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Rising damp is a myth…You may think so if you read the book, now read this and decide!

A REVIEW OF JEFF HOWELL’S BOOK ‘THE RISING DAMP MYTH’ From ‘The Rising Damp Myth’ by Jeff Howell “For the fact that rising damp is a mythical building defect, which only came to widespread prominence […]

Dry rot and damp survey of Devizes Castle Wiltshire

Complete Preservation love a listed building especially when it’s trying to solve damp and timber problems. Complete Preservation are the managers of Devizes Castle,  it is essential that we follow a programme of maintenance, simply […]

Damp and dry rot survey of Bath Abbey

Complete Preservation were instructed to carry out a damp and dry rot survey of Bath Abbey using thermal imaging and dry rot search dogs. Charles Curnock and Sarah Jermyn from Bath Abbey are forward thinking, and when […]

Condensation and mould

September to April is regarded as the condensation season, condensation and mould related problems are a very common problem that seem to go on and on in some properties, most of the problems I come […]

Is it really rising damp?

Sometimes a damp survey will require a destructive survey, before any form of damp proofing is recommended. When using a moisture meter for damp diagnosis  you need to profile up the wall from the skirting […]

How high can rising damp rise?

Rising damp is my favourite subject and as a damp surveyor i’m always looking for great pictures of rising damp and the highest height of rise. I was recently called out to a property just […]

Penetrating damp problem and wall tie corrosion

Penetrating damp problems can cause severe problems to buildings, whether it’s a traditional solid red brick, stone, or even modern cavity wall construction. Penetrating damp is normally quite simple to diagnose as the problem is […]

Listed building surveys and repairs for dampness, timber decay and infestation

Traditional and listed buildings especially timber framed buildings that are suffering with rising and penetrating damp need to be surveyed by a competent surveyor. The surveyor should have a good understanding of how these buildings […]

Should a speedy meter-carbide meter be used for quantitative damp diagnosis on site?

This is written as simply as possible, more for the general public to understand, and is to try and educate them on the speedy meter, and how it can – and is used incorrectly. The […]

Dry rot search dog survey – Bath Abbey

Originally posted on Dry Rot Search Dog Blog:
We were recently requested to assist with a preventative maintenance survey at Bath Abbey. Our role on this was to provide a dry rot search dog and handler to…