Damp Wall Treatment - Damp Proof Injection Cream
07 Sep 2021

Does Damp Proof Injection Cream Work?

As damp proofing and timber specialists, we routinely tend to properties with all manner of damp issues, including rising damp. It’s a common issue in older homes, of which there are more than 12.7 million in the UK. In fact, more than 38% of homes…

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New House Wall Crack Near Window Frame
06 Sep 2021

How to Repair Structural Cracks in Walls

Most houses and properties in the UK have cracks in the walls. There are a number of different types of cracks that are classified by the BRE Digest 251 Assessment of Cracks in Houses, ranging from hairline cracks to those that need structural repair. The…

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Brick Wall with Mineral Wool Insulation
03 Sep 2021

Can Cavity Wall Insulation Cause Damp Problems?

Cavity wall insulation is a technique of insulation that is designed to keep heat within a house by closing the gap between the two external masonry walls. By filling the gap, the heat doesn’t escape through the walls and is instead directed back into the…

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Damp Timber Structure
02 Sep 2021

The Life Cycle of Woodworm in the UK

Woodworm is a common issue amongst households across the length and breadth of the UK. Our experienced team routinely attends properties that have woodworm infestations and provide effective treatment. In our 18 years of trade, we have seen infestations of all levels and varying severities.…

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01 Sep 2021

How to Tell if Woodworm is Active

Woodworm is a common problem and one that we come across on a regular basis as part of our woodworm treatment service. We often hear people question whether they need to enlist the help of woodworm specialists, and this is because signs of woodworm may…

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30 Aug 2021

How Much Does it Cost to Tank a Basement?

At Garratt’s Damp & Timber, we routinely carry out basement tanking. It’s an essential waterproofing technique used on properties with a below ground level. Unlike other types of damp proofing, not much is widely known about how to tank a basement in the UK, largely…

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28 Jul 2021

Why Your Business Should Consider a Damp Survey Coming Out of Lockdown

Covid-19 restrictions in England have been eased and, whilst there’s uncertainty surrounding when all social distancing restrictions will eventually be lifted, the vast majority of businesses have been allowed to open. For those who have been unable to re-open as yet, the end is in…

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15 Jun 2021

How Do You Kill Dry Rot Fungus?

Dry rot is one of the most common yet severe timber decay issues that affects wood within the home. It can be so serious that it can compromise the structural integrity of a home, but early identification and treatment can prevent it from reaching this…

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11 Jun 2021

How to Repair Rotted Wood

Older properties can be susceptible to damp and timber issues as a result of a compromised damp proof course (DPC) and/or poor ventilation resulting in rotted wood, but decaying timber can affect any home at any stage if the right conditions are in place. Depending…

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Wood Borer Beetle Wood Damage
08 Jun 2021

How to Get Rid of Wood Boring Beetles in Furniture

If you have wood in your home, be it in the form of a dining table or a garden shed, you may have seen the devastating impact wood boring beetles can have. From aesthetic damage to structural decay, wood boring beetles can gravely affect your…

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