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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



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


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 original ground floor walls within the building.  The walls displayed … 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



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 the read more



Water damage – Dryfix trace and locate accurately first time.

May 1st, 2012

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

A burst water pipe can be devastating especially when it goes un noticed which unfortunately is often the case. On a daily basis we inspect properties for damp and decay and after undertaking our inspections and diagnostic investigations identifying the true cause, we are amazed at just how many of our clients have wasted both time and money in un-necessary repairs prior to our visit.… read more



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