Published: 15 July 2021
Nettleship Sawyer commercial property consultants in Bournemouth contacted Prokil on behalf of their client as an exposed section of ridge roof timber had signs of wet rot.
Timber Survey Findings
Jason Seyrett, our Damp and Timber Surveyor visited the property and started with an external inspection from ground level where all guttering and downpipes appeared to be in a good working order with no evidence of any spillages that could be affecting the specific area of the property internally. Jason was informed by the agent that roof repairs were due to be undertaken to stop any further water penetration that may have caused the internal wet rot.
Jason continued his wet rot inspection inside the property using different types of Protimeter. No high readings were detected on the affected rear wall / sloped ceiling with the moisture content of the visually affected timber below 18%, therefore this is deemed to be dry.
Jason submitted his full report to Nettleship Sawyer which concluded that a past issue that caused decay to the timbers and the timbers would need to be treated and or replaced. Jason highlighted that the ashlar plaster on the wall and sloped ceiling was heavily cracked and in poor condition and recommended this section be replaced and to spray the visually affected timbers for wet rot.
The report included a detailed breakdown of the costs to remove the cracked plaster and to treat the timbers for wet rot as requested.
Getting to Work
Our timber treatment technicians started by removing the skirting boards and cracked ashlar plasterwork from the affected wall and sloped ceiling.
The exposed timbers were treated with a specialist dual-purpose fungicidal treatment to prevent future wet rot.
To complete the work, the Prokil timber technicians added new plasterboard to the wall and sloped ceiling followed by a multi-finish plaster. Finally fitting a new skirting board and leaving the area ready to be decorated.
The Finished Result
With the wet rot treatment complete, our timber technician cleared all the rubbish, tidied the site ready for it to be used.