Damp Proofing Specialists in Preston

Here at Timberwise, we have a team of highly qualified damp specialists in Preston who provide other services such as timber preservative treatment and structural repairs. If you are seeing signs of damp, dry rot or woodworm in your property, then it is important to book a timber and damp survey from one of our PCA qualified surveyors.

Having a damp specialist in Preston inspect your property can help provide you with expert advice and the correct solutions to prevent these issues from occurring in the future.

There are a number of projects our Preston team has tackled ranging from the small terraced housing to large commercial buildings. Our surveyors and skilled technicians are fully trained and have a number of years of experience in providing damp proofing treatment.

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How To Protect Against Damp Problems Affecting Your Preston Property

Damp is a common problem in Preston, West Lancashire, with a higher average rainfall compared to areas across the UK. Even in the dry months Preston still has a lot of rain. Back in 2018, according to the Lancashire Post, Preston was named the second wettest place in England only behind Lancaster. If your house is located in the Areas near River Ribble and River Darwen then your property in Preston could be susceptible to flooding.

Penetrating damp affecting a property in Preston

Penetrating damp affecting the property in Preston

With a lot of rainfall means that penetrating damp or rising damp is more than likely to follow. If your property doesn’t have the correct damp proofing solutions in place then this could a real problem to you and your property.

How Our Preston Damp Proofing Experts Can Treat Damp

It is important to have preventative measures in place to stop damp and timber problems from occurring.

Having damp treatments such as a damp proof course or a cavity drainage membrane can help stop damp from rising or penetrating the walls of your building.

Having rising damp in your property in Preston usually occurs due to a damaged damp proof course, this predominately affects older properties.

A damp proof course acts as a horizontal barrier to stop moisture passing through it. When new properties are being built, a damp proof course is usually put in place by the building contractor.

Preston technician installing a damp proof course

Preston technician installing a damp proof course

Condensation affects many properties across in the Preston area and all types of housing. The most common cause of condensation is poor ventilation in the property.

Condensation is the process of the warm moisture-laden air comes into contact with a cold surface e.g. window.

Day to day activities such as cooking and drying clothes indoors, contribute to warm moisture in your home, so if your home isn’t fully ventilated then condensation is likely to occur because of this.

If you have any of the damp issues discussed, then having one of our Preston damp proofing specialists inspect your property will ensure that the issue is completely treated.

Timberwise cover the following areas in Preston and the West Lancashire area including Accrington, Bamber Bridge, Blackburn, Blackpool, Blackrod, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Cleveleys, Clitheroe, Darwen, Fleetwood, Garstang, Lancaster, Leyland, Lytham St Annes, Morecambe, Nelson, Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston, Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Southport and Standish, we are the local damp experts to get rid of your damp problems.

Woodworm Treatment in Preston

Woodworm can be a particular problem for properties in the Preston area. It is important to correctly identify the woodworm before the treatment can be applied by the technician.

There are many different types of beetles that can cause problems to your property from the common furniture beetle to the powder post beetle. By contacting a Property Care Association (PCA) approved surveyor, they can provide an analysis of the type of woodworm that is causing the problems and the treatment can be applied onto the timber to get rid of the infestation once and for all.

Need a Timber and Damp Survey in Preston?

When purchasing a new home in Preston, your estate agent will advise you to have a damp and timber survey. Once the survey has been booked, the surveyor will provide a full inspection of the property both inside and outside areas.

A damp and timber survey carried out at Preston property

A damp and timber survey carried out at Preston property

Our Preston damp and timber specialists will identify what property care issues are affecting your home and what treatments can be applied. If there are any issues found, the surveyor then will provide a report detailing the cost of any works that need to be carried out.

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Contact Our Damp Proofing Specialists in Preston

We recommend getting in touch with our woodworm and damp specialists in Preston as soon as possible. If you let the problem persist without any damp treatment, then this can worsen and cause real damage to the structural integrity of the property. The first step to treating the problem is having an in-depth damp survey at your property.

By having a survey with a Timberwise damp surveyor they will be able to provide the cause for the damp, woodworm or dry rot issue that is causing damage to your property.

Once the root cause of the problem has been identified then the surveyor can provide a report detailing what treatments need to be carried out get rid of your damp and timber problem.

To speak to our Preston team on 01772 471 375, you can also arrange a survey online.

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

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Timberwise (UK) Ltd – Preston

Suite 17 City House, 131 Friargate, Preston, PR1 2EF

Tel: 01772 471 375

Email: preston@timberwise.co.uk