Blogs tagged: Damp In Walls


Masonry Bee Holes in Structural walls by Harrow Chartered Surveyor

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What (Masonry) Bee Causing Those Holes?

If you have an external wall that is beginning to resemble a block of Swiss Cheese with holes in it, you may have an infestation of Masonry Bees.

In a recent survey of a house in Hertfordshire, Chartered Surveyor Steve Cornish found just that, an external wall with many holes of between 5mm and 10mm in diameter and 15mm to 25mm deep. Another home owner said they had 70 to 80 such holes appear in one elevation. ... more....


Does rising damp exist

Rising or penetrating damp

Rising damp - does it exist?
In a recent case review Stephen Cornish MA BSc FRICS FFPWS challenged the conventional reporting style of surveyors and asked the question “Does rising damp actually exist?”.