Tag: damp proofing trowbridge

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 […]

Why is there a damp patch and staining on my chimney breast?

Complete Preservation are specialists when it comes to chimney dampness investigations, when I say this it’s because it’s what we do every week. We follow ‘damp specialists’ around, roofers, builders the lot. Chimney dampness is […]

Pre purchase damp and timber survey reports

I have to write this report as I have seen an alarming rate of problems lately with reference  to pre purchase damp and timber surveys. If you have recently had a home buyers survey or a […]

Independent damp specialist consultant

Our surveyor Ross Charters also offers his services as an independent damp and timber specialist consultant. Customers are offered to take advantage of our surveyors vast experience in damp and timber defects where we can carry […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]