Month: August 2020

Cavity wall insulation causes floor to collapse

In this video you can clearly see that cavity wall insulation has restricted/blocked the sub floor ventilation and caused the floor to collapse because of extensive timber decay. If you have cavity wall insulation in […]

Very basic damp investigation cause. Unfortunately my client has been caught by an alleged damp expert surveyor, prior to my survey. Damp issues continued within the property as the root cause wasn’t identified.    

CCTV drain survey finds cause of rising damp

This video shows some basics in regards to damp issues. You can clearly see a cause of rising damp within this Wiltshire property. If you need a survey to find the root cause of rising […]

woodworm causes floor to collapse

Long term woodworm infestation causes floor to collapse.  It would appear this is caused by the lack of sub floor ventilation, or at least where it has been restricted by cavity wall insulation. If you […]

What does an active Deathwatch beetle sound like? 

What does an active Deathwatch beetle sound like? This is a common question I get asked about. Here is the sound a Deathwatch beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum) makes when trying to attract a mate. Prefers European […]

Tips for installing water butts and avoiding damp issues

Water butts are brilliant for saving some water for the garden. I’ve lost count the amount of times i’ve actually seen issues like this where they haven’t been installed correctly and issues like this occur. […]

CCTV DRAIN SURVEY FINDS RISING DAMP CAUSE

This property in Trowbridge Wiltshire has been suffering from damp issues for a while now. The owner contacted Complete Preservation to get the damp diagnosed initially, and provide a report with the repairs needed. There […]