R C Property Care, are property preservation, maintenance & refurbishment specialists offering a reliable and personal service throughout the South West.
• Rising Damp
• Penetrating Damp
• Structural Water Proofing
• Woodworm Treatment
• Dry Rot Treatment & Repairs
• Wet Rot Treatment
• Timber & Joinery Repairs
Treatments offered with a comprehensive Insurance Backed Guarantee.
Property Preservation & Damp Specialists.
Timber is one of the most versatile building materials that we have available to us, the reason for this is that it can be replaced, i.e. it can be regrown. However, because it is organic material it can therefore be de-graded and whilst it is a replaceable commodity, its replacement can be very expensive.
Fungal Decay, wet rot and dry rot is responsible for thousands of pounds worth of damage to buildings every year, due to poor maintenance and repair, resulting in the degeneration of roof, floor and joinery timbers which can eventually result in structural collapse and weakening of the buildings fabric.
Wood Boring Beetles, can also if left to their own devices and in the right conditions cause serious damage to timbers again resulting in structural collapse and weakening of roof and floor timbers as well as joinery.
However chemical treatment of structural timbers is not always a requirement, particularly when dealing with woodworm. Flight holes left by exiting insects will remain present, although this is not an indication that the infestation is active. A full investigation of the property by a competent and experienced survey can general identify areas of potential risk to fungal decay and insect attack which will lead to preventative measures being recommended, such as improved ventilation and isolation of structural / joinery timbers and when chemical treatment is deemed to be necessary this would normally be targeted to the areas of concern.