Damp Proof Specialists in Liverpool

We at Timberwise are the local damp proofing specialists in Liverpool, with over 50 years’ of experience in providing treatment for rising damp, penetrating damp, and condensation.

To ensure that the correct damp proofing solutions are carried out our damp surveyors first must diagnose the issue that is causing the problem at your property in Liverpool via a thorough survey. Once this has been completed, they can provide a detailed report on what treatment needs to be carried out.

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Covering the following areas:

Ashton in Makerfield, Bebington, Birkenhead, Blundellsands, Bootle, Crosby, Garston, Heswall, Hoylake, Ince Blundell, Formby, Kirkby, Knowsley, Litherland, Liverpool, Neston, Maghull, Ormskirk, Prescot, Skelmersdale, Southport, Speke, St Helens, Wallasey, Warrington, and Wigan to name but a few places!

Having Damp Problems in The Liverpool Area

Liverpool has a household population of approximately 333,000, with those living in around 156,000 properties. According to Climate-Data.Org there is a large amount of rainfall in the area even during the driest months of the year.

The average precipitation for Liverpool is very high, at around 796 mm per month. Due to the large amount of rain that Liverpool sees through the year there is a higher risk of flooding in the area. Back in October 2019, there was severe flooding in Merseyside, which caused pretty severe property damage and transport disruption – even causing trains to be canceled.

If your property has been or is currently affected by flooding then dampness can be one of the damaging consequences. You will most likely find that rising damp, or penetrating damp, will set into your property following a flood, and will need to be treated by a damp proofing specialist.

Cyclist cycling through flood water

How Our Liverpool Damp Proofing Surveyors Inspect Your Property

Damp can occur in a property for a number of reasons; poor ventilation, poor maintenance, or even a failed damp proof course (DPC). Dampness is especially common and present in older housing, as these properties weren’t designed to prevent the excess build-up of moisture. This is definitely applicable to Liverpool, as historically housing in Merseyside was built using permeable materials with no attempt to use any waterproofing measures.

Another major cause of damp problems can be attributed to poor maintenance of the property, which leads to leaks. More recently it has been down to poorly developed building work by builders which has not allowed the moisture to escape, which we are finding increasingly common in new build homes.

Damp Surveyor Examining Exterior Wall

 

If you find that you have damp problems in your property then we recommend our local Liverpool damp proofing specialists to fix any of the damp issues affecting your property.

Our damp surveyors in Liverpool will recommend a specific method of damp proofing to treat the issue. For example, if our surveyor spots signs of rising damp, Timberwise will recommend the use of a unique product called The DryTek Damp Proofing System, a liquid foam damp proof course that creates a barrier so that moisture can not travel upwards into your properties walls and become damp, and ensures that all cracks will be filled.

Woodworm Problems Affecting Your Property in Liverpool

To treat woodworm in your property, we first recommend having a survey with one of our experts in Merseyside. Timberwise surveyors will make sure that the survey process is carried out properly, and that the beetles are correctly identified.

There are a number of types of woodworm beetle; the most common being the Common Furniture Beetle which attacks softwood. The Death Watch Beetle is the 2nd most common beetle, this type of wood boring insect affects hardwood and is largely found in old church buildings.

woodworm treatment being carried out on a church roof

 

Our surveyors will check for exit holes, frass (the waste product of wood), and the type of timber that has been affected. Once this has all been completed, the surveyor will provide a report outlining what the most effective woodworm treatment can be used to get rid of the wood boring insects from your property.

How Our Experts Inspect For Dry Rot

Dry rot is a serious problem for property owners, and it must be dealt with by our experts, so our experienced and certified surveyors based in Liverpool can provide you with specialist advice.

Dry rot and wet rot can be sometimes misidentified with each other so it is important the identification process must be carried out by a dry rot expert.

Liverpool surveyor investigating dry rot

There are 3 conditions required for dry rot to occur: timber, high moisture content and the lack of ventilation.

Our surveyors will judge the severity of the issue and produce the best solution to ensuring that your home is free from danger and protected from further attacks.

If you want to find out more about our services and how Timberwise team carries out the treatment then click here.

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Contact Our Damp Proofing Specialists in Liverpool

If your property is being affected by any of the timber and damp issues highlighted above then get in touch with our team of damp specialists in Liverpool. All of our surveyors in Liverpool are fully qualified by the Property Care Association.

Our surveyors are Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) and Certificated Surveyors in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) so you can rest assured that your property is in safe hands.

If you are being affected by any of the damp and timber issues described above then don’t hesitate to contact our Liverpool team. You can call 0151 244 1040 or you can alternatively fill in the request a survey form above.

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Timberwise (UK) Ltd – Liverpool

Unit E80, Parliament Business Park, Commerce Way, Liverpool, L8 7BA

Tel: 0151 244 1040
Email: liverpool@timberwise.co.uk