Choosing Rot Resistant Wood | The Craftsman Blog

6 Jan 2014 ... Preferably soft, wet wood, which is why you'll find termite damage in water ... The soft pine, fir and other white woods that are used to construct...

Choosing Wood for Marine Applications · Ross Laird, PhD

16 Aug 2007 ... While teak is ubiquitous, many other seafaring woods are equally strong and ... species such as oak and pine and fir, and much of the wood is damp. ... In place of a moisture meter, this shorthand might help, but be aware that...

Damp (structural) - Wikipedia

Structural dampness is the presence of unwanted moisture in the structure of a building, either ... The unwanted moisture enables the growth of various fungi in wood, causing rot or mould health issues and may ... In the UK, well built modern houses include damp proofing in the form of a synthetic damp-proof course (DPC),...

Anti Condensation Paint & Anti Damp Product Guide | Rawlins Paints

14 Oct 2015 ... Get the best anti condensation paints and anti-damp solutions at Rawlins Paints. ... Mould thrives in humid, warm environments, and so it loves places .... your laminate or wooden floors when they are tightly fitted and leave no...

Best Flooring Choices For Wet Areas - The Spruce

17 Jul 2017 ... What is the best type of solid flooring to install in very wet places (like ... Engineered wood performs better than laminate flooring because its...

DIY guide: Dealing with damp | Life and style | The Guardian

29 Feb 2008 ... As well as being bad for your health, this can create huge damp ... less obvious forms of condensation occur in unseen places such as ... If left unchecked, rising damp can cause damage to brick, concrete and wood structures,...

Too Wet or Too Dry Woodworking: A Sticky Situation - Wagner Meters

However, even with their care, once the wood is transported to another location, the moisture cycle of wood will continue to work to try to balance with its...

How to get rid of woodlice using pest control | Safeguard Pest Control

... has sufficient damp and decaying wood for them to thrive, meaning its time to ... by making sure you don't have any damp, moist places which will attract them.

Causes of Damp | Homebuilding & Renovating

6 Sep 2017 ... Damp is an excess of moisture that can't escape. ... The dampness associated with this type of problem is usually very well defined, as it is ... may be small, but is often regular and concentrated on the same spot. .... that the wood can be laid without causing potential problems with damp moving to the walls?

CBD-111. Decay of Wood - NRC-IRC - MIT

Wood does not decay simply because it is wet, but because it has been attacked ... When the spores of fungi fall on a suitable medium under moist conditions they ... It is the fruit-body on which fresh spores are formed, and their location on the...

Plants For Damp Places | Hodnet Hall Gardens

10 Aug 2015 ... Damp soils can speed up the establishment of plants. ... There is often much trial and error but it is always good to start with relatives or ... Amelanchier canadensis will make a suckering shrub or small tree whilst Aronia...

What kind of damp is affecting my home? - Which?

We show you the difference between condensation, penetrating damp and ... Do you have the right safeguards in place? ..... of the home, while modern homes are built to keep water out in the first place. .... Wood burning stoves buying guide.

Damp, mould and condensation - Gateshead Council

What to do if your home has an issue with damp, condensation or mould. ... to help you identify the various types of dampness and reduce condensation as well ... rot may become established in wooden joists and floor boards leading to a risk of ... Only place furniture against internal walls if possible; ventilate cupboards and...

A Guide to Identifying and Preventing Condensation, Damp, Wet Rot ...

If you are concerned that water or dampness is entering your home it is important to contact ... Keep your property well ventilated. -especially ... Block up a fire place without fitting an air vent to the .... a fungus that destroys wood and eventually...

How to identify, repair & protect against damp at home | Ideas ... - B&Q

At best it can be a nuisance and make a room feel cold, unwelcoming and ... The following checks should help you to identify the location of the problem; ... Black mould may also develop on wooden and PVC window frames, and silicon...

Keep your home free from damp and mould - The Scottish Government

23 May 2005 ... Damp can cause mould on walls and furniture and make window frames rot. Damp ... After treatment redecorate using a good quality fungicidal paint to help .... for wood rot is to cure the damp which caused it in the first place.

Managing damp problems in old buildings - Heritage-House.org

wasted money on chemical damp proofing, cure damp plaster, mouldy walls, peeling wallpaper, crumbling brick and stone, ... We work with clients to restore old homes to beautiful, warm and dry places. ..... Wood is a really good insulator.

Secrets You Need to Know When Using Wood in Wet Spaces - Dwell

20 Dec 2017 ... Who says wood and moisture don't work well together? ... expansion—in a place that's constantly getting wet, like a bathroom, kitchen, or even...

Woodlice/RHS Gardening

20 Nov 2014 ... Woodlice are terrestrial crustaceans that shelter in dark damp places, especially where there are accumulations of decaying plant material.

4 Essential Wood Drying Tips for Woodworking & Furniture Building

23 Aug 2012 ... Wood stored in a damp place gets wetter and bigger. Dry air makes ... A shady outdoor spot is good, and so is an airy shed or hayloft. A garage...

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