17 May 2022

How to Identify Different Wood-Boring Insects

Notice: Undefined index: container in /var/www/html/wp-content/themes/garrattsdamp/functions.php on line 259 Upon noticing signs of wood-boring beetles, your first thought likely turns to how to get rid of them. Different wood bugs cause different types of damage, which may lead to differing UK wood-boring beetle treatments. As…

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26 Apr 2022

Preventing Damp in Flats/Apartments

It can’t be denied that finding damp issues in your flat is stressful, especially in a rented apartment in which you’ll have to pay the landlord for the damage. What a lot of homeowners and renters don’t know is that there are actually various types…

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21 Apr 2022

Tips for Preventing Damp in a Commercial Premises/Workplace

Damp is a common issue in properties up and down the UK, but it’s not just endemic to residential properties. Damp and mould can fester in commercial properties and places of work in the same way they can occur in homes, and largely for the…

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terraced houses
15 Apr 2022

Can Damp Spread from the Neighbour’s House to my House?

According to a Barratt Homes survey, approximately 58% of the UK population lives in terraced and semi-detached homes, meaning over half of us share party walls with our neighbours. Whilst this is an efficient and more cost-effective housing option, it does present the possibility of…

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16 Mar 2022

Rising Damp FAQs

The Garratt’s Damp & Timber team are experts in damp proofing, with extensive experience in identifying and successfully treating rising damp. We regularly treat rising damp in houses and commercial properties alike across much of London area. Rising damp is one of the most common…

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10 Mar 2022

Basement Tanking FAQs

When it comes to waterproofing a cellar or basement, a tanking system may be installed. This is a necessary measure for structures that are beneath ground level as the build-up of groundwater around the walls can be devastating. The water can seep into walls which…

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Penetrating damp through ceiling
10 Feb 2022

Penetrating Damp FAQs

Penetrating damp is one of the most common types of damp a property owner is likely to face, but despite its prevalence, the issue can be fairly complex which leaves many people confused and unknowledgeable on the topic. How can it be identified? What causes…

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Bubbles under paint on the wall
10 Feb 2022

Signs Your House Needs Waterproofing

As your house ages, it will inevitably be more prone to wearing and, consequently, damage. Not only are these issues often unsightly, but they can cause serious problems to your home’s structural integrity. Additionally, issues such as damp and mould can be detrimental to your…

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Wet rot timber wood on porch structure
10 Feb 2022

Wet Rot FAQs

A Garratt’s Damp & Timber, we are experts in all aspects of damp proofing. This includes timber issues like wet rot. We are often called out to properties that are experiencing issues with wood rot, and more specifically, wet rot. It’s a common issue that…

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Dry Rot on wooden floor and wall
10 Feb 2022

Dry Rot FAQs

Dry rot is a form of fungal decay that attacks timber and digests the strength-providing parts of the wood. Though it’s common knowledge that dry rot is detrimental to the structural integrity of a building, for many of us, the knowledge ends there. We’re all…

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