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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Construction techniques for waterproofing basement
14 Apr 2020

What is Basement Waterproofing and Basement Tanking?

While any room in the property is susceptible to suffering from damp issues, the basement is arguably the most likely space in the building for problems to crop up. This is due to the fact that, typically, basements are based below ground level which can…

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Basement home theatre in new luxury house
02 Apr 2020

10 Basement and Cellar Conversion Ideas

Basements and cellars are often neglected spaces in the home, which is one of the reasons why so many households with these spaces suffer from damp issues, as they are left forgotten about and unventilated. However, with a little bit of TLC and a professionally…

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Detail of Common Furniture Beetle Damage
29 Mar 2020

Can Woodworm be Harmful to Humans?

Naked to the human eye, the woodworm that infests timber structures in the home is actually beetle larvae that have hatched from eggs. Often, the first signs of woodworm are the small holes left behind once the larvae have fully grown and left the wood…

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Sunset over meadow with dandelions
17 Mar 2020

Damp in the Summer – What to Watch Out For

Contrary to popular belief, during the summer months, homes and business premises are just as susceptible to damp as rainy autumn or winter. Wet walls, damp patches and mould growth can all remain equally prevalent and, in some environments, they can even get worse. At…

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woodworm
08 Mar 2020

How to Know if Your Property is Suffering From Woodworm

Rather than being an actual worm, woodworm is actually a larvae beetle that eats wood, both indoors and outdoors. There are a few different conditions present in homes and properties that can lead to infestations, so it is important to know what the signs of…

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woodworm
24 Feb 2020

The Long Term Effects of Untreated Woodworm

Woodworm is a common issue that can affect almost any household. Often, you only realise that you have a problem months maybe years after the first infestation has occurred. Many wonder whether woodworm is harmful to humans or whether woodworm is serious at all, especially…

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