Tag: damp survey trowbridge

Damp investigation of a Grade 1 Listed building

Finding the root cause of rising damp symptoms is imperative especially when dealing with stunning old listed buildings like this Church. With over 20 years experience in building pathology, and having the latest equipment when […]

CCTV drain survey of a 200 year old culvert on a Grade 2 Listed Building

Grade 2 listed building damp investigation, finding out why the building has damp issues. Well old buildings normally have old drains, that can have a few defects. Old drains and damp go hand in hand […]

Independent damp survey Wiltshire

It’s really important that a thorough damp investigation into the root cause before specifying repairs. Whilst this particular drain defect isn’t that common, this is something I have come across previously a few times. The […]

Rising damp caused by bridging, and concrete along with roots in drain

Every damp survey should be an investigation into the cause before any form of repair is specified. If you don’t know the cause then how can you specify a repair? This short video takes you […]

Very Expensive Damp Repair

It isn’t unusual for a property to be suffering from visible rising damp symptoms. Unfortunately it isn’t unusual for some surveyors to not follow the recommend guidance in BS 6576, and eliminate all potential causes […]

Bridged damp proof course, and rising damp treatment

Very basic damp investigation cause. Unfortunately my client has been caught by an alleged damp expert surveyor, prior to my survey. Damp issues continued within the property as the root cause wasn’t identified.    

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, […]

Do I need a damp proof course, or is it a condensation issue?

I was recently asked to survey a property that had dampness issues internally. I was informed that a ‘damp specialist’ had already visited the property, and had diagnosed rising damp issues and recommended a chemical […]

A review and opinion of performance data relating to an environmentally controlled damp-proofing system

A review and opinion of performance data relating to an environmentally controlled damp-proofing system 1. INTRODUCTION: In recent years there has been some significant advertising in the national press about a Patented, damp proofing system […]