There are a number of reasons why people commission companies such as Tapco HomeDry to undertake a damp proofing & tanking report on their property. They may be considering buying a new property or there have been a prolonged period of bad weather and they are concerned it has affected their property. It may be
Woodworm is a problem that can affect homes and businesses around the UK. The term actually refers to a series of species that all have similar habits – they lay their larvae in the grain of the wood, these eat your timber for some years until they develop into a beethe which then bores out.
Damp is a problem that can affect any type of home given the right conditions. But there’s one group of properties that are more at risk from damp related issues than any other – period homes such as listed buildings or those over 100 years of age. London has a large number of this type
For many properties that have a cellar, these are spaces with only limited use – store a few boxes, maybe keep a few bottles of wine on a rack or leave the tins of paint from the decorating. But this doesn’t need to be the case and it is possible to transform a cellar into
Woodworm is a general term that is used to describe a number of beetles whose larvae are wood boring. Here in the UK, there are several of these species that can be encountered but the most common to cause problems is the larvae of the Common Furniture Beetle. Identifying the woodworm Generally, woodworm larvae have
For anyone who has owned, lived in or even working in a period property, the issue of damp will be a familiar one. Older properties were built with different methods than those used today and they have an increased tendency to experience problems with condensation and damp. Because there are some four million properties from