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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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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damp and wall on ceiling and round windows
15 Dec 2021

How to Dry Out Damp Walls

Damp is a common problem that many homeowners face, with one of the most prevalent symptoms being damp wallpaper or wet plaster, wet timber etc. If your walls are wet, there’s a high chance you’re dealing with either rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation or a…

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man inspecting damp in property
13 Dec 2021

Can Damp Damage Your Health?

We all know that damp can be detrimental to your home’s structural integrity, but what are the effects of damp on health? There are multiple negative problems damp can cause to your health, including affecting those with asthma, allergies, respiratory problems, and causing infections. Additionally,…

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05 Dec 2021

Do Wood Rot Treatment Sprays Work?

Timber is widely used throughout housing structures; however, this material must undergo wood treatment to stop rot. This is one of the primary threats to household timber, and it can present itself in the form of wet rot and dry rot. If you suspect that…

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construction worker installing and waterproofing flat roof
23 Nov 2021

How To Waterproof Your House for Winter

As we approach winter, more rainy days are pending, putting our houses at risk of letting water in. In order to prevent this, we must pay closer attention to our home’s exterior to identify gateways for water which could cause damage to our structure’s integrity.…

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black mould under wallpaper
01 Nov 2021

Is DIY Damp Proofing a Good Idea?

Is DIY Damp Proofing a Good Idea? Damp is a common issue that many homeowners face, whether they live in a suburban flat or a seaside bungalow. It can affect properties of every age, new or old, although some buildings are more susceptible damp based…

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Waterproofing a cellar
15 Oct 2021

How to Waterproof a Cellar

Most newbuild homes in the UK are not built with cellars, with a growing tendency being to build up rather down to reduce costs and provide more floorspace. In centuries past, some Victorian and Georgian houses were built with cellars to accommodate living space for…

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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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