B.Barker Damp Control & Timber Preservation
 B.Barker Damp Control & Timber Preservation

Timber Preservation

Dry Rot (Serpula lacrymans)

Dry Rot has the ability to travel through brickwork and
mo
rtar, transporting moisture from damp areas to dry ones, giving outbreaks the potential to spread quickly through a building. It is therefore important to identify whether timber decay has been caused by dry rot or another wood-destroying fungus such as one of the wet rots. The eradication of dry rot, for this reason may need additional measures such as the sterilisation of masonry over and above those necessary when dealing with outbreaks of other wood-rotting fungi.Dry rot will only affect timber that is damp, typically affecting timber with moisture content in excess of 20%. For this reason, removing the source of moisture should form the core of any dry rot eradication strategy.

B.Barker Damp Control & Timber Preservation provides the following treatment to remedy the problem:
  • Determine and eliminate all sources of moisture
  • Promote the rapid drying of the structure
  • Remove all infected and decayed wood
  • Local masonry wall sterilisation and timber preservation with the careful use of fungicidal chemicals.
  • Replace all removed timber with treated timber.
Wet Rot

Wet rot is a general term used to describe the majority of fungal species responsible for timber decay. Wet rot attacks wood in damp conditions and can cause significant damage over time, if left unidentified and untreated.

B.Barker Damp Control & Timber Preservation provides the following treatment to remedy the problem:

• Determine and eliminate all sources of moisture, so that the timber moisture content falls to below 20%.

• Remove infected and decayed wood.

• Apply fungicidal treatment to the remaining timber at risk.

• Replace all removed timber with treated timber.

Insect Attack: Wood Boring Insects

There are many beetles which are capable of attacking timber. The most common of these is the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum), communally called Woodworm.

Woodworm beetles and woodboring insects use wood as a food source or as a home and they often leav
e signs of their presence such as:

• holes or tunnels within the timber.

• bore dust caused by emerging adult beetles from the timber.

• weak and damaged flooring - in extreme cases a foot or chair leg going through the floor can indicate a more serious problem.
B.Barker Damp Control & Timber Preservation provides the following treatment to remedy the problem:

• Insecticidal treatment is administered assuming the infestation is assessed as active.

HEAD OFFICE :

7, St Edwards Terrace

Forton Rd

Gosport

Hampshire

PO12 3HP

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Phone:

07887 502911

0800 0327088

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