Timber Floor Repairs in Yeovil

Following a free survey this client had instructed Wessex Damp and Timber to carry out the necessary works needed to repair the woodworm and wood rot in the property.

Timber Woodworm and Rot repairs in Somerset

Following a FREE survey request we completed a comprehensive damp and timber survey at a mid terraced house in Yeovil, which had recently become unoccupied. Our written report indicated areas that had evidence of Rising damp, Condensation and Timber floor structutre degradation due to both Woodworm and Wet rot.

The most severe problem was excessive movement in an area of floor leading from the dining room into the kitchen. The dining room floor, along with the front reception was of a timber suspended construction. Invasive investigation found that a number of joists, that floorboards where nailed to, had become so badly decayed that they would crumble to the touch, there was clear visible evidence of wood boring beetle activity and the flight hole size identified Common furniture beetle. The joists where originally supported by timbers in contact with and laid to the brick structure know as Wall Plates however in this area they had become so rotten that they where just a pile of dust. Wet rot caused by Rising damp had completely destroyed them.

Our specification was accepted and we lifted flooring and removed all damaged and decaying timbers, cutting back a meter from the last signs of degradation. The Rising damp was treated with a chemical damp proof course injection (DPC) and new pre-treated joists and wall plates where fitted. All existing and replacement timbers where then treated with Microtech Dual a wood treatment to prevent both woodworm and wet rot. A damp proof membrane was inserted where timbers would come into contact with masonry and new floorboards where laid as required.

Whilst this dealt with the immediate timber issues the report had also noted that the airbricks to both the front and rear elevations of the property where either obscured or non existent and as such an additional airbrick was inserted to the rear and bricks to the front where cleared of debris. Sub floor ventilation which is provided by airbricks is essential to prevent timber decay and their importance is often overlooked particularly when extensions and conservatories are added.

If you have excessive movement in a timber floor or have missing or covered airbricks then call us today or complete the survey request form to arrange a Free of charge survey.

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Why choose Wessex Damp & Timber

25 Years of Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the service sector you will receive an unrivaled level of customer care from the survey through to the completion of works.

Unrivaled Customer Care

We are a family run business with a professional and modern approach whilst still maintaining that personal level of service you associate with a local company.

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Constantly seeking to maintain our knowledge base we access all the latest information and available literature to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.

Wessex Damp and Timber are an industry leading company who provides services to help cure dampness and condensation in both the home and commerical environments.

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Some of the services we offer in property preservation

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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