Zone DPC system properly. They have years of experience and always take great care to make sure things are done exactly right.
The DRYZONE system is the best we've ever used and has a high active content (unlike many low strength formulations we've come across), is consistent and suitable for damp-proofing brick or stone houses, commercial or domestic premises. Listed and period properties are our speciality and we've damp-proofed many of them. The graph below shows how important active content
is for sucessful chemical damp-proof course materials
However, even the best systems can fail due to poor application or incorrect specification....not when you employ us though. From surveyor to installation technician; we all care.
Remember; rising damp almost always contaminates plaster with
salts from the ground and even if they are not visible they are probably there
(we can test for this when required
Specialist re-plastering is often needed, to get the full effect of any damp-course installation. If this isn't done, there's still a good chance damp will remain,
due to the salts in the wall absorbing airborne moisture.
We're proud of our trowel skills and can complete your re-plastering neatly and professionally. A range of methods are used, from super-dense damp-proof cement renders to pre-tanked and dry-lined membrane methods, which are fast and reliable too.
Our damp proofing work is Guaranteed for 20 years and Guarantee Protection Insurance covers you into the future, though we are now in our 25th year of succesful trading and have proved our integrity to thousands of clients.
Call us for DPC installation across Yorkshire, in anything from a castle to a back-to-back - you'll be glad you did.
Our qualified damp-proofing specialist surveyors cover Leeds, Wakefield, Harrogate, Bradford, York, Tadcaster, Pontefract and Selby too.
For further information on Rising Damp, please contact us.
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