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Effective Treatment for Rotten Timber? Send for the Lumberjack!

August 9, 2017

It’s a nightmare! You look somewhere that you don’t normally look (like the rafters in the loft behind your water tank) and the tell-tale signs are there: timber damage. You can’t afford to leave it. Something must be done!

Wet rot prefers timbers with a higher moisture content (above 25%), so it may be caused by inadequate ventilation under floors, the proximity to damp walls, or water leaks from sinks and baths, or poorly-maintained roofs.

Dry rot

Dry rot prefers drier timber, but it doesn’t stop there. It can travel through masonry in its search for food. If you spot white strands between brick and plaster, then you’ve almost certainly got it!

Woodworm

Woodworm refers to the exit holes left by the grubs of wood-boring insects. They exit in the warmer weather, so by now the holes will be there for all to see. Woodworm can cause serious damage to both internal & external timber, as well as wooden furniture. If left untreated, it can seriously weaken timbers, making things like rafters unsafe.

The answer’s in one can

TBS offers an effective all-in-one treatment for these nasties: Lumberjack Triple Action Wood Treatment. We stock it in 2.5 litre and 5 litre cans, and a 25 litre drum.

Triple Action is low-solvent and low-odour.  It contains fungicides, algaecides and Permethrin to actively kill and protect against all known wood rot, decay, fungi and wood boring insects. The fungicides and algaecides are finely dispersed, so they penetrate the wood quicker and get to work right away.

It is fast-drying and non-flammable. You can apply it to wet timbers without loss of performance. So it’s ideal for use on:

  • Sheds and garages
  • Window frames and doors
  • Fencing
  • Farm buildings
  • Roof beams and joists
  • Garden  and indoor furniture.
  • Floorboards

Two important notes: do not use on bitumen, plastics or roofing felt, and do not tip residue down drains (as it is lethal to aquatic organisms, good ones included).

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Laying a Wood Floor on Concrete? Don’t Forget to Moisture Seal!

May 9, 2017

lumberjack-m.b-primer-500x500When laying a timber floor on top of concrete, you have to factor in the moisture that can come through the substrate. In time, it can warp and twist the boards.

The answer is a moisture barrier primer. Right now, TBS Daventry branch is trialling one from Everbuild’s Lumberjack range. It’s a solvent-free, one part, polyurethane liquid resin.  It blocks moisture in damp screeds, and helps to bind the surface of weak screeds.

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Lumberjack MB Primer improves adhesion for flooring adhesives like Everbuild Lumberjack 650 Hardwood Flooring Adhesive. It also makes a great patching mortar for small cracks and holes (mix it with sand at a ratio of 1:9).

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