Cavity walls have been constructed since the beginning of the 20th century and were constructed to offer protection from the elements as well as reduce heat lost unnecessarily from a property. The system compromises of two separate walls ‘tied’ at strategic intervals using a form of wall tie.
When dealing with flooding, it is important to understand the impact and implications of the water on the fabric of the building. Too often repairs to flood affected buildings are undertaken by general builders with little or no understanding of the long term effect that can be expected when buildings get wet.
Wet & Dry Rot
Both dry and wet rot can cause structural defects in buildings. Not only can it be unsightly but it is also unhealthy. It can grow at an alarming rate in the right conditions. Dry and wet rot are usually caused by dampness, running water, poor ventilation and bad maintenance or a combination of these conditions.
The PCA has developed a professional qualification for surveyors which assesses these areas and which is achieved only after rigorous testing of a candidates knowledge, skill and practical ability. Two separate qualifications (Certificated Timber Infestation Surveyor – CTIS and Certificated Remedial Damp Surveyor – CRDS) have now been amalgamated with an assessment of law, health and safety aspects into a single qualification – the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatment – CSRT.
Property remedial treatments and surveys in Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Stockport, Cheshire and throughout the North West. For advice or to arrange a survey, give us a call today!
Damp Proofing, Damp Surveys, Wet and Dry Rot, Flood Restoration, Condensation, Wall Ties and Basement Conversions services carried out property remedial specialist Olympic Construction in Oldham, Tameside, Ashton Under Lyne, Stockport, Wilmslow, South Manchester and North Cheshire.