Interstitial condensation is the term for water condensing within a material (for our purposes – within a wall or ceiling). Interstitial condensation a complex concept in the context of a damp survey. There are 3 distinct types of interstitial condensation
Dry rot is the biggest concern with any damp property and therefore should be considered in every single damp survey. Dr rot is especially virulent in London, by contrast Rising Damp is not an issue in London and ground water is
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
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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
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.
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
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