30+ Years of Damp Proofing Experience

Abbey Damp Proofing Wirral are here to resolve your damp problems. We’ve over 35 years experience operating in this specialist field, assisting homeowners restore their houses by carrying out damp, timber and structural restorations. Our firm provides a comprehensive choice of property preservation as well as maintenance solutions across Wirral.


Our wide range of services include:

  • Damp Proof Courses
  • Dry Rot
  • Wet Rot
  • Full House Renovations
  • Roofing: New Roofs, Re-tiling, Felting, Slates
  • Chimney Stack: Pointing, Lead Flashing, Repairs
  • Brickwork: Pointing, Render
  • Gutters & Fascias: Repairs and Replacement
  • Extensions
  • Structural Work
  • Garage Conversions
  • Loft Conversions
  • Basement Conversions
  • Structural Work
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Rising Damp normally occurs when moisture at the base of your property starts to rise up through the brickwork. It means that your Damp Proof Course (DPC) has failed, or has been bridged allowing water ingress.  When you have rising damp, you must contact a professional to investigate further.  Simply painting over the damp with paints or fitting dehumidifiers without actually fixing the problem will not eliminate the damp.  It will simply spread and rear its ugly head again, but this time far worse.  In fact, if left untreated, it can lead to structural damage and start timbers to rot and decay.


The only way to treat rising damp effectively is by installing a damp proof course and fixing the source of the damp. A damp-proof course should be fitted in every property.  It stops groundwater breaching your property and rising up the walls, and thus stops damp rising from the bottom.


Abbey Damp Wirral can offer expert assistance with rising damp in your home or business premises.  As we’ve already mentioned, finding the real source of your damp is key to preventing any reoccurance.  Some of the more advanced problems of rising damp, if left untreated can lead to: dry rot, wet rot and wood worm  as surrounding timber joists and floorboards become saturated. The process is slow and rising damp can be present for many years before any visible signs show. 

The four main reasons rising damp occurs are:

    • There is no damp proof course (DPC). This is most common with older buildings.
    • The DPC has deteriorated and failed.
    • Changes in external ground levels meaning the DPC becomes bridged. For example if a new patio has been laid
    • Moisture travelling in between the wall and the render so bypassing the DPC.
Rising Damp in Let Property, Wirral


Penetrating damp is an all too common issue with the potential to seriously damage both the exterior and interior materials of a property. It is generally classified as water that finds its way from the outside in and it can occur at all levels of the building. This is unlike rising damp which occurs only at ground level.

Why does penetrating damp occur?



    • Faulty rainwater goods ie blocked gutters, faulty downpipes
    • Roof defects such as missing roof tiles
    • Damaged pointing, cladding, flashing or render
    • Walls exposed to wind driven rain
    • Long periods of rain and heavy winds
    • Flood water saturating masonry
    • Ongoing and undetected leaks from pipes


Book a Damp Survey

From your initial enquiry for damp proofing Wirral, you will be working with an experienced member of our team who will offer advice and co-ordinate your survey appointment. This is carried out by one of our qualified surveyors who will assess and diagnose all issues in the property before providing the right solution. Any recommendations and quotations for work are detailed in an Inspection Report. We are able to price of plan or complete tenders as necessary.



    Our happy customers

    “I would like to recommend you on the quality of building work completed and for the fast and efficient time taken. The property was left in wonderful condition.”


    – Collin Walker, Director. Walker Dunn Ltd Surveyors and Valuers