home
26 Dec 2017

Is Your Home at Risk?

Whether you are a tenant renting a property, a prospective landlord buyer looking to make an informed choice before purchase or a curious homeowner, there are a number of different ways to identify if your home or property is at risk of issues wi...

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22 Dec 2017

Basement Tanking System – Lateral Penetrating Dampness

This is an older style property, located on sloping ground near St. Albans Abbey, an area that frequently has drainage problems with moderate to heavy rainfall. Garratt’s Damp and Timber has a long history of remedial works relating to lateral p...

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damp-proofing
14 Dec 2017

Are You Liable for Damp Proofing?

Most properties, at one point or another, will require some form of work regarding damp-related issues. If you are a home-owner, then the responsibility for identifying and resolving this is on you. However, if you are renting your property and b...

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efflorescence
30 Nov 2017

Understanding the Link between Damp and Efflorescence

What is efflorescence? If you don’t know the name, you are bound to have seen the visual effects of this phenomenon on buildings around the country. While a damp proofing quote can help you to understand the best way to tackle any damp-related ...

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redecoration
21 Nov 2017

Redecoration Tips after Damp Proofing Treatment

If your property has just undergone treatment for damp or is currently in the process of completing such treatment, you may be looking at ways in which you can redecorate your home. In London, damp proofing may only be a precautionary measure, bu...

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old-house-damp
09 Nov 2017

Treating Rising Damp in Old Buildings

When it comes to treating damp in old buildings (officially, those built pre-1919), there is an animated discussion when it comes to the most advisable course of action. When you seek out a rising damp quote for a listed property, our team of e...

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condensation
12 Oct 2017

Preventing Condensation in your Home

Water in the air within your home is a major cause of condensation, which often leads to mould along with various other issues in and around your property. If you start noticing water droplets internally on windows, cold, damp walls and musty sm...

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28 Sep 2017

How to Deal with Damp in Your Basement

A basement adds an extra level of living and storage space to your house. However, it can also come with an increased risk of attracting excess moisture and becoming damp. If left untreated, this can become a much more serious problem. Damp has th...

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05 Sep 2017

What Are The Long-Term Effects of Dry Rot?

What Are The Long-Term Effects of Dry Rot?Dry rot is one of the most serious forms of damp that can manifest itself in property and, if left untreated, it can cause potentially irreversible damage to the building. As specialists...

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woodworm
24 Aug 2017

The Long Term Effects of Untreated Woodworm

Woodworm is a common issue that can affect almost any household. Often, you only realise you have a problem months after the first infestation has occurred.If you have noticed numerous meniscal holes appearing in timber within...

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