Line of bitumen damp proof membrane and a ventilation air brick
28 Sep 2020

What Causes Rising Damp?

Rising damp is a common damp issue within older properties which is rarely seen in newer builds. Usually, when a property displays symptoms, it is because the Damp Proof Course (DPC) has been impaired, but that may not always necessarily be the case depending on…

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Water drops on a waterproof surface
01 Jul 2020

What is the Best Basement Waterproofing Method for You?

Here at Garratt’s Damp & Timber, we deal in two different methods of basement tanking known simply as Type A and Type C. To avoid any confusion, there is a Type B but that is directly related to the construction of the property and therefore,…

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Wood-worms
02 Jun 2020

How Much Does Woodworm Treatment Cost

As is the case with any type of damp-related problem in the property, the cost of treatment comes down to the severity of the issue. Quite simply, the earlier you diagnose a problem, the more affordable it will be to treat. That is why, here…

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traditional British brick houses
28 May 2020

Damp Proofing Old Buildings, Victorian Houses and Period Properties

With over four million properties in the United Kingdom dating back to Victorian and Edwardian periods alone, British heritage is on display throughout the buildings we work and live in. While these properties serve the purpose of keeping history alive, they are not without issue,…

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