Tag: BRE DIGEST 245

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 […]

What should be in a damp report-survey

All of our work is mostly putting other contractors poor workmanship right, so I thought after discussions with clients about the the poor diagnosis that they have been receiving and poor standard of reports I […]

The damp stains on the chimney breast, is it salt damp or a leak?

Have you got a damp stain on your chimney that you can’t seem to get rid of? Is it hygroscopic salts? Is it a leak? We have seen many cases where roofs have been repaired […]

Gravimetric damp testing and diagnosis to BRE DIGEST 245

How do you know if the damp course is really working? Are you in a dispute with a contractor? Have you had a damp problem for a while and no damp specialists can fix it? […]