Here at Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd., we operate across London and the Home Counties, and Oxford falls within our catchment area. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, our damp specialists in Oxford have worked in private homes, apartment blocks, and commercial buildings. As a result, we have a wealth of knowledge about how to keep inhabitants dry and warm while preventing flooding and protecting the infrastructure of buildings.

Basement Tanking in Oxford

When a property is below ground, it requires additional protection against the threat of damp and flooding. That’s where our basement tanking services come in, which work to install a barrier or tanking system to prevent groundwater from entering indoor environments. So, if you have a room that’s below ground or partially below ground in Oxford that doesn’t have a suitable damp proof course in place, Garratt’s is here to help.


Basement Tanking


Penetrating Damp Treatment in Oxford

There are predominantly two types of damp that we deal with at Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd., with the first being penetrating damp. You can identify penetrating damp via the following symptoms:

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

If any of the above present themselves in your Oxford property, Garratt’s can conduct a damp survey and propose a course of action.


Penetrating Damp Treatment


Rising Damp Treatment in Oxford

The other type of damp that we handle at Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd. is rising damp. Rising damp comes from groundwater, which means that only the bottom portion of the walls tends to be affected. If rising damp has taken hold of your Oxford property, don’t hesitate to seek help; all damp issues will only worsen with time, so you need to act fast.


Rising Damp Treatment


Dry Rot Treatment in Oxford

As with damp, Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd. also deals with two types of rot, with the first one being dry rot. The following symptoms indicate 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

Rot is another structural issue that only worsens if treatment isn’t carried out, so be sure to act fast if you identify it within your Oxford property.


Dry Rot Treatment


Wet Rot Treatment in Oxford

The second type of rot that we tackle at Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd. is wet rot. The obvious signs of wet rot include 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 encounter any of the above symptoms in your Oxford property, don’t hesitate to contact the experts.


Wet Rot Treatment


Woodworm Treatment in Oxford

Last but not least, Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd. deals with woodworm in residential and commercial properties. It tends to be quite easy to identify, with flight holes being the most apparent symptom. Within these flight holes, there is usually a sawdust-like substance, which will tell you if the woodworm are active. In order to combat this issue, you’ll need the help of professionals such as Garratt’s.


Woodworm Treatment


Book a Damp Survey in Oxford

If you encounter any of the above problems in your Oxford property, be sure to contact Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd. regarding a damp survey. We’ll work with you to arrange a convenient time to diagnose your property and propose a course of action. Should you choose to proceed with our services, we will then start to carry out the remedial work and restore your property to its former glory.


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