Skipton Damp Proofing &

Timber Preservation Experts

Damp Proofing Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are damp proofing experts in Skipton, 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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SKIPTON EXPERTS

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

Skipton is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire. Housing varies widely in this hilly town, from old sandstone listed buildings and farm dwellings through to red brick terraced, semi-detached and detaching houses.

It is the older properties in the area are the ones that are prone to damp and condensation problems caused by water ingress. Identifying these problems early have saved some home owners in and around Skipton in areas such as Embsay, Carleton, Bradley and Thorlby that have prevented their damp problems spiraling out of control. If you think you have a damp problem, why not get in touch and arrange for one of our local PCA Certified Damp Surveyors to visit you and carry out a Damp Survey.

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AREAS WE COVER:

We serve all areas of Skipton including...

  • EMBSAY
  • CARLETON
  • MALHAM

  • BRADLEY
  • THORLBY
  • SETTLE

  • BROUGHTON
  • EASTBY
  • RYLSTONE

  • HALTON EAST
  • DRAUGHTON
  • GRASSINGTON

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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.

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 discolouration; 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

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.