Whilst we would always recommend that the treatment for rising damp, dry rot and basement waterproofing be undertaken by a specialist contractor who is a member of the Property Care Association and who can offer insurance backed guarantees, we understand that in some instances Client's prefer to use their own contractors,with whom they already have a working relationship. They may feel that they know the quality of their contractors workmanship and
there is a high degree of mutual trust. This can be particularly relevant in a complete refurbishment project, where for instance, during the stripping-out stage an outbreak of either dry or wet rot is uncovered. The majority of the remedial works will probably be the renewal of infected, structurally unsound timbers, such as floor joists and lintels, with the application of chemicals forming a small part of the works if dry rot is the cause. Whilst there is no reason that a competent builder should not be able to carry out the actual works, he should not be expected to determine the extent or the scope of the works required.We can carry out a survey to ascertain the extent of the outbreak, the scope of the works required, compile a schedule of works and liaise with your contractor, making regular site visits to ensure compliance with our specification and that good building practice is maintained, giving you the best of both worlds.