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Damp Treatment Fails

Yesterday we surveyed two properties both with damage caused by a large chemical damp proofing company. Here’s a snippet of the Plc’s failures. Damp treatment failure Ask for more details of what goes wrong when damp is misdiagnosed and why it causes more problems than it solves. Please add your comments.

Estate agent

24hr turn around Ask us for a Priority Urgent Damp Report (Damp and Timber Reports) Vendors Buyer are unhappy to spend additional money on a damp survey. Builders (damp contractors) offer quotes for works, which they call damp surveys, so what do you expect…. a £10,000 estimate for rising damp and renegotiation. Agents are seeing …

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blog

The aim is to record and upload all the various forms of damp issue in a private, non-identifiable way, to help the wider understanding of dampness in properties and in particular, London’s ageing but glorious stately, heritage and period properties.   Do comment and send feedback.

Landlord

Tenants dry clothes in properties, causing condensation! What can the Landlord do?   There is only so much a landlord can do by themselves, to get tenants to manage condensation. At Damp Surveys we have 10 years experience working with tenants and landlords as a team, to reduce humidity, and take out the risk of …

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Misdiagnosis condensation, as penetrating damp through chimney

Damp Surveys – problem damp in lower ground floor flat Misdiagnosis An independent surveyor missed the obvious signs of condensation. Sad, because you expect contractors to misdiagnose damp, after all “they are incentivised to sell”. A cold November day, 4 people living in a two bedroom lower ground floor flat, no extractor fan in kitchen nor bathroom …

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