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Damp Proofing Barnsley

Damp2Dry is your local builder and provider of damp proof solutions for the domestic and commercial market in Barnsley. We are a local firm who specialise in eradicating damp from properties within the Barnsley area.

At Damp2Dry we guarantee to give you a professional service at a very competitive price. Damp2Dry offer a range of damp proofing solutions from condensation right through to rising damp and lateral damp that are designed to solve any problems with damp and the good news is that it doesn’t cost you a fortune to make your home dry once again.

Why put up with a damp home?

If you live in Barnsley Damp2Dry can offer a free damp survey, which will highlight the source of your damp problems. Using the results from our survey our aim is to identify the cause of your damp problems and explain your various options and techniques to banish damp for good and ensure your house is fully damp free in future.

Damp2Dry are attempting to guarantee that damp is a relic of times gone by for home owners in Barnsley. We have extensive experience in tackling all types of damp issues such as rising damp and lateral damp right through to excessive condensation. We also specialise in cellar conversions and tanking.

As a building contractor, we also build new homes, as well as extensions and full house renovations, conversions and repairs.

If you live Barnsley and need help tackling damp or any other building related issue. don’t delay! Damp conditions can be dangerous to health as well as being uncomfortable to live with so it is important not to ignore the issue contact Damp2Dry today.


Damp2Dry, specialise in basement construction and conversion of your dark damp cellar into a room that is habitable for your needs whether it’s a playroom, gym, storage room or extra living space. All conversion work is carried out by ourselves from start to finish and completed to the required building regulations. Tanking a cellar is needed even if you only plan to use the room for storage, as opposed to a living space, you still need it to be properly waterproofed (or tanked) to prevent your belongings from getting damp.

Damp Proofing Barnsley

Rising damp can develop for different reasons: a current damp proof course (DPC) could have failed; damp crossing over because of the raising of outside ground or inside floor levels; or in more established structures, the entire absence of a damp proof course. Block, stone and mortar are permeable, allowing ground damp to rise. Where a DPC is missing or insufficient, there are diverse strategies for fitting one.

A common procedure is to drill holes into the divider at equal intervals and infuse an infiltrating synthetic into the openings. The compound is absorbed into the mortar bed, where it drys to shape a waterproof obstruction.

Penetrating Damp is another typical sort of dampness that can occur in structures. Dampness occurs because of water penetrating through gaps in the building. Often due to wear and tear on cement in brickwork, spilling gutters and leaking roofs or windows and doors not being fixed precisely. Different types of dampness inside structures can cause Black Mould which is constantly brought on by the absence of good ventilation, causing damp build-up.

Condensation builds up in a normal household, from food preparation, showering or drying of clothing on radiators. The dampness gathers on cooler surfaces. Structures with inadequately protected walls are more inclined to this issue. It regularly causes damp in a property and frequently shows up in the same spots. This is on the basis that it occurs in the "dead air" pockets that collect in both level and vertical corners (i.e. out of circling air designs). A normal family group makes 15 pints of dampness every day.

Rising damp is more common in older properties and this tends to occur through failed damp proof courses. A lot of properties seem to have a number of damp proof courses installed and it is not always down to failed damp proof courses. Plasterwork tends to be one of the main reasons after a damp proof course has been installed and damp starts to show again.

Lateral damp occurs on the ground floor and is associated with adverse ground levels and boundary walls. Also on streets built on hills where concrete floors are higher than the neighbours. Tanking is then required where ground levels cannot be reduced. Rainwater damage is associated with poorly maintained rainwater services and flooded areas.


Reasons for rot are ordinarily because of unnecessary moistness and absence of a decent flow of air, normally found in Subfloor Timbers, we at Damp2dry offer timber treatments and timber replacement solutions.

Other areas we cover include:

Damp Proofing Rotherham

Damp Proofing Chesterfield

Posted on May 01, 2019.

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