"Remedying Damp" provides you with the knowledge and tools to understand how to deal with damp problems in buildings. It offers practical help and advice in tackling the effects of damp and illustrates remedial action you can take. Practical examples, diagrams, case studies and photographs enable you to select the most suitable remedial approach.
Written by one of the authors of Diagnosing Damp (RICS Books, 2003) this book will enable you to:
- Employ a useful seven stage process to tackling damp problems;
- Access technical advice on the various damp remedies available today;
- Assess alternative strategies and damp remedy options with the help of direct illustrated examples;
- Understand the implications of the chosen damp remedy option; and:
- Use checklists and case studies to verify your approach.
Topics covered include:
- Flood remediation,
- Basement waterproofing,
- Plumbing problems,
- Wall base damp-proofing,
- Rot and woodworm,
- Mould and ventilation, and:
- Monitoring moisture condition.
The main text is supplemented by useful appendices, a glossary and a comprehensive section of references and further reading.
Ralph Burkinshaw FRICS PGCHE is a chartered building surveyor with 30 years’ experience in the property and construction industry. A practising surveyor and building contractor, he has written and researched on dampness in buildings extensively, including the classic textbook for surveyors Diagnosing Damp published in 2003 by RICS Books. He runs seminars on dampness diagnosis and remediation for surveyors and is qualified in remedial treatment surveying (CSRT).
The author has extensive experience in flood remediation, with industry qualifications in applied structural drying and water damage restoration, and is a silver trowel holder for brickwork. Ralph travels throughout the UK diagnosing damp problems and helping to devise their remediation.