Damp Proofing Gorseinon Wales (SA4): Problems with damp in your house in Gorseinon not just look unsightly, but they can also lead to serious health and structural issues too. Nasty damp patches and peeling wallpaper can hide much more serious problems which, if not cured speedily, could lead to very expensive repair bills. If you think that you may have damp issues you must speak to an established Gorseinon damp proofing specialist to check your property, and suggest the most effective damp proofing solution for your house.
Essentially, in terms of damp in the home there are 3 key problem areas:
• Penetrating Damp
• Rising Damp
Below you will find details about what might be causing damp problems in your home or business in Gorseinon, and how you might go about fixing them.
Problems like loose or broken roof tiles, cracks in brickwork, cavity wall problems and damaged guttering are common external factors of penetrating damp. Internally, overflowing bathtubs or basins, leaky or burst pipes and damaged shower trays, can contribute to penetrating damp. If left uncontrolled, dark damp patches on walls, flaking paintwork and blistered or broken plaster, will be the noticeable results of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.
If neglected for an extended period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Even though it does not spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally unsound, and in the worst case you may even need a roof replacement - very costly! If black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you may have the beginnings of wet rot.
You need not fret however, because to stop these problems occurring, a few basic steps like examining pipework for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks should aleviate such issues. As an integral part of a complete damp proofing package, your local Gorseinon damp proofing company will check out all of these factors.
Condensation is super easy to spot and is a common form of damp in many properties in Gorseinon. When cooler surfaces make contact with warm, humid air, small water droplets appear on those cold surfaces. Poor ventilation in places with high humidity, for example in kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms, is the most common cause of condensation.
Easy strategies to prevent condensation involve wiping up any water droplets as they form and making certain that you have sufficient ventilation in the trouble spots. Redirecting damp air outside of your property in Gorseinon, by upgrading or installing extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods, will help you to eliminate this annoying problem.
An in-depth damp proofing survey by a credible Gorseinon company might also find circumstances which bring about the issue by sucking in moist air from outside. To successfully minimise condensation, airflow has to be properly regulated. A reliable Gorseinon damp proofing specialist will be able to offer solutions and advice in connection with this.
A damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard on homes constructed in the UK since 1875. You may not have a damp course on your house in Gorseinon if it was built earlier than this. It is a possibility that your DPM might have been damaged somehow if you are experiencing rising damp problems in a property built after this year.
Although rather difficult to distinguish, crumbling or rotten skirting boards, a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and tide marks on walls, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. It's plausible that you might have a rising damp issue if you've seen one or all of these in your property.
Merely checking your property's outside walls to spot if you've got a DPM can be the first step towards resolving your rising damp problems. To be sure of a satisfactory measure of protection the damp proof course ought to be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres. If you discover that this space does not exist, you could dig the soil away to increase it, or if this process isn't possible, a higher damp proof course will have to be put in.
If your damp course is in order and the gap isn't the root cause of the problem, moisture could be rising up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a more challenging issue.
Gorseinon damp proofing professionals will quickly be able to ascertain the cause of your rising damp issues, and using a number of different methods will soon deal with the problem. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your wall if you have an older home with no DPM, or it is damaged over an extensive area. Holes will be drilled at intervals along the brickwork, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective waterproof barrier.
If the damp proofing cream isn't suitable, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a brand new damp proof course may need to be put in. Though this is of course a fairly extreme plan of action, it might be the only method to solve your rising damp issues effectively.
Another potential option for smaller areas of membrane damage could include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Carpets, laminate flooring or tiles will have to be lifted before any work can be carried out, because it is applied under your existing floor coverings. This is especially effective in cellars as a part of the tanking procedure to create a watertight room. Before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, your Gorseinon damp proof technician may recommend a layer of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane), for further protection.
Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a watertight paint in a below ground area such as a basement or cellar is known as "tanking". Because this coating has to be applied to the base surface of floors and walls, all wall covering and plaster must be taken off before work begins, and all surfaces properly prepared. When this coating has been put on, it must be permitted to dry thoroughly before replastering and decorating on top of it. As it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is a highly disruptive job. Therefore, it's preferable to contact more than one damp proofing expert to make certain that this really is the only remedy.
SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS
Issues with condensation can certainly be improved through the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that they just mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the main drawback with dehumidifiers. An experienced damp proofing specialist in Gorseinon will be able to give you advice on the best solution if you are experiencing mould or damp in any area of your house.
FINDING A RELIABLE DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN GORSEINON
The best recommendations for specialists with regards to home improvements are normally friends and relatives. Where possible you should always see if you can get at least three different estimates from a number of companies, and before hiring any specific damp proofing services, you can ask to look at professional memberships and accreditations, as a verification of their integrity.
Professional Gorseinon damp proofing specialists should be registered members of either the Property Care Association (PCA) or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association), or have professional qualifications from the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments).
If your chosen Gorseinon damp proofing specialists are members of either the PCA or DPA you can be certain they'll be suitably qualified and have acquired the required working experience to offer a first class service for all your damp proofing issues. Such memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any remedial work undertaken.
Damp proofing can be done in Gorseinon and also in nearby places like: Llannon, Felindre, Portmead, Bryn, Pontlliw, Clydach, Gowerton, Grovesend, Swansea, Loughor, Pen-Clawdd, Pontarddulais, Dunvant, Llanelli, Pontardawe, Plasmarl, Morriston, Neath, and in these postcodes SA4 4FQ, SA4 4BX, SA4 4AA, SA4 4NS, SA4 4AE, SA4 4PN, SA4 4EJ, SA4 4GE, SA4 4LH, SA4 4DU. Locally based Gorseinon damp proofing specialist will most likely have the telephone code 01792 and the postcode SA4.
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Wales Damp Proofing Enquiries
Latest Wales damp proofing job postings: Nikodem Atkinson and Lisa Atkinson recently requested an estimate for damp proofing a garage in Tal Y Bont, Wales. Fleur Ferguson and Raees Ferguson recently enquired about eliminating condensation and damp issues in Llanfairfechan, Wales. Mr and Mrs Bush recently enquired about getting a price for clearing up damp problems in a terraced house in Tal Y Bont, Wales. Fatima and Damian Thorne recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing a conservatory in a bungalow in Aberporth. Kallum Easton recently enquired about damp proofing a cellar in Pen Clawdd. Haris Lomax recently enquired about getting a price for resolving condensation and damp problems in a kitchen in Pembroke, Wales. Tianna Beaumont and James Beaumont recently requested a quote for damp proofing a basement in a cottage in Llan Ffestiniog. Ariya Joyce and Youssef Joyce recently requested an estimate for eliminating condensation and mould issues in a hallway in a bungalow in Penmaenmawr, Wales.
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