Damp Proofing in Burnley

damp proofing in burnleyThe aim of Anchor Building Services – Burnley is to supply professional damp and timber surveys, reports and/or quotes along with information and advice on how to cure rising damp, beetle infestation (woodworm), dry rot, timber decay and condensation.

We carry out timber treatments and damp proofing in Burnley for home-owners, property managers, builders, property developers, owners of commercial properties and local housing associations. In addition to undertaking specialist damp proofing and timber treatments, we provide damp and timber surveys for pre-purchase & re-mortgage requirements when dampness & timber defects have already been highlighted in the home-buyers survey report.

Free surveys and plain English reports are addressed quickly and efficiently. You’ll find that our care and commitment to your solution is obvious from survey to completion.

Our Damp Proofing Guarantee’s

We guarantee all work carried out, and can provide underwritten guarantees ( Westminster Backed) for damp proofing in Burnley which are related to the exact property, not the owner.

They are automatically transferable upon future sale of the property without any administrative requirement.

Dampness in your home can be broken down into three main groups;

  • Rising Damp
  • Penetrating Damp
  • Condensation

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Rising Damp Burnley


Rising Damp is a circumstance where ground water is drawn upwards through direct contact with brickwork and mortar.

Water rises by capillary action where inadequate or damaged damp proof courses are present in the walls throughout the home.

Rising Dampness is really a blight which can have an impact on external and internal wall space alike. The source of dampness in such a case comes from where the bricks and mortar of a wall is direct contact with the ground. The dry upper parts of the wall acts like a wick and draws water upwards from the wet lower bricks.

Identifying Rising Damp

Damp patches to outer walls as shown on right, significant moss/lichen growth on outside brickwork, discoloration. Dampness may also be felt and observed on inner walls of the home, dampness and salt bands are common tell-tale conditions to look for.

Penetrating Damp Burnley


Penetrating Damp Burnley

Penetrating Damp takes place when substandard roofing, brickwork, windows, high ground levels etc. allows water to penetrate to the interior fabric of your house.

Defects to the outside construction of the building works: poor roofing, ingress of water through uncapped chimneys, notably unvented blocked chimney breasts. cracked render & brickwork, blocked or weakened guttering, broken & corroded downpipes, improperly fitting or decaying door frames & windows, all of which can allow rain water to penetrate into the fabric of the building.

Identifying Penetrating Damp

Signs to search for when trying to determine if the cause of problems is penetrating damp include; Discolouration of the inner decor with the presence of tide marks, salt deposits. Blown/blistered (hollow sounding) plaster. Wet and/or rotting skirting boards from time to time exhibiting rusting nails, a lot like floor timbers. Random damp patches to any level on the walls and ceilings. Dark colored mould on inner walls, window frames etc.




Condensation is easily the most frequent form of dampness and is normally the consequence of poor ventilation within the home.

It’s mostly noticeable on cold walls, cold floors and windows. A distinguishing sign of moderate to extreme condensation would be the appearance of a black colored mould. The condition can also be found in floor voids and attic areas (a white mould), where, if left untreated, dampness could lead to wet rot or dry rot. This occurrence is best avoided in both instances from a health and from a expense perspective.


There’s a lot of signs to indicate condensation presence past appropriate levels, black mould to window frames being the easiest for the normal householder to identify.

Woodworm Treatments Burnley


Woodworm Treatments Burnley

You might not realise that you’ve got a woodworm problem until the resulting damage becomes visible, so early identification and rapid woodworm treatments Burnley are key before they trigger more damage.

Different wood boring insects prefer different types of woods, which will help you to distinguish what type of woodworm is causing your problems. Some prefer softwoods like pine, spruce and cedar while others like hardwoods such as oak, ash, sweet chestnut and mahogany. Whatever the species, each of them will leave some signs, if you have an active woodworm infestation.


There are various tell tale signs that can help you identify woodworm and a potential woodworm infestation. They include:

Small round exit holes within your woodwork, similar to the holes in a dart board.
Fine, powdery dust around these holes (this is called frass).
Crumbly edges to boards and joists.
Tunnels within the timber
Weak and damaged timbers or flooring.
Adult woodworm beetles emerging from hole within the timber.
Dead beetles around a suspected woodworm infestation or on window sills

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Contact Anchor Building Services

We carry out significant preservation works for properties at significant risk from damp, decay and can also quote on problems taking place on your property. As Burnley’s best Damp Proofing company we pride ourselves on supplying superb support services.

We will come out and find out the trouble and provide a quotation for damp proofing in Burnley. On agreement we can carry out the work as specified, we can also allow in our quotation for complete reinstatement and redecoration when necessary. ??

When you contact us for an appointment we shall provide a specific time and day which is mutually convenient. Look no further than Anchor Building Services should you require peace of mind when commissioning damp proofing in Burnley.


damp proofing in burnley
damp proofing in burnley