Tag: BRE DIGEST 245

Rising damp survey

This gives you an understanding of how a damp survey that is carried out by us on this Grade 2 Listed building. Aerial photos play a massive part in our surveys, along with CCTV inspection […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free damp survey…..is it really free

A classic example of a landlord getting ripped off by one of the local damp proofing cowboys that offers free damp surveys in Wiltshire. You need to make sure that you ask for a survey […]

Rising damp, prove it……………..

This is some very basic stuff showing diagrams that visually explain damp issues that just drilling a new damp proof will not solve. It is well documented in BRE Digest 245, BS 6576, BS 5250, […]

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 […]

BRE DIDEST 245

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 […]

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 […]

Damp in old houses, what is it? Is rising damp a myth?

What does damp in an old house mean, or even in a modern house? What damp is what in an old house?  Rising damp, hygroscopic salts, salt damp that show up as a damp patch […]