Simon Hichens

Rising damp diagnosis

Rising damp misdiagnosis costs the UK economy £500 Million every year. Yet there has been no clear, consistent and empirical method of determining rising damp. It is our opinion that rising damp exits, but is rare and wildly overstated, mainly through: conflicts of interest and insufficient investigation. As independent damp surveyors, we have no financial …

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What is rising damp

Rising damp

Rising damp is a symptom of groundwater in contact with a building. What is rising damp? Rising damp is a form of dampness that occurs, particularly in older buildings, when groundwater rises up through walls, floors and masonry via capillary action, which is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces in opposition …

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Damp misdiagnosed as requiring treatment

Rising damp market

The market for rising damp treatment The figure or £200 Million market for rising damp market is widely banded about.  Large specialist damp proofers probably account for 50% of the market. Kenwood, Rentokil, Tapco, Peter Cox, Lifecote, Timberwise, ProTen, Rosewood, Bryhill, Swiftcure etc. Frank Schrijver is a dutch system. It may work in theory, but the downside is the …

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Mould Heath Concerns

Health effects of moulds: State of knowledge These are the results of ‘peer reviewed’ scientific/medical papers:“In July of 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) published its position paper on indoor moulds and Indoor Air Quality. Contrary to what many people in the mould remediation business want to believe, the WHO guidelines reinforced the findings of the 2004 Institute of …

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