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Rising damp - Nope - its broken drains!

It's been suggested this property needed damp proofing and tanking. We gave the thermal imaging camera a workout, and found peculiar cold areas. It rained, and lo and behold, a leaky drain was the c...
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Structural damage from rusting iron

Rusting iron girders, iron pins, iron brackets in walls - all of these combine in this property to cause serious structural movement, purely through expansion of the iron as it rusts. www.heritage-...
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Extreme damp wallys

Mike did a survey recently in London and found this absolute mess - some of the worst damp wally damage we've ever seen. They even injected the skirting boards! The wall was bone dry - all the mess w...
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A burn test on Kingspan insulation panels from our cellar

After threats from Kingspan to sue us for defamation if we published anything about their insulation, we thought we'd have another go at burning their insulation. This video shows a stack of kingspan...
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Grade 2 Listed Timber frame survey - Part 2

Surveying a timber frame is a complex art form. You need to understand what makes a joint - how structural is the timber you are looking at? Is the timber original? What is causing damage and why? ...
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We'll add videos to this page whenever they are put up to youtube - but here's a selection of the latest ones:

Mike did a survey recently in London and found this absolute mess - some of the worst damp wally damage we've ever seen. They even injected the skirting boards! The wall was bone dry - all the mess was completely unnecessary.

 

 

This is a classic example of PCA damp proofing yobbos, who drill and injct an otherwise perfectly good stone cottage.  The problem is all the cement pointing - which is trapping moisture into the walls.  Take away the cement, and the walls dry out.

 

 Now this is just to show you what we do with thermal imaging - the sorts of things you can see with a camera, and the advice that it enables us to give to clients.  It's powerful stuff - if you ever engage a surveyor- they better have one of these, or they aren't worth having.

This is a huge timber framed property we surveyed - a few comments about roofing and timber frames really - but good to see what we get up to.

This was Pete's first visit to a clients house, when he found thick render covering a beautiful old building and making it wet and cold.  Subsequently we helped manage a negligence claim against surveyors who failed to condusct a proper purchase survey, and the house is now thankfully re-rendered in lime, drying out nicely - and warm and dry inside.  Without ANY damp proofing.

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