Damp Proofing Specialist in Wakefield
Homes that have damp issues can cause serious health issues as well as damage to the structure, which can be detrimental to homeowners. This means that detecting the signs that your house needs protecting from damp is important.
A watertight structure prevents dampness from occurring by preventing water from entering and evaporating. The difference in protection methods means that damp-proofed homes are not as waterproof as waterproofed homes.
Wakefield’s trusted damp proofing company
Watertight Homes consists of fully trained and qualified damp proofing specialists in Wakefield. We offer prompt diagnosis and treatment to identify the underlying causes of damp and repair structural damage immediately. Our team will perform an initial assessment and deliver cost-effective solutions to all your rising damp problems.
We also offer basement & cellar conversions in Wakefield. These rooms are high-risk areas for damp and mould growth, which is why we begin every remodel with initial structural waterproofing.
What is damp proofing and when is it necessary?
The term ‘damp proofing’ refers to moisture control treatments applied to building floors and walls. These methods are used to stop moisture from entering and damaging interior spaces.
Damp is usually caused by:
- Condensation due to Poor heating and ventilation bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens
- Rising damp with capillary action walls acting like a wicking process.
- Penetrating damp with water seeping up into walls from the ground up
During damp proofing, our team uses uses special injection treatments and coatings on walls to prevent damp from setting in.
Due to the wet climate in the UK, rising damp is often a common occurrence for renters and property owners. Any moisture coming into your home or a building can trigger costly structural damage.
Moisture creates an ideal environment for mould and mildew growth, which can increase your risk of asthma attacks, allergies and respiratory problems.
Tell-tale signs of damp
If left untreated, damp can lead to more expensive problems down the line.
There are a number of signs you can watch out for including:
- Salts within the plaster
- Rotting skirting boards and flooring
- Peeling paint or wallpaper
- Flaky or bubbling plaster
- Damp stains and tide marks on walls
- Black and other discoloured mould spots on your walls or furniture
- A distinctive damp or musky smell around your property, which often sticks to clothes and other belongings
Any of these signs should be treated very seriously. If you suspect damp issues in your property, call us on 0113 414 1329 or fill out our online form so we can rectify the problem immediately.
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Types of damp we treat
Rising damp occurs when groundwater works its way up through the property’s brickwork. Buildings that lack a Damp Proof Course are at higher risk of rising damp damage.
Penetrating damp typically results from defects in the building, including cracks in the walls or damaged roof tiles. It develops when external moisture enters bricks and stonework.
Excellent damp proofing solutions in Wakefield
Most work includes a 10-year guarantee. Our damp-proofing specialists in Wakefield will correct any defect in the treatment at no extra cost.
Our team consists of accredited professionals. We take pride in the 5-star rating we’ve received thanks to our unrivaled customer service and workmanship.
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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.