What are wall ties and why do they fail?

Wall ties are only present in a cavity constructed buildings. They are not present in a solid wall construction, be it either two or three bricks thick. The job of a wall tie is to hold two sections (skins) of brickwork together – this usually consists of an internal skin and an external skin that […]

What happens when a surveyor visits my property?

What happens when a surveyor visits my property? Depending on what problem you call us with e.g. woodworm, rising damp, condensation etc. we differ the way in which we investigate the problem. The surveyor will attend site and first ask where the problem is as some customers contact us only wanting to check certain areas […]

Rising Damp: What causes it and how to treat it

What is Rising Damp? Rising damp is a form of dampness that can be found in buildings, most likely in older structures, that occurs when groundwater negotiates itself inside walls and floors and appears as unsightly damp and mould marks on a wall, usually no more than a metre high. As the water rises from […]

Why do I need to re-plaster?

Why do I need to re-plaster? A question we are asked on a regular basis when carrying out a survey is, Why do I have to have to re-plaster? In this article I’m going to explain why the re-plastering is just as important as installing a chemical damp proof course. When a chemical damp proof […]

Southwell Correction Facility

British Damp Proofing recently completed some work at Southwell, just outside Newark. It was an interesting site and nothing we had come across before. The building we were contracted to work on was the old House of Correction facility. The work we undertook included woodworm treatments and a chemical damp proof course to the entire […]

Woodworm Season

Welcome to the British summer! Now not to say we haven’t had some nice days but as of the most part you cannot really call it summer. For us summer means Woodworm season, more specifically known as common furniture beetle or Anobium punctatum for the Latin readers out there. The reason we call it woodworm […]

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to British Damp Proofing’s Blog,   Our website has gone through a very recent serious overhaul to make it more user friendly towards mobile devices and tablets. With this we have decided to start a blog and incorporate this into the website. We are doing this to give you the reader a […]