Our engineer has acted successfully in a number of arbitration cases for his clients.
After someone has explained to you what a cavity wall is, you might realize that this piece of architecture might be causing you problems you were never expecting.
if you have an corrugated iron flat roof, this might be just what you need.
If you have a concrete ceiling and you happen to look up, you may see cracks appearing on the underside of the concrete with the possibility that the concrete looks as if chunks of it may fall off.
This usually comes hand in hand with a brown discolouration, and possibly some white powder forming.
This degradation is called spalling.
As winter approaches, it is a good time to investigate whether or not you have a damp or leaking problem on your hands, and stop it before it gets out of control.
The fact is, after 14 years, every failed waterproofing system we have come across, has been a torched-on membrane. On the same note, we have yet to encounter a cement based waterproofing system failure.
People shake in their proverbial boots when they come to the realization that it is now time to tackle that old damp wall or leaking balcony or leaking roof slab… and that means… a BIG mess.
With the aim of finishing the job sooner and thereby trying to save some money on the labour, quality can be pushed to the side.
Windows and door reveals can be the cause of severe damp on the inside reveals in habitable rooms and in other areas of the house.
Some Golden rules, from us to you
Spores which cause the growth of mould need a moist surface on which to form. The most effective way to prevent formation of mould is to keep areas well ventilated. In some unusual cases condensation will form on relatively colder surfaces in internal rooms e.g. concrete ceiling which have partial exposure to the weather on…
Regular maintenance of a decked area is required to increase its longevity.