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Timber Surveys

Surveying treated timbers for Woodworm, Anobium PunctatumThe common furniture beetle is responsible for 80% of wood borer damage in the uk

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Damp Proofing - Cheltenham, Glos

Leaking roofs? Condensation will form on the underside of hessian reinforced bitumen or mono sarking (felt). Condensation dampness of this type is becoming more and more common in homes today.

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Rising Damp - existing damp proofing

Rising damp can affect porous materials that are in contact with the ground and the presence of ground moisture. Walls & floors, internal and external will suffer from rising damp.

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Ground Salts

Salts present in the ground can be transported with solvent agent water and rise in place by capillary action into porous materials with which they are in contact with.

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Dry rot

Images from a remedial survey in Gloucester. Dry Rot, “Serpula Lacrymans” major timber decaying fungus often causing extensive damage.

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Rising Damp

Dampness tends to cause secondary damage to a building. The unwanted moisture enables the growth of various fungi in wood, causing rot, mould or health issues and may eventually lead to sick building...

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Storm Water

Rain water will spill out of overwhelmed gutters and can cause problems with penetrating damp.

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Condensation dampness

A great deal of moisture is produced from normal human activities and this can be a major input to help cause condensation dampness.

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Roof Leak - Abbeydale, Gloucester

Survey of a property in Abbeydale Gloucester for suspicious leaking roof that turned out to be a severe condensation issue.

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