Archives for January 2010

Let’s check these wall ties for corrosion

I shot this today to test new equipment. Sorry about the poor audio – I’ll fix that later.

When basement waterproofing goes wrong

A music room in Leeds. A domestic basement waterproofing job illustrates the gulf between unqualified waterproofing ‘specialists’ and trained PCA Structural Waterproofing Group members. My client bought a fine Victorian terrace with a basement already converted as a snug. There were no guarantees and at first glance the room looked very nice and seemed the […]

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Damp – on walls, on floors – in houses.

Damp is a four letter work nobody wants to hear. We all use it, but it can mean so many different things to different people: Stained walls and ceilings Salty masonry and plaster Peeling paint Musty odours Rotten skirting and …mould. In reality, all of these are just symptoms, produced by moisture, being in the […]

This is wall tie corrosion – seen through my boroscope

Boroscopes have been in use across Yorkshire for a number of years. However, they take some getting used to and it’s not surprising that some find it hard to comprehend what a surveyor is describing in his report. This can be especially disconcerting, if a customer is potentially facing an expense for remedial work, especially […]

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