Damp & Rot
“Our 'DampRot.com Systems' will treat your dampness, woodworm, mould and dry rot issues.”
The services offer our 'DampRot.com Systems' in conjunction with our experienced survey techniques. We can identify your dampness, dry rot, woodworm and mould issues. You will receive a full and detailed dampness and rot survey report with professional and proven methods. We will also give you a proposal with a solution to your problems.
Condensation is a build up of environmental moisture created from warm vapour contacting a cold surface within the property. It is commonly mistaken for dampness. Did you ever breathe on a mirror as a child? Typically our clients report black spotted mould formations mostly on external facing walls, ceilings and around door and window frames. Clients also report a musty damp odour coming from wardrobes and drawers within the property.
Our experienced dampness and rot survey techniques will identify the main cause of condensation and resulting mould growth. ‘Dampness & Rot’ will then propose an economical system to manage this issue.
Our clients are mostly unaware of a significant dampness issue in their property. If the dampness issue has been prolonged and subsequently affected the internal wall fabric, damp proofing is required. A home report can flag up the presence of rising dampness or penetrating dampness. We are at that point called in to provide a professional treatment.
Our dampness and rot treatments are economical. It will also satisfy the home report surveyor.
Dry rot or ‘Serpula Lacrymans‘ as it is historically known is a wood rotting fungal attack. You can see as depicted how destructive the supporting timber beam has become as a result of a dry rot attack. This beam was in such poor condition, a replacement beam using our ‘DampRot.com Systems’ was implemented. This would incorporate structural and chemical works.
Our client in this case reported a red-rusty powdered material on his window sill the top of his skirting boards. From our experience this was enough information for us to provisionally note a dry rot attack. The spores mentioned are one of the main characteristics of a dry rot attack. We then booked the client in for an on-site visit to his Glasgow property. Our ‘DampRot.com Systems’ rot survey techniques successfully identified the dry rot was indeed present and issued an economical treatment.
Rising damp is commonly found on the ground floor of properties in and around Glasgow, Edinburgh and everywhere in between. However, rising damp can show on your wall in three main characteristics. White fluffy salt formations. A visible tide mark. Flaking plaster are the most common reports from our clients when they initially make contact.
Our ‘DampRot.com Systems’ rising damp survey techniques will determine not only the cause but an economical solution.
If you have a basement, our ‘DampRot.com Systems’ waterproofing techniques are for you.
The picture shown highlights our waterproofing system being utilised under a road in Glasgow. This case was particularly challenging due to the rain water ingress from a main road above this basement. Water ingress at this level can be managed with our experience, such as installing a waterproofing management system.
Once our client accepted our ‘DampRot.com Systems’ waterproofing proposal, they were able to use this unexpected space below their property.
Wet rot has many different variants. By using our ‘DampRot.com Systems’ survey techniques we can identify the type of wet rot and the appropriate treatment required.
Wet rot is generally seen as a localised wood rotting fungal attack. In Glasgow, we all know the rain can last longer than we would like. If your property has even the smallest defect, rain water can enter without you knowing. Rain water ingress is not the only thing that can cause a wet rot fungal attack to form and prosper. Leaking water pipes are another common cause of wet rot in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The client from Glasgow only discovered the rotting timber upon removing the floor covering in the kitchen.
Once we arrived on site we implemented our ‘DampRot.com Systems’ survey techniques. We then gave a quick turn around from issuing the report. Our economical solution allowed our client to sell the property with a good bill of health.
A wood boring insect infestation can prevent the sale of your house, if found by a home report surveyor. It can also cause structural damage and is a major concern for mortgage lenders.
Woodworm as its commonly known as should be professionally surveyed and the correct species identified to determine the appropriate treatment. The two main species in and around Glasgow and Edinburgh are the common furniture beetle and the wood boring weevil. There is even a species called the ‘death watch’ beetle.
Our ‘DampRot.com Systems’ survey techniques will identify the woodworm species. We will then propose an economical treatment that will stop the woodworm infestation spreading to other parts of your property.