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Flood Damage or Failed Damp Proof Course (Part 2)

March 29th, 2013

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Flood Restoration & Drying, Guarantees, Surveying, Water Damage

So four weeks later, we returned to the property to undertake a further inspection and compare our findings to our initial report, provide a diagnosis and repair specification.

As mentioned in our first blog post (Part 1), the building displayed symptoms of a severe damp issue which appeared to be affecting the majority of… read more



Flood Damage or Failed Damp Proof Course?

March 28th, 2013

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Flood Restoration & Drying, Guarantees, Surveying, Water Damage

Imagine this scenario, you’ve bought, renovated and extend your property into the prefect home, damp proofed the walls, re-plastered and redecorated.  After a few years you start to notice symptoms of damp appearing very rapidly and within days the plaster is spoiling, salting and skirting boards are beginning to decay and warp. The kitchen floor starts to crack and move and the drains backfill with… read more



The balance between energy efficiency and ventilation

November 27th, 2012

All posts, Condensation, Energy Efficiency / Insulation Improvements, Surveying

Most people in Britain are interested in finding new ways to increase the energy efficiency of their homes and spend less money on things like gas and home heating oil.

However, homeowners have been reminded to allow the water vapour that builds up during everyday tasks such as washing clothes and showering to escape, otherwise it can cause condensation and mould.

A study published earlier… read more



Bridged or failed damp proof course?

October 30th, 2012

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Surveying

Bridged or failed damp proof course?

Another familiar story of a damp investigation for suspected rising damp on a property in York, North Yorkshire where a client contact us with regards to providing a survey and quote for a damp proof course.

The property is a 1960′s three bedroom right semi detached house constructed under a pitched roof with concrete roof tile covering and external… read more



Electronic Moisture Meters

June 11th, 2012

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Surveying

Electrical moisture meters are invaluable tools which are used to aid surveyors in damp diagnosis. Moisture meters are a hand held device used to profile the distribution or pattern of dampness throughout a building and determine the quantity of moisture present in materials.

Electrical moisture meters are the ideal tool to use in pre-purchase surveys or where damage limitation is required as they are clean… read more



Damp Diagnosis: Calcium Carbide Meter – ‘Speedy Meter’

June 11th, 2012

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Surveying

Calcium Carbide Meter – ‘Speedy Meter’

A calcium carbide meter is another moisture testing device used to aid surveyors in damp investigations and diagnosis.  Performing a calcium carbide test is however disruptive and for this reason these test are usually avoided in damage limitation surveys such as, pre-purchase inspections unless permission is granted prior. This does not mean the use of these meters in a… read more



A Review of the Dutch Green Chemical Free Damp Proof System apparently installed “Without the mess of replastering”

June 8th, 2012

All posts, Condensation, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Surveying

This article has been reproduced with kind permission from its author Mr Graham Coleman and the Property Care Association (PCA).

Graham Coleman is a Chartered Biologist (C.Biol), Member of the Society of Biology (MSB), a Member of the Institute of Wood Science (M.I.W.Sc) and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers (F.Inst.S.S.E). He also has qualification in Chemistry and Botany.read more



The PCA Promise – Protects your deposits where work is in progress

May 13th, 2012

All posts, Guarantees

The PCA Promise

Dryfix Preservation Ltd are full members of our leading industry body the Property Care Association (PCA). The Property Care Association formerly part of the British Wood Preserving and Damp Proofing Association (BWPDA), is the leading trade body for structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp proofing, flood remediation and structural maintenance in the UK. Membership into the association is the highest level of… read more



StormDry Weather Protection for Masonry

May 9th, 2012

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Water Damage

Bricks vary in porosity, some bricks are soft and very porous such as common face bricks particularly modern LBC’s (London Brick Company), whilst others are more dense and will repel/resist moisture to a greater extent such as; engineering bricks or blue damp course bricks designed to be used in exposed wet areas.

On most modern buildings you will find dense engineering bricks specified below and… read more



Dryfix 1st provider in the UK for insured water damage repairs

May 6th, 2012

Accreditations / Associations, All posts, Flood Restoration & Drying, Guarantees, Water Damage

Dryfix 1st provider in the UK for insured water damage repairs

When you instruct a professional company to undertake work on your property, you expect to receive a high level of professionalism in both the paperwork and communication, in addition to high quality workmanship. To  guarantee a high level of service clients will look for accreditation from industry bodies as a method of ensuring theread more



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