Wet Rot Treatment Specialists in Elgin
Have you noticed any signs of wet rot damage within your property? This damp caused problem can do some serious damage to the structural integrity of your property. It is important that your home is inspected by a qualified and experienced professional as incorrect specification will lead to wrong repairs being done. Contact our Elgin team today for advice or a property survey.
- Experienced & Qualified, Elgin Surveyors and Technicians
- 30 Year Guarantee
- Award Winning Property Care Since 1935
What Causes Wet Rot?
Wet rot is initially caused by the timber being affected by moisture. Any type of damp can raise the moisture content of the timber above 20% which causes the wet rot spores to germinate and attack the timber. There are various types of damp problems that can affect your property: rising damp, plumbing leaks, condensation and penetrating damp. Most of the time damp conditions are created due to failure in the damp proof course, faulty plumbing, leaking gutters, faulty roof coverings and poor external render.
Damp affected timbers become a perfect environment for rot to grow by feeding on the wood cells and degrading the timber. Wet rot can often lead to major structural damage if it is left to grow unchecked as it weakens the timber. Fortunately, this type of rot does not spread through masonry and only affects the localised damp timber.
Wet Rot Treatment & Repair
The first and most crucial part of any wet rot treatment is to identify and cut off the source of moisture. This is done by repairing the property defect or installing a damp proof barrier to protect against further damp penetration. Our preservation specialists will repair affected timber by completely replacing decayed timbers or by treating them with a fungicidal solution.
There are different stages of wet rot and therefore different levels of wet rot treatment. Here at Richardson & Starling, we have experience in repairing all types of property no matter how big or small. In order to give you peace of mind we are ready to support our rot repair works with a 30 year guarantee you can trust. Get in touch with our Elgin branch for advice or a property survey.
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Wet Rot Survey
Our qualified rot surveyor will closely investigate the affected area and measure the scale of the problem. At Richardson and Starling, we only supply experienced surveyors who are highly trained in all types of rot and damp problems that could affect your property. This means that our surveyor will be able to complete the survey and give the appropriate remedial recommendations no matter what problem is identified.
30 Year Guarantee for Wet Rot Repairs
Free automatic transfer to the new property owner if sold.
After eight decades of successful property surveys and repairs, we’re confident to offer you a 30 Year Guarantee that transfers with the Property.
Richardson & Starling are long standing members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and the Guarantee Protection Insurance scheme (GPI). This demonstrates our ability to meet technical and financial requirements to offer an insurance back-up to our own long term guarantees if you would like this.
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