The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is in the south-west of London and forms part of outer London. It is the only London Borough on both sides of the River Thames. It was created in 1965 when three smaller council areas amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963, it is governed by Richmond-upon-Thames London Borough Council. As well as being a very highly desirable area to live in it also has some of the most expensive properties on the outskirts of London so it is no wonder that Richmond residents take extra care of their homes, checking them for any threatening signs of damp and dry rot.
If you think you may have a problem or you are buying a property that may have damp or Dry Rot, that’s where Tapco HomeDry come in, as we are London, Surrey and the Home Counties leading damp and dry rot experts. Based near Richmond in Thames Ditton and Esher, Surrey, we are your local experts and have been carrying out Damp & Timber Surveys and remedial work in the whole of this area for over 44 years, in fact our very first job in 1971 was in Richmond.
One of our qualified Surveyors recently visited a house in Richmond that had a serious case of damp and dry rot (Serpula lacrymans) which is the most insidious wood decaying fungus. Its spores germinate and spread within a damp timber moisture content of 28-30%. The high moisture, which caused the attack, was due to rising damp. A defective damp proof course allowed water to rise up from the ground into the walls, saturate the timbers and cause the start of timber decay, which became progressively worse and more expensive.
Further to receipt of our detailed report and recommendations, the home owner instructed Tapco HomeDry to undertake urgent remedial action before the dry rot spread to other rooms and caused further structural damage. This specialist work included cutting out affected timbers, applying high performance preservatives to remaining timbers and replacing with new pre-treated timbers. We also injected a new damp proof course to prevent rising damp from re-occurring and re-plastered all of the walls using a damp proof plastering system.
Tapco HomeDry have been trading since 1971 and are recognised as Richmond and London’s most established and reputable Damp Proofing and Dry Rot restoration company. Our specialist technicians have expert knowledge in treating dry rot and know how to fully eradicate it from your home. We are long term members of the Property Care Association (PCA), Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards) and an accredited Which? Trusted Trader.
We also cover the surrounding areas of Twickenham, St Margarets, Kew, Kingston, Teddington, Isleworth and Hounslow.
Do It Once, Do It Right with Tapco HomeDry and call us for a damp and dry rot Survey, free on 0800 195 9878.