Damp Proofing Aberdare

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Damp Proofing Aberdare Wales (CF44): Having damp problems in your house in Aberdare can result in major health and structural problems, as well as being unattractive in appearance. More serious issues can also be hidden under patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and could cost 1000's of pounds to fix if not repaired immediately. It is far more cost effective in the long run to get in touch with a certified Aberdare damp proofing company to survey your home, and offer a complete damp proofing solution for your property.

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In regards to dampness in Aberdare houses, there are essentially 3 key types:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three primary forms of damp are reviewed in greater detail in the following paragraphs, together with strategies for prevention and resolution, in the event you discover them in your house in Aberdare.


Penetrating damp in buildings can be attributable to different external factors for example: cavity wall problems, defective guttering, unsound brickwork and cracked or loose roof tiles. Internally, the causes can be damaged shower trays, overflowing baths or sinks and leaky or burst pipes. If water is allowed to continue soaking into the woodwork and walls, the visible signs with time will be broken or blistered plaster, peeling paintwork and dark damp patches on walls.

If neglected over a long period of time, a leaky roof can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot can't spread into the brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst outcome the timbers of your roof become structurally unsafe, necessitating a new roof. A unique musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and signs of black fungus, could all suggest the existence of wet rot.

Simple steps like examining pipework for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, will be the basic preventative measures. If you employ the expert services of a professional Aberdare damp proofing firm, they will check all these aspects as a part of your complete damp proofing program.


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A common form of damp in many properties in Aberdare, condensation is extremely easy to spot. Small droplets of water form on cool surfaces when they make contact with warm, humid air. Inadequate ventilation in places with a high level of humidity, such as in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, is the most common reason for condensation.

Wiping up any water droplets that appear, and making sure you have sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots, are amongst the easiest solutions to such issues. Redirecting humid air outside of your property in Aberdare, by fitting or updating air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods, will help you to resolve this problem.

The best way to find out the key factors that play a role in the problem, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a trusted Aberdare company. Sometimes damp air can be sucked in from the outside, simply making matters even worse. To effectively control condensation, airflow needs to be regulated properly. A reliable Aberdare damp proofing company will be able to offer advice and solutions to accomplish this in your home.

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A damp proof course has been installed as standard on homes built in Great Britain since 1875. You may not have a damp proof course on your property or home in Aberdare if it was constructed prior to this period. If you are experiencing rising damp in a property built after this period it might be that your DPM has been somehow or other.

Rising damp can be tricky to identify, but some things to look for are; a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or appearing on walls, tide marks on walls and crumbling or rotten skirting boards. If you notice or think that you may have any of these, it is possible you have a rising damp problem.

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The initial step towards resolving your rising damp problems should be to simply check whether you've got a DPM on the external walls of your property in Aberdare. It ought to be 150 millimetres (around six inches) above ground level for satisfactory protection. If this is not the situation you might be able to dig the ground away to generate this space, or if this isn't feasible, you can put in a damp proof course higher up.

If this is not the root cause of the problem and your DPM (damp proof membrane) is in fact correct, there may be more serious issues to deal with caused by the moisture coming up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your walls.

Using a range of procedures, damp proofing technicians in Aberdare can swiftly detect and solve your rising damp problems. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) can be carefully injected into your wall if you have an older house with no damp proof membrane, or it is damaged over an extensive area. This special cream is injected with a nozzle into evenly spaced holes drilled along the mortar course, and before the cream sets it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

In situations where damp proofing cream injection is not a suitable remedy, or where your damp course membrane is seriously damaged, installing a complete new damp proof course could be neccessary. Regrettably this is taking repair work to the extreme, however it could be the only resolution to your rising damp problems.

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The application of a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is another potential remedy for minimal areas of membrane damage. This will be applied under your current floor coverings, so wood flooring, tiles and carpets will have to be lifted before any work is done. This is particularly effective in cellar areas as a part of the "tanking" procedure to create a room which is watertight. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried, your Aberdare damp proofing specialist may recommend laying building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for added protection.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces in a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a cellar or basement is known as "tanking". This should be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, therefore all plaster and wall covering must be removed and the relevant surfaces prepared properly before any work begins. When the paint has been applied and is dry, it is then the time to replaster and decorate on top of it. You should invariably get more than one expert's opinion on whether this is really the only resolution to your rising damp, since this is a very disruptive process as it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation issues they can help quite a bit. The main issue with dehumidifiers in seeking to reduce damp is that they just alleviate the cause of the damp, don't cure it. If you're experiencing dampness in any area of your property in Aberdare, you can speak to a professional damp proofing specialist for the most reliable advice.


The best recommendations for local specialists when it comes to home improvement projects are normally neighbours and friends. Always get at least 3 or 4 different estimates from a variety of companies, and if you are in any doubt you can ask to see evidence of professional memberships and accreditations, before employing any damp proof services.

Look out for contractors holding the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) qualifications, or companies who are members of the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the Property Care Association.

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is well qualified and has the appropriate experience to provide you with a top notch damp proof service, if they have membership of either the PCA or DPA. Such memberships also means there are certain guarantees for any work carried out.

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Damp proofing can be done in Aberdare and also in: Abercwmbor, Mountain Ash, Treorchy, Hirwaun, Aberfan, Aberman, Merthyr Tydfil, Maerdy, Tonypandy, Cwmaman, Llwydcoed, Penywaun, Rhigos, Heolgerrig, Treherbert, Pentrebach, Cwmbach, Ferndale, and in these postcodes CF44 6TH, CF44 6UA, CF44 6NF, CF44 6RT, CF44 0NW, CF44 0NE, CF44 0DT, CF44 6BX, CF44 0RN, CF44 6RG. Local Aberdare damp proofers will probably have the postcode CF44 and the telephone code 01685.

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All throughout Wales you will be able to find damp proofing experts who will provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you can't find the right damp proofer in Aberdare itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.

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There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Aberdare damp proof specialist including damp course installations, landlord damp proofing services, damp proofing concrete floors, cellar tanking, leak detection, damp proofing services in Aberdare, dry rot treatments, damp proof membranes Aberdare, rendering repairs, plaster replacement, rising damp advice, wet rot treatment, timber preservation in Aberdare, residential damp proofing, damp proofing internal walls, flood defence, damp proofing solutions in conservatories, pressure grouting, damp treatments, cementitious tanking in Aberdare, damp control, cavity wall construction, damp proof injection cream treatments, mould treatments Aberdare, damp proofing floors, rising damp solutions, the treament of efflorescence, damp proofing a garage, and lots more.


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Households in The Pandy, Tai Cap Coch, Tregwilym, Church Row, Tower Road, Tramway, Derlwyn, Abergwawr Street, Brecon Close, Arthurs Place, Brynsiriol, Bryn Hyfryd, Chestnut Close, Bell Street, Station Road, Craig Y Darren, Commerce Place, Broniestyn Terrace, Trebanog Terrace, Belle Vue Street, Catherine Street, Clarence Street, Cwrt Twyn Rhyd, Craig Y Llyn Crescent, Tybruce Road, The Close, Sycamore Close, Depot Road, have needed damp proofing just recently. Waterproofing work also completed in these local Aberdare postcodes: CF44 6TH, CF44 6UA, CF44 6NF, CF44 6RT, CF44 0NW, CF44 0NE, CF44 0DT, CF44 6BX, CF44 0RN, CF44 6RG.

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