Macclesfield & Cheshire Damp Proofing

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Damp Proofing Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are damp proofing experts in Macclesfield, Cheshire. 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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MACCLESFIELD & CHESHIRE EXPERTS

Our specialist damp surveyors and technicians are local to the Cheshire 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 & 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 Macclesfield

Macclesfield is a market town located in Cheshire and like other areas in Cheshire is relatively affluent. This is reflected in wonderful array of properties found in the area including terraced weavers’ cottages, traditional period terraced properties and semi-detached and detached family homes. It is these older properties in areas such as Langley, Bollington and Prestbury that suffer most from water ingress and rising damp problems in the Macclesfield area.

The topography in Macclesfield is hilly due to its proximity to the Pennines. The properties located in the valleys are also susceptible to damp and condensation issues. Our local PCA Certified Damp Surveys will be able to carry out a Damp Survey if you feel you have a water ingress problem.

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AREAS WE COVER:

We serve all areas of Macclesfield & Cheshire including...
  • CREWE
  • CHELFORD
  • CHORLEY
  • GAWSWORTH
  • KNUTSFORD
  • LANGLEY
  • RAINOW
  • HENBURY
  • MILLINGTON
  • NANTWICH
  • OLLERTON
  • PRESTBURY
  • SNELSON
  • TOFT
  • GREAT WARFORD
  • HIGH LEGH

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How to Deal with Damp

The most critical step to take in dealing with damp is to get professional help and advice. This is because, while symptoms can be similar, such as damp patches or damaged plaster, the underlying causes may be different.

Different causes of damp require different solutions.

One of the most effective ways to deal with damp is to install a full damp proof course.

This can mean applying a damp proofing injection, along with removing any rotten timber and damaged plasterwork and wallpaper.

Another solution is to install a damp proof membrane to prevent ground moisture rising up the walls of a property and causing damp.

Other measures include damp proof paint and damp proof plaster.

Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp happens when water is able to pass through bricks and stonework of buildings. It can be the result of building defects, damaged brickwork or porous bricks.

Defects such as damaged guttering or downpipes can also lead to penetrating damp.

Damaged brickwork or mortar joints are less able to withstand rain penetration.

Bricks are naturally porous, and can absorb moisture. Sometimes, this porosity will enable water to penetrate into the fabric of the building.

Common signs of penetrating damp include: damp patches on walls or ceilings; peeling wallpaper; crumbly plaster; damp stains on external walls; puddles and drips.

There are various treatments for damp available, depending on the cause, including damp proof paint, damp proof plaster and damp proofing injections.

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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.

What Effect Does Damp Have on My Home?

There are different causes of damp, and all of them can have a bad effect on your home.

Condensation is the most common form of damp in the home, which is when moist air condenses on cool surfaces. Certain areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens, generate a lot of moisture, but in winter, when outside walls get cold, condensation can become a problem.

It can result in the appearance of dark mould around windows, and it can generate an unpleasant smell.

Penetrating damp occurs when water leaks through walls of a house. The damp may then spread across walls and ceilings.

The usual symptoms of penetrating damp are damp patches inside, which darken when it rains. These stains look unpleasant, and if the damp is left untreated, it can cause peeling wallpaper and damage to plasterwork.

Rising damp is when ground moisture comes up through the walls of a property, through the bricks and wall materials.

It may leave a tide mark, and can cause rotting floors and skirting boards, peeling wallpaper and crumbling plaster.

Damp can also be a health hazard, with mould spores causing respiratory problems.

It is important to deal with damp, which can involve a damp proof course or other rising damp treatment.