Archives for February 2010

Collapsed wall update.

Brick-Tie Preservation senior wall tie technician Stuart Lattimer has now started work on repairing the collapsed wall in Horsforth, Leeds. With the scaffold up, the full extent of the damage can be seen and in the video below I talk you through the proposed repairs. I’ll be on site again later this week to show […]

A damp apartment or just poor ventilation?

As we are still in the depths of the ‘condensation season’ I thought I’d post up a brief video I shot today. Whilst some surveys do require some head scratching, perhaps maybe a bit of data logging and many measurements, others just need a bit of common sense. This is a typical case from Leeds, […]

Wall ties – they’re not needed are they?

Wall ties are critical to any building with a cavity wall. It doesn’t matter if the wall is a traditional cavity or a rubble filled, pseudo solid wall. This is an example of what happens when wall ties are lacking.  The gable end of this house suffered catastrophic collapse of the gable in high winds […]

This is Type C Cavity Drain protection to BS8102

For those who don’t really get a chance to see what this method of waterproofing involves, I’ve shot this short video on a site earlier today on a basement waterproofing site in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire..  It shows an existing basement room with the CDM and drainage in place – only the floor membrane is […]

Two days and seven damp and wall tie surveys done…it’s picking up folks.

Well it’s Wednesday and already my surveys completed include: Damp problems in a rented house in Sheffield (recommended by a friend) Wall tie corrosion on a large semi in Sheffield (found me on the net) Dampness in Harrogate (An existing client) Wall tie corrosion in Ben Ryding (Recommended by a friend) Wall tie corrosion in […]

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