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    Damp Ground Under Floorboards

    Hi. I bought my Victorian end-of-terrace house 2 years ago and am still trying to solve a problem with dampness in the subfloor void. As you'd expect, this has caused a lot of damage to the timbers, mainly wet rot and wood beetle damage. Photos are here...
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    Repair 3rd storey wood wall, from inside?

    Part of a stone building has a section of wall that is made from wood, the bottom part has rotted away. (day light coming through hole) See image below Its on a third floor, difficult to get to by a ladder from the outside because there is an extension below, so would require scafolding. Can...
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    Chipboard floorboards and damp

    I live in a 3 story house built in 1996. We have a large open plan kitchen on the middle floor which includes a peninsula. The joists are strong and numerous and covered with chipboard fllorboards (I should have replaced them at time of the refurb 5 years ago, but didn't). On top of the...
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    Limiting shed rot idea

    Hi all, The previous owner of my house built the shed right next to the neighbours brick wall - I guess assuming that it would offer the shed some protection. However, over the years debris has fallen down the small gap between shed and wall and when it rains the water soaks into the debris...
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    Ant Invasion!

    The darn previous owner of my house simply painted over a couple of rotted areas by the patio door, which was infested with ants! I removed the rotted wood, sprayed the ants, replaced with new wood and placed traps to destroy the ant colony:
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    Dry rot?

    Hi all I bought a 1960s property and in the process of a bit of rennovation. Lifted the floor boards in our living room and saw a bit of growth on the party wall. I think it may be efflorescence as it's whispy and has a soft shine but I want to make sure it's not dry rot. See picture...