Damp Proofing Solutions in Swansea
For specialist damp proofing solutions and timber treatments in Swansea and across homes in the South Wales region then Timberwise is the company for you. If your property is suffering from rising damp, condensation or woodworm then our Swansea team are here to help. We treat properties from small residential homes to large commercial projects.
The Swansea Area
Rainfall occurs in the winter months like most areas in the UK with the heaviest occurring in December. If your property has blocked or damaged rainwater goods then penetrating damp could be a likely outcome.
Lying along the Bristol Channel and at the mouth of the River Tawe, Swansea is the birthplace of famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. With the industrial and maritime history of Swansea dating back to the 1800s, this city played a key part through an age when Wales supplied the world with coal and steel. Swansea is the second largest city in Wales, after Cardiff, and home to a diverse mixture of listed buildings. From historic castles, domestic residences, commercial premises and modern contemporary buildings, Swansea’s architectural heritage reveals the story of the city’s development between the Middle Ages and evolving in the 21st Century.
Damp Problems That Can Occur at Your Property in Swansea
Damp is a common problem affecting properties across Swansea and if left untreated can cause serious damage to the structural integrity of your property. The three main types of damp that can damage to your property are the following:
- Rising Damp
- Penetrating Damp
Rising damp occurs in older buildings where there is no damp proof course installed or it has become damaged. Rising damp also occurs when the area around the property has risen due to the addition of a driveway or path.
To treat rising damp we always recommend that you contact a damp proof specialist as dampness can lead to further problems such as wood rotting issues. The rising damp specialist will provide a full inspection of the property and provide a report detailing what damp proofing treatments need to be carried out.
Penetrating damp can occur in any type of property and is caused when there is heavy rainfall and if your property is suffering structural problems. When both these issues combine together this allows the water to penetrate its through into the inner walls of the building.
Condensation is the most common damp problem which can affect your property in Swansea. Carrying out day to day activities such as cooking, washing and showers all contribute to having condensation in your home. Condensation usually occurs during the winter months of the year due to windows being closed which means there is a lack of ventilation flowing.
To get rid of condensation in your property is to improve the amount of moisture in the air which can be achieved by installing ventilation fans.
We provide a number of solutions to your damp problems and to ensure our work is carried out professionally our surveyors are fully qualified. Our damp surveyors are certified in remedial treatment (CRST) and certified in waterproofing (CSSW) which ensures that all work carried out is to a high standard.
How to Treat Dry Rot
Dry rot is the most serious of all the property care issues that can affect your property. The most common cause of dry rot is dampness such as penetrating damp, rising damp and condensation. If there is high moisture content within the timber then dry rot or wet rot is likely to occur.
This form of wood rot is the most dangerous as it can spread from one area to another area so it is important to identify dry rot problem as soon as possible. By having a dry rot specialist from our Swansea team we can promise to eradicate the moisture from the dry rot and apply the necessary treatment to ensure that the problem will not occur again in the future.
Areas of Swansea Our Team Covers
Our South Wales team at Timberwise provide services for both residential and commercial property owners. Timberwise are one of the leading property care companies in Wales covering Swansea, Fforest-fach, Sketty, Port Tennant, Rhosili, Killay, Mumbles, Oxwich and Pen-clawdd to name but a few places!
Contact Our Damp Proofing Specialists in Swansea
Having damp and timber problems affecting your property in Swansea is a real concern if you are unsure how to deal with the issue. Our damp proofing experts in Swansea are here to help to resolve your damp, dry rot and woodworm problem without any hassle. To get in touch simply request a survey online or call 01792 356003 for our team to get back in touch with you.
All calls to this location are answered by the Regional Office that covers this area
Get in touch
Timberwise (UK) Ltd – Swansea
Unit 138, 15 Brynymor Road, Swansea, SA1 4JQ
Tel: 01792 356 003