Black Mould

Black Mould

JW Surveys carry out surveys and reports within the South East of England. If your property is suffering from black mould and you would like further advice regarding the cause, prevention and treating of an existing contact JW Surveys. Every property, irrespective of...
Penetrating Damp

Penetrating Damp

Damp penetration usually refers to any water that enters a building and moves through the walls horizontally, or from a higher to a lower level. It is usually associated with external construction defects. Penetrating damp may move about within the building in various...
Black Mould

Rising Damp

Is it really Rising Damp? Excess water/moisture in all its forms (vapour, liquid, and flooding) is still the most common problem in housing. Damp in buildings may be apparent from: Damp patches. Mould growth. Mildew, salts, staining and tide marks. Damage to surface...
Woodworm Timber Damage

Woodworm Timber Damage

WOODWORM SEASON! Starting around springtime and heading into late summer is a good time to look for signs of woodworm. It is at this time that the beetles will leave the wood they have been in over winter to find a mate. In the UK the most common species of woodworm...
Timber Decay

Timber Decay

Timber Decay Few people would dispute the prudence of identifying the nature of a problem first, before throwing money at a solution. Yet homeowners continue to spend vast sums on unnecessary chemical timber treatment that would be better directed towards appropriate...
Protecting Buildings to SPAB Standards

Protecting Buildings to SPAB Standards

The Protection of Ancient Buildings. JW Surveys are delighted to be members of The Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings. Much of the old timber of ancient build is irreplaceable and simply too precious to lose. When we carry out our surveys for timber damage...