Wet retrofit cavity wall insulation, penetrating damp – who’s to blame?

Complete Preservation were asked to inspect a property in Bristol that had dampness issues. There was visible staining on the ground floor, and first floor of the flank wall, and also around the window reveals on […]

Soaking wet cavity wall insulation in Wiltshire

This is literally the worst case of wet insulation I have ever come across. Also highlights don’t presume you know what the problem is, it’s not always that simple! A property owners recently had cavity […]

Damp chimney, penetrating damp, salts?

Where we survey and repair many chimneys we come across lots of different situations and hear so many different stories of mis-diagnosed repairs. This one just shows how confusing it can be for the layman……….Old […]

A review and opinion of performance data relating to an environmentally controlled damp-proofing system

A review and opinion of performance data relating to an environmentally controlled damp-proofing system 1. INTRODUCTION: In recent years there has been some significant advertising in the national press about a Patented, damp proofing system […]

It’s not active rising damp its hygroscopic salts, that nearly cost 10k to fix

Rising damp and hygroscopic salts, hygroscopic salts and rising damp…….confused?! It would also seem that there are many so called damp specialist surveyors that are also confused! I received a phone call from a worried son, his […]

Micro climates, mould and condensation problems

This hopefully gives a visual demonstration using thermal imaging and graphs, and shows why mould and condensation related issues occur in certain places in buildings. I often find surveyors complicate things about mould and condensation, […]

Suspected rising damp on a cavity wall

I’ve lost count of the amount of cavity walls we have actually cleared of debris. Any building that is cavity wall construction and has low level dampness that isn’t condensation related could possibly have bridging […]

Dryrod damp proofing system

Complete Preservation have been installing Safeguards Dryrod system for a local authority lately. Some of the jobs we have recently carried out are more modern cavity wall construction types, when the property has been re-modelled […]

Why is there a damp patch and staining on my chimney breast?

Complete Preservation are specialists when it comes to chimney dampness investigations, when I say this it’s because it’s what we do every week. We follow ‘damp specialists’ around, roofers, builders the lot. Chimney dampness is […]

Another Nuaire Drimaster positive input ventilation review of an installation

I was recently called out to a property that has damp issues that nobody can seem to get to the bottom of. The reported history is damp proofing was previously carried out has gone wrong, […]