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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



Failed concrete damp proof membrane repair

May 13th, 2019

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

in-situ remedial damp repairs to concrete floor and the problems associated with failure.


Spray Foam Insulation

April 3rd, 2019

All posts, Condensation, Energy Efficiency / Insulation Improvements

Thankfully it’s not often we’ll come across retrofit spray foam insulation however, it is still important to understand its impact as there are still a large amount of properties who’ve employed this insulation technique in the past.

Spray foam insulation is a polyurethane spray applied foam which sets to form an insulating barrier. It’s available in two different types open cell and closed cell.

Closed … read more



EXPLAINED: Moisture Content Analysis using the Gravimetric Process

March 15th, 2019

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

Gravimetry is basically the quantitative technique which measures mass or a change in mass during an analytical process. For example, we’ve probably all unknowingly undertaken this ourselves when stepping on scales during a dieting regime or when in training. Effectively we’re measuring our own body mass and comparing this weight loss or gain to a prior measurement, this is basic gravimetry.

The gravimetric technique is used … read more



Equilibrium Relative Humidity

March 11th, 2019

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /

Today I revisited a property to take some equilibrium relative humidity readings in a hygrobox which I installed last week. The property is a new build which had floor screeds laid late last year. The clients are installing expensive oak flooring throughout and wanted to check the floors were dry prior to laying. I undertake these tests often for many flooring contractors and floor retailers … read more



How smart home technology can help reduce the risk of condensation and mould problems

December 14th, 2018

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

Over the past year or two I’ve recommended remote heating systems such as Nest or Hive to several clients most of whom are landlords suffering with mould / condensation problems in their let properties.

As most will know mould and condensation problems are not just caused by poor ventilation, they occur due to an imbalance between a number of factors such as: moisture production, ventilation, … read more



City of York Flood Events 2000, 2007, 2012 & 2015

October 24th, 2018

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly two years after the devastating floods in York, Dryfix are still surveying properties for reported flood damage.

Over the Christmas period of 2015/2016 the City of York suffered extensive flooding due to weeks of torrential rain and failing of the River Foss barrier, resulting in over 300 home owners requiring … read more



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