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Cedarcare

Since 1985

Rising Damp

Timber Treatment

Timber Treatment

Woodworm

Woodworm is the term most people use to describe the presence of wood boring insects. The most common insects found in Britain are: 

– The Common Furniture Beetle 

– Weevil 

– Death Watch Beetle 

– Bark Borer 

The larvae of these beetles feed off wood. Often the only sign that they have been active is the exit flight holes they leave. If the infestation is active you may notice the ‘frass’ they leave behind.  

Dry Rot

With over 20 years experience in dry rot outbreaks from flats to manor houses, Cedarcare has the answer. With all dry rot work guaranteed for 20 years, clients can rest assured a professional job has been carried out.

Dry Rot is a fungus which feeds off wood. It requires a lower level of moisture than the Wet Rot fungi. It has a root system (mycelium) that can spread behind plaster and into most building materials.

The treatment will vary depending upon the type, age of the property and the extent of the outbreak. All treatment will require curing the source of water. The removal of decay affected timbers and mycelium. Invariably plaster removal is required in order to sterilise brickwork so that the attack is eradicated. In some situations even solid floors have to be removed.

Wet Rot

Wet rot is more common than dry rot and causes serious damage. It thrives in wet conditions, but as it can only spread on wet wood it is easier to eradicate then dry rot which will spread regardless of the conditions, damp or dry.
There are a variety of Wet Rot Fungi. They feed off wood and require saturated conditions to thrive. The moisture content in affected wood will often be over 30%.
Wet Rot has a root system (mycelium) which spreads in a different way to Dry Rot. A wet rot outbreak tends to be far more localised than with Dry Rot. The treatment of Wet Rot will depend upon the extent of the outbreak. All treatments will require the cure of the source of water. The subsequent removal of affected timbers which are then isolated from damp brickwork.

To speak to us about a timber treatment problem call on 020 8864 9624 or email enquiries@cedarcare.co.uk and one of our team members will be able to help – alternatively, you can contact us via our Contact Us page.

All of our surveys and remedial works are undertaken in accordance with “BS 6576:2005 Code of practice for diagnosis of rising damp in walls of buildings and installation of chemical damp-proof courses.”

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Rising
Damp

Rising Damp: The evidence of rising damp is usually found by the signs of a damp line appearing on the inside wall. The result of this rising damp is damage to interior plaster and wall coverings. It should also be noted that recent findings by the asthma foundation concluded that damp rooms can increase the risk of developing asthma.

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Structural
Waterproofing

Structural Waterproofing: Increase in property value and the high prices placed on floor space in offices, shops, and residential uses in recent years make it imperative that businesses and individuals maximise the use of all available space.

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Timber
Treatment

Timber Treatment: With over 20 years experience in dry rot outbreaks from flats to manor houses, Cedarcare has the answer. With all dry rot work guaranteed for 20 years, clients can rest assured a professional job has been carried out.

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Condensation
Control

Condensation Control: Many people associate the symptoms of black mould, dampness, musty smells and steaming windows with rising damp. However, they are quite often caused by the more common problem of condensation.
In Britain, condensation in houses is mainly a winter problem particularly where warm moist air is generated in living areas and then settles on the colder parts of the building.

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