Rising damp caused by bridging, and concrete along with roots in drain

Every damp survey should be an investigation into the cause before any form of repair is specified. If you don’t know the cause then how can you specify a repair? This short video takes you […]

Very Expensive Damp Repair

It isn’t unusual for a property to be suffering from visible rising damp symptoms. Unfortunately it isn’t unusual for some surveyors to not follow the recommend guidance in BS 6576, and eliminate all potential causes […]

GPR – Ground Penetrating Radar

Gpr is probably known by the layperson where Time Team are using it in regards to archaeology. I never even thought of this until last year when chatting to a client who is an archaeologist […]

Strange horrible smell in house case study

Does you house have a strange smell? This video might be able to help you perhaps identify the problem yourself. I often receive calls from homeowners that have issues with damp and bad smelling odours. […]

Bridged dpc – bridging of damp proof course

A very common cause of rising damp within a property is bridging of the dpc, or also known as bridging of the damp proof course. I often find properties have had a chemical damp proof […]

Soak away causes rising damp symptons

Many people that own a property have never had their drains inspected. Some don’t know if they have a soakaway or not. Whilst it is well documented about drains, can be a cause of damp […]

More sub floor ventilation?

Have you been told you need to increase the ventilation under your suspended timber floor? Do you have dry rot or wet rot issues? Have you had a recent survey that has noted a springy […]

French drains – should you install one?

These are often specified to try and stop rising damp issues. I often find French drains full up with roots, silt, and generally causing more of an issue. How to install a French drain? Do […]

Is your damp proof course bridged?

This is such a common problem, but there can be a number of causes. You need to make sure when you instruct your damp surveyor, that you ask specific questions. In this video, I go […]

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Sub floor ventilation

I often come across properties that need additional sub floor ventilation. It is quite common for a building surveyor on a pre purchase survey to note the lack of sub floor ventilation, and recommend more […]