Some floors have suffered extensive damage and cannot be repaired and restored straight away, due to problems such as rot, damp, and more. GJP Floor Sanding Kent employs tradesmen who are trained to spot these issues and move to fix them.
GJP Floor Sanding Kent employs tradesmen who can seek out and take care of rot, and other long term damage issues. We can assess the damage in your floors and give you a free quote on all needed repairs and restorations.
Unfortunately, problems such as rising damp can cause extensive damage to your property as a whole, not just your floorboards.
Damp is one of the most frequent problems encountered by homeowners. It is estimated that around ten thousand gallons of rain water fall in the South East each year, so it’s not surprising damp is such a problem in the South East
Rising damp is a big problem for property owners, as it’s damaging, unsightly, and contributes to home heat loss. That absorbed liquid can lead to dampness in the walls, especially in many older properties where proper damp proofing may not have been carried out.
Not just a floor issue, rising damp will quickly spread along your interior plasterboard, ruining interior décor and weakening the wall itself. If untreated, this can result in bot dry / wet rot and cause significant (and costly) damage to your property. Fortunately, you can contact GJP Floor Sanding in Kent for one of our contractors to survey the damp.
Wet Rot is one of the most frequent causes of structural damage in older properties (read more about repairing wet rot here). Treatment but locating the source of the moisture and drying out the surround timber can help by preventing further spread and damage. Though not as hard to remove from a property as dry rot, it should never be left unchecked as it could ruin your property.
Signs of Wet Rot
Wet rot is fairly easy to spot as the wood is typically damp and darkened, and may have shrunken over time. It is typically soft and pulpy to the touch, with a tendency to crumble. Replacing affected timber with new, dry timber is the most likely course of treatment, which prevents the spread of damp and the germination of fungal spores. Chemical spray or other wet rot treatment may then be applied.
Dry rot, much like wet rot, is also a huge danger to the structural integrity of your property. Dry Rot comprises a living fungus which destroys your floor timber. Dry rot typically arises in situations involving encroaching damp and poorly ventilated areas, and the longer it’s left uncheck the worse the situation becomes.
Signs of Dry Rot
Brown colouration, combined with a dry and brittle composition that breaks and crumbles easily, often indicates dry rot. Damp locations with poor ventilation also provide optimal conditions for fungal growth, and you may spot Mycelium growth, a white, furry-looking fungal growth .