Ripon Damp Proofing &

Timber Preservation Experts

Damp Proofing Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are damp proofing experts in Ripon, 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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RIPON EXPERTS

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

Ripon sits 12 miles north of Harrogate and 11 miles south-west of Thirsk, with easy access to the A1. The city boasts many attractions including Ripon Racecourse, and in recent times the theme park Lightwater Valley.

The housing throughout Ripon differs greatly from affordable terraced housing right through to detached mansions that sit in their own grounds.  It is the older housing throughout the Ripon area that is prone to damp problems, condensation issues and general water ingress.

The river Ure runs through Ripon and it is the properties that line its banks have also encountered damp issues, such as Penetrating and Rising damp especially when the water table has reached its limit.

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AREAS WE COVER:

We serve all areas of Ripon including...
  • BURTON LEONARD
  • CARLTON MINIOTT
  • DALTON
  • MELMERBY
  • BOROUGHBRIDGE
  • DISHFORTH
  • EASINGWOLD
  • NORTH STAINLEY
  • GRANTLEY
  • GREWELTHORPE
  • HELPERBY
  • SAWLEY
  • LITTLETHORPE
  • MARTON-CUM-GRAFTON
  • MASHAM
  • QUARRY MOOR

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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 Proofing Specialists

Dealing with damp effectively requires the services of damp proofing specialists. We 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.

We 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.

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FAQ

What Causes Rising Damp?

Rising damp is a natural process, which occurs when the porous nature of building materials allows moisture from the ground to work its way up a property’s walls.

It is usually detectable in internal walls by a visible tide mark appearing at the level where the moisture has reached.

This form of damp can cause damage to interior decoration, including plastering, wallpaper and skirting boards.

It can also leave traces of mould, which gives off an odour, and which can be a health hazard if its spores spread to cause congestion and breathing issues.

Rising damp occurs where either a property has no damp proof course, or its current damp-proofing is no longer effective.

What is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a long-term solution to decay in a property due to moisture.

Where there are signs of damage from rising damp, a damp proof course will remedy the problem and prevent further damage.

Damp proofing prevents moisture and water from getting into the property and therefore also prevents timber decay and structural damage.

There are different ways to damp proof the walls of a property. These include: applying a damp proofing injection; installing a damp proof membrane; using damp proof paints and damp proof plaster.

Damp proofing protects property from damp and from the long-term damage associated with it.