Wet Rot Bankhead

Wet rot treatment carried out in this ground floor property in the Bankhead are of Aberdeen.

A build up of debris from loose plasterwork rumbling down the walls and soil that had travelled into the subfloor areas of the wall head at the front and rear of the property. This had caused the unprotected joist ends to become wet and rot to develop.

We uplifted the existing 28mm tongue and grooved timber flooring to allow us enough access to fit new treated timber joists alongside to old ones. These stretched from the central dwarf wall to the outer wall head and simply nailed in place. In shorter spans where there is no rear support we would drill and bolt the joists together, but this was not necessary in this case. New tongue and grooved flooring of the same size was fitted.

Prior to the new flooring being fitted, we laid a 1200 gauge damp proof membrane over the solum to help prevent further dampness.

The new flooring timbers were also treated with a fungicidal solution.

Wet rot at Bankhead
Exposed joists showing build up of debris
Joists and rubble
Build up of soil and plaster rubble on wall head
joist ends
The affected joist ends
Rotten wallplate
Wallplate showing wet rot decay
new flooring
New tongue and grooved flooring being laid
flooring being treated
Rear bedroom floor
kitchen floor being treated
Kitchen floor
front bedroom floor being treated
Front bedroom floor
livingroom floor being treated
Livingroom floor
hallway
Hallway and front entrance

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