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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.


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



When water proofing goes wrong

October 8th, 2018

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

Flooded garage in York due to failed water proofing system. BS8102 - Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground


Dampness in buildings explained

June 28th, 2018

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

Dampness in buildings explained

Buildings and the materials used within their construction are complex. Many buildings will be constructed with a wide variety of different materials ranging from concrete, brick and plaster with a further variety of each such as cement, lime and gypsum.

When buildings become affected by dampness either through rising damp, penetrating damp or water leaks these materials can become contaminated by … read more



Thinking of buying a house?……………… If you read nothing else today, just read this!

November 7th, 2016

Accreditations / Associations, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Surveying, Wet Rot / Dry Rot, Woodworm

Thinking of buying a house?……………… If you read nothing else today, just read this!

We’re often asked by clients  do they really need a survey? and if so, should they have a survey before or after they buy?

The simple answer is “Yes and before” I’ll explain why.

The purpose of a survey is to establish the value and condition of a building/property prior to … read more



Damp proofing rouge trader sentenced to jail.

September 7th, 2013

Accreditations / Associations, All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Guarantees, Surveying

There should  be no greater reason for doing your homework when searching for a damp specialist than this latest example.  A Coventry conman who conned elderly victims in the Midlands out of thousands of pounds for unnecessary damp work. Do your research and avoid the conmen, visit the PCA (Property Care Association) website //www.property-care.org/ for a professionally recognised, approved, credible damp specialist and avoid the … read more



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