Claygate is a lovely suburban village in the county of Surrey, and within the Greater London Urban Area, between 13.1 and 14.2 miles south-west of Charing Cross, central London. It shares the same post code as it’s neighbour Esher and is the only civil parish in the borough of Elmbridge. Esher, to the east of the River Mole. is an outlying suburb of London, and with Esher Commons at its southern end, the town marks one limit of the Greater London Built-Up Area. Both Claygate and Esher are very prestigious areas to live and are home to one of Tapco HomeDry’s offices on Esher Station, so you may have seen our distinctive vans.


If you are fortunate enough to live in Claygate or Esher or you are in the process of buying a property here, you may have had a structural survey or Home buyers survey carried out and it has highlighted damp, woodworm or the dreaded Dry Rot fungus. Damp is a major problem in properties and is completely under estimated about what other problems it can lead to. Being established for over 45 years, Tapco HomeDry are recognised as Surrey, London and the Home Counties most established and reputable Dry Rot and Damp proofing specialists, Over the many years we have been continuously trading we have attended hundreds of properties every year, many in and around Claygate, Esher, Walton-on-Thames, Oxshott, Horsham and Cobham.

If you suspect you may have a problem with the Dry Rot (Serpula lacrymans) then it is also likely you will have a problem with Damp because without damp, there is no Dry Rot. You may have noticed your floor becoming springy, or the constant damp musty smell, like mushrooms. Another sure sign you have violent Dry Rot is a constant fine orange/rust coloured dust keeps forming on your furniture and surfaces. If you are experiencing some of these there is a chance you have Dry Rot Fungus.

Dry rot subfloor timbers

Virulent Dry Rot (Serpula lacrymans)

Our Property Care Association (PCA) qualified Timber and Damp surveyor will carry out a thorough inspection by:
• Lifting accessible floor coverings and short ends of floor boards.
• Inspecting and probing timbers with a sharp instrument.
• Taking moisture readings of accessible timbers and masonry using an electronic ‘Survey Master’ damp meter.
If an attack of Dry Rot is confirmed our surveyor will recommend exactly what is required to eradicate it
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Will will produce a full detailed survey report on our findings with images and a floor plans and and advised you on the following works:
Locate the source of the moisture and immediately rectify.Carry out specialist Dry Rot treatment to all areas specified, including replacing decaying timbers with new pre-treated timbers and applying high performance preservatives to the remaining timbers.
Remove the wall plaster from the affected walls and re-plaster in accordance with our ‘Tapco HomeDry Dry Rot re-plastering system’.
Improve sub-floor ventilation by installing extra air bricks.
If you suspect a Damp or Dry Rot problem the worst thing you can do is to ignore it. Call you local specialist, Tapco HomeDry, first us on 0800 195 9878 for a full Damp

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