Liverpool Damp Proofing Specialists and Builders

Experienced family business specialising in damp proofing and building services for over three decades.

Experienced family business established in 1986 dedicated to providing excellent customer service and the highest quality of work.

Established in Liverpool since 1986

Complete Property Preservation Service

We understand how important your home is to you, and that’s why all our damp proofing work comes with a guarantee.

Damp Proofing

Protect your property from the damaging effects of moisture with a long-term solution rather than a quick fix.

Dry Rot & Wet Rot

Tackle the menace of dry rot and wet rot head-on with our specialised treatment services, designed to protect your property.

Cellar Conversions

Unlock the hidden potential of your home by transforming your underused basement into a functional, inviting space perfectly tailored to your needs.


From functional redesigns to luxurious upgrades, we bring your dream bathroom to life, creating a personal space that boosts the value and comfort of your home.

Condensation Control

Ultimate solution to ward off those pesky and potentially damaging damp patches in your home.

Woodworm Removal

Guard your property against the harmful impacts of woodworm infestations and restore your property’s integrity.

Leading Specialists

Leading Liverpool Damp Proofing Specialists

With over 30 years of experience serving Liverpool and Merseyside, Barrier Property Care can deal with all kinds of damp and preservation work.

All our damp proofing work comes with a guarantee, meaning that no matter your problem, our expert team is on hand to help.

What Our Customers Have To Say

We’ve helped thousands of people move

Marian Roberts
Marian Roberts
Outstanding workmanship. Professional, efficient and all done very promptly. The tidiest guys on the planet at a very reasonable cost! Would highly recommend. My rising damp will rise no more.
N Simmons
N Simmons
Ian assessed our property and provided a damp proof course in our hallway. Ian was fantastic, provided a responsive and professional service at a fair price. Would recommend.
claire jones
claire jones
We had an issue with what we thought may be wet or dry rot and the first person we had out to check said we had both . He went around with a damp meter which showed red on almost all of our downstairs walls and then proceeded to give me an extortionate quote. I contacted Ian wanting a second opinion. He came round, checked all the walls with a damp meter which did not show red on all of the same walls that the other guy checked, told us we only had wet rot and then proceeded to give me a fantastic quote. Work date was agreed, Ian and team arrived promptly at 8am on such date and completed all of the work within one day. Everything was left incredibly tidy and clean after they had finished and they were nice folk to have around. Communication with Ian was amazing throughout, he reply’s to texts quickly and is happy to answer any queries. I would highly recommend and in fact have done so already to a friend. I would get Ian and team out again in a heart beat.
Dean Leake
Dean Leake
Had a damp course done by Barrier and was very pleased with the results. Their workers were friendly, professional and left everything clean and tidy. Would highly recommend!
David Molyneux
David Molyneux
I have used Barrier care company twice now and i can't reccommend them highly enough, totally first class in every department.
Lauren McBride
Lauren McBride
Found Ian through checkatrade, responsive to the advert, came out to see us promptly and assess the issue. The job was done efficiently and professionally, we were so impressed that they had cleaned up after themselves on the first day. Really great job, the shop looks amazing. Thank you so much - would defo recommend.
lynn horsley
lynn horsley
Ian and the boys did a damp course they did an amazing job and left the room spotless. I would strongly recommend this company I couldn't fault them
Danielle Cole
Danielle Cole
Ian and the team were amazing and fixed our mould/damp problems. Ian came for the initial assessment and was so friendly and explained what was causing the damp and mould, what work he would need to carry out and things we could do in the meantime. The team carried out the job in a day and did an amazing job. A bonus was they also throughly cleaned up after themselves which was a big peace of mind especially because we have a 4month old baby. Definitely recommend and would definitely use again should we need anything in the future.
James Mckenna
James Mckenna
Ian and his team recently transformed our 1980s bathroom to something far better than we could have ever imagined. Very professional, reasonably priced and an extremely high standard of finish. Highly recommend. Thank you!
J Heath
J Heath
So impressed with the work we recently had done. Full damp-proofing course and re-plastering completed ahead of schedule. Very friendly and professional workers who left the house spotless when they’d finished. Would definitely recommend!
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You ask, we answer

From tackling moisture-related issues to understanding the intricacies of construction projects, we’ve got you covered. 

There are a few key causes of dampness, each contributing to a different type of damp issue, with the most common four being:

Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with cooler surfaces, such as walls or windows, leading to water droplets forming on the surface.

Over time, these droplets can soak into porous materials like plaster and wallpaper, causing damp patches to appear. If left untreated, this can eventually lead to mould growth and a potential decline in the overall indoor air quality.

Rising damp occurs when groundwater is drawn up through a property’s walls due to capillary action. This water carries dissolved salts and can rise up to a metre in height, causing visible damage and decay.

Signs of rising damp include deteriorated skirting boards and floorboards, flaky plaster, and a distinct ‘tide mark’ on the walls.

Water ingress is another common source of damp, often resulting from external factors like faulty gutters, downpipes, or ineffective water drainage systems.

It refers to water seeping into a property through faults, cracks, or breaches in the building’s envelope or structural integrity. This can lead to damp patches, saturated wall insulation, and even structural damage if not addressed in a timely manner.

Penetrating damp happens through the horizontal infiltration of water from the exterior of a building through the walls, rather than vertically. It’s commonly indicated by blotchy patches on walls or ceilings, which darken when it rains.

Without quick and skilful intervention, penetrating damp can cause severe structural damage, including timber decay and heat loss, complicating the living conditions.