Damp and Timber Treatments
Rising Damp treatment with guarantee
Rising damp results from the failure of an existing damp proof course (DPC), bridging of the DPC due to raised external ground levels, or, in older properties, the absence of a DPC. The results are staining to the decorative coverings, blown plaster, peeling paintwork and wallpaper and a risk of rot to joists and floorboards in direct contact with damp masonry.
We use a blend of silane and siloxanes for injection into the mortar bed which cures to form a water repellent. A membrane system is installed on the walls which are then drylined and plastered.
All of our damp proof course work is carried out in accordance with British Standard “Code of Practice for Diagnosis of Rising Damp in Walls of Buildings and Installation of Chemical Damp Proof Courses” BS6576: 2005
Our remedial treatment system provides a dry surface ready for decoration within 7-10 days of treatment. We offer a ten year guarantee for our rising damp work as well as an insurance backed guarantee via GPI Insurance.
Woodworm treatment with guarantee
Woodworm is actually a generic term for a number of wood boring insects that can infest your home and attack the wood, the most common of these being common furniture beetle (Anobium Punctatum). Woodworm is often associated with dampness as poor ventilation and high humidity are aspects of both problems. You may have woodworm if you can spot exit holes in your wood approximately 1.5mm in diameter along with small piles of bore dust (frass). If you are unsure then Damptec are available to conduct a survey and recommend the correct course of action if woodworm is present.
For a common furniture beetle infestation we would recommend a blanket treatment using a microemulsion wood preservative concentrate formulated for the in-situ treatment of timbers which are affected by wood boring insects.
Warning notices are displayed after treatment has been carried out stating the re-entry time.
Replacement timbers must be pre-treated in accordance with BS8417 2003 or treated on site with wood preservative meeting the requirements of BS 8417 2003.
Wet rot and dry rot
Wet rots, of which there are many, can represent a serious cause of damage to the wood in your home. Dry rot (Serpula Lacrymans) requires extensive treatment compared to other forms of decay as it can spread through masonry. Dampness is a prerequisite for an attack of rot which is essentially a fungal decay that will attack the wood in your home leaving it dry and brittle or dark and crumbly.
Our specialists are trained in the diagnosis of fungal decay in timber and the appropriate treatment.
Please note that Damptec Systems Ltd will treat timbers in situ but will not be involved with replacing the affected timbers or installing new timbers.