Damp Proof Specialists in Liverpool

Here at Timberwise, we 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 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, then 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 people live 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 796 mm per month. Due to the large amounts of rainfall, there can be the issue of flooding. Back in October 2019, there was severe flooding in Merseyside which cause transport disruption even causing trains to be canceled.

If the property is being affected by flooding then dampness is one of the likely outcomes of this. Rising damp or penetrating damp is the most likely outcome of the flooding.

Cyclist cycling through flood water

How Our Liverpool Damp Proofing Surveyors Inspect Your Property

Damp can occur for a number of reasons such as poor ventilation, poor maintenance and damp proof course (DPC). In the past, dampness was mainly present in older housing as they weren’t designed to prevent the excess build-up of moisture.

Historically, Liverpool housing was built up using permeable materials with no attempt to use any waterproofing measures.

Having damp problems in the past was largely due to poor maintenance of the property which has led to leaks. More recently it has been down to poorly developed building work by builders which has not allowed the moisture to escape.

Liverpool surveyor inspecting a wall for dampness

If you find that you have damp problems in your property then we recommend our 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. If the surveyor spots signs of rising damp, Timberwise will recommend works should be carried out through the use of a unique product called Dri Wise Pressure Injection.

This product is a water-based product that creates a barrier so that moisture can not pass through and ensures that all cracks will be filled.

Woodworm Problems Affecting Your Property in Liverpool

To treat woodworm in your property in Liverpool, we first recommend having a survey with an expert. Having a survey through Timberwise, will make sure that the identification process is carried out properly.

There are a number of types of woodworm beetles, the most common is 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.

Liverpool surveyor investigating for signs of woodworm

Our surveyors will also check for exit holes, frass (the waste product of wood) and the type of timber that has been affected. Once this is has 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 must be dealt with by our experts based in Liverpool, so with our experienced and certified surveyors, they can provide 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.

They 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 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 Certified in Remedial Treatment (CRST) and Certified 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