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business venue, foundations are susceptible to decay from woodworm, dry rot and wet rot. We’ll inspect and assess the nature of the problem and complete the necessary damp proofing procedures, which
may involve tanking or a woodworm treatment. Whatever the cause may be, clients in Horsham and the nearby areas can rely on our 30 years of expert knowledge.
Permeable materials, such as timber, brick and sandstone, can allow a build-up of condensation and rising damp to affect the integrity of your Horsham property. However, there are damp proofing and woodworm treatments which can be carried out to prevent and alleviate the deterioration from reaching a critical point. Safety hazards can occur in extreme circumstances, such as the presence of long-term dry rot, wet rot or woodworm infestations. This level of damage can seriously weaken the structure, requiring costly repairs or renovations.
Luckily rising damp, wet rot, dry rot and species of woodworm can be identified early on and the common causes can be fixed.
If you experience plumbing issues in your Horsham home, this can contribute to the increase of moisture. Leaking taps, water pipes and radiators can create damp patches which will get bigger and spread over time. If left unchecked, saturated walls and flooring can quickly harbour woodworm and sprout mould and fungal spores from wet or dry rot.
We will provide a Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) to determine if your Horsham property requires damp proofing or a woodworm treatment. We recommend clients to check for the following:
Improperly pitched gutters can happen due to poor installations or weather damage, which stops the run-off water from being drained effectively. This can cause leaking gutters or pooling rainwater, which collects on the roof and can seep into the roofline and loft space, like rising damp from the ground. If there are holes or gaps in the guttering system, water can leak down the walls of your Horsham property and be absorbed by the porous building materials.
Blocked Guttering and Downpipes
Horsham clients will need to check their gutters and downpipes for any clogs, especially during winter and spring time. This should be carried out in a safe manner or by roofing professionals.
Downpipes which connect directly to drains may be prone to blockages during seasons of heavy rainfall. Drains can also overflow and soak into the walls at ground level, leading to rising damp, wet and dry rot attacking the foundations.
Blockages can happen due to the following:
In addition to gutter related problems, leaks can occur if the thatch of the roof at your Horsham property is worn. Pitched roofs with missing or broken tiles or slates can let in the rainwater.
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