Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd. works across London and the Home Counties, which is why we cater to North London properties. Thanks to upwards of two decades in the industry, we’ve encountered all manner of property types, including but not limited to private homes, apartment blocks, and commercial buildings. Because of this, we’ve acquired a wealth of knowledge about keeping inhabitants dry and warm, as well as preventing flooding and protecting the infrastructure of buildings.

Basement Tanking in North London

Below-ground rooms require more protection from dampness and flooding than those that are above-ground. This is down to the threat of groundwater, which can enter indoor environments when a suitable barrier or tanking system isn’t put in place. That’s where our basement tanking services come in, which allow us to install these necessary measures to ensure your property is protected. Should you have a room that’s below ground or partially below ground in North London that’s missing a suitable damp proof course, look no further than Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd.


Basement Tanking


Dry Rot Treatment in North London

Here at Garratt’s, we predominantly deal with two types of rot, with the first one being dry rot. If your property presents any of the following symptoms, it’s likely that you have a dry rot problem:

  • A musty/damp smell
  • Damaged/decaying timber
  • Patches of spore dust
  • Large mushroom-like bodies growing on the timber
  • Weak and crumbly timber
  • Movement in the floor
  • Sap between crevices

If dry rot isn’t treated as a matter of urgency, it will only become more severe. This is why it’s so important to contact the North London specialists as soon as you recognise any symptoms.


Dry Rot Treatment


Wet Rot Treatment in North London

The second type of rot that we address at Garratt’s is wet rot. Like dry rot, this also has some tell-tale signs, including the following:

  • A damp/musty smell
  • A bounce or movement in timber floors
  • Bleached or darkened wood
  • Shrinking wood
  • Damaged or flaky paintwork
  • Cuboidal wood cracking

Should you notice any of the above symptoms in your North London property, be sure to contact the experts as a matter of urgency.


Wet Rot Treatment


Penetrating Damp Treatment in North London

As with rot, there are two types of damp that we predominantly deal with at Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd., the first one being penetrating damp. Penetrating damp presents itself in the following ways:

  • Musty walls
  • Wet walls
  • Peeling paint/plaster/wallpaper
  • Mould spores on the walls
  • Staining on external walls

So, if you encounter any of the above symptoms in your North London property, this needs to be treated immediately. Like rot problems, damp problems will not go away on their own – quite the opposite, in fact. This means that it’s of the utmost importance that a damp specialist is brought in upon discovering such symptoms.


Penetrating Damp Treatment


Rising Damp Treatment in North London

In addition to penetrating damp, we also work to eradicate rising damp from North London properties. Since rising damp comes from groundwater, it typically only affects the bottom portion of walls. When rising damp takes hold, you need to act fast. This means bringing the specialists into your home or business premises to remedy the problem.


Rising Damp Treatment


Woodworm Treatment in North London

Finally, Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd. is able to remove woodworm from residential and commercial environments alike. The presence of woodworm is fairly easy to recognise, with flight holes being the most common symptom. Within the flight holes, a sawdust-like substance tends to be present, which indicates that the woodworm are active. Combatting this issue means getting the professionals involved.


Woodworm Treatment


Contact the Damp Specialists in North London

Should any of the above problems present themselves in your North London property, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd. We’ll liaise with you to arrange a convenient time in which we can diagnose your property and propose a course of action. If you choose to proceed with our services, we’ll then begin the remedial work to restore your property to its old self.


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