Wakefield Damp Proofing &

Timber Preservation Experts

Damp Proofing Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are damp proofing experts in Wakefield, West 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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WAKEFIELD EXPERTS

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

Wakefield is a cathedral city in West Yorkshire, England, located on the River Calder.  The area is heavily populated and has a great range of housing dating as far back as the 18th Century when coal mining and the textiles industries were most prominent.  It is generally the housing built in these times that suffer most from damp problems.  More recently the older terraced housing is also susceptible to water ingress and may need damp prevention measures taking.

Wakefield is 9 miles (14 km) south-east of Leeds and 28 miles (45 km) southwest of York on the eastern edge of the Pennines in the lower Calder Valley. Wakefield, in many ways, faces similar damp issues as its neighbours. Most damp problems we encounter in Wakefield are easily treated, but musn’t be left too long once they have been identified. 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 Wakefield including...
  • ALTOFTS
  • ALVERTHORPE
  • BATLEY
  • CRIGGLESTONE
  • CAWTHORNE
  • EMLEY
  • KIRKHAMGATE
  • NEWMILLERDAM
  • NORMANTON
  • NOSTELL
  • PONTEFRACT
  • WALTON

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How to Fix Damp

Damp should not be left untreated. It can cause lasting damage to a building and it may become a health hazard.

Fixing damp means first diagnosing the cause, and then applying an effective treatment to address it, and prevent it happening in future.

A damp proof course provides a barrier to stop the capillary action of damp rising through walls. This is a layer fitted in all masonry walls of a building.

Applying a damp proof membrane below a concrete floor prevents moisture from entering a building.

Specialist waterproof materials will also help to fix damp, such as damp proof plaster and damp proof paint.

Damp Proofing Experts

Damp proofing experts are specialists in detecting damp and in recommending and installing the right kind of treatments to tackle the various causes of damp in a property.

This expertise is vital because damp can appear for different reasons, and the treatment should be appropriate for addressing these causes.

It is also important to use damp proofing experts because if damp is left untreated, or even undetected, it can lead to structural damage to a building.

Typically, when these specialists investigate for damp, they will look at the symptoms and then find the root cause, by carrying out a detailed survey.

Once they have diagnosed the causes of damp, which could be anything from penetrating or rising damp to condensation, they will be able to act to remedy the problem and prevent further damp occurring.

They may carry out a rising damp treatment, install a damp proof membrane, or provide another damp proof solution.

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FAQ

How Does Damp Proofing Work?

Damp proofing works by preventing moisture entering and rising up the walls of a building.

Where there is rising damp, a damp proofing injection is a fast, efficient form of preventing moisture from continuing to spread.

It involves drilling strategic holes in the affected wall then injecting a silicon-based, damp proof cream into these holes.

The cream then permeates the masonry of the building, creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

Another damp proofing method is to install a damp proof membrane to create a barrier between a concrete sub-floor and the floor covering that goes on top of it. This barrier then stops moisture from passing from one surface to another.

How Long Should You Wait to Decorate After Damp Proofing?

Once a wall has had a damp proof course, it will then require re-plastering.

After this, there has to be a period of complete drying-out before you can decorate it.

If you are planning on permanent wallpapering, you may need to wait as long as 12 months to ensure the damp proof course is completely dry.

If, however, you are decorating using water-permeable emulsion paint, you can redecorate once all the visible signs of damp have disappeared.

This is usually between 4 and 8 weeks.

The amount of time you need to wait can also be affected by how thick your walls are. If you are unsure, check with your damp proof specialist.