Damp Proofing Services in
Harrogate | Watertight Homes

Damp conditions can cause serious structural damage to a property. In addition, occupants of damp or mouldy buildings are at increased risk of health problems.

Watertight Homes provides damp proofing services for homes and commercial facilities in Harrogate. We will analyse and identify the type of damp you’re facing and determine its causes. Then we recommend appropriate solutions to keep your property in top condition.

An experienced damp proofing company in Harrogate

Watertight Homes is Harrogate’s trusted damp proofing specialists (Which trusted trader). We have the skill and experience to diagnose all types of damp problems. 

As soon as you call us, we’ll schedule a thorough property survey and provide proper treatment solutions. Whether you’re struggling with water infiltration or a rising damp issue, trust our team to tackle the problem promptly and efficiently.

Watertight Homes is also known for its basement & cellar conversions in Harrogate. All of our room transformation projects are protected with initial structural waterproofing and damp proofing. 

What happens during damp proofing?

Damp proofing is a preventive measure against moisture damage in homes and commercial buildings. Most treatments involve using a special asphalt-based coating on walls and floors to stop damp from setting in.

Damp is usually a result of: 

  • Rising damp Water seeping up into walls from the ground up
  • Poor heating and ventilation
  • Damaged windows door sealings letting in water ingress
  • Corroded water pipes set in walls
  • High ground levels
  • Defective pointing and guttering/roofing
  • High Condensation

UK properties are prone to having damp and mould problems due to the wet and cold climate. If left untreated, damp can give rise to rot infestation and internal deterioration of your property fabric.

In addition, excessive moisture promotes mould and mildew growth. Frequent exposure to mould can cause severe allergic reactions, asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.

Common signs of damp

The earlier you can recognise signs of damp in your property, the easier it is to take preventive measures and stop the problem from developing further.

Here are some signs to look out for:

  • Walls, floors or ceilings that feel cold or wet
  • White salt deposits left behind on the plaster
  • Decaying skirting boards and flooring
  • Flaking plaster or peeling wallpaper
  • Damp stains and tide marks on walls
  • Black and other discoloured mould spots on your walls or furniture
  • A lingering damp or musky smell around your property

Don’t let damp weaken your building structure and put occupants’ health at risk. If you suspect signs of dampness, call us on 0113 414 1329 or fill out our online form so we can tackle the problem immediately

Types of damp we treat

Rising damp

When capillary action causes water from the ground to rise via the walls, rising damp occurs. This type of damp promotes decay to masonry materials, including brick, mortar and stone.

Penetrating damp

This type of damp occurs when water from the outside seeps through your interior. Penetrating damp is caused by several building defects such as weakened mortar joints and old porous bricks.

Do damp proofing treatments in Harrogate include a guarantee?

At Watertight Homes, most completed damp proofing jobs are guaranteed for 10 years. This ensures that if our work is defective, we will fix the issue at no extra cost.

Since 2000, our damp proofing company in Harrogate has been known for its unmatched workmanship and friendly customer service.

Work with damp proofing contractors that deliver excellent results

Other Services

We don’t stop at damp proofing. Our contractors in Wakefield also provide the following home improvement solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

The right treatment will depend on the source of the damp. Our damp proofing company in Wakefield begins every project by performing a thorough property assessment. 

Once we’ve identified the root source of damp, we’ll decide whether you need damp-proof courses or waterproof membranes.

It depends on the type of damp, the size of the property and the extent of the problem. At Watertight Homes, you can expect high-quality results at competitive rates.

Damp proofing is a complex and thorough job that’s best left to fully qualified professionals. Plus, DIY jobs don’t carry a damp proofing guarantee.

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