18 Sep 2018

Why are My Walls Wet After it Rains?

Damp in our home can make living conditions uncomfortable, as well as potentially unsafe if the root cause is left untreated. There are many reasons why you might be experiencing damp in your property. For example, rising damp in your London home ...

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11 Sep 2018

What Does Damp Do to Timber Structures?

Timber structures have been used in construction since we learned to use tools all those millennia ago and are popular due to their strength and durability. However, there are a few things that quickly degrade timber structures if left untreated w...

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04 Sep 2018

What Causes Damp in the Basement?

Basements - they are a wonderful bit of additional space in our homes that can be utilised in a vast number of ways, adding extra rooms, storage space, a wine cellar... whatever you fancy, a basement can handle it. However, even if your basement h...

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21 Aug 2018

What is a Damp Proof Course (DPC)?

If you are a regular reader at Garratt’s Damp, you’ll more than likely be familiar with the term “Damp Proof Course” (DPC) but you may not be aware of how important having a high-quality DPC is for your home. Should your Damp Proof Course ...

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16 Aug 2018

Damp Doesn’t Disappear in the Summer – Why You Might Need a Free Survey

Damp is often associated with wet and cold weather which can cause all manner of issues in homes with poor ventilation. However, although the winter undoubtedly sees a spike in damp issues appearing, that doesn’t mean that you should completel...

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07 Aug 2018

Putting Our Customers First

When it comes to treating damp, homeowners, without experience, aren’t able to fully understand the damage that untreated damp can cause around the home. That’s why it’s important for a trusting damp proofing company to deal with the pro...

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17 Jul 2018

Is this Rising Damp?

There are three main types of damp you’ll find in residential buildings; rising damp, penetrating damp and dampness caused by condensation. Condensation is most common, mainly due to a lack of ventilation in modern day “airtight” buildings, ...

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10 Jul 2018

Preventing Timber Decay and Rot

“Timber decay” are two words you do not want to hear a surveyor say when they are looking over your property. It brings to mind thoughts of extensive repairs and expensive treatments. There must be a better way; a way to prevent timber reachin...

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21 Jun 2018

Focus on Fungus: Peziza Fungus

We can find fungus everywhere in the UK, from outdoors in the woods, scattered throughout meadows, even on our pizzas (mushrooms). However, there are certain types of fungus you don’t want to see growing in your home. These are indicators of a d...

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14 Jun 2018

Types of UK Wood Boring Insect Found in the Home

The presence of woodworm is usually recognised by tiny holes in exposed wooden beams and antique furniture. These unsightly holes can easily be overlooked so it’s important to be able to recognise them, particularly if they start to spread as t...

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