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Message started by Helen89 on Sep 22nd, 2019, 10:25pm

Title: Infestation Of Woodlice...
Post by Helen89 on Sep 22nd, 2019, 10:25pm

Hi

So me and my partner have recently bought our first home!

After living in it for a few months, we have been gaining a deeper understanding of the minor issues that have come along with it...

Having noticed dampness to the bottom of the stairs, and suddenly having an infestation of woodlice appear in both our bedroom and and at the bottom of the stairs, we delved further to investigate...

We have sealed around out windowsill in the bedroom, and found we had a small hole in the roof where the flashing had come away, this has now been repaired...

However it also seems a leak had been occurring for sometime and has caused damage to the floorboards and joist. When I looked closer, I noticed next doors guttering drain was also blocked, causing the excess water to run onto our property... Again this has now been resolved but I feel that the stairs area may need to be damp proofed before any further work is undertaken?

I need the bugs to stop!!

Thanks

Title: Re: Infestation Of Woodlice...
Post by woodsmith on Sep 23rd, 2019, 8:06am

Woodlice love damp rotten wood so it sounds like the water penetration has been going on for a while and has affected some of the timber in the house. You need to find the extent of the damage, thoroughly dry the area, and replace all the affected timber.

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