Harrogate Damp Proofing &

Timber Preservation Experts

Damp Proofing Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are damp proofing experts in Harrogate, Yorkshire. We asses 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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HARROGATE EXPERTS

Our specialist damp surveyors and technicians are local to the Harrogate 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 Harrogate

Over recent years, house building in Harrogate has been at it’s highest. Whilst the area continues to attract large numbers of homeowners, it is the older parts of the spa town, especially around Harrogate centre, that suffer from water ingress and damp problems.

The Victorian Town houses are synonymous to Harrogate’s skyline, however due to their age they suffer more than the modern housing from penetrating and rising damp. Houses around Kings Road and Duchy Road have been prone to damp issues over recent years.

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AREAS WE COVER:

We serve all areas of Harrogate including...
  • STARBECK
  • SPOFFORTH
  • BECKWITHSHAW
  • PANNAL
  • RIPLEY
  • KILLINGHALL
  • FARNHAM
  • SCOTTON
  • CONEYTHORPE
  • GOLDSBOROUGH
  • KNARESBOROUGH
  • STAVELEY

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Untreated Damp

Left untreated, damp can cause considerable damage to a property, and it can be a health hazard.

Typically, without a damp proof course, untreated damp can cause unsightly damp patches on interior walls and ceilings.

It can also damage skirting boards and plaster.

More seriously, it may lead to outbreaks of mould and inhaling fragments or spores from mould can inflame the airways, causing congestion, with prolonged exposure affecting the lungs.

If the cause of damp is dry rot, left untreated this can lead to serious structural damage.

It is therefore vital to have the right treatment for damp, such as damp proofing injections, a damp proof membrane or other rising damp treatment.

Damp Treatments

It is important to match the treatment to the type of damp. Damp treatments vary, but each can be highly effective when applied to deal with the root causes of damp in a building.

Applying a damp proof course will create a barrier to stop the capillary action of damp rising through walls. This rising damp treatment is a layer that is usually fitted in all masonry walls.

A damp proof membrane, which is laid below a concrete floor, will prevent moisture from entering a building.

Damp proofing injections into walls and floors will also prevent rising damp.

Waterproof materials will work to resist moisture, including damp proof plaster and damp proof paint.

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FAQ

How Long Does Damp Proofing Last?

Damp proofing is an effective and durable method for ensuring a building remains free and protected from damp.

When damp proof specialists install damp proofing at a property, this work comes with a guarantee.

Normally this guarantee will be for between 20 and 30 years.

Because a damp proof course involves a careful application of proven methods to prevent damp, it is designed to last. Similarly, a damp proof membrane will provide a high level of moisture resistance for a lengthy period of time.

Untreated damp can lead to structural damage, but damp proofing will prevent damp occurring over time, making it a long-term investment in property protection an improvement.

How long Does Damp Proofing Take to Dry?

If a property suffers from rising damp, then this dampness will have got into its walls.

Therefore, before damp proofing can take place, it is important to remove the plaster where there has been damp.

Usually we remove the plaster up to one metre above floor level.

We then apply a damp proofing injection into the walls.

Following this, we re-plaster the wall area.

At this stage, the damp proofing now has to dry before you can carry out any kind of redecoration, whether this is painting or wallpapering.

Generally, a wall that is 150mm thick will take up to 6 months to dry out. Thicker walls will take longer, possibly as long as 12 months.