On 30 Apr 2003 14:42:14 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Heather) wrote:
There is a surprising dearth of experts in this thread, and I am not about to
offer myself as one. However, a builder puchased a house opposite us, a
Victorian terrace, in order to renovate it and sell it on. He was choked to
discover it had dry rot that had spread up behind the plaster from the ground
to the first floor. It did not have a basement. I saw some of the work he di
to rectify it, and it consisted mainly of hacking off all the plaster and
drilling a hole (or possibly two?) into each and every brick, and injecting
some fluid into the holes. I presume woodwork was also replaced. I have no
idea whether all that was essential, but I do know that everything he did was
eating into his profit, so I assume it was essential.
Could you get Rentokill or some such outfit to give you a 'free survey' and
quote? Perhaps your mortgage company would give an additional loan for such
work - as it is protecting 'their' asset. It might be worth asking the council
if they can offer any advise - or even a grant.
Have you done a google group search?
I have couple of url's you may not have seen;...
DRY ROT DEVELOPING A LESS DISRUPTIVE APPROACH TO DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
(Presentation to Glasgow West Conservation Trust Masterclass Series)
See also McGill's home page http://homepage.ntlworld.com/g.mcgill/
A somewhat less erudite page http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/dry_rot.htm
The uk.d-i-y FAQ is at http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/
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