About LABS...

LABS Building Services Ltd is a family run business based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We specialise in basement conversions, structural waterproofing, damp proofing, and timber treatments.

Damp Proofing

LABS Building Services Limited are approved Damp Proofing Specialists covering Sheffield and the surrounding area. All of our damp proofing installers are approved by the manufacturer Wykamol. LABS is also a Gold Member of the Basement Waterproofing Association.

Rising Damp Treatment

Rising damp is the most common name for what is essentially the process of hydrostatic water pressure travelling via hydroscopic capillaries in building substrate. Most walls and floors allow some water in, but it’s usually stopped from causing damage by a barrier called a damp-proof course or damp-proof membrane.

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Penetrating Damp Treatment

Penetrating damp is caused by water leaking through walls. This type of damp may expand across your walls or ceiling, but this will be horizontal movement rather than by traveling up walls (as is the case with rising damp). Caused either by the lack of an escape route for moisture entering the structure or an increase in moisture that overloads the escape route.

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Condensation is caused by warm air containing water vapour being cooled. The air can either be cooled on contact with a cooler surface or can lose heat in cooler surroundings. As the air cools, it can no longer hold as much water vapour and any excess leaves the air as water droplets. These water droplets that collect on surfaces in your property allow for the growth of black mould.

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As approved damp proofing specialists, we offer a 10-year workmanship guarantee and we are fully insured for Damp Proofing, Structural Waterproofing and Timber Treatment Contracts including structural basement and underpinning work incidental to the installation of damp proofing, waterproofing and drainage systems within basements.

We are committed to keeping up to date with the latest and most effective methods of Damp Proofing and Structural Waterproofing. Our team regularly attends professional training to keep our skills current and enable us to offer the very best service to our customers.

Every damp proofing project we undertake begins with a thorough survey carried out at the affected property. With a range of Damp Proofing methods at our disposal, we will advise you of the various options available along with the pros and cons of each, allowing you to make a clear and informed decision to suit your specific damp problem, your individual property and your budget.