Damp Proofing, Dry Rot and Woodworm Treatment in Glasgow
Having damp in some form or another in your property is a common problem for homeowners in the Glasgow area. We have a number of damp proofing treatments available to rectify any damp issues you may have. We also provide treatments for any timber-related issues such as dry rot and woodworm.
Timberwise are accredited with the Property Care Association (PCA), Which? Trusted Traders, Checkatrade, Trustmark, CHAS, Construction Line, Safe Contractor and many more. You can be assured that all of our damp and timber surveyors are fully qualified which means that from start to finish the work will be carried out to the highest standards possible.
Damp Proofing Your Property in Glasgow
It does not matter if your property is a new build or an old Victorian sandstone property if your property is vulnerable to damp of any type we can help. If the property is suffering from a flood issue or a condensation problem, then our Glasgow team are here to help rectify the issue with no hassle at all.
If your property does not have an effective damp treatment protecting it, then this can leave yourself vulnerable to potential damp problems such as rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation.
What Damp Signs to Look Out For?
Every damp problem has specific signs for the property owner to look out for. However, some signs of damp can be similar to others and therefore it can be difficult to differentiate between the different forms of dampness.
To ensure the correct diagnosis is made you should request a survey with one of our Glasgow damp specialists to help sort out the problem. The surveyor will correctly identify the type of damp your property is suffering from and the most effective solution to getting rid of your problem once and for all.
So, what are the signs that you should be looking out for to warn you of a damp problem?
- Salt deposits, tide marks up to 1 metre in height and crumbling plaster are common symptoms of rising damp.
- Black mould growth, water droplets on the inside of windows and wallpaper peeling off the walls are common signs that your house has a condensation issue.
- Damp patches on the walls, musty smells and watermarks on the brickwork are an indicator that you have a penetrating damp problem.
Rising Damp Treatment
Rising damp can affect any type of building but it tends to be most prominent in older properties. The process of rising damp occurs when the bricks at the base of the wall draw the moisture from the ground. This moisture then moves up the walls via capillary action.
A damp-proof course is used to stop this process from happening but, if it has not been installed correctly or has become damaged over time, this can lead to moisture breaching the damp proof course and for rising damp to then occur.
To rectify your rising damp problem our specialist will carry out a full in-depth survey and then outline in a detailed report whether the existing damp-proof course can be fixed or whether a new damp proofing system will need to be installed.
Penetrating Damp Treatment
Penetrating damp is a form of dampness caused by water finding its way through to the inside of the property from outside as a result of damage and property defects such as:
- Defective guttering and pipes
- Windows have not been sealed properly
- Faulty pointing
- Bricks no longer having the ability to stop moisture from penetrating them
If you believe that penetrating damp is causing damage to your property, our specialist will carry out a full inspection of the property and identify what defect, or defects, are the cause of the penetrating damp problem.
Depending on the cause of the problem you may require the services of a third party, for example, if new guttering is required. If it is found that the brickwork needs protection from damp, then the surveyor will suggest that waterproofing of your brickwork and masonry should be carried out.
This though should only be done once the structural integrity of the brickwork has been sorted and any cracks, faults or damaged mortar have been rectified.
Condensation is the most common form of dampness in Glasgow and the most frequent root cause is poor ventilation within the property. It is though important to note that penetrating damp or rising damp can also lead to condensation issues if left unchecked.
If your property is suffering from dampness, then this increases the amount of moisture in the air within the property which results in condensation becoming a secondary problem.
When the cause of condensation is not identified and rectified early enough then black mould growth will start to occur which can cause health problems to people, especially those that are the most vulnerable such as the young and the elderly.
To prevent condensation, a survey carried out by one of our specialists will identify how severe the condensation problem is and what action should be taken to get rid of the problem.
Our specialist will also provide advice and guidance on preventing it from occurring again in the future.
Dry Rot Treatment
Dry rot is a common problem in Glasgow and can cause serious damage to your property if not dealt with earlier enough. Dry rot can affect any type of property from small terraced housing through to large commercial buildings.
Dry rot causes damage to timber when the moisture content within the wood is over 20%. To treat dry rot, you should first have a qualified surveyor carry out an inspection at the property to identify where the damp problem has come from, only when the source of the dampness has been rectified can the dry rot problem be tackled effectively.
Once the surveyor has correctly identified the source of the damp problem and the type of damp, the surveyor will then instruct that the dampness will need to be treated first before any dry rot treatments can be carried out.
Once the damp problem has been treated, then the dry rot treatment process can start. This involves a number of steps which include: removing any affected timber from the property, applying dry rot treatment to the timber and finally, the replacement of the timbers.
If you would like further information or a detailed explanation of how dry rot treatments are carried out or would like to book a survey with your local specialist, then contact our team online.
How Our Glasgow Damp Proofing Specialists Carry Out Surveys
If you suspect there may be damp and timber problems occurring within your property, then having a damp survey with one of our Glasgow specialists at Timberwise is the first step to diagnosing the issue.
Our surveyors are fully qualified by the PCA meaning that they have extensive knowledge in property care issues and are able to recommend what the best treatments are to resolve your timber and damp problem.
Why Choose the Timberwise Team in Glasgow?
Glasgow is a city that suffers greatly from damp and wet weather which can ultimately lead to damp problems for your home. When a damp problem arises you need a trustworthy and reputable company or contractor who can rectify your damp and timber problem with the minimum amount of fuss.
We have industry accreditations with organisations such as the PCA, Which? Trusted Traders, Checkatrade and Constructionline. This gives you the peace of mind that we can deliver high quality property care services for both residential and commercial customers.
We have over 50 years of experience and over 450 reviews from customers across a number of review sites. You can trust our team – From the initial call to book a survey through to the completion of the actual work.
We pride ourselves on our customers having the best possible experience and the job being completed to the highest standard possible.
What Areas of Glasgow Do Our Team Cover?
Our Head Office is based in Glasgow and our team of local surveyors and technicians are on hand to help you with our full range of property care services. So, if you have a damp problem that needs urgent attention or looking for a damp and timber report on a property, then our team are ready to help.
Our local experts provide don’t just provide services in Glasgow but also the surrounding areas including:
If your area is not listed above don’t worry, you can still contact our team and we will let you know if cover your area. Timberwise is a nationwide company so we are sure to be able to help.
Contact Our Damp and Timber Specialists in Glasgow
If your property in Glasgow is suffering from damp, rot or woodworm then don’t hesitate to contact our team to book a survey or for free advice on what your best option is by simply calling 0141 308 8559 or contacting us online.
Get in touch
Timberwise (UK) Ltd – Glasgow
Burnfield House, 4a Burnfield Avenue, Glasgow, G46 7TL
Tel: 0141 308 8559