Tag: damp proofing swindon

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 […]

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 […]

Damp proofing survey Trowbridge, rising damp on the inner skin of a cavity wall

I was asked to carry out a survey of a 1970’s bungalow which is of cavity construction in Trowbridge Wiltshire. I was told that the property when surveyed for pre-purchase had a condensation problem but […]

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 […]

Thermal imaging surveys

Thermal imaging is a great way to see building defects, this is done by the ever so slightly different temperatures. This year has been our busiest year with thermal imaging surveys because of the bad […]

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? […]