Damp Proofing 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 a peace of mind that the timber and damp treatments carried by our Birmingham specialists are to the highest of standards.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
All calls to this location are answered by the Regional Office that covers this area