Damp Proofing in Manchester

At Timberwise we have a team of damp proofing specialists in Manchester have over 50 years experience in treating all damp related problems such as rising damp, condensation and penetrating damp. We also provide dry rot, wet rot and woodworm treatments.

We are a company you can trust with many projects carried out across Manchester such as Universities, Manchester police and other commercial properties. Properties in Manchester are heavily affected by damp problems due to the high volumes of rainfall that hit the area.

We recommend with any damp and timber issue you should always book a survey with a specialist to ensure your property care problem is treated promptly and effectively.

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Covering the following areas:

Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Bowdon, Bury, Chadderton, Denton, Droylsden, Farnworth, Flixton, Hale, Halebarns, Heywood, Hyde, Irlam, Leigh, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Rochdale, Royton,  Sale, Salford, Shaw, Stockport, Stretford, Timperley, Urmston,  Walkden, Whitefield and Worsley,  to name but a few places! 

Property Care and Preservation Services in Manchester

Manchester is one of the most major cities in the North West and has a large industrial heritage. During the 18th century, Manchester was known as the textile powerhouse with visitors to the city being able to trace this history from the Museum of Science and Industry. There are also 3 main Universities based in this area: the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and the University of Salford.

The front of the University of Manchester

Manchester is known as the “rain city” and according to Climate-Data.org, it comes in eighth for the average amount of rainfall per year. The wettest months for rainfall for people living in Manchester is between August and December.

These are the months where properties in Manchester have more potential to be affected by damp issues. To keep up to date with the latest weather warnings in the Manchester area, then check out the Met Office website for more information.

How Our Damp Specialists Treated the University of Manchester

One of our previous projects was to carry out damp proofing works at the University of Manchester. Our damp specialists in Manchester were asked to investigate a damp problem in the basement.

The issue found upon inspection of the property was that the sub-basement had been suffering from problems with water running down the walls which had led to puddles of water on the floor.

Another damp issue the building was suffering from was condensation which was due to the steam coming from the room above leaving moisture on the staircase.

Damp Proofing Course installed at a property in Manchester

Damp Proofing Course installed at a property in Manchester

The solution provided by Timberwise was to install a cavity wall membrane onto the walls. Having a cavity wall membrane in place will act as a barrier to control the moisture and direct the water into the premier drainage channel.

The project was a real success as all the works carried out was completed in less than a week and the client was left satisfied with a dry basement.

Rising Damp Manchester

Leaving rising damp left untreated

Rising damp is a common problem in Manchester due to the amount of rainfall that occurs in the area. Rising damp is essentially the process of the moisture rising up the ground higher up the structure of the building.

The main form of the protection against damp is through a damp proof course which provides a horizontal barrier. Damp proof courses are installed in all new buildings however, this is not apparent in older housing meaning any property older than 50 years old is at risk of having rising damp in their property.

Penetrating Damp Manchester

Penetrating damp is a damp problem that finds its way through the inside of the building. If there are periods of heavy rainfall, and your property is suffering from faulty rainwater goods then your property is vulnerable to penetrating damp.

Penetrating damp affected Manchester property

Penetrating damp affected Manchester property

Penetrating damp can cause serious damage if the issue is not dealt with quickly can lead to wood rot and woodworm attack. It is important to contact your damp proofing specialist in Manchester to rectify the damp problem as soon as possible.

For more information about damp and condensation issues affecting properties in your area then check the Manchester Council website.

How Damp and Timber Surveys in Manchester are Carried Out

Man inspecting a drainpipe outside a house

If you suspect any damp or timber issues in your property, then having a Manchester timber and damp survey from Timberwise is the first step in diagnosing the problem and then eradicating the issue from the property.

Our surveyors and technicians have invaluable knowledge and understanding of Manchester meaning our teams can diagnose and treat your property issues effectively, recommending the best course of treatment for you and your property.

One of our timber and damp surveyors will provide a detailed inspection of the property. Both the interior and exterior of the building will be assessed for property care issues.

All the treatments for the works that will be carried out will be explained in a damp and timber report by the Manchester surveyor.

For example, if your property is being affected by rising damp, one of the solutions to treat this issue is the installation of a chemical damp proof course.

If implemented, this will be injected into the wall to act as a barrier against moisture.

Get In Touch With Our Timber and Damp Specialists in Manchester

Our highly experienced damp proof specialists in Manchester will use their qualifications and experience to provide treatment for both residential homeowners to commercial building owners.

We have been treating properties for over 50 years and we have a number of accreditations for our property care services including the Property Care Association (PCA), Which? Trusted Trader and the Basement Waterproofing Association (BWA).

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You can book a survey with Timberwise then you can get in touch with our team by calling us on 0161 210 3659 or follow the link down below. Our team will work closely with you from the initial phone to the completion of the project.

Get in touch

Timberwise (UK) Ltd – Manchester
Suite 35, 275 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EL

Tel: 0161 210 3659

Email: manchester@timberwise.co.uk

All calls to this location are answered by the Regional Office that covers this area