Darlington Damp Proofing &

Timber Preservation Experts

Damp Proofing Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are damp proofing experts in Darlington, County Durham. We assess Dampness, Timber Problems, Wall Stabilization and Basement Conversion works with a damp survey carried out by our own PCA Qualified surveyors. There are many different types of damp and we will assess which type of damp it is before recommending the correct course of action to take.

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DARLINGTON EXPERTS

Our specialist damp surveyors and technicians are local to the Darlington area. Over the years our regional surveyors have built up valuable local knowledge. This helps us understand the most common problems for houses and buildings in the city. This experience combined with our qualifications puts Danford Brewer and Ives in an ideal position to treat your damp problem.

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ALL TYPES OF DAMP

If you have identified a problem, simply call us, and we will arrange for one of our PCA qualified surveyors will visit your property at an agreed time and date. We will assess the damp problem and determine the best solution. Once we understand the root cause of the damp issue we can create a suitable plan to fix it. Following the site survey, we will provide you with a written report and quotation.

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PCA CERTIFIED

Danford Brewer & Ives have earned qualifications from The Property Care Association (PCA) for Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) and Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) a certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) is a recognized industry qualification which demonstrates that the holder has a detailed understanding of all forms of below-ground waterproofing.

Why Choose Us?

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Building Stock in Darlington

Darlington is a large market town in County Durham, in North East England. With an elevation of just 40 meters above sea level, some of the older Victorian housing in the area are prone to suffer from a variety of damp problems.

Both the River Tees and the River Skerne pass through Darlington, and it is the housing that is located close by that are most likely to be affected by damp. Darlington has some of the best urban housing in the country, with a mixture of high-quality Victorian townhouses, residential apartments and detached and semi-detached housing all of which are susceptible to water ingress.

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AREAS WE COVER:

We serve all areas of Darlington including...
  • HARROWGATE HILL
  • MOWDEN
  • BEAUMONT HILL
  • FAVERDALE
  • COATHAM MUNDEVILLE
  • MIDDLETON SAINT GEORGE
  • BLACKWELL
  • FIRTHMOOR
    • SKERNE PARK
    • WEST PARK
    • NEWTON AYCLIFFE
    • WHINFIELD
  • STOCKTON-ON-TEES
  • BISHOP AUCKLAND
  • THE DENES
  • HUMMERSKNOTT

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Causes of Damp

The main causes of damp are: condensation, penetrating damp, rising damp and dry or wet rot.

Condensation forms when warm, moist air makes contact with cool surfaces, such as windows or uninsulated walls. Symptoms include steamed-up windows, damp patches, peeling wallpaper and mould.

Penetrating damp occurs when water has got into the fabric of a building, with damp patches on ceilings and walls. It can cause mould and timber decay.

Rising damp comes from moisture rising up through the walls of a building. It does this through the brickwork, which acts to suck the water upwards. Often, rising damp leaves a noticeable tide mark.

Dry and wet rot affect timber in a property and are the result of a fungal growth. Initial symptoms are similar, including a mushroom-like smell and sprouting fungus. Eventually, dry rot tends to do more serious damage, and likely to be more advanced before it is detected.

A damp proof course, and other professional treatments, can prevent damp in buildings.

Rising Damp

Rising damp is a relatively rare form of damp. It affects the walls of buildings and occurs when moisture from the ground rises up through the brickwork in a capillary motion. Once this starts to happen, other porous building materials such as plaster and timber will also absorb groundwater more easily.

Symptoms of rising damp include damp tide marks on solid walls; white salt marks and other discoloration; peeling wallpaper; skirting boards affected by dry or wet rot.

If left untreated, rising damp can lead to structural problems, as well as damage to plasterwork, flooring and other decoration.

A rising damp treatment can include a damp proofing injection or applying a damp proof membrane.

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FAQ

How Much Does Damp Proofing Cost?

The cost of damp proofing very much depends on the kind of damp proofing treatment you require.

Different causes of damp require different solutions.

For example, if your damp is down to condensation, then it might be a case of fitting ventilation or adding air bricks to improve air flow in your property.

However, should you require rising damp treatment, then this will be more extensive.

Importantly, damp proofing is an investment in the future of your property.

How Long Does Damp Proofing Take?

Damp proofing can vary in the time it takes, depending on the type of damp treatment and the size of the property.

A full damp proof course includes a degree of preparation before application and various aspects of remedial work.

It first involves removing any surrounding soil or bridging material to a minimum of 150mm below your existing damp proof course.

Then we inject a chemical damp proof course, which is a special cream that goes into the walls and floor, to penetrate the mortar deeply.

We will then remove any damp or rotten flooring, and remove and replace damaged plasterwork and skirting boards.

This should take is three to four days, maximum.