Having suffered flood damage after a heavy downpour, Prokil were approached by the owners of a cottage in Dorset to facilitate in the restoration project. The entire floor in the living room had become damaged and areas of rot formation were identified.
Upon arrival at the property our qualified timber specialists found several joist ends had been severely damaged by wood boring weevil and wet rot decay causing them to be structurally unsound. It was identified that there was also a lack of adequate sub floor ventilation which was likely to be contributing to a damp sub floor void.
What we did
Our trained technicians removed the structurally unsound timbers and correctly disposed of these. A drying regime was implemented with the use of fans and dehumidifiers to speed up the drying out process. The joists displaying wet rot were removed and the area treated with a surface fungicidal spray, with new joists being installed. The sub floor was further tidied up making sure that the timber plates are adequately protected with the use of a damp proof course. Moisture resistant tongue and groove chip board flooring was then installed throughout the lounge leaving the area ready for the client to lay their chosen floor covering.