Damp Proofing Pontypridd

Pontypridd Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Pontypridd Wales (CF37): Problems with damp in your house in Pontypridd may not only look unattractive, but they can trigger dangerous structural and health issues too. Peeling wallpaper and nasty damp patches can hide much more serious issues which, if not repaired quickly, could lead to extremely expensive repair bills. If you've got a problem such as this there's very little that you can do yourself, and the best course of action is to call on an established Pontypridd damp proofing specialist to carry out a survey and recommend realistic solutions.

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In Pontypridd dwellings there are three main problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These 3 primary types of damp are discussed in more detail in the following paragraphs, along with recommendations for prevention and resolution, should you find them in your property in Pontypridd.

PENETRATING DAMP

Penetrating damp can be the result of a variety of external factors for example: cracks in brickwork, cavity wall issues, cracked or loose roof tiles and damaged guttering. Inside, the causes can be overflowing baths or sinks, burst or leaky pipes and damaged shower trays. If left unchecked, damp dark patches on walls, broken or blistered plaster and peeling paintwork, will be the obvious upshot of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

If left untreated for a while, a leaking roof can cause wet rot to arise in the timbers of your roof. Though it cannot spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause your roof timbers to become structurally compromised, and in a worst case scenario you may even need a new roof - very expensive! If black fungus starts to appear on your woodwork and the timber in your roof feels "spongy" to the touch, you could have a case of wet rot.

The measures for prevention can be pretty basic, for instance inspecting pipework for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks. A certified damp proofer in Pontypridd will check all of these areas to help avoid any future complications, as part of resolving your dampness issues.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is very easy to identify and is one of the most common forms of damp in many properties in Pontypridd. Tiny water droplets form on cooler surfaces when they come into contact with moist, warm air. In places with high humidity, such as: boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, it arises due to poor ventilation.

Wiping up any water droplets that form, and ensuring there is enough ventilation in the affected areas, are amongst the easiest solutions to such issues. This might involve the upgrading or installation of cooker hoods, extractors and air bricks to help reroute the moist air outside of the building.

The most effective way to identify the key circumstances that exacerbate the problem, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey done by a credible Pontypridd specialist. Sometimes damp air is drawn in from the outside, simply making things worse. Airflow must be properly regulated to adequately control condensation, and a reliable damp proofing specialist will offer advice and solutions on this question.

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RISING DAMP

A damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard on homes built in the United Kingdom since 1875. If your home was built before this time it's perfectly possible that you might not have one installed. If your house was constructed after this year, but you're still suffering with rising damp, it may be that the damp proof course has been impaired.

Although hard to distinguish, a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls, tide marks on walls and rotten or crumbling skirting boards, are all giveaway indications of rising damp. It is plausible that you may have a rising damp problem if you have spotted one or all of these.

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Remedying rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your property's external walls to see if you can see a damp proof course. For satisfactory protection it ought to be 150mm above the level of the ground. If this isn't the case you can dig the ground away to create this gap, or if this is not possible, you can install a damp proof course higher up.

If this is not the cause of the problem and your damp course is installed and in order, there might be more serious issues to resolve caused by the dampness coming up from the ground beneath, through your floor, and into the walls of your property.

Pontypridd damp proofing experts will swiftly be able to ascertain the main cause of your rising damp issues, and employing a range of procedures will quickly solve the problem. Older homes which either have no damp proof membrane, or have one that's damaged over a wide area, can have a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard) injected into the outside walls. This cream is injected with a special nozzle into holes drilled at intervals along the wall's mortar joint, and before the cream cures it diffuses into the surrounding brickwork creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

In cases where damp proofing cream injection isn't an appropriate solution, or where your DPM is seriously damaged, putting in a brand new damp proof course might be neccessary. Though this is obviously a pretty drastic plan of action, it might be the only method to remedy your damp problems successfully.

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For smaller areas of membrane damage, yet another possible remedy could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. As this is going to be applied underneath your floor coverings, tiles, wooden flooring and carpeting must be lifted and removed before this operation can commence. In cellar areas this is an especially efficacious solution, and will form part of the tanking procedure that's used to make rooms watertight. Before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, your Pontypridd damp proofing expert may advise laying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for extra protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or below ground area, is the process of covering exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. Any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces prepared properly before any work begins, as this coating must be applied at the base level of walls and floors. You can replaster and decorate over the top, as soon as the coating has completely dried out. This is a highly disruptive process as it must be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a property, and it's wise to get more than one expert opinion about whether this really is the only resolution to your damp problems.

SOLVING DAMP WITH DEHUMIDIFIERS

Dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove moisture from the air, so for condensation problems they can help. The fact that these products basically cover up the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the main downside with the use of dehumidifiers. To obtain the most reliable advice if you're experiencing damp in any part of your home, you should contact a certified damp proofing specialist in Pontypridd.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF EXPERT IN PONTYPRIDD

The most trustworthy recommendations for local professionals with regards to home improvements are usually friends and relations. Always acquire at least 3 or 4 different quotes from a variety of companies, and if you are in any doubt you can ask to see qualifications and professional memberships, before employing any damp proofing services.

Keep an eye out for technicians holding the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB) qualifications, or companies who are signed up members of the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association.

You can be sure that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the appropriate practical experience to carry out a top notch damp proof service, if they are members of the PCA or DPA. Furthermore, it offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work completed by one of their members.

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Damp proofing can be undertaken in Pontypridd and also in nearby places like: Tonteg, Treforest, Ystrad, Williamstown, Tylorstown, Upper Boat, Tonyrefail, Aberdare, Cilfynydd, Senghenydd, Hawthorn, Caerphilly, Beddau, Thomastown, Trehafod, Penygraig, Tonypandy, as well as in these postcodes CF37 1QE, CF37 1BZ, CF37 1HT, CF37 1HP, CF37 1RX, CF37 1NX, CF37 1PR, CF37 1QZ, CF37 1LL, CF37 1LH. Locally based Pontypridd damp proofers will probably have the postcode CF37 and the phone code 01443. Checking this out should guarantee you're accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Pontypridd homeowners are able to utilise these and countless other damp proofing services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

Any time that you're searching for professionals for any project or service, it is always extremely useful to look to relatives and friends for recommendations. These word of mouth references can be one of the best ways to point a finger at substandard contractors and companies that have terrible track record, and help you choose someone who's the perfect fit for your needs.

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Getting this type of testimonial from a friend or relative will also give you information about the contractor's reliability and time keeping, and if things went awry, how they were addressed and how rapidly they were resolved. They'll also be in a good position to provide you with info about how the final bill stacked up compared to the original estimate that was given, details which can be hard to extract from the contractors themselves.

Since your friends and relations are people you know and can trust in relation to their advice, they ought to be your first port of call. If they have had an unsatisfactory experience with a particular contractor or company, they may well be hesitant to chat about them in any great detail. Most people will be more than willing to talk about a decent contractor, less likely to discuss a lousy one, and may endorse a different company rather than 'bad mouth' a a below par business they have had dealings with in the past.

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There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Pontypridd damp proofing specialist including timber treatment, solving condensation problems, timber surveys Pontypridd, solving mould problems Pontypridd, rendering repairs in Pontypridd, damp proof paint application, cementitious tanking, damp proof injection cream treatments, home damp proofing in Pontypridd, condensation control Pontypridd, woodworm treatments Pontypridd, wet rot treatment in Pontypridd, invasive weed control in Pontypridd, damp proofing concrete floors Pontypridd, wood rot treatments in Pontypridd, dampcourse installations, damp proofing internal walls in Pontypridd, dry rot treatment in Pontypridd, timber preservation Pontypridd, efflorescence treatments, damp proof sealing Pontypridd, damp surveys, damp proofing floors, cheap damp proofing in Pontypridd, injection damp proofing, commercial damp proofing, mould treatments, damp proofing assessments Pontypridd, damp control, chemical DPC injection, vapour barriers, damp proofing quotes in Pontypridd, basement tanking, flood defence, and lots more. These are just a handful of the duties that are undertaken by those specialising in damp proofing. Pontypridd specialists will let you know about their whole range of services.

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Also find: Williamstown damp proofing, Tylorstown damp proofing, Treforest damp proofing, Senghenydd damp proofing, Upper Boat damp proofing, Tonyrefail damp proofing, Tonteg damp proofing, Beddau damp proofing, Cilfynydd damp proofing, Penygraig damp proofing, Hawthorn damp proofing, Aberdare damp proofing, Ystrad damp proofing, Trehafod damp proofing, Tonypandy damp proofing, Thomastown damp proofing, Caerphilly damp proofing services and more. Most of these villages and towns are served by companies who do damp proofing. Pontypridd residents can get damp proofing estimates by going here.

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