Damp Treatments in Birmingham

Having damp in your property can be a real problem if not sorted out immediately, so it is important to book a survey with your local damp proofing specialist in Birmingham. We also cover timber-related issues such as dry rot and woodworm treatment.

Timberwise has a number of accreditations including the Property Care Association, Which? Trusted Trader and Checkatrade. We give you peace of mind that the timber and damp treatments carried by our Birmingham specialists are to the highest of standards.

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Local Area Of Birmingham

Birmingham is one of the major cities in the West Midlands area and is the second most populated city in the U.K. The populations stands in an excess of 2.8 million people. Birmingham is home to a number of canals that link to the Sherborne Wharf and six universities making it the largest centre of higher education in the United Kingdom, excluding London.

On average the heaviest amount of rainfall occurs during the months between August and December, this is where dampness can cause the most problems to properties in the Birmingham area.

If your property doesn’t have efficient damp protection, such as a damp proof course, then your building could suffer from severe damage.

How Our Birmingham Damp Proofing Specialists Provide Treatment

Our specialist surveyors are highly trained professionals and are experts in providing the correct damp proofing treatment for your specific damp problem.

You should never leave a damp problem untreated – if there is untreated damp present on walls or floors this may lead to severe structural damage in the future. The forms of damp that can affect your property are:

  • Rising damp
  • Penetrating damp
  • Condensation

    Birmingham surveyor inspecting the property for damp

    Birmingham surveyor inspecting the property for damp

Rising Damp

Rising damp is a common problem in older properties though can affect any type of property. The process of rising damp is that when the moisture is drawn into the brick of the building and travels up the walls through capillary action.

The main ways of identifying rising damp in your property are that the walls will be damp to touch and black mould will be present.

The best form of treatment to get rid of rising damp from your property is to have a damp proof course in place at your property. This will act as a barrier to stop the moisture from rising up the brickwork.

Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp is a damp issue that mainly occurs in older buildings and due to defects in the building. The process of penetrating damp is when the moisture passes through the external wall into the property.

There several signs to spot when identifying penetrating damp such as patches of damp on the walls and plaster crumbling.

Penetrating damp spotted at a property in Birmingham

Penetrating damp spotted at a property in Birmingham

It is important to identify damp issues as soon as possible so any future damage can be prevented. All projects are different and the best way to ensure your property remains safe is to arrange a damp survey from a damp proof specialist.

Dry Rot Treatment in Birmingham

For the treatment of dry rot, our highly trained property experts must first identify and solve any damp issues before any dry rot treatments been applied. Dry rot can only occur when the timber has a moisture content over 20%.

Dry rot can affect timbers in both domestic and commercial properties and is a widespread concern across the United Kingdom.

The reason for the concerns is that this wood destroying fungi can ultimately destroy timbers that give the building structure strength and integrity.

Woodworm Treatment in Birmingham

Having woodworm at your property can be problematic for any homeowner and it is a difficult task to determine the type of woodworm beetle as there are many different types. By contacting a specialist to have a look at your property, they will first identify what type of wood boring insect is causing the issues.

An effective and efficient water-based treatment can then be used on the timbers. The technician sprays insecticide onto the wood. After the woodworm treatment has been absorbed into the wood any emerging woodworm are killed as they exit the wood.

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Birmingham Surveyors Carrying Out a Damp and Timber Survey

When you are looking to purchase a property in Birmingham then your estate may ask to provide timber and damp report. This to ensure that the customer is satisfied with the property and there are no timber and damp issues that need rectifying.

Damp and timber survey carried out in Birmingham

Damp and timber survey carried out in Birmingham

If you book a damp and timber survey from our team then a fully qualified surveyor will provide a full inspection of the building to check for damp, dry rot and woodworm problems.

If there are issues found during the survey then the surveyor will explain this in the homebuyers report. The report will also explain the treatments that will need to be carried out to rectify the issue.

What Our Customers Say?

Sarah Meisinger AvatarSarah

Matt was very helpful at assessing what needed to be done and went above and beyond to look at various spots in the house we were concerned about, and then gave us multiple options for next steps, starting with the most cost-effective approaches first. He has stayed in good touch and is always prompt with communication. I would highly recommend Matt, and as a first-time buyer, I am very grateful to have found such a helpful and reliable person!Service: Mold inspection - 10/15/2021 

Simon Manton AvatarSimon

Very thorough and completely professional in approach. In a world full of contractors peddling their own version of snake oil I felt that I had at last found a man I felt I could trust. Recommended 100% - 9/15/2021 

Shrikant Honap AvatarShrikant

I want to pass on my personal thanks to Matthew Hargrove who gave a informative survey and always is at the end of a phone and very informative and knowledgeable of his subject area . The works will commence on 20th of September 2021 but at every step his attention to
detail and support of the customer remains second to none.
Thank you
Mr &Mrs HonapService: Mold inspection - 8/15/2021 

Kerri Horton AvatarKerri

Matt came to our property quickly after we called and was honest, polite and professional. He made a very stressful time far easier to cope with. Nothing was too much trouble. He was on hand when we needed him and was so helpful throughout. The works were carried out quickly and efficiently by Steve who did a brilliant job, the house was left clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend Matt and the team to anyone.Services: Mold removal , Flooring - 2/15/2021 

Contact Our Timber and Damp Surveyors in Birmingham

Get in touch with Birmingham’s damp proofing specialists to get rid of timber and damp issues with ease. Our specialists have been providing treatments against property care issues for over 50 years making sure the problem is dealt with effectively and efficiently.

We also offer long term guarantees on all carried out by Timberwise. You can get in touch with our local team by calling on 0121 412 9315 or request a survey online by filling out the form at the top of the page.

Get in touch

Timberwise (UK) Ltd – Birmingham
Suite 411, 51 Pinfold Street, Birmingham, B2 4AY

Tel: 0121 412 9315

Email: birmingham@timberwise.co.uk

All calls to this location are answered by the Regional Office that covers this area