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Rising Damp is usually recognisable by a wavy watermark or staining on an internal wall surface. This is coupled with brown plaster, decayed skirting or peeling wallpaper. The cause is the absence of an existing damp proof course (DPC), or the failure or bridging of an existing DPC.
Our experienced CSRT (Certified Surveyor in Remedial Treatment) surveyors will be able determine the cause of the damp and identify the necessary remedial treatment.
Waterproofing underground structures is becoming more popular as moving home may not be affordable or convenient. Converting a damp basement can be an inexpensive way of increasing the living or storage space of the property. We can transform your basement from a damp, musty dead space into a beautiful addition to your home or office, adding value to the property.
After an initial inspection our Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) surveyor will provide a report on the method and costs involved in carrying out this waterproofing for you.
Condensation accounts for 70% of reported domestic damp and is undoubtedly a contributing cause of some infestation by wood boring beetle and dry rot outbreaks. It can commonly be attributed to a lack of balance between heating and ventilation, resulting in a rise in relative humidity. As warm air is cooled, such as when the heating is switched off at night, it will deposit the water that it can no longer retain as condensation on a cold surface.
Our surveyor will attend site and provide a report on the condensation issue, identifying the correct solution.
Structural cracking, horizontal cracking of bed joints, bowing brickwork, and cracked lintels are all signs that a building is undergoing movement of some description. Causes can include wall tie failures, lintel failures and even natural causes such as tree roots affecting the foundation. Correctly diagnosing the exact cause is essential for suitable remedial work to be carried out.
Preservation Treatments are proud to be an approved installer of Helifix systems. One of our Helifix approved surveyors will assess the structural issues affecting your property and will develop a suitable repair strategy.
There are several species of fungus, many of which will cause timber decay. They vary in the severity of damage they cause. Externally exposed timber, timber in contact with wet soil or masonry, or timber subject to a damp atmosphere can all suffer from fungal attack.
The remedial surveyors at PTL will identify the type of fungal infestation and ensure the correct treatment is specified.
The generic term woodworm relates to the larval stage of many species of wood boring insects. The initial attack is made when an adult beetle lays eggs in small cracks on the timber surface. As these eggs hatch the new larvae and resultant adult beetle will continue to tunnel through the wood. The tunnels and chambers that have been created by the beetles will lead to decay and weakening of the timbers.
Our surveyor will identify the type of infestation present and provide a report on the required remedial treatment.
“Richard was the point of contact I spoke to, he was courteous, informative and outlined the plan of action at the start of each day. They cleaned up very well, I couldn’t fault it. Their work in my humble opinion was of a very good standard and I am well known to be a perfectionist both in and outside of work.”Damp-proofing and Specialist Rendering, Redhill, Kevin – 30th May 2018
“Your Operative did an excellent job, undertook the work in a clean and tidy manner, and was polite and courteous; he is a great ambassador for all those professional standards PTL aspire to!”Damp Proofing and Specialist Rendering, Southsea, Hampshire, Howard – 15th January 2018
“Really happy with the completed work. Felt as if I was very capable hands with Preservation Treatments. Right from the initial home visit and survey from Andy, I felt confident with the advise given and the repairs he recommended. The quality of the work is very good, worth every penny. I would recommended the team at PTL and will use them again.”Helifix Structural Repairs, Reading, Maria – 9th December 2017
“I know from my site visit today our site management team are extremely pleased with your company’s work and the proactive approach to it from your team on site.”Damp-proofing, Specialist Rendering and Structural Waterproofing, North-West London, Mark – 21st November 2017
“I wanted to report back on the work that your men did this week.
The tenant in my house was extremely impressed with their professionalism, care and efficiency.
They prepared the area carefully, worked quickly, and left the premises in amazing condition (considering the nature of the work done).”Timber Treatment & Specialist Rendering, South-West London, Bill – 14th November 2017
“We were immensely impressed with the gents who carried out the work. They were very professional, personable and took great care to ensure minimum disruption.”Damp-proof Coursing & Specialist Rendering, Surrey, Matt – 23rd October 2017