Damp Proofing Tonypandy

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Damp Proofing Tonypandy Wales (CF40): Damp problems in your house in Tonypandy don't just look unappealing, but they can lead to serious health and structural problems too. If not dealt with quickly, the more serious issues can cost thousands to repair, and might be hidden away beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. If you've got an issue like this there is not much that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to bring in a certified Tonypandy damp proofing specialist to do a thorough inspection and suggest solutions.

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Essentially, with regards to damp within the home there are 3 key problem areas:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next paragraphs describe what may cause such damp problems in Tonypandy, and the different methods of preventing and solving them.


Penetrating damp in structures can be the result of different external factors for example: damaged guttering, unsound brickwork, cavity wall problems and loose or broken roof tiles. Inside your Tonypandy home, penetrating damp can be a result of leaky or burst pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing sinks or bathtubs. If left uncontrolled, dark damp patches on walls, peeling paintwork and broken or blistering plaster, will be the obvious signs of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can develop in your roof timbers if you've got a leaky roof that is been neglected over a period of time. Whilst it does not spread into brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally dangerous, and in the worst outcome you could even need to replace the entire roof - very expensive! Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timber, along with an unusual musty smell from the decaying wood.

You should not panic however, because to prevent these problems from happening, a few basic steps like cleaning and checking your guttering and roof for leaks, repointing brickwork and examining piping for leaks should avoid such issues. A professional damp proofer in Tonypandy will check all these areas in order to help prevent any further complications, as an integral part of fixing your issues with damp.


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One of the most common forms of damp in Tonypandy homes, condensation is extremely easy to spot. When humid, warm air makes contact with cooler surfaces, tiny droplets of water rapidly form. Inadequate ventilation in areas with a high level of humidity, for example in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, is the most common reason for condensation.

Basic strategies to reduce condensation involve wiping away any water droplets as soon as they appear and ensuring that there is sufficient ventilation in the main trouble spots. This may require the upgrading or installation of extractors, air bricks and cooker hoods to help remove the moisture laden air to the outside of your house.

An in-depth damp proofing survey from an established Tonypandy company may also find things which give rise to the situation by drawing in damp air from outside. The most effective way to successfully control condensation is to correctly regulate airflow, and your local Tonypandy damp proofing company will offer advice and guidance on how this can be accomplished.

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Homes constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. It's perfectly possible that you may not have one fitted if your home or property in Tonypandy was built before this year. If your house was built after this date, but you're still suffering with rising damp problems, it might be that your DPM has been damaged.

It can be notoriously tricky to distinguish rising damp, but some giveaway indications are; rotten or crumbling skirting boards, "tide marks" on walls and a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls. If you notice or think you might have any of these signs, it's possible that you've got a rising damp problem.

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Just checking your outside walls to see if you have a damp course can be the first step towards managing your problems with rising damp. It needs to be 150mm above ground level for adequate protection. If this is not the situation you might be able to dig away the ground to generate this gap, or if this isn't plausible, you can put in a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up.

If your damp proof membrane is correct and the gap from the ground is not the explanation for the problem, dampness could be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which could be a more serious issue.

Damp proofing professionals in Tonypandy will swiftly detect and resolve rising damp issues using a number of techniques. Older homes which either have no damp proof course, or have one that's damaged over a substantial area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream such as Permaguard. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to form an effective water-repellent barrier.

In cases where damp proofing injection cream isn't an appropriate treatment, or when the membrane is severely damaged, installing a whole new damp proof course may be neccessary. Whilst this level of repair work is a pretty drastic way to solve damp problems, it may be the only effective solution in the final analysis.

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Another remedy for less severe areas of membrane damage might include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion coating. Wood flooring, carpets or tiles will need to be lifted prior to work being carried out, as it is applied under your floor coverings. In cellar areas this is an especially efficacious treatment, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" procedure that's used to create watertight spaces. Your Tonypandy damp proofing technician might recommend applying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried, extra protection in these troublesome areas.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a basement is referred to as tanking. Because this watertight coating has to be applied to the bare surface of walls and floors, any wall coverings and plaster must be taken off before work begins, and the pertinent surfaces correctly prepared. You can replaster the walls and decorate over the top of it, as soon as the paint has dried out completely. This is an incredibly disruptive job since it must be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a building, and it is advisable to get more than one expert opinion on whether this is the only solution to your rising damp issues.


Dehumidifiers are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air, hence for condensation problems they can help. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers primarily alleviate the cause of the damp and don't get rid of it, there are drawbacks to this solution. A reliable damp proofing company in Tonypandy will be delighted to give you advice on possible solutions if you're suffering from mould or damp in any part of your house.


The best recommendations for specialists with regards to home improvement projects are generally friends and relations. If possible you should always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 different estimates from a number of companies, and before hiring any particular damp proof services, you can ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates, as a verification of their trustworthiness.

Watch out for qualifications and membership from bodies such as the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) accreditations.

You can be sure that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has the required practical experience to provide you with a top notch damp proofing service, if they are members of the PCA or DPA. Any damp proofing work performed by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Tonypandy and also in: Trebanog, Evanstown, Williamstown, Cymmer, Porth, Clydach Vale, Penygraig, Stanleytown, Penrys, Gelli, Llwyncelyn, Pontygwaith, Ynyshir, Wattstown, Edmondstown, Trealaw, Ystrad, together with these postcodes CF40 1NX, CF40 1PN, CF40 1RU, CF40 1JD, CF40 1QP, CF40 1ES, CF40 1LS, CF40 1SS, CF40 1DS, CF40 1LN. Locally based Tonypandy damp proof specialists will probably have the telephone code 01443 and the postcode CF40. Verifying this can ensure that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Tonypandy homeowners will be able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

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There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Tonypandy damp proof specialist including cavity wall tie replacement, flood defence, cheap damp proofing in Tonypandy, penetrating damp treatments, damp proofing services, mould treatments in Tonypandy, rising damp advice in Tonypandy, leak detection, dry rot treatment in Tonypandy, home damp proofing in Tonypandy, damp course installation, solutions for black mould, rising damp prevention in Tonypandy, damp proof tanking, damp proofing floors, domestic damp proofing, cavity wall construction, structural waterproofing Tonypandy, plaster replacement, chemical DPC injection, condensation solutions in Tonypandy, property preservation, damp proofing concrete floors, landlord damp proofing services, treatments for rising damp, damp proofing solutions in kitchens in Tonypandy, japanese knotweed control, wet rot treatments, woodworm treatments, damp proofing a cellar in Tonypandy, damp treatments in Tonypandy, injection damp proofing Tonypandy, damp proofing brickwork in Tonypandy, property surveys, wood rot treatments, and more. These are just a selection of the tasks that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Tonypandy professionals will keep you informed about their full range of damp proofing services.

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Throughout Wales you should be able to find damp proofing experts who'll offer various solutions for your damp issues. If you're unable to find the perfect damp proofing specialist in Tonypandy itself then you should be able to find one close by.

Friends & Family Recommendations

It is invariably a good idea to ask if friends and relatives have any recommendations when looking for a professional damp proofing contractor for your project or undertaking in Tonypandy. These person to person referrals can be one of the best ways to point a finger at second-rate contractors and companies with unsatisfactory service records, and help you to identify someone who's the perfect fit for your requirements.

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By getting this type of testimonial from a friend or member of your family you can learn the attitude of the contractor if anything went wrong, how swiftly any issues were put right, and also get an insight into their dependability, work ethic and time keeping. They should be able to advise you how close the initial quotation was compared to the final price, which, unless they offer a guaranteed price promise, is often hard to obtain from the contractors themselves.

Finally, in relation to advice, your family and friends are individuals you know and can depend on to be truthful and honest. If they've had an unsatisfactory experience in dealing with a specific contractor or company, you could discover that they won't want to talk about them. A lot of people will be perfectly willing to speak about a decent contractor, but less inclined to talk about a poor one, and might suggest an alternative company rather than 'besmirch' a far from ideal business they have dealt with previously.


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Also find: Pontygwaith damp proofing, Ystrad damp proofing, Williamstown damp proofing, Stanleytown damp proofing, Penrys damp proofing, Llwyncelyn damp proofing, Trealaw damp proofing, Porth damp proofing, Clydach Vale damp proofing, Wattstown damp proofing, Edmondstown damp proofing, Cymmer damp proofing, Evanstown damp proofing, Gelli damp proofing, Trebanog damp proofing, Ynyshir damp proofing, Penygraig damp proofing services and more. All of these places are served by companies who do damp proofing. Tonypandy householders can get price quotes by clicking here.

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Damp Proofing Around Tonypandy: Over the last year damp proofing surveys were done in these Tonypandy streets: Old Street, Thomas Street, Berw Road, Clos Gellifaelog, Waun Road, Glen View Street, Davies Street, Danycoed Terrace, Gilmour Street, Brynhyfryd, Gelli Road, Eleanor Street, Primrose Street, Court Street, Wern Road, Tylacelyn Road, David Street, Compton Road, Dunraven Street, Ely Street, Church Street, and in these Wales postcodes: CF40 1NX, CF40 1PN, CF40 1RU, CF40 1JD, CF40 1QP, CF40 1ES, CF40 1LS, CF40 1SS, CF40 1DS, CF40 1LN. Work was conducted in these areas by specialists in damp proofing. Tonypandy home and business owners were given professional and reliable damp proofing services in every case.

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(This damp proofing Tonypandy page was last updated on 19-05-2022)