Repairing Your Floor Video
Occasionally we will encounter a floor that cannot be immediately restored due to extensive damage.
GJP Floor Sanding Brighton pride ourselves on thorough work. Occasionally we will encounter a floor that cannot be immediately restored due to damage from a range of factors the most common of which include woodworm, rising damp water damage and wet / dry rot. In these cases our Brighton Floor Sanding team are specially trained to identify these and similar problems.
Whilst these issues can be serious in nature, they are usually treatable and GJP Floor Sanding Brighton can to assess any damage and provide you with free survey / quote for corrective treatments / necessary repairs.
If left unchecked rising damp can result in both wet/dry rot, severely damaging your property.
Damp and failed damp proofing is by far, the most frequent problem encountered in the home. Each year, the average home in Sussex & Brighton copes with around 10,000 gallons of rain water, so it is no surprise that damp proofing can become a big problem for many.
Although most damp problems are much less serious than they actually look, whatever the cause, rising damp is unhealthy, unsightly and can lead to timber decay and heat loss. Absorbed moisture can lead to wall dampness in conditions of high relative humidity.
What appears to be rising damp can be due to various factors – the failure of an existing damp proof course (dpc), bridging due to the raising of external ground or internal floor levels, or in older buildings, the complete absence of a damp proof course. Wall dampness may also be due to condensation or an incorrect re-plastering specification.
Wet Rot Symptoms
Wet rot is easy to identify as the wood will be very damp, it could have cracked and will be dark and will shrink. Prod it with a sharp implement such as a screwdriver and the wood will probably crumble or will be very soft and pulpy.
Where any affected timber has lost its strength, removing the timber and replacing it with new timber treated against the potential germination of wet rot spores ensures the structural integrity of the building. Specialist wet rot treatment will be required to finish it off. This generally involves eradication through chemical spray and other wet rot treatments carried out by the team at GJP Floor Sanding Brighton
Rising damp will spread quickly breaking down internal plaster and will ruin internal decorations. If left unchecked rising damp can result in both wet/dry rot, severely damaging your property. If you have a damp problem, we suggest that you contact GJP Flooring Brighton and ask for one of our qualified contractors to conduct a damp proofing survey.
Wet rot treatment can usually be carried out by removing the moisture source and drying out the surrounding timbers thus preventing further spread.
Wet Rot, whilst typically not as difficult to eradicate as Dry Rot, can nevertheless cause severe damage within your property if allowed to go unchecked and is often a common cause of structural faults.
Dry rot is a serious problem and can compromise the structural integrity of your property. Dry rot is a living and growing fungus, which feeds off and destroys your floor timber.
Dampness combined with lack of ventilation provides the ideal conditions for fungal attack. The longer you leave it, the worse it will become. Correcting dry rot requires a specialist dry rot treatment.
Dry Rot Symptoms
Symptoms to look out for include timbers that are brown in colour with dry and brittle cuboidal features that are easily broken or crumble in your hand, fine greyish strands developing from dry rot spores that spread and grow transporting moisture from damp areas allowing Mycelium growth, which often looks like silky white sheets or cotton wool-like-white cushions varying in colour from grey to pure white.
Really pleased with the end result. Would highly recommend the company for their professional approach and high standard of workmanship.
Thanks it looks amazing. Well done to all the guys who did a splendid job on time. Cleared all rubbish aways as well. Highly recommended. – 30/11/2010
The work was carried out efficiently with a professional service. Where the job ended up being more complex that first envisaged the GJP team invested extra time to sort things out. We were very pleased with the work done. Rachael Atkinson 30/10/2010.
I should like to say that we are very impressed by the work done – the floor looks incredible and also the clear up job afterwards was very professional. There was no mess at all and it was dust free. (I’m not sure how you managed that). Oliver Gillespie 10/12/2010.
Stunning bamboo flooring beautifully fitted – really neat . Everything done to minimise stress & disruption. Polite friendly service from beginning to end. 100% satisfaction.