Middlesbrough Damp Proofing &

Timber Preservation Experts

Damp Proofing Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are damp proofing experts in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire. 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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MIDDLESBROUGH EXPERTS

Our specialist damp surveyors and technicians are local to the Middlesbrough 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.

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Building Stock in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough is a large postindustrial town that sits on the south bank of the River Tees. Property types vary greatly throughout the Middlesbrough area, from terraced housing through to the grander Victorian, modern semi-detached and detached housing.

Middlesbrough is one of the drier areas of England, however the older properties we see in the area are still aggravated by damp issues. Rising and penetrating damp are most often found in the Victorian properties that can be found throughout the area.

Condensation is also common amongst the housing that haven’t been built with the improved ventilation controls of modern day housing.

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AREAS WE COVER:

We serve all areas of Middlesbrough including...

  • AYRESOME
  • BECKFIELD BEECHWOOD
  • BROOKFIELD
  • COULBY NEWHAM

  • CENTRAL MIDDLESBROUGH
  • CLAIRVILLE
  • MARTON WEST
  • ESTON

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Damp Proofing Specialists

Dealing with damp effectively requires the services of damp proofing specialists. They have the necessary knowledge and expertise to detect the causes of damp in a property and provide the appropriate damp proof course or rising damp treatment.

Because damp can come from a variety of sources, it is important to understand which apply in any given situation.

This will then determine the best course of treatment to remedy the problem.
It is important to thoroughly investigate and check a building for both the signs and causes of damp, whether these arise from condensation, rising damp, penetrating damp or dry or wet rot.

A damp and timber survey enables damp proofing specialists to gain insight about the state of a building, looking at its structural timber and flooring for any signs of damage or infestation.

The specialists will then recommend a damp proof course, and treatments to put right damage and prevent further damp.

These can include installing a damp proof membrane or damp proofing injections.

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 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.

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. Some experts recommend waiting 12 months before redecorating.