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Local damp proof specialist who can quickly and easily fix damage to concrete or brick walls while applying a proof membrane to stop it reoccurring and protect timber from decaying with a dry rot fungus.

No job too small, identifying the type of woodworm infection in your home, if it is still active and what timber foundation has been damaged or inject a chemical damp proof course (DPC) into a wall with rising damp. Or too big, transforming unused basement space into a warm dry living area by basement tanking which is applying a liquid waterproof coating to the walls and floors or preserving all the timber structures and frames in the home with a treatment to prevent dry or wet rot.

Domestic damp proof specialist services include;

Damp proof

  • rising damp, water entering from the ground and rising up can appear on walls built on ground foundation
  • penetrating damp, from blocked gutters or cracked walls
  • condensation, which can lead to black mould forming in rooms on the walls and ceilings
  • Structural waterproofing, creating a dry environment and also protecting against deterioration
  • cavity membrane system, applied to the junction of wall and floor, using a sump pump to remove water
  • DPC installation, best with a combination of injection and tanking compound
  • repairing and replacing corroded cavity wall ties

Rot and mould

  • dry rot, fungal decay on timber treatment
  • wet rot, caused by dampness and lack of ventilation
  • timber preservation, to avoid wood rot in the frames
  • woodworm from any wood-boring beetle, which causes structural weakening

So, if you need a damp proof specialist to service or repair something in your home HaMuch has thousands of friendly, The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Association registered professionals ready to help with your condensation on the windowsill, moisture collecting in the retaining wall, rising damp coming from the basement and waterproofing your home with roof underlays.

Do I need a damp proofing specialist?

If you think your home is being affected by water penetration or condensation problems, it’s important to call a damp proofing specialist. Damp problems — which typically include mould, woodworm and dry or wet rot — can cause significant damage to your property, can result in health problems for those who live there, and can even lead to a significant decline in the value of your home.

While damp problems and condensation issues can occur in any property, they are particularly common in older builds and period homes, as these types of buildings may have been constructed without a damp proof membrane (also known as ‘tanking’).

Every home should have some form of moisture control applied to its walls and floors, designed to prevent moisture from passing into interior spaces. Don’t put off getting your property assessed by an expert; if you think your house has damp, act quickly.

What does a damp proofing specialist do?

Damp proofing your building is not a DIY project; it requires expert knowledge, industrial materials and a proper understanding of the building’s structure. Repairing or installing damp proof materials is more tricky than it may seem, and includes the following:

  • Sourcing and installing materials: Specialist materials must be acquired and installed to prevent damp from rising through the fabric of your walls. A common method of damp proofing involves fitting a preventative slate barrier, referred to as a ‘damp proof course’, into the base of the walls. This is the sort of job that requires a knowledgeable and trusted builder with damp proofing expertise to be done safely and efficiently.
  • Closing cracks and holes: In most cases, special types of resin will need to be injected into targeted points of the building to close up cracks and holes that have been created. This requires the knowledge and skills of an expert damp proofing specialist.

How to find damp proofing companies near you

HaMuch makes it super easy to find damp proofing specialists in your local area. To find local damp proofing near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford.Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with damp proofing contractors in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get damp proofing quotes: We’ll send your job listing to damp proofing specialists near you. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

You can find local damp proofing contractors near you in the HaMuch.com directory. We offer an extensive list of local building services and extension and conversion services on our site.

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Builder near London£35£220
Builder near Birmingham£26£204
Builder near Leeds£25£189
Builder near Glasgow£34£261
Builder near Sheffield£30£250
Builder near Bradford£25£186
Builder near Liverpool£26£180
Builder near Edinburgh£33£229
Builder near Manchester£30£191
Builder near Bristol£27£198

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Recent jobs posted for damp proofing

Re concrete of outside area inc drains

We have a small outside path area which needs to be Re concreted. It's outside the kitchen/ utility so there are drains to be considered.

Steam room re-tanking

I am writing from Far Grange holiday park (YO25 8SY), to enquire about a quote for re-tanking a steam room, due to a leak.

Damp on internal wall

Ex council house with damp on internal wall (living room).....facing outdoor wall near front door.

Rising damp

Area of damp flaking plaster on section of living room wall facing outside wall near front door.

Tanking

Tanking an existing room that's being lived in

Tanking

Tanking an existing room that's being lived in

Damp

Roof repair

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
St Helens£25£173
Bristol£27£198
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£24£172
Bracknell Forest£42£243
Sandwell£24£198
Salisbury£52£317
Broxtowe£29£211
Amber Valley£28£199
East Hertfordshire£36£227
Conway£23£185

Carpenter & Joiner

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Wychavon£25£184
Preston£28£155
Dumfries & Galloway£20£160
Havant & Waterloo£26£198
Warwick£26£188
Conway£21£170
Bury£31£184
New Forest£29£197
Test Valley£29£205
Thanet£24£198

Electrician

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Gloucestershire£31£227
Arun£29£203
Broxtowe£28£200
Poole£32£229
Falkirk£33£241
Bolton£31£214
Swale£38£247
Blackpool£28£212
Blackburn£32£218
South Kesteven£35£181

Gardener

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St Albans£42£273
Vale Royal£23£178
Mid Bedfordshire£22£152
East Hertfordshire£24£185
Sheffield£22£173
Leicester£17£191
Reading£26£213
Crewe & Nantwich£37£288
Teignbridge£16£128
Warrington£43£300

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Stoke-on-Trent£70£160
Cheltenham£75£588
Bolton£44£241
Edinburgh£20£160
Arun£25£180
Milton Keynes£90£160
Broadland£42£190
Sefton£38£207
Doncaster£44£225
Walsall£57£324

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bassetlaw£12£100
Peterborough£15£250
Barnsley£17£108
Reading£19£148
Highland£18£150
Bedford£32£200
Bracknell Forest£18£137
North Lanarkshire£13£116
Northampton£21£172
Liverpool£14£115

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Belfast£32£213
Trafford£36£228
Milton Keynes£39£221
Stratford-on-Avon£32£170
Warrington£34£243
Epping Forest£41£264
Mid Bedfordshire£41£231
Manchester£36£228
Wrexham Maelor£35£150
Waverley£46£249

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Dundee£40£272
Rotherham£34£225
Poole£43£274
Wigan£38£233
East Lindsey£33£217
East Hertfordshire£48£270
Eastleigh£42£262
Derby£38£241
Bristol£37£247
Peterborough£36£245

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North East Lincolnshire£33£236
Newport£33£224
Mid Bedfordshire£45£262
Fife£39£262
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£34£205
New Forest£43£260
Bedford£47£259
Broxtowe£38£238
Swale£45£263
North Lanarkshire£38£253

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bristol£24£172
Maidstone£25£176
Swansea£19£150
Coventry£21£157
Bath & North East Somerset£24£171
Gloucester£23£189
Stoke-on-Trent£19£153
Stratford-on-Avon£19£166
Epping Forest£31£194
Derby£20£165
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