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Insitu SCP provides a full preservation and restoration service for the treatment of woodworm, structural damage, masonry repairs and timber decay in properties of all ages in the South East of England.
Woodworm, woodworm treatment, structural damage, structural repairs, timber decay
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Services

woodworm

Woodworm

The term ‘Woodworm’ is used generally to describe wood boring insect attack, the most common form being Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum). Long standing infestations can cause severe structural damage, and it is estimated that three quarters of older properties are affected.

Dry Rot

Dry Rot

Dry Rot (Serpula lacrymans) is by far the most serious and damaging of wood rotting fungi and is caused by damp conditions and lack of adequate ventilation. This fungus has the ability to travel through brickwork and plaster in search of further sources of moisture and causes millions of pounds worth of damage to properties annually.

wet rot

Wet Rot

Rising Damp is normally found in older properties where the lack of any efficient damp proof course allows moisture from the ground to rise up through the brickwork by capillary action. Most damp proof courses have a limited life, 30-50 years being the norm.

lintel

Masonry repairs

Failure of a lintel will be due to either decay, fracture or loss of support to the supporting abutments allowing the arch to spread or drop.

Drone Survey

Drone Surveying Service

We use a high tech drone and a combination of high definition telephoto lenses to take aerial footage and record images of the top layout of roofs, chimneys, rainwater goods, masonry defects, missing tiles and other out of reach rooftop fixtures.

Rising Damp

Rising damp

Rising Damp is normally found in older properties where the lack of any efficient damp proof course allows moisture from the ground to rise up through the brickwork by capillary action. Most damp proof courses have a limited life, 30-50 years being the norm.

Wall Tie

Wall Tie Replacement

The exterior walls of most twentieth and twenty first century buildings consist of two parallel leaves of brick or block work approximately 50mm apart.  Metal wall ties hold these wall leaves together.  Metal wall ties were initially made of either wrought iron or mild steel without any rust protection and it was not until later that galvanised steel tiles became the norm.  Even then, the quality of galvanising was extremely variable and thus, in houses built before World War 2, it is quite common to find that the wall ties have corroded.

Subsidence

Crack Stitching

Subsidence can be caused by: certain soils (clay soils are particularly vulnerable to subsidence since they shrink and swell depending on their moisture content), trees and shrubs taking moisture from soils causing them to shrink, leaking drains, which can soften or wash away the ground beneath the foundations and, less commonly, where properties are built over, or close to, mine workings.

Condensation

Condensation control

Condensation is an increasing problem in modern buildings and is the product of moist air turning into liquid water when it comes into contact with cold surfaces.

Contact us now for a comprehensive survey regarding any timber or damp issues