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Five things you really should know before instructing a damp survey or repair!

July 31st, 2020

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Guarantees

1: Property Care Association certified surveyor is NOT the same as Property Care Association Accredited Company.

Property Care Association logo

Membership into the PCA is tough, and rightly so. Membership is only available to companies with a minimum two-year trading history and member companies must meet strict criteria before being approved. Proven financial stability, trained and qualified workforce both surveyors and technicians, Health and Safety approved and verified liability … read more



The New Protimeter ReachMaster Pro

May 14th, 2020

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

Protimeter Reachmaster Pro

A new instrument for your tool kit, the Protimeter Reach master Pro, what is it? and why you need one!

I’ve long been a fan of Protimeter instruments, in fact the Protimeter SurveyMaster has been my go to instrument of choice throughout my surveying career. It’s robust, ergonomically designed, intuitive to use and very responsive in comparison to other models and manufacturers. It … read more



Flood resilience protection to this listed building in the city of York

February 14th, 2020

All posts, Flood Restoration & Drying, Surveying, Water Damage

Like many other parts of the country our City of York is also currently besieged by floodwater which has become a more frequent occurrence in recent years. The effects of rising river levels are devastating to local residents and business which are sited along our river banks. Yesterday following the recent horrific weather from storm Ciara, the water level on the river Ouse peaked at … read more



MOISTURE AND SALT DECAY IN MASONRY

February 14th, 2020

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

A brief article explaining the process of decay and salt decay to masonry caused by water damage and rising damp.


Suspect a leak?… here’s what to do next!

January 23rd, 2020

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

Loosing pressure in your heating system, cold radiators, extortionate water bill’s or instant symptoms of damp? The chances are you have a leak!….

So, what to do next?……………………………………

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Firstly, it’s always a good idea to contact your home insurers. Some home insurance policies cover what’s known as “Trace and Locate” or “Trace and Access” inspections. These are basically investigations to find your leak. You may … read more



How to save 5K on damp proofing?…….

January 21st, 2020

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

A brief article on how to save yourself thousands of pounds on damp proofing.


Moisture mapping, an ideal article for damp specialists, water damage practitioners or just budding surveyors.

October 23rd, 2019

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

An article explaining the method of Moisture mapping. Moisture mapping is an important process used by surveyors during a damp survey or water damage survey to determine the extent of damage and level of saturation.


Condensation Humidity and Mould. A little bit of what you already know, what you don’t know and what you knew but have forgotten.

October 9th, 2019

All posts, Condensation, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Energy Efficiency / Insulation Improvements, Mould Remediation, Surveying, Thermography / Thermal Imaging

A brief article about the causes of Condensation, Mould and High humidity


BRIDGED DAMP PROOF COURSE EXPLAINED

May 24th, 2019

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

Most people would assume as a damp surveyor i’d only inspect old period properties, most of which are constructed absent from an original damp proof course. The truth is, however, that’s simply not the case. The majority of surveys I undertake are on much more modern properties, buildings that most would consider quality construction, with adequate protection against age old problems such as dampness.

Even … read more



How one paragraph in a BRE digest is used to dismiss thousands of damp related insurance claims.

May 20th, 2019

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

This article my ruffle a few feathers however I believe it’s a topic well worthy of discussion.

How one paragraph in a BRE digest is used to dismiss thousands of damp related insurance claims…….and how contractors may also assist in this process.

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So, do you know what this device is?…………………………………….

If you do great, you’re half way into understanding how this piece of equipment is … read more



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