Tag: Damp Proofing Chippenham

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 […]

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 […]

Common problems that cause damp

Condensation has to be one of the biggest causes of damp in a property especially during the colder months of the year. This is often mis-diagnosed by un-qualified surveyors or rogue surveyors trying to push […]

Guarantee

How to pick the correct damp proofing, timber treatment or basement waterproofing ¬†guarantee. To be fair most of the guarantees are not worth the paper they’re written on! Most of Complete Preservations work is going […]

Flooded basement in Wiltshire

We were recently called to a flooded basement in Wiltshire. This is the story……. The property owner has lived there for about 25 years and never had a problem with the basement flooding before until […]