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Penetrating damp found whilst carrying out a survey in Sheffield

The owner of this property contacted Cannon as they were experiencing damp patches within their home. Our surveyor diagnosed penetrating damp due to the poor pointing and weathered masonry. The building is only 20 years old but is north facing and open to the elements. Penetrating damp is usually caused by structural problems in a building, […]

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Bridged damp course found at a survey in Sheffield

As you can see damp as bridged the damp course. This has been caused by the external boundary wall with no dpc. Bridging of Damp Proof Courses is caused when the external ground level is higher than the installed damp-proof course. Other forms of bridging include external wall renders and internal plastering extending down over the […]

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Rising damp found on a survey in Manchester

Here you can clearly see the rising damp diagnosed by our surveyor.   Damp in older buildings is fairly common. Despite being strong built walls unfortunately most were constructed without damp proof course in place. Modern methods of damp proofing just didn’t exist as they do now. Because of this older properties are more susceptible […]

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Brick Work Issues found on a survey in Wakefield

Buildings and other structures made from bricks often outlast those made from wood or other materials. Over time, exposure to moisture and extreme temperatures may leave your bricks with signs of wear with either crumbling mortar or a dull, pollution stained finish. Repairing old or damaged bricks and cleaning them down can often return them to […]

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Ventilation issue causing mould growth in Barnsley

Ventilation Issue? Heres what to look out for in your home. Droplets of water running down the walls Mould growing in corners of rooms or spotting on glass or around windows windows do build up with condensation leaving the glass streaming with water You may notice an unpleasant odour Good ventilation is not only the […]

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Recent building alteration works in Sheffield

Our client bought this former semi detached cottage many years ago with a plan to turn the cottage into one large property. With this in mind  they wanted to change the appearance so that the property looked like one main residence. On sitting down and discussing their requirements and what they hoped to accomplish our team proposed […]

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Damp Proof Course

What is a damp proof course…………… If you look at the bricks around a foot or two from the ground you will see a fine black line – that is the damp proof course. Sometimes you might not be able to see it but that doesn’t always mean it is missing. Most of the time, […]

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Render issue found in Wakefield

Our latest survey find in Wakefield revealed this render problem Bridged dpc due to render in contact with the ground ‘Bridging’ or ‘bridged’ is a surveying term which means a DPC which has been bypassed by damp. As you can see the external render is applied over a DPC and worse still is in contact […]

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Roof Maintenance Advice

The roof on your home is one of the most important components.  Important checks should be made regular to make sure they are water tight as roof structures tend to wear out faster. Ensure there are no missing or broken slates/tiles Take a look at your chimney as this is a common source for leaks Check […]

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Lateral damp in Sheffield

Can you see the problem which is causing lateral damp to enter inside this terraced house? Our surveyor could diagnose this in seconds Yes… the drive way is reaching far up the end wall of the building causing damp within this home. Lateral penetrating damp due to adverse ground levels Lateral penetrating damp appears when the ground […]

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