Guildford is a popular historic town in Surrey, with Central London just 27 miles away. The town has expanded towards Woking over the years and now officially forms part of greater London. Of Norman design, Guildford has retained much of its character with its cobbled roads although these are now lined with designer boutiques such as Hugo Boss and Armani.
As well as being a highly desirable area to live in it also has some of the most expensive properties outside of London. With an average house price of £758,000 it’s no wonder that Guildford 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, that’s where Tapco HomeDry come in, as we are London, Surrey and the Home Counties leading damp and dry rot experts. Based near Guildford in Thames Ditton, Surrey, we are your local experts and have been carrying out Surveys and remedial work in the postal district of GU for over 44 years.
One of our qualified Surveyors recently visited a house in Guildford with a serious case of dry rot (Serpula lacrymans) which is a nasty wood decaying fungus whose spores germinate and spread within a damp timber moisture content of 28-30%. The cause of 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.
Following receipt of our full report with recommendations, the home owner chose and 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.
Tapco HomeDry have been trading since 1971, giving us over 44 years of experience in this ‘rotten business’. Our specialist technicians have expert knowledge in treating dry rot and know how to fully eradicate it from your home.
Do It Once, Do It Right with Tapco and call us for a damp and dry rot Survey on 0800 195 9878.