Damp Proofing Porthcawl

Porthcawl Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Porthcawl Wales (CF36): It isn't simply the fact that problems with damp look unsightly, they can also cause chronic health issues and contribute to dangerous structural damage. Costing thousands of pounds to repair if not treated speedily, more extreme issues can often be hidden under peeling wallpaper, flaking paintwork and patches of damp. If you've got a problem like this there's very little that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to call on an experienced Porthcawl damp proofing specialist to do a thorough inspection and recommend viable solutions.

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In Porthcawl dwellings there are three primary problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

These 3 key kinds of damp are explained in greater detail in the following paragraphs, together with strategies for prevention and resolution, should you find them in your home or business premises in Porthcawl.

PENETRATING DAMP

Problems like cracked or loose roof tiles, defective guttering, unsound brickwork and cavity wall issues are commonplace external causes of penetrating damp. Inside your Porthcawl home, it can be a result of overflowing bathtubs or sinks, damaged shower trays and leaking or burst pipes. If left to continue leaking these issues allow water to seep into walls and woodwork, which with time lead to blistered or broken plaster, dark damp patches on walls and flaking paintwork.

Wet rot can arise in your roof timbers if you've got a leaking roof which is neglected for some time. Though it's fortunate that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case scenario, you may need a roof replacement if the timbers of your roof become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be identified by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timber, coupled with an unfamiliar musty smell from the rotting timber.

Simple actions like repointing brickwork, inspecting pipes for leaks and cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks, will be the basic preventative maintenance measures. A knowledgeable damp proofer in Porthcawl will check all these areas to help avoid any further problems, as an element of resolving your issues with dampness.

CONDENSATION

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Condensation is super easy to identify and is a common form of damp in many homes in Porthcawl. Small droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when humid, warm air makes contact with them. It often manifests due to inadequate ventilation in places where there's high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

Basic strategies to stop condensation include wiping away any droplets whenever they appear and making sure that you've got sufficient ventilation in the troublesome areas. This might involve the installation or upgrade of air bricks, extractor fans and cooker hoods to help redirect the moist air outside of your house.

There could be issues with drawing in damp air from outside, and by completing an in-depth damp proofing survey an expert in Porthcawl will be able to identify factors that exacerbate the situation. Airflow needs to be regulated properly to effectively minimise condensation problems, and a reliable damp proofing technician will give advice and offer solutions on this subject.

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RISING DAMP

Since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been fitted as standard in all houses constructed in the United Kingdom. If your house was constructed before this time it's possible you might not have this installed. If your home was constructed after this year, but you are still suffering with rising damp issues, it could be that the damp proof course has been damaged.

It can be hard to distinguish rising damp, but some giveaway signs are; rotten or crumbling skirtings, "tide marks" on walls and a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls. Although the existence of these isn't conclusive, they are all clear indications of rising damp problems.

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Merely checking your property's outside walls to spot if you have a damp course can be one step towards managing your rising damp problems. It needs to be 150 millimetres (around six inches) above ground level for satisfactory protection. If this is not the situation you may be able to dig the ground away to create this gap, or if this is not plausible, you can install a DPM higher up.

You might have more problematic issues if you find that your damp proof membrane is OK, and it may be that the moisture is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into your home's walls, which can be an even more worrying predicament.

Damp proofing specialists in Porthcawl will quickly detect and resolve rising damp issues using a range of techniques. Older homes which either don't have a damp proof membrane, or have a compromised one that's damaged over a considerable area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream such as Permaguard. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar joint, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then soaks into the surrounding brickwork before curing to form an effective, horizontal water-repellent barrier.

In instances where damp proofing injection cream is not a satisfactory solution, or when your DPM is extensively damaged, installing a complete new damp proof course may be neccessary. Unfortunately this is the most extreme of repair works, but it may be the only answer to your rising damp.

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For less severe areas of damp course damage, another potential solution could be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion. Carpets, wood flooring or tiles will have to be lifted before any work is done, since it's applied under your current floor coverings. Also used as an integral part of the tanking process to make a room watertight, this is a particularly efficacious solution in basements. Your Porthcawl damp proof technician may suggest the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out, further protection in these trouble spots.

Tanking: In cellars, basements and below ground areas of a property, "tanking" is the process where any surfaces that are exposed are painted with a waterproof coating. Because this coating must be applied on the bare surfaces of floors and walls, all plaster and wall covering must be removed before any work can commence, and all surfaces properly prepared. When this paint has been applied and dried, it is then the time to replaster the walls and decorate over the top of it. You must always get more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is really the only cure for your rising damp, since this is an incredibly disruptive process since it needs to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building.

SOLVING DAMP WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

To help with condensation problems, you could always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are quite effective. The fact that they simply hide the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, is the downside with dehumidifiers. If you're suffering from damp in any part of your home in Porthcawl, you can get hold of an experienced damp proofing company for the best advice.

FINDING A TRUSTWORTHY DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN PORTHCAWL

The most trustworthy recommendations for local specialists when it comes to home improvement projects are usually neighbours and friends. If possible you should always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a variety of companies, and before signing up for any specific damp proof services, you can ask to look at qualifications and professional memberships, as a verification of their integrity.

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

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees your selected damp proofing provider is properly qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to offer a first class damp proof service. In addition, it offers a guarantee over any damp proofing work accomplished by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Porthcawl and also nearby in: Laleston, Nottage, Goytre, Trecco Bay, Kenfig Hill, North Cornelly, Bridgend, South Cornelly, Margam, Tythegston, Maudlam, Port Talbot, Wigfach, Danygraig, together with these postcodes CF36 3BX, CF36 3QL, CF36 3LF, CF36 3UE, CF33 4RP, CF36 3EW, CF36 3ES, CF36 3DD, CF36 3PD, CF36 3QD. Local Porthcawl damp proofing specialist will probably have the telephone dialling code 01656 and the postcode CF36. Checking this should confirm you access local providers of damp proofing. Porthcawl householders can benefit from these and countless other comparable services.

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The latest Wales damp proofing projects: Veer Bannister and Alana Bannister recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in a terraced house in Bwlchgwyn. Noor Welsh and Curtis Welsh recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in a cottage in Ewenny. Travis Carr recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp and condensation problems in Laugharne, Wales. Chaya and Lorenzo Casey recently enquired about getting a price for solving damp problems in a detached house in Rhostyllen, Wales. Zofia Keating and Zack Keating recently asked for a quotation for resolving damp problems in Four Crosses, Wales. Liana Foran and Cory Foran recently requested a quote for solving damp problems in Wenvoe, Wales. Khadijah Sweeney and Tobias Sweeney recently asked for an estimate for clearing up damp problems in a bungalow in Treorchy. Julius and Elspeth Devlin recently enquired about the possibility of damp proofing an extension in Tylorstown. All of these local people searched for "damp proofing Wales" and located this website on either Yahoo, Google or Bing.

Porthcawl Damp Proofing Tasks

Damp Proofing Tasks Porthcawl

There are a whole host of tasks that can be carried out by your local Porthcawl damp proof specialist including damp proofing brickwork in Porthcawl, cavity wall tie replacement, woodworm treatments, damp proofing old stone walls, damp proof injection, rising damp solutions, damp proof paint application Porthcawl, pressure grouting, leak detection, invasive weed control, structural waterproofing, wood rot treatments, landlord damp proofing services, damp proof sealing Porthcawl, wet rot control, damp proof cream treatments Porthcawl, condensation solutions, damp proofing internal walls, home damp proofing, damp proofing a cellar, cellar damp proofing, solving condensation problems, property preservation Porthcawl, black mould treatment, damp proof tanking, damp proofing a garage, timber preservation, damp control, cementitious tanking, residential damp proofing, flood defence, chemical DPC injection, damp course installations, damp proofing surveys, condensation control Porthcawl, and lots more. These are just a selection of the activities that are undertaken by those specialising in damp proofing. Porthcawl companies will let you know about their whole range of services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

When trying to find professionals for any project or service, it's invariably extremely useful to look to friends and family for recommendations. In your efforts to choose someone who is suitable for your requirements, person to person references are generally best, and can sometimes enable you to weed out a second-rate contractor or a company that has an unsatisfactory record for service.

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Getting the feedback of a relative or friend also means you can discover whether anything went awry, how rapidly mistakes were put right, and how the contractor responded. Furthermore you can get some first hand experience of the reliability and time keeping of the contractor concerned. They will also be in a good position to provide you with information about how the final price charged stacked up compared to the original quote that was given, specifics which are usually hard to obtain from the contractors themselves.

You can count on your friends and family members to be honest and truthful, hence they should always be your first port of call when it comes to advice. If they are hesitant to talk about a certain contractor or company it is probably down to a disappointing experience. Many people will be perfectly willing to talk about a good quality contractor, but less likely to mention a lousy one, and rather than 'malign' a a far from perfect business they've dealt with previously, they might even offer some alternative company.

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Also find: Bridgend damp proofing, Kenfig Hill damp proofing, Nottage damp proofing, Wigfach damp proofing, Laleston damp proofing, Port Talbot damp proofing, Goytre damp proofing, Tythegston damp proofing, North Cornelly damp proofing, Maudlam damp proofing, Danygraig damp proofing, South Cornelly damp proofing, Margam damp proofing, Trecco Bay damp proofing services and more. The majority of these towns and villages are serviced by companies who do damp proofing. Porthcawl business and home owners can get damp proofing price quotes by going here.

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More Porthcawl Tradesmen: Needless to say, whenever you are doing home repairs and improvements in Porthcawl, Wales, you'll probably need all types of different tradespeople and aside from a damp proofer in Porthcawl, Wales, you may also need repointing in Porthcawl, a carpenter in Porthcawl, garage conversion in Porthcawl, electricians in Porthcawl, waste clearance in Porthcawl, rendering in Porthcawl, floor screeding in Porthcawl, brick & stone cleaning in Porthcawl, basement conversion in Porthcawl, scaffolders in Porthcawl, painters & decorators in Porthcawl, plumbers in Porthcawl, SKIP HIRE in Porthcawl, a tiler in Porthcawl, a handyman in Porthcawl, a building contractor in Porthcawl, plasterers in Porthcawl, flooring specialists in Porthcawl, a bricklayer in Porthcawl, and other different Porthcawl specialists.

Damp Proofing Around Porthcawl: Some Porthcawl streets and areas where damp proofing work has recently been carried out - Clos Llandudwg, Clos Ewenni, Reynallt Place, Blundell Avenue, Parc-y-berllan, George Thomas Close, South Place, Caldy Close, De Londres Close, De Turberville Close, Pangbourne Close, Wellfield Crescent, Fairfax Crescent, Lock's Lane, Juniper Close, Willow Close, Sker Court, St Michael's Road, Glan Road, The Firs, Arosfa Avenue, Vernon Road, Oak Tree Drive, Laburnum Drive, Rhych Avenue, Llangwn Way, Elm Road, Arlington Place, Northways, as well as the following Porthcawl area postcodes: CF36 3BX, CF36 3QL, CF36 3LF, CF36 3UE, CF33 4RP, CF36 3EW, CF36 3ES, CF36 3DD, CF36 3PD, CF36 3QD. Work was carried out in these locations by specialists in damp proofing. Porthcawl home and property owners enjoyed the benefits of reliable and top quality damp proofing services in every case.

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(This damp proofing Porthcawl information was last updated on 19-05-2022)